The menu is fabulous.food
The menu is fabulous.food is fresh and the wine selections are amazing!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Raise your expectations of dinning in West Michigan when you visit this restaurant.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location. Excellent
Great location. Excellent food. Very good service. Ask for downstairs seating unless you are a large group that want some privacy.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great wine menu
If you like protein intensive menu it's great. An extensive wine list with a staff that was very knowledgable, the service was great. Somewhat noisy, but to be expected in a downtown bar/restaurant.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very well prepared
Food was very well prepared and tasted just as good.
We tried a few different dishes and enjoyed them all.
-Started with the Pork Fat Fries
-Had the "Ma Po' Gnocci...smoked rabbit with hot spices
-Ragu All Bolognese...pork sausage, beef heart, and ox tail
-Finished with Magret Duck Breat
-Drank a few glasses of the Michael Pozzan 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my wife there for her
I took my wife there for her birthday and we were both extremely impressed with Reserve and it's staff. Great food and great service.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Foodies unite! Truly outstanding!
Fabulous - an uptown gem in GR! This ain't Applebees, folks. So many outstanding choices for food and drink. Unusual charcuterie and cheese menu. A whole host of wonderful locally-grown options too. Could eat and drink your way through a whole afternoon or evening. Always feel well-cared for by the very knowledgeable foodie waitstaff. Atmosphere is really exceptional. Beautiful space. Soaring ceilings, great modern decor...and an ArtPrize winner over the bar. If you haven't been, you must go. Don't let this one slip away for lack of attention.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent evening with friends.
Excellent evening with friends. Food was excellent, service was excellent, and the environment was great. Renee Koops stopped by our table which impressive to everyone!
Thanks Renee for such a nice evening at your facility!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just to sit and view the beautiful
Just to sit and view the beautiful Art Prize winner, "Open Water," made the evening. Beautiful atmosphere.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the Reserve! I have
We love the Reserve! I have some dietary restrictions and they are always willing to accommodate. Mark has been our server the last 2 times we have visited and he is excellent. He remembered us from the last visit and was so patient and helpful with my menu. The food, as always was great. It was our anniversary this time and I should have requested different seating - the side by side - community seating not intimate for an anniversary dinner. Great food Excellent Service make for a great night!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and
The food was wonderful and the service is relaxed in a unpretentious way. The only downside is that the tables are kind of close together.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were four of us on an off-site work outing. We chose The Reserve for lunch because of its proximity to the Grand Rapids Museum. The menu was fun, we all found something to suite our tastes, and there were no complaints (not an easy thing to accomplish with this small group!). The pork fat fries were awesome!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at Reserve and I plan to come back. Our waitress, Danielle, was outstanding on suggestions for our entire meal. Service was first rate.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food great atmosphere!
good food great atmosphere! inside is exquisitely modern design... very cool place...
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best GR has to offer!
The Reserve is the right combination of everything -- cool, hip, classy, casual, creative, energetic, great food, attentive service, prime location and the area's best wine list. Whatever the reason or occasion, find an excuse to go here -- it's everything that's grand about Grand Rapids!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, drinks, and ambiance.
I recently went to Reserve with my wife for an anniversary. Almost everything was spot on, perfect. The wine and beer selection are excellent. The wait for our food was only about 15 minutes, and both of our meals were outstanding. The servers were attentive and friendly. Overall a great experience!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went prior to concert. Great wine. Good food. Great service
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit. When we first entered I was nervous about my husbands reaction. But that quickly changed. We were seated immediately and Liz, our server came promptly. The wine list is very interesting as well as the food. Presentation, quality and taste of the food was wonderful. The only negative was the lamb which was a little too tough. We loved the charcuterie, celery soup, and heirloom salad. A party of four sat next to us and they all ordered the hamburger and pork fat fries. They raved about it. We will be back!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was very good. Excellent wine list. Only bummer was the online menu was different than the actual restaurant. I had my meal picked out and it was un available. Overall very good though.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent first visit
Our server, Danielle, was professional but amiable. She recommended wines that paired very well with the different courses. Charcuterie was excellent, and pork belly entree was exceptional. Mushroom crepes were delicious, and I appreciated a lack of heavy sauce so I could taste the different mushroom flavors.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, my experience was great. I usually take my family, but this time took a friend who had not been in GR for a while. She was very impressed. We had a great time. It makes me proud to have such a great place to take friends. Our bottle of wine was almost as good as all the food!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only complaint I have is the way they have some of the seating. Lots of long bench style seating. I really don't like having dinner sitting next to other parties. Décor is truly fabulous! You must go just to look around. Very modern!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't skip dessert!
My girlfriend and I have been to Reserve three times now, and every time we're left absolutely satisfied. On the first two visits we enjoyed their assortment of meats and cheeses before the main course, and left no room for dessert. This last time, we went with the goal of skipping the main course, and indulging ourselves with dessert. It was not a regrettable decision. The chocolate cake is bar none the best cake either of us have ever had. The rich decadence of the cake is coupled superbly by the sweet and salty, homemade caramel sauce, and the accompanying sesame seed brittle. It's hard not to get one of their main dishes--the gnocchi with rabbit has been our favorite--but this is one place not to skip the final course.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The experience was great. I enjoyed the atmosphere.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
If we lived downtown would probably be there all the time!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant broght me back into downtown for date night. If you really want to impress your date this will do the trick. The food is very creative with quality fresh ingrediants. I enjoy the wines, but the italian meats, and cheese they serve gives you the time to relax. The fries w a garlic sauce will make your date very happy. The service peple here realy helped me decide on. Trying new foods like the smoked rabbit ravioli. I would never have eaten that somewhere else. Food so unique we shared everthing. That is what you want on a date.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took guests to Reserve for dinner Saturday night. It is a family favorite . This time I had the gnocchi. My compliments to the chef. It was memorable. While I rarely order dessert the server who was both knowledgeable and a pleasure to meet suggested the chocolate cake with cherry caramel. A must try! All in all one if the very best meals I have had in Grand Rapids.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty, local and well paced
We wanted to have a romantic anniversary dinner, and our night at Reserve was perfect. Everything we ordered was delicious, and brought out with excellent timing. I really liked the high quality, local food coupled with a relaxed atmosphere. Only drawback was that there weren't more seafood choices. Other than that, loved it!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful and delicious evening
Waitstaff was knowledgeable and helpful. General manager clearly loves his job and shared some of his expertise with us. Loved the menu selections! Although we had a difficult time choosing we were pretty confident there were no bad choices. Risotto was very memorable. Loved it!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, close neighbors
My fiancé and I were excited to try Reserve for restaurant week and the food and menu was all we had hoped for. The staff was attentive and professional. As our reservation was for two we were seated in the long line of two person bank seating. We had couples seated closely on both sides of us. Their proximity was very distracting and the attentiveness of the staff meant they were squeezed many times between our table and the next. It did affect our enjoyment of the evening, as our conversation was always being interrupted. We would absolutely return. If we could be assured we'd be seated in a different part of the restaurant.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner at Reserve for my husbands birthday. Because it is Restaurant week we chose to eat from the Restaurant Week Menu. Three courses for $25.00. It did not disappoint!! I had the cheese platter, chorizo, and truffles. Delicious!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time here - very "eclectic" and "different". Food was great!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love that The Reserve has a full menu now. Great Wine list, killer food. One item you MUST try- their Vanilla Bacon. I took my boss here for restaurant week and it was her first time- she absolutely loved it. You can't go wrong with grilled cheese gnocchi, pate, and chocolate truffles. The staff is also very knowledgeable- as a former sommelier, it is always a breath of fresh air when I see well-trained staff. Just beware that the tables are very close together- it can be hard to have good conversation when the restaurant is full.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night Out
Had a great date night out with my husband at Reserve last week during Grand Rapids Restaurant Week. The special 3 course menu was perfect and we really enjoyed each item on the list. Our server was especially great, very knowledgeable about the wine list and incredibly friendly. My only complaint is that while the food and staff were great, the seating arrangements were terrible. We sat at a table for two in a long line of tables for two along the street side windows. It was too close for comfort and it was difficult to have a true conversation without the table next to us listening in. That really put a damper on the experience. I would request a table upstairs instead.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love to bring people to The Reserve for a one of a kind experience. On this occasion we brought family from the east side of the state and they were thoroughly impressed with everything from the wine experience, atmosphere, unique food options and amazing service. They even mentioned they plan to come back on their anniversary weekend get away in September.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reserve During Art Prize
Great spot for those enjoying Grand Rapids. Menu is interesting and out of the ordinary and there's always a great burger to fall back to. Cheese and meat selection is great starter. Love's ice cream is out of this world for dessert.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in town for wine, charcuterie, overall great dinner menu. You will not be dissatisfied. Best staff. Great chef. Will return again and again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reserve is a must in GR
If you like good food and great service this is the place. GR has a great food scene, and reserve is the place for a little more upscale experience. Charcuterie is great, lamb kielbasa and apple cheddar Salad were fantastic. We were super impressed by our server and his reccomendations were spot on.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM