The Heritage Restaurant
The Heritage Restaurant

The Heritage Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://grcc.edu/heritage
  • Phone: (616) 234-3700
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:15am - 12:45pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 7:15pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Angus Campbell and Kevin Dunn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Executive dining room available for up to 12 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Bob Schultz 6162343700x
  • Entertainment: Come and be served by our future chefs!
  • Special Events: Dining in our classroom is a special event and as such our service schedule follows the academic calendar. We look forward to serving you during our class schedule which can be found here:
    http://cms.grcc.edu/heritage

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ransom
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking is available under the ATC building at the corner of Fountain and Ransom. Also, additional free parking is available in the student lot on Ransom.
A word from The Heritage Restaurant
The Heritage is one of the many classroom/laboratory facilities operated by the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC. The restaurant is staffed by students in the Culinary Arts programs and is under the direct supervision of chef and table service professors.
During luncheon hours, your meal will be prepared and served by freshman students. The meals represent International Cuisine with
modern and classical touches. In the evening, The Heritage reopens to feature a relaxed atmosphere, more Continental Cuisine, and our sophomore students preparing much of your meal table-side. The food is wonderful.
The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education restaurants and kitchens are our classroom settings. We take pride in them. Our students prepare our meals daily with the finest seasonally available ingredients including home-styled baked breads, and taste-tempting desserts.
Our students and faculty thank you for joining our classroom and for your patronage.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Heritage Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)special occasion (57)great for lunch (39)neighborhood gem (31)romantic (29)good for groups (27)scenic view (24)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Family gathering
    DCMfamily
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This is top-notch restaurant at an excellent value. The staff of students was very helpful and accommodating. They knew the food ingredients and preparations and could make sensitive, informed recommendations. They even arranged the servings to make group tasting easier. This was a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Heritage Review
    LoriB
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Fantastic appetizers and salad. Our entrees were superb except for the lobster was a tad undercooked. I had the lamb - soooo good! Desserts were to die for. These culinary students do an outstanding job! First-rate service. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Tradition
    Dean881
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We eat at The Heritage every anniversary and we are never disappointed. The food is awesome and the students are the best. Get on their email list for special 2-1 deals. We love this place!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and even better service!
    BigJohn
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I've lived in GR for a long time and somehow never knew this place existed! We had dinner at The Heritage on a Thursday night. The food was very impressive, both taste and presentation. And little extras were brought out at no charge. Our server, Daniel, was incredibly knowledgable and pleasant to talk to. We will definitely be back and will recommend The Heritage to others. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SusieQ
    SusieQ
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere! I recommend The Heritage to absolutely everyone. Again, the food was beyond compare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    power2b
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The lobster dinner was fabulous. We appreciated the personal attention by the students. Great job James.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    grtfd
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was great. We've been here many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best kept secret in Grand Rapids
    RCDC
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We always have a delightful time dining at The Heritage. I love the atmosphere because it is light enough that you can see the beautifully presented food (and delicious) and the noise level is quiet enough that your can carry on a meaningful conversation with your party! Be sure to call ahead to confirm they are serving the day you want to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining Experience!!
    Simplyyummy
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I recently gathered with 5 friends for a fantastic experience at GRCC Heritage Restaurant! We all agreed that the food was outstanding and it was a great way to sample many unusual dishes. The room is beautiful and we were able to converse without having to "shout". We will all return soon to enjoy the talents of the students.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Foodiefriend
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Everything was great. Maybe not the best place for a three year old to enjoy a nice dinner but that was our fault. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Heritage is such a hidden gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Heritage is such a hidden gem. The food is always marvelous - great to see what interesting menu items they come up with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice spot
    foodlover
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Great food, options and prices. I have always heard wonderful things but never experiences before. We had a business meeting and this venue was perfect. So happy to pull in and get parking right away too. Nice bonus for downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Gem!!
    MommaL
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I am always amazed that more people do not know about this place! Incredible food, fabulous presentation, impeccable service, and fast-food price. OK, so the hours are limited, but, really, people should be lining up out the door. I've been here several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of West Michigan's Best!
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Inventive menu, amazing flavors and presentation with attention to detail in cuisine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Placea
    Sher
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Heritage is a nice place to dine if you'd like a fancy meal at reasonable price. The student servers are very attentive and the food is well prepared and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    4 people total in our party. We each got a different entre. They were all fantastic! The server was excellent. Prompt, courteous and she was happy to talk with us when we had questions about GRCCs Culinary Arts Program. She was very knowledgable and well spoken. The 4 of us had a great time of food and conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    LovesGR
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Lunch at the Heritage Room was fantastic. It was my first time visiting the restaurant and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The dishes were made with seasonal ingredients in mind and were delicious. The service was even better. The coffee and tea cart at the end of lunch was great, a lot of options were available. I can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants in GR
    Veghead
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This gem, hidden inside Grand Rapids Community College, is a great place for dinner (and probably for lunch, though we haven't had the chance to try that yet.) My husband and I are vegetarian and they have excellent vegetarian and vegan offerings. But we have also eaten here with carnivores who have been delighted with their meals, too. The chefs and waitstaff are beautifully trained and the meals are creative, but reasonably priced. Try to save room for dessert--they are amazing. We look forward to our next chance to dine at the Heritage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful total experience
    kazoophoto
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The servers were very professional, thorough and attentive. All courses of food were delicious and beautifully presented. The ambiance was very warm & friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Heritage is something special
    ewayne
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great food wonderfully presented in a pleasant atmosphere. Just remember that the servers are learning, so they won't be experts yet. Everyone I've brought to the Heritage has been impressed and looks forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with food
    DocEats
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a great way to experience unique foods and food preparations without feeling uncomfortable about the restaurant setting. Most of us are not comfortable in a restaurant in which the bill will be over 100 dollars. However, with the educational setting, we feel free to enjoy the food. The social structure is not as rigid, and you will not feel like you are offending the server by admitting that you only like the sweetest white wines. I enjoy taking my children here to work on table manners. They are 10 and 12, and it is a special treat to be on a date with mommy. The food is wonderful. The servers are kind and attentive. Overall, a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable experience!
    foodcritiques224
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had dinner with friends and this restaurant easily earns 5 stars! The food is beautifully presented, hot and tasty. From the wine and the appetizers to the peach sorbet, the main entrees and the awesome desserts, we loved it all! Our waiter, Michael,, a chef-in-training, was personable and eager to please. The restaurant is bright and cheery, neat and sparkling clean, and the many windows provide a wonderful view. Everything about our dinner was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Larry
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fabulous food, great presentation and outstanding service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • walkers
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Friends and myself have only been able to enjoy lunch at Heritage and all have been wonderful. Look forward to many more visits.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tasting Food
    GinDua
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was my wife and I, fourth visit to this restaurant. We love the idea of students learning their craft and being apart of that process. We both had full entrees that gives each of you a small plate/appetizer to share as well. They also did a table side preparation of grilled cheese. Very enjoyable to talk with each of the students who help prepare the food for you. Getting their background stories, experiences in class, etc. All the food was so full of flavors. Both our main dishes had juxtaposition of sweet and savory. Mango bread pudding with chicken breast. We each had dessert as well. Everything was so good. We did have a free entree coupon that came from registering on their website for my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    alwayssatisfied
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have dined several times here and have NEVER been disappointed. The culinary students both serving and preparing the food do an amazing job. Always a new and unique dish to try and always amazing!! Would definitely recommend for a 'unique' experience. Nothing normal or boring about The Heritage!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Heritage
    tastydining
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was great! We never order appetizer, entrée, AND dessert, but today we had to try all three! Cheese Wine soup was a winner, the basil fondue was a perfect compliment to the sea bass, and the peach dessert was marvelous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply lovely
    Amazing
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have visited The Heritage Restaurant two times, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times were wonderful. My fiance took me for dinner, to celebrate our one year anniversary. I did not know what to expect! Upon arriving I immediately noticed the feeling of the restaurant's atmosphere. It's is so very peaceful and quiet. The second time we visited was to meet with the officiator of our wedding, which was rather private event, and it was a perfect place to have a our private conversations. I am excited to visit again! The service is amazing and the food, which is delicious, is a work of art! For the exceptional cuisine you are served you cannot beat the prices. It's all just amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GRdiner
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids. Very pleased every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Sher
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is a great place to go if you like fancy food without having to pay quite as much as you'd expect. It is always well prepared and interesting. The menu is available on line too so you can peruse it in advance if you like to know what your options will be. Since it is staffed by students in the Culinary Arts Program there may be a little learning curve, but they are always friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heritage Restaurant, Grand Rapids
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Heritage proved to be an outstanding dining experience, perhaps the best I have had in Michigan. The food was creative, perfectly prepared, and plated beautifully. Service was excellent, and personable. This is a hidden gem in Grand Rapids on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, Secchia Culinary Institute. Just go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    GRfoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Heritage never disappoints! The food is always delicious, adventurous, and beautifully presented! The student wait staff is amazingly professional and eager. We particularly enjoyed the Greek soufflé and Kimche&Rib Stew for appetizers and the Lobster and Pork Porterhouse for the main course. It was so nice to have a free appetizer to go with the main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aubrey
    InHeritage
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    In a very nice setting a couple or a foursome can easily have a delicious vegan meal at dinner time (only) with very good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great flavor & food combinations
    ksmile
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was delicious. My tastebuds experienced many exciting flavors. The food was cooked just right with great presentation. One of my favorite places to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Heritage is wonderful!
    angusrocks2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I would highly suggest a lunch reservation or dinner reservation be b quick because reservations fill up fast. The offerings are delicious with every bite and artistically prepared. The food is prepared by culinary students under the direct supervision of Chef Angus - so know that your food will be well prepared. Even the wait staff are students that are learning the front of the house as well as the back. I have enjoyed the meals every time I have brought people to dine at the Heritage. Chef Angus is wonderful. He was the one who inspired my daughter to pursue her love for culinary! Book through OPEN TABLE today - you wont regret it. 5 star cuisine at 10.00 pricing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GRCC Heritage
    LisaD
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Heritage is a student run restaurant the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Heritage offers an elegant menu at reasonable prices. Lunch is a lab for first year students who take their roles seriously. Instructors in the kitchen and on the floor provide excellent mentorship and guidance for the students.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every Detail Perfect
    Constipated
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The Heritage is the restaurant auxiliary to the Secchia Culinary Institute, so everyone in the kitchen is a student overseen by a master chef. The detail taken with regard to both ingredients and preparation is second to none--every dish a masterpiece. I had the best sauce mousseline ever. The students are all studying to be chefs, not maitres 'd. Our server was a fully polished diamond, but there were plenty of other students milling around, trying to provide a high level of service but without the requisite training or experience, with a deer-in-the-headlights look in their eye. Just part of the experience. No alcohol, but an amazing selection of tea and pour-over coffee, made table-side. I'll definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently great
    Yumyum
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always have great food here! Nice to have a treat upon entering the restaurant. Service was pleasant and eager. Everything arrived as it should have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pande
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food for great price. Who's highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.