About Cygnus 27

Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids in the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton. Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape. Connected by skywalk to the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Downtown Courtyard Marriott, DeVos Place, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena.

The drinks and food at Cygnus27 are as distinctive as the space itself. The cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations and evolves seasonally. The light fare is perfect for an after-work or evening bite. Or, enjoy one of the locally-sourced seasonal entrees, sure to satiate your appetite.

With its multi-level dining spaces, Cygnus27 is truly THE destination restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Michigan. A fresh, unique, locally sourced, and authentic menu draws on Chef VanHeulen's creativity and has earned the dining room the AAA Four-Diamond mark of distinction.

187 Monroe Avenue NW
Amway Grand Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room
Tuesday - Saturday
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday Brunch (September - Mid May)
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lounge/Bar
Tuesday - Thursday
5 p.m. – Midnight
Friday and Saturday
5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Cross Street:
Pearl

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(616) 776-6425

Website:
http://amwaygrand.com/dining/cygnus-27

Catering:
Cygnus27 offers 3 private dining rooms located on the 28th and 29th floors, directly above the restaurant. Seating capacity in our Pinnacle Room is 50ppl, Sky1 - 40ppl, and Sky2 - 20ppl. Multiple rooms can be combined to accommodate larger gatherings. Please contact Private Events Coordinator, Sheila Chalmers, to reserve your space: cygnus27@ahchospitality.com or 616-776-6460.

Parking Details:
Cygnus27 validates parking from both the hotel self-parking ramp & valet located on Pearl Street.

Executive Chef:
Stephan VanHeulen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Cygnus27 Happy Hour (Bar & Lounge Only)

20% off All Tapas and 50% Off ALL Drinks - 5p-7p Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. 20% off All Tapas and 50% off All Cygnature Martinis ALL NIGHT Wednesdays

(Bar & Lounge Only - Not Valid in Dining Room)

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

This Valentine’s Day we will be offering a special three course, $50 per person menu with an optional $22 per person wine pairing. This menu will be in lieu of Cygnus’ regular menu. If you have any questions please feel free to call the restaurant directly at 616.776.6425.

Cygnus 27 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (57)
Good for a Date (54)
Romantic (53)
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Special Occasion (52)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Tapas (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Waterfront (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Northern MI)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time at Cygnus 27. Went for my wife's birthday and our server Anna made sure we were taken care of and had a great time. Food was excellent and of course you have a great view of the city.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding as usual. Carmen is the best server in the world!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect location for a celebration. Amazing views and food! Service was great too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time to Cygnus. I have severe food allergies and the knowledge of the staff was wonderful. Our server (I think her name was Anna??) She was excellent! Every one was so friendly and professional. I was able to dine with peace if mind that the kitchen staff understood my restrictions and took every precaution they could. I had no problems at all! Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have eaten at Cygnus several times since the current South American influenced menu came in, and everything we've ordered has been good or excellent. The menu is creative, and has a lot of interesting tapas selections which make it easy to put together a small or full meal with plenty of variety. Seafood dishes, which can easily be overcooked, are consistently well prepared. The service is excellent, as is the view. The only issue we have is the absence of draft beer. In Beer City USA, with all of its wonderful craft beers, they can do better. The wine lists is not enormous, but the selections are well chosen. Serious food people will like Cygnus, as will people who just want a good meal. The prices are consistent with other upscale restaurants in the area, and actually better than those at Ruth's Chris Steak House downstairs.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our first time at Cygnus. Food was great and Anna M. did an amazing job explaining the menu and making recommendations.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've been many times for drinks with friends and family. The view is like no other. This was my first dining experience here. While the menu looks unique and exciting, the output wasn't the best fit for us. I will try this again but, I suggest other proceed carefully.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Calimari was alright not enough depth in flavors. Scallops were amazing. Lamb good not great, veg was almost raw, dessert was fun. Service was on top of it good overall experience kitchen a little shaky

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed Seared Diver Scallops and Paella Mixta main plates and found both to be delicious. The chocolate sphere was one of the best desert experiences anywhere. Our server was very good and attentive to our needs. A visit from the General Manager to check on our dining experience was appreciated. What a great panoramic view of GR city lights from the 27th floor of the Amway Grand. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Just a very average meal. The restaurant was way too bright, food just average.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was our first trip to Cygnus 27 and we were very impressed. Service was top of the line and the food was great. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply outstanding food and service with a phenomenal view.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Restraunt wait staff and food was good...ambiance is not really there...80's type feel, needs contemporary updating...not romantic at all...if your looking for a casual dining experience it is decent environment but overpriced for casual dining...bar does not have a blender...upon reservation about a week In advance i asked for window table,upon arrival I was told that they have to save window tables for 4 top reservation holders ...we were sat in an undesirable location while several 4 top tables next to windows sat vacant throughout our dinner...my reservation was for 2 just to clarify...overall for the price there were several other restraunts that would be better suited for date night, romantic evening...if yur out with a friend or colleuge and want to overpay for a casual dining experience then it would be good...

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The night was absolutely perfect. The food was amazing. The waitress was great. Overall the night was special and that’s exactly what I was looking for and expecting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best Brunch in Grand Rapids! From the Sushi to the Eggs Benedict and from the Beef Tenderloin to the Creme Brulee - the food was exceptionally prepared and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Family time

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Service, Food, and Ambiance is great! We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary, it's a beautiful place with a great view.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A wonderful night out with friends. Drinks were great small plate appetizers were very good main dishes were not only good but very adequate in size and portion. For dessert recommend the chocolate ball. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful service, great food! Took my girlfriend out for a date and I will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The staff was friendly and helpful, the décor - lovely, the noise level - very high. The members of my party who had wine were very pleased. One person was disappointed because here filet was just pink and not rare but she ate it with pleasure. My paella was dry and disappointing. It was a busy evening so I understand the difficulty of preparation for a large group. For the price of the dinner however, I expected more perfection.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Cygnus 27. The food was delicious but the best part was our server, Carmen. She provided excellent recommendations for our food and for the accompanying wine. She was attentive to all our needs, but not overbearing. Request one of her tables if you can :)

Almost the entire menu was gluten free which is very important to us as we have a family member with Celiac disease. Eating gluten free doesn't mean you have to sacrifice any wonderfully flavored food.

We will definitely be back to enjoy the food, the service, and the scenic view.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Exceptional service and great view and atmosphere adorn the top of the Amway Grand Plaza. Cygnus hosted our daughter's reception dinner and it was outstanding. This was an opportunity to simply enjoy dinner out and we were not disappointed. Anna our server was tremendous. The entire staff remembered our September reception and made us feel so welcome. This is one of Grand Rapids, Michigan's finest restaurants.

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, excellent service, fun environment! Definitely going back.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Organic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cygnus 27 is an outstanding dining experience. We always enjoy it. It makes any evening special. The service, the food, the view all spell first class. All aspects are excellent but we especially appreciate the great service that starts the minute you walk in. Our server was Carmen and she was excellent. Attentive, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Will return often.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyed my first visit to Cygnus 27. Food was great, atmosphere was also very good. Service was Good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our first time here and everything was just amazing and beautiful and the service was amazing as well. Food was presented very beautiful and taste even better. The filet was so good and just melted in your mouth!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Happy Hour, Spicy, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's college graduation and Cygnus27 was the perfect choice! Carmen, our awesome server, suggested Tapas and desserts that we could share. It was a perfect suggestion! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Tapas, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful evening at Cygnus with my wife after a work Christmas party (before heading home to our 3 boys). It is one of our favourite places downtown. The food was stellar - just had a few appetizers the yellowtail ceviche and Spanish octopus! dessert was amazing as well, the Tarta De Limon. Also enjoyed one of the best Old Fashioneds I have ever had. The service by Carmen was top notch. We will be back soon.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 10, 2017

1st course cerviche was excellent. Mains were OK. Fairly good selection of wines, although some were a bit overpriced, even for eating out. Noise level tended toward high, but we've been to some that were higher and now avoid those.
A pleasant night out and look forward to their remodel that may quiet the place down a bit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Friendly professional service. The food was outstanding.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a friendly, well informed waitress. Food presentation was wonderful. We were celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary and we were given a nice table by the window with beautiful views. The one thing we would suggest is more times between appetizers; salad/soup, entree and after dinner dessert, cocktails, coffee. While we weren’t rushed to leave our table it felt just a bit rushed in between courses. Nothing serious as we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server, Erin, was spectacular. Her cheerful, friendly demeanor really made the experience! She also gave us good advice us on popular menu items.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We hadn't been to Cygnus for such a long time and we were exceptionally happy with our dining experience. Everyone and everything was wonderful. We are definitely coming back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was beautiful! Great view and food. Thank you for the experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We ate here for our one year anniversary. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The view was beautiful.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enjoyed a nice leisurely dinner. Started with great cocktails, followed by appetizers, main course, and dessert. Everything was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Anna our server was wonderful and exceeded our expectations for it being our first visit. She was truly a gem and enjoyed her last night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place for thanksgiving brunch
Awesome food and service
only complaint for us was the turkey gravy needed to be warmer.
everything else was perfect.
I look forward to going again in the future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything about Cygnus 27 was Amazing! The calamari was fantastic. The dinner portions were perfect to feel satisfied but not stuffed. Our party of six had a quiet nook where we enjoyed superb service and a beautiful view. The vast number of gluten free items on the menu not only made dining that much better, but shows that fresh ingredients without fillers are used to create their dishes. We will definitely return and recommend Cygnus to others!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Most of the food was good, except for the pasta which was completely congealed and tasteless. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. Ambiance was lacking due to a silent background. Also to a heater issue they had which resulted in blowing cold air on us for the entire evening (on a frigid November night).
Considering the cost and the issues, it didn't seem worth it overall. We will definitely think twice about returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tapas, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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