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)

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

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (55)
Romantic (49)
Good for a Date (47)
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Special Occasion (45)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Tapas (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Waterfront (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Business Meals (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food, all courses! Ceviche was amazing and the oysters were awesome! Homemade cocktail sauce had an awesome Smokey flavor. Spinach and bacon salad was to die for! And our main course was the scallops and the trout ..... whew .... a meal that you only get once in awhile! We had a waitress that loved her job and was awesome at it!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Server was good when he made it to our table but seemed to have too many tables to be completely attentive. Food was great! Only real complaint would be that I was remind 6 separate times that are reservation was made for 15 mins before they closed and we needed to put our entree order in as soon as possible. I even heard the host saying very happily that we were the last table for the night to another employee on the way to our table.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Beautiful view from the restaurant! The portions are a bit small and it’s

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The best Sunday brunch in Grand Rapids. Well beyond the ordinary with sushi bar, cheeses, all kinds of salads, omelet and crepe stations. The have a roaming cart that serves individual portions of scallops, sirloin, chicken, filet, etc. Well worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious. Our server Danny was very professional and made it a great experience for our anniversary .

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Celebrated anniversaries and everything was way beyond our expectations. Great atmosphere with wonderful friends celebrating friendships and anniversaries. Thank you Cygnus for making us feel special!!!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Cygnus does a great job across the board. I made the reservations weeks in advance and they called a few days before to confirm the details. Everything was perfect for my wife's birthday. The food was excellent as was the service.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A bit lackluster. I brought my girlfriend here as a bit of a treat. Service was amazing and wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was very overpriced for the portion sizes and quality. The ambiance was delightful, from the beautiful vistas overlooking the Grand River and parts of Downtown Grand Rapids, to the wonderfully romantic lighting and seating options. Overall an enjoyable experience, but I’m not likely to recommend it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great view, great service and the best brunch you could ever want!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a large group and had to separate tables which was fine however the server was less than pleasant. Made us switch seats to accommodate himkeeping track of couples.

I'm a firm believer that maybe someone was having a bad day so we'll chalk it up to that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Selected from past reviews. Very good experience. Would recommend for a special occasion or pre/post theater.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

I was so impressed with my experience at Cygnus27. I took my wife for our 27th wedding anniversary and it just so happened that Cygnus27 was on the 27th floor. The view of the city along with watching the sunset was just awesome and very romantic. Let's talk about the menu and food; all the food had such a great taste; the appetizers were very appealing and delicious, the center of the plate was juicy, flavorful and well prepared on the plate. The desserts were over the top and , in my opinion, were just world class; they were the best desserts we have ever had---I would recommend that everyone tries out Cygnus27. The hospitality was top notch as well; from the complimentary valet parking, to the greeting host, to the waiter and all the way to the manager who brought our desserts. Very professional, relaxing atmosphere and just a great night of customer service. Thank you Team Cygnus27 for making my 27th wedding anniversary dinner a success.

Tags: Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

At dinner, we had an outstanding waitress, Kaitlyn who worked with the chef to accommodate our food allergies (no wheat and no dairy). WOW. Kaityln was great, the food was great, the martini was great, and they couldn't have done more to please us. Thanks, Kaitlyn, and thanks Cygnus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lovely brunch at the most scenic view of GR. The food was beautifully presented and tasty.
Our server could have been a bit more attentive, but we also liked the liesurely pace...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Waterfront, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely spot for a intimate dinner in Grand Rapids. The seating includes a wonderful view of downtown Grand Rapids! Recommend picking a day with good weather.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Absolutely fantastic! Food and ambiance was wonderful. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great waiter! Bus Girl kept the water filled
. Food was as awesome as ever. We had the Scallops.

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