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, 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:
Dinner
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Bar & Cocktail Lounge
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Seasonal Brunch (Labor Day to Mother's Day)
Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm

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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4.7

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 (63)
Romantic (56)
Special Occasion (56)
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Good for a Date (54)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Tapas (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Waterfront (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Business Meals (17)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Casual (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on October 11, 2017

very cold, food so so, very limited menu, not a tapas fan

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love the view even though our table was in the center of the room. It's the main reason we try to dine here at least once a year.
Our waitress Carmen was outstanding and made the night very enjoyable. She's a treasure!
The food was overpriced for the quality and would visit more if the menu was more affordable. We also wish there were local craft beers to enjoy along with the

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful wait staff, great service beautiful views of the city and all of us loved the food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great views, food, and service.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Celebrating 20th Anniversary at a window table with a beautiful view. Brandon, our server was excellent and fun. The tapas and entrees were exquisite and perfectly prepared. Evening topped off with a lovely unexpected gift of goodies for our anniversary. Highly recommended!

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

You definitely cannot beat the views here, but for the price, we were disappointed in the food..it was mediocre at best. Either bring your price points down, or step up the quality of the food. The service was very good and it was more casual than you would expect. I'd go back for drinks for sure.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very knowledgeable waiter, could provide right recommendations for what food would satisfy our tastes. Welcoming, polite service. Food was good. We loved the octopus appetiser and scallops main dish. Lamb dish was OK, not outstanding. Opera desert was good size for sharing and quite original. Overall great experience though it was a bit chilly by the window.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a lovely time. Our college group gets together once a year. This year it was ArtPrize and staying at the Amway Grand. Our grand finale was dinner at Cygnus.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not the high end place it used to be but the view is great. Food not as good as it used to be. Service was good. Had to put up with a screaming baby.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for many years, whenever in Grand Rapids. The food is always creative, beautifully presented, and delicious. Service is excellent, and you cannot beat the views!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Tapas
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We have a tradition that we go there for our anniversary. The Sunday Brunch is AMAZING. The selection is wonderful and the service makes you feel like you are the only person in the restaurant. The view is what really makes this restaurant the jewel of the city. You can see Grand Rapids from the top of the Amway for Miles. I suggest going. It's a wonderful experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Exquisite. Very creative, delicious offerings. Exceptional service. A must visit.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic dining experience with one of the best steaks I have ever had. The service was phenomenal and the staff was very friendly.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I had a great experience here. They call and confirm your reservation the day before which makes you feel comfortable boo king online. The service was outstanding. We had a great hostess and waitress. The wine and food was a great selection! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had an excellent server who paid great attention, excellent humor and made sure we enjoyed ourselves.

Good choices of food that was well prepared and met our expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We enjoyed the view, and the waiter's recommendation for appetizer (fritters--delicious!). We were toasting an engagement, and we lucky to arrive a night they had a special on champagne. A lovely start to the evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Guess, I didn't realize they had gone from upscale to casual...maybe I should have done more research...still go back a number of years when it was THE place for quality, high-end dining...food was average at best, very disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Gazi was excellent and very knowledgeable. I had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back. Food was amazing! I never knew the food up here was so good. I haven't been there since 1999.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The wife and I decided to celebrate our anniversary there. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!! Highly recommended for special occasions :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have been to Cygnus 27 before for their cocktails, this was out first dining experience there. It was absolutely amazing. I made reservations for my girlfriends birthday and had put in a special request for a lovely window table overlooking the city skyline and river...they accommodated. I also included a small list of allergies my girlfriend has...once again they made it a point of informing the chef and we were accommodated. She had the striped bass which she absolutely loved...i had the rack of lamb which was cooked perfectly. The server was very attentive. I ordered a bottle of champagne for the evening...our glasses only became empty when the bottle was gone...overall we will be back and recommend Cygnus 27 with the highest regards.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food woth a great view!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I am a trained culinary chef and pastry chef, and I just loved my recent meal at Cygnus 27! It was restaurant week, and each course with it's accompanying wine selection was outstanding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a reservation and as we got there ordered our drinks salad came right away but our bread did not. After our salad we waited 45 minutes for our main course. Bread finally came and we ended up eating it all since we were hungry. Wine was done and we asked what was taking so long since everyone around us who came later had already eaten their meal. It finally comes. It's delicious but the service was terrible. It's one of our favorites but not going back for awhile. There are way to many excellent restuarant that I won't feel ignored at.

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