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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Grand Rapids

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Grand Rapids? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Heritage Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (590)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
The Heritage is one of the many classroom/laboratory facilities operated by the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. The restaurant is staffed by students in the culinary programs and is under the direct supervision of Chef and Dining Room Professors.

During lunch, your meal will be prepared and served by first year 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 second year students will serve and prepare your meal.

The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education restaurants and kitchens are classroom settings. We take pride in them. Our students prepare our meals daily with the finest seasonally available ingredients including freshly baked artisan bread.

Top review
JeffreyF
Dined on Mar 14, 2024
We always love the Heritage. We make it at least once a year.
A photo of Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1083)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Saugatuck
About the restaurant
Coast 236 takes reservations for tables of 1-6 guests only. Sorry, service animals only.

TABLES CAN ONLY BE HELD FOR 15 MINUTES FROM ORIGINAL RESERVATION TIME.

Every coastline brings with it an air of freshness and wonder, an inspiration in every ebb and flow. Coasts can be recognizable and new … predictably unpredictable in a way that can surprise or delight. But no matter the geography, there is a familiarity and a connection. At Coast 236, the rhythm of familiarity and freshness is our inspiration. Sourcing meaningful ingredients from water and land, we passionately craft approachable coastal inspired fare with unexpected details.

Top review
FennvilleFoodievip
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
This restaurant has become at least one of the best if not the best restaurant in the area!!! The food is extremely well prepared! We will definitely be back!!!
A photo of J. Paul's Dining Room @ The Kirby restaurant
4.9
4.9 (409)
$31 to $50
American
Saugatuck
About the restaurant
Set in a historic 19th-century Victorian, once-turned-local hospital. Now a vibrantly restored dining atmosphere, a wonderfully appointed Bed and Breakfast.

The Kirby Hotel & J. Paul's Dining Room features a fresh, bright menu with something for everyone's taste and price point. Carefully crafted cocktails, an array of award-winning wines, and a culinarily modern, yet classical take on food await your evening. Given multiple awards for its outstanding dining and service.

The staff and Chef LaBelle give a friendly and personable approach to your dining experience. Fresh Locally sourced products are used at their prime. The Prime-aged Prime Rib and Duck dishes are signatures, there are always fresh fish and seafood options as well as vegan and vegetarian options. We cater to all dietary needs.

In the summertime, we offer outdoor seating on our wrap-around porch or our beautifully landscaped back deck overlooking a large pond with a fountain with often-seen wildlife

Top review
RachelHvip
Dined 3 days ago
The most unique dining experience! Food was some of the best I’ve ever tasted!
A photo of Poquito - Holland restaurant
4.9
4.9 (136)
$30 and under
Spanish
Holland
About the restaurant
Welcome to Poquito. Here, our food is more than a culinary experience, It’s also a cultural one. Our tapas are based on the shareable dishes that originated in Spain and then found their way into other Latin cultures and beyond. The plates are small because they’re meant to be eaten communally, creating space for more flavors, conversations, and memories. In true Spanish and Latin American fashion, there’s no need to rush the meal; though we recommend 3-4 dishes per person, they can be ordered all at once or chosen slowly along the way. So gather your friends, and start sampling.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
All around great dining experience. Can’t wait to go back
A photo of Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2526)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Saugatuck
About the restaurant
Welcome to Bowdies Chophouse - Saugatuck, serving 100% U S D A Prime, 28 day dry aged meat! We look forward to serving you soon! We can accommodate parties of 6 or less. Parties of more than 6 will be sat separately, and not all seats are handicap accessible.
Top review
Age65
Dined 5 days ago
Food and drink was excellent. Waitress was great. Atmosphere was great. We had great privacy for conversation without yelling. Too expensive for our budget!
A photo of Leo's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3245)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
Leo’s is the premier dining destination for exquisite seafood, classic cuisine, decadent desserts, and a world-class wine list. Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan since 2004, Leo’s has stayed committed to always sourcing fresh quality ingredients and delivering an extraordinary experience to each and every guest.

The dining room at Leo’s offers a sense of style and sophistication in an inviting and elegant setting. A distinctive feature of Leo’s is our bar and lounge area that boasts floor to ceiling windows and a lively, more casual environment from which to enjoy our extensive variety of curated wines, carefully crafted cocktails, and local craft beers.

Whether you are having a casual lunch with friends, celebrating a special occasion, having a business meeting, or a large event, Leo's is the best spot in Grand Rapids for elegant dining and superior service.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We had an outstanding experience. Great food, service, and hospitality. So fun to watch the waitstaff take care of patrons with things big and small. We visited to celebrate a birthday and we were not disappointed. William and Bryce served us well and we never felt rushed. Would visit again and highly recommend the Surf & Turf!
A photo of Obstacle No. 1 restaurant
5.0
5 (330)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Holland
About the restaurant
Quite simply, Obstacle No. 1, aims to be your place for craft cocktails in West Michigan. This handsomely appointed lounge will offer a unique combination of Basque influence in both the cocktails & atmosphere. We look forward to helping you cross that first Obstacle, over drinks of course.
Top review
travsvip
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
Loved it. It's pretty dark in there, but the cocktails are a-maz-ing. Highly recommend Black Math.
A photo of Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (449)
$30 and under
Steak
Holland
About the restaurant
Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon in Holland, Michigan has received the "Best of Michigan" award for 18 years in a row now. While it's obviously a steakhouse, there is so much more at Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon to enjoy. For nearly 25 years, the menu here has also featured ribs, sweet marinated chicken and lots of seafood options.

There are some great sandwiches and burgers at Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon, too. The bacon cheddar burger, boot kicken' bleu burger and Zeek's classic burger are just three specialties worth considering. If you like barbecue, try the big pig. You'll get a plate of slow-cooked pork barbecue piled high on a home-style bun.

Top review
CortneyM
Dined 2 days ago
My mom recommended Crazy Horse for my husband's birthday and she was not wrong! Fabulous food with great service! Even amongst the bustling we felt we were being cared for. I had the balsamic steak salad while my husband had a new york strip and both were cooked to perfection! Will be coming back!
A photo of Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1304)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
The newest Bowdie's Chophouse in Grand Rapids featuring the highest quality food, a creative bar and an amazing atmosphere.

Outdoor dining is available upon request, but is limited and not guaranteed.

Thank you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We enjoyed our anniversary dinner to celebrate our 20 years together and Jess made it amazing!
A photo of Divani restaurant
4.9
4.9 (984)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Grand Rapids
About the restaurant
Divani, locally owned, features an intimate & sexy big city ambience in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Our staff will greet you with an enthusiastic smile, extensive product knowledge and attentive service. Divani will seduce your senses through our scratch kitchen featuring globally inspired Chef driven menus, hand-crafted cocktails, an extensive liquor collection, an award-winning wine list and a global beer selection featuring local draughts. Private events and custom menus are available in any of our unique rooms for parties up to 160 guests. Contact wendy@divanigr.com for custom menus and more details or visit our website at www.divanigr.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely amazing! Great drinks, fantastic service and outstanding food! Highest recommendation I could possibly give! These place is great, staff, food, service. Have lived in Grand Rapids for 30 years and this was the best dinner experience… beats the old 1913 room from way back
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