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Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING, Portage, MI

Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING

4.5
4.5
655 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Black Rock Bar & Grill, an award winning steakhouse specializing in certified angus beef steaks served on a sizzling stone.

Due to our high volume and traffic, we cannot hold tables for parties like a reservation system. We have a system called Priority Seating. This system secures a table within our restaurant, however, it does not guarantee an exact seat by time. Priority is placed on your party, and if we are on a wait, your party is placed on top of the wait list as a priority. We will seat you as fast as possible, but cannot guarantee an exact time. If the restaurant is not busy, we will seat the party upon arrival.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Meat

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 459-9427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kalamazoo

  • Cross street

    Westnedge Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 655 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    The restaurant requires upgraded/better ventilation. The air was very smoky and greasy.
  2. B

    Brittanyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was awesome, delicious food. Great experience!
  3. FR

    FrancesR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every thing was as it should be. No problems. Food was good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    A bit pricey. It was twice the amount that I thought it would be. The food wasn’t bad but kind of average. You cook your own food pretty much. The server was great though. Very attentive and very informative about how to cook the food. It just wasn’t worth the expensive price to me. Seems to me that this restaurant concept is more for a business meeting where one can bill the corporation for this outrageous price.
  5. RO

    RONDAS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    First time using OpenTable and dining at Black Rock. We were very happy with our wait time and would definitely use OpenTable again. It was quite loud in the area we were seated; I would have preferred a booth so I could visit with my family. Service - the young lady that brought the food to the table, was very helpful explaining the rock. Our server could have removed the empty appetizer plates and napkins in a timelier manner - I found myself cleaning our table quite a few times. My daughter was not able to get the vinaigrette she requested which was disappointing. The food far exceeded our service.
  6. KL

    KathyL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Black Rock is one of our favorite upscale places to dine. They have a wonderful selection of appetizers as well as entrees. It is fun to cook your own steak on the rock! Plus their sip sip sunday is a great value with mimosas, bloody marys, long island iced teas and a lemonade drink on special for $3.50!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast seating. Great service and great food as always.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday, our server was amazing
  9. CM

    CarrieM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, open table seating was great! Our food was outstanding. It was our birthdays and they brought out an awesome dessert.
  10. TS

    ToniS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out had a great time!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, service and food was excellent.
  12. CM

    CarrieM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was awesome from drinks to dinner. Steaks were off the charts! Excellent service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  14. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Better ventilation. The entire restaurant had a miserable haze and the floor was slick because of it
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Will return for sure
  16. DW

    DWooderson

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    What a joke, this isn't a reservation and they shouldn't be on Open Table. There was a 40 minute wait to be seated and it took 2hrs to get our food once we were seated. They are an operational mess.
  17. AG

    AnthonyG

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Very slow service despite not being crowded. Beer barely cool. Fries cold. Steak was still a bit warm. Ribs stringy and cold. Two previous visits were satisfactory to good. Convenient walking distance to two hotels. Maybe just a bad night, but I will hesitate to try again.
  18. AM

    AaronM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We waited 40-50 minutes for our food after it was ordered. All of our sides were lukewarm or cooler. We did not say anything because we waited so long for our food and just wanted to eat. It was Christmas Eve and it seemed like none of the employees wanted to be there.
  19. m

    malcolm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting the franchise. Great design and layout. Server very informative and made great recommendations. Showed us how to cook the food on the hot stone. Unique experience. A little noisy from ‘business meeting’ in adjacent booth which was a little annoying but didn’t spoil the night. We will be coming back 😀👍🏿
  20. AS

    AnnS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. We wanted to try a restaurant we had never been to before. It was a great time. I will be back.
  21. CP

    CarolynP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service could have been better.. she kept forgetting things
  22. BH

    BobH

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place to eat, food was good, steak was tender and juicy, server was good, bsuy place
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a Birthday! Was fabulous but a little loud for us.
  24. MP

    MelissaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Black Rock. We celebrated my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. The 6oz sirloin was high quality, tender, and very tasty. Our son enjoyed the sirloin and medallions. Cooking on the volcanic stone was so much fun, every bite was cooked just right, and warm, right off the 'grill' so to speak. The side salad was not too large, and included field greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and cheese. The bleu cheese and ranch salad dressings were very good as well. The wine by the glass prices were $9 to $16. I enjoyed a glass of the red blend. The volcano dessert (free because of the birthday) was demolished in no time, and was delicious. This is our new favorite steakhouse. The cost was a little bit more than the other steakhouses, but well worth it. It was a little drafty where we sat, but not too bad. We will definitely be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I used the open table app and it was GREAT!!! When we arrived the wait for a walk up was 45 - 60 minutes. We only waited 10 minutes!
  26. g

    geoffrey

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the meal very much
  27. SL

    SL900

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We still had a 20 minute wait for getting to table. Table next to us came 30 minutes after us but they got food sooner? Our waitress was absent alot and didn't seem thrilled to be there.
  28. K

    Kathryn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Server was friendly and helpful with menu questions. Enjoyed a unique dining experience with the individual stone cooking experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great they got us in and the food was terrific so was our servers I forgot her name but she had a trainee with her and they both did an awesome job. Great relaxing time out with the kiddos. Definitely calm before the storm. Thank you again Black Rock for being so professional
  30. j

    jbdmed

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    bartender was somewhat inattentive while we waited for a table , however table service was great as was the food and presentation
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods always great
  32. H

    Hammer84

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For was very good - pretzel appetizer was very tasty, bourbon smash drink excellent, salad fresh, fish tacos tasty with a good amount in each. Our server, Camryn was excellent, one of the best we’ve had anywhere. Prompt, knowledgeable service without hovering. A true professional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re lucky to have the same waitress we normally do named Olivia and she is AMAZING! She goes above and beyond every time.
  34. A

    Anita

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great for a different dining experience if you get the black rock steak dinners.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both had the experience which was super good, my date added on shrimp which he loved. It is all super good. Booths are super comfy and the service is always great. Only con is the butter always splatters on you and the table so be careful! I wouldn’t wear a delicate to wash outfit.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great food.
  37. CL

    ChuckL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    A busy and noisy place, but service was pretty good and the food was fine.
  38. TW

    TiffanyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and service. Will definitely be back!!
  39. MG

    MikeG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our 47th anniversary dinner. Food Service and Ambiance were outstanding. We will definitely be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food and service were great. The temperature inside the restaurant was tooo warm!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING is rated 4.5 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Request Priority Seating

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING

550 Trade Centre Way, Portage, MI 49002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westnedge Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Kalamazoo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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