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Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING, Portage, MI

Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
4.6
565 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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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 565 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for Groups

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server and service and food was great for the special occasion my husband birthday
  2. SC

    SharonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food served up by a lovely young woman. The experience of cooking on the stone was a fun adventure. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasionl
  3. DK

    DonK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Waitress was friendly and attentive. The main course was a bit slow to the tablet, but our appetizer and sides were there to keep our hunger at bay!
  4. M

    Madmaxx22

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food, loved cooking my own steak. The blueberry Moscow mules were delicious. Servers were a little noisy when cleaning off the table, but other than that, a wonderful experience!
  5. NB

    NatashaB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    22st birthday. Had the best waitress ever.
  6. P

    Paul

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met two friends from Indiana for lunch at the Black Rock. None of us had eaten there previously. We shared the Halloumi Cheese Bruschetta for an appetizer. It was delicious with its balsamic reduction as a sauce and the halloumi cheese texture a delight on the palate. The three entree's (two different salad selections and one French Dip sandwich with fries. All were delicious. The French dip was slightly and intriguingly spicey - very good! The Black Rock was not crowded for lunch (Priority seating would not have been required). The wait staff was good, but not exceptional. I will be going back and can easily recommend this restaurant to others. (Note, the Black Rock in Portage, MI, is one 'node' in a small chain of such restaurants and this review applies only to the one in Portage, MI)
  7. TS

    ThomasS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Service I would highly recommend Black Rock. We had a party of 8 and everything was perfect.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor service. Food took an hour
  9. J

    John

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soccer team
  10. RH

    RalphH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Regina did a great job Seating time was close to our preferred seating time I think we waited about 15 minutes past our time
  11. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at Black Rock! We were able to get in 5 minutes prior to our reservation time.
  12. TI

    TINAJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    If you are not looking for a boring meal, you would enjoy this place. My husband and I laughed and talked and had fun comparing food.
  13. S

    Sammie

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved it there! Food was great and so was the service. Definitely will be back!
  14. L

    Luvtoexplore

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a Great table experience. Loved being able to cook And control the temperature of my food. Highly recommend this fast establishment
  15. P

    Peggy

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service!! Belle was a wonderful server!!!
  16. c

    cassik

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Staff was great- besides forgetting to check for malt vinegar, which they did not have as they have had in the past. The ribs ordered by someone in my party were inedible- staff again was great for removing them fro mthe bill. The cooks at the establishment clearly have no idea how to prepare ribs as every time someone has ordered them in my party they have only gotten WORSE each time. Other than that, the food was excellent.
  17. JL

    JudyL

    Naples

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and service
  18. C

    Cindy

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took a bit to get refills on drinks other than that it was great! Will definitely go again. Highly recommend!
  19. KV

    KristinV

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal! Server was outstanding…thank you Erin.
  20. MH

    MichelleH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. The priority seating was very nice and made it easy to plan our birthday celebration with family members!
  21. S

    Suzette

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers DayWe had a great time 😍
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Father’s Day & birthday celebration
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day and service was great and also was the food
  24. AH

    AnthonyH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and our server Kali I believe her name was was very knowledgeable and sweet. I highly recommend and would go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  26. JA

    JAPJAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    My husband ordered the ribs and they were way overdone! He had to use force to pull the ribs apart!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in the front room & it is VERY loud. Food and service was excellent as always but we could Not hear the conversation at our own table due to the noise level.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday. The complimentary Volcano dessert was a hit.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Everything was top notch!
  30. LD

    LaniD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Olivia as our server and she went above and beyond to make sure we had everything and were happy! Meals were so good, as always!
  31. LT

    LeslieT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Lobster tail was extremely small for an additional $14.. only 4 pieces of asparagus seems off.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday excellent waiter. Food great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Requested a table and was sat by the bathroom
  34. BD

    BobD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    My wife and I dined at Black Rock in Portage last evening. My wife had the Ahi tuna and I had the 9 oz. sirloin. My steak was excellent. My wife’s tuna was “fishy.” It shouldn’t have that taste or odor of fish that isn’t fresh. I told my wife to send it back but she felt uncomfortable doing so. I’m sure Black Rock would have made it right, so that is on us. In any event, I would advise against the Ahi and go with what Black Rock is known for. By the, Heather, our server, did an excellent job and was extremely attentive.
  35. NK

    NancyK

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks, cooked perfectly because you do it yourself. Server was great. Best eatery in Southwest Michigan.
  36. C

    Cheryl

    Grand Rapids

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent. Very noisy by the entry door. Hard to hear, and then there is the music. I don't know restaurants insist on playing loud music. No reason. Hard to have conversations. Food was excellent, but the lobster dip had no lobster in it...or minimal at best. Fried pickles were very salty. Cut back please!! Our steaks were excellent, fries cooked perfectly. We had the birthday volcano treat!! Was wonderful and ended up taking most of it home. All in all always good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It’s really unfortunate that I brought my wine-lover husband out for his birthday and he was pretty disappointed. The Chalk Hill, Silverado and Jordan bottles on display in your wine room were not available on the wine list. When we ordered a bottle, the server brought it to the table with the foil cut, did not present and simply opened the bottle and poured two glasses, his glass first. We expected more at a steak house. Food was delicious, but the restaurant was extremely noisy.
  38. LW

    LaurieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Michael was awesome. Priority seating at 4:00 on Saturday. No wait time. The concept of cooking with garlic butter on a hot rock is fun. But as others mention it’s like being at a cookout
  39. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food and excellent service!
  40. BC

    BattleCreekMark

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got there early on a Monday for an anniversary dinner. Just about had the place to ourselves at first but it started filling in after 6:00. Had a drink and appetizer then ordered wine and dinner followed by a gigantic desert to share. Everything was on the black rocks so cooked exactly how we like it and everything tasted very good. I highly recommend this place for food and service.

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 4.6 stars by 565 OpenTable diners.

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

Request Priority Seating

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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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