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Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING, Portage, MI

Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
4.6
547 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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Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Logo image for Uber Eats

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 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for Groups

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Special Occasion

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Steakhouse

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  1. KV

    KristinV

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. MH

    MichelleH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. S

    Suzette

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fathers DayWe had a great time 😍

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Father’s Day & birthday celebration

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day and service was great and also was the food

  6. AH

    AnthonyH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Everything was top notch!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday excellent waiter. Food great.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2

    Requested a table and was sat by the bathroom

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. C

    Cheryl

    Grand Rapids

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, great food and excellent service!

  22. 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.

  23. CK

    CaKre

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    More ventilation in the restaurant would be helpful with abdundant lava rocks happening. Was hard to keep my eyes open at the table due to burning in eyes from smoke and lack of space to move back in a booth.

  24. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Waitress was fantastic food was great, as always.

  25. CK

    CaKre

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Chilli was spicy (for regular chilli) and should be advertised as such

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time, great food

  27. c

    crjspo23

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Good food but very noisy and typical sports bar atmosphere.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    It was our sons birthday. Food was average service was poor. Very loud atmosphere.

  29. LB

    LeslieB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    It was everybody’s first time there. There was 7 of us. The only thing we enjoyed was the spinach artichoke dip. The problem was it only came with a couple pita chips. So, after 20 minutes of waiting for our server, we finally ordered some more chips. They charged us for them. I wouldn’t care about being charged if we had not been shorted in the first place. Order a mule and 2 Long Island iced teas. All were pretty terrible. Asked server to fix the Mule and she added some ginger beer. Didn’t really help. The long islands were all sour mix. We had to ask for water refills every time. Waitress never checked on us. We had our appetizers, finished them.and waited at least a half hour before the waitress took our food order. So, we had to wait forever to eat. Overall the experience was just not good. I had veggie stir fry and it was so incredibly sweet. For a $200 + plus meal, we were all disappointed. We won’t be back. The only really good dish out of the 7 dishes was the shrimp tacos.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  31. LM

    LorenzoM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5

    Even with priority seating we still waited over an hour to be seated. Our “reservation” was for 6:45 and we didn’t get our food until after 8:30. The food and waitress were amazing per usual though!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our waiter was very attentive and checked on us several times to see how we were doing and our satisfaction with our meal. I was impressed with how quickly our food arrived.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the seating for 5:15, but we got out of graduation earlier and went on to the restaurant. We were able to get in shortly after arriving (more than an hour early). Our first visit, Kelsey was our waitress and did an AMAZING job taking care of us. It was such a GREAT way to celebrate my sons college graduation! Thank YOU!

  35. CT

    CarlaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There was still a 20 min wait with reservations, which wasn’t bad due to graduation weekend.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing dining experience. College graduation celebration.

  37. C

    Carmellaj

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, atmosphere and excellent service! Would highly recommend!

  38. SA

    StanleyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Priority Seating needed on a Thursday? How unexpected- but the crowds have spoken and apparently this is the place to eat! The food was good as usual, however we were seated in the porch/atrium and the human created noise level was nearly deafening. The waiter must have been overwhelmed as service was slow.

  39. LE

    LaurieE

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The wait sltaff was very attentive and kind. It was our first time, so the instructions were very helpful. It was our anniversary:). We will be back!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and people

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 547 OpenTable diners.

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

Request Priority Seating

2 people

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Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • 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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