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Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING, Portage, MI

Black Rock - Portage - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
4.6
528 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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Delivery

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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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 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. LW

    LaurieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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

  2. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, great food and excellent service!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. 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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time, great food

  8. c

    crjspo23

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Good food but very noisy and typical sports bar atmosphere.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  12. LM

    LorenzoM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing dining experience. College graduation celebration.

  18. C

    Carmellaj

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and people

  22. KV

    KristinV

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great meal. Great wait staff!

  23. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went at 4:30 and it was great. We had been there. Between 5 and 6 and found the sound level unacceptable. On a cold snowy Monday after Easter it was perfect. By the time we left it was busy and noisy. Food was outstanding. A fun place. We were celebrating a birthday and the dessert was enough for several more. We brought 3/4 home

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we great food customer service wait time value and taste no complaints

  25. KP

    KP86

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing! We always enjoy our visit, but she made it even better!

  26. AK

    AimeeK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience on Saturday. We arrived 10 minutes before our 7:30 reservation and we’re seated within 15 minutes. The food was great and service was excellent!

  27. JC

    JeniC

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was super!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Great food and service!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Priority worked well. Service was exceptional! Food was delicious!

  30. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Priority seating was great, was able to get seated right away. Was a little smoky and noisy, however fun. Our service was great and the food was really good. Would definitely recommend.

  31. SC

    StephenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and experience. We will definitely be back again.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant. The service is always good and the food is awsome. We live an hour away and we have been there 5 times now. Definitely worth the drive. Wish they would build one closer to South Bend/Granger IN area

  33. S

    Scooter

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good food but overpriced, novel approach to dining but not easy to eat with the smoke and the hot rock in front of us. Service was great and very helpful.

  34. AM

    AmandaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was great as always, very smoky in the dining room due to all the hot stones but worth it.

  35. JL

    JillL

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Great food and fun to go somewhere different, but need better ventilation. I would recommend going when the garage doors can be opened and let air flow better. The priority seating worked well. We still had to wait, but we went to the bar and got a drink and the wait was much shorter on a Friday evening than it otherwise would have been. The staff was working hard at being attentive to their guests.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Alex, was amazing!!

  37. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I arrived at 6:10 for a 6:30 time and was able to be seated right away and before all seven arrived. I love that, keep up the great work!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  39. B

    Buttercup8561

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter goes to Western Michigan University. She’s a volleyball player and we brought her brother and his girlfriend and two other friends of Lexi’s to surprise her for the last home tournaments in Kalamazoo

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place- unique experience.

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 528 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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Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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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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