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Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

4.8
4.8
928 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (616) 805-5044

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Ludkens

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Bagley

  • Parking details

    Free street parking in downtown East Grand Rapids, as well as a covered Ellis Parking garage right behind our building that we validate for all of our guests!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Special Occasion

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for Lunch

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids

    Special Occasion

  • Grand Rapids

    Most Booked

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  1. IT

    IanT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    For the amount of money I spent for dinner it was not at all worth it. The steak was probably the worst restaurant steak I’ve ever had. I brought home the leftover to my dogs and they didn’t even want to eat the steak. That isn’t hyperbole either, they literally sniffed it and backed away from the steak. Our waiter was really good though
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  3. K

    Krysia

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant serves the best steaks we ever have had--and that's a lot coming from a Chicagoan and a Nebraskan. The sommelier, Heather, suggested the perfect wine to accompany our dinner. Elaine, our waitress was competent, friendly, and attentive without being at all obtrusive. She had the right manner for her job. And the young Waiter's Assistant, Gabriel, was a real delight. We shared the bone-in Porterhouse that was cooked exactly the way we wanted it: black and blue. To start, we had the marrow bone, another delicious dish. We are so glad that we can get top quality steaks right here in Grand Rapids. Any time we want to celebrate an occasion or just to indulge ourselves, Bowdies Chophouse is the place we will patronize.
  4. SB

    ShawnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are top notch! The staff was attentive without being overbearing.
  5. RS

    RSus

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Probably the best steak we’ve ever had. Great wine list too!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our first time dining there. Our service was great. It was a bit chilly inside, needed a sweater or jacket to stay warm.
  7. BJ

    BJN65

    Grand Rapids

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, as always!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    1st time. Great food, great service. Will be back.
  9. SS

    StephanieS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was incredible. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an upscale steakhouse
  10. h

    howardn

    Northern MI

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gig end restaurants are never a value! Great food with huge portions of beef. All good, but doggie bags are required.
  11. TL

    TonyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server was absolutely fantastic and the food was incredible. Amazing Experience for my wife and I.
  12. TM

    TimM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Scallops for an appetizer and they were amazing. Followed by the main course of steaks done to perfection with two sides. As always too much food but it will make a delicious dinner tonight.
  13. J

    James814

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Steaks were perfectly prepared. Shrimp cocktail and sides were nicely done and flavorful. Crème brûlée delicious. Our server was excellent.
  14. JG

    JGentile

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are really weird about the bar and being able to have a drink before dinner. Makes you feel uncomfortable from the moment you walk in. Odd. Otherwise, 5 stars!
  15. NO

    NOBLE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowdies exceeded all my expectations. We ordered the shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, cowboy ribeye, green beans, potato au gratin, Snickers cheesecake, and carrot cake. All were excellent. Old fashioned cocktail was perfect. A bottle of zinfandel surprisingly paired well with our main course. The service was A++. Next level service that will keep me coming back for years to come.
  16. JL

    JeffL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks are excellent and the Brussels sprouts were superb! Our waitress was knowledgeable, very helpful and friendly. Great experience!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, staff was attentive to every need. Felt like home!
  18. CF

    ChadF

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was perfection and service superb. I will be back and soon.
  20. GS

    GreatService

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were both excellent!
  21. GN

    GabsNichole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal! We went to celebrate our anniversary after it was recommended to me by a couple of guests that I serve where I work. The service was exceptional, our server was not over-attentive, still anticipated our needs. I unfortunately do not remember her name, but she was all smiles and clearly knew what she was doing (I took mental notes for when I’m working she had so many small things she did that made sense and blew us away) . Simple things like warm cloth napkins with fresh-squeezed lemons & warm water was an absolute delight for our hands after finishing our seafood tower. My boyfriend and I split the Tomahawk steak with a side of the Brussels and Belly. Our steak came a perfect medium rare, with 2 hot plates to keep our steak and sides warm as we were enjoying them. The steak was perfectly marbled, melt-in-your-mouth with every single bite and well-seasoned. We also paired it with Bowdies sauce (a creamy horse-radish sauce) and melted bleu cheese crumbles. Although the melted crumbles and sauce were also a great addition, the steak was perfect without them! We are normally picky on how Brussel sprouts are cooked, however it pairs extremely well with the pork belly and topped with freshly-shaved Parmesan cheese. We finished with crème-brûlée for dessert, and it was decadent as the rest of the rest of the meal and the atmosphere of Bowdies. Highly recommend for parties and special occassions! We will be back soon!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan at the Bar was awesome!
  23. DD

    DanaDisla

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night thanks to Manny who provided us with exceptional service. He was constantly checking on us to see if we needed anything. He was confident with the menu was overall delightful. Definitely will return!
  24. c

    cindyw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a special dinner. Shrimp bisque was excellent. Everyone should dine at Bowdies
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience! Heather, the manager/sommelier, enhances each experience with her knowledge and wonderful personality!
  26. MD

    MichaelD

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always incredible! Simply the best there is in GR.
  27. SB

    ShananB

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter, Manuel was great! Our food was amazing! The ambiance was so nice!
  28. RB

    RickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Food was amazing, drinks were the real deal and my wife got her crème brulee
  29. BM

    BrianM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service was good. Atmosphere was very very loud and the table next to us had obnoxious guys who were continuously screaming and dropping “f” bombs. Rather disappointing to have that happen when dropping several hundred dollars on dinner.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience for my out of consultants!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the atmosphere! We had a drink at the bar and then we’re seated by a nice hostess at a high top in Mannys section. He was an amazing server!! We’d go back just to say hi to him! Lol! Anyway, we ordered the seafood tower. The oysters and shrimp were very good. However, the crab legs and lobster tasted a little old…not juicy. We wanted to order salad, but decided not to because we wanted to save room for our steak! The meat was fantastic, cooked to perfection. A little on the salty side, so next time I will order with less seasoning. Hubby had the augratin potatoes with his steak. Yum! But the best part were the mushrooms!! They were fantastic!! Omg! Finally, Manny brought us some carrot cake for dessert in the house to help us celebrate our anniversary. What a nice gesture! We will be back! Thx for making our experience noteworthy, Manny!!
  32. CF

    ChicagoFood

    Chicago

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service were exceptional as usual!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, wine was great service was everything I could not complain. Everything was perfect
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall was a very good experience the food was delicious, personally the drinks weren't outstanding but the food compensated it, very nice place and excellent service.
  35. S

    Shannon

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bodies is always a great time - good food and drinks for special occasions. My husband and I got a half bottle of champagne, two glasses of wine, a Manhattan, one appetizer, two filet mignons, two sides, two desserts and coffee. The bill came out to about 250 before tip. The only criticism I could make is that we ordered our steaks medium, and they came out very rare. The good thing is we don't mind a rarer steak, but when ordering keep in mind to bump it up a level from what you think you're ordering.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner, everything was excellent!
  37. S

    Sarahm

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Josh, was great. He was attentive, pleasant and helpful. The food was well prepared and delicious.
  38. RS

    RandyS

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Son’s 21st birthday
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To celebrate our 5 year anniversary we chose Bowdie’s Chop House. The staff are friendly and understand what GREAT service is in the restaurant industry. The conversation with our sever and the manager Kevin was effortless. The food quality is what you would expect from a top notch chop house in Chicago or NYC. What a memorable and enjoyable evening with my husband. If you are looking for prime time dining plan make your reservation at least 2-3 weeks out for a Friday or Saturday evening dining experience. This is the best Chop House in GR! Much appreciated!
  40. KC

    KyleC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food here is really good. I was a bit disappointed with the limited menu but after ordering our food, it makes sense. My steak was seasoned perfectly and tender enough to cut with a butter knife. My fiancé got the same cut of steak and seasoned the same and she loved it. My steak was under prepared and was a quite a bit more rare than I like but it was still great. The service and ambiance is great. I’d say this place is up there some of the best steaks in Grand Rapids.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 805-5044.

Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids is rated 4.8 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Bowdies Chophouse - Grand Rapids

2237 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bagley

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free street parking in downtown East Grand Rapids, as well as a covered Ellis Parking garage right behind our building that we validate for all of our guests!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Ludkens

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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