Divani

4.7
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449 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Divani, locally owned, features an intimate & sexy big city ambience in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Our staff will greet you with an enthusiastic smile, extensive product knowledge and attentive service. Divani will seduce your senses through our scratch kitchen featuring globally inspired Chef driven menus, hand-crafted cocktails, an extensive liquor collection, an award-winning wine list and a global beer selection featuring local draughts. Private events and custom menus are available in any of our unique rooms for parties up to 160 guests. Contact wendy@divanigr.com for custom menus and more details or visit our website at www.divanigr.com.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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PhilipW
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out a blind date here for the first time to impress her. She loved the place as did I. The wait staff were cordial and made our first date something very special. The atmosphere was fairly quiet and enticing for having a romantic dinner at a cozy dim lit table just for two.

Our meals were delicious and artfully prepared. The drinks on the menu were creative and fun, subtly strong and flavorful in their own unique way that we both really enjoyed.

Divani most definitely helped me land a second date with the girl I was with....so for that alone I thank you as well. :)

Philip

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divani is the best restaurant in GR. It never disappoints!

Divani
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time here at Divani! Can't wait to top your experience next time.

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Sophaloaf
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing birthday dinner this past weekend! Since we are pretty new to the area we decided to choose this restaurant because of how close it was to our home. Everyone was so nice and kind and we truly enjoyed our meal. I def recommend this restaurant for a special night out.

Divani
Responded 2 days ago

So happy you enjoyed your birthday with us! Can't wait to see you again so we can make you more fun fiery cocktails! Cheers, Anneli and the Divani team.

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JustinS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife loved the food. Its was the best she has ever eatin! She said we must go back at minimum twice a year!

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Sunnydaze
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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WandaV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there later for dessert and drinks. Excellent menu choices and fast service; really fun interactive dining experience. Excellent communication from management regarding hours and time frame for kitchen closing. Will return!

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vipJazure
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling and celebrated my birthday at Divani. The food was delicious. I got a free dessert with a glittering sparkler. It was very special.

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lukel
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They made my wife and I’s anniversary feel special

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JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipStanford1
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the warm Happy Birthday greeting to the outstanding blueberry creme brûlée, everything was outstanding as always. Arielle is a phenomenal server and Marco a beverage artist behind the bar. Divani is Always perfect.

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FloatyPoopy
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in GR. Amazing staff and food. Our new favorite place. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt great to be out for a nice meal and awesome drinks. Great service, comfortable, stellar food and drink. We will definitely be back!

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vipBarbaraD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Never disappoints!

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KimH
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! From great cocktails to entrees to desserts, we always love eating here

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TimS
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices and wine pairings for restaurant week. Great meal

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, & loved our waitress!
We will definitely go back soon!!

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SheBee
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dining experience at Divani! It was our Anniversary & we happened to be dining during restaurant week. Our meal was prepared to perfection. An amuse bouche of spinach artichoke dip with housemade potato chips was flavorful the the delicate artichokes still well pronounced. Our 2nd courses of guacamole over plantains & crawfish cakes were wonderful. My husband ordered boeuf bourguignon & I ordered walleye finished with burnt butter & slivered almonds - both delicious but my dish stole the show. We finished our meal sharing a blueberry lemon creme brulee - starring MI blueberries. We chose the wine pairings which were spot on.

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vipUsualSuspect
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always make a point of having dinner here every time I'm in town, even if it is just a liquid dinner. Had been missing it for some time as work trips got cancelled every month due to COVID-19 restrictions. Had an another outstanding meal with multiple apps and dessert with my favorite beverage. I normally order whatever filet the chef has on the menu, but the duck 2-ways entree did not disappoint! Great flavors, nice portion size, and cooked perfectly.

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AjaA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday and the meals were outstanding. Great portion of kalamari and his duck ravioli was divine!! No pun intended. My filet mignet was a touch overdone but the sauce was so good it didn’t even matter! Can’t wait to come back to work our way through the menu! The staff was great and neither of us drink but the virgin cocktail creations were festive and delicious. Would recommend for date night for sure

Divani
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you so much! It was a divine pleasure to take care of the both of you. We love helping to celebrate happy days with food and all manner of things. We look forward to seeing you again soon and we would love to spend the Thyme going through the menu with you. (Pun intended :)) Cheers! Anneli & Divani Team

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vipMimozaR
Northern MI
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for dinner for our 30th wedding anniversary. From greeting when we got in to leaving everything was perfect food wine desert, which was complimentary. Bar divani is one my top fav downtown.

Divani
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our pleasure to have you and your husband in. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers- Arielle & Divani Team

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ADAMK
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service by Arielle!! Can’t wait to go back. Food and Drink selection is spot on

Divani
Responded on July 30, 2020

Hello Adam, Thank you SOO much for your review, and coming in over the weekend. It was awesome to meet you, I hope you can make it it again soon! Until then, Cheers! Arielle

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JeffL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to place for food and drinks, we were on a couple outing and found this place on line and booked it via OpenTable. Wine selection is great and food was creative and very tasteful being from Chicago we rally the ambience of the place and we both had a good vibe there, service was very attentive, friendly plus the owner personally came out to check on our meal. Two thumbs up for this restaurant.

Divani
Responded on July 30, 2020

Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for spending your date night here at Divani with us! It was a pleasure to meet you both on your Michigan adventure. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the area. Cheers! Arielle and Divani Team

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PGHdiner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner -- will definitely be back! We enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere.

Divani
Responded on July 30, 2020

Can't wait to see you again! Thanks! Divani Team

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vipLoriS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my two young daughters and they were so accommodating. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She even put edible sparkles in their drinks! Food was delicious. I had the sea scallops special and even the chicken fingers were fresh not frozen!

Divani
Responded on July 23, 2020

It was our pleasure to take care of you and your daughters! We are so glad you had a lovely girls night out, and we'll have some new sparkly drinks for the next time you're in! See you next time! ~Anneli

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JenniH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding from service to food!! Service was very friendly and knowledgeable and the food was absolutely delicious!!

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JerryG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a great restaurant. Unique for ambiance in West Michigan.

Divani
Responded on July 7, 2020

We always love seeing the two of you! Thank you for the amazing review, we hope you come visit us again soon... Molli

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PhilipW
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Divani at least ten times in the last almost 3yrs. First introduced to it by my girlfriend (now my wife) I have loved every visit... I don't mean to talk them up but I am gonna... :) If I could give them SIX stars I would. We just went back since this whole pandemic thing happened and they had to close down, We were a little worried that the look or feel of the place might have changed but it did not by much...just some social distancing between guests , and waitstaff wearing mask. It still felt cozy, and sleek and romantic. The food was still delicious and artfully served. The drinks, as always were eclectic in tastes, strong, fun and sexy.... yes, some of the drinks were sexy...

One last thing.... the waitstaff is awesome. I cannot say enough good things about them.

I highly recommend this place over and over.

Divani
Responded on July 9, 2020

We love seeing you and Maria here ANYTIME! Thank you for your kind words, we are glad we could make your experience here comfortable, fun, and as you said sexy;) haha! We all hope to see you again soon!!! Cheers- Arielle and Divani Family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darker than expected

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JennyB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and server ever! Scallops melt in your mouth.

Divani
Responded on July 9, 2020

Thanks so much for your review Jenny, we enjoyed having both of you for dinner and drinks! We can't wait to see you again, hopefully soon! Cheers-Arielle and Divani Family

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TimS
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, glad they are back in business!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly and attentive. Had great recommendations. It was a perfect date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre concert dinner with my mom and daughter. Great choice!! The cocktails were awesome, food wonderful and comfortable seating. Definitely planning a return visit!!

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Samk
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Meal; will be back when in town. Thank you!!

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SusanD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drinks. A little pricey but delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server, Anneli, was welcoming and very helpful in giving advice about what to order and details about food preparation. She was a standout at an already lovely meal. The cocktail here are absolutely delicious and varied for all tastes.

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Sjp66
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Unique cocktails and an overall fabulous dining experience. I highly recommend eating here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Marcus was our server. He did an amazing job describing menu choices and cocktails. We had some incredible cocktails including one that is his signature creation. We have been to Divani several times over the past year and love this hidden gem! It was our friends’ first visit and they will be sure to go back. If you go, I recommend asking to have Marcus be your server. If he isn’t serving you’ll likely find him behind the bar mixing up some incredible cocktails!

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TODDM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Perfect for a nice meal, relaxed, upscale atmosphere

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BarbaraR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun, upbeat, restaurant serving delicious seasonal food options. Also, delicious and unusual cocktail selections; I had a Pisco Sour that was such a delight--beautiful as well as tasty.
I enjoyed the ambience, which was enhanced by cozy seating, low, but ample lighting, and a romantic, youthful vib; however, I was surprised by the noise level. Just a bit much for intimate, easy conversation.
Other than that one issue, Michael did an exceptional job as our very accommodating server, and the food was outstanding.

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LisaB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a date night. Charcuterie board was amazing! Drinks were strong. Definitely will be going back.

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Divani is rated 4.7 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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