Divani

4.7
243 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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Divani 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm Kitchen open until 10pm
Friday - Saturday 4pm - 12am Kitchen open until 11pm
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Phone number
(616) 774-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Baird
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fulton
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Parking details
Various parking ramps are available within two blocks.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

There are very few restaurants where one can order anything on the menu and know it will be incredible. This is one of those places. Everything I ordered was the best version I have ever had of that thing: cocktails, wine, charcuterie, pear beet salad and risotto were all fantastic. Vegetarian and gluten free options were clearly marked and the staff were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Divani! The service was absolutely outstanding, from the bartender to our server to the manager, who was helping out the servers throughout the evening. My husband didn't care for his dinner, and they quickly made it right by bringing him something else. He said the burger was the absolute best burger he's ever had. We will absolutely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food, cocktails and service were all great as usual! This remains one of our favorite dinner spots.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was amazing! Steak tartare, pear and Beet salad, and mushroom risotto. We were well taken care of from the moment we arrived until we left. The ambience is dark, cool, and eclectic reminiscent of something from another time and place. The cocktails were wonderful too. Highly recommended and we will be back - thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Brunch was great! The service was excellent and we were greeted or waited on by 4-5 different members of their staff, all whom wished my wife a happy mother’s day. The special menu came out perfectly and in a timely manner, our drinks were fantastic (Mimosas) and overall it was a great experience in the heart of downtown. Parking is also simple and was $3.50. All in all we will definitely be back and can’t wait to try Divani for dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic food!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Went to Divani for our anniversary dinner and had a great time! The food was fresh and on point - so was the service. It is one of the pricier options on Ionia, but well worth it!

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our server, Jordan, was exceptional. She was very informative and humble

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Arrived 30 mins early for our reservation. Were originally told our table would be ready in 30 mins. Strange since the restaurant was almost empty. A short time later they accommodated our party of 9.

The food selection was small but everything was great. The Beef Tartare was especially good as was the Guacamole. I had the special, steelhead which was prepared perfectly.

Meal was a bit pricey but the atmosphere was relaxing, even with two little ones. Overall a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Perfect birthday evening!!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We went for my husbands 40th birthday. The food that he recieved was not good. He was very disappointed and that ruined the beginning of the evening. I chose the restaurant because neither of us had been there before but it had gotten a great recommendation from a friend.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First time here and we were very impressed. Limited menu-which I like-with interesting selections. We had a mixed group of vegetarians and meat lovers and everyone left happy. The ambience is great and our server was simply outstanding. We were very happy that they offer valet parking since it was a busy and very cold Saturday night. We definitely will be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always absolutely perfect in every way !!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious Easter brunch on our first visit to Divani. A relaxed pace and attentive service made for a very pleasant meal. Thank you, Divani!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant was wonderful, the food was spectacular, and our waitress, Arielle, was amazing. I will be back very soon!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We came for their 3 course Easter Brunch Special. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is just beautiful and classically decorated. The greeting by the hostess was friendly and welcoming. Our server, Jordan, came immediately and welcomed us with a genuine smile and an explanation of the Special. I had a Bloody Mary ... one of the best I've ever had. The food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Our first time ... but, not our last. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service. Nice atmosphere to have a longer visit, if desired. Enjoyed dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend. We tried several of the specialty cocktails. Unique and fun!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My wife and I make infrequent trips to Grand Rapids to see friends and family (we live in Metro Detroit). When we do, we ensure that a trip to Divani is always on the schedule. On our random first visit two years ago for our Anniversary, the waitress suggested I try the burger. Let me tell you, along with marrying my wife, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The burger at Divani is now both mine and my wife's favorite and best burger we have ever had (add gouda cheese, trust me). Since that initial visit, our experience has been fantastic each time we've gone. The drinks are fantastic. The bruschetta is delicious. The calamari is incredible. The waitstaff is fun, kind, and helpful. I seriously can't wait for our next trip to GR so we can stop in again.

Thank you to Arielle and the entire staff for the great service and experience!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Awesome service! Had dinner there
before a concert. Great food and reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I always chose Divani when I am going to a concert downtown because they take reservations and they are never overly crowded. My friends and I were going to see P!NK and went to Divani before for dinner. The food was great and our server was very attentive... It just seemed like they were very short staffed for the night of a sold out concert at Van Andel. The same three people who were waiting tables were also tending bar. We got our drinks, but then watched for quite some time as our server made pretty much every table in the restaurants drinks before coming over to take our food order. Luckily we were not concerned with seeing the opening act at the show because we completely missed it by the time we got done with dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Outstanding experience from meeting the Owner at the door to the delicious tasty meal choices and the prompt attentive service. I absolutely love it here and recommend everyone come here for a great dining experience, or just a casual drop by. The wine list and special drinks are perfect for all tastes! Planning another visit soon!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner -the food was outstanding as was the service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The service was incredible, and the cocktails were perfectly balanced and mixed. The lasagne was the highlight. The noodles were cooked perfectly, the balls of sausage throughout were some of the best I've ever had, and the sauce was a good balance of sweet and acidic. The bread it came with was absolutely heavenly. I don't think there was a drop of sauce left on my plate when I was done. I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and drinks are AMAZING!!! We are both looking forward to returning soon.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We started with a few drinks which were nice. I ordered a filet medium well. It ended up being very dry but the potato side was delicious. The brussel sprouts were very tasty but had too much salt. My wife and I both had the stew which was excellent. The calamari was ok, it could have been crispier. Overall we had a nice night and the service was the best part of the night. We felt like a King and Queen. I spent $138 for 2 people. If they had an incentive program like Leos then I would probably go back more often.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

On our way to the symphony, we decided to give Divani a try. I'm so glad we did! The atmosphere was cozy, everyone was very attentive (but not so obnoxiously so), and the food was terrific. My husband tried the lasagna and I went for the filet. No need for a steak knife here! It was so tender and cooked perfectly! I'm just so sorry we didn't have time for dessert. We'll definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Delicious and some of the best attention from the servers. What a wonderful night. Get the cheese appetizer, you'll never regret it!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Solidly one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in Grand Rapids. The food was fantastic, the service five stars. It was a little loud, but not enough to dent my experience. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was our belated valentine date, so the hubs called ahead - but they pulled everything off beautifully. They had a quiet table, with a charcuterie plate and wine decanting - ready for us. Jordyn did a wonderful job as server as did Molly at checking in on us. Couldn’t recommend them more!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Probably one of the most underrated GR. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Best cocktail (peach bikini) I've ever had and the best salmon I've ever had along with an excellent chocolate ball dessert. Will be coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Phenomenal in every way!!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic as always! Divani never upsets! Great cocktails, and even better food!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We ate at Bar Divani on Valentine's Day. This is not our first time (nor our last) at the restaurant, nor our first time eating here on Valentine's Day. So, please know that we have been very happy eating at Bar Divani in the past. They had a special prix fixe menu that looked very good on paper, but was less satisfying in practice. The service was very good except for the waiter who was simply taking our orders and checking in occasionally. A good waiter can really help to make your night special. That was not the case. For example, we noticed that we were given noticeably less champagne than the tables around us. So, this may have colored our attitude toward our waiter. The people who seated us and brought us our food were great. They were lively and seemed happy to be there. For the food, although, given the choice à la carte, I would have likely ordered similar items, I would not have willingly paid as much. The portions were small, which I don't mind as long as the dish delivers on flavor. My beet salad needed more acid and the herbed goat cheese was too loose and creamy making me believe that it was mixed with something else to give it such as texture. It was served on a small plate will maybe 5 razor thin slices of red beet and a few chunks of yellow beet and kale. My wife enjoyed her lobster bisque and was happy to find chunks of lobster. The salmon was also small and the star of the plate was the orange-saffron couscous. Unfortunately, there was not enough couscous on the plate. The asparagus and the salmon were cooked to perfection and had excellent flavor, but there just wasn't enough on the plate and the plating seemed like a high end cafeteria entree. Had the service not felt so rushed (in and out in under an hour), we may not have noticed that the presentation of the plates also seemed rushed. The Tiramisu was the largest dish we had that night and it was excellent. It had a combination of textures and flavors that made it very satisfying.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had reservations for Valentines and didn't realize they were only offering a very limited menu (3 entrees total), but it was good. Portions weren't large but quality was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Main courses were outstanding!!! I don't use salt making my appreciation of the Lobster Bisque was a little rough. It otherwise was delicious with generous amounts of lobster and quality. Our Tiramisu dessert had great flavor, but was a little "watery" on the bottom. We mentioned it an Molly et al went into full "fix it" mode. She went well over board to correct the perception - Thank you Molly, but we'll lie next time :) !!

Great evening, this is one of our secret escape locations - therapeutic value is amazing!! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Birthday. Had a great time. Yummy desserts and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

good food and drink selection, though a little dark in atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It's a great place to eat! Wonderful service and awesome food!!!

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