Divani

4.7
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419 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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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
5 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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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
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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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The drinks were amazing but a bit pricey.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh salmon sitting on a bed of black bean puree was fabulous.

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DannonZ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1st time there and love it!! Service was awesome! Mood,setting, ambiance was perfect. Food I ordered was ok. That was the only disappointing part. Ordered a $40 steak and I'm pretty sure I've had better at Outback steakhouse, but no worries.

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vipADESH
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and enjoyed ambience. If you are older or vision challenged don’t forget your readers very dark and tiny writing on menu Get the chocolate bomba for dessert!

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JustinP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had high hopes for this place when looking for nice dining options for my 11th year anniversary. I was soooo disappointed. The food was meh. I got the jerk chicken breast and the chicken was cooked great the flavor was non existent though. I’ve been to Jamaica a couple times and I’ve also had it here in Grand Rapids. This was not even close to jerk chicken let alone any other recognizable flavor. My wife got the risotto and it was also underwhelming. The rice and flavor were not good although the mushrooms were cool. It also had onions in it which is not how the Italians cook it. The guy who waited on on us was also the person who was greeting people at the door, not an issue. The issue was my water only got filled once other than the initial time they filled it. I usually can overlook service and things like the water if the food is good, the problem was the food was below average.

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dehaansa
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came for Valentine's day and loved it. The meal was delicious and plenty of food, the service was excellent and the ambiance and noise level were great.

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vipCabboy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special prix fixe menu for Valentines Day. Food was excellent, as was service. Divani was crowded with Valentines Day couples but still managed to keep its intimate atmosphere. Tried several new and old places on Ionia and near the Amway but we still keep returning to Divani.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Divani strives to provide innovative, delicious food and drink offerings worth your visit every time. We just enjoyed a delightful Valentine’s Day with them where we were treated like out-of-town family that everyone wants to visit with. I would recommend trying them out, especially for any special occasion.

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RbtB
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of our favorites. Friends’ first time and they were impressed.

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vipSamantha
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had a 7pm reservation for 3 people and were seated right away. Our waiter came over a few minutes later and took our drink order and an appetizer order for the feta cheese ball. Our drinks didn't get to our table until 7:20pm. I asked the waiter for a straw and he said he'd be right back. After he moved back and forth from the bar to surrounding tables at least 5 times I knew I wasn't getting a straw so I sipped my drink. It was terrible. When the waiter did come back he said, "Oh, do you want that straw?" I told him I didn't like the drink and asked for a glass of wine. That took another 5 minutes. By this point the cheese ball arrived. I swear the portion size was about 3 tablespoons worth of cheese. Barely enough for two people to share. Around 7:45pm the waiter came back and said he forgot to put in our order. He pointed to my friend and recited her order but said he didn't remember the other guests' orders. At this point we were starving. We asked if we could have a basket of bread. The waiter said yes, but he'd have to charge us. Considering he forgot to put our order in and was so casual about it, he could have sent it over on the house. When the bread did arrive (after the meal came out) it was two pieces for three people. The food was okay. My friend ordered the scallops. There were 3 pieces on top of a bed of noodles, and it cost over $30. Ridiculous. Needless to say our experience was pretty terrible and we will never return.

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DougY
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best Filet I have ever had. Amazing. Service was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place where you can actually hear each other! Amazing food every time, great service! Drink selection is extensive.

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CarissaPaul
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! We went for a friend's birthday and the waitress was excellent and polite, very friendly. I will definitely be going back for future celebrations.

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KariS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for a night out with my husband. We sat in the window and loves the coziness.

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CK61
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, quaint spot. Loved the ambiance. Eclectic. Drinks were tasty and dinner was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent the food was very good and fresh and the drinks were good. One of our favorite places in downtown. LOVE the atmosphere too.

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RMmm
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The new menu was not a great selection. We used to love dining here but the food was very average and overpriced. Disappointing evening.

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TimS
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday meal. The food and service were excellent as usual. Divani is one of our go to dinner spots.

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TeresaK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Although it is over an hour drive, we try to go to Divani at least once per year. I have yet to find a restaurant that provides consistently good food and excellent service in West Michigan. The menu is interesting and the wine list is top-notch. There were four in our party and we all ordered something different. With the exception of the somewhat salty lasagna, everything was delicious. The highlight was the duck spring rolls appetizer.

A special shout-out to our server, Annaliese, who is superb. Even when we are away for months, she remembers us. Her wine recommendations are always spot-on.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had the worst server of the state

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Driven
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed an excellent New Year's Eve dinner.

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vipJesslovesfood
Grand Rapids
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with attentive staff who made this evening enjoyable and special. Michael went above and beyond to ensure that we had a memorable visit and we will happily dine at Divani again.

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Nazka
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience eating
at divani. I absolutely loved. Our server Michael was very attentive. He gave great suggestions and had a fabulous sense of humor.

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JaneL
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a lovely spot for a special occasion dinner. Decor is cozy, with dark wood and exposed brick. Although the menu is smallish, there are choices for all palates — I chose the duck breast, which came with a nicely spiced couscous and small green salad, and my husband had the pork shanks with Brussels sprouts and mashed sweet potato. Both dishes were excellent! Cocktails were on point, although my Negroni was a bit skimpy compared to my husband’s Manhattan. Still, very tasty. They have a small selection of wines by the glass, and extensive bottle list. We also shared the chocolate bombe but agreed the spice cake was a bit chewy for our taste — next time I would opt for the vanilla gelato and ask the kitchen to douse it with the wonderful salted caramel sauce that came with the bombe. Our only complaint was the music — electronic dance music pounding over the speakers in what otherwise is a very elegant and understated space. It just didn’t fit, and was quite annoying. Overall, though, a very nice experience.

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viptravelsalot
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner before seeing the Nutcracker, greeted with my usual cocktail upon being seated. The service was outstanding, prompt with everything always filling water. Food was delicious and perfectly prepared.

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vipFrankP
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely exceptional!! Stephanie was our server, and made our experience even better than it already would have been. The next time we’re in town, we will definitely go back!

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The comfortable table our group of 4 was waiting for, with a sofa on one side and two cushy chairs on the other, near the door was suddenly given to another group of 4 who had quite a few years on us and we
were asked to wait or sit at a high top table near the bar. We agreed with the staff that the other group was not suited for a high top and said that was no problem for us. Upon sitting down, we were immediately surprised at how incredibly soft and comfortable the high top chairs were!

In return, we were given a round of cocktails on the house! We thought that was very generous. We have enjoyed an evening out with friends at Divani several times before and have always enjoyed a fantastic menu and wonderful food, never a disappointment. And the best part of choosing Divani is the staff....they are great, energetic, and work hard to please their patrons in a very relaxed, but businesslike fashion. And they have the best cocktails in town, just sayin....

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vipDianeB
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough great things about this restaurant. The food, service, atmosphere, and wine selection were amazing! It was our first visit and will definitely eat there again when visiting Grand Rapids.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and beautiful atmosphere!

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