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Forty Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI

Forty Pearl

4.7
4.7
347 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Forty Pearl is a sensory Pure Michigan experience in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids. Our mission is to showcase the finest Michigan wines by pairing them with adventurous bites, sourcing seasonal ingredients locally. We are a collective of Michigan-based winemakers, chefs, story tellers, and characters.

Originally opened by Ed and Robert Brengman as a tasting room to showcase their award-winning wines and bring a taste of Traverse City to Grand Rapids, Forty Pearl has grown to be so much more with the partnership of Brengman Brothers and our culinary team, led by Chef Taylor Boeschenstein.

We’d put Michigan up with the best of ‘em for producing some of the finest wine, cocktails, and food and we strive to showcase this in every glass and plate served. Our restaurant is best suited for adults.




Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (616) 608-7741

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Boeschenstein

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Our entrance is on Ottawa St. just South of the Pearl/Ottawa intersection

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Parking Garage, or various Parking Lots in the vicinity

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for Groups

  • Grand Rapids

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. I

    Iliketoeatout2022

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It’s okay. A little pricey for what you get. We appreciated the artprize artwork around and the expansive wine display. The Brussels sprouts were too oily from being deep fried and the salmon tasted a little old. Our waitress wasn’t very attentive. I think we took a good look around and decided not to come back.
  2. A

    Aushdog

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really terrific dinner. Food was really good, drinks were delicious. And out server was attentive. Was very happy with our visit, and will definitely return.
  3. MK

    MichelleK

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, food and ambiance. Deanna was a delightful server. I would go every week if I lived in Grand Rapids
  4. MW

    MeganW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Overall it was a great time! We did have to wait a few minutes for our reservations but it was understandable with it being a Saturday night and Artprize going on. We definitely would come back again!
  5. GC

    GabrielleC

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and the service was good. Nicely renovated old building. A little loud, though, and kitchen could have a little better ventilation.
  6. m

    mdbuttercup

    Chicago

    245 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    245 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was efficient and not rushed. Food had ample portions, tasted good and served nicely. Prices were comparable. Only negative for me was that Pepsi products were sold instead of Coke.
  7. LW

    LauraW

    E. Tennessee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Great find in downtown Grand Rapids. Food was delicious, especially the corn chowder, good service and nice variety on the menu. The local walleye was well presented and very tasty! Next time we are in town Forty Pearl will definately be in our plans!
  8. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for a quiet place with good food and down town. We Found it in Forty Pearl! What a gem! And the wait staff was very good-no rushing, asked how we were doing. Water and fresh coffee on demand. We will go again!
  9. L

    Lori

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with the whitefish dip and brussel sprouts. Best sprouts i have ever had. Food was delicious. Great service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor and order the corn chowder
  11. r

    rxm68

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. Helpful and friendly. Surprisingly good food.
  12. 2

    2view

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine food, wine, and artwork too! Don't miss this gem.
  13. JP

    JacquelineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my husbands birthday and it did not disappoint. Great food, great service and delicious drinks. The atmosphere is great!
  14. AH

    AlexandraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, our favorite restaurant in town.
  15. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience Great food great service great location
  16. CS

    CarlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE Forty Pearl!!!! All their food is fabulous that I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot). My hubby and I go there for most celebratory occasions and sometimes even just because we can. We’ve now taken our moms and grandma who have very particular diets. The servers and chef are always happy to make adjustments/accommodations for the nuanced dietary needs. While we have never had a bad server, we often request Kennedy’s section if she’s working because she was our first server and she was GREAT! They have options with a variety of price ranges too! I highly recommend!
  17. CB

    ChrisB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. The charcuterie board appetizer was very good, loved the pickled beans! Thank you for a wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
  18. F

    Faith

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was perfect! Drinks, food, and service were all fantastic and we wish we lived closer!
  19. CC

    CarolineC

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good and service. Had the grain salad—so fresh and light. Husband had perch Reuben and indicated it was the best fish sandwich he ever had. Finished with homemade ice cream—all superior. Nice atmosphere and incredible, caring service from Deanna who is a super person. The way she explained the focus on local and state products and influences with such passion was really inspired and reminds me of what is right in the world with people who care. Can’t wait to return!
  20. TK

    TinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a bachelorette party and it was perfect. The bride said the food was the best she’s ever had!
  21. MT

    MarkT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting from out of town and have been to Forty Pearl three times this week. Each time it was amazing, from the food to the service. Over the last 20 years we’ve had to deal with removing items from the chosen dish at many restaurants due to food restrictions. Forty Pearl went above and beyond to adapt and provide us with a complete dish that was absolutely amazing, delicious, special, and allergen free. Thank you to Deanna and Kennedy for the excellent service and amazing experience. I’m sure we’ll see you soon. Thank you!
  22. P

    Paul

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food service and location one of our favorite places in Grand Rapids…
  23. g

    goingout

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon was excellent, my wife had the fried chicken sandwich which was also excellent. Will definitly go back. Large wine selection.
  24. RC

    RussellCup

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend!! Best service I’ve had at a restaurant since COVID started. The food & wine was outstanding. Great place for a romantic dates, adult family dinning or girls night out! The art on display are all Michigan based artists and give the restaurant an elevated dinning setting.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and the ambiance is very enjoyable. All wines I tried were wonderful! Would go back.
  26. OR

    OpenReview

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were seated and served timely and the food was great! Beware the place serves fried Brussels so it does smell like Brussels!! Be ready!!
  27. L

    Lovegreatmeals

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful! Such a cute place inside, tables well spaced, not noisy. We had a great server & really enjoyed our meal.
  28. KC

    KaCoGlo

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and server Zack was great. Drinks a little pricey. The noise level was good. Not so loud you cannot hear your own table talk. I will definitely be coming back. Appreciated that they took reservations.
  29. D

    Diner49503

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. I’ll definitely come back!
  30. EB

    EdBarb

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Overall our experience at Forty Pearl was very good. Our server, Travis K, recommended the Fried Asparagus starter and that turn out fantastic. The seared Walleye was a hit, but the Duck 3 ways, although very tasty, was dryer than expected for duck. Service was a little slow but not horrible. One interesting point, the wife had a Maple aged Bourbon from a local distillery that she really liked. We were surprised to see on the check that there was a charge for Rocks in the drink. A first for us. We would return, and recommend it to others.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every part!
  32. JZ

    JoshuaZ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service. Excellent menu options with a creative drink menu.
  33. LD

    LydiaD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seemingly simple American food, each dish has a unique and gourmet twist. The asparagus appetizer on greens and the cheese curd starter were both perfectly, lightly fried, tempura style, and the sauces were all wonderful, filled with unexpected flavor bursts. Comfortable light midcentury space, with clear views of the city. Highly recommend.
  34. n

    nelsonad80

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven't had anything bad yet, but I absolutely love love the cheese curds and roasted Brussel sprouts. I reserved space for 5 guests for Happy Hour and when I arrived our table was all set, and Breann was an attentive and wonderful waitress. Needless to say, I recommend this place for anyone that loves a good spirit or wine, a quiet atmosphere and great food. You'll be sure to enjoy it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In the area trying new places. Absolutely awesome place!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place in downtown Grand Rapids. Excellent menu and great location. Top-notch service too!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Forty Pearl for my birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! I follow a ketogenic lifestyle for health reasons and they went beyond to bring me green beans so I had something to dip in the delicious smoked white fish dip we ordered. My fiancé had the fish chowder and we both devoured the absolutely delectable Duck 3 Ways. Fantastic, fresh flavors, a wide selection of drink options, and a kind and prompt staff made this a spot we will definitely frequent.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and drinks were amazing! Service was great. Well worth the trip into town. Pleasantly surprised with flavors :)
  39. JD

    JonD

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Excellent menu choices. Super service. Will definitley be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with amazing food and outstanding desserts

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Forty Pearl using the Order Online button. Forty Pearl also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 608-7741.

Forty Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 347 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Forty Pearl

40 Pearl St NW, Ste 110, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Our entrance is on Ottawa St. just South of the Pearl/Ottawa intersection

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking, Parking Garage, or various Parking Lots in the vicinity

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Boeschenstein

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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