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Forty Pearl, Grand Rapids, MI

Forty Pearl

4.7
4.7
400 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.




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Wine Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 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 400 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

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at 40 Pearl. Excellent service and menu. Food was very good and a good solid wine selection. Appreciated the craft cocktails menu created by the bartender. Enjoyed supporting a local business and will go again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Hopefully this was an off night for this restaurant and not the norm. The whole evening seemed to be riddled with issues. Dishes were very slow to come out, some courses never came out, and some dishes were served different than ordered. No one seemed to even realize that they missed serving items that were ordered. When the mains were finally served every single one was room temperature. I presume they sat in the back for quite some time. It’s too bad, as many of the dishes had good flavor, but they were marred with the temperature issue. It’s going to be hard to consider returning as no one stepped up to proactively recover the multiple debacles after they were pointed out.
  3. J

    Juliebug

    Indiana

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're from Indy and had Umphrey's Mcgee tix at 20 Monroe. We wanted a hotel and dinner reservations within walking distance of the theater so chose to dine at 40 Pearl. We are SO glad we chose well. Excellent choice! Josh was a great server and our dinner was excellent! I had the Farow Island salmon, which was delicious. Beautiful old building across the street that we enjoyed looking over through the window. It was a great evening!
  4. KR

    KateR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely time, with good service and the food was delicious. Good drink options. The atmosphere was classy yet comfortable, however the temperature was very warm. Will be returning!
  5. LS

    LynnS

    Grand Rapids

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tried the featured wine and it was excellent. Asked for a second glass and clearly was given something else.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere with well spaced tables so felt like a private experience. Pure Michigan food was delicious! We will be back.
  7. MG

    MGee

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service as always! I love coming here time & time again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary experience. Wonderful cocktails from a skilled mixologist. The staff experience couldn’t have been better. The appetizers were great and topped off with a fantastic meal. Will be back.
  9. C

    Christina

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had an excellent meal! The service was a tad on the slow side but everything was delicious!
  10. E

    Eric

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were a party of 6 and tried a variety of apps, main dishes and desserts. Everything was great - the food was really fresh and high quality. Our service was very good, which is hard to do with a large party. The noise level is moderate - we were able to conduct conversations without any problems. The dining room is somewhat casual (bare wooden tables), but the glass ware and silver ware is all kind of fancy, making the ambiance very gourmet feeling. Our table was near the front door and, as it was a very cold night, there was a cold draft from time to time. If you are in another part of the dining room, you would not have that problem. I certaily recommend Forty Pearl.
  11. BR

    BrittanyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This may be my new favorite restaurant. We started with the Burrata and it was amazing. The whitefish soup was even better. Loved to see a great selection of n/a beer as well!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a party of 4 and we all enjoyed our food and drinks. We also liked that everything on our plate was sourced from Michigan. Will definitely return Thanks Ashley for the great service!
  13. HD

    HollyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love that this restaurant offers different local options for both food & beverage. Loved the ambiance in the restaurant too!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal at Forty Pearl. As a person who’s lived near Grand Rapids my entire life I thought the menu was a great representation of what West Michigan has to offer. The Charcuterie board included generous portions and the smoked duck breast was incredible.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and well rounded menu. Something for everyone and all 4 people at our table were happy with their meals and apps. Walleye was very good, Soup and Salad was great. Venison burger and Perch were both very good. Would definitely return.
  16. BJ

    BethJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Based on the online reviews, we were eager to try this restaurant, but were disappointed. The service was very good but many menu items were unavailable (at 7pm). We were left with very few menu choices and our food was delivered to the table cold. Sadly, a "one and done" experience for us.
  17. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so kind and the food and drinks were delicious!
  18. P

    Paul

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food great service great location! Staff is always friendly and attentive one of our favorite places for any occasion!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was incredibly welcoming, food was tasty, and ambience was delightful. A nice evening out with our parents to celebrate the holidays
  20. CR

    CindyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. I had the Walleye and Blueberry Cheesecake for dessert. Everyone was very friendly. It was warm and cozy inside.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service. The walleye was fresh, loved the mustard sauce with it. Portions are just the right size, not oversized. We shared an amazing creme brulee with a honey comb on top, so good. I had the Whispering on the Garden cocktail also excellent. The wine list was extensive. Great service and atmosphere. I will definitely be back.
  22. KC

    KyleC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our service and food was very good. My fiancé and I were both very happy with our orders and the service was great. We will definitely be back!
  23. G

    Grateful

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the wine suggestions! The whitefish dip, salmon, and pork chops were all excellent! And the service was the best!
  24. DS

    DianaS

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Loved the whitefish dip and salmon.
  25. DB

    DavidB

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good local flair - great service. Perfect for a business meeting!
  26. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing in a comfortable, modern interior. Loved our waiter!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. 10/10. We will return soon
  28. ES

    EmilyS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was beyond lovely and the food was incredible! Definitely coming back.
  29. T

    Tp7301

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding place to dine. Wonderful and fresh food. My wife said the salmon was the best she ever had. I had the pork chop which was also delicious. I opted for the roast Brussel sprouts for my veggie which is the best in West Michigan.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and the food and drinks were wonderful . Great server,and quiet atmosphere to dine in. Will definitely be back!
  32. RR

    RyanR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great first experience at this restaurant. The crispy brussels sprouts, venison burger and meatloaf were all fantastic, and our server was very nice. Prices were very reasonable. We will be back next time we visit Grand Rapids.
  33. JS

    JedS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious It came out of the kitchen hot like it had just been served out of the pan We loved it!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Bren, was kind and knowledgeable. The food, especially the Brussels sprout
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overall food was decent. Service was friendly but a little slow. It was an anniversary dinner, but the restaurant did not offer any special item other than a small sign on the table. The table we sat at had too bright of lighting especially for an intimate dinner
  36. BS

    BourbonScotchLover

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice wine selection - even though limited, provide a nice variety. The food was excellent and service was great. I had the duck and my daughter the salmon. We were both very pleased as meat and fish was not overcooked. We also didn't feel rushed and were informed of how long we had the table as we were there early before a concert which was nice to know.
  37. AW

    AdamW

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Everything was good except for the smell. The fryer smells incredibly bad and my clothes still smell from last night.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers. Brussel sprouts and spinach rings were great. Wonderful bubbles and wine.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner with our adult kids for one of their birthdays. We had heard a mix of reviews, but our experience was great. We all raved over the roasted Brussels sprouts of all things. ☺️ We would go back!
  40. TM

    ToriM

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service from Diana! It was very warm in the restaurant - the thermostat by the table said 78.5 degrees!

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 400 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 18 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 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 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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