Friesian Gastro Pub

4.7
205 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
After sitting vacant for a few years, we renovated the former “Lord’s Chapel” building just down the hill from Michigan Street’s Medical Mile corridor into The Friesian Gastro Pub. In addition to having a full bar, we serve up comfort food with an eclectic twist.

The Friesian accommodates seating for over 80 people inside (including our unique centrally-located bar), and when the weather warms up we will open our 20-person back patio and 50-person rooftop deck – a first for Michigan Street!

The Friesian is co-owned and operated by local restaurant industry veteran Craig Jones, along with co-owners Zan Lamkin and Phil Rienstra. All three owners live in Grand Rapids and are excited to bring a gastro pub with a fun atmosphere and great menu to the Midtown Neighborhood.

We intend to change the menu regularly with some globally-inspired selections, but not stray too far from what you’d expect in a neighborhood gastro pub. So you’ll have to keep coming back to see what’s new.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 205 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbubbster
Grand Rapids
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eclectic menu of delicious foods! All four of us had different items, and we each loved our meals. The poblano dip was addictive, and the Brussel sprouts appetizer was amazing. Great drinks for beautiful bar. Best server, Savanah made our experience memorable! Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop deck was excellent
Food was even better

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! And our server was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Delish food, great service! Little gem.

MA
MaureenA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch menu with awesome server!! Drinks are A+

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Kate
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Super cute vibe, too, especially for brunch.

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AriGold
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was amazing and ambiance was stellar! Will be back🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I still can't figure out how that mac n cheese is vegan! So good. The Texas brisket pile was awesome, too. We chose to sit inside because we thought it would be too hot outside, but we definitely will choose the patio next time!

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Caddy68
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location downtown.

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vipScottO
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and interesting food. Lots of vegetarian options. Not the most kid friendly menu. It would be nice to have a few more traditional options for kids but that may be a conscious decision.

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vipbubbster
Grand Rapids
43 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful, eclectic selections on the menu. Excellent service! Busy place, reservations highly recommended.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food! I made a reservation for brunch, but when we went it wasn't busy at all, so we really didn't need one, but they had our table ready to go for us with the high chair I had requested. I think the server was a little surprised none of us ordered cocktails, but he was very attentive and kind and turned out had the same name as our toddler. The chicken and waffles were outstanding! We also got some donuts a la carte, they were fine, but the main food was really interesting and tasty! We also had some of the yogurt parfaits and they were delicious too. Really great hidden brunch gem in a city where brunch is popular and often over-crowded!

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KathrynJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific! They really have an excellent menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Probably the best I’ve had in GR. It was great because I brought picky family members, vegan family members, etc. and everyone was happy.

EK
ErinK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The carrot cake did not disappoint. The cocktails were awesome and reasonably priced. Entrees were great. We enjoyed the ambiance of the outdoor patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe, great service and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dodd and service was great

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JohnN
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting menu. Best Brussel sprouts I’ve ever had. Great service creative cocktails. Will be back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was really disappointed to find out that Sunday is all day brunch. Their menu is limited. For a late afternoon reservation on Father’s Day, I didn’t expect brunch. When I made the reservation, all day brunch was not listed. Had I known, I would’ve made a reservation elsewhere.

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KristinaP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service. We enjoyed everything!

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clairely
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hands down best hot chicken sandwich I’ve ever had! The potato wedges were great too!

JC
JohnC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Joey was a great waiter. Loved his dry sense of humor. Great food and overall wonderful experience.

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CaliL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is THE brunch spot in GR. Amazing experience every single time.

MV
MikeV
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, service, and food. Will definitely be back.

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Averie
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of appetizers, amazing entrees, dessert is A1 and great variety of drinks! Definitely will be returning! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The outside areas were so fun!!! LOVED the cocktails and food was good. We had to talk really loudly over the music which is always frustrating when you go out to be social and have to yell over the music. Will be back again and again!

DH
DonnaH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening out after Covid for a year and 1/2. Nice atmosphere, good food!

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vipjoelb
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look Friedan is everything great about good dining. Rotating menu, well thought out food, and great courses. Well chosen tap menu puts it over the top.

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MirandaL
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the pork belly bites and the gin fizz drink! The burger was ok. It did not really have any flavor to it which was disappointing. The rooftop is great! Friendly service. I will definitely be going here again.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The environment was great. Wish there was a little more variety in their menu, but overall it was a positive experience!

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Enjoyed the food and the drinks. Atmosphere is great, service was wonderful

MB
MelissaB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner on the deck. So grateful for vaccines and return to fun times with friends ❤️💉

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Lulu
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, cute patio and awesome food and staff!

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AudreyR
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was incredible. It was our first time eating here. Service was impeccable. Food and drinks were amazing! And atmosphere was pretty awesome too. Highly recommend. Will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. A nice variety of menu
choices from a somewhat unique menu.
A good choice!

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Melissa
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally booked Mother's Day brunch for a party of 3 which later grew to a party of 5 and Friesian was super accommodating - only had to move my reservation time about 15 minutes. The food, drinks, service, music, and atmosphere were all great and we had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning to spend time in one of the outdoor areas!

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illmrj
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected.

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CathyC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had brunch on Mother’s Day. The food and service were both great. I would definitely eat there again.

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Michael
Grand Rapids
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Due to restriction during Covid-19 we hadn't dined here as yet but we finally got in for brunch this weekend and were very pleasantly impressed!! we'll definitely be back again!!!

Great food & beverages and wonderful atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Friesian Gastro Pub using the Order Online button. Friesian Gastro Pub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 825-3001.

Friesian Gastro Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 205 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.