Friesian Gastro Pub
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.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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!
Rooftop deck was excellent
Food was even better
Food was so good! And our server was wonderful.
Wonderful. Delish food, great service! Little gem.
Delicious brunch menu with awesome server!! Drinks are A+
Great service, great food! Super cute vibe, too, especially for brunch.
Service was great, food was amazing and ambiance was stellar! Will be back🥂
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!
Great location downtown.
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.
Wonderful, eclectic selections on the menu. Excellent service! Busy place, reservations highly recommended.
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!
Food was terrific! They really have an excellent menu.
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.
The carrot cake did not disappoint. The cocktails were awesome and reasonably priced. Entrees were great. We enjoyed the ambiance of the outdoor patio.
Cool vibe, great service and good food!
Dodd and service was great
Very interesting menu. Best Brussel sprouts I’ve ever had. Great service creative cocktails. Will be back there again.
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.
Great food, cocktails and service. We enjoyed everything!
Hands down best hot chicken sandwich I’ve ever had! The potato wedges were great too!
Joey was a great waiter. Loved his dry sense of humor. Great food and overall wonderful experience.
This is THE brunch spot in GR. Amazing experience every single time.
Fantastic place, service, and food. Will definitely be back.
Great selection of appetizers, amazing entrees, dessert is A1 and great variety of drinks! Definitely will be returning! :)
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!
A great evening out after Covid for a year and 1/2. Nice atmosphere, good food!
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.
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.
The environment was great. Wish there was a little more variety in their menu, but overall it was a positive experience!
So yummy! Enjoyed the food and the drinks. Atmosphere is great, service was wonderful
Wonderful dinner on the deck. So grateful for vaccines and return to fun times with friends ❤️💉
Great service, cute patio and awesome food and staff!
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!
Mother’s Day brunch. A nice variety of menu
choices from a somewhat unique menu.
A good choice!
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!
Everything was as expected.
My daughter and I had brunch on Mother’s Day. The food and service were both great. I would definitely eat there again.
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!!
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.