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Friesian Gastro Pub, Grand Rapids, MI

Friesian Gastro Pub

4.6
4.6
403 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (616) 825-3001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Different areas of the restaurant available for large parties. Booking via events@friesiangr.com

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Cross street

    Eastern & Michigan

  • Parking details

    other than street parking, we share a large parking lot off of Eastern Ave. just north of Michigan St.

  • Additional

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

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What 403 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love Friesian’s menu and cocktails. Their happy hour is a great way to beat the crowd or an early start for a show at DeVos. Their room can get loud with music, cocktails stirring and an the ever-present high-pitched or cigar-club-wanna-be-loud talker. Something you will find anywhere. The decor is great and service fantástica (Madison, our server, was knowledgeable, attentive and frequently checked on us. Love it.
  2. SR

    SteveR

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Not a good value. Way too expensive for the quantity and quality of the food. How can people afford to eat out anymore?
  3. A

    Anna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I’ve been a few times. The brunch is delicious. The dinner I’m almost always disappointed with what I ordered. Last night three of us ordered the lobster bisque and we all stopped eating after a few bites. Pasta was not very flavorful. Drinks were good, dessert was just okay. Food took a long time to come out. Service was okay.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They went above & beyond & had our table all set on their heated patio. Service was outstanding!!
  5. EF

    EastownFoodie

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always top notch...what a great place to celebrate a birthday! Thanks for making it special!
  6. M

    Mellie

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food. Server was overwhelmed (not her fault) and it was very loud. Would definitely go back despite these things. Food was top notch.
  7. H

    Heather

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner! Food, service and ambience were fantastic
  8. KB

    KimB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A friend and I had an early dinner on a Tuesday night. We easily found parking right in front of the restaurant. Food was pretty good; we both had the brie BLT and truffle fries. Sandwich was delicious. The truffle fries could have been cooked a bit longer - they were somewhat mushy but with very good flavor. The pickle served with our sandwiches was spicy enough to need a warning. Drinks were fine, not remarkable. Service was good. Despite being not very crowded it was somewhat loud. Overall a decent experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonton soup was sooo good! Everyone was happy with their meals, but the cocktails fell short. I’d suggest just keeping it simple with the drinks and pass on the cocktails. But I would definitely come back for dinner. Waitress was really nice and did a great job.
  10. A

    Audrey

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers at the gastro pub! We all loved our meal choices…drink menu was also awesome! The Brussels were amazing. Will definitely return! Being able to make a reservation was key for us!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Shaken Steak was delicious!!! Best Ameretto Sour I’ve ever had! Our waitress was personable and fun. Unfortunately there was a large party that was VERY loud!!!
  12. LD

    LauraD

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative dishes that were all wonderful. Great custom cocktails. Fun atmosphere!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service! Great menu!
  14. JD

    JackieDP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Vegan options were amazing.
  15. SM

    ScottM

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks and service
  16. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious vegetarian meal and the Blueberry fizz excellent.
  17. JB

    JonB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was generally quite good and a real value during restaurant week. Service was excellent. However the seating was uncomfortable, the noise level was too high and the background music was annoying.
  18. NM

    NancyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were first time visitors during Restaurant Week. We thoroughly enjoyed the offerings. The portions were a nice size. My husband finished all of his but our friend and I took home leftover entree. We also tried an appetizer, the Frites & Fondue which was yummy. We will be back!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Service was fine, but the food was not great. Everything seemed under seasoned on our appetizers and main courses for restaurant week.
  20. CZ

    CamarayeZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Mac was fantastic! Really enjoyed her interactions with out table for a girls night our. Will return!
  21. d

    dalem

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Terrific appetizers. We had the Brussels Sprouts with shaved beef. Several different layers of flavor. We'll go back and make a meal out of the appetizers. Entrée's were very good. Stuffed Salmon, Sausage with Oriechette and squash.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great time!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was great and you get a lot of it. I had the Seasonal Depression cocktail and it was fantastic. Our server was nice, but would have liked them to be more attentive. It was busy so that could very well be why…not a big issue. The atmosphere is amazing. Beautiful decor and it feel like home. My only complaint was the noise level was high and I had a hard time hearing my friends. All in all, I would definitely recommend.
  24. PC

    PattyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Horrible service, horrible food, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  25. M

    Micah

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. My wife and I loved the Bao Buns. Also if you can add the mushrooms that come with the frites and filets to the Wonton Soup I think would be a great addition. All around 10/10 dining experience.
  26. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service were all very good. Only issues I had was the cocktail I had, Gold Fashioned, it was very watered down.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Our table was ready for us when we got there. We all enjoyed our meals, drinks, desserts were fantastic! Dont skip the truffle fondue!
  28. s

    skvanenk

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great innovative food choices and large selection of alcoholic beverages!
  29. r

    riderj

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was good, music level was just enough that I did struggle to hear the server talking. Food was good, Brussel Sprouts delicious and touch of sweet was a nice surprise.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great earlier dinner experience before a downtown performance. Excellent service, good wine & diverse menu. Love the vibe inside. Second visit, this time at a table. Randomly ran into other friends who were up at the bar for their 2nd visit. Great local establishment feel & good energy. Will be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Say on the patio beautiful night. Good company and overall all the meals were very tasty
  32. C

    Chris

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great service. This was the first time there for us, but we hope to be back.
  33. DG

    DukeG

    Grand Rapids

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The venue is well appointed and has a neighborhood vibe, which is nice. The noise level is higher than I'd like for dining, but to be fair, it is a bar too. The service was slow, in part because it was pretty busy, but slower than it should have been. The food itself was delicious. We would eat there again.
  34. S

    Stanford1

    Grand Rapids

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food -and exceptional service by Joey. Perfect date night!
  35. A

    Adam

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Took 20+ minutes to have server come once seated. Server provided great service once they were told that our table was theirs. Good portion sizes but food lacked flavors as described on menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, cocktails and atmosphere, waitress was fun and energetic
  37. SL

    SteakLover

    Milwaukee

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our group of three couples all agreed that the food and cheerful service was excellent. Perhaps the biggest detraction was that the environment was quite noisy, as there is robust bar service on a Friday evening. Overall, this was an excellent dinner and evening.
  38. W

    Weezie222

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, delicious food and great drinks; we will be back!
  39. KJ

    KarenJ

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My non vegan family and friends ordered the vegan nachos and LOVED it! They have a wonderful, interesting menu and truly awesome cocktails. I just can't wait to go back. Great service. This is one of my new favorite restaurants!
  40. AL

    AmyL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice casual atmosphere, food was great and the carrot cake is delicious!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 403 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Friesian Gastro Pub

720 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eastern & Michigan

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    other than street parking, we share a large parking lot off of Eastern Ave. just north of Michigan St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (616) 825-3001

  • Private party facilities

    Different areas of the restaurant available for large parties. Booking via events@friesiangr.com

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