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J. Paul's Dining Room @ The Kirby, Douglas, MI

J. Paul's Dining Room @ The Kirby

4.9
4.9
408 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Set in a historic 19th-century Victorian, once-turned-local hospital. Now a vibrantly restored dining atmosphere, a wonderfully appointed Bed and Breakfast.

The Kirby Hotel & J. Paul's Dining Room features a fresh, bright menu with something for everyone's taste and price point. Carefully crafted cocktails, an array of award-winning wines, and a culinarily modern, yet classical take on food await your evening. Given multiple awards for its outstanding dining and service.

The staff and Chef LaBelle give a friendly and personable approach to your dining experience. Fresh Locally sourced products are used at their prime. The Prime-aged Prime Rib and Duck dishes are signatures, there are always fresh fish and seafood options as well as vegan and vegetarian options. We cater to all dietary needs.

In the summertime, we offer outdoor seating on our wrap-around porch or our beautifully landscaped back deck overlooking a large pond with a fountain with often-seen wildlife

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (269) 857-5472
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Christopher A LaBelle CEC
  • Catering
    We do not offer off-site catering, but do offer on-site catering for weddings, corporate events, parties, etc.
  • Private party facilities
    Weddings, family reunions, birthdays, business lunches, holiday parties. You name it, we can help throw a party for it! Our Dining Room can fit up to 40 people and our large back deck can seat over 100. For a small, semi-private event, we can partition off part of our dining room for up to 20 people. Whatever event you are looking to host, J. Paul's Dining Room and the Kirby Hotel is the premier choice in West Michigan.
  • Neighborhood
    Saugatuck
  • Cross street
    Blue Star
  • Parking details
    Bike parking available.
  • Public transit
    Interurban Bus
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 408 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids

    Neighborhood gem

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids

    American

408 Reviews
  1. PollyP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous date night with the wife. Courtney took great care of us. The adjoining table of boys added to the ambience and comfortable atmosphere. We started with Brie perfectly baked en croute with a delicious raspberry Cabernet sauce. Probably one of the best bries we’ve ever had. For the main course the prime rib is a favorite. Did not disappoint. Offer an 8, 12 and 18 ounce. Tender to cut with a butter knife. I went with another favorite in the Duck Breast Port Wine and Chantrelle Mushroom. Duck was crispy on the outside and had great flavor, despite it being overcooked just a bit. The aged Gouda gratin was a nice complement to the dish, along with a Pinot Noir from Williamette Valley. Some of the best Pinots. We finished with the homemade coconut cake and Butter Pecan cheesecake. Both fresh and delicious. Definitely will come back for some of their other features. Lovely night on the old 19th century home.

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  2. EricR

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Easter brunch! Cocktails were spot-on, crab cake appetizer large and perfectly prepared, entrees were over the top good and service by Jeff stellar!

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  3. MarkO

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a busy night and we were a table of eight. Never felt as though we were receiving slow service. Courtney was great. Food was also great. We will be back!

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  4. CarolH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The four of us had a forever memorable birthday celebration dinner. We intentionally picked a Wednesday evening hoping it would be quiet enough for older ears to enjoy conversation - and it was. Our appetizer was more unique than its name suggested and was a creative, tasty work of art. Each of us ordered a different entree. All were generous portions, beautifully presented with delicious layers of flavor. Our server was delightful and eager to answer our questions. She took great care to see we had anything we could possibly need and that we had a wonderful evening. This is truly one of the hidden gems of Douglas. We will definitely be returning to dine at The Kirby. Maybe we will see you there.

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  5. MichaelG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with great friends. Made to feel comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Great food and team.

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  6. LoriH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Friendly service and one of our favorite places to dine!

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  7. Mary

    Key West

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. This was not our first time here and we’re happy to see some new menu options.

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  8. PamelaD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Lovely place with great food and friendly service. We will definitely be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OUTSTANDING! No claims about anything. The chef is an artist.

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  10. KimberlyB

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, service, and atmosphere! The scallops were seared perfectly and my dining partner said it was the best Prime rib he’s ever had!

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FAQs

J. Paul's Dining Room @ The Kirby is rated 4.9 stars by 408 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 3 times today
Google Map for J. Paul's Dining Room @ The Kirby

294 W Center St, Douglas, MI 49406

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Blue Star
  • Neighborhood
    Saugatuck
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Bike parking available.
  • Public transit
    Interurban Bus
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Christopher A LaBelle CEC
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (269) 857-5472
  • Catering
    We do not offer off-site catering, but do offer on-site catering for weddings, corporate events, parties, etc.
  • Private party facilities
    Weddings, family reunions, birthdays, business lunches, holiday parties. You name it, we can help throw a party for it! Our Dining Room can fit up to 40 people and our large back deck can seat over 100. For a small, semi-private event, we can partition off part of our dining room for up to 20 people. Whatever event you are looking to host, J. Paul's Dining Room and the Kirby Hotel is the premier choice in West Michigan.
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