jdek at Margaux

4.3
94 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the best view in Grand Rapids on the Jdek at Margaux seated along the Grand River! We are dog-friendly on the patio only.

Current Hours
Monday - Sunday | Dinner 5pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday's | Brunch 10am-2pm

Here are a couple of things you need to know:
- Reservations are weather dependent
- If you are inquiring about a private event, please contact our Event Team at margauxinfo@ahchospitality.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 94 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was special due to time and attention from staff. Well done. Memorable.

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KarenJ
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The location is absolutely fantastic! The patio is a perfect pandemic location for a meal. The service was truly outstanding. The menu could be better. It's very limited and too pricy.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great service! Food was great, but a bit overpriced. In general, I think you’re paying for the atmosphere (which is amazing)!

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Dani
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table enjoyed the filet which was tender and cooked to perfection. The trout was also very lovely with a generous portion. The pasta ragout was also slowly roasted, tender and flavored the pasta wonderfully. A perfect way to start out the evening pre-concert.

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Philip
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Margaux and overall it was pleasing. The food and presentation were above average but not stellar. Our server, Esvin, was terrific, knowledgeable, and very attentive.

Overall, it was a positive dining experience.

DH
DebbieH
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and professional staff, awesome view, and good food selection.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food and setting was great, but the waiter spilled quite a bit our wine while pouring, took 5 mins to clean it up, never really did anything about it. Service was slow, but I understand with staffing issues right now. Just wasn’t very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had special dinner for our anniversary. Wonderful location, on the water on the outdoor deck. Food was wonderful, waitress very accommodating and friendly. Even received a special complimentary dessert for our special occasion. A little windy at times, but worth the view. Saw the sunset.

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

Our waitress was AMAZING! She made us feel so appreciated!

MJ
MarcusJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

JDek is always a good time. The trout is fantastic. Only complaint is that they do not have umbrellas out and it was very sunny when we got there. But once the sun goes behind the museum it was fine.

DG
DowntownGirl
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view was amazing! We saw a beautiful sunset over the Grand River. The menu is limited, but food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Lack of table service. Lack of cutlery, drink was overpriced and tasteless. I make a better cheese board at home. Left before ordering entrees.

JB
JennieB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and recommendations were excellent! Pricey but good.

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TabS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting is beyond beautiful with views of the city and the Grand River. The staff is top notch-providing exceptional service from the host stand to our table. Food and drinks are fantastic.

SV
vipSarahV
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside area that overlooks the river. Great service and the food was delicious.

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Mak1
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting outside, very windy the day we were there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was speculator

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AdamY
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The staff were not very knowledgeable about the menu. They had a hard time even reading it to tell us about it, and gave weird names to menu items when served to us. Other than the lack of understanding their own menu, they are friendly and the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a wedding and exactly what I needed. Great food and great service and the perfect location. Will definitely return next time we’re in GR.

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petec
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Food tasted amazing, portions were quite small however for the price. View is great along the Grand River.

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Michaela12
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch on the jdek was wonderful. The weather was beautiful. The building blocked the hot morning sun, and there was a nice breeze along the river. Beautiful environment for brunch.

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Heather
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 4 of us in our party, two with birthdays. The service was friendly and efficient, the food delicious, and the birthday surprise of dessert for the two birthday men was incredibly nice. There was no cover on the deck area, which was not consistent with posted photos, and the gin and tonic was mediocre. Overall a very nice experience, but we also got lucky that the sun was not excruciating. Jdek should recognize people’s risk of skin cancer and get some patio umbrellas of some sort.

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mommy
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Eating on the deck was relaxing and very enjoyable. I will definitely do this again!

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KatieK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Beat place to spend an anniversary!

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vipclarkvanhalsema
Grand Rapids
45 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was spectacular for my riverside dinner; Hannah was a bright spirit with food & wine wisdom. As planned and executed, a marvelous sunset evening!

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CourtneyA
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and atmosphere, the views were great! Our service was pleasant and attentive. My only complaint was the food. I splurged on the filet mignon but wished I hadn't; it was overcooked and just plain boring, hardly seasoned at all.
My husband got the half chicken which he thought was pretty good and we did like our appetizer and dessert (charcuterie board & rhubarb caramel cheesecake).
Overall good experience, but the food was a bit overpriced for nothing great.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We attended with two kids for the American Picnic in July 3rd. It was wonderful. I would only suggest adding some hotdogs or hamburgers for the younger kids. Thank you!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Open Table reservations clearly stated that outdoor seating was unavailable so I booked a high top that I assumed was in the bar area and not associated with Margaux fine dining area. If the weather had been warmer or my guests prepared, we would have been pleasantly surprised to learn we were seated outside. As it was, we were not prepared. I also would have thought propane lantern heaters would be on hand since Michigan Spring-Summer-Fall temperatures can be very unpredictable. If was fine until the sun set. Staff readily supplied a blanket to start and then eventually moved us inside. Inside was great, but acoustics were loud making conversation difficult. This is a great Grand Rapids location, and the wait staff were very accommodating.

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vipLAdams
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was cold and terrible! My waitress disappeared and when she resurfaced. She said I was waiting for you to make eye contact! I love the patio so nice to sit in the summer. The awful food and poor service is not worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We did not eat, the drinks were fine and the setting was awesome however they were too busy for how many people they had working. Our server was perfectly pleasant but it took us 30 minutes to get a glass of wine and a whiskey drink from their cocktail menu with minimal communication. I understand places are trying to get back in the swing but they shouldn’t have accepted our reservation then.

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Seafoodie
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and the outside seating overlooking the River is beautiful!

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vipChadB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We always love the JW. It’s lively. It’s clean. There were about six people in the entire restaurant and our server forgot our food. We waited over an hour for two people. We will definitely return, but will always sit at the bar. Nothing was comped. Nothing was discounted. We look forward to our next visit, but never again at a table. The bartenders are thorough, knowledgeable, competent, and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out server was exceptionally nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My group did not get to experience the Jdek at Margaux with our reservation. We arrived early for our reservation time at 8:45pm and waited over 20 minutes after our reservation to be seated while other reservations at our time were immediately sat. Although management did address the issue, nothing was done to get my group seated in a quick manner. It was a bummer we waited for such a long period and never got to enjoy the beautiful sunset and drinks for our birthday party group.

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vipJoeF
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

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DevonB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Expensive for the quality of the food. Your basically paying for the view.

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vipBeePatter
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jaz, was so attentive and sweet. We were there to celebrate my cousin's engagement and they really made her feel special with the dinner and atmosphere. We all enjoyed our dinner and drinks, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal excellent wait staff. You have to appreciate the hard-working people who work in the hospitality industry and I've had to deal with Covid and concerned travelers and government over regulation. The ones that showed up and took care of you deserve to be treated very well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious, however the service was very slow. Our waitress seemed to be very stressed but was still great.

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viplauras
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

NO heaters on patio and bugs everywhere. Service was slow.

FAQs

jdek at Margaux is rated 4.3 stars by 94 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.