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Knoop, Grand Rapids, MI

Knoop

4.3
4.3
315 Reviews
$30 and under
Beer Garden
Our upscale rooftop beer garden offers a refined menu of Dutch cuisine with a modern touch. Savor made from scratch sharables and small bites as well as special craft cocktails served tableside with our personalized flair. Delight in a wide variety of local beer and wine while enjoying stunning views of downtown Grand Rapids.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Beer Garden, Dutch, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (616) 456-6200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Lively

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for scenic views

  • Grand Rapids

    Lively

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  1. JZ

    JoshuaZ

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great service, great atmosphere. The let down is the choice of furniture. Tiny tables in a shared plate restaurant don’t work. Also seating that is a cushiony seat 12 inches below the table or a chair 4 inches above the table are impractical and uncomfortable.
  2. RD

    RileighD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and drinks, definitely will be back!
  3. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    There are very limited food options, the drinks are overpriced, and many menu items were unavailable. The ambiance is nice, but the noise level is very loud.
  4. CR

    CatherineR

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Dinner reservations for 6 but was put at a very small table right under a tv, that was smaller than most coffee tables.
  5. BL

    BeckyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the funnest, a bit more hippie and fantastic food - will definitely be going back
  6. C

    Caroline

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff (bartenders) could not have been nicer . We sat in a great room with a lovely view.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My family and I had a great time at Knoop. I had some family members come over from East Lansing, and I was looking for a nice welcoming place to sit and talk. Luckily I was recommended by a friend here and I had made a reservation that same day and we went for some drinks. I wish we had tried some of the food, but will do that next time for sure! We had a good experience, the staff were very helpful and friendly. It wasn’t too loud which was great and it wasn’t too crowded either.
  8. BP

    BrianP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating establishment, fun, and friendly.
  9. CS

    ColleenS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations and had even gotten a confirmation text but the restaurant was closed because of the storm. I was the one to call to double check. No one from the restaurant called to inform me that they were closed. There were several other restaurants downtown that were open. It would have been nice if someone had called. Poor customer service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were so kind, it did take us awhile to get our first drinks but it was a busy night!
  11. OV

    OliviaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go with friends! So much fun! Great food and servers, the restaurant is so cute! 100% recommend for a date night or girls night out!
  12. M

    Maci

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always the best service at Knoop! The staff was wonderful to everyone in our group and helped us celebrate my mom's birthday. The bartenders make deliciously crafted cocktails that are always picture-perfect. Highly recommend!
  13. BR

    BRITT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Place was pretty dead when we arrived, made a reservation because I had a few good experiences here when it first opened. This time was significantly different. We tried quite a few food selections: wagyu sliders, poutine, truffle terrines, bao buns, and a pretzel. They were all very bland or flavor combos that just didn’t work, it was so bad and disappointing. Drinks were okay, mine was extremely bitter but I was able to get it down. Service was decent. Atmosphere was ok, at one point the music switched to hip hop and was really loud which was fine but pretty abrupt and not the vibe. Overall - I don’t recommend this place for food, maybe for drinks during the day when you can see the nice view. This place has really gone down hill, but again we are still in a pandemic and it has affected many restaurants so I understand. I will say this place was once very good and the food was great, not so much anymore. I hope they can turn it around!
  14. W

    Whatevs

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    It was so loud at Knoop, we couldn't hear each other across a small table. Chairs were super uncomfortable. It was not a very pleasant experience. Server was nice and helpful.
  15. JD

    JoshD

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really cool space with a great view of the city. The food and drinks were awesome! Definitely worth trying the tempura mushrooms.
  16. AL

    AngelaL

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful surprise at the top of our Hilton. Ww will be coming back, thank you! Jenna was a fantastic server, drinks were exceptional, and the food was amazing.
  17. AJ

    AshJoz

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Host eating take out upon our arrival was interesting. Drinks were good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic! She was friendly, gave awesome food recommendations and was so nice!
  19. S

    Sarah

    Grand Rapids

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    What we were most impressed with at Knoop was the price. We had three drinks and two plates and the bill was $48. For downtown GR, that's pretty inexpensive. We were there on a snowy, blistery night and there were not very many other people there. The vibe was pretty quiet. The food was decent and the drinks were good. It was a quick stop before we went to a concert at Midtown. I would do it again. And, I imagine in warmer months it's a whole different vibe since it is a rooftop bar.
  20. A

    Aries93

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly staff and a nice view over the city!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks and decent shareable plates. I appreciated the amount of attention the server and bartender took to make sure we were enjoying our experience. I’ll definitely come back in the summer when I can sit outside and enjoy the rooftop deck more.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Ordered the chef’s board, the pretzel flight, the poutine, and the waygu sliders. Chef’s Board had a wide variety of items and was very fresh. The pretzel flight was delicious - the honey chipotle pretzel was very sticky! And I would be happy to bathe in the beer cheese! The poutine was good - it had a crema added to the traditional fries, cheese curds, and gravy, which added some good flavor. The Waygu sliders were delicious - very juicy and all the toppings were on point. The venue itself was quite noisy, which I would expect from the high open ceilings. It did quiet down from time to time, but as it got busier, it got louder - great for a fun night out, not the best for deep conversation. The service was excellent. Our server had great recommendations for everything from drinks to food. The drinks were magical. We had a few classics - a manhattan and a gin martini. Both were made very well. Tried the Pineapple Cobbler with a shot of Tito’s, which was very refreshing, and the Wild Berry Punch, liquor-free. Both were very delicious. It is pretty expensive for a meal or drinks, so definitely not an every day visit type deal, but great for a special night.
  23. J

    Jody

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The drinks were not that great for the price and food was okay - burgers were over cooked - enjoyed some of the other apps - roof top vibe was great
  24. T

    Troy

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    If you’d like to squint at your tiny phone screen to order and ask your table mates to repeat everything they said over the unnecessarily loud music, this is the place for you.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great views and food. Good overall beer list but disappointing beer list for a place that claims a beer garden. Basically 1 IPA, 1 wheat, etc. Small food menu but it was varied and all excellent tasting. Great overall ambiance but a touch loud for conversation. Amazing views and will definitely return
  26. TM

    TimM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Love the space / view / feel. Service was good, but slow. Food was POOR. Will not go again (sadly...). Chef's Board was served on a plate...yikes!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Absolutely gorgeous ambience inside and out. The food is absolutely phenomenal. Some of the best we have ever eaten. The drinks were also amazing. Love the cookies and cream dessert. We cannot wait to come back next time we are in Grand Rapids! Also had a very friendly server.
  28. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved seeing the buildings light up as the night got darker. Food was tasty and server was very nice.
  29. MW

    MeganW

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here! It is so cool, food and drinks are great, and the service is always fast!
  30. SR

    StacyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, staff was friendly and the drinks were great! I would recommend visiting if you're looking for a nice, modern atmosphere.
  31. JM

    JordanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Only had 3 items for food menu, very disappointing
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Music so loud I could not carry on a conversation. Food good. Don’t know if short staff but took longer than we would have liked to get our drinks after ordering.
  33. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Knoop basically ruined my 30th birthday - service was so slow and people from my party wanted to leave after 2 hours and some of us wanted to go to another venue. I wanted to get dessert but I figured it would take forever so I didn't. There were times when it wasn't all that busy and we still got barely any service. The waitress told us that she could not split the bill among 10 people (AKA she was too lazy to split it) - which put me in an awkward position because I didn't want to foot the $350 bill on my own but I also didn't want to split the bill evenly among everyone because it wouldn't be fair. If we were told that at the beginning we would have ordered differently. It took the waitress an hour to come back with our bill and by then the vibe was bad, people were annoyed, and we spent so much time there that no one wanted to go to the next venue and my birthday night ended early on a bad note. We spent a good amount of time figuring out the bill situation instead of enjoying ourselves. At the beginning one of my friends warned me that they have bad service and I was willing to give the benefit of the doubt but now I understand. I also asked the waitress if she could take a picture of the table and she said "yes" and then walked away and never offered to take the photo. So we didn't get one. I also had a poor experience making the reservation - I was emailing with the events coordinator and she told me she would get make to me by "end of day" and didn't respond for a month (after I sent her 3 follow up emails). All to just make a reservation of 10 people (because their max is usually 6). The waitress also took peoples plates without asking and never offered a box. The service was horrible.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food although the sliders were a bit dry. Drinks and service are great
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Went on a date. I thought my wife and I would be able to talk and assumed it would be quieter as it’s called a “beer garden” - not a rooftop bar. I feel like this place could be a great date night location, but the tv was obnoxious and the music was so loud. Wood fixtures and the patio were cool - though it was too cold to be outside. I would go again with friend but never on a date. The ribs were fine, the sliders were good, we had some potato thing as well, and that was great. The alcohol selection and quality was great. Music too loud and would prefer the tv not be there.
  36. I

    Ishcampmom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Gorgeous views, excellent choice of beverages, yummy appetizers (no entrees).
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Birthday dinner
  38. MH

    MeganH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Knoop for the first time on my birthday and fell in love! I took my friend recently for her first time and she absolutely loved it as well! I really enjoyed our experience on the patio. The food was delicious, the service was fast and friendly and the heaters outside kept us warm.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Drinks were very good! Some of the best cocktails I’ve ever had! Food was 6/10 at best, we had the poutine and cheese board.
  40. Y

    Yomamahouse

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Would you want to pay for a drink that’s 40 mins late for a table of 2. Neither would I. Good server but bad bar

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Knoop is rated 4.3 stars by 315 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 18 times today
Google Map for Knoop

131 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5115

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Beer Garden, Dutch, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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