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Margaux at JW Marriott Grand Rapids

4.4
114 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bonjour, while we have been enjoying Margaux on the Dek al fresco, we have put the final touches on dining inside Margaux! Opening Thursday October 1st

We’ll be opening with limited seating and reservations are recommended. We deeply care about the health and safety of our guests and employees, and will be complying with all CDC and state guidelines for a safer experience for everyone. Face coverings are required at all times you are not seated at your table.

Bienvenu à Margaux.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 114 people are saying
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4.4
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BenD
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Margaux. The food was excellent, while the ambiance and aesthetics of the restaurant were beautiful. I took my fiance here for an anniversary dinner and it was a wonderful pick. Although the menu is not overly comprehensive, almost everything on it looked fantastic! I ended up getting the Walleye and it was superb. The service at Margaux was excellent as well. The staff and our waitress were very courteous and were very knowledgeable. Margaux has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants in Grand Rapids.

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vipChitin
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've been here before for business related meetings. First time I took my wife to celebrate birthday. Had much better appreciation of the place. nice ambience and service was great I had the pork tenderloins, delicious and well prepared. My wife had the salmon but it was overcooked and very dry. I would still go back my wife probably not.

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JackC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

In spite of the name, this is not a french bistro. The escargot was decent as was the steak, but there were excessive frites and I did not notice the "black truffle" on them. My wife's caesar salad was overdressed and her walleye was tasteless (and likely frozen). The crayfish sauce was not good and the potatoes could be eaten in one bite. The baked alaska was poor and the outside was some sort of ersatz whipped cream rather than a baked meringue. We had been once before for lunch and were pleased. Margaux is clearly not what it was before and we will not return.

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Rick
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Marqaux. The service was excellent and our food was prepared as we requested. My wife really enjoyed the trout. My only complaint, and it's minor, is that the restaurant is right next r to the bar area. The music in the bar was no fitting for a nice French restaurant. I did mention this to our server and she said she would pass my concern onto management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jaslyn was wonderful and the the French onion soup is always amazing!

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JPOL
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a little nervous to eat outdoors next to the river on a breezy day but the juxtaposition of the serene outdoor seating next to the imposing tall building protected us somewhat.

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vipPESDLC
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was mostly amazing with the exception of some burned bread brought out a few times. Otherwise, we couldn't have enjoyed the food more.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It is a very loud restaurant and the ambiance is cold. The food was just ok for a higher expectation of a JW Marriott property. Not a recommendation for me.

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Beth
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pricy drinks but the JDek is lovely on a warm night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I was disappointed bc when making the reservation on the Open Table App bc it did not say that the dining room was closed til the following week and did not say we would have to sit by the check in area. My in-laws came in town from Oregon and we wanted to give them the most high end beautiful experience like I know Margaux can bc but if I would have known it was understaffed, a wedding was using the entire restaurant and we had to sit in the check in area we would have went somewhere else. Also no management said sorry for the inconvenience and I truly felt having worked in the restaurant industry something should have been compt.

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NicholasD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Went for our anniversary and could not have been more pleased with the service, food and environment.

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LynneH
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor seating on the Jdek, a terrace above the Grand River, was warm enough. We enjoyed the olives and Caesar salad, but the Roasted Seafood Tower was fantastic, all elements perfectly seasoned and cooked. Chocolate Marquise, Creme Brulee, and 2016 Pinot Noir rounded out a fantastic meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is top notch. In the middle of crazy COVId they just made it work whether I wanted to eat there or bring back to my room. They were pleasant and attentive. I wish I could bring them home to my restaurants in New Jersey and show them how it’s done :). Food was great I was super relaxed. I’ll probably eat here my entire stay.

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vipIsaacH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very misleading. They wanted to seat us in the lobby of the hotel but did not explain this on the Open Table site. They were not ready or adjusting to the Covid restrictions like other restaurants have. This was a special dinner for my anniversary. We left and thankfully went to another very quaint place called Divani which was around the corner.

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TDaniel
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Celebrated a birthday here this weekend. Our waitress was very kind and understanding, willing to move us when we asked due to the rain. Outdoor sitting is great however there are a lot of bugs, and a lack of lighting, it was hard to even see the food. Other than that everything was great. Loved the NY-Strip Steak. Will be back sometime soon.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our experience at Margaux. Had the charcuterie and fromage, the walleye, tenderloin and the chocolate marquise dessert and the chèvre cheesecake. The taste was just what you would expect from a place like this, tasty and balanced, presentation was on point and I’d definitely try it again. Too bad they ran out of the crème brûlée, we’ll try it next time when we’re in town.

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RobertE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful staff and Food. Great Service and atmosphere

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vipRunandeat
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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Ziggy
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I dined at Margaux in January and loved it. Last Friday didn't resemble what I knew ugh

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vipCalvinO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful location with great food. The hearth grilled seafood tower was world class.

Margaux at JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Responded on August 31, 2020

Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy you enjoyed the seafood tower and your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipClayton
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Great concept, poor execution. Food and cocktails were so-so. Server was friendly. Would not return or recommend to friends/family.

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neighbor
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed lunch on the deck. Food was good and tables were spaced appropriately. I was a little concerned however as there was a guest walking around the deck without a mask on. Wish everyone was respectful of each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Got a 50 dollar steak with fries??? Come on!!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Of course, a beautiful location and excellent food. Our service was frustratingly slow. Despite a reservation, we waited for a table which was in poor condition (wobbling causing my wine to nearly spill if bumped). We had to ask the host to send us a server, were offered food that belonged to another table, were not able to order a second round of drinks, and had substantial delays in getting our bills. I was hosting two friends from out of town and the situation was pretty embarrassing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We came to Margaux to celebrate a big life moment and we were sorely disappointed in the experience. While the server was nice, the $50 steak was mediocre at best and I also had to ask for different glass of wine since the Pinot Noir I ordered was vinegary. In addition, when we asked to sit inside, we were sat in the hotel lobby watching people check in to the hotel instead of inside a nice restaurant. I would recommend Margaux to grab cocktails and maybe an expensive app, but not for a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oven baked seafood tower was really wonderful. We dined outdoors and the view is always lovely. Service was very attentive. Drinks were delicious and perfectly prepared.

Margaux at JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our warm seafood tower! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Elle Wadel Margaux General Manager

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wickedfae082
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked a great day to be on the deck. Gorgeous late afternoon on the Grand River! First off, their bartenders are rock stars! My friend and I both had over an hour to drive home after dinner so alcohol was out. But we didn’t want plain water, so we asked our server if they were willing to do a “mocktail” for us. We were feeling something cold and a little fruity and sweet but not too much. We were totally cool with being surprised. They delivered two glasses of excellence! Especially when they didn’t have alcohol free options on their drink menu.

Excellent service continued when there was a miscommunication; when I made the reservation I put “absolutely no shellfish, person in party is deathly allergic.” That message was crossed between them and the kitchen. We also didn’t ask if the sauce for the walleye dish contained a shellfish, so as delicious as it looked and smelled, my friend had to send it back. When we explained why and several apologies to them, they re-made it with a cream sauce. “We have eyes on the plate as soon as it’s ready!” Everyone was very sweet and we felt bad because we didn’t ask first. Our surprise dessert was absolutely to die for!

Great good, fantastic service. Definitely be back!

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Pamazon
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service at lunch was fantastic, from hostess to waiter to bus-persons to bartender. Food not as expected but that’s not critical for me. Had a fantastic time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great, service was a little slow but she was very friendly so we didn’t mind since it was a busy weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It was my husband’s birthday and I let them know. I asked for a special dessert to come out and NOTHING was even mentioned. Please don’t ask how you can make it special if you are not planning to actually follow through with the request. Disappointed for the amount of money we spent...

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! Ambiance was awesome except it was very dark once the sun went down and difficult to see. The tables outside could have benefited from candles.

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LisaB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We waited 45 minutes to get seated with reservations. Don’t have plans after.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was nice on the outside patio, breezy and warm. Because of Covid menu and Wine List was limited. Understandable considering the epidemic. Servers made it fun. We had salmon, Walleye and the Trout we were all happy with our meals as when we go out for fine dining it’s always for seafood. The price is more for the ambiance and dining on the river.

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kmartin
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Date Night with my Husband. Great atmosphere, amazing drinks and food, perfect view. We WILL be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. Best experience I have ever had at a restaurant. Food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was phenomenal, and extremely friendly. Would for sure go there again.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I really loved the seating outside but it was a hot windy day so I think they should still open the front of the house to 50% capacity. All of the servers were extremely nice and friendly. The food was phenomenal and very well presented the only other complaint that I have is that they had to limit the menu. I understand the circumstances but it still would have been nice to have a filet mignon :)

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EdisonM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Margaux and JDeck! Perfect for a summer night out on a patio for some drinks and appetizers! All of the staff is so helpful and friendly too! Will always recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for lunch. Food and service was fantastic! Liz was very attentive and friendly.

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DavidS
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visiting, we enjoyed it! However , the view out the window was not desirable because of all the summer structures stacked up. Would have been nice to see the river since it is a riverfront restaurant.

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Margaux at JW Marriott Grand Rapids is rated 4.4 stars by 114 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.

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