Margaux at JW Marriott Grand Rapids

4.5
208 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations via Margaux are for indoor dining only, not for the Jdek! If you are seeking reservations in the Jdek at Margaux, please visit opentable.com/r/jdek-at-margaux-grand-rapids

At Margaux, a classic French bistro meets the sophistication and luxury of the JW Marriott brand. Here, crisp aprons and select wine lists complement chic design and contemporary flair. Our menu marries tradition with innovation, bringing the best in French cuisine to a modern American audience. Impeccable service, distinctive dishes, inspiring atmosphere. Bienvenue à Margaux.

Connected by skywalk to the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton, Downtown Courtyard Marriott, DeVos Place, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena.
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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
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 208 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OljaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good would prefer different music on a Sunday morning instead of the pulsating bar music maybe some smooth jazz

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Robin
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant, wonderful service. the waitress went above and beyond - it was out anniversary, and they presented us with a lovely dessert. The food was absolutely delicious as was the wine. Nice atmosphere. Probably not for kiddos, good place for a fancy occasion.

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KameronW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It was ok, the view is Beautiful, other than that, the seafood tower was over priced, our server Katheren was Great.

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MATTL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We waited over 25 minutes for our first round of drinks. Over 10 minutes for our 2nd round. Water glasses were routinely empty.

Food was below average. The quality of the fillet was far below that of the NY Strip.

Truffle fries and creme brulee were spot on.

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RickD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

While the breakfast buffet was tasty, the kitchen did not pay attention when various dishes ran out. People were often asking for waffles and they would make just a few, then leave. This was pretty disappointing for an expensive brunch.

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bethM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The service was so so and our food was not cooked properly. We received a well done steak that was supposed to be medium rare. They recooked it but it was still too done and they never even asked us to cut into our steaks when delivered. Mediocre overall.

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Anthonyr
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time and some delicious cocktails to celebrate a birthday! They even brought out a complimentary dessert

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JimB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was fantastic. The ambiance was ok, not stellar but ok. I really thought there would more authentic French menu offerings than there were.

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WendyO
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chris mixing drinks behind the bar for a the best! The rest of the staff was fantastic and made every effort to make our evening wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was a fantastic server, but everyone who was working was very kind and welcoming from the beginning to the end.

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MikeE
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great the small intimate nature is nice but we were seated right next to the door with staff going in and out all night , seafood tower was mediocre for the price . Our server was top notch and bartender made perfectly crafted drinks , food needs to step up to the level of servers and bartenders

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server went above and beyond to acknowledge my fiancé’s birthday. Great dinner.

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vipCTHall
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Margaux did a wonderful job of not only accommodating a three generation celebration of our anniversary and three birthdays, but they went the "extra mile" to make it a memorable event for all of us. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Great service very attentive. Family style breakfast is way to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambiance and service was great. Portions are smaller but to be expected at an upscale French restaurant. The desert was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was all perfect. We were nicely greeted, parking validated and seated. Had a charming server, Katie. Very sweet. Wine was excellent, Quilt Cabernet. Shared the steak tartare. Three of us had the crisp Caesar salad and one had the onion soup. The trouts and filet were delicious. All four meals were served piping hot. We shared a chocolate dessert. It was a great experience all the way around.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing!!! Quite a small menu!!!

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georgeg
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

There is no real ambience to speak of. It is very sterile. No intimate seating. The food is presented nicely, but lacking in taste and creativity. My wife’s gluten free onion soup arrived sans cheese and sans bread; even though they had served us gluten free bread with our appetizer. ? Not very creative chef. The service , however, was great. Our server, Katharine, went above and beyond. Thanks. We will not be back.

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MaureenH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The JW Marriott in Grand Rapids is a favorite —it feels like home away from home —-staff is friendly and helpful. While in Turkey, we were guests at a JW Marriott —it appears that wherever there is a JW Marriott, a guest can rely on knowing that all one’s needs are met.

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

Excellent food and service! Refreshing.

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MacN
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Our mothers day meal was fantastic thanks to Margaux. We can't wait to come back!

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AlejandroQ
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Mothers day

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OndreaP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch at Margaux. We will definitely be back!

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Moto289
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch at Margaux, our waitresses were attentive and pleasant to chat with, the food was wonderful! Would go back next time we’re in town!

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PegT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service!! And gorgeous space!!

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DeeF
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salads were good and crisp. Hubby had trout and I had salmon in pastry. Both excellent. Dessert very tasty. Enjoyed it all.

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Foodshrink
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

First of all, they lost our reservation for 7:00 so the concierge at JW got us another one at 8:00. The next day, they called and asked which of our two reservations we wanted, 7:00 or 7:45? When we arrived, we were seated promptly, but then waited over 5 minutes for the wait staff, who then left to get us a wine menu, only to return another 10 minutes later. The bread that was brought to us was like a small loaf of crusty crouton; horribly over-baked and dark brown. We ordered the filet and the salmon. It was good, not great. The atmosphere where we sat was rather cold, not at all romantic. I was also disappointed that there was no acknowledgment of my wife's birthday. We won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Our meals were good but I’m disappointed that a restaurant of this caliber seems surprised and unprepared for vegetarian requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the service, food and excellent COVID proticols

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the food to the service.
We celebrated 2 birthdays. Liz did a great job making us feel special as it was our first time trying the brunch at Margaux. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive, but also gave us time to ourselves.
The restaurant was kind enough to offer us glasses of champagne to toast to our first anniversary, as well as a special dessert.
Food was excellent, particularly the charcuterie & cheese board.
We’ll definitely be back for appetizers & drinks before a show downtown, or for another special occasion.

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Kmartin
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and views of the river. Safety measures in place. Food was excellent.

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DebraR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husband and I had not been back to the Marriott since Six One Six. This was our first experience dining at Margaux. Atmosphere was fine, service very good and food nothing to write home about. Menu choices were more limited than suggested by the menu on Open table. My husband had the short ribs and I had the Salmon En Croute entree. My husband's portion was small mine was more ample. My salmon dish seemed heavy with the mushroom and pastry and would not order this again. Food was ok and nothing was presented that would make me want to return. No specials offered other than what was on the menu. Caesar salad was ok, too many croutons and lacking in taste.
I can appreciate how difficult the restaurant business is since the Pandemic and hope that they continue to make there way back to speed. I would suggest more fresh ingredients and lighter versions of entrees. For instance. I fresh grilled salmon with a light sauce/local/seasonal vegetable. I wish you well in the ongoing development of your new restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service!

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vipMichaelS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a nice surprise in a hotel restaurant! Food and service were great.

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vipGRfoodie5
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every bite was delicious and the service was excellent. I can’t wait to go back!

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Neil
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The new Margaux which replaced an earlier semi French restaurant has luxe prices and a disappointing delivery. The service was fine by a lovely young lady, but the caesar salad was what you would get at an Olive Garden, and the filet mignon was overdone on the crust and the quality of the meat for the price point was lacking. Overall one would be better off going to Ruth's Chris. the Chop House or the New Hotel Mertens.

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RichC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Food was excellent! Service was even better!

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Margaux at JW Marriott Grand Rapids is rated 4.5 stars by 208 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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