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MDRD, Grand Rapids, MI

MDRD

4.8
4.8
944 Reviews
$50 and over
Spanish
At MDRD, you’re invited to sample modern Spanish cuisine. Melt into the lavish vibe of a dining experience where your every need is anticipated. From fabulous furnishings and sounds of the city to a deluge of exciting flavors—all your senses are engaged. Feel the rhythm of Madrid as you enter the seductive atmosphere of this luxurious top-floor tapería. Get swept up. Experience MDRD.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (616) 776-6425

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephan VanHeulen

  • Private party facilities

    Ignite your evening in the lively atmosphere of MDRD as you savor modern Spanish entrées, tantalizing shareables, decadent desserts and drink in the Grand Rapids skyline. Join us on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza and revel in the rhythm of Madrid.

  • Private party contact

    Sarina Charif: (833) 478-1153

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Amway Grand Plaza parking garage. Restaurant guests are provided a 50% discounted validation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 944 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids

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  1. S

    Sparty84

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, from tapas, to entrees to amazing deserts. And a great view of the skyline. Service (Shannon) was spot on with great suggestions and recommendations. We’ll definitely be back.
  2. TR

    ThereseR

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and waiters made the evening so lovely!
  3. M

    Marnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view. The service. The food. ALL OF IT was spectacular. Such a wonderful spot for anything celebratory or “just because.” We can’t wait to go back! Thanks MDRD for making our 30th wedding anniversary dinner so special.
  4. MR

    MissyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was beautiful, looking out over the city, the food was delicious and each dish was like a piece of art. Our waiter was very knowledgeable with the menu and help us decide the best drink to go with our dish.
  5. JR

    JefferyR

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was awesome! The furniture, while good looking, is not comfortable for fine dining. We sat in the area near the spiral staircase on the banquette. the chairs and tables are too low.

    MDRDResponded 3 days agoHi Jeffery, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  6. LA

    LAEL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience, one of the best in Grand Rapids.
  7. IZ

    InaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service! The managers are super friendly!

    MDRDResponded 3 days agoHi, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  8. MG

    MichaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good steak cooked perfectly. Service was good and the scenery was spectacular.

    MDRDResponded 3 days agoHi Michael, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  9. JD

    JDD7

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.Wide choice of items on the menu.

    MDRDResponded 3 days agoHi, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  10. PG

    PatrickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Madrid is one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Creatively presented, highest ingredients and imaginatively paired. MDRD is a treasure. Service is flawless, knowledgeable and friendly. Cocktail menu has something for every taste. Can be a bit noisy but has a wonderful sunset wall of windows setting a very nice ambience not available outside of California. Pricey but a dining "experience" to remember. Chef Stefan would be a celebrity if in a major city which is likely in his future. Long live MDRD

    MDRDResponded 3 days agoHi Patrick, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  11. BM

    BaraM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Trout was excellent. Disappointed there was no starch or vegetable with the meal. A little potato or rice would have been wonderful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing.

    MDRDResponded 3 days agoHi, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my mom. Food was excellent. Server was awesome

    MDRDResponded 7 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  14. ES

    ErinS

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Dessert and drinks were amazing, main courses were good but nothing that blew us away, did not think the price matched the quality. We had 3 starters, 1 was great, 1 was bland, and 1 was good. Service was good & the atmosphere is very cool.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!! Adam was extremely knowledgeable on the menu, including drinks and wine list. Thanks for a great evening.

    MDRDResponded 7 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you agains soon!

  16. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative menu good food good service and the ambience was great with the fantastic view of city and sunset.

    MDRDResponded 7 days agoHi Mark, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you agains soon!

  17. CD

    CharlieD

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    MDRD failed miserably at providing a fine dining experience. We had reserved MDRD for our special anniversary celebration many weeks ago, and requested a nice table location. Upon arriving we were asked to wait in the elevator lobby, and told there was no room in the bar while we waited; but then of course others were allowed to go into the bar area for drinks. Eventually we were seated at a table in the bar facing a stairwell, possibly the only location without a view. When i approached the reception host about this seating situation for our special event dinner, there was no attempt to fix our seating location or even acknowledge our disappointment. Also for a supposed sharp/business casual attire restaurant, the other diners were in shorts, jeans and even work-out gear; not the atmosphere we would expect. While we have dined at MDRD before, and the food is good, this was so disappointing we will not return.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Charlie, we sincerely apologize that your experience was less than perfect. We care deeply about our guests and want to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We hope you give us another chance soon, so we can share a more positive experience.

  18. K

    Keli

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. Excellent service and the best food I've had in a long time. Relaxing atmosphere. Just a joy all around to have a meal here.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Keli, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  19. BJ

    BritneyJ

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience at MDRD. The staff was so friendly - especially our waitress, who gave great descriptions and advice on both the food and drinks. Everything that we ate tasted amazing. They made our anniversary extremely special.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Britney, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  20. JS

    JimS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shannon was a great waitress, explaining all the options in great detail.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Jim, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  21. JY

    JadeYang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was first time here and the view was absolutely amazing. I had a reservation for a birthday and it was perfect. The food quality was amazing and definitely worth every penny. I would definitely recommend if you have a special day and would like to celebrate it. The view at night time is magical.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Jade, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022We sincerely regret that your experience was less than perfect. We care deeply about our guests and want to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We hope you give us another chance soon, so we can share a more positive experience.

  23. LB

    LauraB

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was wonderful! The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Luke was our waiter and was amazing.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Laura, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  24. T

    Tish

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MDRD was awesome. The views over the city spectacular. Staff was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Tapas and entry extremely good. Presentation amazing. We ordered far too much food but excellent.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Trish, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  25. BM

    BethM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views. Drinks were unusual and delicious and presented well. We did tapas - and each dish was phenomenal. Dessert with the cotton candy on top and the tree trunk of dark chocolate. To die for!!

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Beth, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  26. ST

    SarahT

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to MDRD, and once again it was amazing. The wait staff is on point and Justin is our favorite bartender. The views of the city are fabulous. Such a fun new spot downtown.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Sarah, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. BM

    BruceM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Food and drinks were spectacular and portions were generous (not tiny). Required a deposit to reserve but it was quickly refunded after. Great view and Frank, our waiter, was pleasant and helpful.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Bruce, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. SK

    SueK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff. Will come again! Server was a little hard to hear at times, but otherwise everything was great.

    MDRDResponded 7 days agoHi Sue, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you agains soon!

  29. CS

    CrisS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The staff was helpful and friendly but the food prices were much too high for the value. I would not return.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022We sincerely regret that your experience was less than perfect. We care deeply about our guests and want to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We hope you give us another chance soon, so we can share a more positive experience.

  30. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    The staff were well educated, kind and helpful as we navigated the tapas choices- each tapas had a lovely presentation and the unique flavors made this portion of our meal very enjoyable. However, the entrees did not meet our expectations; the flavors were not outstanding or unique and left us disappointed. The views and ambience of the restaurant were spectacular!

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022We sincerely regret that your experience was less than perfect. We care deeply about our guests and want to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We hope you give us another chance soon, so we can share a more positive experience.

  31. NL

    NylaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, great experience! Definitely coming back. Did have an issue where we thought we could do Apple Pay after accidentally leaving a card in the car with valet. But. Worked with us to still enjoy the experience and still be paid.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Nyla, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  32. SN

    SeanN9ne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had a wonderful time, I would only suggest pairing food and drinks or recommend such, I would not have gotten the mixed drink I chose with the spice level of the dates I basically slugged my drink… that’s my only complaint from the evening.

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi Sean, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  33. LD

    LadyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Tapas were excellent! Next time I will skip the entree and just do more selections of the tapas. Drinks were also good. We tried all 3 desserts and only like the lemon one. Of course, the view is outstanding!

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. JH

    JohnH

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, drinks, and service. We were extremely impressed with the quality and service provided

    MDRDResponded on September 12, 2022Hi John, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  35. B

    Bsqrd

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing!! The view is fantastic. The service superb. The food incredible. My favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids.

    MDRDResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  36. RH

    RandyH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The cocktails, food, wine, and décor are big, bold and tastefully done. Octopus and lamb chops tapas were divine! Service started a little slow but became a bit pushy as the night wore on. Yes, I am still enjoying my JAMÓN Y QUESOS charcuterie board and, no, I haven't had a chance to look at the entrees for the third time. After dinner, I ordered a decaf with Amaretto on the side and was charged $6 for decaf refill. Is that really necessary? Also, on the way out I asked the hostess to validate my parking at the Amway ramp which they did but only paid for half of the $16 charge. Seriously? If you're going to drop $250 on dinner for two is it too much to expect a free coffee refill and parking? I guess so. Overall, a nice experience for a special night out but room for improvement.

    MDRDResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Randy, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional experience. The cocktails, food, and service were all a perfect fit for a special occasion. Thank you!

    MDRDResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful drinks and food! Definitely a memorable experience!

    MDRDResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  39. VM

    VonM

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Typical MDRD evening. EVERYTHING was perfect! Brandon was our rock star server who was awesome. Extremely helpful with drink suggestions!

    MDRDResponded on September 6, 2022Hi Von, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MDRD is outstanding! It's pricey, but worth it.

    MDRDResponded on September 6, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

MDRD is rated 4.8 stars by 944 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 32 times today
Google Map for MDRD

187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Grand Rapids

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the Amway Grand Plaza parking garage. Restaurant guests are provided a 50% discounted validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephan VanHeulen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (616) 776-6425

  • Private party facilities

    Ignite your evening in the lively atmosphere of MDRD as you savor modern Spanish entrées, tantalizing shareables, decadent desserts and drink in the Grand Rapids skyline. Join us on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza and revel in the rhythm of Madrid.

  • Private party contact

    Sarina Charif: (833) 478-1153

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