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MDRD, Grand Rapids, MI

MDRD

4.8
4.8
1151 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.

We’re turning two, and hosting a lavish birthday bash to celebrate. Dine and sip on MDRD’s renowned cuisine, and party to the sights and sounds of fun entertainment, including a live band, flamenco performance, dancing, and more. Visit our event page for details and to purchase tickets! http://bit.ly/3j0ehPT

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
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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 1,151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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 Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for special occasions

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for scenic views

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

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  1. R

    Rajesh

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This is our second time. Food was cold, as if it was pre-made earlier in the day.

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi Rajesh, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your food quality was less than perfect, but we are delighted to hear that Evan took great care of you. We hope you will join us again soon to experience the full tantalizing experience of MDRD!

  2. P

    Patrick

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic taste and presentation.

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi Patrick, thank you for your positive review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again soon!

  3. LH

    LaurenH

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was phenomenal! Ambiance is great!will be back :)

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi Lauren, thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear that your enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again!

  4. HS

    HannahS

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Anniversary drinks were absolutely divine!

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi Hannah, thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate your Anniversary with us and hope you will join us again soon!

  5. j

    jonm

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The tapas were delicious and the cocktails were too.

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi Jonm, thank you for your positive review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  6. EH

    EricH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is awesome but the deserts are absolute magic

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi EricH, thank you for your positive review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. S

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing restaurant with a beautiful view of Grand Rapids.

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi Savannah, thank you for your review! We love hearing that you enjoyed the restaurant and views. We hope to see you again soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok. Atmosphere was great.

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi, thank your for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed MDRD. We hope to see you again soon!

  9. KD

    KateD

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were out for my husband’s birthday. Had a great seat in a half circle booth for the two of us! Liked that spot bc there was good lighting over our table. Food was great, Andi, our server, was fabulous! Worth the hype we’d heard from family & friends!

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi KateD, thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled to hear that Andi and the rest of our team were able to make your husband's birthday special. We hope to see you again soon!

  10. DG

    DanG

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was amazing! Wonderfully creative classic renditions with modern flare. Presentation was thoughtful, beautiful and creative. Explanations were spot on and the wine selection was a steal! 😁 Loved it all!

    MDRDResponded 5 days agoHi Dan, thank you for reviewing us! We're overjoyed to know you had a great experience with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  11. ML

    MorganL

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was highly recommended the octopus and would not ever get it again. Didn’t have good flavor. Asparagus also lacked flavor. The croquettes and salmon tapas were delicious! The beef tartar was good too, surprisingly. The dates were good, but San Chez’ are better, have more flavor and interest. We liked the complimentary olives. Could have been fine with 5 tapas for 2 of us, though 6 was recommended, so that is what we ordered. Ambiance was pretty nice. Got the chocolate soufflé dessert which was very tasty but could definitely do without the cotton Candy.

    MDRDResponded 6 days agoHi Morgan, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  12. ZJ

    ZulianJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our waiter made the experience great since it was our first time he took his time to explain throughly and give us some of his best recommendations!

    MDRDResponded 6 days agoHi Zulian, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations! From start to finish, the entire experience was exquisite. The ambience, the service, the cocktails, the tapas, the desert — Loved it all! So thrilled to have a spot like this in Grand Rapids. We can’t wait to return!

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi, thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that Sheri could help make your dining experience with us so enjoyable and all of the appreciate the overall kind feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic evening at MDRD. The food was phenomenal and the staff was amazing. The ambiance and view made the evening all the better. We split two tapas and two entrees and even managed to save a little room for dessert. Everything we ordered came out perfect, but my favorite dishes of the evening were the cold-smoked salmon with truffles and 30 day dry aged ribeye.

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  15. MD

    MichaelD

    Grand Rapids

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience! From food to our server, Candice, everything was wonderful. If you’ve not been to MDRD yet, be sure to try the salmon puffs, lamb chops, and the lemon dessert. We usually just go for the chocolate cake with spun sugar but think the lemon is our new favorite. A great place to celebrate or simply have a great dinner looking out on the city.

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi Michael, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, fabulous staff. The food was incredible, unique & came out in good staggered timing.

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  17. C

    Chris

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Parker and the MDRD team are amazing. Its always the best experience!

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi Chris, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  18. DK

    DestanyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My waiter was very sweet and helpful with the menu

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi Destany, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded expectations. Quality and significant attention to details.

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  20. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another impressive evening at MDRD for my daughter's birthday. They made lovely recommendations for the vegan at our table. The food is so interesting, detailed, and so flavorful. The atmosphere is warm and the view is impeccable. Lovely way to spend a special night. The staff was, as always, attentive and knowledgeable. Truly stellar place.

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi Mary, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been to the restaurant at a previous date I knew the service and food would be amazing. We brought a couple of friends with us this time and MDRD did not disappoint. The food and drinks were absolutely on point and our service was top notch! We will definitely be back for more in the future.
  22. JS

    JodiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Adam was a wonderful server and knew the menu well. A nice treat for my husband's birthday. Thank you!

    MDRDResponded on January 24, 2023Hi Jodi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you again soon!

  23. MM

    MarcM

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A dinner of small plates and wine!! Try the shrimp in chili sauce and the octopus, you won't be disappointed.

    MDRDResponded on January 19, 2023Hi Marc, 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters 21st birthday

    MDRDResponded 1 day agoHi, thank you for your review! We are delighted that you chose to celebrate your daughter's special birthday with us and hope to see you again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved how private and quiet our booth was. And the view….breathtaking! The drinks and appetizers were amazing. Unfortunately, we had to leave early because of kid issues. We will certainly be back for a full meal experience.

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi, 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. NL

    NicoleL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner out with friends. The Tapas were amazing. Drinks were really creative. The only thing I was really disappointed with was my entree (paella). The lobster and sausage were minimal, and the rice was dry and pasty. Certainly not worth the $49 price tag. I would not order that again. Overall, it was a good time.

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi Nicole, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. B

    Brymily

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous dinner at Mdrd for a special birthday. I'm so glad I included the fact that it was for someone's birthday because they sat us in the Chueca dining room and it was greatly appreciated. When we first got to the restaurant the noise level was overwhelming - which is one reason we appreciated the private dining area. After about an hour the noise level dropped significantly - post happy hour, perhaps? We ordered a variety of tapas (tortilla espanola, the charcuterie board were standouts) and a couple of main dishes to share (the rib eye - presliced in the kitchen for easy sharing and the lobster paella). The server paced the meal nicely and steered us well in our wine choices. We ordered two of the three desserts listed on the menu, and Mdrd offered us the third dessert! They were some of the most beautifully prepared desserts we have ever seen and we are still talking about them, and the meal in general, several days later. It's easy to see why this restaurant is in such high demand.

    MDRDResponded on January 19, 2023Hi Brymily, thank you for reviewing us! We're overjoyed to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. JN

    JerryN

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted with such happy energy from Parker ! We had a great view and such ambience and beautiful sunny day. The food was perfect in every way, what a surprise. Service was extremely helpful and every suggestion was perfect. Must come back soon!!!!

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi Jerry, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proposed to my now fiancé, they accommodated my request to be facing west for sunset an view

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. Congratulations to you and your new fiancé!

  30. MH

    MwaangaH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been there for a while. Will definitely be back!! Love this place. The view is awesome!!

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  31. MS

    MarkS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time visiting this place and its a big city feel. Loved the vibe and décor with amazing views. Everything was well thought out including an incredibly trained staff. Top notch drinks and a solid menu to choose from. We will most definitely return.

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi Mark, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! First time there and it exceeded my expectations! Thank you!

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  33. DB

    DonnaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t beat the service, view, and overall ambience of a spot like this. There’s nothing else like it in this area. We went at 5:15 so got to enjoy the view and daylight and evening which are equally beautiful. The food was delicious. The only reason I say for stars is because I’m value is because three scallops should not cost almost $50. But, you’re paying for the ambience and the view and the overhead and everything else that goes with a place like this. just know that if you go you’re going to spend a lot of money. I had one cocktail my entrée, dessert and coffee and my bill came to $94. It was a very nice dining experience. I’m not complaining just making a comment to be prepared if you go.

    MDRDResponded on January 16, 2023Hi Donna, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. JG

    JeremyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere inside MDRD. The wait staff was outstanding. The menu is unique. Enjoyed the Tapas very much. The entrees were only average. Nothing was done poorly, but they are not meals that I will remember. Overall, the experience was great, but the food was OK. If I were to return I would sit at the bar (amazing views) and do drinks and tapas.

    MDRDResponded on January 13, 2023Hi Jeremy, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  35. MM

    MikeM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great views, and cool interior design. It's pricey, though!

    MDRDResponded on January 13, 2023Hi Mike, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  36. l

    lauraw

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before the theater. Service was outstanding in getting us out in a good time frame without feeling rushed. Excellent presentation of food. Everything was delicious! The drinks were incredible!!!! Unique and flavorful. Talked to the bartenders on way out to mention our approval😃

    MDRDResponded on January 12, 2023Hi Laura, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  37. LS

    LynnS

    Grand Rapids

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at MDRD! Justin was our server and he was exceptional. Food was phenomenal and I’m still dreaming about that hot buttered rum! Wonderful birthday celebration!

    MDRDResponded on January 12, 2023Hi Lynn, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  38. JS

    JesseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place and great service. The food was good too.

    MDRDResponded on January 9, 2023Hi Jesse, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  39. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Mitch was excellent. He was one of the best I've ever experienced

    MDRDResponded on January 9, 2023Hi Matt, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  40. M

    Michiganmomma

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner experience last night was amazing . Despite being very busy, Parker and his staff went above and beyond to continually check back in on us throughout the meal. When finished, we moved to the lounge area for after dinner drinks and desserts. Our friends dined for the first time at MDRD last night, so having the chance for all of us to see the city lights together was incredible. Book ahead as this very popular dining spot fills up quickly !

    MDRDResponded on January 9, 2023Hi, thanks for reviewing us! We're overjoyed to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

MDRD is rated 4.8 stars by 1151 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 30 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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