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MDRD, Grand Rapids, MI

MDRD

4.8
4.8
744 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 40 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

Experiences

  • El Sabor de MDRD

    $105.00 per person

    May 17 - Sep 6, 2022
    An expressive tasting menu with indulgences from our culinary team. Grand Rapids’ most premier outdoor dining experience includes your own private balcony perched on the 27th floor overlooking the Grand River. Prepare to indulge in an enhanced narrative of Chef Stephan’s MDRD menu. The Tradicional package includes 6 courses. Book the Reserva add-on for 8 courses. Cost is per person with a food and beverage minimum of $1000. Reserved seating is available for 6–8 guests. Please allow 3 hours for the experience. Optional beverage pairings. Outdoor seating dependent on weather.
  • Celebration on the Grand

    $150.00 per person

    Jul 2, 2022 only
    By booking this experience on Saturday, July 2nd at MDRD you will have the best view in the city for the Celebration on the Grand Fireworks Show. In addition, you will be treated to a five course prix-fixe menu prepared by Chef Stephan VanHeulen. The fireworks will begin shortly after sunset. $150 per person (plus tax and service charge) beverages additional $50 per person fee for any reservations not cancelled 48 hours before event

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What 744 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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

    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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids

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  1. JV

    JeanV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Menu is very limited. They really don’t adjust for any dietary or allergies. The food was good and had great presentation, but overpriced for what you get. The restaurant setting is very beautiful.
  2. SG

    SarahG

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing! However, after spending hundreds of dollars, we were sadly disappointed to discover the parking validation policy changed and we had to pay for half of the parking. Poor move, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, poor move. You would think after spending the amount of money we did the least you could do is continue to provide complementary parking.
  3. w

    westmifoodie

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, drinks and service!
  4. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, it would be hard to replicate on your own, the presentation was amazing, certainly picture worthy. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The cost of this restaurant is in line with the quality of food your getting. This is a unique restaurant for Grand Rapids..
  5. ML

    MaryL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When reviewing the menu prior to arrival I was not certain that I would really enjoy the food. It was not anything I thought would appeal to me. That being said, all I can say is that I am glad I am open to new experiences. The food was amazingly delicious and our waiter was so knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for fantastic food with a wonderful view. Also, best Mule I have ever had.
  6. CW

    ChrisW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best desert in town. Loved the atmosphere as well

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi Chris, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience (and dessert), we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience 10/10

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had an amazing experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  8. DZ

    DrZu

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Awesome view and impeccable service! Cocktails were very distinctive and delicious. Food leaves something to be desired, though. We’ll prepared and presented . . . just not very good. Tried 4 different small plates before giving up. Too expensive a place for mediocre food!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best server and experience. She was knowledgeable and was readily available to give recommendations and personalized the experience making sure my husband was ok after mentioning he has a very mild seafood allergy. Highly recommend and we can’t wait to come back.

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know your server provided you with excellent service and we cannot wait to welcome you back!

  10. A

    Anonymous

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Thank you!

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most unique dining experience in GR

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  12. S

    Stillhungry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Extremely overpriced. The food generally was OK but really? $34 for a piece of pork belly?! It was underdone and pretty tasteless. I believe it's another example of Grand Rapids thinking it's a big city. Guess what? IT'S NOT.

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoWe sincerely regret that your experience with us was less than perfect. We hope you'll give us another chance so we can share a more positive experience with you.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. A must dine experience for anyone on GR

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  14. a

    anniversary

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 1st time at MDRD and loved it. Food, service and ambiance excellent. Great place for our 51st wedding anniversary!

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're overjoyed to hear your first experience with us was excellent and that we were able to make your anniversary dinner great. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, restaurant and view were immaculate, and the staff made me feel right at home. Definitely going back!

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  16. JW

    JefferyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MDRD was incredible, the service and food there is amazing. Friendly staff from the hostess to the bartender. We will definitely be returning.

    MDRDResponded 2 days agoHi Jeffery, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience with us and hope to welcome you back soon!

  17. BA

    BeckyA

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening on the patio - all 8 courses customized to the groups needs and wine pairings were perfection! I'd highly recommend the Sabor de MDRD experience!

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Becky, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience on the balcón and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  18. P

    Patrick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was genuinely an amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone who is celebrating something

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Patrick, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was very attentive, making sure that our special occasion was celebrated. The view was spectacular and everything was very reasonably priced. I would strongly encourage anyone who hasn’t been here to try it out!

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  20. TW

    TWylaV

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a special dinner! The service was spot on without being overbearing. The food was delicious, and just beautiful to look at. The view was perfect on this clear summer day. We shared 3 tapas plates and had room left for dessert. :)

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  21. HB

    HollyB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing dining experience! My husband and I loved it! Beautiful views of GR and the food was on point! Ebby was an amazing waiter and made our experience top notch!

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Holly, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  22. MD

    MichaelD

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapas, wine, and a view with great service to boot! The lamb chops are amazing.

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Michael, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner at MDRD In Grand Rapids. Unique food, great atmosphere and top notch service. We will be back.

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun and beautiful views. Great staff

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  25. k

    karenv

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were excited to finally eat at MDRD and we were not disappointed!! The wait staff was exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable. Food preparation was excellent and creative and very tasty. Portions were very appropriately designed. Everything was beautifully done. We will certainly be back.

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi Karen, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views, great service and the food is exceptional.

    MDRDResponded on June 20, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a wonderful experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner experience. We went out to celebrate career milestones, and we were not disappointed. Attentive service, wonderfully paced meal. The food was delicious, and the attention to detail was unparalleled.
  28. BP

    BereniceP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back for sure!! Had a great experience, good food, good service, great place!
  29. S

    Stephanie

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and great service. However, we did not believe that those two things outweighed the meal cost and portion size. Large cost and small portions (even the main dish).
  30. PD

    PedroD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing place I love the food the service and the restaurant design it was my first time but now is going to be one of my favorite ones🥂👌🏽

    MDRDResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Pedro, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  31. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have ever had, celebrated our anniversary and the meal and service was top notch. Our table was atop a 3 tier platform in the middle so we did not get much of the views or ambiance. Next time would love it be seated on main floor with better views. 10 out of 10 would recommend for an amazing meal! We will be back

    MDRDResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Andrew, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience with us and hope to see you again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, and great service! I highly recommend if you are looking for a nice dinner out while in Grand Rapids!

    MDRDResponded on June 14, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know we provided you with excellent service and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  33. C

    Chris

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience but were disappointed that we did not get a window seat. We had called, left a message that it was our 35th anniversary and could we have a window seat. I never heard back. I then put in a request through Open Table(where our reservation was made) stating we would greatly appreciate a window seat given it was our 35th. Our server was amazing so the score for service does not reflect her but the lack of response to our request. We had a wonderful time and the food was artistically arranged and tasty.
  34. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife her for her birthday and had an amazing experience!

    MDRDResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Ryan, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to hear you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon. Happy belated birthday to your wife!

  35. S

    Sadie

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and they had a card on our table wishing us a happy anniversary. Food was delicious! We love this place for the view!

    MDRDResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Sadie, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and anniversary celebration! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had amazing views of the city while sharing a celebratory dinner with my girlfriend. Very nice atmosphere and service is immaculate. Can not go wrong with the Fillet A La Plancha and a Jai Alai!

    MDRDResponded on June 9, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're overjoyed to know you had a great experience with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, food, drinks, just everything about MDRD was amazing. Will be coming back again very soon!

    MDRDResponded on June 9, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're so happy to know you had an amazing experience at MDRD and hope to see you again soon!

  38. j

    jukie

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service with Luke and a fantastic dinner. We will be back!

    MDRDResponded on June 6, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to MDRD and it did not disappoint in the slightest. I love the overall ambiance, design, and views. The service is always top notch; the food and drinks are an experience (get the octopus and lemon dessert!). A great place for a wonderful meal in Grand Rapids. Already made reservations for our next visit.

    MDRDResponded on June 14, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're delighted to know you had a great experience with us and can't wait to welcome you back again!

  40. DD

    DawnD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you could want in a dining experience.

    MDRDResponded on June 6, 2022Hi Dawn, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome 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 744 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 40 times today
Experiences are available.
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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