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MDRD, Grand Rapids, MI

MDRD

4.8
4.8
1035 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

11:30 PM


Booked 33 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 1,035 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids

    Special Occasion

  • Grand Rapids

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Grand Rapids

    Most Booked

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  1. ST

    StephanieT

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious. Ordered small plates for everyone to share and try. Dessert was fabulous
  2. GR

    GRTom

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, great service and great food! Octopus was better than I had in Greece. Waitstaff knowledgeable and attentive.
  3. RV

    RobertV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was courteous and very helpful. The food was very good, with generous portions.
  4. R

    Roxy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love this place. Great service. Great food.

    MDRDResponded 7 days agoHi Roxy, thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

  5. RL

    RLlove

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit this restaurant, I am impressed. It is the best. Service is attentive, food is perfectly prepared, and the ambiance is elegant.

    MDRDResponded 7 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!

  6. NR

    NoRegretsChoice

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our 3rd visit to MDRD. The mix of 27th floor views, a menu that does seem to be refreshed enough to remain appealing, food that we have found is consistently well-prepared and interesting, and staff that does seem to believe in service -- and you have a pretty much no regrets destination. The only challenge is that the bill can add up quickly, especially if you like designer drinks or fine wine. Oh, and reservations can fill up on days when events and holidays add demand. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

    MDRDResponded 7 days agoHi, 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!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were wonderful, but what made the evening perfect was the amazing service from Sherly! Get dessert!!!

    MDRDResponded on November 18, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  8. NT

    NeilT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our anniversary dinner. Great food and drinks. Unique dishes. Definitely worth trying

    MDRDResponded on November 18, 2022Hi Neil, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  9. SS

    SvenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but a very nice treat! Very cool styling inside.

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

  10. SF

    SilasFaber

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were a little disappointed to find out that 2 of the main menu items that we wanted to try were sold out when we arrived at 6:45. The food we did get was excellent in flavor and presentation. Service was top notch and you can’t beat the view. Overall a good experience.

    MDRDResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Silas, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to see you again soon!

  11. H

    Hillary

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dinner with generous portions for tapas. Great wine selection and excellent service. The ambiance is cool and lively.

    MDRDResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Hillary, 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. KS

    KelleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great but it was the view/ambiance that really made it special.

    MDRDResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Kelley, 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

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was FANTASTIC as well as the food and atmosphere. Repeat customer and will continue to be.

    MDRDResponded on November 14, 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!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to MDRD before a show. Very interesting, fun, delicious food

    MDRDResponded on November 14, 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!

  15. f

    foody

    Grand Rapids

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Don't show up early. We found our way to the 25th floor and walked up stairs. We were stopped at the door and asked to wait in the elevator hallway. My husband asked to go to the restroom and he was told he could go back downstairs. We were informed we were 3.5 minutes early. Another couple was visiting from out of town and staying in the hotel wanted to walk in 20 feet to get a quick look out the window to see if they would like to return for dinner at a future time They were denied and left. I pointed out to the 4 gatekeepers that they turned away potential future customers. Their answer was a blank stare and a shrug. I suggest that the elevator be made available 5 to 15 minutes before reservations open (we were there for a 4:30p reservation). The view is, of course, stunning and sunset was a welcome delight to accompany our cocktails and tapas. Our server Brandon was absolutely wonderful. He recognized us [we are regulars of MDRD, Renedzvous, Kitchen, Kitchen Counter, Ruth’s Chris, 1913 Room before it closed, Rendezvous, Lumbar Baron, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, catering (our daughter’s wedding was there last year), and Margaux at the Marriott]. His descriptions and recommendations for food and wine were excellent and his service was professional, warm, friendly, and caring. He made the evening special for my husband and I and our guests (my brother and sister-in-law) who were celebrating a golden wedding anniversary and a 75th birthday. Almost every dish was great – tapas, ensalada de pepino, filete a la plancha, and arbol de caramel.. The two things we didn’t care for were the secreto iberico (fatty, dry, tough, and salty) and rosquilla de flan (dry and tasteless). Brandon quickly replaced the secreto iberico for an alternate choice which was served promptly and was delicious. We’ll be back, but hope to see improvement in the first impression elevator and greeting scenario.

    MDRDResponded on November 14, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us and providing us with valuable feedback! We're happy to know you had a great experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon for an even better experience!

  16. LS

    LeahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I food was fantastic and came out very quickly. The restaurant itself is laid out beautifully and allows for a private intimate feel. Went for a birthday celebration and the staff outdid themselves to make it feel special. Will definitely be back!

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

  17. W

    Wally

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The noise level is unacceptable. That alone will stop me from returning. The three of us were seated at a table for six in view of several empty tables near the windows.

    MDRDResponded on November 14, 2022Hi Wally, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced and we hope you'll give us another chance soon so we can share a more positive experience with you!

  18. SA

    SusanA

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal!

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

  19. DO

    DarbyO

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Recently opened and remodeled. Stylishly designed. hightop seating was uncomfortable. Food was good and claimed to be "full of flavor" but was oversold as the bold latin inspired flavors were not as spicy as expected. Portions were good for a tapas restaurant, but expensive. Menu could be larger. Drinks interesting but VERY overpriced. Worth a visit once, but not a WOW experience.

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

  20. NF

    NicholasFiore

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic time, and amazing prices for what you get. Dishes looked and tasted incredible, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely going back.

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

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had to wait a little for our table but our experience was amazing. Our server was outstanding! She was recommending us drinks and food. Kept checking in on us and making sure we were doing okay. Will forsure be going back

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great birthday celebration experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  22. P

    Phoodie

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love dinner at MDRD. Great service and a beautiful view served alongside delicious dishes.

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  23. S

    Siglo

    Grand Rapids

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a fabulous dinner! And our server, Adam, rocked!

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi Siglo, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  24. CV

    CynthiaV

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience filled with superior service by Luke, exceptional flavors from the chef and the mixologists really delivered an exceptional product with our cocktails!

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi Cynthia, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it!!!

    MDRDResponded on November 9, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  26. F

    Fancypants

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great ambiance and delicious food. View is amazing. Drinks are interesting and worth trying.

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. FM

    FoodMaven13

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MDRD is a fine addition to the dining scene in Grand Rapids. The food reflects Spanish dining traditions and is superbly executed. The quality of everything served is top-of-the-line, and the balance of flavors is well-considered. Dishes look beautiful and provide great tasting umph. The wine list is predominantly Spanish and wide-ranging. Service staff is knowledgeable and charming. This is a restaurant well worth visiting whether you are only in GR for a brief stay, or you live in the area.

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  29. LG

    LisaG

    Grand Rapids

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The tapas were good, as were the drinks; however, the entrees were a disappointment for 4 out of 6 people in our group in terms of quality. Definitely not a meal worth over $200 with tip. My husband said he would go back for a drink, but not to eat. Server was excellent, and the view is great.
  30. BK

    BenK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fantastic job to the staff. Filet was even better than previous times. Thank you for providing a marvelous dinner with a beautiful setting and place to connect with close friends. -Ben

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi Ben, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  31. WK

    WilliamK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, beautiful space. Service was great.

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi William, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and views!

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food! They made our daughters birthday very special! A big thank you to the staff and our server!

    MDRDResponded on November 7, 2022Hi, thank you for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you've had a great experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience far surpassed our expectations Saturday nite. I think our server's name was Brittany (she just delivered a baby 6 weeks ago). She was engaging, prompt, simply delightful. The ambiance was second to none. We'll definitely return.

    MDRDResponded on October 31, 2022Hi Mark, 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. HJ

    HeribertoJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience at MDRD. Our server, Alyssa, was super attentive and knowledgeable about wine pairings with our meals. Would recommend this dining experience and will be back. 10/10

    MDRDResponded on October 31, 2022Hi Heriberto, 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

    luisdr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing intimate place. Food and ambiance were just perfection.

    MDRDResponded on October 31, 2022Hi Luis, 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is delicated than the flavor tasted

    MDRDResponded on October 31, 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.

  38. M

    Mkern07

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Every dish we had was off - too salty, undercooked, chewy, etc. I wouldn’t go back

    MDRDResponded on October 31, 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.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5
    It’s ok. Good spot, of course, but very expensive for what it is. You’re paying a lot for the view

    MDRDResponded on October 31, 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.

  40. AW

    AmyW

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I made a reservation for my husband’s birthday. We arrived 10 minutes early and were taken to the worst table in the restaurant. Every other table has a view of GR. We drove 50 miles to be seated as close to the upstairs kitchen as possible. The table next to us got seated and they complained and moved. The bourbon list we were given (my husband’s reason for choosing this restaurant) was not inclusive of all the bourbons at the bar. The wine list was lacking. My husband ordered the featured dinner. A lobster paella was presented with a lobster claw. He asked for a utensil to crack the claw and was then told they “ordered some from Amazon, but they haven’t arrived. You can use your fork.” A featured dinner was offered and presented without a proper way to eat the meat. At this point, we were over it. We explained to our daughter why a nice restaurant without a utensil to eat something would either A) not serve the dish or B) serve the dish with the lobster out of the claw. Overall, a very disappointing experience. We will not be back.

    MDRDResponded on October 28, 2022Hi Amy, we sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced and we hope to make this right. Please reach out to us directly at Pbulliment@ahchospitality so we can gather more information and rectify this issue.

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 1035 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 33 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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