Smash Wine Bar & Bistro

3.7
22 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Welcome to Smash Wine Bar, The Downtown Muskegon destination for great food, unique wines and modern atmosphere.
What 22 people are saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RuthC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious food, served in a perfect presentation! Our server was outstanding! Best we’ve experienced in a long time. She was caring and very attentive, returning to our table many times to check on us. That was a real pleasure. We appreciate the generous 25% off coupon for Season Ticket holders to the Muskegon Civic Theatre. That’s what brought us in; and now we are hooked! We’ll be back! A very pleasant and enjoyable dining experience! We highly recommend SMASH to all our friends!

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JanL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The prime rib dinner which was $30 was not as good as I expected. It was barely warm and was not very tender. I should have sent it back but didn’t. The potatoes with cauliflower was delicious as well as the spinach artichoke spread.

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BriH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great. It was pretty busy as they had the Pub Crawl going on and the chef went home sick but the waitress did a great job keeping up. I would definitely return.

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RobertH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only problem was that our reservation made through the website wasn’t on the list. We’re not sure why that was the case. They sat us anyway and we had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good!

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Both our meals were attractively served and tasted delicious. Our waitress was friendly and efficient even though she was busy. However, there was a problem concerning our appetizer. The online menu, identical to the one in the restaurant, stated that appetizers were $3 off between 4 & 6 pm. When our bill did not show that discount, the waitress said it only applied to flatbreads. After we pointed out the clearly stated offer on the menu, and the clearly outlined appetizer section, she spoke to her manager, returning to say that it only was in effect until 6 pm. When we showed her our receipt reflecting that we had ordered at 5:45, she again spoke to the manager. She returned with a corrected receipt giving the $3. This soured our experience. We will return to Smash, as the food was great. I do hope all staff will be on board with the idea that discounts are to bring customers, not discourage them. Muskegon needs positivity.

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SharonM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice wine bar with adequate food choices.
Mushroom alfredo was excellent. Shrimp linguine poor.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Terrific crab cakes and pesto chicken flat bread. Good friendly service. Good value, nice venue

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TomM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience1

Just an ordinary Bar that served food. Very bright lights. No very romantic as advertised.

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PeggyH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They didn't have our reservation!
The whitefish dip appetizer was excellent. The location is perfect when you are attending an event upstairs at the Beardsley.

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RONALDS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

ATMOSPHERE: vibrant, exciting...a bit loud. FOOD: good, nice portions, a bit bland, marsala...chicken not incorporated into pasta. SERVICE: tentative, server pleasant but not sharp, meal took 30 mins to be served even with few patrons present. PRICE/VALUE: reasonable...appreciated 1/2-off coupon.

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DeanM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the most awful dining experience I have had. We had some friends visiting us from Chicago and thought that this would be a great place to take them for dinner. The service was atrocious, it was quite evident that they were understaffed. The food was absolutely terrible, other than the appetizers (which was good). The noise level was absolutely horrendous, there was some chick singing and we could hardly hear ourselves speak. I will not be back. Worst possible dining experience imaginable! Don’t go!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They did not have our reservation, had to sit at the bar

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lulu21lt
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My family reserved a table before show for drinks and appetisers. We sat there for 1 hour and our appetisers never came!!!! I am still shocked! It took a good while for the cocktails to show up, but it was busy, we undertood and were patient, but the fact that the food never got served to us it totally unnacceptable. We didn't complain, the waitress never even made an effort for an explanation. We sat there for exactly 1 hour and found a waitress ourselves and asked for a bill since we were not being served at all. The waitress mumbled "sorry", took our money and we left in disbelief that this seriously just happened!!!! Advise: don't go there!!!!

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DanD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We very much enjoyed our visit to smash. The server we had was excellent, she met our every need. The food was very good we enjoyed our meal. It was a bit noisy When I go back there I will ask to be seated away from the bar.

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TomG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, but limited, menu selection. Prompt attention by wait staff. A bit pricy, but worth it. The biggest slice of carrot cake I’ve ever had! And it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was just ok, but small for the price

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KarenG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The location is great for the theater. It has a pleasant ambiance. Service was satisfactory. The food was poor. My fish was barely warm and bland and my friend's meal was sparse. It's OK for a cocktail before the theater but I would not recommend it for a meal. If they focus on appetizers and cocktails/wine, it might be a better place to go.

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Luv2picc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. We will be back!

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ChristianB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Thank you

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MichaelK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good

Presentation excellent

Wine was special

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KayS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Noise level could be improved. We waited a long time for our meal. Thankfully we were not in a hurry. Our waitress was very nice.

FAQs

Smash Wine Bar & Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 246-7910.

Smash Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 3.7 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.