Reserve Wine & Food
We enjoyed wonderful cocktails, wine, food and service!
Maybe on recommending to a friend. This is obviously a very popular restaurant and the reviews were great which we depended upon to make our decision to visit (out-of-towners). I can't say anything negative about the restaurant overall... just a bit surprised by the menu. It was heavily weighted toward "spicey/hot" and, for us, not a good choice (neither of us like or can handle food that leans hot). We found menu items but our selection was limited. Either the chef/restaurant needs to advise the nature of the cuisine or make a more balanced selection available. The wines were great. Place was NOISY/LOUD... not an "intimate" place. This is not a negative review... many people may like it. If you want "energetic" (in OpenTable terms!) and don't mind hot/spicey food, you may really like this. We wouldn't go back... just too hard with other options in the area.
Went there for a business lunch, it was quiet and the food was quite good.
Had a great time and Stephanie was awesome!!! She knew what she was talking about and really took care of us will be going back soon
What strikes me most about our recent visit is how good the food really is! The preparations of everything show a great attention to detail. The fresh ingredients shine in the gazpacho preparation, as well as the tomato salad. Pastas are created in house, and they taste and feel fresh. The service is excellent. I have never had a server who did not know his/her stuff.
Our server was so knowledgeable about both the wine and food - it definitely added to our wonderful experience! We would definitely return and certainly recommend to others! Job well done by our server (I'm sorry I can't remember her name :(! ))
Food, drinks and service were outstanding!
Brought family members here that had not been to Grand Rapids in over 7 years and had a great time.
Everything was perfect! A wonderful dinner, excellently prepared. My absolute favorite restaurant in GR!
Reserve Wine & Food was great. The food was high quality and the selection of wine and speciality cocktails was refreshing. The staff was great, polite and made our experience great.
Wine flight was expensive but paired wonderfully with the charcuterie and cheese board. The accoutrements are ideal especially the honey and pickled onion with the brie!
The food was excellent. The service was a little slow, but polite.
Great food, good service, great wine! Wonderful omnionse!
Andrew had great recommendations and was pretty informative of what Reserve had to offer.
Lovely place with good food and wonderful service.
Wonderful restaurant with exceptional wine list and staff!
Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Upscale and sophisticated ambiance.
Food at its perfection.
This is a must experience for all.
Everything was lovely! Food was incredible.
Especially enjoyed the cheese tray. Small portions of pasta were enough with the appetizer. An excellent flan. Only moderately noisy; we were upstairs.
We went to celebrat a birthday. Some new items on the menu were very interesting, and the wine was excellent as always.
One of our favorite spots in GR, we were blown away by some of the new menu items!
The food was fantastic. We had a charcuterie board, shrimp and grits, grilled cheese gnocchi, red drum, and s'mores. My husband had a mezcal cocktail which he enjoyed a lot. Everything tasted great.
However, service was abysmal. We were barely greeted, nothing on the menu was explained to us, and then we waited nearly an hour for our charcuterie, all while watching other tables progress through their meals and receive their courses in a timely manner. We had to flag down our server to order our entrees even though she was spending time at tables right next to us, and she basically avoided eye contact with us whenever she walked by and never offered an apology for the wait (we were seated right next to the kitchen so she walked by a lot). We endured a similarly long wait for our entrees.
We were not made to feel welcome at all and, as a result, don't feel that I can recommend or would want return to Reserve in the future.
Bryce, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food, but certainly the service was not the impression we would hope to make. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your dining experience a bit more. Please feel free to contact me directly at the restaurant at (616) 855-9463. Myself, or Peter Marantette, our General Manager, would be happy to chat with you. Best, Megan Knapp Assistant General Manager
Our server Stephanie was wonderful. Food was very good and wine selection was huge. The wine flights were fun and tasty.
Went with friends during Restaurant Week. Several ordered from the special menu. I ordered from regular menu. My husband ordered the Hoppin’ John and it was somewhat tasteless. We enjoyed the upstairs patio.
The food was sub par, they garnished the salad with salt.
Hi Tracu, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. To help us always improve and learn, may I ask what salad you had ordered? Or what other items you ordered during your time with us? We appreciate your assistance! Best, Megan
Came from Ann Arbor to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Our waitress Stephanie was amazing and helpful. Patrick, the sommelier helped us pick out some great wines to go with each of our courses. We loved everything from the food to the decor. We’ll definitely be back.
I would have preferred a low table, but otherwise, this was a very enjoyable evening. The menu is creative and very good. The wine selection has great variety! Stephanie, our server, was incredible. She was knowledgeable and very engaging. We'll be back! Thanks for a great evening!
Hi Michael, Thank you for your feedback! If you'd like, I'd be happy to put the low table preference in your guest profile in our system. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Megan
We had a reservation for our anniversary. The table wasn’t ready when we arrived(early) so we got drinks at the bar. The bar staff was incredibly knowledgeable and made us some amazing drinks. They made sure that we had anything we wanted, kept communicating with us as the table they had slated for us stayed well beyond anyone’s expectations. We ended up sitting at a different table and had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing, and we were never wanting anything. Very nice job to the staff. Made our anniversary simply outstanding. Thank you.
Great service, food and ambiance. We will definitely be back
Peter the GM and Rob are experts. Excellent team!
Superb food, drinks and service.
We had the nicest meal and the best time at Reserve. Our waiter was knowledgeable of all menu items and easily answered our questions about wine. He was friendly and competent. We had a great experience.
Different menu items than the usual. A really enjoyable experience. Nice wine by the glass selection.
Great modern vibe, tremendous small and large plates, with wine pairings. The charcuterie is world-class. I will be back.
Our waiter was amazing! The sparkling wine he suggested is our new favorite ♥️
Service was very well done. Knowledgeable and courteous.
Good food, good service and nice atmosphere.
Great service. Just didn’t care for menu options
Greg was our server and he was excellent. Very personable as well as knowledgeable about wines. We often will just order a number of small plates and share them. We've never been disappointed with what we've ordered at the Reserve.
Once a year I get together with the ladies of my family and this year we went to The Reserve. We had a great time drinking and eating shareables! I recommend the 34, it’s a Malbec.
The wait staff is very knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine choices, which is very helpful due to such an extensive wine list.