About Reserve Wine & Food

Known for their seasonal cuisine and exceptional wine program, Reserve Wine & Food emphasizes quality and consistency across the board – in product, service and the overall experience. With a menu rooted in classics yet updated to today’s style of eating, look for dishes made from locally sourced ingredients at their peak. House made charcuterie, local cheeses, handmade pastas and more make up the approachable menu and complementing the food is the drink – and choices abound at Reserve. The impressive cruvinet system offers over 100 wines by the glass in addition to an extensive bottle list; Reserve’s list is one of the best in the state, and was recognized by USA Today as one of the top ten places in the country offering wine flights. The drink philosophy at Reserve matches that of the food – simply put, to offer the best dining & drinking experience in the region.

201 NW Monroe
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Monroe & Lyon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(616) 855-9463

Website:
http://www.reservegr.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available for $12

Executive Chef:
Luke VerHulst

Private Party Facilities:
A professional staff of friendly and knowledgeable servers are proud to present our seasonal and locally driven menu to guests of 12 - 200. For parties, celebrations and wine tastings from private intimate dinners to extravagant affairs. Casual or formal Reserve will make it memorable.

Private Events: Tailored to meet & exceed your expectations, every event we do is custom. With that said, the options for your private event at Reserve Wine & Food are nearly endless. From casual wine receptions to formal five-course meals, we design evenings to remember.

Whether you have corporate clients to entertain or close family and friends to celebrate with, Reserve has a space that is ideal for your event.

Private Party Contact:
Mark Breymeyer: (616) 855-9463 ext. 104

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Tastings led by our in house sommelier, Peter Marantette the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6pm, the cost is $25 to experience 4 to 5 wines.

Reserve Wine & Food Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (25)
Good for a Date (19)
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Local Ingredients (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Tapas (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 4 days ago

Great entrees, great wines

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 4 days ago

At the end of this meal, my friend and I both agreed it was one of the best experiences we have ever had. From drinks all the way to dessert, it was spectacular. The food was incredible...perfect portions, amazing flavor combinations, and brilliant finishes. Our server, Rachel, was very knowledgable about the menu, and she had fantastic recommendations when we were feeling indecisive. 100% will make this my new go-to spot!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We went after a show at DeVos and had a wonderful meal. I chose Reserve because of their innovative menu and the terrific wine selection. The fois gras torchon and the squid starters were excellent. The fish was excellent as was the mushroom pasta. I had the steak tartare as my meal as the starters were generous. Our server was attentive. We were there for an early dinner and it was busy downstairs but the noise level was very good upstairs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere is great - upscale feel while still relaxed. The use of space is excellent for controlling noise level and allowing for different seating options. Everyone loved their food. The wine flights were fun and the servers were very knowledgeable about the wine selection. Service level was attentive but not intrusive. My friends and I will definitely go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and i stopped here for dinner on Friday night. Really glad we chose this restaurant. The wine menu was extensive, the restaurant was nicely appointed and comfortable, and the service was outstanding. Tyler was our server and he was friendly and familiar with the menu. We sampled several flights of wine and filled up on small plates, as they were too delicious too skip! We never even ordered an entree.

Yes it's a bit pricey, but worth the money. We would definitely come here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

Not many vegan or vegetarian options. Me and my wife had a couple of glasses of wine and left. Ended up going to San Chez which is extremely vegan and vegetarian friendly.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, wine, and service, as always. They have the best charcuterie board around, hands down, and the wine selection by the glass or bottle is impressive. Unfortunately, when it’s busy, it’s quite loud and you sit right next to people, which is my only dislike of the place.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Noteable wine selections with a great menu for pairing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server, Christopher, was phenomenal! He made outstanding recommendations and we really had one of the best meals!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and service is awesome, ask for Josh, he did a great job.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The quality of the food has been steadily improving, and the service is excellent as always.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delightful! We shared several small plates before our main course. The beet salad was outstanding...as was the pasta dish. The wine pairings were perfect. All of the food was creative, surprising and delicious. The service was perfect...enthusiastic and professional. There was one thing that wasn't quite as good as the rest and the waiter noticed I hadn't eaten much of it. After dinner the manager came to the table to apologize for it. I told him it was good, just not as good as everything else. He adjusted our bill accordingly without our asking. They really care about the food being the best it can be. I highly recommend this place. It is definately fit for a foodie. Oh.....and the chocolate dessert was unusual and wonderful! Try it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Its a bit overpriced. The food was good but some of it was just regular something with a fancy name and a high price. Was a bit noisy and the people next to us REEKED of smoke the entire time, not the restaurants fault but you do sit close enough to people to notice this.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Reserve is a regular favorite. Food preparation is imaginative and well constructed, with excellent product. Waitstaff is knowledgeable and helpful -- sometimes a bit more than needed but it's nice to know they know what they are serving. Excellent wine list and bar service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We dine at the Reserve several time a year. The service is very good and the wine selection is outstanding. The menu items offer a good variety whether you are hungry or just looking for a lite snack. Nice variety and fun. The outdoor deck is very nice when the weather is good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic menu! Great servers. They are well versed in wine and cheese and the food overall. If you like something a little unique, this is your place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We picked Reserve as we had tickets for a show next door and had never been there and we had the whole family. Kris our waiter was a superb server, I thought the atmosphere was a little cool for me. As I have a speech impediment I thought it was quite loud as it filled up. The food was great but you should have more than cheeseburgers for people that don't want to try new things. (my grandson) Anyway it was nice but I do not believe we will be going there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My duck was a little too rare. There is a fine line between a perfectly cooked duck breast and a rare breast. I also thought the drinks were too expensive. The other mites were amazing and the service was great.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great and service impeccable. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good for appetizers with friends, not romantic or intimate occasions. Seating is cafe style, where you bump your neighbors' chairs every time you move... The food is tasty, however, choices for dinner are limited and somewhat odd. For example, fish is paired with beans, no choice to have rice or vegetables or potatoes. I would probably come here with girlfriends for some wine and cheeses, appetizers, and not for dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great evening with several courses each extremely tasteful and we'll presented.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went there for our 10th wedding anniversary and had booked via Open Table. On arriving, we were initially seated at a table on the main dining area which seemed less than perfect for what was supposed to be a romantic special evening. However, the hostess arranged for their upper level to be opened up just for us. Now that’s called excellent service! From that point onwards, we knew we were in for a great time. Our server, Kris, brought us complimentary wine to celebrate the anniversary. His service was outstanding, at par with some of the best restaurants around the country. My wife is a vegetarian and Kris not only made suggestions to suit her dietary needs but got the kitchen to make substitutions that were in compliance with her vegetarianism. I would recommend Reserve to all for special occasions. They truly made our special day even more memorable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My go-to favorite place in downtown Grand Rapids; especially before and after Grand Rapids Symphony concerts at DeVos Concert Hall. It's not only the valet parking and location, however. It's the food, the locally-sourced menu, the knowledgeable staff, the creative chef, and the plain, honest taste of each dish. So much variety!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food, wine, service and GM were outstanding and exceptional!

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Service was delayed and slow on a Wednesday evening. My friend and I both ordered the pork chop and were not impressed, especially for the price. The meat was tender but lacked flavor. The side of polenta and greens were whimpy with no texture. The sauce was unbalanced and quite sour- it tasted like straight vinegar. My husband was not impressed with his entree either. Our other friend ordered the burger and said it was okay. There are so many amazing restaurants in Grand Rapids; we see no reason to return to Reserve.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wow! The food and wine were so amazing. We dined before the Nutcracker and it was a memorable meal. Our server's suggestions were impeccable. We cannot wait to return !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was awesome.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Perfect evening!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

They are so knowledgeable about wine. It is refreshing to get accurate and detailed suggestions on wine and wine pairings. I love the charcuterie boards they are so delicious and there is a large variety to choose from here!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent selections of wines, cheeses, meats and entrees. Our waiter Tyler was great, made excellent recommendations and was a perfect server.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very attentive waiter, and other staff providing a super delicious meal. A lot of strong, delightful tastes.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A breath of fresh air. Excellent wines and small plates. Wonderful service. One of my favorite places in GR.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

They greeted us with two glasses of champagne and were so accommodating. I would recommend to anyone!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent Gin Cocktail with Rosemary and Pear!! We took their suggestion and booked a table two hours b3efore Wicked and it was perfect timing as we were walking to the theatre next door shortly before 7pm (show was at 7:30), great service from our waiter and the hostesses were polite and friendly. We enjoyed the brussel sprouts, frites, soup and entrees- thank you!

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Date night before attending Wicked at Devos Performance Hall. We started with some great cocktails and a charcuterie and cheese board. It is what they are known for, and it was wonderful! My wife had a pasta entree and I had duck. Both were exceptional. Great decor and vibe. We will make this a regular stop for sure.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Reservations were easy. Food was good. The staff was helpful dialing in choices that supported my vegan dietary needs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very friendly staff. Food portions are not overly large. Charcuterie Board and choices are excellent. Nice variety on the menu. Wine prices are a little on the high side.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Brussel sprouts were amazing. Our server was great. And an excellent dirty martini!

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