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:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 6pm

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (5)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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·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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·Dined on November 4, 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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Went there for a business lunch and was surprised by the limited lunch menu. Not that it was bad, just that it wasn't very diverse. Basically a few sandwiches and salads. Clearly the feature is the wine, which wasn't an option at lunch. Will definitely go back to sample the wine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Really enjoyed dinner at Reserve. Have a great time every time I go. Our waiter picked up on our vibes and had fun with us. Very knowledgeable about the wine and the food. Would definitely go back.

Can get a little pricey, so more of a special occasion place for me. However, can certainly be less pricey depending on how you order.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Superb dining in the heart of the city. Convenient to DeVos Centre and the Amway Grand. Upscale yet comfortable. Cruvinet bar with a wine selection second to none. Friendly atmosphere and outstanding service. Valet parking available.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A downtown Grand Rapids restaurant with an excellent and fully deserved reputation. Reserve has an inviting dining area decorated with interesting art, including the 2009 ArtPrize winning painting; an attentive and knowledgeable staff; a noteworthy wine and beverage list; and a menu full of surprises and pleasures. We were a party of four, one of whom had mobility issues, that needed to be done at a certain time so we could go to the opera, and they accommodated us well. Highly recommend

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Cold soup, undercooked risotto. Very small portions

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My friend and I had a great time at Reserve. The service was perfect, the wine amazing and the food delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to all.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome service on a secluded covered upper level patio. Fantastic wine list and delicious small plates.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service. Highly recommend the cheese plate. Portions are not big and wine pours are light, especially the flights. A little pricey, but if they were a little more generous on the pours I would give a higher rating in value.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Girls night with my daughter started out a little slow on the service, but ended with fabulous food and extra special attention from the manager and our server! We will return!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a great place for wine, food and great service! Perfect before a show.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had friends in for ArtPrize and thought the Reserve would be the best choice in town. It is still a fine restaurant but for some reason, our food came out with much too long a wait and not all of it hot. All in all, we were not totally disappointed and will certainly go back but hopefully to more prompt execution on the entres.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had a wonderful experience and thoroughly enjoyed the great food, paired with perfect wine.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service is always attentive, but not intrusive. It's a delight to dine somewhere where you don't have to shout to be heard. And, of course, the food is creatively presented and wonderfully tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were disappointed in the ambiance upstairs. It feels like you are in a diner. The food was OK, not great. I would return for wine and a charcuterie board but not dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The trout was good, but the portion was tiny. Husband ordered the burger, but only had 2 bites. He said it tasted like fish. We probabaly wont be back unless it's just for appetizers.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

For a birthday.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The restaurant has a beautiful ambience. Food quality has Ben improved since I was last there. Service was a bit slow at the beginning but was made up at the end.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a great time dining at The Reserve. Found it to be a very special place and hope to return in the future.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Fun
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always a great meal with lots of variety in selections and sides. Charcuterie plates are superb with the wines. Knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Gin & Tonic Tonic was flat. Came with lemon. Should be lime.

Cheese platter. Poor. Everything was white. White cheese. White bread. More white cheese. 3 migit pickles. Ridiculous.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Wine selection is good. The appetizers were on point but my steak was a big hunk of fat with some meat so.. that was disappointing.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Loved our experience! Went for our anniversary. Great waitstaff!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

WE loved it overall, but several dished were too salty.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Been there over 10 times. Inventive menu and creative recipes, but.... execution not as good, recently. Portions have gotten too small for the price.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Another outstanding dinner at Reserve. We love the professional wait staff, all of whom are well-versed in the available wines and recommend great wine pairings with the food. The way to eat here is to start with the Charcuterie course and a glass (or flight) of wines, and then proceed course by course. Excellent creativity from the kitchen. The pasta we ordered was small enough for an appetizer, especially if shared by two people.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Tried it as part of restaurant week and will be back! Wine was amazing!

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We ate dinner at Reserve during GR restaurant week and decided to come back often. The meals were well crafted and delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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