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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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·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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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and great service!

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·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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·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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·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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vip
·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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·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was awesome.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Perfect evening!

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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Cold soup, undercooked risotto. Very small portions

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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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vip
·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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