The Grill Room at The Kirby House

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Steakhouse
There is no substitute when a premium steak is the only thing that will do. Welcome to The Grill Room at The Kirby–Grand Haven's only boutique steakhouse. The steaks are locally sourced, expertly seasoned and grilled to order. The menu is rounded out by an ample selection of chops and seafood (including fresh line-caught fish). The wine cellar is extensive. The knowledgable staff will help you select the perfect bottle of red or white to pair with your meal. The room is warm with rich Tuscan tones, exposed brick, and classic details. The Grill Room is a unique space within the confines of The Kirby House and unlike any other dining room on the lakeshore–steakhouse, wine bar, oasis...
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AM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. It was slightly expensive, but the quality was definitely worth the price. We went early, so it was quiet, and not busy. We have been later previously, and I would definitely recommend having a reservation.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was spectacular! Bartender went above and beyond by making a drink specifically as requested! We will be back

PB
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Been there before and had a great experience. This time we sat at a high top by the window which would have been awesome. However a speaker was above our head and music was loud and not what you would expect at a higher end restaurant. We had to send two meals back as one was lukewarm and other did not have any flavor (they added some spice). When they came back they were satisfactory. Waitress did a great job - she saved the night.

PF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, and service by our waiter, Ben, was superb.
He was helpful, and had a very kind and gracious spirit that made us feel welcomed.

LB
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. I would have expected our server to be a little more attentive

EJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. We have eaten here 3 times so far and each time the service and food are amazing!

RR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I visit this establishment every year during the Coast Guard Fest. And as usual the service is outstanding and the food is excellent with great presentation! Would highly recommend!

JD
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Seasonal berry salad was excellent. We split an entree that was delicious.the waitress was friendly and gave us lots of information about the area. We will definitely go back for another visit this trip

HB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always FANTASTIC! Excellent food service always clean and give the feel of being in a larger City with the professionalism of the management and staff.

A
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food but not great food for the price and over priced drinks service was mediocre at best

LW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed having dinner at the grill room. The food was excellent. We had the filet and scallops. All was presented very well and the Cabernet house wine was very good. The background music was to our liking. Not too loud and soft enough to appreciate the selections. Kate waited on us and was very good. She helped us through the menu as needed. And the dessert was great, a pineapple upside down cake with key lime pie. When in the area we will definitely stop in for dinner.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad service, slow food to come out, appetizer came out with our main course, gave us water originally that had been sitting from previous reservation that didn’t show up

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Both our steaks were ordered medium rare and came out well done. The waiter was good and handled everything fine. Even when our steaks were cooked properly, they were lack luster. We were disappointed.

N
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was okay, nothing unusual. The service on a slow Monday night was SLOW. Our waiter was not attentive at all ? We waited about 15 minutes for him to remove our dinner plates when we obviously were finished. He came back later asking if we would like to see the dessert menu. We said we would. We all decided to forego dessert and placed the dessert menu near the edge of the table so he could see it. We had to ask another employee if she could get our bill as we had waited 15 minutes for our waiter to come back to see if we wanted dessert, or to bring our bill. I also wonder why they ask if you are celebrating anything. We were, but no mention was made of it by the waiter or staff?

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and superb service! The food was absolutely phenomenal. I had the mango coconut prime rib and my boyfriend had fillet mignon. Definitely recommend getting an appetizer and bread as well with a bottle of wine. Everything we tasted was just delicious. The server made really good recommendations and we can’t wait to come back

OT
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to the Grill Room for the past 14 years for our anniversary dinner. The food is always great, and the service is excellent. Will be going back next year for the 15th year and our 25th anniversary!!

TG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a special occasion meal. A bit pricey. Our waiter, Ben, was outstanding. He was knowledgeable, professional, and efficient. Our meals came quickly and were very tasty and substantial portioned.

D
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in west Michigan. Never lets you down

D
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grill room was very delicious, it is a great place to take a loved one for an anniversary dinner.

d
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Poor service. Food nothing special. Bartender seemed very under qualified

MM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I chose the Kirby for a nice dinner with no special occasion. We dined at 7pm and the restaurant was half full. Our waiter, Ben, was outstanding and respectful of our conversation. My wife and I both had steaks and were pleased with our choices.

Noise level from the recorded background music was way too loud at first, but Ben turned it down immediately.

Wine choices were also excellent. We will go back again, as the Kirby House Grill remains a favorite.

RP
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Nice place to have a quiet dinner or to celebrate a special occasion.

CW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal,the best prime rib Weve ever had. Our waitress,Desiree was outstanding.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Grill Room is always consistent and is an very enjoyable experience.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Meal was good. Steak was over cooked. Wine selection was decent. Waiter was pleasant and attentive. Setting was perfect for a relaxing evening. Enjoyed dessert the most.

OT
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great server, Ben who didn’t rush me, could talk about the various dishes, and provide suggestions

p
Grand Rapids
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Typically the service is excellent at the Grille Room. This day was the exception. The restaurant was very busy as this was Valentine’s Day weekend. Unfortunately our server was also the bartender. This resulted in slow service (two hours) to have the entree served. To add to the issue is that the meal was cold.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Came in 5 minutes before our reservation time of 5pm and weren’t greeted very kindly. Food quality went down from the last time I had eaten there (menu had changed). For the price of the meal, it wasn’t worth it.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steak was perfect. Salmon a little over cooked Our waitress was excellent. Too a little longer than I expected for our dinner order to be taken.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The prime rib served only on Friday and Saturday is terrific. Truly prime rib that has been expertly roasted is not available on many menus these days. Kirby Grill Room captures the flavor and tenderness that once made it the go-to favorite for a special evening out.

E
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was incredibly slow but I figured it was because it was semi-busy, but then I heard the same complaint from multiple friends from different evenings. Also, the food was subpar from past experiences. The meat was over cooked and over seasoned which was a shame because it was amazing in the past. I’ll give it another shot but my expectations will be lowered.

DH
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Valentines Day 2019..............poor service and very slow delivery for all parts of the evening.

KG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food wqs a bit underseasoned. Restarauant was loud due to several staff congregating around bar and chatting/laughing while waiting for customers

MO
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! She did a great job of being attentive but leaving us time to talk.

LG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It was my daughters birthday and it was not busy at all. It began fine but once a couple other tables came we could not get service. We needed to be gone by a certain time and so we told our server and they were unable to process our rewards- then free bday dessert was 30 mins later and we had to take it to go. Steaks were chewy and fatty and it was very expensive for what we got. Sadly- it was her first experience there and I will be hard pressed to spend that money again with so many other choices.

A
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very hospitable waiters with nice atmosphere. Prime rib was delicious. Service was excellent. All in all a very nice place for special occasions.

OT
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food and drink.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We celebrated New Years Eve at the grill room. It was a good experience. The food was good, the service was excellent the ambiance was ok.

SO
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

They were not that busy but must have been very short staffed. Very slow. Waited on drinks,both rounds, way too long. Waiter cleared the tBle, we have half our sides leftover and asked for a box. He threw the food out then apologized he misunderstood?!

OT
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration

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