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The Heritage Restaurant, Grand Rapids, MI
The Heritage Restaurant, Grand Rapids, MI
The Heritage Restaurant, Grand Rapids, MI
The Heritage Restaurant, Grand Rapids, MI
The Heritage Restaurant, Grand Rapids, MI

The Heritage Restaurant

5.0
5
590 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
The Heritage is one of the many classroom/laboratory facilities operated by the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. The restaurant is staffed by students in the culinary programs and is under the direct supervision of Chef and Dining Room Professors.

During lunch, your meal will be prepared and served by first year students. The meals represent International Cuisine with modern and classical touches. In the evening, The Heritage reopens to feature a relaxed atmosphere, more Continental Cuisine, and our second year students will serve and prepare your meal.

The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education restaurants and kitchens are classroom settings. We take pride in them. Our students prepare our meals daily with the finest seasonally available ingredients including freshly baked artisan bread.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:15 am–12:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (616) 234-3700
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Bob Schultz and Sean Marr
  • Private party contact
    Dan Gendler: (616) 234-3708
  • Neighborhood
    Grand Rapids
  • Cross street
    Ransom and Fountain
  • Parking details
    Free Parking is available under the ATC building at the corner of Fountain and Ransom. Also, additional free parking is available in the student lot on Ransom.
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 590 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for business meals

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

590 Reviews
  1. JeffreyF

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love the Heritage. We make it at least once a year.

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  2. lizM

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of the food is always top of the line. The beef melted in your mouth. The shrimp bisque, delicious. The kitchen forgot to put the blue cheese on my salad & there was little if any dressing on it... it was beautifully arranged though (a work of art!) Oh! the fresh mozzarella appetizer left us wanting more! & the smoked risotto was delicious & a cool experience (how did they do that!) The homemade bread, crusty outside & soft inside; perfect. And as always the flavored butters are a treat. This was the first day for these students, so they were a bit nervous. & we waited a bit for our left overs to come out. But all in all, we love coming here, for the food & the students!

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  3. KellyL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and unique food! Atmosphere and the service was wonderful thank you for a fun family dinner!

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  4. KellyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so great. If you get the chance do it up! Everything was wonderful.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and also helping students practice their service and food creation skills!

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  6. MichaelK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent staff with the instructors present to ensure seamless preparation and service. The food quality was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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  7. KurtG

    Lower Saxony

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food great food nice atmosphere friendly servers service excellent

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  8. EllenW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An experience I would recommend to anyone who loves food!

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  9. Hajster

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Totally excellent experience! The food was absolutely gorgeous and delicious. I loved the tasting menu concept - and since wife and I were there with brother and sister-in-law, we were able to do something we had always wanted to do in a fine dining restaurant: we ordered one of everything on the menu! So glad we were able to try each dish and share them, because there was not a single loser in the bunch. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough, but good luck getting a reservation, because I’m taking the next open slot!

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  10. NicholasT

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I visited during the first week of the semester and the dining experience was already exceptional. The food was fantastic. I had the Haute beef and it was cooked to perfection. The server was clearly very new but was very calm and polite and overall did a great job.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our service was fantastic. Hope to go back when they flip the menu next.

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  12. MackenzieJ

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were very polite and attentive. The food was also great and I loved the inventive ways they mixed different ingredients, some I never would have thought to try. The dessert was by far the best. We got the flambé and the chocolate raspberry tart. The raspberry tart was absolutely devine and I’d go back just to have that again. The plating was also very beautiful. The ambience was also good and quiet with classic music playing in the background. You can actually hear each other talk easily, which is a novelty these days. Parking was also simple and free just below the restaurant in the garage.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I would highly recommend the Heritage Restaurant. This was our first time visiting the Heritage and we were pleasantly surprised. These students do an incredible job and they strive to give you the best experience possible. Everyone we met made us feel important and that they valued our patronage. The food was prepared and presented with care, and the flavor combinations were delicious. Servers were personable and engaging. Overall impressed. We will be back!

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  14. Polly

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GRCC’s restaurant is top notch. From the students who are doing front of the house and back of the house, to the chef instructors, it’s a great experience complimented by excellent food. I’ve enjoyed both of my recent visits. My son is in the program, and he really enjoys it. Great work GRCC staff and students!

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  15. BrianB

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and an excellent meal. Enjoyed learning about various Australian ingredients.

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  16. PatriciaW

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all phases of the dining experience, as always!

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  17. Kimmy

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What an experience! Our servers (Luke & Nathaniel) rocked, the food was delicious and the overall experience, AMAZING! Very cool that we have this dining option available to us. What a great way to learn!

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  18. ThomasM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good meal. Attentive staff (a little unpolished in phrasing / questions, but that's part of what they are learning in that environment). Good value for the food & Service. Very nice to see students learning how to manage real-life work issues/problems.

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  19. Yumyum

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful program at GRCC and happy to return every semester.

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  20. SusanneM

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, cooked and spiced just right, fresh ingredients, very delicate decorations of the plates. It's always a treat to talk to the students and experiencing their enthusiasm for this wonderful culinary program.

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  21. GRfoodie

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and beautifully presented! Students were delightful.

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  22. AustinB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem! Let the culinary students practice their art and skill for you. Loved it

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  23. 38JDG

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining experience was superb. The food, and beer were excellent. The staff was very informative on the preparation and choices of the different courses served. The beer pairings were perfect. All of us enjoyed the entire evening.

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  24. MichaelH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unusual and delicious dining selections are offered. Service is always well done. It is a pleasure to dine here.

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  25. Polly

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first visit to Heritage Restaurant, and it was a lovely experience. Everyone from the host, servers and supervisors were wonderful. The food and presentation was beautiful and delicious. Thank you!

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  26. JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and very good food. Attentive. Always glad to support the students

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  27. JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a new chef and a different dining experience that takes some adjustment. But the food and the service by students was outstanding

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  28. DeborahG

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service! Very accommodating of food allergy.

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  29. Teddy

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Wine was well thought out to match the food. Highly recommend The Heritage!

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  30. CatherineH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Venetian menu was fun and delicious! Thanks for providing such a wonderful food experience.

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  31. JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Students did a wonderful job of preparing the food and serving it. One of my favorite places

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  32. LaurenH

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a fun experience! The tasting menu was amazing- we were able to try so many dishes that we normally wouldn't have the opportunity to order. The service is friendly and calm- what a great way to spend a night enjoying fine dining.

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  33. SJoFoodie

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and beautifully presented. I enjoy supporting the culinary arts program and having a wonderful meal at the same time!

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  34. PhDL

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The remodeled Restaurant looks beautiful. The service was excellent as usual.

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  35. RachelB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! This was our first time here and food and service was great. Definitely will be back.

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  36. DianeN

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a delightful time! The food was stunning! There were so many interesting flavors and the presentation was scintillating. The service was friendly and did not interfere with our ability to converse. The view was delightful. Thank you!

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  37. JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a variety of food that you would not normally find at many restaurants. Happy to support the students too.

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  38. SueH

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our lunch at The Heritage. We come several times a year and are never disappointed. The food is always wonderful and the service is great. It is a lovely atmosphere as well. Can’t wait to come back!

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  39. DeanH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening. Food and service were excellent.

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  40. guest

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at the Heritage is always amazing, but the shrimp bisque and tropical cheesecake are out of this world!

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The Heritage Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 590 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for The Heritage Restaurant

151 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ransom and Fountain
  • Neighborhood
    Grand Rapids
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:15 am–12:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Parking is available under the ATC building at the corner of Fountain and Ransom. Also, additional free parking is available in the student lot on Ransom.
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bob Schultz and Sean Marr
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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