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The Heritage Restaurant

4.8
4.8
547 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 Kevin Dunn

  • 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, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A celebration of Italian cuisine

    $20.00 per person

    Feb 8, 2023 only
    Secchia Institute students of CA 114 International Food Production and CA 115 Table Service and their faculty will host Guest Chef Luigi Gandola. Chef Gandola is the owner of Salice Blue Restaurant in Como Lake, Italy. The Heritage Restaurant will run a prix fixe menu for lunch on Wednesday, February 8 ,2023, celebrating Italian cuisine instead of its regular lunch menu. Reservations are taken between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Guests are welcome to enjoy their lunch until 1:30 p.m.

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

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    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

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  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for lunch. Four people and practically tried almost everything in their menu. As always everything is awesome whenever we’re able to get a reservation date and all the staff are wonderful.
  2. LB

    LovetheBistro

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    What a fun experience (as usual) Delicious food and presentation!
  3. CW

    ColleenW

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. The food is absolutely fantastic and at a great value. The service is top notch and I love the idea of helping students with future career experiences. I also love the idea of the tips being contributed to a scholarship fund for the culinary school. With the value of menu pricing, it justifies a very large tip to assist students with their education needs.
  4. MS

    MarilynS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the student servers are such professionals.
  5. JW

    JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like participating in the learning environment and having the server share their story and goals. Service was good, food was great. One of my favorite places
  6. BV

    BettyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Not wanting to eat as much food as the prefix would give me, I would have liked to see a breakdown of the pricing of the individual menu items. Our waitress said that the price of the large and small boards was the same? Thank you! It looked and tasted amazing! Betty
  7. PH

    PaulH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place to enjoy lunch with someone. You will always find great food and new food to try.
  8. MS

    MSam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience to eat at the Heritage. The service was outstanding and professional. The food was impressive. Presentation of the food looks like a magazine. And as I dined with my friends they could not believe how lovely the experience was.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  10. DC

    DCMfamily

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The dining room is being remodeled and we’re looking forward to its reopening. Our server knew the food well and gave us great personal insight. The Pulled Jackfruit small plate was bright and refreshing. Both the Pork Curry and Venison Loin were awesome. As always, the desserts were a must.
  11. MM

    MindyM

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    These are students who are learning and working very hard. However, the service was very slow, even paying the bill took too long. The food was good and the presentation was nice. I’ve been there before when it was excellent, so maybe this was an off day.

    The Heritage RestaurantResponded on October 10, 2022Hello Mindy, we are so sorry that service was slow when you dined with us. The Heritage is a learning environment where students are making and serving the guests. Many of our students have never worked in the front of the house before. We will use this review as a learning moment as we continue to improve.

  12. NC

    NielC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice Job! We enjoyed our lunch at the Heritage at Grand Rapids Community College.
  13. KD

    KDubbs

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and fantastic service!
  14. JW

    JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    When they move to the new location it would be perfect..food was great, students were engaging and attentive ..just the ambiance in a classroom is a little lacking

    The Heritage RestaurantResponded on October 10, 2022Janis, thank you! We can't wait to be in our beautiful and remodeled space! It will be finished when we reopen on October 26, 2022. See you then. :)

  15. D

    Diane

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Heritage Restaurant is our all time favorite place to eat! Pretty impressive for a student-learning facility! Grand Rapids Community College does a terrific job preparing their students for a culinary experience!

    The Heritage RestaurantResponded on October 10, 2022Diane, thank you for your review! Please come back and see us again. :)

  16. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 10 minutes early, but were shown our table almost immediately. The hostesses were very pleasant and welcoming even though our visit to the Heritage was a first and we were learning all about the restaurant and the new space. The soup was served in a very fun dish and the choice of four different breads was a very nice option. Both were incredible and were great for starters. The entrees we chose were well apportioned and more than ample for our needs. We loved what we chose and received but we feel the need to return and try the other options so we can say we have tried them all. Our server and assistants made the day from taking our order to keeping our table checked on. They kept our drinks filled and took our dishes away quickly when we finished. We didn’t feel rushed but extremely well cared for. The student manager even checked on our table making sure everything was to our liking. The students themselves were awesome and very personable, as they felt more like friends that were as interested in us as much as we were interested in them. They put their work for us first, delivering exceptional quality and service in everything they did, but we found that we could talk and relate to them even while they were serving us. This is not always true at other restaurants and made the dining experience so much more enjoyable than just having food brought to us. We will definitely be back to try additional dishes and see the students!!

    The Heritage RestaurantResponded on October 10, 2022Brian, thank you for your detailed review! We are so glad you had a great lunch and that we exceeded your expectations. The Heritage is a learning environment and we are so glad to hear that everything went well.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I liked this restaurant, even though it is in a temporary space. For any service complaints made here, please remember these are students who do not have the experience of a more established service group. I felt they were trying hard to be their best and succeeded very well. I enjoyed that the venison was cooked perfectly with the perfect macadamia crust and the carrots were cooked perfectly also but with the skin left on, which allows you to co aime more nutrients. Definitely worth the destination.
  18. PD

    PhDL

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good as always. Had the quail special that was recommended by the very pleasant waiter. Look forward to my next visit.
  19. SA

    SABRINAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about this place, and the prices were subpar!
  20. JW

    JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was outstanding as usual. Service was very good, server was very attentive and made good suggestions. Will be glad when the new area opens up as eating in a classroom does not match the food you are eating
  21. DS

    DonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and service was great! Will be coming again for sure!!!
  22. k

    kmjohnx5

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience2
    The Heritage was okay, not wonderful. I'm looking forward to having the dining room renovations finished. The "severe weather" room is a bit off, dark and claustrophobic. We ordered three different entrees only to find that they were out of two of them. We all settled with the snapper dish. Fish was overcooked, dry and not prepped well. My filet had a half dozen bones. I've come to expect better from The Heritage. We will be back. We like it but this experience was not the best.
  23. s

    sheitmei

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent - a couple of things about the restaurant are that it’s in a temporary location, and there doesn’t appear to be much signage to direct you to the restaurant inside the building. We found it more by luck thank knowing where to go…. My ambiance rating is based on the temporary location - an interior conference room with no windows. The lunch service is run by freshmen students, and you could tell they didn’t have a lot of server experience- but they were learning and one of them told us they had a large class so they had limited times to do each job - I’m sure a server isn’t what they are going to school for but it’s good for them to know! Both of our dishes were excellent!
  24. TS

    TimS

    Grand Rapids

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Always fun to interact with the students as they start on their culinary journey.
  25. S

    Suze

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Can't wait until they open for dinner! The food was as good as I've had anywhere.
  26. MS

    MarcS

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I am always excited to dine at Heritage. The experience was good from start to finish. There were a few missteps, like the soup that was not as hot as it should have been. Overall it was a good experience, and I will be back again for the food, service, and to support the student education.
  27. SH

    SueH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love The Heritage and couldn’t wait for them to reopen. It is one of our favorite restaurants. We love the food and service. We try to go several times each year and are always sad when they close for the summer! Highly recommend!
  28. K

    Khai

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We usually try to go to the Heritage about once a year and the food never fails. The menu is changed ever year with many different selections. My wife had the curry and I had the venison and it was cooked to perfection. The only thing that was off was the location of the new dining room which felt off but that couldn't be helped because of construction. Natalie did a wonderful job serving us and answered our questions wonderfully about the menu. If she didn't know the answer, she made sure to use her resources to find the answer. The meal was on the house because of the soft opening which was a very nice surprise. We will definitely be back once when the time comes again. My only recommendation I have is to let the students know the best instructions for where the bathroom was. No one seemed to know where it was and when someone was looking to find out it took about 10 minutes until we found an answer. All I wanted to do was wash my hands.
  29. l

    lindseya

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Although in a transition location, our experience at The Hertiage was great! We loved interacting with the students and learning more about their respective programs and the food was delicious! The amount of food you get for the set $45 was a crazy amount.
  30. k

    kmjohnx5

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Excellent lunch with two of my sons. The food and service was excellent. Only downside was that the pretty restaurant with nice city views is undergoing some restoration so the Restaurant is serving in the window-less tornado shelter room. Ambiance? Not so much.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  32. G

    Gayau1

    Toronto

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Service was abnormally inadequate even for a school. Our server had only one or two tables but was so slow with everything. Even getting the bottle of wine took forever, then she stumbled for the longest time to just remove the cork. Was not advised ahead of time that set up was in a class room. Very disappointing. With wine, food and the automatic service charge, too expensive for a school. Cheap bottle of wine for 39.00 Food however was good and desert table side as well
  33. PB

    PhilipB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We call it an "adventure in dining." The service is great--very attentive. The dishes are always attractive, especially the desserts. The roast beef was perfection; the pork & shrimp was very good, but had too many noodles (for me, anyway). We're amazed that the students can do such a great job so early in their training.
  34. JO

    JackieO

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always enjoy going here for lunch. It is a nice overall expereince and we are helping out GRCC.
  35. JO

    JackieO

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Heritage room offers a unique experience, new recipes, good food and you are helping the community of future food service professionals.
  36. GW

    GladysW

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The plates are so artfully presented and delicious.
  37. NH

    NealH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a wonderful experience dining at the Heritage. I love interacting with the students and they all do a fantastic job. The food and presentation is always exceptional. I would highly recommend dining with them and helping them out on their culinary journey.
  38. A

    Amazing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You need to keep in mind that this is a classroom experience for the students (both cooking and front of house). This may impact your time in the restaurant (e.g., plan it to take 15+ minutes longer than a typical lunch. All this said, the food, quality of the service, and the interactions you get to have with students who are honing their skills and experiences in the culinary discipline is FANTASTIC. The faculty who run this program have high expectation for their students and their program. As a result, the food, service, and experience are exceptional. I highly recommend dining here.
  39. JM

    JeanM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you haven't been to the Heritage Restaurant at GRCC in a while, you have only until April 14 to dine at this fabulous eatery! Today's lunch included melt-in-your-mouth Braai Style Zulu Tenderloin of beef, Moroccan Mchermel Tagine Chicken & Filipino Style Pork & Shrimp.
  40. J

    Jennifer

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great "fine dining" experience. The students did an excellent job and our food was SO flavorful and plated beautifully! We're excited to go again some time in the near future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

The Heritage Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Heritage Restaurant

143 Bostwick, 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

  • 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 Kevin Dunn

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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