The Heritage Restaurant

4.9
543 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hidden gem! The food, service, atmosphere were all great. We had a lovely lunch.

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MargaretM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding! Great atmosphere, too.

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JamieS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff. The school does a great job. Students do a wonderful and the food is delicious.

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AimeeS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to go out to eat. There is always something new to try. I would advise you to try to souffle. If the Mock Eel returns that is also a favorite. The service is always great and it is a private atmosphere. They follow all safety procedures during COVID so I felt very comfortable. Dinner is my favorite experience but lunch was good when I went for the first time this week. Finding reservations can be difficult. I hope this changes once COVID is over because I would love to go out to eat here more.

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LiborO
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in town!!! Great food, fantastic service, great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a 5 star experience. Hats off to Dan and Chef Schultz for a great job of guidance for their students . Always so grateful of service and accommodation .Looking forward to a return visit next session .
Jeanne Moldal

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DorothyJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was very attentive. We didn't mind that the servers were students in training.

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TenneilL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The experience is fun and the food delicious. Parking slightly confusing, but the meal and service well worth it. Duck Rangoon appetizer was our family's favorite.

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JanisW
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always enjoyed the experience..also like the fact it is staffed by students who are learning to be future chefs

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JackieOh
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food and presentation is great. Depending on the time of year you go, the staff may be at the beginning of their training or the end. This time it was the beginning and we were interrupted numerous times for the instructor to educate the server.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wowza! What a meal, what great service. 5 star value at a fraction of the price!

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JanisW
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . Attentive staff. Always something new to try

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by the health measures taken by the restaurant and staff. We had our temperatures taken, everyone wore masks, the staff wore gloves and tables were widely spread out. The food was delicious. Our server made a change to our dessert order to accommodate a birthday girl. The Heritage always give us A+ service. We would certainly go back.

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jeank
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced amazing food and wonderful table service. Overall, it was more than a meal: it was an event celebrating high quality food presented with artistic flair.

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JanisW
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their COVID precautions were excellent. A different dining experience based on very limited seating but felt special due to the personal service even more than usual

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MargaretL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The room was pretty full, so it was noisy. I had some difficulty hearing the waiters.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son is a culinary student this was his last semester I’m very proud.

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Sher
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always interesting foods well prepared and served by culinary students. A great place to go for a more reasonably priced fancy meal. Nice for a non-rushed leisurely meal, but not a place to go if you want in and out fast. Enjoy the experience!

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The incredibly professional staff made for a wonderful first-time experience. It definitely was a great pleasure all around; the food, service and ambiance were all superb. Tom, Lisa & Neil have a remarkable future ahead of them. Chef Dunn deserves kudos, too.

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CraigT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we have had in a long time, highly recommend.

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Fjord53
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were two problems with our food but they were addressed promptly. The food is interesting and delicious!

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Could use some better signage when coming from the parking ramp and in the building.

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DawnD
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quiet, delicious and beautifully served and wonderful service. Had a great time.

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Nanlibrarian
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gabe did an excellent job answering questions about the menu, and responding to the needs of my colleague with food allergies - above and beyond what I would have expected. The food was great - and there was plenty of it without being a food trough. The quality of the food and the serving was SPECTACULAR. We expected a few hiccups because students are learning, but there were fewer than expected. Friendliness and responsive!!!!

Finally, I have to give kudos for the cherry dessert. I felt like I'd transported to Leelanau County and was able to eat every single kind of cherry delight invented. Yumm!

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vipKimberlyP
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Service was excellent. The food was excellent. It is hard to believe these are students as they produce and serve such a great product.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful experience, both a pleasant ambiance
and delicious food. I always enjoy witnessing the students
Practicing their craft.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a nice hidden gem in Grand Rapids. More people need to know about Heritage Restaurant. It was a great to talk with all the students and learn about their career paths. They all were so varied. These students are not just learning how to slap a steak on a grill. This is world class food they are designing and creating themselves. It was very impressive. Everyone should get down to the Heritage at GRCC!

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Julie
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Heritage is an experience that everyone should enjoy. The students are very knowledgeable regarding the menu, the service is very attentive. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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DebbieD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our Heritage Restaurant experience! It was our first visit and my birthday. The students and teachers could not have been more welcoming, and professional. The food was wonderful and prepared in a fun presentation. I would recommend it to anyone! Our only concerns was parking. We went during the lunch serving and were not prepared to deal with a no parking available problem.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the service, the silverware was setup and removed according to fine dining standards. In between the courses, we received sample suggestions, both appetizer/dessert, from the kitchen. The students at GRCC Secchia Center were promptly attentive during the entirety of the meal, and were readily available for any wine/cuisine-related queries.

There's a coat check available at the front of the restaurant, situated in the Technology Center at GRCC, overlooking Fountain street with an outdoor, upstairs balcony with more outdoor seating (unavailable during the winter).

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LINDAB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved and pleasantly surprised by whole experience. Looking forward to bringing our daughters next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful luncheon experience. . So appreciate our treats . My friends were over the moon with praise . Looking forward to next time

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Dianne
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lunchtime felt rushed and was not the leisurely experience we were used to when dining at The Heritage for dinner.

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SusanneM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first day of the GRCC Culinary students working at The Heritage yesterday and the atmosphere was energetic, attentive and the food absolutely outstanding. The quality of those international dishes, the flavors and especially the presentation I dare to say you can't find easily in GR. It's fun to watch the students being exposed to customer service and guided so well by their mentors. I will be coming back with a group of friends to try the other items on the menu from Mexico, Peru and South Africa. It's fun to support a school in this way!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Students did superb job explaining the menu. Food presentation was amazing. Very friendly staff.

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lisal
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation and taste were spectacular. I would recommend the Heritage it is gourmet food at reasonable prices.

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Sher
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent interesting food. Very fancy food for a more reasonable price with the learning environment for the students in the culinary program.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Two of had some grizzly and tough meat. The waitress apologized and came back and told us our bill would reduced. That was handled very well. Thank you!
Food was very unique and nice presentation!

FAQs

The Heritage Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.