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About The Heritage Restaurant

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.

143 Bostwick
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Reservations: Tuesday - Friday: 11:15am - 12:45pm
Dinner Reservations: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Ransom and Fountain

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(616) 234-3700

Website:
http://grcc.edu.heritage/

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.

Executive Chef:
Bob Schultz and Kevin Dunn

Private Party Facilities:
The Heritage is able to accept a limited amount of banquet style parties during regular class time periods while we are in operation for lunch only. These meals usually are 3 to 4 courses including chef's choice first course of soup, salad, or appetizer, guest's selection of entree for second course off our menu, and assorted desserts brought to the table for guests to share. We do request one check for these large parties and pricing is $20-$25 per person including beverage, tax, and service charge.

Private Party Contact:
Dan Gendler: (616) 234-3708

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Dining in our classroom is a special event and as such our service schedule follows the academic calendar. We look forward to serving you during our class schedule which can be found here:
http://grcc.edu/secchiainstituteforculinaryeducationsice/heritagerestaurant

The Heritage Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.6

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98% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great Beer (7)
Good for Groups (7)
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Gluten Free Options (6)
Vegan (6)
Cozy (5)
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at the Heritage and would recommend it to anyone looking for phenomenal food at an amazing value.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place to celebrate a special occasion—creative food artfully presented. I like that the mandatory tip goes to a culinary student.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fancy dinning at a more affordable price since it's a teaching restaurant. Always good food and pleasant experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What a refreshing change to gourmet dining. Students are learning but well trained and attentive. Food is artfully presented and delicious. Pour over coffee a special treat and desserts are a must have!!! Don’t miss this rare gem of a dining experience for lunch or dinner

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It is my pleasure to introduce The Heritage to those who have heard about it, but never had the opportunity to experience such a wonderful culinary experience. I am looking forward to two more group visits in January and February. Thank you Dan for the lovely table and thank your team for a delicious journey.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

This is a teaching school so this is understanable. Our waiter was extremely nervous and made several errors with the drinks. Our table was right where the staff all stand while waiting to go back out on the floor. It was a little annoying and took away from our table conversation.
Overall it was a nice lunch and we will be back. I have been coming here for several years and always look forward to it.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 16, 2017

All of our food looked like works of art and they were outstandingly delicious! One of the best meals of our life!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This GRCC Run and student-cooked & served restaurant is a nice dining experience. The dinner menu is now a 3 course fixed price option. Lots of nice starters: a deconstructed roasted beet salad, a carbonara prepared table side, the long-standing mock eel which is fried shiitake mushrooms in a sticky sauce; entrees included a wonderful tasty pork dish, duck with apples in the accompanying side that everyone loved, chicken in a broth with noodles, 3 scallops with crispy crackers on a little bit of sauce. For dessert, we enjoyed the very sweet apples Normandy prepared table side and served with ice cream, the chocolate cake served with little bits of candies citrus which were the perfect accompaniment, and the poached pear.
Service was attentive and sincere.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The best value in town! Food is delicious, beautifully presented, and the students serving the food are so attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Enjoyed a pleasant evening with special friends in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. The food was very good and presented well. The service complimented the meal by being attentive and friendly. A very good night.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent choice; can be challenging to get a reservation due to lower enrollment.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent, creatively prepared entree. Squeaked in with the last available of a popular lunch special. Attentive wait staff. Beautiful view overlooking the city. Prices are slightly higher than an average lunch, but these are no average lunches! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The experience was exceptional. The wait time for your meal to arrive is lengthy but the food is good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have eaten here many times. Food has always been very good. It's the community college cooking school and there is a lot of attention to detail must check the dates when open since they follow the school calendar

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our dining experience was exceptional. Our student waiter did a great job in explaining the menu and specials to us and was very attentive throughout the entire meal. The evening instructor, Holly, also introduced herself and asked us how our meal and experience was. The presentation and flavors of the food was excellent. I especially liked the pressed coffee with the chocolate cake at the end of our meal and the beers we tried made by GRCC students at the beginning of our meal. :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 3, 2017

When they ran out of the beef item they went out of their way to compensate enjoyed the info from the chef .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had had a wonderful birthday celebration for our dear friend who is soon to be 95 years old. Our sever, Jaison, did a great job answering our questions regarding the menu selections. The Apples Normandy prepared at our table was outstanding. I plan to try the Heritage for lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The vegan mock eel and table side prepared vegan carbonara were excellent! Would love to come back for these two appetizers alone. Everyone was pleasant and cordial.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Incredible food and amazing waitstaff. Everything that came out of the kitchen was nothing short of perfect and the wait staff was so attentive I felt like we were the only guests in the restaurant. We will definitely be going back for more date nights - you can’t beat a 5 course meal for $34 per person!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Such a nice experience, lovely presentation and interesting choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food, service and attention to detail were phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at The Heritage Room, and can't wait to celebrate another special occasion there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. They were quick to service every need from drinks, to bread, to clearing items post-meal. The big surprise was the appetizer, which was an interesting blend of vegetables and a fruit accompaniment. The presentation of the appetizer was aesthetically perfect! The entree was prepared to perfection and, in fact, I ate everything on my plate. The dessert was a unique blend of sweet and delectable, however, the grapefruit, a little bit tart/sour, really made the whole meal memorable. I highly recommend that you take the time to visit this restaurant. I am certain that you will enjoy this culinary experience. I will return to the Heritage Restaurant very soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. The students do an outstanding job. The food is great! The service is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The experience I had at The Heritage was very professional! The seating, order taking, and service is over all was good. Though I could have done without the critiquing the working student where receiving from a supervisor. I understand it is there job to better the students performance though I’d prefer it not be next to my ear.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was delicious. The presentation of the food was truly a work of art! I would highly recommend you try this restaurant as you may find some combination that you have never imagined would pair together! I love that the student work as a team to provide outstanding service for the patrons. A great time all around.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food is world class; inventive, inspiring, farm to table, great tasting and healthy. Desserts are fantastic, service is unparalleled, and attention to detail and to customer experience is exclusive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Healthy
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful hidden gem of delicious food! Staff is knowledgeable & friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our daughter is a graduate of Secchia Center for Culinary Arts and we've been there several times over the past several years. Now I'm on the Birthday list and so came to use my certificate. The Heritage never disappoints. Nice atmosphere, great service, everyone is friendly, and the food is always fantastic! The students and faculty truly do a wonderful job.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Heritage is a great upscale local dining experience. Looking forward to my next experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The meals are always delicious and it is such a great learning experience for the students.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Outstanding, imaginative menu at excellent price, although one meat entrée was not hot and the steak was a bit overcooked. Service was very friendly but student was still learning and a bit rough around the edges. Surprisingly, we weren't offered coffee with dessert. But it is a teaching restaurant, and we'll worth the experience; and the price can't be beat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was great. I have food allergies and the chef came to our table and was great at altering a menu item so that I could enjoy it. Service was great just slow, there were a couple of larger parties that slowed our service up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Crazy good food this visit! The Heritage is still one of the best kept dining secrets in GR! I highly recommend it for a gourmet lunch. The menu is always creative and full of very tasty options. And of course the dessert cart is always a must!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

This isn't your typical restaurant, but a fine dining experience provided by students in a culinary arts program. The waitstaff was very friendly, helpful and informative as well as appealingly earnest if somewhat nervous (after all, they are being graded!). The menu selections were diverse, unique and appealing. I ordered beef tenderloin medium rare, and they delivered. My friend ordered the Drum Fish, which she said was only OK. My complaint is that my food was barely above room temperature. I wouldn't expect the center of a medium-rare piece of meat to be piping hot, but to have tepid pureed parsnips and sweet potatoes was a disappointment.

I went there for lunch. My lunch consisted of a "chopped salad", which wasn't a chopped salad, but a salad comprised of large pieces and the aforementioned beef tenderloin with pureed parsnips and a pureed sweet potato that didn't taste like sweet potato. There was Piri-piri sauce as a condiment. I was warned by the thoughtful waiter that the Piri-piri was hot, and it really was. Our water glasses were refilled throughout the meal.

A dessert cart was brought table-side and a lovely if nervous young student went through full descriptions of every item. They looked appealing, but since I avoid gluten and don't love sweets, I declined. In a "regular restaurant", I would have waived away the cart and the waiter before letting them launch into a description, but as this is a learning environment, I let him go through the presentation. Good job.

Free parking was available directly beneath the building, which was a plus.

An 18% gratuity was automatically added to the bill. We were informed that all tips go towards scholarships. Nice touch. My lunch came to $25. That was just for me, as we asked for separate checks.

It was a nice experience, but probably not one I would care to repeat.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Heritage always provides a nice meal for the price with unique and tasty offerings. The only downside on this visit was that the menu provided had many fewer choices than the one posted on-line and as we were getting ready to leave we saw another table enjoying a dessert that had not been offered to us (and was not on the menu). Not sure what the deal was with that......

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent all the way around! The food is delicious, with many good choices & flavors. Service is very good, very attentive by students, even those with no experience. We were impressed! Also, the dining room is lovely, one of the prettiest in town, with lots of windows, light, & pleasant views. Will def return & recommend!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful chopped salad with beets, strawberries, tomatoes. Great dressing. Pasta appetizer s little less successful; bland sauce and slightly dry pasta. Wonderful service from the freshmen culinary students. Nice room full of sunlight. Easy parking. Reasonable prices. Good selection.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Awesome plate presentation. Excellent flavors. Very creative menu. A tremendous value.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We enjoyed our evening. Were disappointed that they ran out of dessert but they compensated us for it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great service and great food! The GRCC Culinary Arts program is outstanding at the Heritage Restaurant! Student are awesome, the food is wonderful, and your tips go to scholarships! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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