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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:30 PM
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The Heritage Restaurant

4.8
452 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch Reservations: Tuesday - Friday: 11:15am - 12:45pm
Dinner Reservations: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(616) 234-3700
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bob Schultz and Kevin Dunn
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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.
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Private party contact
Dan Gendler: (616) 234-3708
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ransom and Fountain
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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.
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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
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Ltcochez 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wanted valentines evening but already booked. Two nights later was just as good.
Kids do an outstanding job in food preparation and service.
Also the brewery is outstanding for beer and horderves (sp?) glad to see the brewery is also popular. The curriculum must be pretty vigorous because these kids are doing an amazing job!!!

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DianeF (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful presentation making everything visually appealing. I tried foods that I had never
eaten before and was pleasantly surprised with the flavors and blends of seasonings. I wish I could repeat the meats and sauces at home.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

the food was great, but the hostess sat us in a terrible spot so we asked to be moved. The server forgot to serve us one of the courses of our meal and never even acknowledge that they she fogot an entire course of our meal.

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FatimaN (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This is part of the Culinary Arts program at Grand Rapids Community College. Servers and cooks are students. It is the best value in town. Great service, excellent food, affordable prices.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great experience, food and service were excellent. Wish they would serve wine during lunch though .

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing night! Staff was awesome and the food was to die for.

The only thing I would mention is the noise coming from the bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service and food, we ended up really full but everything was delicious

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power2b (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was delicious and they always do such a nice presentation. The service was very good. The students always do such a nice job.

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vipdocjmr (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Take it from two people who have eaten at five star restaurants around the globe and even here numerous times. Our meal today was one one of the best ever. The black bean soup, chicken tortilla soup and the coconut shrimp bisque were all exceptional. The fish and beef main courses were perfectly cooked and balanced in both flavor and color. The chocolate gateau heavenly. Service excellent with a smile. Thank you.

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JCReviews (Grand Rapids)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I excepted much from The Heritage after reading review after review about how wonderful it is. The food was mediocre and definitely not worth the price. The noodles for dinner tasted weird and the flavors did not go well. My girlfriend did not enjoy the experience and would have rather had gotten something cheaper and tastier than seemingly good food and environment. The soufflé was way too cheesy and the flavors were not balanced out correctly. My girlfriend did not finish any of her dishes. What a disappointment! Also, the waiter gave us our tab before serving our dessert. I would not recommend. There are so many more options than what we got.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our first time here. We’ve been wanting to try this place out for over a year. We were there celebrating our anniversary and my mother’s birthday. The food was really good. A couple of mishaps (steak being over cooked and running out of some desserts) but they were able to resolve those things. We can’t say enough about the outstanding service and we had a wonderful time as well. We will certainly be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Everyone we interacted with was so real....down to earth and informative on their careers and ambitions. The mid length blonde manager was SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!! Her customer focus was rich, her communication and followup were clear, genuine and thorough. She made us feel like family. Loved loved the learning atmosphere and the (minor)mistakes and slightly nervous moments. I believe it, made us feel comfortable and human. While upscale, it was not stuffy or too starchy formal....it was a delight to be with my wife in your establishment. Thank you thank you. Anthony and Jill

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Marty (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Price Fixe Dinner Venue ( Amuse-Bouche, first course, main course and dessert)
Excellent and uniquely varied selections for all courses; staff was attentive and enjoyable; all food preparation was of highest quality and presentation.
A limited by very adequate wine selection.
The venue was very comfortable with an enjoyable view of the city in a very quiet atmosphere.

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power2b (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Although this is a learning site, the students do a great job. Chef’s Schultz and Gendler always make sure we have a positive experience. The food is amazing and the portions are just right.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

I definitely recommend The Heritage. The food and service were excellent. Be prepared to spend 2-2.5 hours, definitely a special occasion place.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Second day of being open food was great and service was amazing too. My friend never been there so we went for lunch and she can't stop talking about.

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  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.

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JVGR (Grand Rapids)
5.0  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.

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Sher (Grand Rapids)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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LovetheBistro (Omaha)
5.0  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

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