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Reserve Wine & Food

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American, Wine Bar
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201 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2212 (Monroe & Lyon)
+1 616-855-9463
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here for lunches, happy hour and dinners and Reserve is a great place. They also take reservations via OpenTable. Yes, the menu is pricy. Yes, it is fresh ingredients and an inventive menu. But we have loved everything we've tried here. When you walk in, it is impressive. The lights, the decor and ambiance is very beautiful. The... More 

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Thank MIHawkeye
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited here twice. Have not eaten just had a cocktail or glass of wine. They have an excellent wine and cocktail list. My only complaint would be the service. The first time it was good, but a little slow. The second time we stopped for a glass of wine before dinner at The Chop House. We were seated at... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Too expensive , got meat and cheese tray and it was nasty. Plus- you can try lots of wine.. Minus- they literally give you a swallow when you do a flight of wines. Went once as did my coworkers- won't go back . We spent our budget and were hungry and disappointed

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Thank theresa146
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went downtown for a Christmas party upstairs from the bar this weekend. Before I had my coat off, the waiter had a glass of wine in my hand. There are a number of small rooms upstairs, but it is all open to the Bar downstairs, so it was noisy. Liked that waiters walked around with hors d'oeuvres, similar to a... More 

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Thank WggArtist
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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101 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Service can be a bit slow, but the food is excellent. Top rated. The wine is always served well. The cheese options are amazing. Ecotour36

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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The service was good but we were a larger group and were seated at the bar height table in the middle of the restaurant. It is a nice restaurant but the appetizers were better than the entrees. The menu is limited.

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Thank LWill2
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The reserve seems to always deliver. It's not inexpensive but the selection and service make us want to return

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Sparta, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Picked the restaurant based on the menu listed on its website. The menu we were given had a much smaller selection to chose from. We chose the 5 course dinner; which was delicious but each dish was dropped off at our table without an explanation as to what it was. You don't get to pick. We had to ask what... More 

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Thank Nicole H
Petoskey, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking to grab a drink before the international wine beer and food festival down the street. The wine selection was large, unique, and may have been a bit confusing to someone who is not a frequent wine consumer (or receives no direction, as in our case). We sat at the bar for a few minutes and pulled a... More 

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Thank Matt K
Michigan
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing beats the feast to the senses that the Reserve Wine and Food in GR serves. From the L. Mawby bubbly which paired well with the tortelli...oooh oooh oohmm... the flavors exploded in the mouth. Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir paired well with the green collards salad and shark fin dinner. Ask for degree of intensity of spiceness when ordering... More 

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Peter M, Manager at Reserve Wine & Food, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you had a great experience. We hope to see you again, soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
14:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2212
    (Monroe & Lyon)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-855-9463
Description
Reserve is proud to present Grand Rapids with our homage to Wine, Pork, Cheese and even more wine! Reserve has developed a network of purveyors to supply hand-selected, seasonal produce, pork, Michigan raised lamb, beef and fish to anchor a locally driven rustic yet refined menu of simple, eclectic fare. Our goal at Reserve is to source the best possible product as close to home as possible. Our Charcuterie bar will serve up local and international cheeses and meats along with Reserve exclusives, house made sausages, terrines, and pates. The extensive international wine list was developed by certified sommelier, Peter Marantette. The list features 102 wines by the glass and a bottle list of nearly 300 selections. Artisan cocktails and a focused craft beer list round out a unique dining experience here at Reserve.

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