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The Bistro

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11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2662
+1 616-776-3400
06:30 - 23:00
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This rating isn't so much the restaurant as it is for the trivia night they host. We went there for an office party at Christmas. The food was OK. The trivia part of it was such a disappointment. VERY SLOW pace. She didn't interact at all with the crowd. It was telling that by intermission, over half the place had... More 

Thank Yvonne P
Tracy356, Manager at The Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne P- We're sorry to hear that your visit was not fantastic due to the trivia host. We bring this service in on Thursdays because our guests enjoy it so much and apologize that you found her disappointing. We are currently renovating the restaurant until the 20th and will reopen with a great new look and feel. We hope... More 

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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Did not expect this place inside the Courtyard Hotel would be so pleasant. Large family gathering of 13 met here for dinner. Staff was so fun and all the entrees were delicious. They do very well with big, delicious sandwiches, burgers, etc. We spent the evening there very enjoyably. Thanks to the staff and servers who did such a great... More 

Thank sjw11
Eagan, Minnesota
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162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Although this was not a full restaurant, the Bistro at the Courtyard serves a pretty good breakfast at a reasonable price. One aspect I liked is that the calorie content for all items is listed, making it easier to make healthy choices.

Thank markabaddon
Frankenmuth, Michigan
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had the cheddar / egg croissant and the light fare egg-white, turkey, spinach and cheese english muffin. Very flavorful and larger than we could finish for breakfast. Nice side of fruit with it.

Thank Jim_Engel
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great food and wine. Standard as well as creative menu. Service is always spot on. Specials always surprise in a good way....feels like you are eating at a new place each visit.

Thank KelPsi
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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350 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The menu is simple, prices are fair, and service was quick. It is the only restaurant in the hotel. The service was very quick for dinner time with a decent crowd before the Def Leppard concert. We had the tuna sandwich, fruit, and fries then split it between us. Their breakfast menu looked simple but fair as well. This restaurant... More 

Thank LifeisTooShort69
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127 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Nice and efficient. A great place for a quick lunch or brunch. Sufficient options. I ordered the breakfast and everything was delicious. I didn't care for the turkey sausage, though. But their potatoes are yummy. It's a little confusing when you first walk in as there aren't instructions. We figured out that you order up front and then wait for... More 

Thank DominoP3
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We decided to stay and eat here as our server (Tania) was so cool and helpful it seemed pointless going anywhere else. Her knowledge on Grand Rapids and things to do is reason enough to eat here but the food and service also stacks up. The breakfast menu is as tasty as the evening one, it's also not slammed busy... More 

Thank britboyUK
Comstock Park, Michigan
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353 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped at the Bistro for a late lunch during Artprize. It was off hours (2:30ish) and it was not busy which was nice. Two of us had the Reuben's and two had the roast beef sandwiches. All were great! Just the right amount for lunch. Each came with two sides. Each were $9.00ish. I would stop again.

Thank Donald S
Lewis Center, Ohio
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139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The breakfast is very good, had oatmeal and french toast each morning. The one dinner I had, burgers and fries, did not reach the same level of deliciousness. The burger was well-done and tasted like charcoal. I ate about half of it.

Thank AceBucki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2662
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-776-3400
Eat. Drink. Connect. Serving American food, bistro-style, whether it's grab-and-go for someone on the run or guests dining in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Bistro offers fresh seasonal options that are satisfying favorites. The Bistro serves Starbucks(R) beverages and also has a full service bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?