About Cygnus 27
Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape.
The drinks and food at Cygnus27 are as distinctive as the space itself. The cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations and evolves seasonally. The light fare options include a variety of sharable plates – perfect for an after-work or evening bite. Or, enjoy one of the locally-sourced seasonal entrees, sure to satiate your appetite.
With its multi-level dining spaces, Cygnus27 is truly THE destination restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Michigan. A fresh, unique, and authentic menu draws on the Chef Moreno's Latin American heritage and his made-from-scratch dishes that have earned the dining room the AAA Four-Diamond mark of distinction.
Global, International, Latin / Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar & Cocktail Lounge
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Seasonal Brunch (Labor Day to Mother's Day)
Sunday 10:30am - 2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cygnus27 offers 3 private dining rooms located on the 28th and 29th floors, directly above the restaurant. Seating capacity in our Pinnacle Room is 50ppl, Sky1 - 40ppl, and Sky2 - 20ppl. Mulitple rooms can be combined to accommodate larger gatherings- please contact Sheila Chalmers for booking information, 616-776-6460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cygnus27 validates parking from both the hotel parking ramp & Valet located on Pearl Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private & private accommodations are available.
Private Party Contact:
Sheila Chalmers: 6167766460x
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Cygnus27 Happy Hour
20% off all Share Plates and HALF OFF ALL Drinks - 5p-7p Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays AND ALL NIGHT WEDNESDAYS (bar & lounge only)
Cygnus 27 Ratings and Reviews
We were at the AQS quilting show, and it ...
We were at the AQS quilting show, and it was restaurant week in Grand Rapids. We all chose
The 3 courses for $28. Very nicely done, great flavour in the heirloom tomato appetizer, and the entree of marinated skirt steak with pistachio guacamole. Beautiful view, good service.
I would go back even without the specials.
The dining experience was great: the fo ...
The dining experience was great: the food was good, the service was excellent and the ambiance was nice, not too loud, great view. We went there for the restaurant week so the prices were very reasonable. The only criticism is that the selection was a bit slim for the fixed menu restaurant week; in particular the vegetarian choice was not at all exciting.
Our waiter was the most excellent I have ...
Our waiter was the most excellent I have ever had, and the chef made the most exquisite food.
Each dish was plated beautifully, cooked to perfection and served with a detailed explanation.
The only disappointment was that we arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation, and, although we asked to sit by a window and there were open tables, we were told they were for more than 2, so I had to sit with my back to the view. When other patrons came they were couples of 2 who got to sit by the windows. Also, there was no air conditioning and it was quite uncomfortable.
We went for Restaurant Week, which is an ...
We went for Restaurant Week, which is an annual event to Cygnus with co-workers. The bartenders were very quick and attentive. Our wait staff were knowledgeable, very friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to it again next year! (One thing we did not like was the added $5 for protein for the paella dish as we thought the restaurant should try to offer something within the $28 Restaurant Week deal. Some of our party did purchase it, but we thought the restaurant should aim for something within that budget or pick a different meal that would fit its cost more effectively.)
Cygnus 27 is a fantastic restaurant with ...
Cygnus 27 is a fantastic restaurant with an unrivaled position in Grand Rapids. Words aren't enough. If you can afford it, just go. Our bill was higher because we had a few drinks. Avoid alcohol if you want to keep it as low as possible. Without alcohol, it will be around 100 for two.
Variety of menu choices Food quality o ...
Variety of menu choices Food quality outstanding, favors meld well and nothing overpowers on flavors. Service was beyond expectations. While the whole staff was courteous and attentive to our needs, our waitress Carmen stood out among the 100's of wait staff we have been exposed to over the years. Will definitely return on next trip to Grand Rapids.
My wife and I had a great experience at ...
My wife and I had a great experience at Cygnus 27 for our 38th wedding anniversary. I had alerted them to the special event which they acknowledged immediately upon check in. Our waiter was attentive and took great care of us. Cygnus is very neat place with a tremendous view of the City of Grand Rapids. It was just a very fun evening which our waiter wrapped up with a small gift of chocolates and tea noting our Anniversary.
Two words. Breath taking. Cygnus 27 more ...
Two words. Breath taking. Cygnus 27 more the exceeded my expectations, My wife and I were blown away by the service, the scenic view and the ambiance that exuded from the venue. It truly was a blessing to celebrate my wife's birthday there. I highly recommend it!
A Good Experience to Repeat Our 40th ann ...
A Good Experience to Repeat
Our 40th anniversary dinner. Great atmosphere (cool bistro). Interesting Spanish slant to both wine and some of the food. The tapas/appetizers alone would make a great dinner on their own. The food --although beautifully presented- was not flawless in execution. (e.g. Empanada crust was not 'short' enough and they were over-baked/slightly burnt, and the bunch of baby carrots with the filet were neither nicely raw, nor al dente -- simply tough). Our server, Tom, was truly outstanding: solicitous, fully knowledgable about both menu and wine list, prompt, observant, and pleasantly courteous. Very cool European atmosphere with music at the right level for both diners who wanted to talk, and drinkers in the lounge corner and at the bar. We'll be back.
The only drawback was the AC was not abl ...
The only drawback was the AC was not able to keep up and the room was rather warm. In addition, would recommend asking for a table near window. We were seated at half round bench w/table in front, so while wife could see out, my back was to the windows and basically could see very little.
While everything was fantastic, I can't ...
While everything was fantastic, I can't get over the dessert. I don't want people to think the other food wasn't as good but as someone who loves sweets it was above and beyond the greatest thing to ever grace my palette. The staff was super friendly, always kept our drinks full and was quick to answer any questions. Try for window table to really enjoy the view, as being there for a sunset is a treat on clear days. If it was open earlier in the day I would probably make it part of my lunch rotation. Some great food and atmosphere for any occasion.
We had wanted to dine at your restaurant ...
We had wanted to dine at your restaurant for some time. The opportunity finally came. What a wonderful experience. First we were greated cheerfully by your hosts. Then seated at a great table by the window. (One comment, it looked like it has been a bit since the windows were washed).
Alexis was outstanding. My partner is very gluten intolerant and she made sure that he was taken care of all the way through the meal. Kudos!
Our meal was outstanding. We have already talked to one of our friends that we need to bring her to your restaurant. She is a foodie and will not be disappointed. Keep up the good work!
The best view in the city. You cannot be ...
The best view in the city. You cannot beat seeing the Grand River and the vast majority of Grand Rapids from Cygnus. This specific meal was unusual in that it was a fixed menu in lieu of the normal full menu but the meal was exceptional. The wine list is diverse and there are many options. If this meal is what the new chef and management are doing I will happily be visiting Cygnus again in the very near future.
My husband and I had our 1st anniversary ...
My husband and I had our 1st anniversary dinner here. The food was amazing, the view was stunning and our experience was overall fantastic. The staff went above and beyond to make our night special. A toast (alcohol free because I don't drink) and mini cookies with a note hand piped on marzipan as a surprise for our anniversary. It was just fantastic all around. We will definitely be dining here again!
Food and service was excellent. I didn' ...
Food and service was excellent. I didn't enjoy the huge spider walking slowly up the window outside by our table. It was obvious the windows hadn't been cleaned for a long time. Could have been a great evening with wonderful views, if I hadn't been so creeped out by the spider!
Great evening! We made an early reservat ...
Great evening! We made an early reservation before the theatre and let the staff know that we were on a timetable. They were great, it was a little tight at the end, but we made it on time. We requested separate checks and they did a great job of dividing it appropriately. The views are fabulous and the food's great, too. Recommended!
This venue has a great food. The lamb s ...
This venue has a great food. The lamb shank was excellent. There is a spectacular view of downtown Grand Rapids and the surrounding area. Our waitress was new, but she did an awesome job. Really personable and very helpful when there were questions.
This was our 1st time at Cygnus, we had a window view overlooking the city and river on a beautiful sunny evening, the view was amazing. We ordered scallops appetizer $14, corn salad $9, Pork Chop $28, and Lamb shank $39 all dishes were awesome, each with an incredible flavor. Also order the blood orange margarita $12, very tasty. I thought the dinner items were priced similar to other high-end restaurants, although the drinks seemed a bit pricey, they should have been about $8 for the size of the drink. We will be back again, when we have an event downtown. All in all really a wonderful dinning experience
Best Customer Service EVER!
We received tickets to Phantom of the Opera from our children for Christmas. We decided to make the evening extra special with dinner at Cygnus27. Our server was Lauren (we're pretty sure about her name...). We ordered a bottle of wine and entrees. My husband ordered the special for the evening - flat iron steak with a variety of squash on a mashed potato bed. I ordered the Lamb Shank. After a few minutes of tasting our food, Lauren came to see how everything tasted. My face must have told the story. I was sure that I would not be able to eat the dinner. It was coated with some kind of red barbequey appearing stuff that was not to my liking . I would not have sent it back, but would not have eaten it. I knew that my stomach would not be happy and I would suffer all evening. Lauren told me that she just wanted us to be happy and that she would have the chef make another entrée for me. I was nearly crying, but so happy about this. I ended up getting the same special that my husband had. It was so delicious! I am forever grateful for our server. She was totally the best server we've ever had. As I own a travel agency, we travel extensively so this is not just a meaningless statement. We will definitely recommend Cygnus27 not only to our friends and family, but to our customers.
Thank you so much for helping us to have a wonderful date night!
Great anniversary location
We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with a memorable meal at Cygnus 27. The food was excellent and Tom, our server, was attentive but not intrusive. He made some great recommendations which enhanced our dining experience. When making our reservation I requested a table overlooking the window and spoke of our wedding anniversary. The hostess and our server were aware of our event when we entered and greeted us with congratulations. It was a great evening!
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