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About Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB
Established in 1903 Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB is the recipient of numerous awards as Grand Rapid's number one steakhouse and the accolades are well deserved. Featuring a delicious grass fed beef selection, Judson's Steakhouse puts a high premium on local, quality, and variety. Come experience our Premium Cuts with favorites such as our Tomahawk Ribeye or USDA Grade Prime New York Strip Steak. There are options abound for all tastes, with an ample selection of seafood, chops and house specialties. Enjoy a perfectly paired glass of wine from our award-winning wine cellar. The room is tastefully upscale, while retaining a classically comfortable charm. Our guests are encouraged to come casual, relax and let our competent service staff focus on the job of impressing.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5-pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm, and Closed Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering Options Available
Private Party Facilities:
We have our Bottle Lodge available for parties of 18 or less. Please contact Lue at (616) 356-2000 ext: 46.
Private Party Contact:
Lue Bryant: (616) 356-2000 ext. 46
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
$2.99 Happy Hour 5:00pm-6:00pm: $2.99 beverages
Judson’s Steakhouse at The BOB Ratings and Reviews
When I choose to dine at a what appears to be a finer establishment the last thing I want to find is someone with a gross piece of metal hanging off their nose bringing me drinks. Judson's might as well call themselves a cafe. I promised my Grandmother a fine evening on the town. I ever imagined I'd be so embarrassed. I asked the manager, Vance, if there was a policy about this sort of thing. He replied, 'No.' I will not bring a business associate, in-laws, or anyone else I wish to impress to Judson's.
My girlfriend and I came here for our 7 year anniversary based off a recommendation from a friend, and it did not disappoint. The bacon-wrapped stuffed filet was phenomenal, as were the creamed vegetables. Tommy was our waiter and he did a fantastic job of adding to the experience of Judson's. He was very knowledgeable and engaging while allowing us enough space to enjoy the occasion we were celebrating. I would not only recommend Judson's to a friend, but I would recommend they ask for Tommy as well.
Judsons is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant as it is an upscale establishment with a high end menu but they have Amazing stuffed steaks and potatoes which we just love! I don't even like steak but their preparation and presentation make it a delicious meal!!
We have eaten here many times, and this last time was a very busy Saturday evening in the BOB during the Irish Fest on 3-18. The service was extremely slow, from the moment we sat down. Desert never showed up (we canceled it after 25 min.) All in all, it was an hour and 45 minute meal, and we had ordered right away when the drinks were delivered. We are chalking this up to being an off night at one of our favorites and will still return. The food is worth it, and the service was friendly, just maybe understaffed that night.
Everything for our special occasion reservation was outstanding. Sam, our waitress, was impeccable, the food was delicious and one of the best things was how our group of 6 could actually hear each other talking! Even though the restaurant was busy, the noise level was so low that we commented on it multiple times how enjoyable it was.
Thank you for a great experience.
Things ran a bit slow Saturday night. I realize that influenza and norovirus are prevalent in GR currently, so due to illness Judson's may have been short on staff. That being said, we ordered a salad that never made it onto the bill much less the table, and service was slow. The food and drinks were nice, but I was hoping to be wowed a bit more for the price of the meal.
Overall we had a good experience. The table next to us had a drunk guest which we wish the staff would have addressed. Swearing and commenting on women made it an uncomfortable experience. Our waiter was fantastic. Food was good, however a little pricey for what you get.
The server (Santo) was great and the food was excellent. The portions were not small as some of the reviews stated and we chose to go with the lamb maybe a little over done for me but the flavor was awesome and salmon plate was to die for and my girlfriend loved it for her Birthday dinner! we started with the wild mushroom brochette and I would highly recommend it but it is filling. The highlight of the night was the cheesecake I wish I knew the name of but it was Oreo Carmel Moka something and it was the best my girlfriend and have ever had so thank you! Oh yeah after eating it and telling our server Santo how much we loved it he proceeded to tell us how happy he was that we enjoyed being it was a third generation Italian recipe that his great grandmother passed down and he made it! I guess he does other desserts on the weekends for the restaurant to offer! Over all great experience and enjoyed being treated so well!
Ordered split Ceasar salad and I was hardly big enough to split. Ordered Delmonico steak $45 to split , came just warm not even hot. Sauce for the top was actually COLD. Asked for sautéed mushrooms and they had to go back and cook them. We added salt they had zero flavor. Left without desert. Is not the same as a few years ago when we came. Prob won't be back .
The filet was outstanding! The brussel sprouts so good I think my kids would eat them. The server ( Steve ) was charming, knowledgeable, and polite. The timing of dishes and drink was impeccable. The atmosphere puts you in a relaxing mood and melts all worry. I felt more comfortable than I do at home. I ate, felt like, and was treated like a king. Thank you Steve and Judson's! I will be back!
Jusdon's, while very beautiful, was disappointing and underwhelming. The 'shareables', which were described by the waiter as 'for the table' were extremely small portions. For example, we ordered the crab cakes, and while delicious, it was clear that there was only enough food for 2, not the table of 4 we had. Our entrees were delicious, but for the price, were underwhelming. As for the staff, our waiter, while friendly, was inattentive and didn't seem to take it seriously that we were trying to speed through dinner as we had other engagements to get to.
Overall, it's an impressive place for a date or a special occasion, but for getting together with friends for dinner, I'd recommend going elsewhere.
This was my first time to Judson's and my husbands second (it has been 10 years though). We got right in and seated. The hostess was friendly and our server was great. She knew the menu and was happy to explain any items that we had questions on. The food was outstanding and ticket to table time was just right. My only tiny complaint is that we lost our server for a short period of time towards the end of dinner (needed a refill on drinks) but it really was not a big problem. I would definitely recommend Judson's for a great dinner and evening out.
Consistently great food and service in a wonderful old timber and brick historical building. Judson's is located within the BOB in downtown Grand Rapids. Their steaks are great. My favorite is the Delmonico. The rest of the menu is very creative and tasty. This is a can't miss spot.
Hearing that Judson's was remodeling soon, we dined there between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Judson's is our favorite restaurant and our experience this time did not disappoint. We both had the stuffed filet mignon, with my wife choosing a side of brussel sprouts and I opted for the au gratin potatoes. Both sides were excellent. Waiter Tommy was respectful of our space and not innterruptive. He was also very helpful in choosing the right wine. Overall, the experience was on a par with the quality we have come to expect from a Gilmore Restaurant. We hope they don't make too many radical changes at Judson's.
Menu confusing. "Special" was bait and switch...NOT APPRECIATED!! On line no mention of $20. ceiling on second meal.
One steak had to be sent back, near raw. Second time around, about the same. This is a mere shadow of what use to be a good steak restaurant.
Don't waste your money.
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