Not sure what happened with Judson’s. In the past service was great, dinners were excellent, and there were more choices on the menu.
They were out of drinks specials, and entrees Service was at a snails pace.
Just seems like a forgotten establishment. Wouldn’t recommend. Too many new places to check out in downtown GR
Food was great but ambiance isn’t too quiet.
Great meal again.
Wedge Salad, Signature Bacon Wrapped Boursin Stuffed Filet, Brussel Sprouts and Truffle Au Gratin Dauphine Potatoes can't be beat.
Our server, Mackenzie, also did a great job!
Party of 4. Excellent service by our server Brock. Food and drinks were very good. Oysters, Crab Cakes, Salad, New York strip, Delmonico, Lobster Mac and cheese, Yukon mashed, Asparagus, Manhattans, Mule, Sangria - Everything was spot on. Left full and had leftovers.
Great food and great wine. Server was friendly and did a great job!
Excellent Food and Service. We really enjoy coming here for dinner.
We had a 6pm reservation on a Thursday night, and were seated right away. All the staff were very attentive. They were running $20 prime rib special and it was A LOT of food. Definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner!
25 mins before any food was served to us .
2 hour supper is outrageous .
We were a party of six and everybody’s steaks were done perfectly...also the three dozen oysters we had were great!
Everything was outstanding! Service, food and value. This was our 6th time there
We were seated in an area with a breeze. We moved to another area and it was too lit. Martini was tasty.
Everything I've ever had there is really good, but the steaks are very good. I've never had a bad cut.
We went to Judson's for our Anniversary on a Monday, so it was really empty. Didn't matter, because everything was great! Our waiter, Tim, was very helpful in helping us decided what we would want to eat (but let's face it, if you come to Judson's, you're likely getting a steak of some kind). I've been once before, and I was dreaming about their garlic mushrooms. We got them again, and they did not disappoint. We would probably go a lot more often if 1)We didn't have a young child and 2)If it wasn't so expensive. But it's great if you want to celebrate something.
Absolutely loved our meal. Our waiter knew a great detail of the wines featured, and even gave us reccomendations and samples to test our pallet. We ordered the tomahawk steak with the lobster tail. I don’t think I will ever eat anything better in my life. I wish I took the bone home with me and put it on my trophy mantle. The vaneltines deal they had for the meal made the overall dinner even better!
The food never fails to be excellent! Obviously, being a steak house, any steak will be superb! Other can't miss items include the crispy brussel sprouts - simply amazing and worth a stop for just those! To top off a great meal, get the crème brule - if they haven't already run out by the time you order. One word of caution - if you order the "tomahawk ribeye for 2" be prepared be become a tableside butcher as the steak arrives in one piece and the table staff have "not been trained yet" to cut the steak for you.
Although plate presentation is undoubtedly part of the overall experience, I was overcome with delight and chose to "dig in" rather than snap a pic - professional food critic I am not! As a result, you'll have to take my word that the meal was as pleasing to the eye as it was to the palate.
In closing - we enjoyed an overall great evening at the BOB checking out the live music in both H.O.M.E. and Bobarino's and we heard they also had some good comics at Dr. Grins. We will most definitely be going back!
Visited to celebrate birthday with my wife. Had two exceptional meals, the lobster tail with a tenderloin added for me and the Hanger Steak signature plate for my wife. Both were very tasty. Ordered the recommended Cabernet special wine and it did prove excellent. Started with the mushroom bruschetta, excellent also. Service was very good and the waiter, Jake, very personable, attentive, and helpful.
Absolutely amazing service, and the food was top notch! Our waiter, Tim, was very attentive without being overly so. We ordered the prime rib, which we found out afterwards was on special, and the French onion soup. Probably the best French onion soup we’ve ever tasted! The prime was done perfectly medium rare, and the taste was out of this world (especial when adding the au joux!). We are definitely going back.
Snowy night, seated promptly. Wait staff outstanding. Found a great, but not well-known cabernet (Trefethen 2013) at a decent price (for it). Had the shrimp cocktail, which was chopped but good. The crostini with mushrooms and boursin was great. Everybody ordered a steak and were extremely pleased. One was slightly over cooked, but he said it was still very good. French green bean side was excellent. Overall, what I hoped for when I booked the reservation, casual, good menu, good service and good food. Now on my list of places to go whenever I'm in Grand Rapids.
We went to Judson's to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a great dining experience. Food was excellent and service from waiter Jake was outstanding. We will be back. Still our favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids.
Its been a few years since our last visit to Judson's and I would say that it continues to live up to its expectations. We loved the Crab Cakes and Wine options. My wife had the lobster and said it was delicious, I tried the Prime Rib special but would probably steak with a steak next time as that seems to be their main strength. It seemed louder than I remember before, so its definitely not the place to go if you are looking for a quiet meal. We usually make a night of it at the Bob and enjoy a show at Dr Grins, drinks at one of the many bars and dinner at Judson's.
Everything was really good. Only thing I would recommend is getting some better steak knives. Seriously those thing need to be replaced.
I would not recommend Judson’s for a dinner before any event in Grand Rapids, unless you have a reservation at least 3 hours prior to it. Our waitress served us drinks and appetizer and then disappeared. Our reservation was 1 1/2 hours prior to a show at Van Andel and we missed the start by 15 minutes.
Made reservations for dinner before seeing Jeff Dunham at Van Andel. The food was fantastic. Started with the crab cakes and the bone marrow. Both were exceptional. Then the Delmonico and New York strip steaks; both made to our specifications. The only negative I have is that their spicy Bloody Mary was lackluster. All-in-all, a great evening.
Highly overrated............picked Judson's so we could be close to the area.
Awesome waitress. Phenomenal food. Great business meal.
Simply put this is the best steak I have ever had. My son and I took my wife out for her birthday. He and I had the tomahawk steak for two. She had the lobster. We all agreed this was in the top five meals we have had in 20 Years.
Great dinner with our family!
Celebrated my wife's birthday at Judson's last Thursday, and had two amazing dinners: a free lobster tail for my wife, and a blackened hangar steak for me. Each entrée was fabulous, as was the huge baked potato that we ordered to share. We also shared a wedge salad to start our meal - more that enough for sharing. The salad was a bit over-dressed and soggy, but otherwise delicious! Service was extremely friendly and helpful, but was surprisingly slow, given that the restaurant was ~80% empty. Overall, an enjoyable food experience, and we will certainly be back.
Our food was fantastic. I had the 16 oz. Delmonico and my wife had their Pime Rib. The clam chowder was great. The service was also outstanding.
Arrived and no one was at the hostess stand. We waited 3-4 minutes and then asked the bartender for help. Still took a few more minutes for someone to greet us.
We then were told they did not have our reservation. I pulled up the confirmation and the hostess said they must have given it to someone else and we needed to wait so they could clear a table for us. We were sat at a booth right next to the kitchen door, which was loud and not ideal. We were told our server would be with us in 5-7 minutes. Not a good start...
Food was great, service was fine, although we felt rushed. This was an 8 o’clock reservation, which I understand is a little late for Grand Rapids, but the restaurant is open until 11, so there should have been no need to hurry us out.
It was apparent that they were understaffed for a Saturday night. If we go back we will probably avoid going during the weekend.
My husband and I came to Judson's steakhouse to enjoy a nice meal. We had been really looking forward to coming to this establishment again.
However, we were disappointed. It wasn't a terribly busy night and we made reservations. It took 30 minutes for our waitress to come over and get us our drinks. The hostess actually had to get us water beforehand because we requested it.
By the time we finally met our waitress she said "I apologize I just got distracted."
We then waited another 20 minutes for our second round of drinks.
I try to understand how a restaurant runs but I also expect exceptional service and unfortunately that's not what I received tonight.
Thank you for your time.
Very enjoyable dining experience.
We are glad we made the choice to eat at Judson’s for my birthday this year! Not only do they have amazing Gregslist offers but the food was awesome and the service was amazing! I will be back for more and not just on my birthday this is a great date night out!!
Came to Judson's for my Birthday, greeted and seated immediately by the hostess. Shortly after we were greeted by our waiter Jake, who was very knowledgeable with the menu, offered recommendations and was super friendly. The dinner was unrushed as we were in no hurry but could be if you were. The food was excellent and the ambiance was just perfect for our occasion. I highly recommend Judson's for a truly wonderful experience!!
Great food, great atmosphere!
Christmas work dinner. Great stuffed fillet and the bar tender is always great to let experiment with your pallet.
Great service and great food from locally sourced areas.
Even though located in downtown Grand Rapids, parking was nearby and convenient. Nice atmosphere, relatively private seating. My steak, the Delmonico, was quite good and, although expensive, was a typical price for a good steakhouse. I especially enjoyed the brussels sprouts on the side. What is also nice is that the restaurant is across the street from Van Andel Arena, which is great if you are going to a show or a hockey game.
the waiters did not know what they were doing salads were served before appetizer was finished and same with the main course
I really enjoy the place.. it was a special place to go on a date. It was quiet and the service was excellent!