About Reserve Wine & Food
Known for their seasonal cuisine and exceptional wine program, Reserve Wine & Food emphasizes quality and consistency across the board – in product, service and the overall experience. With a menu rooted in classics yet updated to today’s style of eating, look for dishes made from locally sourced ingredients at their peak. House made charcuterie, local cheeses, handmade pastas and more make up the approachable menu and complementing the food is the drink – and choices abound at Reserve. The impressive cruvinet system offers over 100 wines by the glass in addition to an extensive bottle list; Reserve’s list is one of the best in the state, and was recognized by USA Today as one of the top ten places in the country offering wine flights. The drink philosophy at Reserve matches that of the food – simply put, to offer the best dining & drinking experience in the region.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 12:00am
Kitchen closes: 10:00pm Monday - Thursday, 11:00pm Friday & Saturday
Charcuterie Bar open all night!
Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 6pm
Monroe & Lyon
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Valet is available for $12
Lucas VerHulst & Zach Pisciotta
Private Party Facilities:
A professional staff of friendly and knowledgeable servers are proud to present our seasonal and locally driven menu to guests of 12 - 200. For parties, celebrations and wine tastings from private intimate dinners to extravagant affairs. Casual or formal Reserve will make it memorable.
Private Events: Tailored to meet & exceed your expectations, every event we do is custom. With that said, the options for your private event at Reserve Wine & Food are nearly endless. From casual wine receptions to formal five-course meals, we design evenings to remember.
Whether you have corporate clients to entertain or close family and friends to celebrate with, Reserve has a space that is ideal for your event.
Private Party Contact:
Mark Breymeyer: 6168559463x104
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Tastings led by our in house sommelier, Peter Marantette the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6pm, the cost is $25 to experience 4 to 5 wines.
Reserve Wine & Food Ratings and Reviews
The service and the ambiance were amazin ...
The service and the ambiance were amazing. The restaurant is in a renovated bank building and was a really interesting space and well-decorated. The wine was amazing. We had some of the best wine we've had! The small plates were really good; if we went again, we'd stick to the small plates; the Caesar salad and the squash soup were both amazing. The entrees were mediocre. The rice was overcooked to the point of crunchiness on the pork belly entree and the flank steak was incredibly salty.
We were in town celebrating my birthday ...
We were in town celebrating my birthday month. Our servers, Stephanie and Sierra (Ciara??) were fun, engaging and had an answer for every question we asked. An absolutely delightful experience. The birthday card was a nice touch as well. Thank you!!
I really enjoyed my food. The chicken li ...
I really enjoyed my food. The chicken livers and grilled Caesar salad being my favorite. I LOVE when a chef does not treat the Caesar as a throw away, it is a simple salad that when done correctly is impressive. Our waiter was great. We had lots of questions and he was super informative. Also, great cocktails:) I found the space attractive and comfortable- it was busy but not loud. Overall excellent experience.
Second time eating at the Reserve. Our w ...
Second time eating at the Reserve. Our waiter Brendan was absolutely amazing. The management made an effort stop by our table and congratulate us on our anniversary...as well as talk to us about the food. It'svery evident that theyou are passionate about their restaurant and what they serve! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
Brought friends here after not being the ...
Brought friends here after not being there for three years. Told them it was amazing and they were definitely less than thrilled with the experience. The waitress took a long time to order our food (when there weren't that many people there) and I considered leaving and going somewhere else then. When we got our food my friend was not fond of the Autumn Squash soup at all and was less than impressed with the house salad. Overall, I was disappointed - particularly because I recommended it...won't be doing that again.
We went to celebrate a birthday before h ...
We went to celebrate a birthday before heading next door to the symphony. Our server was fantastic, and very knowledgable of the menu and the wine list. Everything we tried was very good. And, we got out the door right on time.
The location of Reserve Wine & Food made ...
The location of Reserve Wine & Food made for a wonderful evening, as I was looking for a nice spot to take my wife before heading to see the GR Symphony play at Devos Performance Hall. Our service was great, our food was delicious, and we had a great evening. Well done, Reserve.
The wine list was fabulous as always, an ...
The wine list was fabulous as always, and it's nice to be able to try the wine flights.
A bit disappointing though that their menu was much more limited than the last time we visited, with only a few options, and it's no longer possible to select your items of charcuterie and cheeses, with that now preselected by the kitchen. That was one of their great features, now apparently gone.
Great place for a glass of wine. Good wa ...
Great place for a glass of wine. Good was just OK, especially for the price and service was very slow. Trying to hard to be interesting but the flavors didn't work and left a lot to be desired. Meat and cheese board was boring and poorly presented. Duck was tough and not very interesting. Upstairs was like being relegated to the basement- cold, dull design.
We were celebrating a new job and were p ...
We were celebrating a new job and were pleasantly surprised to receive a complimentary glass of champagne from our waitress! On our way out we were wished congratulations by our server! Food was excellent and the vouvray flight amazing!
The atmosphere and wine are great! We we ...
The atmosphere and wine are great! We were disappointed though by the cheese and meat plate this time. Normally we would have had the chance to choose our own selection but I guess they no longer offer that option. The meats were also not up to par with the original meats. They were bland and sliced poorly. It seemed a bit overpriced for an average plate. Bring back the original cheese and meat menu! :)
We were disappointed in our meal. We ha ...
We were disappointed in our meal. We had the chicken and dumplings. There was not much food for the price- only one chicken thigh and three small dumplings with some vegetables. We also would have liked some rolls or bread. Our server said there were none. Most restaurants serve some sort of bread or rolls with their entrees. Besides not having much food, it was not that delicious either. We can get better and more food at other restaurants for less money.
I have had good experiences at Reserve b ...
I have had good experiences at Reserve but this one was terrible. What used to be an ample menu has become quite small. But not as small as the portions. And even the vanishingly small portions were large compared to the practically nonexistent service. Restaurants that serve small plates need doting service, but our waiter appeared once to take our order and then vanished, never checking on the food or returning to ask if we needed anything. Eventually we got a busboy to bring us our check. After a two-hour experience that felt a lot like being lost in the desert, we left hungry and late for our show.
Sorry, Reserve, you won't get another chance from us.
Great wine flights. And decent food. How ...
Great wine flights. And decent food. However, be careful ordering from the wine flight. We selected a wine from six different wines we tasted. Unfortunately, we did not ask the price. Turns out it was $21 per glass. And on top of that, each glass was a very light pour. We spent over $100 on glasses of wine. Later we asked our waiter how much a bottle cost. A bottle was around $80. The five glasses we drank did not add up to one full bottle due to the size of the pour. I expect $21 glasses of wine in Manhattan. But Grand Rapids? Very disappointing meal.
There twice in three days. Found service ...
There twice in three days. Found service to differ each time, superb first time, passable second time. Menu limited. Given that, expected near perfection in preparation...but just okay. First night downstairs...extremely noisy...second night upstairs, still noisy, but quieter than before, since in corner table away from atrium. Very nice wine experience...So for cocktails and snacks, probably great place to go, but for extended dinner with quiet conversation with those not seen in a long time, not so great. First night server very knowledgeable re wines, second night server not as knowledgeable. So for our purposes, not a good choice, but for other purposes might meet expectations. Reputation exceeded performance in our case.
Excellent wine list with many wines by t ...
Excellent wine list with many wines by the glass. It was very refreshing to see a number of gluten-free options labeled on the menu without having to ask for a special menu or modifications. Fabulous ambiance, creative menu and knowledgeable server.
Always great service...the entire wait s ...
Always great service...the entire wait staff seems to have a great grasp of the menu and wine list. I was disappointed that the sandwich/light menu was recently discontinued from their dinner service, so you can only pick from apps or full entrees. The apps and charcuterie were very good. Then entrees were only ok. I really missed the bacon cheeseburger. My wife and I would used to go there for a flight of wine, some pork-fat fries and a burger. It was a great time out. Hope they bring back the sandwiches (and burger) to the dinner service.
We were very disappointed. We have alway ...
We were very disappointed. We have always loved Reserve until this last visit. The menu was limited and over priced. We used to love the charcuterie and cheese and now there are not the choices like before. It was freezing cold in there and I was uncomfortable the entire meal. Probably won't be back:(
We were surprised that nothing was offer ...
We were surprised that nothing was offered to celebrate a birthday. Only after asking the server and after my husband had dessert was a glass of champagne offered. Several downtown GR restaurants offer B1G1 on dinners for two on birthdays, or at least an appetizer. The food was good, but not outstanding.
We made a reservation because this resta ...
We made a reservation because this restaurant was recommended. The restaurant was only half way full and we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant, directly by the kitchen door- a four top for two. Our server was very good- but that is about I can say was good about our experience.
The Reserve used to be our favorite rest ...
The Reserve used to be our favorite restaurant, we would drive an hour to eat there. But not anymore! Do not like the menu! Wine has not changed. Service slow !! I would not recommend it ever again! We were so disappointed!! Sorry it hurts me to say that too!
Our party made a reservation and when we ...
Our party made a reservation and when we arrived early the hostess was very nice and indicated the table would be ready in a few minutes. When the group at the table we were supposed to have decided to extend their stay the staff had to juggle arrangements. The hostess and management staff graciously directed us to The Vault downstairs. What a great private room that we were not anticipating getting to use. Nice ambiance and a fun space. Our waiter was very good and offered amazing suggestions given people's preferences (dry, sweet...). Overall our time was great. We are definitely going back for our Christmas party! Thanks The Reserve.
Almost every time we come to Grand Rapid ...
Almost every time we come to Grand Rapids we visit the Reserve and are never disappointed with their unique fresh dishes. I had their special, blackened cod with a raspberry sauce. Beyond amazing! Staff is always knowledgeable on food and wine pairings. Easy walking distance from hotels. Cheese and charcuterie also superior.
I spent way too much money when we came ...
I spent way too much money when we came here because I was like a kid in a candy store. I was meeting my best friend to catch up and drink some wine. The food was fabulous. I'm upset I can't give this place more stars. It's slightly fancier than I am used to, but I didn't feel out of place. It was inviting and warm. It was quiet and calm enough on a Friday night that we could sit and talk for hours and not feel like we were annoying the waitress by being there longer. Food is farm to table, and all ingredients are local, which I absolutely love. Will definitely be coming here again.
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