I would recommend Reserve as a good dining experience.
Food extremely over priced nothing special loud hard to hear each other talk across the table
A bite to eat before the opera. Service and food were spectacular
Better get together than date night. The seating is very close and less intimate for a date night. Have had several “girls night” here and it’s wonderful.
It was a wonderful experience, excellent wine choices, friendly atmosphere a good date location
Food was incredible. I am a picky eater so when I eat at nicer restaurants I get a little nervous because sometimes things are so over the top it’s not enjoyable. This was fancier fare but still recognizable. The pork and ribeye were extraordinary!!! Perfectly prepared, loved the desserts.
Beautiful presentation of plates. Serving size good, not gigantic. Wine a bit over-priced but great selection. Service was great, prompt, and attentive.
The kitchen staff, wait staff, and bar folks are creative, knowledgeable and friendly. The charcuterie boards are a great way to start. Rob, Jason and Alex are great at the bar. I have never had disappointing food or service when seated in the table section, either.
Kudos to Rob for his wine knowledge; there is a very, very deep wine inventory here!
Locally sourced produce, cheeses, and meats fill out the menu. Fresh fish are outsourced.
The menu is arranged in "Small" "Medium" and "Dinner" sized servings. Soups and breads are house-made. Desserts are a dream!
Ideal for pre- and post- events at De Vos Performace Hall, or De Vos Convention Center. Valet parking makes for an effortless outing.
We had a good time at the Reserve last Thursday night! The reservation time we wanted was not available, but we were able to get a reservation for 15 minutes before. It ended up not being busy at all, and we probably didn't need the reservation.
Overall the food was great! We started with the cheese and meat plate, which I think is a little too expensive but very good. We then had the duck, gnocchi pasta, and the special stew of the day. All were very delicious!
The wines were good, most of the glasses were between $7 - $15. Of course the waiter "recommended" the most expensive option every time. I was surprised that a nicer wine restaurant would pour the end of the bottle, providing us with sediment in the bottle of one of our glasses of wine.
Overall, the food was fantastic! The service was a little slow, so don't go if you're in a rush or make sure to let you server know you have somewhere to be. I would recommend the Reserve as long as you are okay with paying more than what you might get at other restaurants.
Excellent food quality and waitstaff who knows the menu and the extensive wine list well.
Server was very short with me, when I asked questions. Gnocci was good but dry, only had two bits of sausage that I could find, and little flavor. Mussels were excellent. Overpriced for portions served.
Our waiter, Josh, was very knowledgeable and picked the perfect wines to accompany our dessert.
We have started a family tradition of going to The Reserve to celebrate our children's good grades several years ago. We love trying new cheeses & charcuterie along with sharing plates from the ever evolving menu. We usually ask the wait staff for their recommendations & have not been disappointed. Come with an open mind & you will definitely enjoy your visit!
Service (Tyler) was AMAZING, 10-stars! Just not blown away by the food....we went for our anniversary and were recommended the Chicken for two...its was a bit dry and lacking in flavor! VERY disappointed in the Chicken! Although the Beef Bolongese was great! Not sure we will be back....
Food was excellent. Service was a bit disorganized, one of those night were things just didn’t go quite right; but our server was very responsive and accommodating, so all in all we had a good experience.
As always, a wonderful evening with unique, well-thought small plates, entrees and desserts. Seasonal, fresh, and hand-prepared.
Never disappointed here. Service, food, ambiance, great bar & deep wine selections.
Kris was the best! He was extremely knowledgeable about the wine menu and the food menu. He was super friendly, witty and we enjoyed his sense of humor. All our food and wine flights were amazing.
We had a lovely dinner before heading to the symphony. My wine was perfect, our server was knowledgeable, and we loved the beet salad and the potato leek soup.
Extensive wine list and tasty food creatively displayed. Leek-potato soup was the best I've ever had. Server was personable and knowledgeable. Would definitely go again.
Excellent. Ever since they got the new chef, the food has been steadily improving.
Always a favorite! The duck breast was hands down the best meal I have ever had!
Great atmosphere....fantastic wine list with many reasonably priced wines by the glass. For starters, shared the duck fat fries with our group of five...very tasty. Nice selection of pastas cooked just right.
Nice crowd ... dressed from casual to dressy. Good place to go for special occasions. Hadn't been there for a while, will definitely return.
The happy hour here is great, especially if you are just looking for drinks and appetizers! Very nice atmosphere as well!
Great entrees, great wines
At the end of this meal, my friend and I both agreed it was one of the best experiences we have ever had. From drinks all the way to dessert, it was spectacular. The food was incredible...perfect portions, amazing flavor combinations, and brilliant finishes. Our server, Rachel, was very knowledgable about the menu, and she had fantastic recommendations when we were feeling indecisive. 100% will make this my new go-to spot!
We went after a show at DeVos and had a wonderful meal. I chose Reserve because of their innovative menu and the terrific wine selection. The fois gras torchon and the squid starters were excellent. The fish was excellent as was the mushroom pasta. I had the steak tartare as my meal as the starters were generous. Our server was attentive. We were there for an early dinner and it was busy downstairs but the noise level was very good upstairs.
The atmosphere is great - upscale feel while still relaxed. The use of space is excellent for controlling noise level and allowing for different seating options. Everyone loved their food. The wine flights were fun and the servers were very knowledgeable about the wine selection. Service level was attentive but not intrusive. My friends and I will definitely go back!
There is about two things on the menu that is edible, which is the crostinis and pizza. Mediocre but with a glass of wine it is decent.
The spaghetti is equivalent to Chef Boyardee and the ragu is worse than a poorly made Hamburger Helper.
They need help.
Not many vegan or vegetarian options. Me and my wife had a couple of glasses of wine and left. Ended up going to San Chez which is extremely vegan and vegetarian friendly.
My wife and i stopped here for dinner on Friday night. Really glad we chose this restaurant. The wine menu was extensive, the restaurant was nicely appointed and comfortable, and the service was outstanding. Tyler was our server and he was friendly and familiar with the menu. We sampled several flights of wine and filled up on small plates, as they were too delicious too skip! We never even ordered an entree.
Yes it's a bit pricey, but worth the money. We would definitely come here again.
Great food, wine, and service, as always. They have the best charcuterie board around, hands down, and the wine selection by the glass or bottle is impressive. Unfortunately, when it’s busy, it’s quite loud and you sit right next to people, which is my only dislike of the place.
Noteable wine selections with a great menu for pairing.
Our server, Christopher, was phenomenal! He made outstanding recommendations and we really had one of the best meals!
Food and service is awesome, ask for Josh, he did a great job.
The quality of the food has been steadily improving, and the service is excellent as always.
Delightful! We shared several small plates before our main course. The beet salad was outstanding...as was the pasta dish. The wine pairings were perfect. All of the food was creative, surprising and delicious. The service was perfect...enthusiastic and professional. There was one thing that wasn't quite as good as the rest and the waiter noticed I hadn't eaten much of it. After dinner the manager came to the table to apologize for it. I told him it was good, just not as good as everything else. He adjusted our bill accordingly without our asking. They really care about the food being the best it can be. I highly recommend this place. It is definately fit for a foodie. Oh.....and the chocolate dessert was unusual and wonderful! Try it.
Its a bit overpriced. The food was good but some of it was just regular something with a fancy name and a high price. Was a bit noisy and the people next to us REEKED of smoke the entire time, not the restaurants fault but you do sit close enough to people to notice this.
Reserve is a regular favorite. Food preparation is imaginative and well constructed, with excellent product. Waitstaff is knowledgeable and helpful -- sometimes a bit more than needed but it's nice to know they know what they are serving. Excellent wine list and bar service.