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, Farm to Table, 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 $20 to experience 4 to 5 wines.
Reserve Wine & Food Ratings and Reviews
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.
We had reservations for a party of six o ...
We had reservations for a party of six on a weeknight. After we asked to be moved upstairs, (they had wanted us to be seated right behind the hostess stand), we had a lovely experience. Wait staff very attentive and noise level greatly reduced for this group of six to catch up and renew old friendships. And the food was absolutely excellent!
For entrees, we ordered a duck breast, p ...
For entrees, we ordered a duck breast, pork loin and three rib eyes. I had the pork loin and it was very good; cooked properly and seasoned well. I know my guests were not impressed with the rib eyes. We also ordered a meat and cheese plate and it was very good. The wait for the entrees was totally unacceptable; asked waitress multiple times and kept being told it is about to hit the window but still no food. When we received it, at least one of the ribeyes was cold
Manager bought one of our rounds of drinks and gave the table a drink special and was very apologetic, as was our waitress.
I've heard good things about the restaurant so obviously was very disappointed to have this exprience.
Reserve is our favorite dining spot in G ...
Reserve is our favorite dining spot in Grand Rapids. We initially found it using the Open Table app, and we now try to make a stop every time we're in town. The food is outstandingly fresh, creative and palate-enticing, and the wine list will blow you away. The service is not only friendly, but knowledgeable and also patient with you if you're interested in trying new things. They almost seem as giddy as you are when experimenting with the charcuterie plates and wine pairings. My only wish is that they were closer so I could frequent there more often. Bravo Reserve!
The food was great, the presentation of ...
The food was great, the presentation of duck breast was really nicely done, our server recommended a wine for my date and she loved it, if I hadn't opted for a glass of bourbon (great selection by the way) I would have complete faith the server will make a terrific recommendation to pair with the meal as well as based off personal preference.
I like the fact you can choose between medium and large entrees so you get just the right amount to satisfy.
The atmosphere is great, music selection, decor, everything. There wasn't anything that would keep me from wanting to come back again, great place.
First time for dinner. Our wait person B ...
First time for dinner. Our wait person Brendan was so knowledgeable. He suggested the Fish of the day Lionfish. Was spectacular ...just wish portion was larger! Ribeye good but needed different veggie accompaniment. Overall great place will go back when in GR. Very cool outside upstairs eating area too!!
Of course the fries were amazing!!
Great staff at Reserve - knowledgeable a ...
Great staff at Reserve - knowledgeable and helpful. We were disappointed that the kitchen closed at 10:00 and we didn't know that. Had a vegetarian with us and the food choices were meat and cheese with bread - not what we really thought we would order. Wine selections were very nice, several of our group enjoyed flights which was fun.
I love Reserve but would have chosen a different venue had I known we couldn't order from the menu after 10. That really limits going there after an event. But it is still a favorite place!
Jason was a really good server. Even cam ...
Jason was a really good server. Even came back for lunch the next day with a different group of business associates and Jason was our server again.
Mark and Peter, the managers, make guests feel at home and special.
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