About Sandy Point Beach House
Sandy Point Beach House is a casual restaurant featuring gourmet burgers and a market driven rotating feature menu. These features will showcase Chefs ingredient focused fusion cuisine that the lake shore knows and loves. The beach house atmosphere is best described as modern Chicago loft space meets lake-shore cottage.
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11AM to 8PM
Monday: 11AM to 9PM
Tuesday: 11AM to 9PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Thursday: 7:30AM to 10PM
Friday: 7:30AM to 10PM
Saturday: 7:30AM to 10PM
Lakeshore and Butternut
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Sandy Point Beach House can accommodate all your special event needs.
Sandy Point Beach House Ratings and Reviews
The food at Sandy Point Beach House is f ...
The food at Sandy Point Beach House is fabulous - totally top end. Unfortunately, so is the price, so this won't be our "go to" place to go to. But for a special occasion, absolutely. The atmosphere is a cross between industrial chic and beachy, which was fun. The service was great, as well.
I've visited twice. Both times the food ...
I've visited twice. Both times the food was excellent. However, both times service was terribly slow and passive. Our server was missing in action for a good 15-20 minutes. And both times I waited at least 40 minutes for my food. The first time I waited about 50 minutes.The answer both times to this was "its so busy"...however there were plenty of empty tables at 9 pm. I would like to return becauseI greatly love the food and the ambiance but service is just so terrible.
I went here at the suggestion of several ...
I went here at the suggestion of several friends and family (all of whom, it turns out, had not been back in several months.) It was pretty busy and we were seated in the three seasons area which felt more like a garage with the low ceiling and double garage doors (an interesting choice to leave them closed on a hot day..)
We were seated next to a raucous 12 person table, which certainly added to the noise - my wife and I could barely hear each other. The 'spring bruschetta' appetizer was very good; however my main course (coffee braised short ribs) amounted to around 1 cup of stew accompanied by a completely flavorless (totally unseasoned) baked potato and a few twigs of undercooked late season asparagus. My wife's hanger steak was slightly undercooked and also completely unseasoned, and accompanied by soggy 'frites' with a pinch of seasoning thrown on the top 2 fries. Pretty lame.
The beer selection was not bad but not particularly robust.
Overall we were very dissatisfied. They seem like they are trying to bill themselves as fine dining, but that takes a little more than drizzling a reduction on a plate and adding a 50% to all the prices. from what I heard from my friends this is quite the change from a year ago. Might be worth trying if you sit outside but I would limit dinner to just a burger.
Our service there has always been excell ...
Our service there has always been excellent. The wait staff has been very professional and friendly. We found the last time we ate there our food was a little over cooked. The halibut and salmon dishes, to be specific, were over cooked and dried out. We will go back there however and try again. Most nights the food is excellent.
We arrived at 8:15pm. Started off on the ...
We arrived at 8:15pm. Started off on the wrong foot when our wine selection was not available. It took twenty minutes to determine this and order a substitute. Food was warm to cold and not very appetizing. Added to this the live music was blasting at 120 dB which did not make for a particularly intimate occasion. Would not recommend to out of towners.
The Beach House's outdoor space is cute ...
The Beach House's outdoor space is cute but that isn't enough to warrant your very pricey bill. Drinks are weak, too-sweet, and served in plastic cups. Everything is over priced. My whitefish was dry and bland, and came with what were clearly frozen green beans (a travesty, given Michigan's excellent green beans right now!) for something like $25/plate. My boyfriend's pasta was fine at best and didn't even come with enough bread for the sauce (want a side of bread? $4!). His pasta was overcooked and also clearly not homemade (again, something I'd expect for a $24 plate of noodles). They were out of several menu items and we weren't told until we tried to order those items. We paid over $100 in the end (and each had just one drink). I wouldn't recommend anyone go there, and we won't be back.
We sat outside. Generally quiet and it w ...
We sat outside. Generally quiet and it was a nice evening. My wife said it was very loud inside. The outside is a large court with sidewalks with sand and bocce courts. There is a separate bar for service - but not for sitting at the bar.
The food was great. The only downside is several tables had little kids they just let run free around the courtyard and play in the sand like a sandbox. Was a little distracting and they would not have done this inside of course. Was hoping to try the scallops but they were out that might. 😞
Sandy Point Beach House is my favorite r ...
Sandy Point Beach House is my favorite restaurant in the Grand Haven area. The menu and wine list are top notch. The ambiance is sophistication with the laid-back feel of the shore reminding me of a number of restaurants that I have visited in the northern California.
All of the dishes I have had there are outstanding. On this occasion, I had the halibut cheek, which was fantastic. On previous visits, I have had the mussels, Coffee Braised Short Rib, and Rigatoni Bolognese. For an appetizer, the bacon wrapped dates are phenomenal.
We sat on the deck for this occasion on a spectacular Western Michigan June evening. The restaurant is a stone's throw from Pigeon Lake which is a bay leading into Lake Michigan. The lake breeze was another big plus that night. Once we were done with dinner and dessert, we played a few games of bocce on one of the two bocce courts.
I highly recommend this restaurant to locals and visitors. You will not be disappointed.
This is not my first time to the Beach H ...
This is not my first time to the Beach House. I had very good food and service before. This experience was horrible. We ordered the appetizer Pierogi which were ok but nothing special ...especially for $3/ea. There were 4 of us. Two ordered the fish Tacos, one Lobster mac and cheese and one person got the short ribs. I had both the tacos and the mac n cheese and both lacked flavor and the tacos were over cooked. The person that got the short ribs tried a few bites and had similar issues...bland and tough.
We left not having eaten more than a few bites of any plate. The server didn't seem to notice.
Costs were high for all items. Whitefi ...
Costs were high for all items. Whitefish was ordinary and dry. Waitress was EXCELLENT and so was the whole staff. It was a special birthday and the restaurant knew this but..... gave us a card--- not a complimentary dessert or a card for a drink or dessert in the future. Might try again for lunch but it was not a $65 per person dinner!!
Sandy Point has been our "go to" place s ...
Sandy Point has been our "go to" place since moving to the lake shore area, however, it seems like it has taken some turns recently that are causing us to go elsewhere when given the choice. The menu has not changed much in the past year -- even though they offer specials, they are frequently out of them. This latest time they had listed "crab cakes" but never actually had them (?) and had just stamped "sold out" on all of the menus. The "specials" have also not been very special in that they are always the same thing. We go there frequently, so we do look for the specials for variety.
I also find it odd that the hosts never recognize us or realize that we are regular customers. This restaurant is in a high vacation area, so I understand that there are a lot of people who go once or infrequently at best, but we visit Sandy Point regularly in all seasons and have for some time. Many of the servers do know and recognize us -- in fact, Bree gave me a hug when we were seated in her section this last time. I also held my 50th birthday party at the restaurant less than a year ago. I think the staff could do better with this since the regular customers are there all year and as well as in the off season.
We are very happy to see that the specialty "mule" cocktails that were tested over Mother's Day have become part of the summer menu. These are excellent and we will be back for those all summer long.
For the first time ever, my open table reservation was not recorded by the restaurant, so I received an email saying that I had not honored it, which was incorrect. This was rectified and not a big deal, but I didn't like feeling like I didn't uphold my end. I have never let a reservation lapse and don't intend to in the future.
Incredibly, in 2 visits, this restaurant ...
Incredibly, in 2 visits, this restaurant was out of hamburgers, french fries, most of their desserts, one bottle of wine we requested, and certain specials. Food is quite ordinary in any event but i have never seen a restaurant that so poorly manages its inventory.
Vastly improved from experience last mon ...
Vastly improved from experience last month-booked on Open Table and we were greater and seated immediately. Waitress (Stephanie??) was fast, friendly and helpful
Grazed on scallops, pate, cheese bread , salads, and cheese board
We had an unfortunate experience all aro ...
We had an unfortunate experience all around. The food ( whitefish) was extremely dry and basically not eatable. The service was poor. The server failed to return to our table until food was served and then we did not see him after that, until he dropped the check without checking to see if we were interested in another drink, coffee or a dessert prior to leaving. We waited nearly an hour for our food. the wait person recognized this and did adjust 20% off our bill for the inconvenience. All in all a poor dining experience at a restaurant that could and should be great as they have a wonderful menu and a great location with an outside venue. So disappointing.
Great food, very good service, beautiful ...
Great food, very good service, beautiful setting. Would like a small house salad or a side of seasonal vegetables or cup of soup included in the price of the meal. Would like to see some entree salads offered. The Key Lime Pie and the Almond Cherry Bar were both outstanding. Hope they offer seasonal desserts when the local fruit is in season-- strawberry shortcake or cheesecake and blueberry desserts!
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