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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, 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 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!
This was my first time at this restaurant. My husband and I took my mom and dad here last Thursday. The service was good but I thought the food was overpriced for what we received. The presentation of the food was average. I think this place would be fine for a burger and a beer but I don't think it lived up to it's billing for fine dining.
This is a great place to dine, especially in the summer as you can sit outside and enjoy the surrounding area. The Mussels on the starters menu are GREAT and are plenty for a meal. We shared a grilled Caesar salad in addition to each getting Mussels. I got the traditional dish with wine and my husband got the spicier rendition. We both loved what we chose. The wine and Bloody Mary was good but pricey. Do not expect to get out of there for under $50, especially if you have drinks.
The staff was friendly. It did however ...
The staff was friendly. It did however take a while about 3 minutes to be acknowledged by host even with a reservation. One of the whitefish dishes was well overcooked and was offered to be replaced which we did not do as we were getting ready to leave. Bill was adjusted.
Having heard that this was a good local spot for dining, I had high hopes for an enjoyable experience. However, the results did not meet my expectations. The drinks were not made well. The baked chicken was overcooked. The beef stroganoff seemed as if it had been held over since the night before and tasted like leftovers. The young server was eager to please and did his best to overcome the shortcomings that we encountered. He should be commended for his efforts. Maybe we made wrong menu choices, but I will not be returning soon.
Maryanne, our waitress was wonderful. We had one bad experience at this restaurant last summer and we were reluctant on returning. The service has greatly improved. The hanger steaks were perfect and the fig salad outstanding. You will never go wrong with the fancy Bloody (we prefer virgin) Mary's. I am delighted with the improved service and highly recommend SPBH, especially if you get Maryanne as your waitperson.
Could be a habit
Latest "dinner out" is for W and I to go for wine, split a classic carmelized onion hamburg and fries with a key lime pie split for dessert....just right . Delicious, relaxing and good for a light change. Food, service and cottage ambiance...semi-rustic.
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