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:
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
Food preparation and presentation were first-rate, but service was not as attentive as we had hoped.
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.
Fabulous atmosphere and food! Looking fo ...
Fabulous atmosphere and food! Looking forward to enjoying dinner outside this summer.
This is a great out of the way place. Ve ...
This is a great out of the way place. Very relaxing and inviting. It's a great place to sit back have a few cocktails enjoy your meal then a few more cocktails. No rush here.
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.
Love Sandy Point Beach House
Such a great option. Wonderful food, good service, and comfortable elegance!
Our fav!!! Heather is amazing!!
Our fav!!! Heather is amazing!!
The Beach House is a "comfort place," both inside and out (when the weather warms)! It makes you feel good!
This restaurant is conveniently located for us, and has a great atmosphere. Like most places, it is busy on Friday at dinner, but not too bad the rest of the week. Also a nice place to have a drink in the summer, with the outdoor patio.
Food ok. Pricey
Disappointed with lamb dinner. The mash potatoes were very dry. Vegetables were hard to cut. Lamb was cooked medium well.
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.
We had a great dinner, food was amazing, ...
We had a great dinner, food was amazing, we will be back many more times 👍🏻
What more is there to say -- they were out of some dishes, overall Just OK.
The ambience of Sandy Point is relaxing ...
The ambience of Sandy Point is relaxing and quaint, unfortunately this time the food and service wasn't that great. We started with the cheese board, but when our server delivered it she didn't explain the different cheeses so we were left guessing. My husband ordered a salad before his entree and before he barely cut into it the main courses were on the table. We felt it was poorly timed and were rushed to eat the salad so our entrees weren't too cold. I ordered the filet, which was cooked to order, but didn't have much flavor and could have been better prepared with a hard sear. It also would have been nice to have some kind of sauce to tie the dish together with the rainbow carrots and smashed potatoes. My husband ordered the whitefish, which was very good. Overall, the food was just ok, but not worth the drive for us to go anytime soon.
We made a last minute reservation for Va ...
We made a last minute reservation for Valentines Day as my husband had just returned from a week long business trip. The menu had many choices for him, but I am celiac so that always presents a challenge when eating out so I stick to roasted chicken, mashed potatoes & veggies. The kitchen ran out of mashed potatoes (which I can typically have) and substituted au gratin potatoes - when I suggested to the young man who delivered our plates that they typically contain flour, he tried to convince me that they didn't - I had to insist that he check with the chef - ugh, I hate being that person. My plate came back sans potatoes and the yummiest veggies - my only negative comment is that someone should have made me aware of the switch prior to serving me. Steph, our waitress was outstanding - she has been our server before and never disappoints. Great atmosphere, great service and really good food. My husband ordered the Beef Stroganoff and said it was delicious!
love this place
Love this place, the food is always amazing. Great atmosphere and attentive staff.
Sweetheart of a failure
Valentine's Weekend Menu - warn clients in advance of a LIMITED Menu - first time guest we're disappointed with not knowing full menu wasn't available on top of the pre-fix menu. Then we ordered the Brazed Short Rib with mashed (came with fingerling) potatoes which does not match up at all with that entrée. Our waiter acted like she wanted to be anywhere other than at work that night however we have had her in the past and she acted the same each time. It will be a while before we return. There are far too many choices out there to be disappointed and return anytime soon. Good help - is hard to find.
My husband and I recently had our date night there. We had lennie as a server. She was very friendly and knowledgeable Of the menu specials and drinks. Defiantly a top notch server. We ordered Pierogies For an appetizer And they were amazing! We also ordered bloody Mary's defiantly a worthy recipie. Our burgers were tasty as well.
My husband and I both ordered bleu cheese burgers. The burgers tasted as if they had been premade. They were cold. We were seated for at least 10 minutes before anyone came to our table but once Bri, sp?? did arrive, she was very sweet and attentive. The ambience was nice but I had to keep my coat on through the duration of our visit because it was very cold.
Good food but...
Food was terrific as usual. The downside? NO DESSERTS! This was NYE - ok, so the pastry chef was not in that day. But no prior prep? No backup desserts? No back up pastry chef? Desserts there have always been terrific so it was disappointing that we could not indulge for the holiday celebration.
Pleasant Dining experience
Enjoyed the friendly service, knowledgeable recommendations, table was ready on arrival, went with group of seven, all meals prepared as anticipated, great plate ptesentation, would recommend and certainly go back again😃
not our best meal
we have been to the beach house several times and have enjoyed the food and service. My husband had the aged Ribeye-- and they did not trim it properly and it wasn't very good. My filet was very good. The Ribeye was very expensive and not worth it-- that was disappointing.
Great West Coast of MI gem.
My wife and I love to dine out at different types of restaurants and when we go out last minute this is always our go to. They continually have chef specials that are incredible and you can never go wrong with any of their fish entrees.
Skip the steak
I have been three times to this restaurant and on two occasions I ordered a steak. Others in our party always seemed to order fish and were generally very happy with their food. However, on both occasions, the steak I received for $30 was a piece of grizzle that most restaurants would be embarrassed to serve. They should definitely switch beef suppliers if they want to keep steaks on the menu. Great restaurant in so many ways....just avoid the steaks!
As always, very pleased!
We love the ambiance of Sandy Point Beach House, which is one reason we keep going back! It's quaint and cozy, yet you don't feel like you are sitting on top of each other while you're dining. We love that they have weekend features, which you can find out about by subscribing to their newsletter. On this occasion we sampled everything from the cheeseboard to lobster mac and cheese to steak and potatoes, everything was absolutely delicious, hot, and fresh!
Gets a little loud, but not much else to ...
Gets a little loud, but not much else to complain about. Very good fish.
Wait at front
When we arrived there was a group of 4 people in front of us who had not made reservations. We did have reservations but we still had to wait 10-15 min for them to seat the group They should have asked us upon arrival if we had reservations and seated us first instead of making us wait to decide if they had a table for the walkins
Good for entertaining
Our friends from out of town were very impressed with Sandy Point. There was live entertainment and the wait staff was attentive and personable. It made for an enjoyable evening.
Special Dinner Surprise.
I get the emails from Sandy Point and just jumped on it this weekend, boy was I lucky. It was their salmon fest and they just had submitted entries in a local contest. So salmon items were on the menu. we had the Wedge Salad , crispy with garganzola bacon and a light dressing, very delicious. Salmon cakes appetizer. Wow blew me away, crispy on the outside , lots of fresh salmon and a wonderful light sauce. We had the Salmon with a fresh salsa and the Halibat for dinner. The Salmon was crisp on the outside and thick and perfectly cooked inside, the halibat was excellent but a bit small on the serving size I could have eaten another. Overall this place is a pleasant surprise. Rustic setting, sports bar in side, but they are stepping up the food entries. I went there 3 months ago for a Tequilla tasting combined with food and it also was unique and outstanding and the bar manager showed a good grasp of the breath of good tequilla. A great find and I hope they keep it going.
Very enjoyable dinning experience. Food and service were excellent. Will be returning soon.
Good Food Reasonable Prices
Good for lunch or dinner. Much better than previous ownership. Ok for families. Glad it's in our neighborhood.
We have been going to the Beach House for years, for lunch & dinner. The service is always fabulous & the food delicious. We have never been disappointed!!
Friendly with good food
The small plate menu was varied and delicious. Main courses ranged from burgers to steak with a good vegan option. The service was outstanding.
This restaurant lives up to its description as cottagey and beachy. It's rustic inside with cement floors and wood ceilings and walls. There are virtually no sound absorbing materials which make it extremely noisy, and very hard to visit with people around the table. The food was generally good, although there was too much pepper in the chowder, and on one plate the mashed potatoes were delicious, but the potatoes on the other plate were not hot when served. One plate had vegetables that weren't cooked even to al dente. The service was good, but three times dishes and glassware crashed to the floor by servers going in and out of the kitchen! Prices seemed high -- meals were advertised as $30 and under, but many of the items were between $30 and $34. Overall, our experience was disappointing and we probably won't go back, mainly because of the ambience -- way too noisy!
The food was great! And what a fun plac ...
The food was great! And what a fun place! The service was a little slow, but nothing that would make me think twice about going back.
Why do all the tables rock?
Everything is really great here, the food, the waitstaff, the convenient location. The only thing that seems "off" is that the last two times we have dined here the tables are shimmed up with some little pieces of wood to keep them from rocking, and these seem to always get kicked out of place allowing the table to rock enough to spill everyone's drink! Really, a place with food this good and prices this high should be able to adjust the leveling feet so that patrons won't have to deal with the possibility of everything on the table being spilled in their laps. and by the way, the food and service are both great, just so you don't think that I'm a chronic grouch.
Service not that great this time
I don't know what was going on during our last visit to Sandy Pointe but if had not been for the help of the server for the surrounding tables, I doubt we would had our refreshments refilled. Our waiter just must have been having an off day as generally the service is great at Sandy Pointe. The food was great and the waitress who ended up checking on us was very nice.
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