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About Sandy Point Beach House
Sandy Point Beach House is a casual fine dining 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. Located minutes from Lake Michigan, near Kirk Park and West Michigan bike trails, the beach house atmosphere is best described as modern Chicago loft space meets lake-shore cottage. An easy drive from Holland, Grand Haven or Grand Rapids. Just down the road from Camp Blodgett.
West Olive, MI 49460
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Monday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM to 9PM
Thursday: 7:30AM to 9PM
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, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
Our server Joe was extremely attentive without being annoying, understand that we wanted to take our time and not rush through dinner since it was our anniversary. Could make reservations on-line which is awesome. Great decor, and the Hanger Steak and frites was wonderful.
The check in WITH a reservation was ridiculous. Three women working on only one guest at a time left a long frustrated line of people waiting to be seated. Tables were open, yet we were told to step aside and wait, for what?
While I appreciate that some guests enjoyed the music, not all guests were interested in the loud volume. We would have enjoyed after dinner drinks and talking with each other, however cut our evening short.
Our waitress was very good however.
I do agree with other reviewers that your prices are too high.
We celebrated my wife's birthday with our son, DIL, and three g'kids on a summer Friday night. We like the drive to Sandy Point along wooded roadways and the menu has improved considerably in the last year or so. All were satisfied with their meal, and probably because it was Friday service was a bit slow. We will surely return, and really enjoy the setting.
We made a reservation here to celebrate my parents' wedding anniversary. We notified restaurant of special occasion in advance & requested a dessert be brought to table and servers/hostess knew nothing of it. In fact, they were even out of desserts that night - only ice cream which was being served in paper cups. We passed on the ice cream not wanting to extend our evening there. We had terrible service, long wait to receive drinks and a mix up in dinner orders that came out to the table. The food was good, but service and front of house really needs to step it up... as a customer it was utterly insulting and humiliating to bring my family here for a celebratory dinner. The only thing this place has it going for it is its lack of competition in the area. It's a shame, hope they can figure it out.
I was very pleased with this restaurant, and didn't even know it existed until a friend suggested we go. The food was delicious, our waiter was wonderful in recommending dishes and desserts. I had the beef stroganoff with mushrooms and a grilled Caesar salad. Both so yummy. The only sad part was when the key lime pie and the fresh strawberry dessert were sold out...But our chocolate cake and truffles we settled on were amazing. I will definitely be returning soon!
Our server was very efficient and pleasant. She had been misinformed about the menu for the day and two in our party had to reorder. This was breakfast and they had no jam or jelly for the toast. We were offered a lime sauce for our toast. It was strange and not particularly tasty. I know there is a learning curve to serve breakfast and there is room for improvement.
We had high hopes but we're quickly let down. Started with great Martinis (best part of the night) & appetizers that can be found everywhere, nothing special. Our BCW salads had almost no dressing and were served 3 minutes prior to our entrees. The overstresses manager apologized & comped our salads. Then the $65 dollar steak that was ordered well was brought out super rare & had to be sent back. The cleaning staff was in such a hurry to clean tables that 4 items were dropped and glass was shattered each time. A large spill next to our table, looked like sautéed spinach, was never cleaned up. A couple near us left before they got their meal. We were given free desert for all of the trouble we were put through. Hoping they had a very bad night because he heard great things. It will be a very long time before we try it again.
Great beach house feel, nice food and music. A couple of wrinkles: bartender forgot to serve one of us, food took an hour to arrive on a busy Saturday evening, and 2 of 4 dishes were cold when it did. They fixed all the problems, and we'll return but they might try to figure out how to better handle a weekend night crowd.
We went to Sandy Point Beach House to celebrate my wife's birthday and also our anniversary. It was our first time going there. We had an amazing brunch and loved sitting out on the deck. Our server was fantastic. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. We will definitely be going back.
The atmosphere and accommodations are very good. It was a very nice day so the place was busy. The service was slow and the food was average. The staff was helpful and friendly. If you have plenty of time for dinner in a great atmosphere on a good weather day this place is a good choice.
Sandy Point Beach House was a very pleasant surprise. The food was exceptionally good and I do not recall seeing such an extensive wine list at any other restaurant in West Michigan, other than the Reserve in downtown Grand Rapids. It is definitely worth the drive to West Olive for this dining experience.
The food was good but on the pricey side. We have gone to this restaurant many times over the past several years and the menu does not seem to change. They need to change it up some. We went on Mothers Day for dinner. Once we got seated it took about 10 minutes to even get noticed by our server. He apologized and stated that it was busy. He took our drink orders and dinner orders at the same time. It took about 15 minutes to get our drinks, appeared that he didn't submit the order to the bartender. Out of the four drinks one was wrong (my wife's drink). He apologized for the mixup and got her another drink. Meals shortly followed and were good. Our waiter never came back to ask us if we needed another drink and once he noticed that we were done with the meal he cleared the plate and then presented the bill. Never asked us if we wanted dessert. We were flabbergasted at this as he cut himself out of some tips. Once we left we went to a restaurant in downtown Grand Haven for a drink and dessert. I will definitely have to think real hard about returning to this restaurant. This is the second time in four trips to this restaurant where this type of poor service occurred.
We went there for Mother's Day Brunch, it was a very nice atmosphere and the service was smooth and efficient. The pricing was out of line for the casual environment and the food selection on the buffet. There was only the Brunch option. $35 per person and $10 'momosas' was excessive for the overall experience.
We have dined here frequently since the Beach House re-opened. Invariably the experience has been good, with nutritious food and a good variety. Value for money is not always consistent - some meals are excellent value, others less so. I usually use Open Table to book, but the value of this is limited as the allocation of the table tends to be rather willy nilly. The advantage of booking on Open Table is sometimes limited.
When we arrived we had immediate seating which was nice. unfortunately it's prom time in West Michigan and out table was right next to several tables of kids enjoying their prom dinners. It was very loud and not so romantic. My wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary, so looking to be a little more romantic.
the wine selection was great and we enjoyed a couple bottles of wine. Had a fantastic smoked Halibut Pate appetizer off a great appetizer selection. Our main entree's were very good. Great flavors worked into the entree's.
Finished dinner with chocolate ganache cake and flan (off Cinco De Mio Menu) with a cup of coffee.
So overall food quality is excellent, great selections and moderate prices. We will be going back again. Just need to check the school calendar.
Our waitperson misheard my order and as a result, my dinner did not arrive with the others. They did not charge me for my meal, but it was disappointing. The facility itself is not very nice considering the prices.
The bacon wrapped dates were awfully good, though.
We visited for Easter brunch. Brunch options were minimal and poor, especially considering the $35 a person price. Our server was absolutely horrible. We waited over 15 minutes for her to even greet us. No water refills (I had to get my own from the bar) plates stacked up and never picked up, warm orange juice, drink orders wrong. Could be more understandable if she was busy but she only had 3 tables, including ours, she was handling. Most definitely will never be back. Very disappointing first experience!
We were there for Easter Brunch, at $35.00/person. The service was great-the food not so much. We were there at the beginning of the brunch and the food wasn't fresh and just warm and it was very evident that very little had actually been made in site. I wouldn't recommend the brunch buffet especially at this price, for a special occasion. Sorry.
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