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, Outdoor dining, 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
I am regular user of Open Table and trav ...
I am regular user of Open Table and travel a good bit for work and pleasure. So I can say with some true confidence that our meal and experience on Sunday evening was just "OK". You come to expect a certain level of quality and professionalism of an establishment when the entrée prices range from $39-$60+.
It just so happened it was my birthday. And I certainly wasn't expecting anyone to place a funny hat on my head, and have all the wait staff sing. (Actually everyone gets a kick out of that except the person having the birthday.) But when half of the table ordered Desert, I did expect at least a Free Desert. But no Free Desert was provided. And its no big deal.
What was a big deal was the fact they place was slow, I would say less than 20% full and so I did expect perfect service and food from a high end (high priced) establishment.
My Filet was way over cooked. Closer to Well or Med Well. When I ordered it Med (even said to the waiter....warm pink center.) Which brings me to my waiter. He never checked on my table after the food was served to make sure the entrees were as expected..... Glancing over my shoulder, I saw him laughing at the bar talking with a friend. So yeah, I was a little disappointed. The appetizer was excellent (dumplings). Bread was nice (even if you have to pay for it too). But the overall experience was mediocre at best. Oh did I mention I picked out a great wine?
Good upscale dining, but way too loud! B ...
Good upscale dining, but way too loud! Building needs some acoustic work. The volume of noise wasn't bad when we were first seated, but as the dining room filled it became increasingly hard to hear my table-mates.
Overall a good experience, however the w ...
Overall a good experience, however the wait staff member we had for the night was clueless. Multiple questions about the menu items we answered poorly. One example was desert...one of the options was NY Style Cheesecake which we ordered - but she came back and said it was gone. Then the other option was Key Lime Pie, which we asked if had a Meringue top. it was mentioned that yes indeed it was, but when the pie was delivered to the table, it had whip topping. Clearly not in tune with what was ordered.
Will think twice before going back...
This was our first time ever at Sandy Po ...
This was our first time ever at Sandy Point Beach House. We located it via Open Table and checked reviews on YELP and went. The outside would be a lot of fun during the summer, but inside was nice also. We had a good server for the most part. The New fashioned drinks and all our drinks were excellent. The cheese appetizer platter was also one of the best I have had, but it stopped there. Ordered a Delmonico steak Medium Rare that was good on the edge, but rare on the inside (really rare) - I should have sent it back, but did not. They do not have A1 or any steak sauce, just a house bistro which is basically brown gravy. It did not add to the steak at all.
We did not get asked about drink refills and did not get asked about dessert (still not sure, maybe they don't have dessert, never asked because the bill came so quickly).
My girlfriend and I dine many places around West Michigan and for the $120 + tip meal, I would just have expected better. This would have been fine for a $50 or $75 experience, but to pass this off as the same price as 616 in downtown Grand Rapids doesn't work for me.
I hear they used to be known for the burgers, may go back and just try a burger and fries because it is a nice setting between Grand Haven and Holland.
Acoustics are terrible. Twice I have be ...
Acoustics are terrible. Twice I have been seated next to a very, very loud group when I was with just one other person and we could hardly talk to each other. However, I love the service, the food and the location so I will keep coming.
Delicious food and was a hit for parents ...
Delicious food and was a hit for parents 35th Anniversary dinner with 6 people. Accommodating service, friendly, and without reservation, highly recommended. We look forward to dining again on our next visit to Holland.
The wine and drinks were good. The quie ...
The wine and drinks were good. The quiet atmosphere was terrific for visiting with friends over dinner. But, the prices were very high for the type of food that was served. Most of us had hamburgers because we were put off by the high prices. The burgers were good but not exceptional. The service was excellent; well timed, but not hovering, and very friendly. It was good but not enough to bring us back because of the prices.
I ordered the white fish and it was over ...
I ordered the white fish and it was over cooked to the point of chewy. However, they took care of it, bringing me a new entree and this time the fish was perfectly cooked. It wasn't our first time going there, and we'll be back. Nice place.
Went to Sandy Point Beach House to cele ...
Went to Sandy Point Beach House to celebrate a special birthday with family. The service was excellent and our waitress knew the menu well and gave great suggestions. Food was delicious and very filling. The atmosphere was like being on the east coast...very comfortable. Will definitely return!
Sandy Point Beach House was an excellent ...
Sandy Point Beach House was an excellent choice, a short drive from Grand Haven, bartender was great a bit noisy at the bar however food made up for that. We had the whitefish a nice size proportion fabulous sauce a great little get-away...we definitely will be back to this neighborhood gem, a must go destination!!
This was my 2nd time there for brunch. W ...
This was my 2nd time there for brunch. While I had a fantastic crepe & bacon breakfast the other 3 people I was there with did not. Omelet was made with bacon(hardly cooked) instead of sausage as ordered and very small portion for $12.00, Club Sandwhich was ordered without cheese & it came with cheese, French Toast was two small pieces of cheap white bread with some fancy sauce for $7.50. Simply way to expensive for what was served. We arrived at Noon and ordered around 12:15pm, wasn't served our food until 1:15pm. The server was well aware of our issues, yet offered only to fix the food. I feel there should have been an adjustment off our bill. I will give them a break knowing they have only been serving breakfast for the past couple of months. Hopefully they will improve over time.
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.
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