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Grand Dining in Grand Rapids?

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#1 et alors

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:47 AM

I'll be in town for a conference, but have one lovely Saturday night at least to escape hotel food and dine very seriously (and maybe a few lunches with luck).


What should I eat?


Ideally for diner it would be a multicourse show me what ya got meal, and lunches would be local specialties....



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#2 Smithy

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

You probably mean Grand Rapids, Michigan, since that's the larger and better-known of the towns. However, there is also a Grand Rapids, Minnesota. There may even be other heartland Grand Rapidses. Which state will you be visiting?

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#3 Kerry Beal

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

I have it on good authority that Grove Restaurant in Grand Rapids is the place it hit.  

#4 Alex

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

Yes, Grove is the place to go for dinner if you have only one night. It'll be a cab ride from wherever you're staying. Make your reservation as soon as you can; they're on OpenTable. The three-course prix fixe, with wine pairings and dessert option, is a bargain.


If you're staying at the JW Marriott and don't feel like venturing outside, six.one.six is very good. It's also walking distance from the Amway Grand.


Let me know where you're staying and I can make some recommendations. (If you want to also do this via a PM, that's OK, too.) I don't think of our having local specialties per se, but there are some interesting options, depending on your food preferences and how much time you'll have available.


GR has become quite a good food (and beverage) town. I love letting people know what we have to offer.

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