There's a new steakhouse in town. Black Rock Bar & Grill opened today in a 9,000-square-foot space in the new Van Maur wing of Woodland Mall in Kentwood, at 3195 28th St. SE. It is the first Black Rock in West Michigan. The chain has eight other locations in the state. Black Rock allows guests to sear their steak or seafood on "volcanic granite" at their table. Other menu items include burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs and salads. The restaurant’s bar features over 20 beers on tap and a signature cocktail menu. Black Rock Bar & Grill also operates restaurants in Ohio, Illinois, Maryland and Florida.

Black Rock steakhouse opens

A new steakhouse has opened in town.
Pind Indian Cuisine butter chicken

Pind Indian Cuisine opens doors downtown

A “fine dining” Indian restaurant has opened in downtown Grand Rapids.
The New Forty Pearl dish entree

Partners open The New Forty Pearl restaurant

An expanded partnership is bringing a new restaurant downtown.
Four Brothers chicken and fries

Four Brothers opening second location

Eighteen years is a long time to wait between opening locations.
Emonae Korean BBQ tonkatsu plate

Korean barbecue and karaoke place opening in Grand Rapids

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Bowdie's Chophouse Saugatuck

Bowdie’s Chophouse coming to Gaslight Village

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Jonny B’z is closing

Jonny B'z is making way for a new restaurant.
red wine glass and bottle

French restaurant re-launches

The French bistro inside a downtown hotel has been re-imagined.
The Grand Woods Lounge sandwich chips and drink on patio Grand Rapids

The Grand Woods Lounge is planning another location

The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids plans to open a second location in West Michigan.
Max’s South Seas Hideaway tiki bar decor

Max’s South Seas Hideaway schedules opening

A new "tropical paradise" is opening soon in downtown Grand Rapids.
Morning Belle interior rendering

Morning Belle schedules opening

The first “garden-themed” brunch place by a Grand Rapids restaurant company is opening this month.
Divani wine glass and charcuterie board

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Osteria Rossa interior partial

A night in Italy

Located just north of Monument Park at the intersection of Fulton Street and Division Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids is Osteria Rossa, winner of Grand Rapids Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in 2015 and a Restaurant of the Year recipient in 2016.
Denis Duratovic, left, and Dino Duratovic

It’s a family affair at Živio

At Živio Modern European Tavern and Grill, brothers Dino and Denis Duratovic like to feed people who want to eat — really eat.
New Hotel Mertens Bakery baguette, croissant and coffee

Bakery adds delivery service

A local bakery is now offering delivery during breakfast and lunch hours.
MOD Pizza

Pizzeria opening on 28th Street

A restaurant company is opening its third fast-casual pizza franchise in West Michigan.
Kelvin & Co. Grand Rapids

New barbecue restaurant closes

An “urban barbecue” restaurant has closed after being open for five months.
Vitality Bowls

‘Superfood café’ coming to Grand Rapids

A new "superfood café" has found a space in the city.
Buddy's cheese pizza

Next ‘Detroit-style’ pizzeria set for West Michigan

A second "Detroit-style" pizza restaurant is in the works for West Michigan.

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