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New Hotel Mertens serves up traditional "meat & potatoes" French cuisine.

Former Hotel Gets New Life as French Brasserie

Walking into New Hotel Mertens is like stepping back in time. That’s because many of the building’s features harken back to previous decades, including the original flooring, which bares the building’s name and was first laid in 1914, when it opened.
New Hotel Mertens Bakery baguette, croissant and coffee

Bakery adds delivery service

A local bakery is now offering delivery during breakfast and lunch hours.
Poquito exterior sign in black and white

Tapas restaurant opening at lakeshore

A new restaurant that specializes in Spanish tapas is opening soon at the lakeshore.
Danzon Cubano Media Noche sandwich.

Danzón Cubano Transports Your Taste Buds to Havana

One of the best parts of traveling is trying the cuisines of other places. But for many people the ability to travel is limited. Stefan Nava said that is one of the inspirations behind Danzón Cubano.
Pind Indian Cuisine buffet

Indian restaurant opening downtown

A “fine dining” Indian restaurant will open soon in downtown Grand Rapids.
Zoko 822 brings Basque Country cuisine to Grand Rapids.

Zoko 822 Draws Inspiration From Spain’s Basque Region

Basque Country is nestled in the north of Spain near the western border of France. The autonomous community sits at the foot of the Bay of Biscay and celebrates a culinary culture that’s unique to mainstream exported Spanish cuisine.

Heritage Hill Restaurant Offers Nostalgia with ‘70s Theme

If you fondly remember eating dinners off of TV trays while settled into the family room couch watching the evening's sitcoms, you’re going to love the newest addition to the Heritage Hill neighborhood.
The New Forty Pearl dish entree

Partners open The New Forty Pearl restaurant

An expanded partnership is bringing a new restaurant downtown.
Butcher's Union

Butcher’s Union, Metropolitan on the Outside, Midwestern Charm on the Inside

"Butcher’s Union is a place where you can get a square meal and a stiff drink at an affordable price.”
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.
Social House Grand Rapids burger

American-style restaurant and bar opening downtown

A “casual pub” serving American-style food is hosting a grand opening this week in downtown Grand Rapids.
Boatyard Brewing Co. brewpub

Brewery closing its doors

A West Michigan brewery is going out of business.
One Twenty Three tavern bar bartender

One Twenty Three tavern opens downtown

A tavern serving up American cuisine has opened downtown.
hot dog with relish ketchup mustard on plate

Jonny B’z is closing

Jonny B'z is making way for a new restaurant.
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.
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.
One Trick Pony patio seating

Downtown restaurant gains approval for dogs on patio

One of the city’s oldest establishments has secured county approval to legally allow dogs on its patio.
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.
Marco New American Bistro table

Marco New American Bistro is under new ownership

A longtime restaurant in the area that serves French and American fare has new owners.

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