Get ready to savor the splendor of French cuisine right here in Grand Rapids. JW Marriott’s restaurant, six.one.six, is transforming into a French bistro with new menu offerings of curated French cuisine.
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.
Aaron Van Timmeren, head chef at Bistro Bella Vita, said there was a time when the Grand Rapids Griffins would play and the restaurant would be dead. Now on game nights, Bistro Bella Vita is packed – as it is most other nights of the week when something is going on in downtown Grand Rapids.