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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
+1 616-226-3319
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
“tuna tacos” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four couples went for a nice lunch before a show at the Van Andel arena. All of us had a wonderful meal and great service. The restaurant is decorated beautifully for the holiday season.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tkinnary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a Sunday when they normally aren't open. Big concert across the street so we were lucky as we were actually headed to a different restaurant. Glad we stopped here. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some wonderful drinks. My husband laughed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MxandKeelesMom
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy to have you! Very close on the bartender name. We will pass the kind regards on to Gazi :) Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

If you are heading to an event anywhere in Downtown Grand Rapids, (especially Van Andel) this is the place to go. Both the service and food was excellent. I highly recommend and we will be back the next time we are in G.R.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dreamacres5700
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I really want to like this place because the restaurant itself has a pretty vibe and ambiance. The problem is I just don’t care for their menus. My wife doesn’t either, it’s just odd. Like many other reviewers state- it just doesn’t really work. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michigan0718
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hello, Thanks for letting us know about this experience. I would like to start with an apology, as we know we can do better. We would like to make this right and will reach out to you as soon as possible. If you would, please...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Dined here for dinner with another couple the last weekend of September, 2018. I like this place, the trouble is I just like it, and I want to really like it. Food was good and the service was great. We had a really good young...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelDad_8
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails is above and beyond the typical restaurant in GR. We were there last week for drinks and dinner. First of all the decor is very contemporary and features the bar in the center with dining on each side. There is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lbrannan1
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We went for lunch and sat in the large windowed room to the left of bar area. Due to high ceiling the noice level was minimal. It was out first time there. Menu was interesting with twists on traditional dishes. The corned beef reuben was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank deedee1951
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Went to restaurant based on previous reviews and were not disappointed. Cocktails were small and expensive. Don't get the double on mixed drinks--waste of money. Got the deviled eggs for appetizer and they were amazing. Breaded but not a scotch egg. I got the salmon,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank buckmi
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

They really have an amazing spot and it’s decorated amazingly. The bar is long and magnificent, plenty of space to have large parties. I don’t find myself wanting to go back, but keep trying thinking that they will have a magical makeover in their kitchen....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank LewisandVivian13
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for letting us know about this experience. I'm sorry to hear that you have been dissatisfied with our menu options. We do change our menu seasonally and we are working towards a new one for October. Our new Chef has some exciting items...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Two of us tried Wheelhouse for the first time. With a reservation, we were seated at a high-top table near the bar, so I would ask for a standard table away from the bar next time. The food choices were interesting and tasty and easy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jfmillers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-226-3319
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The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef's ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood "go-to" for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us
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