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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
+1 616-226-3319
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday

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

Thank buckmi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank LewisandVivian13
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jfmillers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere, right behind, and to the South West of the Van Andel Arena. However, the food is unusual, and nothing was on the menu for the unrefined pallet.

Thank drcser
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied. We would love to hear more about your experience. If you are interested, please reply to letusknow@mhgi.net with any suggestions for improvement. Have a great day.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first dining experience at the Wheelhouse. It was a weeknight and nothing was going on at the Van Andel Arena across the street, so it was kind of quiet. This place has a great menu. I had the Pork Belly. It was...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed August 19, 2018

.........for a pre concert meal. Had their signature rib sandwich which was surprisingly good. The little rice balls that were fried were superb! It was crowded but manageable. Recommended

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We had 6:15 reservations for dinner going to a 7:30 concert at VanAndel. Not finally seated until 6:45. Restaurant was unapologetic. If you want to dine here before a concert I would suggest you give yourself plenty of time, much more than you might think...More

Thank 44WestSide
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you 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 make sure our General Manager, Jill, reaches out to you as soon...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018

We had a last minute large group of 23 people on a Saturday night. I called Friday night to get our reservations and Wheelhouse was wonderful. We were given a "large group" menu to order from, and sat in a semi-private room with another large...More

Thank Q7670CCchristinet
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and drinks! Went during happy hour and got half-off all drinks and select appetizers. We tried 4 out of the 5 available apps and loved them all. Their signature cocktails are unique and delicious. We tried 6 different ones, and loved them all...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I always bring friends and family from out of town to the Wheelhouse. It's always a great experience, with a fresh menu and the best cocktails. You won't find a better meal for your money.

Thank Nathan S
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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, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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