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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
+1 616-226-3319
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“tartines” (3 reviews)
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here before a concert at the VanAndel arena. We didn't have reservations, but we got seats at the bar no problem. The food was delicious. The N.Y. strip was cooked perfectly and the fries were the best I've ever had. Crisp on the...More

Thank emjulian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went last night with a friend before a show. I had the deviled egg appetizer which was excellent. I also had the french onion soup which was also excellent And I had the pan roasted salmon. The salmon was very good although it could’ve...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant close to the arena before a concert. Great food and service. Food was very well presented and flavourful. Good wine list and beer choices. Dessert choices were disappointing. Would choose again if in GR.

Thank Cats_N_Cats_2
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We went for the Christmas Santa Brunch. The Santa was great and the decorations were beautiful! However, the food was basically just a breakfast, hardly any lunch food. They offered one salad and one salad dressing and spent way more effort on the hot chocolate...More

Thank Heather S
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hello Heather, Thanks for letting us know about this experience. We will make sure our General Manager reaches out to you as soon as possible. If you would like, please reply to letusknow@mhgi.net with your preferred method of contact. Thank you and have a great...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The restaurant is very clean and visually appealing. The food was good, but not great. The service was friendly, but slow. On the pricier side.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice location near the Van Andel Arena. Large liquor and on tap beer selection as well as very nice wine list. Green Goddess Deviled eggs were superb. Croque Monsieur sandwich is unique, tasty but difficult to eat due to the hard bread. But very good....More

Thank conemaster
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went here with friends from out of town and we all loved it. We could hear our conversation without issue. The service was great. The food was amazing. Parking in a public lot right across the street.

Thank imkaced
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Went here to meet friends and ordered appetizers and drinks. The wine selection is good. Appetizers were unique and tasty. The ambiance was cool... felt very open and somewhat industrial. Now, maybe visiting at night would offer a different feeling. Perhaps the daylight lent to...More

Thank rkaybee
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely time at Wheelhouse - modern ambiance and a nice atmosphere. The food was good, but not the best we’ve had in GR. Same for the drinks. The service was wonderful, and we truly enjoyed our evening. There are just other restaurants...More

Thank 205JamieR205
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Hello Jamie, 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 22 January 2018

The food is always delicious. They change the menu often, keeping a few staples but the new items are always a delight. Katrina is an amazing server and no matter how busy you feel like you are her only table !

Thank Diana B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 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. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:59 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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