Also known as the ‘Furniture City’ since it is one of the biggest furniture manufacturing centers in the world, Grand Rapids is located east of Lake Michigan. The beautiful Grand River that runs through the city is one of its most notable landmarks. If you happen to be in town, have a look at the lovely Frederic Meijer Gardens with its tropical conservatory, visit the Art Museum featuring Michigan artists, or walk around the riverside Millennium Park to enjoy the beach and the lakes. There is no death of dining options, either. If you are searching for a sustainable and earth-friendly place to eat, this city has got you covered. Walk into any of the following best farm-to-table restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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The name of the restaurant says it all. At Terra (aka earth), they are committed to providing you the healthiest dishes by honoring the seasons and picking the freshest ingredients for your dish. Other than the guests’ satisfaction and well-being, they also cater to the needs of the community, thus they support the best growers of the region. Among the menu items that show their philosophy is the housemade pasta, sustainable seafood, wood-fired pizza, pasture-raised meats, and also handcrafted cocktails.
Address: 1429 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm
2. The Green Well Gastro Pub
‘Always better, all ways fun’ is the motto that seems to motivate the team at The Green Well Gastro Pub and they do try to offer more than a typical eating venue. They are also as 'green’ as it gets, engaging in eco-friendly and community-friendly activities, like collecting and reusing rainfall, using energy-efficient furnishings, recycling and composting 90% of the waste, supporting local producers, and using local and seasonal ingredients, chemical-free. Delicious salads, innovative sandwiches, and eclectic main plates are some of the special menu items.
The Green Well Gastro Pub
Address: 924 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Website: The Green Well Gastro Pub
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 10am - 10pm
3. Reserve Wine & Food
Another beautiful addition to our Spring Menu, bringing freshness and color to our plates when we’re craving it...Posted by Reserve Wine & Food on Monday, 15 April 2019
As you can imagine, it’s all about food and wine in this lovely restaurant. At Reserve Wine & Food, they have adopted a farm-to-fork approach, and as such, they strive to use as fresh and regional ingredients as much as possible. Their wine list is long and pretty interesting. Their menu consists of dishes like the truffle burger, Korean leek pancake, chestnut campanelle pasta, and moulard duck breast, among others. There are four unique private dining spaces should you wish to arrange your own private event here.
Reserve Wine & Food
Address: 201 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website: Reserve Wine & Food
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 11pm; Sat: 2pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)
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Respecting the local sustainable farmers and celebrating community is what matters the most for the team at Grove. Preparing dishes with high-quality ingredients that are responsibly sourced and highlighting the season’s best is clearly seen at your table. Their ever-changing menu might feature squash gnocchi, seafood hot pot, grain bowl salad, and deviled eggs, to name a few. Happy Hour does occur from Tuesday to Saturday 4pm to 6pm, where craft cocktails and also favorite dishes are available for the guests.
Address: 919 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 4pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
5. Bistro Bella Vita
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Everyone needs a little bit of Italian and French delicacies from time to time (or more often), so Bistro Bella Vita makes sure they bring those unique flavors to their tables in the best possible way. Their dishes are prepared from scratch, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, whenever possible. For example, they make brick-oven pizzas, fresh tiramisu, homemade pasta, and rotisserie-roasted meats, while they are shipped fresh seafood. Special diets, like gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian, are also taken into consideration.
Bistro Bella Vita
Address: 44 Grandville Avenue Southwest # 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website: Bistro Bella Vita
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 10pm
Besides Sundays, this fabulous restaurant operates daily and offers lunch, dinner, desserts, drinks, but features a kids’ menu as well. At Wheelhouse, they take pride in serving seasonally inspired dishes using the freshest ingredients from local suppliers. They also have an excellent list of select wine, artisan cocktails, and Michigan craft brews. The large bar and porch together with the atmospheric dining room is the ideal spot to host your private dining or social event.
Address: 67 Ottawa Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 4pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)
7. Six.One.Six at JW Marriott
six.one.six french bistro's traditional escargot, served in our delicious herb garlic butter! #frenchcuisine #finedining #ilove616 #JWMarriott #DowntownGR #Culinaryart #ilovethejwPosted by six.one.six Restaurant on Thursday, 21 March 2019
Within JW Marriott hotel, this well-appointed restaurant serves delightful breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual setting with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Italian chef prepares locally sourced dishes using raw ingredients in a creative and efficient way, although the cuisine is predominantly French. Private dining or celebrating a special occasion is also possible here at Six.One.Six. Notable dishes are the truffle fries, the escargot, the Scottish salmon, and octopus with smoked paprika.
Six.One.Six at JW Marriott
Address: 235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website: Six.One.Six at JW Marriott
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6.30am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 6.30am - 2pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 7am - 2pm, 5.30pm - 11pm; Sun: 7am - 2pm, 5.30pm - 10pm
8. San Chez Tapas Bistro
This sophisticated restaurant brings to its visitors flavors from the Mediterranean and Latin America and specializes in tapas or small shareable snacks. For over 20 years, San Chez Bistro has been promoting responsible initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, and does so with great success. Their ‘green’ initiatives include composting and recycling but also supporting local businesses by obtaining organic products and locally sourced ingredients. Their efforts can be seen in the constantly changing menus that reflect the seasonal availability.
San Chez Tapas Bistro
Address: 38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Website: San Chez Tapas Bistro
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 8am - 11pm
9. Twisted Rooster
Serving American fare in a pretty stylish yet casual environment, Twisted Rooster takes pride in offering thoughtfully prepared dishes, created with fresh and local ingredients. All the dishes are made from scratch daily by the culinary team. Impeccable salads, mac and cheese, sandwiches, soups, and desserts are available, while all their signature cocktails (like habanero lime mojito) are made with Michigan ingredients. Happy hour during weekdays and catering facilities are also provided.
Address: 1600 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Website: Twisted Rooster
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm
10. Ganders at DoubleTree by Hilton
We recommend the Pork Belly Benedict this morning!Posted by Ganders Grand Rapids on Monday, 18 February 2019
Hosted by the Hilton Hotel at the airport, one can expect high-quality food and service here at Ganders Restaurant. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Ganders applies a farm-to-table approach, using sustainable and locally produced ingredients as an effort to collaborate with regional growers. Their dishes showcase that: fish tacos are made with fish from the Great Lakes and tortillas from the city, while local breweries provide the restaurant with beers. Their signature cocktails include the DoubleTree Cookie Martini.
Ganders at DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 4747 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Website: Ganders at DoubleTree by Hilton
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
Eat your heart out at Grand Rapids
They are not only sustainably driven and locally oriented–the above restaurants indeed make huge efforts to prepare delicious food taking advantage of the season’s best, and at the same time making sure you will leave fully satisfied. Try out the best farm-to-table restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan and let us know if you liked the food!
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