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Brewery Vivant

925 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
616-719-1604
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Ranked #17 of 800 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Phone: 616-719-1604. New Restaurant. Brew Pub & Belgian Brasserie. Building was previously funeral home and also daycare center. Wonderful food. Fun atmosphere. Waiting for outdoor seating.
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Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not sure what I'm missing with this place but I just don't think it's that great. It's a dark, noisy tavern serving just mediocre food and OK beer. The French Carbonnade sandwich was not good ... a big white flour bun hollowed out to hold a small amount of beef and smothered in an unappetizing gravy and then buried in... More 

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Rockford, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Dropped in here while shopping. We had tried the beers here in earlier visits. Today we tried the Duck Confit Nachos to share. These were tasty and plenty fo all. Several of us had the Tempeh for lunch and it was tasty. The Wild Mushroom soup also was hearty. We had good service and of course great seasonal beer.

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The burgers are amazing. Love the Belgian yeast... triples and escoffier is tasty but short of supply. This was a collaborative beer with New Belgian Brewing I just loved. Oh well... other beers on tap are great and the staff is awesome... so is the location ... if you like Belgian beer and/or craft beer ... this is a must... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Belgian beer is THE best beer...and their foods amazing...and he environment is incredble...and the employees love working there and are really friendly to the customers and...

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Allegan, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great blend of excellent micro brews and high-end culinary like no other I have been too. Very few beers here that I don't like, but always love their stouts. The Duck Nachos are a must every trip. I always go with one of the specials, which this time was Rabbit Bacon Wrapped Rabbit - yes they made... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a group of 10 people meet at Bar Vivant to try their beer. The servers were very helpful in going over the menu. The beer is Belgium style and had a lot of selection. We decided to eat dinner and we were surprised to find some unique offerings. The pretzels were awesome, different than any I have had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was denied entry on an Israeli passport. I'm 25 and denied service by Chris Bates. I will be contacting my attorney about this horrible anti Semite discrimination. Keep away if you are Jewish!!!!!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When we landed at Brewery Vivant it was the second stop on our beer tour of Grand Rapids. It ended up being our last stop as we ended up parking ourselves in the main hall (former chapel of an ornate funeral home) for 3 hours and sampling our way through a good chunk of the beer list; enjoying conversation with... More 

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London, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were delighted with the range of pub food offerings as well as local beers that were available. The food and beer was very good. The atmosphere is very casual sitting at a row of benches or bar stools. It can be noisy if your objective is to have a good conversation. There were four of us and it was... More 

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Chicago
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55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was excited to go here - both for the beer and the menu, as it promised more than the pub fare that most of the "breweries" in this area offer. I must say that none of the 4 of us was really impressed by taste or quality. I had two beers and tasted another, and only the sour distinguished... More 

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Address: 925 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
Phone Number: 616-719-1604
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
Cuisine: Belgian

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