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Brewery Vivant

925 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
616-719-1604
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Ranked #12 of 789 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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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife is a dark beer only drinker and didnt really like this place. However, I loved the farmhouse ale. Overall, it has a quirky setting (old church) with good beer.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We sat outside, and the atmosphere was enjoyable. The food was only okay though. None of the four of us were thrilled, especially since it was pretty pricey. Many friends have raved about this place, so maybe we'll give it another try some time.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Brewery Vivant has a combination of good food, great beer, and a nice setting. I sampled a flight of beers from which I was able to select my favorite and order a pint. I also enjoyed my reuben sandwich and fries. The long picnic style benches worked well for our large group of 12 people. The setting in a former... More

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Michigan
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190 reviews 190 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time I have been able to have a meal and beers here. This place can be very busy. Interesting and unusual location, with excellent beers, and "farm to table" seasonal menu. If you are not familiar with the beers, get a tasting flight, then go from there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I came to Brewery Vivant as part of a self guided beer tour of Michigan. In an effort to visit as many breweries as possible, we decided to try Brewery Vivant for dinner and brews. The beer was very nice, we ordered flights which encompassed a diverse array of styles within the Belgian brewing tradition. The Farmhand... More

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Iowa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went here at the recommendation of our rental property owner and were not surprised to see it so highly rated from Trip Advisor. For starters, this place is in the very fun Cherry Hill district of Grand Rapids and Brewery Vivant is in the chapel portion of what was once a morgue. The setting just oozes character. If you're... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good, but not really 100% their thing. It's American bar food, you want to go to Brewery Vivant for the Beer! They have all kinds of brews and the setting is in an old church, which is really great. The staff is really hospitable and the place is clean, would certainly recommend it for a group of... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stopped with friends after lunch for a beer and to check out Vivant for the first time. Our friends nephew is the Brewmaster. I had the Tree Bucket and was totally impressed by the flavors exuding from this pint of happiness. Bought a four pack to take home and have already found a source not far from home. Almost... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love the atmosphere of this place. It's beautiful and comfortable at the same time. We ordered steak and it was very good. The server was very knowledable when suggesting additional foods that went best with the steak. However, I agree with Jen, I had a difficult time finding a beer that I enjoyed. I would definately recommend stopping in... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you don't like IPAs, you will have a difficult time finding something you like. The food is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is quite European-- shared tables, a small bar, and an old church building. The lamb shank is delicious. So is the burger. Definitely some inventive beers, too!

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