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San Chez a Tapas Bistro

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38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Commerce)
The Metro system of Grand Rapids called "The Rapid" has 6 lines that stop directly in front of 38 West Commerce. They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15.
+1 616-774-8272
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 248
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Will go again and again and again

One of the best places I have been, my lady and I love it! Best aioli's anywhere! Get there a little early and enjoy half price sangria, so good! Will go again and again and again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Justin D
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  • Doing business
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best places I have been, my lady and I love it! Best aioli's anywhere! Get there a little early and enjoy half price sangria, so good! Will go again and again and again.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable meal with an excellent grilled artichoke dish as well as shrimp and garlic dish. The seafood combination was very good, with a mild sauce and slightly over cooked mussels. The lamb chops were good but somewhat well done for our tastes. The salmon spread was good but not very interesting and we would skip the... More 

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Oakland Township, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Based on the reviews here, we eagerly visited San Chez a Tapas Bistro expecting excellent and innovative tapas. While there were plenty of tables on the first floor, we were seated in the "balcony" area with a nice view of the downstairs and bar. It's an interesting building, lots of customized art work from tiled columns to what appear to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Good cocktails and small plates. I wouldn't say it's the most creative small plates but some were absolutely delicious. Nice atmosphere and attentive service.

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Michigan
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We come here quite often and it never disappoints, This is a tapas restaurant. I love it. You can taste many different things. The fiery shrimp is delicious! The last time we went we had Doc as a server and she was great.....friendly, helpful, smart, prompt. We loved talking with her and getting her opinions on the different tapas. I... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The breakfasts are very good! Different and very tasty! Fun atmosphere and friendly staff!!! Would definitely recommend it!!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Just hosted a bridal brunch here for a party of ten. The event coordinator was efficient, very helpful, and maintained great communication. The day of the brunch, everything was exactly as had been planned. The area they set us up in was perfect. Wait staff was accommodating and provided excellent service. Oh, and the food was amazing. But it's San... More 

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It was about 2pm on a Monday, so the only available menu is the tapas, which was fine. My colleague and I ordered the blue cheese fritters, chicken and chorizo, salmon, goat cheese with roasted red peppers, and the empanadas. Each dish was better than the next and all full of flavor. My favorite was probably the blue cheese fritters,... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I love San Chez! I have been there many times and am always happy with their food. There was only once that I ordered something that I did not like, but it wasn't because of the way it was prepared. My friend and I picked at it and decided that we didn't like Brie cheese. The waitress didn't even charge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was my first dining experience at San Chez. It was a taste bud sensation. First off, the staff was exceptional. Next, the various small plates were well presented and offered a wide variety. The Ahi Tuna and Scallops with pork bellies were exceptional. That is not to downplay the stuffed mushrooms, shrimp and other yummy offerings. If we would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (Commerce)
  • Public Transportation: The Metro system of Grand Rapids called "The Rapid" has 6 lines that stop directly in front of 38 West Commerce. They are 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-774-8272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?