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Bentham's Riverfront Restaurant

187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2621
(616) 774-2000
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Ranked #168 of 790 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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358 reviews 358 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

it's a good set up, a nicely placed restaurant overlooking the river and attached to the Amway Grand Hotel. They do both a meat buffet and a salad buffet that are interesting and varied. You can also order from the menu. My wife went with the salad buffet and was the clear winner. I had gone with a Caesar salad... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went for brunch and they appeared to be overly busy, so there was a 15-20 min wait to get seated. its always interesting to watch the snobby, vain stuck up people huff and puff about having to wait and watch them whine....kinda sad actually. The service was nice, the food was good, however it isn't a quick breakfast. give... More

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portland mi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

we had a table right on the river front we went there for breakfast only and was seated right away we did not get the buffet but it looked good we ordered off the menu and it came right away

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Princeton, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you're staying at the Amway, this is the place to have breakfast or lunch without leaving the hotel. The food is good and the view is great. The selection is like a diner - order off the menu or pig out at the buffet. I'd definitely return next time I'm in town.

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Chicago, IL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had the bed and breakfast package at the Amway Grand which gave us a $40 credit for 2 days instead of free breakfast daily. The buffet was fine, but coffee was not included in the buffet price. Juice was included in the buffet price but is was annoying that coffee was not. The made to order omelets were prepared... More

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Lyon, MI
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Food was very good, the service was outstanding. Staff left us starting our morning pampered, entertained and educated about Grand Rapids!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is an odd place and not up to the standards of the Amway Grand Plaza hotel which has hosted at least five presidents and is first class. The hostess stand is outside of the main doors of the restaurant as are the few seats for waiting patrons. We went during ArtPrize so we expected a crowd, but there was... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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51 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

While the food was great, the service was outstanding! Being from the south it's hard to find comparable hospitality. We found it at Bentham's! From our graciously sweet hostess Bree, to the very professionally welcoming manager Angela, to our wonderfully entertaining servers Jessica, Erin and Teresa, to the master omelette crafting Kyle, we couldn't have asked for a better meal... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

As part of a package at the Amway Grand, we received a $40 breakfast voucher. When we checked Bentham's menu in the hotel lobby, it showed the Sunday buffet for adults at $19.95. A little pricey for breakfast. They offered the usual - yogurt, fruit, pastries, made-to-order eggs, omelets, potatoes, bacon, sausage, etc. The menu said biscuits and gravy but... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I actually drive two and a half hours one way once a year to meet friends for breakfast. It's just THAT good! From the applewood bacon to the lox and bagels, I have always relished their menu of finery and lingered long over my meals while enjoying good company and the view of the Grand River just outside the windows.

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