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Cygnus 27

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$$$
Seafood, International, Sushi, Fusion
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Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Pearl)
+1 616-776-6425
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Towering above the average dining experience, Cygnus 27 delivers new...
Towering above the average dining experience, Cygnus 27 delivers new heights of style, flavor, and casual fun. Dine amid the sparkling night sky and enjoy an array of flavorful entrees that infuse fine cuisine with deliciously creative global influences. Drink in glittering city views from high atop the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Revel in the culinary mastery of Chef d' Cuisine Werner Absenger and the attention to detail of our award winning staff.
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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner

We had dinner at Cygnus on a Friday night before attending an event. The food was really really good, the service was outstanding and the bill was actually a bit less than we expected. We started with the machego fritters, they are excellent! We shared the arugula salad which was also very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Luight
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had dinner at Cygnus on a Friday night before attending an event. The food was really really good, the service was outstanding and the bill was actually a bit less than we expected. We started with the machego fritters, they are excellent! We shared the arugula salad which was also very good. I really liked that they put it... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place is upscale, the service is great and they make you feel "special" and cared for. I was told to go there for brunch on Sunday, and indeed, it was a great experience. The selection of food is amazing: from meat to seafood to desserts. Drinks are also very much appreciated. Bottomless mimosas are very nice, with a variety... More 

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Elida O, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Kipa, I am so glad that you were able to enjoy the bottomless mimosas! They are fabulous! Did you happen to try the amazing sushi bar? We hope to see you again soon. At your service, Elida O More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Cygnus 27 offers a Sunday Brunch from September to May every Sunday. Cygnus 27 is located at the top of the Amway Grand Plaza on the 27th floor. The view is spectacular and the variety of food is unbelievable. The Bloody Mary Bar has everything you would want to add to your vodka and the Prosecco flows like water.

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Elida O, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Leanne, Thank you so much for providing such valuable information to our dining guests! Sunday brunch at Cygnus 27 is my absolute favorite! We hope to see you again soon! At your service, Elida O More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I had been to Cygnus 27 previously for Sunday brunch and decided to try it again for dinner for a special occasion. The meal itself was fabulous and the atmosphere and views at the top of the Amway are beautiful. The only downside to the entire evening would be that I requested that we be seated at... More 

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Elida O, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear greeneyedgirl, I am so glad that you were able to try our new latin inspired menu! Next time, make sure you try the manchego fritters; they are absolutely delicious! We apologize that we could not accommodate your seat selection; we hope that next time we can seat you with a better view. At your service, Elida O More 

chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Given that it's a buffet, the staff were extraordinarily friendly and attentive. Great selection of foods, very yummy. Try the bloody mary bar or the endless mimosas!

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Elida O, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Chicago Linguist, We are so glad that you were able to join us for our Cygnature Sunday Brunch. I must say, between the Bloody Mary bar, the sushi, and the fabulous omelets, it's hard to choose! We hope you had a great stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again. At your service, Elida O More 

Kentwood, Michigan
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Took colleague when we discovered benthams not open in evening. Hint Valet park and they will validate. Wonderful Christmas holiday evening. Pricey but with it and be sure to get a dessert and several forks!

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Dave N, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear BrinksLawFirm, Thank you very much for visiting us in December and for your kind words. We do validate valet parking for all of our guests for up to five hours, I am happy to hear you took advantage of our services! We look forward to hosting you again soon. At your service, Dave N More 

Chicago
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had outstanding service along with a Great meal! Carmen made us feel special! great recommendations and amazing wine suggestions! We will be back!

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Dave N, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Matt M, Carmen is one of our best! I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience so much, thank you for joining us. I will be sure to recognize Carmen for her efforts, we look forward to having you back soon! At your service, Dave N More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The view from the top of the city is fantastic on a nice clear day. The menu is very nice and the food is excellent. The drink choices are very good and its about everything you would expect for a top notch restaurant. No hats allowed as we went in for lunch one day while walking around Artprize and found... More 

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Dave N, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Brian K, We are very grateful to you for joining us last Fall and for leaving such positive feedback! I am pleased to hear you loved everything and appreciated the value of the establishment. I look forward to having you back to visit soon. At your service, Dave N More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visiting Cygnus 27 for drinks is guaranteed to give you the best veiw of the city and the Grand River. The restaurant/bar is on the top floor of the Amway Grand hotel and worth the visit.

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Dave N, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Sarah K, Thank you for visiting, we are glad you came. You are right in saying its the best view of the city! Great spot to take in Grand Rapids, I am happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to serving you again in the future. At your service, Dave N More 

Indianapolis, IN
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Friends recommended Cygnus to my husband and me. I called a few days in advance to make a 7pm reservation and was told that they had a 6:45 available, which I made. When we arrived at 6:45, there were multiple tables open, including some on the lower level by the glass windows. We were seated on an upper level right... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    (Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-776-6425

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 49
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Sushi, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Towering above the average dining experience, Cygnus 27 delivers new heights of style, flavor, and casual fun. Dine amid the sparkling night sky and enjoy an array of flavorful entrees that infuse fine cuisine with deliciously creative global influences. Drink in glittering city views from high atop the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Revel in the culinary mastery of Chef d' Cuisine Werner Absenger and the attention to detail of our award winning staff.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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