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Cygnus 27

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Latin, International, 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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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers...
Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape. The drinks and food at Cygnus27 are as distinctive as the space itself. The exclusive cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations. The light fare options include a variety of small and sharable plates - perfect for an after-work or evening bite. With its multi-level dining spaces and modern furnishings, Cygnus27 is truly the destination restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Michigan. A fresh, unique, and authentic menu draws on the Chef Tim Moreno's Latin American heritage and has made-from-scratch dishes that have earned the dining room the AAA Four-Diamond mark of distinction. Also available is our popular Sunday brunch mid-September through mid-May. Interested in booking a private space on the 28th floor? With floor to ceiling city and river views, you'll host the dinner your friends or colleagues won't soon forget!
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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
" TOP OF THE WORLD "

We went here for cocktails and dinner prior to the Darius Rucker concert. What an amazing view and the food was spectacular. We split three small plates and both enjoyed a bowl of soup. Service was excellent. We will have to come and try the entrees next time. Jim and Linda Munro Korner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
James R M
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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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Roswell, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice view, but that's about it. We went on Saturday, 1/23 and it was not crowded at all. My husband and I both had steak filets that were inedible, all dried out. I'm guessing that they sat under a warmer for a long time, as our plates were too hot to touch. We had a group of 15. I talked... More 

Helpful?
Thank Denise R
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Denise, I'm very sorry to learn that our conversation before your departure last Saturday and my offer to make it right came across as somehow uncaring. Despite our best efforts, sometimes a dish does fall short of guest's expectation, but I assure you that it does not reflect on how much we care. In fact, immediately after our conversation,... More 

Suttons Bay, Michigan
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181 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We went here for cocktails and dinner prior to the Darius Rucker concert. What an amazing view and the food was spectacular. We split three small plates and both enjoyed a bowl of soup. Service was excellent. We will have to come and try the entrees next time. Jim and Linda Munro Korner Kottage B & B Suttons Bay, MI

Helpful?
Thank James R M
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Jim & Linda, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review -- I am so thrilled to hear that you had such a great time! We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in Grand Rapids! Happy New Year to you both! Sincerely, Traci Gresham General Manager More 

Byron Center, Michigan
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Cygnus. We were there just for drinks and dessert a few years ago and weren't honestly all that impressed, but tonight's dinner really delivered. We loved the variety of appetizers we ordered, then shared a delicious filet that was fabulous. We skipped dessert, but truly enjoyed our dinner and drinks. Plus, the view is... More 

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Thank Jamie R
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Jamie, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your recent dining experience at Cygnus27. I am so happy to hear that you had a lovely time and enjoyed the small plates and filet. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Traci Gresham General Manager More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I had been here a few years back. The menu was asian fusion and was good. Seems they hav a new executive chef for te past year and the menu is now more Spanish. It's delicious. I went with 3 family members and the apps were great (lamb empanadas, manchego fritters and arooz con pollo). For dinner I had the... More 

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Thank Jackie255VT
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your recent experience at Cygnus27. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our new menu offerings; Chef Tim has been doing a fabulous job adding variety to the menu while drawing inspiration from his childhood (I also LOVE the lamb empanadas with mint mojo). I hope... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We have visited Cygnus several times in the past, and decided it was time to check it out again for our Anniversary Dinner! Let me start with the high points of our evening. We made a reservation and let them know it was our anniversary and we would like a nice quiet table with a great view. We received the... More 

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Thank egrlbk
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Good evening, Mrs. Wallin: Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at Cygnus27. I am very sorry to hear that you did not receive the exceptional service you are in the right to expect when dining with us. I have messaged you privately and would love to arrange to have you and... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had not been here since there was a dress code 25 years ago. We were thrilled with the view, the food, and the special treatment they gave us to celebrate Veteran's Day with our son who just returned from the Middle East. The salmon and pork chop were amazing! We will return and will recommend to our friends. The... More 

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Thank SallyGLCS
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Sally, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit! I am so happy that you and your family were able to take in the view while enjoying Chef Moreno's latest creations. It was such a pleasure to serve you and your son and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed brunch there yesterday. Exceeded my fairly high expectations. Quality of food was exceptional, preparation creative and service personal and attentive.

Helpful?
Thank Nancy D
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor Review. I am so happy that we were able to exceed your expectations for brunch! We look forward to serving you on your next visit. In the meanwhile, Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours. Warm regards, Traci Gresham General Manager More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stunning view, excellent service, and interesting dishes like the octopus salad, the trout was cooked to perfection. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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Thank duchessfoxy
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Duchess, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit. I'm so happy to hear you loved the trout and octopus salad -- and you can't top the view, of course! We look forward to serving you on your next visit! Kind regards, Traci Gresham General Manager More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Visited Cygnus 27 with dear girlfriends for the first time during ArtPrize. Enjoyed the spectacular view of Grand Rapids and environs from our window table on the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza. (In another couple weeks, the view will be even better with the fall colors in full display.) The decor is interesting with the bar reminiscent of... More 

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Thank Ann W
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your dining experience at Cygnus27. I'm happy to hear that you and your girlfriends were able to take in the spectacular views during ArtPrize (and you're right, they were fabulous during the fall color change)! I appreciate your feedback regarding the lighting and furnishings and we... More 

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This restaurant is the ultimate fine dining experience. The entire experience was wonderful. The location at the top of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel gives one a panoramic view of the city below. The staff is very attentive to the needs of guests.

Helpful?
Thank NeilMichaels
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Neil, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your dining experience at Cygnus27. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the not-too-distant future. Happy New Year! Traci Gresham General Manager 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: Latin, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape. The drinks and food at Cygnus27 are as distinctive as the space itself. The exclusive cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations. The light fare options include a variety of small and sharable plates - perfect for an after-work or evening bite. With its multi-level dining spaces and modern furnishings, Cygnus27 is truly the destination restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Michigan. A fresh, unique, and authentic menu draws on the Chef Tim Moreno's Latin American heritage and has made-from-scratch dishes that have earned the dining room the AAA Four-Diamond mark of distinction. Also available is our popular Sunday brunch mid-September through mid-May. Interested in booking a private space on the 28th floor? With floor to ceiling city and river views, you'll host the dinner your friends or colleagues won't soon forget!
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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