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Butch's

44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Ranked #11 of 192 restaurants in Holland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For more than 25 years, Butch TerHaar has strived to create a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and drink. Today, Butch's is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on our exceptional wine and beer offerings, our menu is expressly designed to enhance the experience of enjoying food and drink together.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Got there later on a Friday night and we were still able to get seated within 5 min and at the window seat. The waitress we had was the best, friendly personable, and knowledgable. The food was excellent. The drink menu was also extensive and interesting. We would go back there anytime

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Lloyd B, Thank you so much for your review! I am so happy to know that you had such a great experience this past weekend! As you know, we are very lucky to have such a great group of people working here. Wishing you a great rest of your summer and I look forward to your return. Best regards,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went for lunch and went back for dinner. Great both visits. Highly recommend. Great service on the back porch for lunch with Brian and equally as good with Ryan for dinner up front. Next time through we'll stop by. Best spot in town in our opinion.

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Jack R, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experiences at my restaurant! I'm so happy to hear that you were able to join us for lunch AND dinner while you were in town. We will look forward to your next visit... in the meantime, have a great rest of... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and I went to Butch's for a date night while on vacation at Lake Michigan. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of choices on the menu, such as empanadas and chaat. Everything we ordered met or slightly exceeded expectations. The bottled beer selection is extensive, and I always love a Pimms Cup in the summer. Our only... More

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Sissymoore, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed every dish. We look forward to your next visit from the East Coast! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a day's sight seeing we treated our son and daughter in law to a 'special' meal out. The food was excellent, delicious fresh ingredients beautifully cooked. Nice wine, good atmosphere, we opted for the 'bar' area rather than the white linen tablecloth end, but both looked good. Friendly, efficient service means I can't fault with this restaurant. We had... More

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Marion, Thank you for your review! As you mentioned, the ingredients we are able to locally sourced can't be beat. We hope to welcome you and your family again very soon. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Every restaurant has its journey, its seasons. Its highs and lows. Butches has had its own unique journey and its great to see where it is right now. In a very happy place. I have literally subconsciously boycotted the place off and on for years. Never intentionally...just "automatically" due to bad service, food or both. Lately though...the place is hummin... More

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Screennaym, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. I am also VERY excited about what's happening at the restaurant and where we are headed. We have welcomed a very talented chef in the past 9 months and the menu and ingredients attest to his passion for delivering a superior product... I am happy that you and your dining... More

Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have been to Butch's a couple of times, and dinner has been a delight each time. You will find a nice modern atmosphere and welcoming staff. The food stands out, but the ceviche cannot be missed. We have had a lot of it over time, but this is the absolute best. The wine list has something for every palate.

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for your review! Chef Austin is doing such a great job with the new menu and the ceviche stands out amongst the favorites! As always, we look forward to your return. Best regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

From the very first as we enter, we knew this was going to be a great dining experience. They took you to your table. They explained everything, offered you the wine list and the menu and then came back and ask if you had any questions. The waitress was exceptional: she was able to answer all our questions very professionally... More

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you for the very thoughtful review -- as you said, we are very fortunate to have the amazing team we have here. I wish I had been in town when you joined us, but look forward to your return! Best regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Angola, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We experienced a fabulous dinner at Butch's Sat 6/21/14. The executive chef Austin Gresham and his lovely wife Traci who manages the front are both a delight. The food was excellent and our server was very attentive. Their wine selection is extensive and very nice choices. We both had the seared scallops which were prepared perfectly and served over a... More

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. As you mentioned, we are very fortunate to have such a caring and talented team here and the scallops are also one of MY favorites! We hope to welcome you back very soon. Have a wonderful summer, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Creative menu, great service and excellent wine selection. I had the Tonotto salad for lunch today and must say, it was a taste of Italy from where I've just experienced the finest of fresh, seasonal wonders. Excellent selection of choice beer and wine to enjoy at home.

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at my restaurant. As you said, we are very fortunate to live in an area where we can source the finest of fresh, seasonal ingredients. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Dublin, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food at Butch's was amazing and different. These recipes could not be duplicated. The carrots and asparagus were wonderful. The chicken was tender and tasted great. The eggplant was hands down the winner. Amazing flavors!

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ButchTerHaar, Owner at Butch's, responded to this review

Dear Betsy W, What a great review -- thank you! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed so much of the menu -- we are certainly proud to offer such a great selection of delicious flavors. We look forward to your return! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

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