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44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For more than 25 years, Butch TerHaar has strived to create a place where...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another Great Meal

When ever we are in town with customers we try and visit Butch's. The food and service are always consistent. The place well known for its great selection of wines and a recommendation is always available. The atmosphere is spot on! Thanks

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

When ever we are in town with customers we try and visit Butch's. The food and service are always consistent. The place well known for its great selection of wines and a recommendation is always available. The atmosphere is spot on! Thanks

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Holland, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food is outstanding, but most of all I appreciate that Butch is there and visits his clients. He even remembers names. We mostly go for lunch and everything I have had there is delicious. In the summer, we enjoy the outdoor cafe, and have had great service. The waitstaff is usually excellent but my last experience wasn't as good.... More 

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review about your experiences at my restaurant. I'm so happy to read that you have been able to enjoy the food and service! We can't wait to serve you again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wonderful menu and service. Some very interesting wines by glass. Overall, a wonderful experience in a small city where we didn't expect this quality.

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

Dear Seth, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience! We hope to serve you again the next time you make it to Holland. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Zeeland, Michigan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited Butch's on a Friday evening. We called ahead for reservations. Our schedules worked out that we arived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation. The hostess was able to take us immediately to our table. Prior to bringing us to our table she politely asked for our coats and hung them for us. She walked us to a... More 

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

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad our hostess could accommodate you and your wife's seating preference on the spot. I'm also happy to learn that you both enjoyed your dinners and the Chocolate Mousse Tart. . . also, one of my favorites! We look forward to you joining us again for... More 

Dexter, Michigan
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was taken to Butch's after an interview nearby for dinner and had a great experience. Food and wine was delicious and the staff was very attentive. Only disappointment for me were the pomme frites, which I know means french fries, but as a stand alone appetizer I expected a bit more than fries with a few different sauces. My... More 

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

Dear Pete, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor Review! I am so happy to learn that you and your wife enjoyed the wine and food, which included our locally sourced S&S Farm Lamb and Arctic Char. We look forward to having you join us again in the not-too-distant future! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Enjoyable dinner. Dinner companions from the North of England said the bangars needed more sage chunkier onions and some red wine or lea perrins. They also were too thin and hot in the middle and cold on the outside. Nice mashed potatoes but a little buttery. My filet was good but needed to be hotter. Caesar salad was very good.... More 

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

Dear Glenn, Thank you for taking your time to write a thoughtful review on your recent dining experience. I am glad to learn that you enjoyed the Caesar Salad with the addition of the fresh anchovies. We hope to welcome and wow you and your guests the next time you are in town! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Washington
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was looking for a euro-style fine dining restaurant for a family get together and almost passed Butch's up because it sounds like the name of a ho-hum American steakhouse. No way! This is a very fine restaurant. With a party of 10, we had a chance to try everything on the menu, from a creamy, just al dente vegetarian... More 

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

Dear Slopezian, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review; I am so happy to hear that your party had a wonderful time and enjoyed our food and wine offerings! We hope to welcome you again the next time you're in town. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Holland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our New year's Eve dinner was the best ever! Exceptional service there lately! Great new menu, love the bar! Great place to take family, friends or business, you will not be disappointed !

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

Dear Hometowngal, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience on New Year's Eve! We had such a great time serving you and look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Holland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Butch' has been our restaurant for 19 years. The food, wine and hospitality experiences cannot be beat. The restaurant is now at its best!

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

Dear Dave, Thank you for your continual support -- we wouldn't be here without people like you! Best regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

Holland, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great wine list, and an upscale menu. Well presented dishes with a great wait staff including Erica and Renee. Chef Austin is always around the kitchen making sure all is well!

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

Dear Keith, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to serving you again very soon! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
  • Phone Number: 616-396-8227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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