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Butch's

44 E 8th St, Ste 50, Holland, MI 49423-3529
616-396-8227
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Ranked #10 of 193 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: 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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Chicago
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157 reviews 157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What's not to like? The skimpy wine pour. This place has a great menu, smart decor and wonderful ambience. Why ruin it with sparse pours? Funny how that first impression lasts long after the delicious meal. If the margins are so slim, add $1 to price. Make customers become fans... not critics.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Behind the restaurant is a great place to relax and enjoy a glass with your favorite someone. The wait staff was very attentive and the chef visited our table to understand my wife's allergies and ensure her satisfaction. I'll be back!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Holland. It was outstanding. The service was great and the outdoor dining was perfect. We did the seranno (?) ham snack, gazpacho soup, house and Caesar salads and split the prime ribeye. The whole meal was amazing.

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Grandville, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Context: Business lunch with an out of state candidate for a professional role; we had seating by the window, which was a nice spot. Pros: Ordered Chicken Milanese and candidate ordered the Californian, the later I have had before. Cons: Service was a bit slow; candidate enjoyed her sandwich; the chicken in my dish was quite tough, close to being... More

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

Dear travelreviewer3355, I am so sorry that of the many times you have frequented my restaurant, that this particular dining experience did not deliver at a level in which you are in the right to expect. As unfortunate as it is, I do believe that this experience was, as you said, an anomaly. However, I have shared your feedback with... More

Champaign, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thursday evening in Downtown Holland, MI is a very busy time. During the summer 8th Street is closed to traffic and sidewalk performers can be found up and down the street. As we wandered the street we stopped into Butch's to enquire about the need for a reservation. It was advised and we made one for later in the evening.... More

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

Dear svenskjim, Thank you for your thoughtful review! I am so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your recent dining experience. We hope to serve you again in the not-too-distant future. Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent choice for dining in downtown Holland. We had a great table by the front windows. They had my favorite fish on their special menu. It was a fabulous presentation with Sturgeon medallions as the center piece. We had very attentive service throughout and would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting the area.

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

Dear 10us42, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write a review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent experience at my restaurant. We look forward to serving you again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

Lake Orion, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After all the reviews I had really high expectations. Our service was ridiculously slow (we waited over 20 mins for drinks and 40 mins for our salads to arrive), and the restaurant was not filled. We were seated in the bar area, and with all the wood furnishing, and loud groups, the level of noise made it difficult to have... More

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

Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review about your recent experience at my restaurant; I am very sorry to read that you were disappointed. I am, however, happy to hear that you did enjoy your meal and I welcome the opportunity to invite you and your husband back for what I'm... More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The white tablecloths are the first hint that you are in for a sophisticated meal, not run of the mill fare. Make sure to peruse the cocktail menu and if you feel adventurous, order the Jalapeno Pineapple Rum drink that will shake up your taste buds and put your mouth on full alert. It is the most creative and bold... More

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

Dear Rosenmn, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write such a thoughtful review. As you pointed out, we certainly try to provide the best dining experience in West Michigan through inventive cocktails, great atmosphere, a delicious, locally-driven menu, and a fantastic wine selection. Of course, we can't always provide the perfect experience we strive to... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Butch's is an excellent restaurant in the heart of downtown Holland, MI. The menu is great, the food delicious, the wine list very good and the service excellent! Try to get a window seat and enjoy the vibrant city with a glass of your favorite wine!

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

Dear Betsy, Thank you for such a wonderful review! Wishing you a wonderful rest of your summer and we look forward to serving you again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

London
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131 reviews 131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Really nice restaurant, great food, great location on the Main Street. Would definitely recommend and eat there again. Go down to the toilets and see the art work on the walks!

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

Dear TravelingNicx, Thank you for your review! We look forward to serving you again! Warm regards, Butch TerHaar Owner More

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