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“Food is superb!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel)

CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel)
61 E 7th Street, Holland, MI
(616) 796-2114
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Ranked #25 of 176 Restaurants in Holland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Food is superb!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We have been several times and have never been disappointed. The offering is fresh and done with precision. The flat breads are a signature, but don't overlook the specials. The ONLY reason this did not get a '5' is the hostess is inexperienced and reservations seem to confuse them. Not a good first impression, but I have learned to 'stay on it' and confirm they actually got it down.
A nice elegant setting, nice rooftop sitting in the summer. Much better than some of the noisy and over crowded places along 8thSt.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jack P, Public Relations Manager at CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for dining with us! We work hard to serve fresh, locally-sourced whenever possible, tasty fare. I will pass all your comments on to our leadership team so we can continue to work at improving ourselves. Thanks again!
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Holland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Upscale and Trendy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

CityVu (View) Bistro gives visitors aerial views of downtown Holland. Granted, it is not the same as dining at 50+ stories high in Chicago or NYC, but it is among the higher points in this small town.

The menu includes full dinners as well as casual faire like the many Flatbreads. Named for various US and International cities, the flatbreads are a great way to try the flavors of many regional cuisines, and are best when shared with friends. With a group, order several different flatbreads and share!

They do offer live music, but the calendar changes greatly through the year. They are one of many popular destinations with Holland's "Groovewalk" that takes place in a dozen downtown locations that offer live music and great food.

Visited March 2014
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Jack P, Public Relations Manager at CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for the review Andrew. We appreciate your taking the time and are glad you enjoy yourself when you visit us!
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“BEST Holland Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My sister lived in Holland for about 5 years during her college years, so my family vacationed here many, many times. I can definitely assure that CityVu Bistro is the BEST restaurant in Holland! Such delicious food, and while pricey, the view and the outstanding service make it worth while. Definitely try the Sangria too - they have many flavors, and all are delicious!

Visited March 2014
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Jack P, Public Relations Manager at CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel), responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I had a feeling i might see a review here after the great one you gave us for the hotel. We truly appreciate you taking the time to give us a review and are so pleased you enjoyed yourself. We will be opening another hotel in Port Huron in the Spring of 2015, so if you are ever on the east side of Michigan you will have to check it out!
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Brighton, Michigan
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Very slow service but nice view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Arrived an hour after opening in the morning. Only 2 other customers yet food took a long time to come. More arrived during our stay and all seemed pretty slow. Food was good and hot and view was nice.

Visited March 2014
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Jack P, Public Relations Manager at CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel), responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thanks for dining with us at CityVu Bistro and for taking the time to give us a review. We use these reviews to help better our guest experience, I will pass your remarks onto our leadership team to see where we can improve upon ourselves. Thanks again!
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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“Poor breakfast buffet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We have tried CityVu's Sunday buffet twice and were disappointed both times. We won't be back. The food on the buffet seems like it's all just heat and serve. The second time we were there the scrambled eggs were uneatable. View is nice, but food is not.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Jack P, Public Relations Manager at CityVu Bistro (CityFlatsHotel), responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you for writing a review. Sorry to hear you were disappointed in our Sunday Brunch Buffet. We will go over your input with our kitchen. Rest assured, our food is never heat and serve, we use fresh locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Thanks again for the review!
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