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Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails

67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
+1 616-226-3319
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tartines” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and drinks! Went during happy hour and got half-off all drinks and select appetizers. We tried 4 out of the 5 available apps and loved them all. Their signature cocktails are unique and delicious. We tried 6 different ones, and loved them all...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I always bring friends and family from out of town to the Wheelhouse. It's always a great experience, with a fresh menu and the best cocktails. You won't find a better meal for your money.

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We ate here before a concert at the VanAndel arena. We didn't have reservations, but we got seats at the bar no problem. The food was delicious. The N.Y. strip was cooked perfectly and the fries were the best I've ever had. Crisp on the...More

Thank emjulian
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I went last night with a friend before a show. I had the deviled egg appetizer which was excellent. I also had the french onion soup which was also excellent And I had the pan roasted salmon. The salmon was very good although it could’ve...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant close to the arena before a concert. Great food and service. Food was very well presented and flavourful. Good wine list and beer choices. Dessert choices were disappointing. Would choose again if in GR.

Thank Cats_N_Cats_2
Reviewed March 13, 2018

We went for the Christmas Santa Brunch. The Santa was great and the decorations were beautiful! However, the food was basically just a breakfast, hardly any lunch food. They offered one salad and one salad dressing and spent way more effort on the hot chocolate...More

Thank Heather S
MeritageHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Hello Heather, Thanks for letting us know about this experience. We will make sure our General Manager reaches out to you as soon as possible. If you would like, please reply to letusknow@mhgi.net with your preferred method of contact. Thank you and have a great...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018

The restaurant is very clean and visually appealing. The food was good, but not great. The service was friendly, but slow. On the pricier side.

Thank John S
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice location near the Van Andel Arena. Large liquor and on tap beer selection as well as very nice wine list. Green Goddess Deviled eggs were superb. Croque Monsieur sandwich is unique, tasty but difficult to eat due to the hard bread. But very good....More

Thank conemaster
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went here with friends from out of town and we all loved it. We could hear our conversation without issue. The service was great. The food was amazing. Parking in a public lot right across the street.

Thank imkaced
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Went here to meet friends and ordered appetizers and drinks. The wine selection is good. Appetizers were unique and tasty. The ambiance was cool... felt very open and somewhat industrial. Now, maybe visiting at night would offer a different feeling. Perhaps the daylight lent to...More

Thank rkaybee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-226-3319
  • E-mail
The Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on classic American bistro fare with seasonal recipes inspired by our Chef's ongoing partnership with local suppliers. The distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines and Michigan craft brews. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the restaurant is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood "go-to" for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail. Additionally, the versatility of the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner, featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us
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