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Butcher's Union

438 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5322
+1 616-551-1323
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“flank steak” (28 reviews)
“shrimp toast” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
438 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5322
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on a cold Monday during happy hour and had a selection of the shareables, which were all delightful. Nice cocktails and friendly waitress. We later tried the happy hours food selection which was not off the same quality as the food on the...More

Thank SarenaSetubal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here at Butcher's Union because it is so highly rated in Trip Advisor. It definitely draws crowds and for good reason: the food is excellent. We enjoyed our appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts--nothing disappointed. Service was fine, bathrooms were clean. Great place. Will certainly...More

Thank first_base_coach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable, authentic, great cocktails, absolutely delicious food and gracious staff. It's so great that one must arrive very early at busy times to avoid an hour wait - no reservations, that's the only critical statement.

Thank sgb1222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard much about this gem of a restaurant. Saturday afternoon place was rocking! Amazing cocktails....the bartenders know how to mix a drink. Had the chicken sandwich which was excellent. Very cool decor and vibe. Can't wait to go back and really sample the menu.

Thank Blanglois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food, excellent service, awesome vibe! Butcher's Union is located in an upscale urban re-development area of Grand Rapids within walking distance of the heart of the downtown. They have a stellar whiskey / bourbon inventory along with many other spirts, craft beer & wine....More

Thank dsheasley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for my son's birthday in May and didn't have the best experience which from what we had heard, is not the norm for this restaurant. We contacted the manager and she went above and beyond to make sure we came back and had...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Pastrami Soup and their incredible Brussels sprouts!! Perfect meal on a rainy evening after work.

Thank Gayle F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still new and not taking reservations yet. The tri tip and flank steak were excellent. Best whiskey selection in town. Cheesecake had candied fruit for topping. Crowded but still a great experience.

Thank X6289UUdavidw
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Where else in GR do you have to wait for a table at 8:00 on a Wednesday? What a pleasant surprise to have a crowded, energetic place at this time. The menu, service, beverage selection, and quality of food made it clear why the restaurant...More

1  Thank ksrichter3000
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We have visited this location a few times! It’s extremely busy during dinner hour so don’t expect to walk in and sit down. The bar area is hopping and it is loud. Summer patio is the nicest feature they have. The menu is full of...More

1  Thank LewisandVivian13
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Questions & Answers
February 3, 2018|
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Response from Paul R | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not take reservations, but we do take down names and phone numbers for our guests if there is any sort of wait. Our hostesses will text you once your table is ready!
February 3, 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No but they will text you when your table is ready so some people will go across the street to New Holland Brewery for a drink while they wait. I also just went at lunch time & had no trouble getting a table right away, so... More
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Mikiej09 | Reviewed this property |
City run parking lot behind fire station, one block away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5322
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-551-1323
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