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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, cozy atmosphere with wonderful garden view which morph in the Winter with magical Christmas lights. The grilled Salmon is the best. Feel free to ask for refills on the break basket and salad bowl. We'd like to see a chocolate flourless torte added...to the dessert menu - until then its Brandy Alexanders for us.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 24, 2021

The food / etc are the same. And so is the wait. Despite having reserved times, you’ll wait to be seated. Last year it was 45-60 min. It was 20 min last night for a 90 min seating time (meaning you’re expected to leave after...90 min for the next guests). Anything but enjoyable.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner here! The restaurant was nice without being pretentious, and offered a variety of fish, chicken, and beef dishes. We felt safe and distanced while dining.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2020

The owner of our B&B recommended Clearbrook because we wanted fish, either walleye or perch and it was excellent! Try the local hard ciders. Next, a roasted butternut squash salad and hot crusty bread. Our entree: the Griddled walleye with mixed vegetables and mashed red...skin potatoes. The menu is extensive and there were other dishes that sounded wonderful. Our portion of fish was HUGE, perfectly prepared and so good. The service was attentive and we never felt rushed.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

My wife and I picked up from here- we got a walleye dinner, which was excellent and smoke salmon cakes, which were good quality but the smoke flavor seemed too strong. The staff was very friendly and the place was pretty crowded- a very good...sign.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

We were in town for the day and were a little surprised when a local recommended the restaurant at a golf course to us for dinner - and even more surprised at how much we loved it! The patio seating was lovely, the staff so...friendly and COVID-safe, and the food was great. The menu - both food and cocktail - was interesting and everything was very well made. We’re so glad we went and look forward to going back next year!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

After a fun night of golf our group of 8 enjoyed a fantastic dinner on the patio. Jessica was a great server and very attentive to all of us. The walleye was out of this world and the steak was done to perfection. The chicken...dinner was very moist and full of flavor. Can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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JimandCandy941, Owner at Clearbrook Restaurant - The Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Our pleasure to serve you. And thanks for taking the time to write. JIM J

Reviewed January 19, 2020

I think that over the years, we watched them go to having a "ten for ten" menu to "ten for twelve" to goodbye dining room and hello expanded grill room with dining room prices. On two different occasions, someone in our party was not happy...with the fish. We were basically insulted by the owner when we told him that we had a birthday girl with us. His response was "What do you want, I mean we're not going to bake you a cake!". If it weren't for friends who like to go there, that would have been my last visit. You'll be lucky to find anything other than a burger and fries at less than $20. The other night the "special" was "Airline chicken breast, for a whopping $27! Despite the fact that we requested separate checks and did not receive them, the help is pretty good. That's not to say that there isnt a learning curve in place. I mean, if we're going to charge for fine dining I would hope not to have rookie mistakes happen. The atmosphere is indeed glorious with beautiful woodwork and perfect lighting. The big city crowd is accustomed to paying these prices and the locals don't have another experience like this very close to home, so it's stick-up time with (at least during one visit) a healthy dose of attitude if you want to enjoy that country club atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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jimjB1303AO, Owner at Clearbrook Restaurant - The Grill Room, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2020

Thank you for writing. You are a guest that obviously dates back a number of years with us, for which we are very grateful. Please know we are taking your comments seriously. Surviving long term (36 years now) in a small market means changing with...More

Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Excellent as always! We love the atmosphere- sitting in the booths by the bar! Beautiful view of golf course. Excellent chef-food very high quality.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019

Clearbrook has been one of our favorites in the Saugatuck area for years. They used to have the best planked whitefish in the area but not anymore. Our last 3 experiences with that entree have been very poor. This past week, the whitefish was under-cooked...and still had many scales on it. We sent the dinner back to the kitchen to finish cooking it, and it came back still half raw. We discovered the scales when we were getting it ready to give to our Doodle. Our friends other entrees, however, were excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Clearbrook Restaurant - The Grill Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5