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“A little pricey but worth it”
Review of Cygnus27

Cygnus27
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Ranked #39 of 975 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $49
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pearl
Description: Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape. The exclusive cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations. The light fare options include a variety of small and sharable plates - perfect for an after-work or evening bite. With its multi-level dining spaces and modern furnishings, Cygnus27 is truly the destination restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Michigan. A fresh, unique, and authentic menu draws on the Chef Tim Moreno's Latin American heritage and has made-from-scratch dishes that have earned the dining room the AAA Four-Diamond mark of distinction. Also available is our popular Sunday brunch mid-September through mid-May. Interested in booking a private space on the 28th floor? With floor to ceiling city and river views, you'll host the dinner your friends or colleagues won't soon forget!
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I like that this restaurant is on opentable.com which makes it easier to make your online reservation. The food was excellent. Even though the meals and drinks were costly, Grand Rapids Magazine sometimes have coupons that you can use as a buy one, get one free.

The restaurant is located on the 28th floor of the Amway Grand hotel and overlooks all the city lights. The ambiance is wonderful. For a special occasion, this is the place to be.

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Thank PaulaJD
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Becky R, Manager at Cygnus27, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent review. I am thrilled to hear your enjoyed your recent visit to our restaurant.. We are very proud of the fact that many of our guests do celebrate special occassions with us, and we take great pride in providing a memorable experience for them. We look forward to celebrating again with you soon!

Sincerely,

Becky
Cygnus Manager

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went to the restaurant to have a drink one night while meeting friends there. The view of Grand Rapids is outstanding. The food others had looked very appealing and smelled good. The atmosphere and new age feel of the bar and restaurant made it awesome. I would definitely recommend people to visit this place when staying at the Amway.

Thank Snowleftbehind
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Becky R, Manager at Cygnus27, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent visit to Cygnus 27. I agree, the view can't be beat.. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your drink and the ambiance as well. We hope you visit us again during your next visit to Grand Rapids. Thank you again for your review.

SIncerely,

Becky
Cygnus Manager

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

It had been years since we had been to Cygnus for the Sunday brunch---had some friends who were in town for Art Prize and we decided to give it a try again---they changed the format and it was a good change---there was a menu of about 12 small hot plate choices so we all tried something different. There was the cold buffet choices and the desert buffet still. The presentation and the food quality was great---our waitress seemed annoyed at us for we did sit and talk and talk but we made sure she was tipped appropriately since we took up the table time.

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Thank MichiganderMom
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Carrie S, Manager at Cygnus27, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for visiting us for Sunday brunch during ArtPrize! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate our new small plate format along with the buffet items. We hope to see you again for brunch or a dinnertime visit very soon! Thank you for reviewing your experience.

At your service,

C. Kolehouse

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

What an experience! We decided to splurge on this restaurant, although it wasn't as expensive as I had thought (food prices slightly high but they get you on the wine).

The view from the 27th floor on a clear evening was to die for! We could see up and down the Grand River - and seeing the colorful banners from ArtPrize made it even more lovely.
The ambience, service and great food made the experience well worth the money.
We had a bottle of Pinot Noir from Stellenbosch, South Africa ($46) which was expertly decanted, 2 salads with honey glazed grilled figs, frisee, gorgonzola cheese and chopped walnuts ($10 each), one entree of shrimp and scallop brochette with veggies ($29) and one entree of salmon in a misoyaki sauce with sobu noodles, red peppers and shiitake mushrooms ($30), shared one dessert of gelato (olive oil and caramel bacon flavor and capucchino with almond syrup flavor ($4.50)

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Thank LLiv-NewJersey
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Carrie S, Manager at Cygnus27, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for dining with us and for sharing this detailed information about your experience for prospective and future guests! I am glad you enjoyed your meal - you made lovely selections - as well as the view of the Grand River during ArtPrize. We hope to see you again soon!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse

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Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely brunch here with a great view of the city, river and bridges. $15 for kids and $38 for adults. Great variety of cold items including sushi, to-die-for chicken and lobster salads, cut fruits and berries each in their own bowl, yummy selection of fresh pastries, shrimp, smoked salmon, lox, greens and veggies for tossed salads with homemade dressings, a stir fry bar and full selection of small portion desserts so we didn't feel guilty taking a few or lobbing pieces off beautifully sliced cakes and pies. Hot entree items were wisely brought to the table freshly cooked and family style so we could taste all the choices and then order more of whatever we liked. This was a great idea - food wasn't in steam servers or left sitting, but instead came to us fresh and piping hot. Nor did we waste a ton of food, as often is the case. Providing a taste of everything seemed much more efficient for the diner as well as the restaurant. No more piling heaps of food on your plate, because with the exception of made-to-order omelet yes and stir fry it was delivered to the table. The price was a little steep but is by far the nicest brunch I've been to in a long time. Service was excellent.

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Thank Pogeanne
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Carrie S, Manager at Cygnus27, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for joining us for Sunday brunch and for writing this wonderful review of your dining experience! We are glad you took note of and appreciated our small plate format - we agree that this ensures a fresh, hot dish for you to enjoy. I am also glad you enjoyed the service, as we are fortunate to have a fantastic wait staff. We hope to see you again very soon!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse

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