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“Urban Bistro Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Green Well

The Green Well
Ranked #3 of 916 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We serve honest fayre with local flair in a green, neighborhood setting that keeps customers coming back. Our innovative gastro pub is green beyond its name: Our building is LEED(R) certified inside and out which means it's environmentally safe, ultra efficient and leaves behind the smallest possible carbon footprint.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Urban Bistro Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

The best feature about this restaurant is the ever changing menu and eclectic ingredients in each dish. You could go in on a weekend and have something so explosive with flavor that it would make you want to go back the next day to try it again. The one thing I have noticed however is that the food seems to have lost its layered flavor experience. While the ingredients in the food seem to continue to have variety, a dish doesn't seem to have that "layered flavor" attribute. I don't know if the chef has changed or it is a food supplier change. They do pride themselves in using local grown food suppliers so maybe it is just a time of year thing. The atmosphere is LOUD even when it isn't a crazy weekend night. Be prepared to wait if it is the weekend and there isn't a whole lot of space to wait so you are constantly having to jockey around to avoid others waiting and the staff moving from tables to the bar. Parking can be an issue too as this neighborhood is heaving with new restaurants and a brew pub across the street. Visit during non-peak hours for a better experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Outstanding food, great ambience, and good service. I look forward to the new offerings each season.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen S
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice comfort food with flare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Love a Latin influenced rice and spicy beef selection. Menu changes -- I think quarterly -- but you will not be disappointed. Something for everyone. Love the egg theme.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank casshayes
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Canadian Lakes, MI
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fresh and Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful food with interesting selections and eclectic flavors. Good ambiance, although it did get to be a bit loud at times. The food is presented well and the service is great.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SandraT118
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fresh and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Green Well is a treasure of fresh, fine dining in an atmosphere that is casual and fun. The outside dining is wonderful for those few months of the year that the sun shines in Grand Rapids-ha! Treat yourself to great food!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave O
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