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“Birthday dinner”
Review of Blue Water

Blue Water
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Ranked #63 of 1,056 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: When we talk about down to Earth dining at Blue Water, we're paying homage to the rich tapestry of traditional American cuisine–simple, wholesome food prepared using fresh ingredients. Pairing this with sound technique, a sense of adventure, and a little love is all you need to make outstanding food. At Blue Water, we prepare food with the same fresh fare and character that we use in our own homes. Join us for Sunday afternoon Bloody Marys, garnished with Chef Jeff's homemade pickled veggies. Make it a special family pizza night around a Wood-Fired Margherita topped with fresh basil from our lakeside garden. The view is Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture with clean lines, open spaces and giant walls of glass framing the beautiful Versluis Lake. Enjoy fresh air as you dine just feet away from the lake. Feel the warmth and romance of a roaring fire while the moon lights a Michigan winter wonderland. Eat here. Breathe here. Be here.
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

So we had a fantastic experience. We had a waiter name Nick. That was smiling all the time. Was pleasant to my whole family and went the extra mile.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hernan1
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bluewaterpr, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Thank you for your rating & kind words. We are glad your celebrated your birthday with us. Make it a great day.

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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Been going to BWG since it opened and always get the French Dip! Been good for years and recommend to everyone we go with, always liked. Great selection and wine and beer. They have had some changes to the type of fries. Latest style my least favorite, crinkles where the best!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bschamp
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Gilmore C, General Manager at Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the continued support over the years! We are still experimenting with finding the perfect French fries, and value your feedback on that! See you soon, and thanks again! Michael Gee - General Manager, Blue Water

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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Yes, you will be able to find something to eat that will probably prepare well, not exceptionally, but definitely edible. The service is usually pretty good, once they get to the table (sometimes quickly, sometimes not). The ambiance is among the best in the entire area. Getting into it is not.
I can recommend the risotto, pizza, the root chips, the fish (my wife, not me), and occasionally a sandwich.
Believe me, this is a pretty good place. I just wish they did not try so hard to be avant garde.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Russ H
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Russ, thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and hope you visit soon. Make it a great day.

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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant! “Lake” view and good food. Service was a bit slow for coming in at 3:00 on Saturday, but overall, I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CarolineEileen
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Gilmore C, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Caroline, thanks for your rating & review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Make it a great day.

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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We came here for a birthday celebration on a Sunday evening. We were tucked back in a far corner which helped keep the noise level down. Ambiance is very nice, a lovely fireplace as you come in and a great view over the lake from where we sat.
We all were happy with the menu choices. The prime rib was very good and reasonably priced. My husband got the whitefish and daughter got the chicken risotto which was excellent. There were several items on the daily menu that don't show up when you look at the on line menu, so we found more good choicess than we had originally expected.
Service was good although the waitress forgot my husbands drink and had to be reminded,
also they wer out of the sorbet bites, but that was not her fault.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank kathy v
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Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you celebrated your birthday with us and hope you visit soon. We apologize that we were out of sorbet bites. Next time dessert is on us. Thanks again and enjoy your day.

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