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ReLo to Grand Rapids, MI

I just had to add in that many of the restaurants listed are fantastic, but must disagree with the recommendation for Reds on the River. We had dinner there last evening with another couple and it was below average for all four meals. The atmosphere was very nice (we sat outside) and the wine and beer list were acceptable. The calamari was ok as were the salads. However, the steak was full of elastin, the lobster mac and cheese was dry and the lobster was chewy claw meat, the scallops were not 4 whole scallops, but two scallops cut in half. The duck was average, but the confit was not confit. It was just a semi-dry leg. The mashed potatoes were scooped onto the plate with an ice cream scoop. The mushroom risotto was dry and seemingly without butter and cheese. The wait staff was pleasant and they did take the lobster off our bill as my husband couldn't stomach it. The dessert list was nothing exciting. Maybe the chef had a bad night, but we won't be going back there. Too many other great places in GR.

Jul 04, 2008
foie gras girl in Great Lakes

Grand Rapids Michigan restaurant suggestions

Has anyone been to HopCat yet?

Grand Rapids Michigan restaurant suggestions

My username is my favorite food indulgence. So sad to hear it was not good at Restaurant Bloom. I was looking forward to trying it. Any place else in GR that makes a good foie gras dish?

Grand Rapids Michigan restaurant suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions...we might try Restaurant Bloom for dinner this week. We ended up at Marie Catrib's for lunch last week. Always a favorite. Has anyone gone to the Green Well yet?

Grand Rapids Michigan restaurant suggestions

Looking for a great restaurant for lunch. Any suggestions? I am open to any cuisine. We have had lunch at Tre Cugini, Louis Benton, Graydon's Crossing, San Chez, Marie Catrib's, Bombay cuisine. Just interested in something new. Also, any thoughts on Restaurant Bloom? Thanks for the ideas!

Where to eat in the Muskegon area?

I live in Muskegon and, while I agree that "Folks in Muskegon tend to look for quantity, not quality", things have slowly been improving over the past few years. The Hearthstone has excellent soups and consistently good food and Baker College has a restaurant called "The Marquette Room" that is staffed by culinary students that produces some excellent food at a great value (limited hours). The Harris group has a couple new restaurants in town - Pints and Quarts and their "upscale" steak house called C.F. Prime that are quite good. I agree with the other posts that Morningstar and Dee Lite are great in Grand Haven (Morningstar is much better for breakfast than Dee Lite in my opinion). And Thali Bistro in Grand Haven is excellent also.

Bozeman Montana

I just checked out the Montana Ale Works - looks great! Thanks for the idea on the museum too - my husband will be fly fishing so that might be fun for me to do (in between shopping :)

Bozeman Montana

Thanks for being my first reply :) I appreciate the ideas.

Bozeman Montana

First time posting on chowhound! I am heading to Bozeman this next week and am hoping someone can give me great ideas for delicious chow. We are traveling with our friends and would like to treat them well! Thanks so much for the help.