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Blue Water Grill

) #89 of 778 Restaurants in Grand Rapids €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
+1 616-363-5900
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us drove to Blue Water Grill after seeing a movie last evening. We sat at the bar and enjoyed cocktails until our table was ready. I had the chicken parmesan and it was delicious. The presentation was so artful and each ingredient stood...More

1  Thank 752patriciaw
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Patricia your review is so kind! Thank you so much for sharing! We are very happy we met all your expectations and hope to see you again soon. Thank you again :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We generally like the Connection restaurants and went to BWG several times before. This time the experience was underwhelming. While the waitstaff was friendly enough, they payed little attention to what's going on (never offered us bread, then when we for it in the middle...More

1  Thank tagor007
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit. Our managers are saddened that we didn't reach your expectations. Please call or email us at 616-363-5900 or at dyoung@gilmorec.com. Our Manager, Dreena, wants to make it up to you. Thank you for your time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went a few Saturday's ago with friends for lunch on our way to tour a house. The location is beautiful! Only one or two tables good to sit outside at with lack of natural shade and hot plastic chairs. Very limited seeming menu and...More

Thank Britta C
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Britta, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our managers feel awful about the way things turned out for you. Glad you did enjoy the food at least but we want to talk with you more about your visit and make it up to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service on at Saturday evening. My french dip and root chips were exceptional. The best french dip I have had with light horseradish anolie sauce and thin haystack onions to perfection!! with pinot grigio wine of course. Kudos to this place. Ask to sit...More

Thank colleen s
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Colleen for the excellent review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. Next time give the Mahi tacos a try or even the Brisket sandwich! Both very popular dishes! Thanks again and have a fabulous day!

Reviewed 4 July 2017

It was a busy time of evening that we were there and once again, the salmon dish was really excellent. It almost tastes like fresh trout, so clean. We use their take out fairly often but we dined in and had a seat along the...More

Thank MurJD
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you MurJD! Glad you enjoyed yourselves here! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We've gone a few times to this restaurant over the years and have never been disappointed. The food and service have been outstanding. They always have a good variety to choose from.

Thank charlieannie
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you Charlie! Glad you enjoyed yourselves here! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants for date night. The atmosphere and the decks make this restaurant feel like it's on the sea not a lake. The food has always been good and the staff is very friendly! Great ambience and menu!

Thank Robyn P
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you Robyn! Glad you enjoyed your evening here! We'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Our family met here for a Sunday lunch. The restaurant was offering brunch, a Bloody Mary Bar, and their dinner menu. A nice array of choices where everyone in our group could find something to their liking - including the kiddos. I had the brisket...More

Thank BoomerUSA2014
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your compliments!

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Nine of us visited for lunch on Mothers Day weekend and they swiftly accommodated us. The food was very tasty if a bit slow in arriving. The children's menu was al a carte making it a tad expensive.More

Thank Gardener2014
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you for your recent review Gardener2014! We appreciate the feedback. Our manager is concerned that your kids meal was al a carte though. All the meals on there come complete as a meal like the steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli, burger with fries,...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

They messed up my reservation and my party of 10 ended up downstairs by the musician. There was no view like upstairs and was very loud. Some of my guests asked to go elsewhere. I told them the food was worth it. Unfortunately, the food...More

Thank John S
Gilmore C, Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

John, I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. We take all feedback very seriously and would like to discus this further. Please contact our manager Dreena Young and dyoung@gilmorec.com. She wants to make things right for you and invite you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-363-5900
Description
Blue Water Grill is a breath of fresh air with unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, a stunningly massive fireplace, and some of the best water views in West Michigan. This is all made possible with large glass walls, inspired design and, quite possibly, the most impressively beautiful deck in the city. And that's just the atmosphere. Blue Water Grill continues The Gilmore Collection tradition of decidedly inspired food with a collection of satisfying influences including Italian, Mediterranean and classic American. All the traditional favorites are accounted for with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more. The menu and surroundings are perfect for the most intimate or social of dining experiences.
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