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Principle Food & Drink

230 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-743-6563
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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230 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, the drinks are incredible and the food is well prepared and tasty. We often start our evening here for the amazing bartenders and drinks before heading out, but it is also a great place to spend the evening. If you are lucky...More

Thank dpuck1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Principle is easily one of the best dining experiences in Kalamazoo. Even simple dishes (like my broccoli with almonds and a rich aioli-like sauce) were elevated to the next level. Several visits in, and I've yet to order a bad dish. I will say that...More

Thank vhills157
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Not a bad item on the menu. Creative cuisine. Interesting cocktails. Try the cheese biscuits and the meatball.

Thank alh0128
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This place pays attention to the food they prepare. I recommend the broccoli and the cheese biscuits.

Thank Antityco
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

If you love craft cocktails, great food, and friendly, efficient service, this is a perfect spot in downtown K'zoo. We loved the precision and quality of the cocktails and wonderfully varied textures and complex, layered seasonings in the food. The owner (Casey) and his team...More

Thank BillB68
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food and drinks here are a work of art. The flavor balance and presentation are very enjoyable. The service is prompt with very knowlagable staff. The envornment is pleasent though, at times it can get a bit loud with conversation reverbing off of the...More

Thank Yellowsub1969
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The food here is absolutely scrumptious. The cheddar biscuits are these small rectangular shaped biscuits with a bacon jam on the side that makes it delicious. The service is good, which is nice. The crudo appetizer is one of the most delicious things that I've...More

Thank lflara
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We did not eat here but stopped in for drinks. They have a fantastic cocktail menu/drinks. Cool atmosphere and great place to catch up with friends. We stopped in later at night so they weren't too busy.

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We LOVED the swanky basement! Best drinks around! So different and good! The drinks come down in a drink elevator- so cool!!! Don't miss this gem and don't be scared of the basement!! Great place to hang out with friends. Love the decor and 1920's...More

Thank Bradbrandi
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Cheddar biscuits with bacon jam. Let's just dwell on that for a moment. I'm not sure I even need to write anything other than that, but I will. Service is always friendly, atmosphere has a lively urban feel to it, and the food is impeccable....More

Thank Claire A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-743-6563
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Welcome to Kalamazoo's newest dining and drinking hot spot! Located on the historic central downtown Kalamazoo Mall, Principle Food & Drink features craft cocktails and scratch made locally sourced cuisine in a casual yet elegant vintage atmosphere. Celebrated Chef Matthew Pietsch presents an array of 'medium' plates designed to share, comprised primarily of ingredients sourced within 50 miles of his kitchen. Guests are delighted as fresh ingredients and high quality spirits are skillfully melded to create memorable craft cocktails at the friendly Principle bar. Expect a lively, convivial experience at Principle Food & Drink. Cheers!
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