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Principle Food & Drink

230 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-743-6563
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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230 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food came really beautiful looking. As far as hotness or taste, it was a mixed bag. Nothing we had was anything but good at the least, but based upon the inventive presentation, we'd hoped for more. It is so close to being a great restaurant,...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Three for dinner One - order of scallops- good flavor, reasonable portion. Two - orders of grilled flat iron steak. Good flavor, nice grilled vegetable accompanied, steak was done as ordered. But, poor quality cut, tough and chewy. Great cocktails Recommend all but the steak,...More

Thank Caribn1
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Avocado toast was just delicious. Vegan jambalaya was soooo good. Husband liked the scallops. Ali, our server, was top notch. I had one of their very creative, mixed drinks and thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a really nice dinner. Would definitely go back there again.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The staff are very well-training and pour a great cocktail. They are known for interesting twists on old classics, like martinis and old-fashioneds. The small plates are fresh and unique.

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We were amazed at the creative menu options and enjoyed the presentation. The wait staff was attentive and responsive to questions. The serving sizes were small and left room for desert. Prices were moderate and we will return.

Thank rlbennink
Reviewed 4 June 2018

One of the best restaurants in Kzoo for delicious vegan food! Waitresses are very friendly and attentive. Moderately priced.

Thank weirbarbara
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were in the area, and it was early. Principle was open, so we walked in. We were seated immediately and provided with food and wine menus. Wine . . . pretty good, food eclectic and amazing. We ended up sharing: smoked salmon rillettes (rough...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

My fiancée and I were on our way home from Muskegon and look up where Impossible Foods sold their products. The Pablo Stuffed Pepper brought us through the door and I’m glad we stayed for the peanut butter torte! The food was amazing and the...More

Thank Redsjw11
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I think if art was food, and you could experience it like you would viewing the Mona Lisa, only chewing it and tasting it -- that's what it's like after every bite at Principle. Truly. The artful and creative mixture of flavors surprise and excite...More

Thank AmandaNJoe
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We made this reservation sight unseen. When we arrived the place was absolutely packed and we were taken back by the how small the restaurant was but we were optimistic. Don’t let size fool you, this place has a nice craft cocktail menu and their...More

Thank troutcatcher04
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 favorite downtown 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. The Principle kitchen presents an array of 'medium' plates designed to share, comprised primarily of ingredients sourced within 50 miles of Kalamazoo. 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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