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“Great drinks, food and atmosphere”

Principle Food & Drink
Ranked #14 of 344 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Description: 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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Description: 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!
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 decrative walls and ceilings. Pick anything off of the drink or food menu and you will be happy.

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Thank Yellowsub1969
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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 had in my life.

Thank lflara
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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
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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 vibe!

Thank Bradbrandi
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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. This is where I bring out-of-town guests when they come to visit, where we go on date nights, and once we even chanced it and brought our kids....and it was still amazing. No kids' menu? Good. Why subject kids to chicken fingers and fries when what they really want----or at least what mine want, thank goodness----is cheddar biscuits and bratwurst? We love this place.

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Thank Claire A
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