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CitySen Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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83 Monroe Center Street North West Grand, Cityflatshotel, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
+1 616-608-1720
08:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A great place with a city vibe. Lunch menu is limited, but with quality food. Good drink selection with overall good service. Prices ok,

Thank ecotour36
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were staying at Cityflatshotel in Grand Rapids and stopped in the lounge for happy hour before heading out for the evening. The bartender came across as somewhat flip and uninterested as if he couldn't be bothered to do his job! Although it was happy hour, he could not find a happy hour menu; then he stated is was being... More 

Thank Kerchief
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not very busy and very friendly staff. Food was better than average. Nice place for a business lunch. Try the new Granwich entry.

Thank Dennis D
DeForest, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on our annual trips to GR and have always had a good experience. This year we went for dinner on two nights and the food was excellent (with one salad only being average) as was the service. The Baked Feta appetizer is wonderful! Likewise, the hamburgers were great. Definitely worth a return trip.

Thank mohitoes
Blanchard, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We waited 50 minutes and our food never came. (there was just us and another table in there, who also had to wait a long time). I had to go up to the bar to ask to have our water glass refilled. The service sucked. So we walked out and went to Downtown Market to grab a sandwich to take... More 

Thank LoriDeforest
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I looked the Happy Hour up online before my visit. I was happy to see that the drinks were different speciality drinks at a great price. I enjoyed the drink I had so much I asked the bartender for the recipe and he obliged. My co-worker was not happy with her appetizer and she had no problem changing it. I... More 

Thank Janell K
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I used to enjoy dining at City Sen restaurant at City Flats Hotel, but it's gone downhill. The restaurant wasn't busy, but somehow the kitchen got my order wrong and it ended up taking 45 minutes to be served a grilled cheese sandwich. The one waitress that was working was apologetic and offered a complimentary beverage, which I declined because... More 

Thank bellalee11
Grand Rapids, MI
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444 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I always enjoy eating here. The food and service are both always good and the prices are pretty great too. We attended their Mother's Day brunch a couple of years ago. The setting the ballroom was beautiful - I had no idea it was even there! The food was great (although I would have enjoyed a better dessert assortment).

Thank Beentheredonethat777
Detroit, Michigan
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144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

they have excellent food here, with great presentation. I wish I had pictures readily available to post :( They even have a drink that uses local balsamic vinegar! AND it is delicious!!

Thank Jason H
CityFlatsHotel, Public Relations Manager at CitySen Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us at CitySen Lounge! We are thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and hope to see you again soon! More 

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386 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We dropped in for a couple of drinks on a Saturday night. The bartender was extremely friendly. I had a glass of tawny port and it was good. The tropical mule was great too!

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
CityFlatsHotel, Public Relations Manager at CitySen Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at CitySen Lounge! We are so glad you enjoyed your drinks and we will be sure to pass you compliments along to Emily. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make a future visit even more enjoyable! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Monroe Center Street North West Grand, Cityflatshotel, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-608-1720
CitySen Lounge, located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, is a hip bar with a big city feel. The focus is on fresh ingredients, seasonally changing 'New American' menus, and a full bar with local brews, wine, and creative cocktails. The lounge hosts a daily Happy Hour from 4-7pm featuring specials on drinks and small plates as well as half-off bottles of wine every Wednesday night. CitySen Lounge offers lunch and dinner every day and breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings. The patio onto Monroe Center is open seasonally

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?