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Cygnus 27

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Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Pearl)
+1 616-776-6425
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:59
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was a cloudy night,but the view is unbeatable. Wish i could say the same about the food. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. This restaurant is over rated. We split a salad (11.00). I had one pork chop, my wife had trout stuffed with some kind of sausage. Strange menu not to our liking for our 55th anniversary.... More 

Thank gk1107
Tracy356, Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear gk1107- Happy 55th anniversary! We're happy you chose to share it with us and were able to enjoy our fantastic views. We're sorry to hear that our menu was not to your liking. We have a diverse offering of items and hope that you would consider giving us another try. At your service, Tracy More 

Chico, California
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Alex was a young but very polished waiter. The food options were all excellent and the chocolate sphere dessert was very special. The view of the city was terrific.

Thank Scott C
Houston, Texas, USA
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Staying in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, this 27th floor restaurant looked a 'must'. And no disappointment! We got a great table, at the window looking out along the Grand River .. could not have asked for better. Beautifully designed and modern setting, airy and spacious. Great food choices, really tough to choose, so we are going back also on... More 

Thank prm78
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We came for Easter brunch with extended family and the food was amazing. They had food made fresh when you wanted it such as crêpes and omelettes. They also had a ton of deserts. They also have an amazing pursuit for perfection because the lady making crêpes had the crêpe split 4 times and she wouldn't serve it to me... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to unwind and chat with friends and enjoy cocktails and local beers. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The views of Grand Rapids were great from the top of the Amway Hotel The grapefruit infused vodka cocktail was amazing. It was happy hour so drink prices were reduced.

Thank Debbie I
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

My girlfriend and I absolutely loved eating at Cygnus 27. The food wasn't outrageously expensive so it was a nice place to spend our anniversary without breaking the bank. Our waitress was extremely kind and made great recommendations.

1 Thank Travis D
Punta Gorda
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

My friend had the short ribs and I choose two tapas, duck and pork belly with a salad. The salad was awesome but the pork belly was not crispy, the short ribs were fatty and the duck had no taste except the corn it was wrapped in. All in all lovely view but would not go back.

Thank Donna C
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Donna, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review about your recent dining experience. I'm so happy to hear that you loved the salad, but disappointed to learn that you weren't crazy about the duck flautas and pork belly (two of our most popular tapas). The pork belly is actually prepared sous vide for 24 hours... More 

Uniited Kingdom
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The views are great and the server we had (Danny) was very helpful. My scallops and my wife's manchego fritters (both starters) were both fine but our main courses (salmon and short rib) were somewhat disappointing. We did not have a desert because they were unable and unwilling to serve ice cream and sorbet on the same plate. Why on... More 

Thank Br1ght0n
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Br1ght0n, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review -- I am so happy to hear that you, your wife, and your well-traveled bear enjoyed the views! I am so sad to hear you didn't love your main course -- I even ensured that your server, Danny, had checked with your group to confirm your satisfaction.... More 

Springfield, Illinois
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were staying at the hotel, so we made a trip up for happy hour. I appreciated the very unique drink menu and half price specials! But, being rushed, I only had time for one drink, but I would have stayed for more!

Thank ribar1en
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear ribar1en, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review on your recent visit! We hope you find the time to join us again soon. Warm regards, Traci Gresham General Manager More 

Grand Rapids, MI
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444 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We usually only go to Cygnus for drinks and occasionally desserts. They change the menu style so often that it’s really hard for them to become good at or well known for anything in particular. I think most of their success is based on location ( the excellent view) and not on the food. We stopped in recently and had... More 

Thank Beentheredonethat777
Traci G, General Manager at Cygnus 27, responded to this review

Dear Beentheredonethat, Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review! Since evolving our menu to a more Latin-inspired theme in the Summer of 2015, we feel we've had excellent feedback from guests like yourself (as you can see from our other reviews). I am, however, very sorry to hear that you found the desserts to be underwhelming.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$49
American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 23:59
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-776-6425
Set 27 stories up in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, Cygnus27 delivers a Latin-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktail lounge with expansive panoramic views of the Grand River and surrounding cityscape. The drinks and food at Cygnus27 are as distinctive as the space itself. The exclusive cocktail menu is based on classic inspirations. The light fare options include a variety of small and sharable plates - perfect for an after-work or evening bite. With its multi-level dining spaces and modern furnishings, Cygnus27 is truly the destination restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Michigan. A fresh, unique, and authentic menu draws on the Chef Tim Moreno's Latin American heritage and has made-from-scratch dishes that have earned the dining room the AAA Four-Diamond mark of distinction. Also available is our popular Sunday brunch mid-September through mid-May. Interested in booking a private space on the 28th floor? With floor to ceiling city and river views, you'll host the dinner your friends or colleagues won't soon forget! PLEASE NOTE: Hours posted are for the Lounge/Bar area. The Dining Room hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 10 PM Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (Mid-September through mid-May)

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