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Blue Water Grill

5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
+1 616-363-5900
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

View is nice, overlooking the river/old gravel pit in Grand Rapids. Very large 3 sided fire place in the entry makes it cozy in the colder weather. Food was very good. Service was attentive but I found the place a bit noisy and difficult to...More

Thank duncan12424
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

A group of six of us held a working dinner meal here on a weeknight. It was splendid. The facility is very nicely decorated and the wait staff is wonderful. I had the French dip sandwich with kettle chips. It was very good. I recommend...More

Thank straitsdiver
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Blue Water Grill is a great setting! The view of the lake is beautiful as is the decor of the restaurant itself! We were a party of 5 who had no trouble being seated on a Friday evening. Even though the place was very...More

Thank Maryann D
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Maryann, thank you for the rating and review. We appreciate your comments and cannot wait to see you soon. Thanks again. Enjoy your day!!

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a night out without the kiddos so we decided to venture to the BWG. We are close in proximity to BWG so it is our go to place. My wife and I have been here at least 10 times and...More

Thank Angebrandy
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit and 4 star rating. We are glad you enjoyed date night with us. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 23 December 2017

Usually end up there at lunch time and only problem is the noise level. The food is always well prepared and presented. My favorites are the butternut squash soup in the fall and winter and the root chips! Love the French dip sandwich and the...More

Thank Lokiwired
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We have been to Blue Water Grill three times. The decor is of a fancy restaurant. There is a good view of the lake, (an old gravel pit)from the windows. The wait time to be seated was long then we were seated in a back...More

Thank Fred_49341
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Fred, thank you for taking the time to review your visits. We apologize that we have failed to meet your expectations, regarding service. Please emails your mailing address to Michael at mgee@gilmorec.com. Thanks again.

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere, I'd love to come back in the summer. This restaurant was chosen because there were a variety of Vegan options available. Our group of 9 had a variety of dishes.

Thank Gorrell
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your rating and review. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place is close to home, so it would be easy to give it a good review because we like it and want them to do well. But I can honestly say that this place earns our appreciation every time we go. The service is...More

Thank Russ H
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Russ, thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are glad you enjoy the service, food & atmosphere. We hope to see you soon!!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

One of my favorites. EVERYTHING is good here. Some of my favorites are the lobster bisque, the root veggie chips (made there fresh), pasta dishes. There is a full menu with too many options. There is outdoor seating and indoor, and it's all beautiful. The...More

Thank Victoria R
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Victoria, thank you for your review & rating. We are glad you enjoy the atmosphere & lakeside dining. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food is very good but a little pricey. I had a brisket sandwich and 2 glasses of wine at lunch and the bill was $30. The sandwich was delicious but so large I couldn't eat the bread. Service was okay.

Thank oppykc
Gilmore C, Public Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We value all our guests and their experiences. Please email Michael and mgee@gilmorec.com to further discuss your experience. Thanks again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5180 Northland Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-363-5900
Description
Blue Water Grill is a breath of fresh air with unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture, a stunningly massive fireplace, and some of the best water views in West Michigan. This is all made possible with large glass walls, inspired design and, quite possibly, the most impressively beautiful deck in the city. And that's just the atmosphere. Blue Water Grill continues The Gilmore Collection tradition of decidedly inspired food with a collection of satisfying influences including Italian, Mediterranean and classic American. All the traditional favorites are accounted for with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more. The menu and surroundings are perfect for the most intimate or social of dining experiences.
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