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US$12 - US$25
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American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 22 August 2021

Really good chef. Very interesting and well thought out food. Nice cocktails as well. Bonus I met this beautiful doctor who was super cool.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

Every employee is just fabulous. The drinks are excellent and the staff will insist to remake something for you if they can tell at all that you don't like what you ordered, they truly aim to please. The food is excellent, it is tapas style...so the portions aren't large but extremely tasty. I recommend the broccoli and the peanut butter banana split!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Our original plans were altered last minute and we decided to try this establishment. What a delightful outcome! The duck arancini were simply amazing. Would recommend the lamb ragu, beet salad and pork meatloaf as well. Very creative cocktails, as well as excellent traditional varieties...as well. Can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

While i was on business I had the pleasure of ordering a meal in the evening that was a great dinner even if I couldn't be seated in the restaurant and only take out was available it was worth it. Would recommend if your looking...for a tasty evening dinner and would like to try several of their other offerings the next time I am in town for work.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020

I routinely travel to the Kalamazoo area on business and have visited Principle many times. I love their cocktail menu and locally sourced menu options. The mixologists are experienced and creative- they'll create a drink for you if you don't find something you like on...the menu. Atmosphere is just what you want after a long day, or if you are simply looking to meet up with friends. I can't wait to return to the area.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Very good ambiance, with a very well stock bar and cool cocktail menu. The food and service are good, with a very limited menu.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

my nephew recommends the mixologist at this restaurant but I prefer there excellent wine list. the food is wonderful also

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Food was delicious.I had the wild caught shrimp which was basically a bowl of 6 or 7 shrimp on a very tasty sauce.My spouse had a grilled broccoli and a brussel sprout dish which were both delicious. Service from Hannah was excellent plus. The only...downside was things could have been better if an inexpensive item like bread or a salad were thrown in with the entree.When served,there was kind of a feeling of "That's it?" I am a very slow eater, and I was finished in a little over five minutes. The drink my spouse had was also expensive,tiny and watered down.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

I have visited 3 times within a month and each time my experience has being delightful. The food is delicious, I have tried 2 sea food choices (scallops and trout), most recently the grilled pork dish, as well as octopus appetizer...all were delicious... The dessert...menu is slim, but you won't go wrong with the Blondie..or the apple upside down... The wait staff are attentive... For my friends who were drinkers, they raved about the cocktails...I believe they are well known for their cocktails💗More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Principle is a jewel of a restaurant. Five of us had dinner there, each of us asking for something special. The Chef was wonderful and catered caringly and deliciously to our specific needs. Our server was excellent taking his time to make sure he understood...what we were requesting. He was knowledgeable and steered us well to the beers and wines to accompany our meals. Each entree was superb and done with a light touch. Of course we had to taste the desserts--none disappointed and the espresso was good too! FIVE STARS +More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Principle Food & Drink is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4