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The Kirby
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Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Douglas
Price range: US$8 - US$35
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Description: The Kirby is a hotel, restaurant and wine bar. The restaurant offers a global menu using Michigan's freshest ingredients. There is a large section of cheese and charcuterie as well as small plates, large plates and desserts. The wine bar offers intersting glass pours and flights of wine, whiskey and Amari. Have a light snack and a glass of wine or come in for 5-course wine pairing dinner. We have indoor seating in our cozy dining room and wine bar and outdoor seating on our back decks surrounded by lush trees, a beautiful garden and pond. The Kirby is great for weddings, rehearsal dinners and all types of events.
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Description: The Kirby is a hotel, restaurant and wine bar. The restaurant offers a global menu using Michigan's freshest ingredients. There is a large section of cheese and charcuterie as well as small plates, large plates and desserts. The wine bar offers intersting glass pours and flights of wine, whiskey and Amari. Have a light snack and a glass of wine or come in for 5-course wine pairing dinner. We have indoor seating in our cozy dining room and wine bar and outdoor seating on our back decks surrounded by lush trees, a beautiful garden and pond. The Kirby is great for weddings, rehearsal dinners and all types of events.
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Enjoyed the atmosphere and food at a reception for friends. Crab cakes were AMAZING. Buffet dinner was lovely out on the back patio and atmosphere was perfect for a small gathering. Can't wait to come back and check out menu and drinks on our own.

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Thank AFM33
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Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review AFM33. We can't wait to have you back. Check out our Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour from 5-8 pm on Thursdays... live music and a special $5 menu.
Mindy

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I spent two nights at The Kirby while visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. I can't even begin to explain how incredibly helpful, kind, and genuine the staff were. We had booked a reservation over the phone months ahead (recommended) and spoke with Mindy to do so. We had never been to the area before so we asked her questions about what to do, what to see, where to eat, etc. Mindy helped us with all of the above so we could focus on the beauty of the area rather than trying to figure out where to go. Every recommendation she gave us turned out to be more than we expected.

One of the other team members at The Kirby (Kim) was very helpful getting us checked in and to our room. Throughout our stay, they knew when to converse and when we'd like to be on our own - we never felt neglected or bugged too much.

Each morning we made our way downstairs and selected what we'd like to have for breakfast off a small menu. The food was outstanding and the helpings were more than plenty. Everything that we indulged over the 3 Days/2 nights was excellent. I highly recommend catching dinner at the restaurant (Jay Paul's) while staying here. **(To note - breakfast is included in price per room, if you have dinner at Jay Paul's, it is separate.)

**For all of you Douglas/Saugatuck visitors AND residents - Jay Paul's is open to the public! One of the nights we stayed there they had a great band come in and play ambient music while dining. I honestly cannot day enough GREAT things about everything at The Kirby.

Side note - The Kirby is beautifully designed. I'm in the Design Industry and was blown away by the overall design.

5 stars here people, don't miss out

Thank Alex G
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Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, Alex G. We enjoyed having you at The Kirby and hope you will visit again soon. It is beautiful out here in the winter season. Thanks, Mindy

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rare date night without the kiddo...very impressed with the wine list. The whitefish pate and beef carpaccio were outstanding, and I want that salmon for dinner every day! Thank you Mindy and Kim! It was a perfect night! Service was super attentive!

Thank kelly a
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Management response:Responded 3 October 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review Kelly. We are very happy you came in and hope to see you again on your next date night. Call anytime.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had a nice dinner at the Kirby. The had a nice menu offering a variety of interesting choices. The service was very good and the atmosphere was pleasant. We had their crab cake appetizer, almonds and olives, tomato & Mozzarella. I had the pasta and my wife had fish. Mousse for desert. It was all good. I guess that the highest recommendation that I can give is that I plan to return next week.

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Thank TomFromBellaire
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Management response:Responded 10 September 2017

Thanks for the nice review Tom from Bellaire. We hope to have you back soon. Give us a call anytime.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I had a delicious dinner and excellent wine at this beautifully restored historical b&b/restaurant. This is the perfect stop after a day at the beach, exploring the nearby sand dunes, shopping in nearby towns. The elegant yet relaxed setting is lovely.
Great food, wonderful staff.

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Thank Gretty M
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mtrafman, General Manager at The Kirby, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Gretty M,
Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you back soon. Upcoming Happy Hours on Thursdays coming soon.

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