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“A very nice place.”

Tavern on the Square
Ranked #484 of 948 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Cuisines: American
Description: "An attractive, upscale bar and grill in downtown Grand Rapids".
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Description: "An attractive, upscale bar and grill in downtown Grand Rapids".
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The menu is varied, though largely bar food. We had spring roll appetizer and pretzels with dipping sauce. Both were very good.
The bar is adequate though somewhat unsophisticated. They specialize in brew and, I'm told do it well. A vodka gimlet was a challenge.
Atmosphere is "Michigan Sports Bar " which is generally a good thing.
Our server was on his first day and did very well. Assuming all the wait staff are as accomplished.
Parking is a bit of a problem because of location. We went on a holiday and found a spot fairly close.
No complaints, but frankly it's a nice place to go, not a gem.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The bouncers at Tavern openly discriminated against people of color. They are disrespectful, the food isn't great, the floor is sticky...I will not patronize this place again for any reason.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Just stopped in for a drink while waiting for our reservation time down the road. Izzy was very pleasant, brought over a list of drafts for the day.

We (3) ordered beer and looked over the menu. It seemed pretty limited, but we were planning to eat elsewhere anyway.

The grapefruit beer was very refreshing and not sweet. I liked it!

The $1.49 5 oz drafts sounded like a great way to try new options.

We watched a few innings of the Detroit Tigers game and then left for dinner.

We would definitely come back for a drink.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Got the guacamole which was made in house. Good flavor. Also got the brisket tacos. Had a little heat and a ton of flavor. Good experience.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Visiting town for the first time and saw this place after parking for the evening's Griffins hockey game at Van Andel Arena. Place was busy, but we got seated very quickly. Drinks, ordering and food all came quickly and efficiently, which was appreciated given that we were 90 minutes from the puck dropping.

The menu had some interesting choices on it and I went with the pulled Brisket Tacos. Very pleased with my choice as there was a little heat from the jalapenos. The meat was generous on the two soft tacos. My daughter had a Chicken Quesadilla and loved it. Wife had the Tavern burger.

Server was very nice and helpful and although they were quite busy, a member of the management team stopped by to make sure everything was OK.

Before tip and with no alcohol purchased, our bill came to about $40.

Would eat here again if ever in town.

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