Get the low down on some of the hottest spots in Grand Rapids right here in the hot list. This is where you find an insiders guide to new openings and the places everyone’s talking about.
Wine & Dine
Wishing for a tropical vacation? You don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re someplace warm with a visit to Citizen. Try their amazing cocktails and the spicy green beans for an appetizer.
2. Grain Sandwich Shop
Stop by Grain Sandwich Shop for some delicious sandwiches perfect for lunch on the westside!
3. Zoko822 – Opening Soon
For a mix of French and Spanish small plates don’t miss Zoko822 opening soon.
4. MeXo – Opening Soon
Stay tuned for the grand opening of MeXo in Grand Rapids! MeXo features authentic regional Mexican cuisine, craft margaritas (cheers!) and homemade tortillas.
5. Sonder Eatery
Sonder Eatery recently opened in Hudsonville featuring local inspired eats and fresh ingredients. Stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner!
6. New Hotel Mertens
Escape to France with a visit to New Hotel Mertens. This restaurant is perfect for date night, lunch downtown or coffee in the morning. I’m obsessed with the cheese cart and the featured Michigan wines.
7. Buffalo Traders Lounge
There’s a new cocktail lounge in town and it’s totally worth a visit with friends. Don’t miss Buffalo Traders Lounge for an awesome cocktail.
8. Forty Pearl – Opening Soon
If you’re familiar with Brengman Brothers wine stay tuned for their new tasting room in Grand Rapids.
9. Georgina’s Grand Rapids – Opening Soon
If you love Georgina’s Fusion Cuisine in Traverse City you’re in luck because a restaurant is opening in Grand Rapids!
Head downtown and check out Rendezvous located inside the Amway Grand Hotel for their breakfast buffet or craft cocktails and light eats in the evening.
Shop Till You Drop
Have you visited the new Athleta store in Grand Rapids? If you need some new workout gear for the new year this is your place to shop!
2. Lennon & Willow
Check out Lennon & Willow on Cherry Street with your girlfriends to find a new dress, top or accessories.
3. Ada Mae
Stop by Ada Mae to shop small independent lines of clothing and accessories from designers in the US and Europe.
4. Iris Boutique
Shop at Iris Boutique on Cherry Street to find the perfect accessories to add to your wardrobe.