616 PASS Partner Review: Reserve Wine & Food


Reserve Wine & Food was recently named Grand Rapids’ Restaurant of the Year by Grand Rapids Magazine. Known for their locally sourced fresh ingredients, cozy atmosphere, and welcoming staff, Reserve Wine & Food is a highly impressive dining experience. Added perk: 616 Lofts’ residents receive -10% their food bill when they show their 616 PASS!


Whether you are a wine geek or don’t know the difference between a pinot grigio and a pinot noir, Reserve -first and foremost – has a helpful and attentive staff ready to serve you. The cruvinet system offers over 100 wines available by the glass and an even larger bottle collection.

Unsure of what you’re into (We’re not judging. This is “Beer City”, after all… )? Reserve offers rotating wine tasting events every third Thursday of the month with their general manager and certified sommelier, Peter Marantette. The cost is $25 per person and the event features five different wines from regions all around the world. If wine isn’t your thing, prepare to be stunned by the extensive selection of house and classic cocktails, as well as a global selection beers.



Last month 616 residents had the opportunity to attend one of the Reserve wine tasting events. The wine selection varied in density, richness, and scents; everyone developed their favorites as the night progressed. Food was available for purchase during the wine tasting and one of the most popular entrees of the night was the farmer’s hash. It featured perfectly cooked potatoes, carrots, onions, kale, harvest vegetables, and a sunny-side up egg in the middle; the colorful plate was hit amongst the group!

The Reserve menu also includes a snacks category. We tried the Schmaltz popcorn and pork fat fries. Be warned… once you take a bite of these muchie delights, there’s no stopping until the entire bowl is finished.


The menu is divided into small and large entrees. For starters, the cheese & charcuterie board is always a crowd pleaser. The well-curated showcase of house meats and cheeses comes in two different sizes. There’s no going wrong here – unless cheese isn’t part of your health plan.


As a cherry on top, Reserve’s beautiful décor and elegant building provide a superb dining environment. They also have unique spaces for special events or larger parties: the Vault, the Champagne Room & Lounge, and the Loft. Visit Reservegr.com for more information and call 616-855-9463 for reservations.