Bar Divani

Heartside-Downtown

88% of 1023 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

  • Eclectic menu
  • 55 wines by the glass
  • Local and sustainable products
  • Luxurious ambience

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4/person. Limit 1/table, 2/table of 5 or more. Must purchase food. Not valid for happy hour or w/other offers. Not valid 12/31/10 or 2/14/11. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid for carryout wines, wine club memberships or private events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bar Divani - Heartside-Downtown: $15 for $30 Worth of New American Fare at Bar Divani

With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of new American fare and drinks at Bar Divani downtown. At least one food item must be purchased with this Groupon.

Working from a list of locally sourced and sustainable products, Bar Divani enlivens the traditional American menu with eclectic edibles. Nudge your sleeping stomach awake with a daily-changing cheese flight served with fresh fruit ($12) or a serving of spicy tuna sushi maki rolls ($12) whose fish oil fires are smothered by sriracha mayo. After a rice bowl of spicily sauced Creole red beans ($9), munch on margherita flatbread ($8), which induces salivation with a selection of oven-dried tomato pesto, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Entrees, which are arranged to match the color each diner sees when they get angry at their mom, come in tasty editions such as the filet mignon ($27), an all-natural cut of cow that celebrates itself with festive frills of pearl onions, Roquefort forest mushrooms, a puree of rutabaga and parsnip, and a brandy madeira sauce.

With 55 wines by the glass and a selection of highly drinkable martinis and cocktails available, Bar Divani is a great place to test-drive your tongue’s alcohol receptors. The classy, cozy atmosphere is splashed throughout with luxurious furniture and upheld by a line of brazen pillars, without which the restaurant’s appealing ambience would collapse into a fast food greasepit where first dates would be illuminated by fluorescent lamps and angry last dates would be awkwardly lengthened by aggressive accordion players. Reservations are recommended but not required.

This Groupon is not valid for carryout wines, wine club memberships, private or banquet dining, catering, happy hour, or other specials. Not valid on New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day.

Reviews

Grand Rapids Magazine readers awarded Bar Divani "Best Restaurant Wine List," and it was also praised by the Grand Rapids Press. Nine Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:

  • Chef Craig Oland's food is worth getting out of the house for -- it is beautifully executed and exquisitely presented -- a culinary quilt of the best regional flavors and products he can get. – Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids Press
  • Stopped in for a weekday dinner, very amazed by the incredible wine/ beer /cocktail list. Wine List is to die for. Very friendly and informative wait staff. We decided to sample some small plates , very pleased with the selections we made. – Widdelwood50, TripAdvisor

Bar Divani

Cherries from Michigan bedeck rainbow trout from a farm in Harrietta. Mrs. Dog’s Disappearing Mustard, from Grand Rapids, drapes across sausage made from lamb raised on a family farm in McBain. Though many of the ingredients at Bar Divani are local, the chefs draw culinary influences from around the world. They dunk Bay of Fundy salmon in walnuts and apple horseradish relish, and combine dollops of aged cheddar-cheese grits with small plates of cajun-spiced black tiger shrimp. The trio of lamb sliders prance through a range of flavors, from sweet cinnamon honey yogurt to pickled carrot and pistachio butter.

The earthy scent of simmering bourbon barbecue sauce suits the warmly hued dining room, where light dances off rich wooden accents. An illuminated wine cellar showcases 40 varieties, allowing patrons to find the ideal pairing for any dish or discretely cheat through the Wine Connoisseur Weekly crossword. Servers cut among bronze columns beneath exposed-brick walls, leaving a wake of aromas that hint at alligator and exotic grains of paradise as they visit curved booths swaddled in ornate fabrics.

Tips

88% of 1023 customers recommend

Great ambiance. Soak it up.
James Q. · June 25, 2014
Love it
Raquel S. · March 5, 2014
Change the price in the system for the crab cakes so that it matches the menu price. Our bill reflected a price $2 higher than the menu.
C. M. · January 19, 2014
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    Heartside-Downtown

    15 Ionia Ave. SW

    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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