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Marco New American Bistro

884 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2326
+1 616-942-9100
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“walleye” (15 reviews)
“lobster roll” (5 reviews)
“risotto” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
884 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2326
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been a while since we had been to Marco’s, so we decided to drop in again. I had the seasonal lobster roll, which was outstanding! It was probably the best lobster roll I’ve ever had, including New England. Lots of chunky lobster meat...More

Thank Macaw
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Still the same good food and service as ever We have been coming here for years and Never disappointing They have daily specials and use fresh produce and seasonal products For a family owned place , where the owners are there to see that it’s...More

Thank Ralph H
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended! The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. It was great to have a nice, quiet dinner without feeling rushed. There are many more things on the menu to be tried another time. This "neighborhood" restaurant is a hidden treasure that we...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 1 March 2018

The food at Marco is consistently excellent. The menu has a variety of different types of items to suit all appetites and preferences. The staff is wonderful. They create a warm atmosphere. It's a wonderful place to go when you want to have a relaxing...More

Thank DutchGirl_WMI
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This place is on our list of "tried and true" GR restaurants. Never a bad meal, always an accommodating staff. Last night I had the pappardelle and once again was delighted with my choice. Others at the table thoroughly enjoyed the duck and walleye. We...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner with friends recently. I must say I have never had a meal that didn’t rise up to my expectations. Consistently delicious food and excellent service. It never disappoints.

Thank Chooey46
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Need a place with great atmosphere, reliably good food and service, reasonably priced? Marco's Bistro is your go-to spot. We arrived recently, with reservations, on a Saturday evening to be seated shortly at the subtly lit, white tablecloth room full of convivial diners. We started...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The staff was so accommodating we had reservations for 4 when we arrived we ran into friends. They quickly made arrangements for all 6 of us to be seated together. Great food great friends great wine. Life is good

Thank Chooey46
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you want a quiet place to dine with good food this is a great choice. Went as a group of 5 and we all liked our meals and drinks. I got the walleye and it was very good, the fries were good and my...More

2  Thank GrannyTammy01
Mark M, Owner at Marco New American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to make us aware of your dining experience. We greatly appreciate your feedback and business. We hope to see and serve you again soon! P.S. Our Caesar dressing is a traditional version which includes an anchovy paste....More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I really look forward to coming to this location that is absolutely a joy to come to ,a place that gets everything right from the small details to the environment to the attitude of the staff. This was the very first time I had meal...More

1  Thank Anne J
Mark M, Owner at Marco New American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hello Anne! Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of your experience. Please know that we always want our guests to leave happy! I'm sorry the dish was not up to our normal high standards - we would have happily replaced your...More

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Meaghan G
15 January 2017|
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Yes we do have a children's menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 884 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2326
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-942-9100
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Since 2002, award-winning Marco Bistro has been the neighborhood bistro in Grand Rapids. Chef Mark McNamara and his staff prepare a seasonal menu featuring regional American and European cuisine, all hand made, using the finest ingredients, sourced locally when available. Complemented by gracious service, a full bar, engaging wine list and a quaint, comfortable atmosphere, there is nothing else quite like it in Grand Rapids. "Marco excels in everything fine dining is about: attentive service, an exceptional and singular menu, a solid selection of wines and beers and a relaxed-but-not-noisy atmosphere that caters as much to diners inclined to dress up as well as those in the mood to wear jeans." - Grand Rapids Press, May 2005 "Marco Bistro is a hidden gem in Grand Rapids... It fills a much-needed void: food done very well. Chef Mark McNamara can cook, and he could be the most underrated chef in Grand Rapids. One thing I have learned from all my travels is to listen to what the locals have to say - whether it is in Bangkok, Mumbai, San Francisco or Cascade. My nearby friends are 100 percent correct that they have a gem in Marco New American Bistro. Count me in as a new fan." - George Aquino, Grand Rapids Press, September 2011 2010 & 2008 Award of Excellence, New American Dining - Grand Rapids Magazine Marco Bistro has been consecutively honored with the "Highest Level Award in Upscale Dining" from the Best Independent Restaurants association.
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