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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%
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“walleye” (15 reviews)
“duck” (5 reviews)
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

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 February 9, 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 January 22, 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 December 19, 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 October 24, 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 August 21, 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 August 25, 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 August 17, 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

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

Reviewed August 15, 2017

Marco's food is consistently good. Real food, homemade, done well. The interior is in terrible need of renovation, just super dated; it's got a senior citizen following so go a little later than early bird to miss the crowd. Believe it or not, it has...More

1  Thank Emily H
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with tables arranged at good distances, fairly elegant, inviting. Service friendly and competent. Menu divided into Small, Medium and Large dishes...a small and a medium probably equalled a large. The salads were good, calamari OK, lobster roll was terrific. The menu offers enough...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times- it's always been good The owner is here to make sure it's being done right The burger is the best in town Reserve if possible on weekends Ask about the Diner for Two

1  Thank Ralph H
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Meaghan G
January 15, 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
  • E-mail
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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