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Cygnus 27

187 Monroe Ave., NW (Fulton St.) Send to Phone
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Elegant dining with impressive city views.
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Dining room at Cygnus 27, Grand Rapids, MI

Cygnus 27 Restaurant Review

: It would be tempting to dine at Cygnus 27 just for the hotel-top city views, and many do. The restaurant is located on the 27th and 28th floors of the Amway Grand Plaza hotel. But it's the fine food that keeps patrons returning to this spot. The eclectic menu reflects the multicultural training of its chef: the Austrian-born chef de cuisine was trained in classic French style, but includes unmistakable Middle Eastern flavors in his repertoire. Try the unusual banana blossom salad with smoked mallard duck; the seafood trio of grilled lobster sausage, grilled sea scallops and salmon; or the harissa and yogurt baked free-range chicken with Israeli couscous and pea curry.

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Great New Look and Menu
by caldercity4now on Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:32 am
 
My wife and I recently went to Cygnus 27 for our anniversary. Admittedly, we had not been there for a while, and we almost weren't sure we were in the right place! (The maitre d' informed us that they completely refurbished the restaurant in October '06). We found the dining room to be much more contemporary in style, and the music, instead of being the former piano playing, was an upbeat global sound.

While we love the spectacular views of Grand Rapids, we found the food and service to be most impressive!! The menu has changed from the traditional American fare to an internationally-inspired cuisine. While we admit that we are usually pretty food savvy, we did have some questions regarding some of the items and ingredients, and were skillfully led through the menu by our server (I think her name was Krista). We found that she had informative answers to our questions, and also assured my wife who is not so daring that most items can be prepared in a more familiar, simplistic fashion.

We ended up being daring and tried the Lamb Tagine and Misoyaki Salmon with the noodle salad. We found the flavors to be exquisite and the presentation of the food to be equally enticing. We even found out that they now have sushi, which we had to have. What a treat!!

For dessert, we had the chocolate lava, which Krista recommended. We couldn't have been happier as the chocolate oozed out when we dug into the phyllo tower topped with fresh whipped cream and edible gold!

Although we usually go only for special occassions because it used to be exorbitantly expensive, we found it to be relatively reasonably priced for what we received, and will be making it a more regular "going out spot".
 
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