Grand Rapids Casual Fine Dining
Marco Bistro has been consecutively honored with the “Highest Level Award in Upscale Dining” from the Best of Independent Restaurants association in years 2007,2008, and 2009. Our focus is on simple, fresh rustic cuisine prepared with gourmet flair. Everything on our menu, from our salad dressing to our decadent desserts, is made in house with only the finest and freshest ingredients.
When available, we also enjoy using local foods to showcase Michigan’s fantastic offerings. An impressive wine list and incredible homemade desserts will complete your dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner, we are just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
“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
Local Flavor. French Flair.
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
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 in years 2007-2011.