The Friesian

June 22, 2022

The Friesian Gastro Pub is the perfect place to enjoy a casual meal with friends. The menu features an eclectic mix of comfort food, from tasty sandwiches to scrumptious carrot cake (aptly named ‘THAT Carrot Cake’…it’s just that good). So, whether you’re in the mood for a classy cocktail, some delicious hors d’oeuvres, or a hearty meal, the Friesian Gastro Pub is sure to have something that will satisfy your craving.

The Friesian opened its doors in early 2019 after a complete renovation of the former “Lord’s Chapel” building. The Gastro Pub is located just down the hill from Michigan Street’s Medical Mile corridor. When you walk in, it’s clear how much effort the owners have put into creating a warm and inviting atmosphere, and the Gastro Pub has quickly become a popular gathering spot for both locals and visitors. This Grand Rapids gastro pub was named after the Friesian horse, native to the Dutch province, and serves as a nod to the owners’ Dutch roots.

The Friesian accommodates seating for over 80 people inside with a unique centrally-located bar with a sleek and modern design. As for outdoor seating, the gastropub offers space for 20+ people on our covered lower patio and 50-person rooftop deck—a first for Michigan Street and perfect for a warm summer evening! Visit their website for a peek at the brunch and dinner menu and make The Fresian your next happy hour mainstay!