Welcome to Wheelhouse Kitchen and Cocktails!

Wheelhouse features a contemporary twist on global fare, with seasonal recipes inspired by our Culinary Team’s ongoing partnership with local suppliers. Our distinctive menu is complemented by a list of artisan cocktails, select wines, and Michigan craft brews. 

Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Wheelhouse is as lively as its setting in the Arena Place district. The multi-faceted concept is your neighborhood “go-to” for leisure or business. The large bar and porch hosts over 85 seats, making it the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a pre-concert cocktail; while the dining room provides a relaxing space for an intimate dinner- featuring a menu that appeals to the foodie in all of us.

Raised on a farm in the small town of LeRoy, Michigan, Chef Jeremiah raised livestock, and grew up learning the techniques of growing and farming herbs and vegetables. Growing food for everyday living ignited his passion for the culinary industry at a very young age. In 2009, Jeremiah received a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from Le Cordon Blue in Scottsdale, Arizona. After graduation he spent time working at the number 1 waterpark in the world, Sclitterbahn, as their Catering Director. At that time, Jeremiah was also the Specialty Chef for Cal-Am Resorts, a group known for their many RV parks. Today, Chef Jeremiah passionately serves as Executive Chef of Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails in Downtown Grand Rapids. His passion for the culinary world is only surpassed by the passion he has for his faith in God. When Chef Jeremiah is not in the kitchen, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their 4 children, as well as hunting, wild life conservation, and marksmanship.

Meritage is all about challenging the norms of what people have come to expect from their dining experiences.

The landscape of dining is changing, but we are a company committed to executing the basics exceptionally well. It is our mission to provide each guest with “Uncommon Hospitality,” by providing our communities with innovative food, drinks & service in a welcoming, energetic atmosphere.

Our Chef driven, ingredient inspired menus are at the heart of all we do & our Culinary Team puts their heart and soul into every recipe. Our innovative line of craft cocktails, beer and wine are designed to complement our cuisine and highlight the personalities of our unique bar staff.

Each restaurant complements the character of its locale, seeking to be a place of relaxation, enjoyment & excitement for each of our guests. With 4 concepts and 6 restaurants, we invite you to get to know the many personalities of Meritage Hospitality Group.

We hope to see you soon. Cheers!