Among the busy streets downtown there's one that has been jokingly compared to the famous Bourbon Street in New Orleans... Ionia Ave. Perhaps lacking a bit of depth in culture and history as the famous French Quarter, Ionia Ave is becoming one of the most popular areas patrons flock to for food, music, and entertainment. Peppered with restaurants and bars, Ionia Ave is also the host to many popular events such as Irish on Ionia. (GR's largest St. Patricks Day Street Party)
Along this popular avenue, located at 64 Ionia, is a fantastic Latin inspired, upscale restaurant called Luna. Luna replaced what was once Ritz Koney Bar & Grille. Walking into the space I was immediately blown away by the transformation. What was once a bar/grille theme, commonly know for its diner style late night eats, is now a well laid out modern yet elegantly designed restaurant. The feeling of quality hits you right away and follows though to the menu and execution of their dishes. Luna uses the highest quality meats and produce from the best local sources. Offering lunch and dinner options with a full-service bar featuring Latin inspired signature cocktails... this place gets my approval for one of GR's best locally owned restaurants!
Bravo Luna! Another great addition to the Arena District!
See more about Luna and their menu at www.lunagr.com.
Inspired by nature, using only the freshest ingredients, sourcing from local growers whenever possible, you can see (and taste) the love in every dish that comes out of their kitchen. The restaurant is uniquely designed with an open concept offering patrons a glimpse into the cooking area where their chef's create delicious and inspirational meals. In addition to the layout, their table settings, light fixtures, and decor give you that welcoming, modern/farm-house, home cooking warm fuzzy feeling. Handcrafted meals made by, and served by, a generous and hospitable staff puts Terra GR on the top of our list of best farm-to-table eateries in town. Their menu caters to gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian patrons without lacking in creativity or flavor when substituting for such ingredients. They also offer a full service bar features an excellent array of handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, and wine (including organic, and gluten free options).
Located 1429 Lake Dr SE, in Eastown, Terra is open Monday - Sunday. The perfect spot for dinner but if you are looking for a new weekend brunch place... look no further. Terra in Eastown will blow you away with their brunch menu, offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm.
You'll not only leave with a happy belly but also good vibes by knowing their staff truly values the health-conscious lifestyle and a love for food. :)
Find more at www.terragr.com
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