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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Louis Benton

Louis Benton offers one of Grand Rapids' most upscale dining experiences.

Louis Benton offers one of Grand Rapids' most upscale dining experiences. /Matthew Russell

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Hours and prices

Hours: Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dinner: Monday through Thursday: 5 - 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 5 - 10 p.m.

Sunday, Monday: Closed

Dinner reservations are recommended.

During ArtPrize, Louis Benton will be open Saturday at 11:30 a.m., serving a special ArtPrize menu until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well.

Price: $$-$$$

Full Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010 coverage.

Louis Benton is a fine dining steakhouse, and ArtPrize goers looking for Grand Rapids' upscale offerings need look no further.

The restaurant serves the finest U.S.D.A. prime aged steaks. Each steak is trimmed to the chef's specifications and seasoned with a Louis Benton Signature Spice and steak butter. Lunch visitors will find Pot Roast, Grilled Prime Rib and Steak Frites on the entree menu next to premium meat sandwiches and appetizers. For dinner, LB offers signature dishes like Thai Ginger Stir Fry (one of the few vegetarian dishes) and Chicken Madagascar, along with soups, salads, seafood and a notable list of steaks. Those looking for all Louis Benton has to offer might try The Ultimate Steak, a filet mignon wrapped in bacon, au poivre, topped with lobster, asparagus and bearnaise for $36.

Louis Benton also offers a signature drink menu, a full wine and dessert wine list and domestic and imported bottled and draught beer.

For lunch guests, there is one hour complimentary parking available at the parking structure next to the Ionia Street entrance. For dinner guests, complimentary valet parking begins at 5 p.m. at the Ionia Street entrance. After 5 p.m., the entrance to Louis Benton is only available at the Ionia Street entrance.

The ArtPrize you'll see

Six artists are exhibiting ArtPrize work at Louis Benton this year.

Lisa Rodriguez is showing "Peacock Pride," a work of acrylic on canvas.

Bobbie Stevens' work, "Visionary Observations Creating a Lineage Design," is a two-dimensional mixed media piece.

Don Olin will be exhibiting three different pencil illustrations.

April A. Meyette-Russell's "The Catalyst" is a graphite illustration that took three years to complete.

Carlos Tobar created "Pilgrimage III," an oil-on-canvas work for ArtPrize.

Thomas Kawall's piece, "Series Transformers #1: Rivera - Cloned - Chopped - Cropped Buick #52" is a painting photo-realistic rendering of 1952 Buick Rivera.

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