We love the Millennium Group Restaurants, and the concept behind 600 Kitchen and Bar is nothing short of amazing. Located on Kalamazoo’s Rivers Edge Neighborhood, on the northwest corner of The Foundry, the building was once a grey-iron foundry built around 1905. The Millennium Group wanted to keep the history of the building alive, and the west facing brick wall and the steel work in the ceiling are original. How cool is that?!
I love the high ceilings, beautiful wood, and industrial feel of the restaurant. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with smiling faces. 600 Kitchen and Bar offers a full bar, farm to table style food, craft cocktails, and a wonderful staff. There is a beautiful bench running along the main wall and the back wall for booth style seating, beautiful wooden tables, and an upstairs seating area for hosting parties, corporate events, and more!
We were promptly sat and greeted within minutes of being seated. We love bourbon so we had to try their Old Fashioned garnished with a piece of pork belly. When I’m not drinking my Dirty Martini, I love a good margarita. 600 Kitchen and Bar serves up a Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita with a Tajin rim (chili lime salt). They even soak their cucumber garnish in tequila. I highly recommend!
600 Kitchen and Bar has a wide variety of dishes to meet every dietary need. From Otto’s Chicken, to ramen bowls, and great lunch combo’s, there is certainly something for everyone! They also offer Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian options.
For our starter, we tried their Goat Cheese Mousse served with a roasted tomato & shallot confit and toasted bread. I could make a meal out of just that it was so good.
I love salmon and 600 has some of the best all the way from the Faroe Islands. Next time you’re in, check out their menu and it explains why they chose it. We loved their Black & Blue salad with spinach, toasted pecans, picked red onion and blue cheese crumbles.
If you love seafood, their Seafood Bucatini was incredible. Mussels, shrimp, salmon, clams, tomatoes and spinach all tossed in a spicy garlic butter sauce and bucatini pasta from West Michigan Pasta Provisions. I can’t wait to order that again! My husband ordered the bone-in pork chop. Talk about amazing presentation and flavor! The pork chop was set on black rice, apple walnut salsa, and drizzled with a fig infused balsamic reduction and arugula. If you aren’t into meat and seafood, 600 Kitchen and Bar offers Impossible Meatloaf. You guys. If I didn’t read it right on the menu itself, I would have never believed it wasn’t real meat. Even my husband, who is the biggest steak loving person, couldn’t stop eating it!
Last, but certainly not least, if you have room after eating all of their amazing food, their desserts are to die for. After trying 600 Kitchen and Bar again after a year or so, we were absolutely impressed to say the least. 600 Kitchen and Bar will be on our regular round of restaurants to frequent. We love the concept and the history of the building, from the cocktails to the entrees the presentation was beautiful, and the service was top-notch. Most of all, we LOVE the Millennium Group!