New Hotel Mertens Announces Holiday Hours

New Hotel Mertens, a locally-owned and operated French restaurant, bakery and rooftop lounge located at 35 Oakes St SW, today announced its holiday opening hours. The entire brasserie and bakery have been adorned in Christmas decorations for the season.

Christmas Eve: Brunch from 11am to 2pm and then dinner service from 2pm 
Christmas Day: Brunch from 11am to 2pm and then dinner service from 2pm
New Year’s Eve: Fixed menu for dinner for $80 per adult guest from 4pm to late with a midnight toast, favors and a countdown featuring the march of the NHM brigade
New Year’s Day: Brunch from 9am to 4pm and then dinner service from 4pm

Reservations for all of these services can be made at Unless noted above, New Hotel Mertens plans to offer our regular brunch and dinner menus, respectively.

Christmas Eve: 8am to 8pm
Christmas Day: 11am to 8pm
New Year’s Eve: 8am to 11pm
New Year’s Day: 11am to 8pm

The bakery offers informal breakfast, lunch and dinner services along with a wide-variety of house-made French pastry and espresso & coffee in partnership with The Sparrows Coffee, Tea & Newsstand of Grand Rapids.

Heritage Hill resident Anthony Tangorra, founder and owner of New Hotel Mertens, noted that, “following our most successful Thanksgiving to-date, our guests have made it clear that they enjoy spending holidays with us at New Hotel Mertens; and we are thankful to be able to share those special moments with our guests. In addition, we invited every one of our employees and their families to join us at NHM for their Thanksgiving meal free of charge during their off-hours on that day and we will be doing the same for the Christmas holiday. As a small, family-run business we are pleased to be open and to serve the community on holidays; that is part of what it means to be in the hospitality business. And we are also very happy to serve our own team on these special days by providing an exquisite meal for the hard-working New Hotel Mertens staff and their families free of charge.”

In addition to the holiday services listed above, New Hotel Mertens offers a special Christmas Tea service on most December weekends that are well-timed as a festive pre-ballet service proceeding matiness of The Nutcracker by Grand Rapids Ballet. New Hotel Mertens offers a formal tea every Saturday afternoon year-round, and the Christmas teas integrate traditional Christmas flavors and French Christmas traditions into the service. New Hotel Mertens is the official restaurant of Grand Rapids Ballet for the 2019-2020 season.

New Hotel Mertens Bakery will also offer cakes and other confections on a pre-order basis for Christmas via its website; details can be found at

About Mertens Hospitality, LLC and New Hotel Mertens
Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Mertens Hospitality, LLC owns and operates New Hotel Mertens, a brasserie occupying the former lobby and dining room of what was once an early 20th century Grand Rapids hotel of the same name, New Hotel Mertens Bakery, and Haute at New Hotel Mertens, a seasonally-operated rooftop lounge, all located at 35 Oakes St SW. For more information about Mertens Hospitality, LLC please visit, email or call 616.551.1713.