Exploring Food in Grand Rapids can be an endless endeavor. Restaurants come and go. Our latest experience at Sovengard didn’t disappoint. Sovengard is the New Nordic Movement, a quote from their website, “Spearheaded by chefs, has a firm grasp on what it truly means to make food that both does good and tastes good. The Sovengard is committed to producing original and unique flavors with what’s available here and now.” We entered and traversed the stairs down, not sure if there is an Accessible entrance or elevator. The menu at Sovengard is based on what is in season and what is grown at local farms. They also serve cocktails, local and import brews and wines. Our party of eight had reservations for Friday at dinner time. Parking was easy to find on the streets around the block. Our party dined on the a few appetizers and entrée specials ranging from trout w. Morel Mushrooms, beef short ribs over egg noodles and a couple different ways to eat chicken. Not to be left out, they also have Vegan selections, which are noted by symbol on the menu. Sovengard always offers open face sandwiches or Smorrebrod, which can be ordered singly, or by the flight. The quality of the bread was worth the carbs. Hearty grains, herbs or spices combine for rich flavor. For shared appetizers, a cheese tray and sour beer fries were both enjoyed. Not to be outdone by dinner, their dessert menu did not disappoint. With more than one vegan option, it was a winner all around. Chocolate Crème mousse and blonde apple pastries were amazing. Also, not to miss during the warmer weather is the Beirgarten, located outside with spots for a few games of cornhole or just hanging out and enjoying company and beverages. Sovengard is located 443 Bridge St. NW Grand Rapids.