Our Food Philosophy
In December 2017, we opened our all-occasion restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo’s Rivers Edge Neighborhood, on the northwest corner of The Foundry. 600 Kitchen & Bar features a diverse menu that honors both people and tradition. We have a full bar, a vibrant staff, and welcoming environment for groups of all sizes. As part of the Millennium Restaurant Group, it helps breathe new life and energy into a historic space that was once a grey-iron foundry built around 1905. In fact, the west facing brick wall and the steel work in the ceiling are original. The terrazzo covers up what was originally an all dirt floor which is typical in foundries for safety reasons. Our goal is to offer our patrons a friendly, downtown gathering spot for area residents; with a menu that emphasizes freshness, quality, and approachability. We feature ingredients produced by people who share our values. Like farmers, artisans, and growers, we depend on real people and technique to deliver the best possible product to our customers. We source as many of our ingredients locally as possible. However, we understand that some of the best -- or most ethically produced -- ingredients come from elsewhere. Craftsmanship comes in many forms and at 600 Kitchen & Bar, we hope that you recognize that we take pride in our craft and we hope that your experience with us reflects this.
“My goal is that everybody has a great experience while enjoying seasonal offerings that highlight tradition in cuisine.”
Chef James Allen