About Us

About MSV

Mainstreet Ventures Inc. (MSV) owns and operates 18 distinctive eateries in 5 states.  Founded in 1981, Michael C. Gibbons, Dennis Serras and Dieter Boehm  joined in a common purpose of developing distinctive upscale fine dining restaurants that stand out in each community for their landmark locations, memorable facilities and exceptional dining experiences.   Since inception, the MSV core mission remains the same; to consistently exceed guest expectations by providing memorable dining experiences in creative and distinctive restaurants.  The Mainstreet Ventures restaurants are:  Real Seafood Company (Ann Arbor, Mich., Toledo, Ohio, & Naples, Fla.), The Chop House (Ann Arbor, Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., Annapolis, Md. & Charleston, W. Va.), Gratzi (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Carson’s American Bistro (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Palio (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Zia’s (Toledo, Ohio), Ciao! (Sylvania, Ohio), EO Burgers (Beavercreek, Ohio),  Revolution Grille (Toledo, Ohio), Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Grill (Ft. Myers, Fla.) , Tidewater Grill (Charleston, W. Va.). Additionally, Mezzevino Mediterranean Kitchen and Bar in Ann Arbor, Mich. opened in June 2014 and Real Seafood Company in Bay City, Mich. is planned to open in May 2015. MSV also seeks to enhance the communities in which each restaurant operates, and cumulatively provides over $50,000 in scholarships to employees annually and contributes over $500,000 per year to various local community charities.

Each MSV restaurant is unique from the décor to the menus.  MSV fine dining concepts include seafood, steak, Italian, American and Mediterranean cuisines.    The MSV standard of excellence exemplified at each restaurant is to deliver quality, consistency and enjoyment of each guest’s experience.  Each location prepares food from all scratch kitchens and each head chef offers creative features with a focus on seasonal, local produce.

To further enhance the guests dining experience, MSV integrated Imenutech’s Menuvative digital menus into its restaurants which allows for wine pairings, imagery of plate presentations and detailed menu descriptions. MSV was nominated for the National Restaurant Associations’ Operators Innovator Award (2012) in recognition of continued advancement in technology for use of Menuvative.

We hope you enjoy your dining experience at each of our distinctive eateries!