About Grove - Grand Rapids
Grove brings Earth to Table dining to Grand Rapids.
Winner of Restaurant of the Year in Grand Rapids for four years running, Grove serves honest dining experiences with modern, creative cuisine in a walkable, urban setting. Delight your senses with artfully crafted dishes, impeccable service, and intimate ambiance. Celebrate community with honest food straight from the local people who are growing, raising, and preparing it.
American, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday 5-11
Sunday 11 am-9 (brunch and dinner)
Eastern and Cherry
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer limited private parking with handicap accessibility and street parking.
Route 4 Southbound (Cherry and Eastern)
Approximate .14 miles East of the bus stop on Cherry. Located on the North side of Cherry Street.
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Grove - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
Incredible service and food to match. Fa ...
Incredible service and food to match. Fantastic attention paid to allergies.
Terrific service and wonderful food Rain ...
Terrific service and wonderful food Rainbow trout was perfect! Will be back!
Typically love all of the essence group ...
Typically love all of the essence group restaurants but wow they were really off on this night. Ordered the cataplana and no idea what I got- first it just had shrimp in it and no idea why but had pork belly in it- which did not go well with the dish at all. Our server for the water was better than our waiter who stood at the bar and chatted with fellow workers after our water server told him what we requested. I will not even talk about our dessert other than the cornbread had a weird texture and the strawberry preserves were minimal therefore making the bread even more drier but the cheese was very good. It was our 24th wedding anniversary so that was a bummer.
See Nathan the bartender for cocktails. ...
See Nathan the bartender for cocktails. Great guy and exceptional mixed drinks. Food was good. The preparations interesting and tasty. Sitting outside was very pleasant although no real view (just the street). Would go again.
Great service. Overpriced and very smal ...
Great service. Overpriced and very small portions.
We had an awesome time at Grove. The foo ...
We had an awesome time at Grove. The food was amazing and our server was incredibly helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Overall, it was a great dinner and I would absolutely come here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to dine.
The food was great. We loved the shrimp ...
The food was great. We loved the shrimp and grits and the butterscotch pudding. The waiter was not the quality one would expect at a restaurant of Grove's quality. He did serve us but was very abrupt, so the experience was like going to an extremely expensive diner.
My wife and I were on vacation and wante ...
My wife and I were on vacation and wanted to eat at a good farm to table restaurant. The food was uniquely prepared and extremely good. We ordered off the Prie Fix menu and they also brought us an additional plate with three tastes for each of us off the appetizer menu that was also delicious. The service was excellent.
The food and service were outstanding an ...
The food and service were outstanding and we were greeted enthusiastically. Everywhere that we could see were people enjoying themselves and the evening. Highly recommend this place for a wonderful dining experience.
It was absolutely outstanding - everythi ...
It was absolutely outstanding - everything- The Food, The Service - it is all unbeatable! The BEST restaurant we have ever been to. It was only our second time - both times were fabulous. We drove 5 hours to eat there once again and will hopefully be able to go there again sometime.
The food was fantastic and the service w ...
The food was fantastic and the service was great! The menu changes daily, so there is always something new to try. The only reason I gave it 3 stars for value was because it's quite pricey. But for a special occasion, it was perfect! They even gave us champagne for our anniversary and my husband got his choice of (free) dessert for his birthday! Can't wait to go back.
Loved sitting outside! Enjoyed a great b ...
Loved sitting outside! Enjoyed a great brunch!
One of my favorites anywhere in the US
I use Open Table at least 1-2 times every week on the road across the country for business. This means I have the privilege of eating in some really great places. As a general rule, I look at the reviews and try to eat at a local restaurant rather than a chain. These reviews are pretty spot-on! This was only my second time at The Grove, both with my wife as we recently bought a cottage south of Grand Rapids and live there only during the summer. She still remembered where she sat and what she had last time, so that tells you it's memorable. We started out with two appetizers, the ahi tuna and the lamb meatballs. The ahi was good, though could've used a bit more kick - this was just average. The lamb meatballs, on the other hand, were one of the tastiest dishes I've ever had. There was a bit of heat to them, and you could taste the depth and layers of flavor. As my wife said, that will be her dinner next time (meaning none for me!). After two appetizers, she went with the shrimp and grits appetizer for her meal, which she really enjoyed. However, my dinner was one she lusted after (with good reason). I got the pork scallopini, something I'm not sure I've seen on a menu elsewhere. It was pounded down but still on the bone, which added to a stunning presentation. It was breaded then cooked in what could only be described as a heavenly way, then had some asparagus, scallions on top with blue cheese that melted in little pools. Not sure when we will get back up to GR but I know where I'm eating and what I'm having!
THE finest food establishment in West MI ...
THE finest food establishment in West MI. I always feel like an episode of Top Chef. Incredible care taken to provide the best prepared food. Fresh, inventive and delicious.
We decided to finally check out Grove for brunch after thoroughly enjoying the small plate multi-course meal a while back! Grove's brunch definitely didn't disappoint! The service was excellent and the food was even better! The only thing I would have liked better is if my Bloody Mary had more than just olives and a lime for a garnish! I mean, a pickle at least, but bump it up a notch with a fancy cheese cube, a pearl onion or even a Fresh stalk of celery!
First Time at Brunch
Great food, great service. We had a great time trying to choose from the wide variety of interesting options on the brunch menu. I love that you could add an egg to any choice. Our server was wonderful and had good suggestions - like butterscotch pudding for dessert!
Service was a little spotty - especially ...
Service was a little spotty - especially at the start of the evening.
Food was once again outstanding. Servic ...
Food was once again outstanding. Service was a little off. Waitress was very nice, and knowledgeable, but a little frazzled. My drink was not properly prepared (used sugar instead of simple syrup). But, the food is soooo good.
Our second visit and won't be our last. ...
Our second visit and won't be our last. The service was superlative. Our server was attentive and checked on us always at just the right time. Her suggestions were perfect. The food...ah the food! the real reason we will return. No matter what we choose we are delighted. It is visually appealing with complex flavors.
We have eaten at the Grove many times an ...
We have eaten at the Grove many times and have always had exceptional meals and service. We have always felt the food at the Grove is the best in town. Unfortunate for us, we must have caught them on an off night. Everyone's meal was bland and for the price of our meals the protein portions were minuscule. We're hoping it was just a bad night.
Didnt have the updated menu on the websi ...
Didnt have the updated menu on the website to reflect the stores menu, was looking forward to certain items and was unable to order them. Had a beer and left.
Unlike any other time I've dined at Grov ...
Unlike any other time I've dined at Grove, this time the food was off. Corn chowder tasted like cooked, plain oats. Sauce for flat iron steak was bitter and off putting. Usually the food is so phenomenal! Must have been an off night.
The service was amazing and the food a u ...
The service was amazing and the food a unique experience.
A delicious time in family during a late ...
A delicious time in family during a late brunch! The only bad point was the mustard sauve in the kids meals... Otherwise everything was tasty, well prepared and unique! We will come back for sure to try a romantic dinner;-) I can't wait!
Came highly recommended by a friend. Did ...
Came highly recommended by a friend. Did not disappoint! Loved it!
I was disappointed that the tasting menu no longer offered you the option to pick from all of the different courses. The service was good but we did have to call the waiter over a couple of times to reorder drinks and refill water glasses.
As the best rated restaurant in GR, we were quite disappointed. We ordered several appetizers and none were ones we'd order again. I found the dishes to be very heavy, over-done, and just "too much." When you have the special touch of creating delicious food/dishes, simplicity should prevail. For example, the smoked lamb was too smoky; it might as well been a cheap piece of meat from your local and not-so-good BBQ joint as it was no longer lamb but just an over-smoked piece of meat. The cheese was good but served with milk bread that overpowered the cheese and competed too much for flavor, texture, etc. The beef tartar was doused in so much Parmesan that you could barely taste the meat, and it was served on a very large piece of bread, detracting from what should have been the star of the dish: the tartar. Most disappointing of all was what was touted as Grove's best dish, the shrimp and grits. The shrimp were overcooked to the point of being rubber, and the grits tasted as if they were from a cardboard box. Please take a trip to Charleston or Savannah for real and truly divine shrimp and grits. In short, go somewhere else if you want amazing food as Grove was no where near a restaurant that should even receive two stars for their overly "foodie" try at creating delicious and inspiring dishes.
Absolutely delicious food - the Vegetar ...
Absolutely delicious food - the Vegetarian/Vegan menu is top notch! I highly recommend this gem to anyone looking to have an amazing dinner experience.
Delicious as always.
Delicious as always.
Wonderful menu, great execution, terrifi ...
Wonderful menu, great execution, terrific service from great bartender/server. Loved it. Will return for sure.
This was our first visit to the grove. I ...
This was our first visit to the grove. It was so, so good!! Our server Nick was fantastic! The food was delicious and the wine list was great! You will not be disappointed! We give it five stars.
Very nice comfortable surroundings with ...
Very nice comfortable surroundings with friendly staff and great service. However, the food was a little disappointing. We may have expected a little more from a restaurant which was ranked the Best in Grand Rapids and one of the top 100 restaurants in the US.
Absolutely stellar meal!
As usual, Grove NEVER disappoints. We had a lovely time and our server, Mitchell, was so attentive and helpful in describing the menu to us. They changed the three course menu to two and I thought that was a good change. The ambience is fabulous the food was just divine. Everything is so fresh and executed in a beautiful way. We can't say enough about this establishment and will return soon. Thank you!
We went for our 25th wedding anniversary ...
We went for our 25th wedding anniversary with our children and their dates. We had the absolute best meal we have had in a very long time. The cuisine had some unique touches that made the plate interesting as you ate it.
What a treat!
I had the 4 course special and I was a little picky about some of the ingredients and they were completely accommodating. The blend of flavors was a real treat! My son had the chicken quesadillas and pork tenderloin which he really liked. I was pleased that the portion sizes were not skimpy! It's a little pricey, but the food was definitely worth it!
The menu at Grove was definitely differe ...
The menu at Grove was definitely different. No matter what we thought might be good had some ingredient that we didn't like or either we weren't sure about. I ended up picking lamb which was good but the parsnips under it really added a strange taste that I didn't like. It also said there was collards in it, but only a very few of them. They didn't taste like collards either. As we sat between two large tables on Mothers Day we saw many of the dishes and most of them we would have never been able to match with the descriptions in the menus. We also thought the prices were high for that type of food.
Bring Back the 3 course menu
Pricing for food directly off the menu was a little higher than we are use to spending at Grove. Oh well. We will watch for the 3 course menu to return before we come back.
Not the typical Grove quality
We've dined at the Grove on several occasions. Unfortunately, our most recent visit was disappointing. We ordered shrimp and grits to begin. Shrimp was quite over cooked. The four of us ordered from the main menu - halibut, roasted chicken, duck and salmon. The Duck with kimchee was outstanding. Easily won the table. The halibut, chicken and salmon were overcooked and tough. Dessert was butterscotch pudding - which is a Grove special and usually outstanding. This time - it was runny as if it didn't set up well - but still very tasty. Service is amazing here. Professional, quick, polite, knowledgeable. Definitely delivers the WOW experience.
We found that the food was excellent. Very Fresh. The waiter was great. He did pressure you... was able to go at a pace we preferred. Drinks are a little pricey. But very good. Need to go back to try other items on menu.
Exceeds my expectations everytime
I could go on and on about them but will keep this to one word , awesome!
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