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
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!
We tried the Sunday brunch and I felt th ...
We tried the Sunday brunch and I felt the menu was too "out there" for a brunch. I would have preferred some variations on a more typical theme, rather than not having much resembling breakfast (except the pancakes, & fritatta). I LOVE the Grove for dinner dining and consider myself a "foodie". My husband loved the crab quesadilla.
We like the old menu but was still good
We like the old menu but was still good
The food was excellent and the menu well varied. The wait staff and waiter were very attentive, helpful, and paced the meal well. The cocktails and wines were a little pricey, but good. Enjoyed our experience.
Great food and flavors
We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed a variety of small plates, specials and starters. I loved the atmosphere and we had great service. This is a special occasion restaurant for me but I was please that the total bill was less than I expected. I thought the alcohol prices were pretty high.
It was ok.
Went on a date-night with my wife, then to GR Symphony. The table was tight. We were sitting at a tiny 2-top with one side against a wall, and the other less than 2 feet from the next table. Overall the food was good, but the Prime Strip Loin was very disappointing. For $36, there could not have been more than 4 oz of meat and it was most definitely not "prime" beef. It was not well marbled, tender nor flavorful. The potatoes were better than the meat. My wife's trout, however, was very good, as was our light appetizer, deviled eggs. The butterscotch pudding that we shared for dessert was delicious. The highlight of the evening was our waitress. She was outstanding in both attentiveness and personality.
very accommodating for food allergies
We went to Grove because we love great food and they indicated they would be willing to work with my celiac disease (I am very intolerant of gluten and dairy). The staff was fantastic about this, from the person who answered my questions over the phone to the waiter to the chefs. The meal was outstanding and both my date (my husband) and I enjoyed the whole experience enormously. It actually made us want to move to Grand Rapids.
Drink cost on the high side
Drink cost on the high side
We went to the Grove for our anniversary and were majorly disappointed as this spot came highly recommended. The food was very expensive, portions were small and limited as well as not being very tasteful. I had the walleye and he had the lamb two ways. On the bright side, the butterscotch pudding was amazing, though I was still hungry after finishing my meal. I wish we would have gone somewhere else instead.
"Welcome Back Sir"
I love this place...I had not been in months and within 5 minutes an attentive waiter saw me standing in the bar waiting for my date to arrive and said "welcome back sir"...Do you have any idea how unbelievably rare and special that is? Additionally our wairter (another bloke) had a great sense of humor...low key, no cackling or howling, just sophisticated and attentive. A passion for food, service and hospitality combined with a sense of humor?....A HUGE PLUS. seriously...I dont know where you find your staff, or what you do to train them...but keep it up. Please...keep it up! "Your THE best restaurant in town"
I was really looking forward to dining at Grove because I had heard wonderful things about it. Sadly, it was a disappointing meal. It took a long time to get a drink, my first course was skipped and I had to remind the waiter about it and the pork loin was so dry I couldn't eat it. We ordered bread and it was very weak, dessert was ok but not great. They did adjust the bill for the pork, to their credit. Just wouldn't care about going back.
Best food in Grand Rapids
Best food in Grand Rapids
Enjoyed Sunday brunch on 4/10. Service was good but not outstanding. Food selections were a bit limited, however our choices were very good...the crab/shrimp quesadilla in particular. Prices were reasonable.
Delicious upscale food
Delicious upscale food
Grove has gone downhill.
Perhaps my disappointment in this experience was amplified because I have come to expect excellence from Grove, but our meal would have been underwhelming at a chain restaurant, let alone at one of Grand Rapids's best restaurants. Dry, overcooked proteins, some dishes underseasoned, some oversalted, desserts that did not match menu description...all in all, a truly disappointing experience. I never had a bad meal on the old menu--bring that back and I might return. Otherwise, nope.
We were on our anniversary and they offered us a complimentary champagne toast. I was 7 months pregnant so instead they offered us a free dessert! Also, I ordered a t-bone lamb and asked for it to me medium-well, gross I know, but I have to order meat like that being pregnant. Without asking our server went to the back to find me a better option of lamb that wouldn't be dried out. She came back and told me the other option and it was amazing! Its the little things that make a restaurant great!
Grove is good
Hush puppies with pork, sweet potato curry soup and lo mein was a good choice. Normal price for beer (at a $5 to $8 for a 12oz or 16oz) not sure why, but that's the way it is in establishments such as grove. If your into wine, you should have no problem finding a bottle that'll meet your expectations. Grove is definitely worth checking out.
Outstanding food. Try and leave room fo ...
Outstanding food. Try and leave room for a delicious dessert.
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