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.
Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Grove - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
I had not been to Grove for a couple of ...
I had not been to Grove for a couple of years when they were difficult to get into and they seem to have changed the format a bit. For some reason I felt their time had passed. The menu was less the small dish sharing feeling I remember and more the traditional menu restaurant, although there was a special that was a choice of different courses for a fixed price. For a Friday night they weren't very busy. It was still very good and the service was good. Just seemed like there was something not as exciting as before.
Overall it was a nice experience. I made ...
Overall it was a nice experience. I made a reservation on Open Table during restaurant week, thinking we'd use the Restaurant Week menu. It turns out that we were at the time when Brunch was being served and the Restaurant Week option wasn't available, neither the menu nor more affordable pricing. In any case, there was much variety in the brunch menu and the food was great, especially knowing that it was farm-to-table. Keep up the good work.
The food was good, not great, but the po ...
The food was good, not great, but the portion size was ridiculous. We both went away hungry! This was just about like a commercial that was on TV were you get next to nothing to eat but with "special" presentation. The wine was just as bad, $10 for a small glass of wine that was no more than a $20 bottle of wine at the most.
Grove is our favorite place in Grand Rap ...
Grove is our favorite place in Grand Rapids, but we were disappointed when the tasting menu left. We would dine at Grove more frequently if the tasting menu came back. We came for restaurant week and loved the ceviche and the pierogi, both were amazing dishes. I wished the ceviche was a main as I felt the quail was dry and was not a huge fan of the sauce on the ribs, but that's more subjective. Thanks!
We were in Grand Rapids for the night an ...
We were in Grand Rapids for the night and decided to check out Grove based on other Open Table reviews. It was Restaurant Week, so the place was really busy, but the food was excellent and the service was very good. We will definitely return!
I love Grove. It's always been one of my ...
I love Grove. It's always been one of my go to's when I want to spend some quality time with my husband.
I decided to take my Marketing Interns there as a farewell dinner. Everything was absolutely great, but you could tell that our server hated her life because it was restaurant week, and really didn't pay as much attention to us as the table beside us, which is kind of upsetting, since I feel like no matter what, people deserve the same treatment, because this experience will determine whether or not I want to come back as often.
If everyone else wasn't as nice as they were, I would probably think twice, since this isn't the first time I've had bad service at Grove. Last time, they got my vegetarian order wrong, and gave me a big sausage instead (it wasn't restaurant week).
So all in all, this is a great place, but I see these new restaurants popping up that I feel like will outperform Grove eventually.
My husband and I celebrated our wedding ...
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Grove. We were treated to a glass of champagne. The service was excellent as was the food. We sat outdoors overlooking a neighborhood street.....not too busy on a Sunday afternoon. Very enjoyable.
Service and food were great. The place ...
Service and food were great.
The place is super small and the tables are crammed in very tight.
On a very hot and steamy summer evening the air condition did not appear to be working. It was not comfortable in there at all and if it was working, they need to get a larger / stronger unit.
We went to Grove for Restaurant Week. T ...
We went to Grove for Restaurant Week. The food was absolutely amazing. We couldn't stop raving about the fresh flavors, great combinations and textures. We thoroughly enjoyed it. My only comment would be that it's fairly pricey, especially drinks...they are all $10 plus. Tasty, but pricey.
My foodie friend and I wanted to go to t ...
My foodie friend and I wanted to go to the Grove because of its presence on a national list of great restaurants. We were planning to be in Grand Rapids so we decided to have dinner. It was wonderful. Attire is business casual. I didn't see anyone wearing jeans but men were sans jacket and tie. Tables were a reasonable distance apart. A conversation was possible. Service was excellent. I had a "Grove Fashioned" which is an Old Fashioned & Manhattan shaking hands, and it was great. I had the shrimp and grits as an appetizer even though I was warned that it was pretty large. It was delicious. My friend chose an outstanding beet salad. My friend had duck breast for her entre. It was superlative. I had ahi tuna and it was the best I ever had. Although I am a breadaholic, I was pleased that they didn't bring any to the table because I was able to eat my meal and still had room for dessert. I had a nearly erotic time with butterscotch pudding. My spoon occasionally landed in my friend's ice cream dessert. We both felt the food and atmosphere was divine. Each of us commented that the price was very reasonable compared with Ann Arbor and Detroit restaurants of the same caliber. Pretty much a perfect dining experience. I'll return whenever I can.
I've been to Grove several times. This t ...
I've been to Grove several times. This time was a bit underwhelmed. Normally a fantastic location for terrific farm-to-table food. Just felt a bit off tonight. Excellent wine though!
I will come back and look forward to their next daily menu.
Always a great experience. The menu get ...
Always a great experience. The menu gets updated regularly and always something new that is a surprise. It is a real gem in Grand Rapids. We really like the Pick 3, and they are willing to adjust the menu to fit ones desire. The beverage list is also great. There are times where we want to try many of the wine selections, but can only get through a couple.
Service was rather slow. Took about an h ...
Service was rather slow. Took about an hour in between the appetizer and the main course. They did give us cheese grits because it was slow but they weren't anything to write home about. Overall decent food but not worth it for the price.
Overall a pleasant experience and excell ...
Overall a pleasant experience and excellent menu. Food was good. However the earth-to-table was a bit extreme. Although creative, serving practically raw vegetables didn't meet expectations. I would definitely visit again but choose a different plate. I had the quail.
I made my reservations online and indica ...
I made my reservations online and indicated that my husband and I were both celebrating our birthdays. The service was excellent , the food was wonderful not your ordinary everyday fare. We each had a complimentary dessert for our birthday and again it was outstanding. We both agreed that we need to go there more often.
We came at 8:30 on a Sunday night. They ...
We came at 8:30 on a Sunday night. They were out of the first 3 entrees we tried to order. Even though the butterscotch pudding was delicious, it was a disappointing experience. Also the waitress was trying to flirt with my husband! Not cool.
Our visit to Grove was quite pleasant- h ...
Our visit to Grove was quite pleasant- high quality food, good service, fine drinks, nice ambiance. Certainly worth a special trip away from your hotel if you are a visitor, or a ten minute drive, if you live Grand Rapids . As to dishes - two stood out - the home ricotta/tomato salad, and the duck breast, with the latter being the most perfectly cooked and tender duck breast we have had in a long time. Wish the sauce had been a little more notable. More cherry-ish.
That noted, for a restaurant that somewhat avers that it is the best in Michigan, something seemed missing that would make it worthy of five stars. Maybe it was the fact that wait staff was dressed too casually for a five star place, or the lack of a little free taste tickler to start, or the very casual dress of the local patrons.
We hail from Chicago; there are probably 50 restaurants here that are better than Grove. This does not certainly mean that it is bad, but rather that it has a ways to go to be in the really top tier in the Midwest.
We went to Grove for my birthday, July 3 ...
We went to Grove for my birthday, July 3rd for brunch. We sat on the patio and it was lovely. The food was delicious, the service spectacular! It was enhanced by the fact that everyone had left town for the holiday, but nevertheless, it is a wonderful place to dine. I highly recommend the carrot cake doughnuts! To die for! Thanks again for a lovely time. We will be back again very soon.
The food was delicious! The menu changes ...
The food was delicious! The menu changes every so often I wish I lived locally. The kids menu was inexpensive and the kids enjoyed their dinners, pasta al fredo and grilled chicken. I had the Korean BBQ tacos and Wagu Beef both were spectacular!
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