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About Grove - Grand Rapids
Grove brings Farm 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.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
American, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday 5-11
Sunday 11 am-3 pm (brunch)
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Grove - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
Amazing experience from the moment you step in the door! Wanted to order a cocktail at the bar while waiting for our table, bar area was full. Bartender came from behind the bar to greet us and take our order. We were celebrating our anniversary, card on the table and we were treated to a champagne toast! Server was attentive despite she had many tables. If we only liver closer, we would be here frequently
I think of Grove as adventure dining--good adventure. Unusual flavor combinations and presentations are fun and delicious. Wait staff were helpful in explaining the menu to avoid any unwelcome surprises. Atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Delightful experience overall.
The food was so good and unique. My only observation was that there were only 4 of us for Brunch and 3 of the 4 dishes came out to the table almost far ahead of the 4th. After 5-8 minutes of polite waiting, I asked my family to go ahead and eat before their breakfast was cold. Other than that, it was nice. Definitely, a once a year. Bruch was $90 2 adults, 2 teens and no drinks.
What a fantastic experience for my wife and I. This was our first time at the Grove and we were not disappointed. We actually started across the street at the Greenwell for a pre-dinner cocktail since we were in the neighborhood and early for our 7:15pm reservation. On the electronic board at the bar we noticed that the Greenwell had an affiliation with the Grove since they were advertising the 3 course special "taste" of the Grove. Bartender at Greenwell said we would love it. He was right!
We both ordered the three course taste.
First course my wife had the Green Salad and I the Steak tartare. Wonderful! Wife said salad reminded her of salads in France when she studied there. I never had steak tartare but was excellent with some sort of little micro greens and herbs underneath.
Second course my wife had lasagna and I shrimp and grits. Lasagna was extremely fresh and light with a nice red sauce. Pasta layers were thin and tender. Portion was large (wife said she was probably good after the 2nd course with that size portion...but of course I helped her with finishing it). Shrimp and grits were divine. Creamy and fantastic seasoning with a nice portion of sauteed shrimp...YUM. These were no Waffle House grits!
Third course my wife had a beautiful piece of salmon in some kind of lovely beet puree/sauce. Don't know exactly what it was but just plain fantastic. I had the chicken leg with mushrooms and a sauce with dijon flavoring I think and some crispy spetzles. How the heck can someone make a chicken leg taste that wonderful? Unbelievably tender and tasty!
Food was first rate and extremely fresh. Waitress was fantastic also. Knew when to come over and when to give us space. Wine, cocktail and beer menu great! Loved that they supported local Michigan brews too.
Overheard the people next to us also raving about there meal.
Definitely coming back. Chef, whomever you are...congrats!
My husband and I have been on many date nights to Grove. Our last visit was ethereal. Not only is the Taste of Grove back (yay!), and some intriguing new items on the menu, we were told there was a new chef! We were absolutely blown away by the flavor complexities. Each bite was simply awe inspiring. Grove will now happen more frequently on date night!
This was our second dining experience with The Grove. They serve seasonal farm to table. The menu changes daily, showcasing local produce goods. I love the atmosphere and the wait staff is top notch. We bought foodie 13 year old and we all had the three course tasting. The deviled eggs 3 ways was a big hit. My son devoured it and the duck tartine and the quail. The food is beautiful plated and scrumptious. My husband and I added the wine pairing and discovered some delicious new wines.
We will definitely go back.
Dining at Grove is a unique experience. Their tasting menu isn't something we have experienced before, but our server Nick did a wonderful job explaining how it worked. He was friendly, attentive and paced our meal perfectly! The dining room manager Alanna greeted us at the door with a smile and really went out of her way to make our date night special. Grove is definitely a restaurant I can recommend confidently. We look forward to returning soon!
We had a lovely time here! Our server was helpful and informative. We did the 3 courses for $29 (vegetarian menu). At first we thought the dishes were small, but we all struggled to finish the final course, and realized they were perfectly proportioned. I am not even a strict vegetarian but love ordering off the veg menu here because everything is so delicious. They really show how amazing veggies can be! Can't wait to come back.
The food is experimental so it can be got or miss. Last night was a hit on all courses. The area is loud and open so not overly romantic but for for a date if you don't mind the table next to you overhearing your conversation. The bartenders mix solid drinks and they have a good selection. Portions are quite large especially if you do the tasting menu. I eat here 3-4 times a year. For a couple it usually runs about 120-150 depending on drunks.
As usual, the food was excellent and the service very professional. We enjoyed every bite. My only complaint was the table: it was stuffed in a corner right up against another table. I would suggest that Grove take away one table from the row on the far wall so that everyone can have a bit more room and more privacy.
We arrived 30 minutes early for our 6:15 reservation on a Saturday night. Content to have a drink at the bar, they were able to seat us early which was nice. Waitress was great. It was my husbands 40th birthday and we had plans at 8. Our meal took 2 hours to complete. Starting at 5:45 we left at 7:35 barely making it to our event at 8. The food took extremely long. We each had a three course meal plus a dessert which we almost left without. The food was delicious and we loved the atmosphere but the timing was very disappointing.
Service was attentive, helpful, and helped us make the best decisions to address food allergies. Good drink suggestions. Larger than expected portions in the $39.00 - 3 course special. The food was enjoyable and it is clear what it aspires to be and may become, but it is not quite there yet. Look forward to trying it again.
My husband is a strictly meat and potatoes guy, where I'm willing to try something new, and The Grove menu accommodates both. Nice steak for him and I tried 3 courses with interesting ingredients! Pork taco with a spiced twist, rabbit lasagna, and duck leg confit. Yumm! Nice vibe in the space and service was great.
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