About Grove - Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Grove - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
We enjoyed the pork belly Benedict and t ...
We enjoyed the pork belly Benedict and the trout dish for brunch. Followed by a orange chocolate cinnamon roll will a cappuccino and an espresso. The food as excellent, The service was very friendly. We were there for the first seating and the environment was relaxed. By the time we were ready to leave there were a significant number of people there and the noise level was getting high.
We will definitely be going back for the brunch.
It's one of the area's priciest restaura ...
It's one of the area's priciest restaurants, but we knew that already and usually only go for special occasions anyways. Service was friendly and superb, and the wine pours are generous. Food was tasty (duck leg for me), but my wife's salmon was undercooked. Management took it back and brought her a "fresh" piece that was about 1/2 the size of the original! We called the manager over again and she agreed to bring out a third piece that was the correct size and temperature. A couple of "bumps" in the road, but it ultimately turned out to be a fun evening of dining.
The menu has evolved at Grove. The dishe ...
The menu has evolved at Grove. The dishes are a little less exotic than they used to be, which I don't necessarily think is positive, but it remains excellent. We had the Taste (three courses including dessert - I feel like long ago the prix fixe was three courses prior to dessert, but I'm not sure). For the first course, we had a pierogi and the duck salad. These were both excellent. Somehow every dish we ordered did have the same vegetable complement - beets, carrots, and some potato and cabbage - I think this was probably our fault with respect to what we ordered. The duck was fantastic, and the pierogi was very non-traditional - I think it was fried - and creative. We had for the second course fried quail and trout. The quail was breaded and fried like fried chicken - but it was excellent. The trout was excellent, as well - succulent and falls apart in one's mouth. We had a layer sponge cake and butterscotch pudding for dessert. The butterscotch pudding (which seems to be on their menu a lot) is divine. The layer cake was okay (probably the least good thing about the meal). Mixed drinks were excellent, too. I'm not sure if it's just winter food, but I'm hoping the next time we go back, the menu will be more interesting as it has been in the past. We'll be back, though. I still think Grove is overall the best experience in GR right now.
The best meal, bar none, that I had in 2 ...
The best meal, bar none, that I had in 2016. Each course in the wonderfully priced $36 3-Course Tasting menu was not only a tastebud explosion, but a feast for the eyes, as well. The duck salad with its schmear of freshly ground peanut butter on the side was scrumptious. The house made cavatappi carbonara was full of lardons and Brussels sprouts and the salted dark chocolate fudge on brown butter brioche is the stuff dreams are made of. Exquisite, memorable meal! Bravo!
We were in Grand Rapids from Chicago and ...
We were in Grand Rapids from Chicago and wanted to find a nice restaurant that was open on Christmas Eve. We were pleased to get a reservation at The Grove. It lived up to our expectation--we had a lovely meal with great service. It was a very enjoyable experience.
There is a reason the Grove is listed as ...
There is a reason the Grove is listed as Grand Rapid's top restaurant! Wait staff is attentive; the food is presented in an appealing manner; and the taste of the foods (individually) combined well with all items on the plate...Fantastic! Can't wait to go again!
We had the best waiter who went out of h ...
We had the best waiter who went out of his way for me, I'm gluten free. I was very excited with the menu. Our food was great. We had a wonderful time and stayed late. Thank You for taking time with us and not kicking us out.
It was my wife's birthday. Two family me ...
It was my wife's birthday. Two family members of ours are pretty well traveled and regularly enjoy many top of the line restaurants. They absolutely rave about Grove and put it at the top of their list of favorite restaurants. I have a specific diet and they can definitely accommodate. If you are vegan or vegetarian you will be unbelievably happy. They have an alternative menu just for you, with many of the plant based versions of the main menu in addition the other options. If you enjoy your meat, well I am not sure you can beat this place. They literally have something unique and appetizing with every dish. It is the first menu I have ever looked at and said out loud that I could eat everything. Between the four of us, everything that came out was fantastic. Can't say enough about the food. The service was top notch. Service was quick and I never once had to look up to find our waitress. Carmen new her product and gave excellent service. The manager Jim seems to have his eyes on everything and checked in on us periodically and made sure that we had a great experience. I am pessimistic about restaurants over all because honestly, most restaurants are not that great. Very few actually come through for the price you pay. I never right reviews on them. It is a must to write one when one is deserved. Thank you for the hospitality, great food and awesome customer service. We will be back for sure.
Grove hits the fine dining experience we ...
Grove hits the fine dining experience well. Attentive staff. We gave feedback on some dishes and were kindly comped dessert. An unfortunate side-effect of a daily menu is that some items still need work. Others did not: fritto misto was table winner as best dish with exceptionally nicely prepared octopus, and tuna was close second for simple high quality of an ingredient.
We've been to worse restaurants which had one Michelin star.
Plus: The chef is very imaginative in th ...
Plus: The chef is very imaginative in the menus he creates.
Negative: Two members of our party ordered the Prime Beef Coulet and both thought the meat was tough. Certainly for the price of the entre, you expect a very tender steak.
We had made a reservation so we did not ...
We had made a reservation so we did not have a long wait after we arrived. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We had planned to order the salmon but were told that the salmon was no longer available since it was sold out. We ordered the white fish instead and were very pleased with its preparation and presentation.
Excellent service and outstanding food. ...
Excellent service and outstanding food. OpenTable didn't let us down. We had the 3 course tasting menu and it was great value and phone was really good. My wife had the salmon dish and loved it so much she wouldn't share.
I am a little disappointed. This place u ...
I am a little disappointed. This place used to be so great, then they messed up and got rid of the taste of the grove. Now they brought it back, but the food just isn't up to what it used to be.
It is a good place to take someone if you want to impress them, but I do not think I will go just to eat the food anymore.
Went for my wedding anniversary and had ...
Went for my wedding anniversary and had a great meal. I would definitely reccomend the duck PB&J! Great food, great service, and strong cocktails. My wife and I enjoy eatting farm to table, and the Grove does a great job of this.
We had a wonderful evening. The service ...
We had a wonderful evening. The service was excellent. We were well cared for but never felt rushed. Each plate needed to be studied before eating because of the beautiful presentation. When dessert arrived I was not sure that I wanted to begin because that would mean that the end was near!
Food was very salty--almost couldn't eat ...
Food was very salty--almost couldn't eat it. I had the quail--portion was very, very small with lots of vegetables. My wife and I had a difficult time hearing each other due to the closeness of the tables. I cannot see us going there again.
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