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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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