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, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Grove - Grand Rapids Ratings and Reviews
This is one of the best restaurants I've ...
This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The food just explodes with flavor. It must have to do with how fresh it is as well as some great flavor combinations. Our most recent visit was with a group of four. We all had different items and they were all unique and exceptional. Our waiter was charming, knowledgeable and never seemed rushed but the service was right on time. There's one drawback to Grove and this might not apply to your visit but the one dining room is smallish so if there is a large group they're likely to be in the middle of the room and then it gets loud. Very loud during our most recent visit.
All entree's were extremely salty which ...
All entree's were extremely salty which was umfortunate because they were presented well. Not sure about the high rating looked like 50% of capacity in the dining room on Saturday night . Taste the food for seasoning before you put it in front of your patrons !
Food was on par with the cruise ship's c ...
Food was on par with the cruise ship's cuisine, in other words, very different, tasty, and eclectic. I had the baked whitefish entree, and although I told my waitress I preferred it fully cooked, the fish was just barely on the side of solid, almost raw. I suppose if I liked sushi or sashimi it would have been ok, but I was not thrilled. I have had salmon prepared that way too...I don't understand the appeal of jelly fish within the barely seared exterior. I did not bother the waitress as she was very busy with two other tables, one of which was a rather large party. And my husband ate most of my whitefish and liked it.
Other than that, we had a very nice experience at The Grove for my husband's birthday celebration. The portions were sufficiently pleasing for hungry people. We enjoyed the $39/per person offer, consisting of choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. Nice selection of choices, too!
We made our reservations using Google and Open Table, which was easy to use.
In Grand Rapids the night before flying ...
In Grand Rapids the night before flying home. Somehow found Grove on the internet. Delighted with our choice. The kind of restaurant that lets you taste a wine to determine if it's the one you want. Very tasty dishes. Especially liked the barley, apple, roasted squash, Manchego cheese salad. Would love the recipe but will try to recreate at home
It was our anniversary and we were seate ...
It was our anniversary and we were seated at a table butting up to a wait station. The clanking of dishes and flatware being dropped/thrown into the bins was annoying. The service was good but not as attentive as we've experienced there during past visits. The food, as always was outstanding.
I took my wife here for our anniversary. ...
I took my wife here for our anniversary. I was taking a chance, as we had never been here before. We were very impressed. Easily the best presentation of any place we've been to in town, and the food was good to boot. Interesting flavor combinations in both drinks and food make it a wonderful dining experience. The food isn't cheap, however, that is the trade off for fresh and organic ingredients so skillfully prepared.
This is a "go to" restaurant for us. Cre ...
This is a "go to" restaurant for us. Creativity in the menu combines with local ingredient sourcing and precisely cooked food with a good balance of choices. So we will be back. Last Saturday night was busy and it felt under resourced with wait staff. Bearing in mind the food quality and pricing, this is a deficiency that needs to be addressed. But on balance we had a wonderful time.
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.
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