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Grove - Grand Rapids
Grove - Grand Rapids

Grove - Grand Rapids Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.groverestaurant.com
  • Email: info@groverestaurant.com
  • Phone: (616) 454-1000
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday 5 - 10p
    Sunday 5 - 9p
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Wise
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastern and Cherry
  • Public Transit: Route 4 Southbound (Cherry and Eastern)
    Approximate .14 miles East of the bus stop on Cherry. Located on the North side of Cherry Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer limited private parking with handicap accessibility and street parking.
A word from Grove - Grand Rapids
Grove brings Earth to Table dining to Grand Rapids.
Our modern, authentic cuisine features Essence Restaurant Group's hallmarks: impeccable service and local, natural ingredients. Our menu consists primarily of ingredients responsibly sourced from sustainable family farms and honestly prepared to demonstrate our respect for how these farmers raise or grow our products. We will guide guests through a unique culinary journey with each visit while focusing on four elements of cuisine: Local, Exploration, Classics, and Conscientiousness.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Four of us went to dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We all chose the tasting menu option, and we all picked different options from the menu. We enjoyed every item that we ate, and shared bites around the table. It was so good. The Chef's have a great handle on puree's that add to the flavors on the plate. So so good. This is a great place for a romantic dinner, or a quiet conversation between friends."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We always love coming to this restaurant. The food is always excellent and they carefully plan their portions, just the right amount and never over the top. One of the favorites of G.R."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Always have impeccable service. The food is exceptional, with creative presentations. 3 for 33 is a wonderful way to try from the vast menu. We frequent the restaurant and every menu choice has been delicious. The wine list is varied with something for everyone, especially those with a refined palate."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed our 1st visit very much. We sat at high top. we each ordered 'taste of grove" giving us 6 different items in just enough portions. Great food, great service, not rushed, great atmosphere. Went back for special occasion. Pretty much ditto except seating. I wish we sat at the high top again. we sat along the wall and were fine until a group of four were seated at the table next to us. Felt crowded. We heard their whole conversation. We could barely converse between ourselves."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great local gem. One of the best restaurants in the Grand Rapids area. Service could not have been better. Food fresh and outstanding"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The best food i've had in a very long time. Great service, the atmosphere was Perfectly tuned to a wonderful dinner experience. The menu options were the Hardest part for there were way too many phenominal choices- so hard to decide!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I recently dined at the Grove upon recommendation from others. True to its reviews, it is a great restaurant for those seeking culinary delights that aren't ordinary, and are sourced locally and/or from sustainable sources/farms. Our service was excellent; the entire staff was pleasant and enthused about the service they provided. My group had made a few special requests via our OpenTable reservation - all of which were accounted for. I rated the food as "Very good" though some of it was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed everything in my Taste of Grove trio, but a couple of dishes that I and others in my party tried, just weren't as fantastic as hoped. For example, the quail was a bit dry/underwhelming. Probably just my personal taste."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary at Grove, based on some very high ratings online. Food was up to it's ratings - very creative, and beautifully presented. Wine and beer offerings were adequate (no draft beers, however). Mixed drinks were creative, but somewhat pricey. Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with our questions. My one disappointment was that our reservation noted that this was our anniversary, but it wasn't acknowledged by the hostess or the waiter."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Grove has a great menu which is always changing. I like the fact they use locally grown whenever feasible. Service and presentation are excellent, and the food is delivered without delay."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service was wonderful. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Love this place! And being vegan it's so nice to have choices like the rest of our party."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I brought my mother, who was visiting from Rochester Hills. I saw that Grove was Restaurant of the Year via GR Magazine, so we were very excited to finally try it. It was everything we had hoped it'd be and more. SO GOOD!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we will be taking friends back for the great food and service. Our server gave us extra attention to explain the menu. We recommend doing the three course menu choice for maximum variety. Don't forget to ask for the Veg. menu."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had a great time! We were SUPER late for our reservation and everyone was so nice about it! We had a GREAT server who helped us choose what to eat and all of the food was FANTASTIC!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our dinner was perfect for our special occasion. The appetizers, salads and entrees cannot be prepared at home because each one was created by the most skilled chefs in Grand Rapids. They were wonderfully attractive, unique and incredibly delicious. We cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Dined at Grove last Sunday and I was blown away by the menu. The three of us each ordered the 3 course prix fixe meal all different choices and each and every course was complex and full of flavor. I don't often have dessert but I figured I better have it here and I was not disappointed. The butterscotch pudding was yummy! There's also a creative cocktail menu, good wine list and a nice beer menu. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The only thing wrong with Grove is that it's not in the Detroit area where I'm from! Believe me, I will find more reasons to go to Grand Rapids just so I can dine at Grove!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our adult children had been raving. Had also heard others mention 'Grove' and rave. WE wanted to see what all the hype was about. So glad we did. We dined there to celebrate our 42 wedding annv. Were greeted with congratulations and a fun treat. Food was fabulous. Interesting selections. Can't go wrong with any of them! Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My Girlfriend and I enjoyed an exceptional experience at the G Saturday night. Each touchstone of the experience was excellent. Greeting at the street from (genuinely) friendly and enthused valets. Hostess Bartender and helper Waitress Mgr Drink Food Exit Greeting The entire experience...stem to stern was excellent. This is no small feat. well Done Oh and the food?: -Interesting / surprising -Beautifully plated -Hot and delicious -Properly sized Grove....where have you been all my life? I've been waiting for you for sooo long. Glad we met!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went for my 50th birthday. We now have a new favorite spot. The food was excellent, the wine was very well paired, and the staff was legendary. I don't usually review but, I felt it was necessary in this case. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Always fantastic food - not like any other in the area! Service staff is always friendly and well-trained. A real treat when you want to experience great flavor, unusual food and layered taste experiences. Excellent!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner very much. Server (Carmen) was excellent. Vegetarian menu was superb! Noise level was a little high due to chatty, loud customers (not the restaurant's fault)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good food alright service, small resturant but good atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had heard a lot of good things about Grove. It lived up to them all. Great service staff, amazing food and lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The menu was a little difficult to figure out but our server explained it very well. The food was delicious and the portions were great."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, but I found it rather expensive. Our server was very patient in explaining how the three course diinner worked. We found that sharing the first and second course and then adding one entree worked well for us. The seating is rather close, but we enjoyed talking to the couple next to us."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Everything, yet again, was fantastic! My arrival and speaking with the hostess/manager, was cheerful and welcoming. She took us to our table in the corner near the booths. Our waitress was wonderful and patient for us while we chatted, offering several tasty options, which we had a few of them. The restaurant did get quiet very quickly, but it was rather late. Overall, it was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Our personal favorite for celebrating...anything! Their gracious service is exceeded only by their fabulous food. Both complement each other!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The creative menu and excellent food quality paired with an excellent wine selection and great service always makes for a very enjoyable meal. Week nights are a more quiet, intimate setting but on weekends it can be rather boisterous. The Kimchee Stew is a must try as is the Butterscotch Pudding. A must visit when in Grand Rapids."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We moved from Chicago to Grand Rapids about a month ago and, even though we've only been to a couple restaurants, haven't had a profound dining experience until dining at Grove. My wife is Celiac so requires a gluten-free diet, and Grove did not disappoint. We were informed that virtually all their dishes could be prepared gluten free and that they even had a flash frier dedicated to GF items, so the fried green tomatoes were safe to eat! All other dishes were exceptional, especially the salmon. Good beer list (largely local, diverse, and fairly priced), knowledgeable staff, great signature cocktails (albeit pricey), and an overall delightful experience. Gets quite busy on a Friday night, but worth the wait and crowd."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "What more is there to say. The hostess to the wait staff are incredible, making your experience one to remember and make you excited to return!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to Grove on her birthday. It was a very nice Tuesday night crowd. For some reason I expected a light crowd, which at some places means light service, light menu, and a not so great experience. This was not the case at Grove. The asst manager Alana sat us immediately. Our waiter Lauren was amazing. She was very educated about the menu and the libations. The food was spectacular as usual. I was amazed that the chef could make winter vegetables so flavorful. Between Lauren's outstanding service (even though the poor woman wore a recovery boot) and the chefs amazing skills, the birthday dinner was wildly successful!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Grove. The food was awesome! We tried the three course option to give us a good sample of the food. There was so much flavor. I would recommend this to everyone to try at least once. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our experience to the Grove was my second and my husbands first experience. In driving home we reviewed our evening and found we were not served the bread we ordered and when I reviewed the menu from home was not surprised that I had been served the Shaved Vegtable Salad and not the Warm Fall Salad. Overall I would rate the experience about a four."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great ambiance. I went to Grove with a friend, we wanted to sample the menu so we shared several first course plates. I would recommend the beef tartare and pork belly tacos - they were both outstanding! Keep in mind these are small portions so maybe not ideal for a lot of people to share.Our server, Nathan was great - very attentive! Best restaurant I've been to in Grand Rapids in a while. Parking is somewhat difficult in the area so arrive a little early!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food is absolutely fantastic. To die for. Love the local, farm to table aspect. A true gem for Grand Rapids!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Grove is one of our favorites! We recently celebratedy daughter's birthday. It was another wonderful night!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband loves to cook so it is very difficult to find a restaurant that compares to what he prepares at home. We find Grove to be the only restaurant in town that is worth dining away from home!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My daughter & I are gluten and dairy free eaters. The dining options available to us were plentiful! Our server was very knowledgeable, polite and friendly. She informed us that the kitchen would be willing to accommodate our dietary restrictions. Our dinners were delicious and innovative. The ambience was quaint, with a casual elegance. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant - that also supports local farms!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food at Grove is creative and tasty! I love the 3-course menu option, as I would rather taste a variety of foods than have too much of one thing. And the price is right!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "One of the best food experiences I have ever had. Right from the start, the hostess mentioned my note from Opentable and congratulated my wife and I. The servers were knowledgeable and helpful. Food was amazing with a capital "A". It was quiet and romantic and I just can't say enough good things about the staff!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014