Grove - Grand Rapids
Womderful food. Very freshWomderful food. Very fresh and creative. Server seemed a bit clueless but very nice.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe variety of fresh vegetables,The variety of fresh vegetables, greens and herbs throughout the menu was refreshing and delightful. Even though we ate a lot, we did not leave feeling stuffed. We loved the use of local produce, meat and fish and thought the combination of ingredients was thoughtful, imaginative and tastie. It's a large menu which isn't always easy to execute but they did. There is something for everyone without being repetitive of what you see everywhere else. We will definitely go back. Charming and delicious!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite the restaurant!Read rave reviews about this place on Yelp, but it was better than words can dscrobe...but I'll try. The selection of food is extensive, with unique dishes such as an "asparagus tasting". The food itself is fabulous: flavorful, with an execellent presentation. prices are quite reasonable; we chose the sampler and had more than enough to eat. And the butterscotch pudding...sinful! Yes, it is noisy and was crowded (Saturday night), but that is the only drawback we found. Go to Grove and enjoy; you won't regret it!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM3 course excellence1st time dining there. The 3 course menu was excellent. We didn't know what to expect, so as the night unfolded we were very pleased with everything. Service was great and very helpfull on menu tips. We sat outside!! Beautiful night. Thanks for making our night special.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMYOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED....What a gem in Grand Rapids! Very attentive and knowledgeable service. Loved the "taster" menu--an eclectic variety of wonderfully prepared food. The "al fresco" dining was particularly appreciated on a beautiful June evening. There are many restaurants to choose from in Grand Rapids, but I would put this at the top of the list. Friendly, unpretentious, but sophisticated. Don't bring your kids. You don't need the distraction from the wonderful food.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAppreciate the creativityAppreciate the creativity of the chef(s). Have been ther several times, and have always ordered something different. All plates have blends and complexities of flavors that are exceptionally appealing to the palate6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in Grand RapidsI am not sure how they do it but week after week The Grove continues to impress with their ability to give GR the most innovative food by far. We have been a fan of The Grove from day one but I have to say that over time they continue to improve and now have the best food available outside of Chicago or New York. Their ability to change the menu daily with the most creative farm to table presentations is nothing short of amazing. The Essence group has been doing great restaurants for years and continues to do great food at Bistro Bella Vita and The Greenwell but have taken it to another level with The Grove. A well trained service staff with great attitudes completes the experience. Kitchen gets a standing ovation. Great work.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Grand RapidsFinally we have a restaurant in Grand Rapids that serves beautiful, exciting food. I have been there three times and have ordered the taste of the Grove each time never repeating and can say that everything was great. I love how the chef seems to deconstruct a dish, like jambalaya, and then somehow get all of the flavor profiles together on a plate that looks like art. There hasn't been a disappointing plate. My best friend and I went and each ordered the taste of the Grove, ordered different choices and shared, 6 plates total. Each of us agreed that every bite we had was outstanding. Neither of us expected to be able to say that. Normally that only happens for us in bigger cities where the chefs are more competitive with each other.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorablePatrick Wise has hit the mark...Fresh Veggies, Great sauces that compliment, not cover the beauty of the food.
Thank you Patrick6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccaisionExcellent food and service. Unique menu choices and delicious. Staff was eager to help create a wonderful anniversary experience for us!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this PlaceOnce again we had a delicious meal. Love the farm to table food combos...so unique and tasty.
Our server was wonderful.Several other servers stopped by to inquire as to our welfare also...a nice touch.
If you are not a huge eater, I would recommend the 3 courses for 433...then there is a comfortably full feeling without feeling stuffed AND you will have room for the delicious dessert.
My favorite GR restaurant by far.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DinnerOur second year in a row we have had our anniversary dinner at the Grove and again it did not disappoint. We both had the $33 three course dinner and were satisfied with the quantity and variety. Their emphasis on fresh local ingredients and unique flavors made our meal a great experience. Highly recommend!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best mealsChose Grove for our anniversary dinner based on internet reviews. Wow. The three course meal for $33 left me telling anyone and everyone that it was one of the best meals I have ever had anywhere. Each course offered several selections that I would have liked to have tried. The ones recommended by our excellent waitress turned out to be wonderful plates of food with so many different things going on with the main item of the course that I can't even remember all the tastes and flavors. Service was exceptional.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsExcellent service and food quality as always. I was lucky enough to get one of the outdoor tables and it was a perfect way to end a great evening. The Kimchee Stew was a delight and the Butterscotch pudding with salted Carmel sauce is not to be missed. Grove is a great example of what dining out should be.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and theThe food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. The only negative aspect of the experience is that we ordered three sharing plates and they were all bought out at once. This did not leave much room on our table and by time we got to the third plate the food was cold. Overall great experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!My husband and I went for our 5yr anniversary and they greeted us with two glasses of champagne! Dinner was amazing and we would go back for another special even in a second! Only downside was that its $$ for a frequent night out to dinner but great for a special night out! We were very impressed and had an incredible waitress!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversaryThe entire staff made everything possible so we could have a great celebration. Thank you!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent menuInteresting menu of wonderful flavors and unusual foods. It was difficult to choose because there were so many great options. Our group agreed that each selection was delicious.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Excellent food - very innovative with the use of fresh vegetables. Beautifully presented. Wait staff was friendly, yet professional, and very welcoming and caring. Thank you! Will be back again soon!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in GRThis was only our second visit to Grove this year because we live in Cleveland. This was my son's selection for his 19th birthday celebration. Our meals were wonderful, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was great. We will be back again and again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. Fresh foodExcellent food. Fresh food and great presentations.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent "experience" dining!We had reservations for 5PM and were led right to our table, which was already set for a party of 3. Our server was at the table within a minute of us being seated. She was very knowledgeable about the menu, and was not hesitant to suggest entrees when one of us was torn between two different items.
The plating of each course was amazing! The food was beautifully and creatively presented, and full of flavor. The three of us ordered different items for our 3 for $33 dining experience, so we were able to sample 9 different dishes...each dish was fantastic!
Absolutely recommend The Grove to anyone who appreciates a fine dining experience!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful experience!Wonderful service and wonderful food! Loved the opportunity to try three different courses for $33. Highly recommend if you like unique food and experiences :)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service are amazing.The food and service are amazing. The 3 course meal is perfectly portioned where we never leave with leftovers which is great!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Good TimeExcellent food and service. A very delightful dinning adventure. More noise than anticipated but it does not limit conversation. We will make numerous return visits.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific experience. TheTerrific experience. The former occupants were favorites, so I wanted to find something I didn't like and really couldn't. Foods were prepared and presented well following the modern farm to table concept. This is a wonderful thing. Now for the little ticks bit worth mentioning. Friendly service alone I applaud but know your menu. Carry the knowledge of your sauces and types of proteins it's important. Still a 9. Here's the goodie. Great stemware, great water glasses but when my single malt arrived our was in a Libby glass, the type we used at Friday's in the 80's. Darn corporate entities just get there but one tiny little flaw. It was busy on a Tuesday and crowd was diverse. Business and social diners were mixed in. This was a 9. Great4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHAD A GREAT DINNER. LOTS TOHAD A GREAT DINNER. LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM. FRESH, SERVED HOT, MAY HAVE A NEW FAVORITE IN GRAND RAPIDS.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Excellent food! Really enjoyed the courses menu. I will be back soon!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI travel a lot to Grand RapidsI travel a lot to Grand Rapids for work and this has become my new favorite restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is truly GR's gem. EverythingThis is truly GR's gem. Everything was done with a unique twist and wonderfully presented. Great mixed drink combinations, outstanding three flight dinner and dessert is not to be missed. You need to go to the Grove!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always rated GroveI have always rated Grove as my favorite in Grand Rapids. My wife and I were planning another wonderful evening of dining when we had our six year old nephew suddenly joined us (long story). The Grove staff easily accommodated us with coloring books and children's menu. And of course, great food. I now check "kid-friendly" along with everything else. Thank you Grove.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful experience !!!this was an excellent experience for my wife and I. As a joke on the special request part of the form i put "we would like an ocean view please" when we got to the restaurant the server mentioned my request when presenting a bottle of blue liquid and a couple of complimentary island type drinks and said that the entire waitstaff loved our request and found it very funny. she mentioned that the bottle would have to suffice as our " ocean view". they really went out of their way. the food was of excellent quality and as a former pro chef i can say that with all confidence.we will most assuredly be visiting again and bringing friends.they also have an excellent selection of local mi. beers .4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Night on Cherry St.Grove delivers again! It's a team effort and it shows. From the back-of-the-house to the front door, they know what they have - and they enjoy doing it each and every night. Kudos's to our server (and friend), Carmen!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTravelers DelightThe tempura fish tacos were mouthwatering and ended a three plate delight that started with a fresh, fine salmon tartare, followed by a delicious mushroom, vegetable pho that was so satisfying from aroma to gut. Only problem was deciding what to order which has me dying to come back to try a number of playes, notably the butternut squash bisque the gentleman next to me ordered. Great margarita complemented the tacos perfectly. A wonderful dining experience.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMost innovative dining in Grand RapEvery time I go to Grove the food seems better then the time before. The constantly changing menu and exciting way that the chef presents the seasonal selections is both innovative and delicious. Grove is always on my list of places to bring out of town guests to impress them with the quality of both food and service that Grove exhibits. The weekends are busy with more activity but for a quiet, less busy experience the early weekdays like Tuesday are perfect. The 3 course tasting menu where you get one choice from all 3 menu sections is the perfect way to really get to enjoy what is being offered. It is only $33 per person to do this and you will eat like a king. If you are on a budget you can still enjoy the KimChee Stew for $104/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant inMy favorite restaurant in GR. I love the local seasonal food.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEach plate is a work of artEach plate is a work of art and each bite exquisite.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGrove is excellent. Food isGrove is excellent. Food is unique, flavorful and presented well.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dine here frequently. WeWe dine here frequently. We love the fact that the menu changes often. I also appreciate the option of sparkling water as a freebie. Julie was our server. She is outstanding.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Grove is unbelievable.The Grove is unbelievable. They accomodated our special food needs with amazing dishes and fabulous service. I don't know why we would go anywhere else.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experienceWe went to Grove for our anniversary. It is now one of our favorite restaurants. The food was a delight. Everything we tried was wonderful and perfectly cooked and seasoned. The drink menu was extensive and delicious. The service was attentive. We had a wonderful experience at the Grove and plan to go back soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was very goodThe service was very good - friendly and prompt even though every seat in the restaurant was occupied. That also means the restaurant was loud. Not just "energetic", but quite loud. Despite that, I will go back. The food was that good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, seasonal foodInteresting, seasonal food imaginatively prepared. The three-course dinner is a bargain.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal Food - a foodie MUST!Grove is such an awesome restaurant and their food is second to none - in Michigan or outside of Michigan. We took our elderly aunt there for her birthday and, unfortunately, she was a bit freaked out by the gourmet/foodie nature of the food - by no means Grove's fault and both hubby and I absolutely LOVE their food. But, as with the best restaurants, they literally created a dish for her that was not on the menu and she loved it! A definite must dine at restaurant when in Grand Rapids.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Fare in Grand RapidsI have been in the International food business for over 35 years and the Grove is truly outstanding in every way especially this visit. The food is nothing short of "inspired" in flavor and the presentations are most pleasing without being overly fussy - just right!
My wife and I both had the Tasting Menu which gave an excellent cross section of the offerings and perfect portion sizes as well.
As much as I travel, and as many fine dining experiences as I've had, The Grove stands tall among some of the best!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again the Grove doesOnce again the Grove does not disappoint! Great flavors, artistically plated and perfect portion sizes. We had a great server, Kaitlyn, enthusiastic and pleasant. Expert help choosing a red wine that pleased 4 palettes. Lovely meal, my only comment is that it can get pretty loud, bring back the booths!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA favoriteMy favorite restaurant in Grand Rapids, always a pleasure!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is outstanding. ConsideringFood is outstanding. Considering the quality and creativity, prices are very reasonable.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 3 choice selection ideaThe 3 choice selection idea is good, but only works with excellent service, which we
enjoyed. Did not feel rushed nor did the food ever arrive too early. This made the evening work well and says a lot for the management.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was exceptionaThe food and service was exceptional. Excellent for a date night!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM