They have a wonderful new
They have a wonderful new menu that includes a huge bone-in rib-eye steak, ("The Cowboy") that was not only tender & cooked to perfection, tasted more like a dry-aged scrumptiously delicious cut of beef and accompanied with a generous bowl of sauteed mushrooms and giant steak fries. Beyond a "King's Feast". Preceding the steak was an artichoke tray, served hot & with plenty of butter and followed by a bowl of their best in the world New England clam chowder. Timely served by an extraordinarily attentive Ray, the waiter. Unquestionably above the mark of excellent.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always wonderful, my husband
Always wonderful, my husband and i have been coming for years, like the new decor. Would like to see more monthly specials.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Got there a bit early and
Got there a bit early and tried tonget into the bar. Waited around and finally the mgr got us into the bar..then got our table early! Two of our guests were late, but we didn't feel rushed at all. Our waiter Ray was great as usual! The menu changed since our last visit. Miss the roasted artichoke!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food, terrific service
Delicious food, terrific service & a completely refurbished dining room! Just doesn't get any better. My son had a fillet mignon that could be cut with a fork and I again indulged in their "Cowboy Steak", a bone-in rib-eye, 2nd to none. When coupled together with the sauteed mushrooms, our steaks were enhanced to perfection.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a wonderful
My wife and I had a wonderful time and a fabulous dinner on Easter Sunday at the Grove.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's much brighter inside
It's much brighter inside than usual since they remodeled. It looks really nice but takes away from the romantic side of it. Food is always terrific! The people are always very friendly and accomodating.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was exquisite, the
The meal was exquisite, the service wonderful, the tables were hard to slide in and out of, the ambiance could have been a little more upscale to match the lobby of the new hotel. All in all we enjoyed ourselves and will return and suggest this restaurant to our friends and family.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a return visit and the restaurant has a new/upgraded look and feel. The decor is very welcoming and eclectic. We were seated immediately and our waitresss, Kathy, was excellent.
All food items were delicious and cooked exactly to order. During dinner the Food aand Beverage Director came to the table to check on us and. Asked how the meal was. Nice touch. My guests each tried a delicious steak and I tried the ravioli which was delicious. We would return again.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, we had a very nice
Overall, we had a very nice dinner. We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Our server, Cathy S., was great. She gave very good service. The food was fantastic. We had crab cakes, tomato and cheese salad, prime rib, jumbo shrimp. We enjoyed a complimentary desert from The Grove. That was a nice touch. It was somewhat noisy in the restaurant. There was a large group celebrating a birthday. And there was also two couples sitting near us that were loud. Once those two groups left, it was very enjoyable. A little bit more romantic.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjoy having dinner
Always enjoy having dinner at The Grove. Service is top notch.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wait service was on point, the food was divine, and the experience was great.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
night at the grove
Very nice atmosphere. The waiter was humerous and very accomodating. The food was good and plentiful. Overall the dining experience was one to remember.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
TOP SHELF STEAKHOUSE
The Grove Steakhouse provided fabulous steaks and super service. This s a top-shelf restaurant, 2nd to none. Following the preliminary artichokes, my son had a filet mignon and I had the cowboy ribeye. Both came perfect for us at medium pink, along with a generous bowl of sauteed mushrooms, a side of steak fries and unquestionably, the world's very best ever, beer-battered onion rings.
I gotta tell you, the onion rings really complimented the entire dinner and we would have missed out on them had they not come recommended by our super-service water, Ray. This is a wonderful steakhouse and well worth the short drive to the Viejas Casino.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
The food & service was fantastic. I had the Cowboy Steak (Ribeye) which was cooked perfectly & I ordered a side of sautéed mushrooms & a baked potato. My wife had the Crab Legs which were the best I've ever had (I ate 2 of them for her & didn't even need butter or lemon, they were sweet).
The main entrees are "a la carte" which is how most fancy recent are now as well. I actually like that so I can order the sides I like instead of having them assume I want veggies, etc.
Bottom line, this is one of our favorites.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place to Dine!
Never disappoints no matter what you order! Wonderful every time! Get the steaks!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
They service was excellent and the food was delicious. The wine selection was very good and the amount of wine by the glass was very generous!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Food, Superb Service
The Grove recently was renovated and looks great. The menu also was "renovated" and looks like excellent choices were added. I will work my way thru the menu to try the new entrees. The only change that might not go over well is that now you must order your side dishes separately from the entree, which ends up costing more . East County San Diego might not be too enthusiastic about this "Ruth's Chris House" style of ordering your food.
The service was as always, excellent. We have rapport with each server and bus person and one of the joys of going to The Grove is seeing them again. There is continuity with the people there and we value that.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
San Diego County's Finest
Superb food quality and superb service go hand-in-hand at The Grove Steakhouse, second to none in providing the finest prime cuts of beef as standard table fare. My son enjoyed the fillet mignon and I indulged in their perfectly prepared prime rib, (the big cut, of course) along with a generous bowl of sauteed mushrooms and those incredibly tasty-good battered onion rings. A scrumptiously, wonderful dinner of fabulous flavor and tender as dry-aged beef.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
If your looking for great food and fun for your "date night" this is it!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Caesar salad was delicious.
The Caesar salad was delicious. The 10oz filet and lobster were outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have had dinner at the Grove on special celebrations. The service and food have always been outstanding. We were celebrating a birthday and every server we had wished the birthday girl a HB. Our server was very helpful and was able to answer all of our questions. The service was just right on. Never rushed but still being attentive. Would go back again and recommend to all.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
PRIME RIB DINNER TO REMEMBER
Another scrumptiously delicious prime beef dinner, perfectly prepared and promptly served to our table, including their 2nd to none 18 oz. prime rib, a side of creamy garlic mashed potatoes (I was hungry) and a filet mignon for my son that he had ordered with the sauteed mushrooms and their huge, battered onion rings. Truly, this was an incredibly tasty pre-father's day dinner that was served by Ray, the detail oriented, top-notch waiter.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Service was Phenomenal
Thank you. The food was delicious and The SERVICE the BEST! It was my mom's birthday and there were 3 of us having dinner...from the water, to the cocktails to the take aways of the plates and recommendations of what to order...everything was lovely and we greatly appreciated it.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service!
We were 7 who dined at the Grove and each of us enjoyed our entrees. They included filet, prime rib, scallops, and ravioli. All were delicious. The service was excellent. Good bread basket selection. A little pricey as everything is ala carte. Plan on spending some of those winnings on the food.
The restaurant was quite full and very noisy. That was the only thing that I didn't like about the Grove.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Let Ray help you...
Ray was an outstanding server who knew the menu well and offered terrific selections. Ask for his section..... he will attend to whatever needs you may have.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steakhouse in San Diego
"The Grove" steakhouse at Viejas is AMAZING! Although the noisy casino is just a door away, one feels as if they are in another world within The Grove. The food is scrumptious! You might feel full halfway through the meal, but you'll be unable to stop eating because it is incredibly delicious. The service is fantastic! One's water glass is never empty and one feels as if one has their own personal waiter and bus-staff. The food is somewhat pricey, but nothing unusual for a 5-star steakhouse. The drinks are generously poured and one is allowed to linger over the meal as long as one likes. You won't be rushed to place an order or finish your meal. And, the online reservation system is easy to use.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had people come in from out of town at the last minute and we were able to get a table for 6 on Saturday night. Everyone was satisfied with the menu and the whole casino experience in general.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic, as usual!
The food and the service was outstanding! Our server, Kathy, was attentive to every detail and she impressed our relatives from the
Napa wine region with her knowledge of the various wines that she served us. We had a wonderful time and we highly recommend the Grove Steakhouse at Viejas!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE GROVE STEAKHOUSE
A fun night out with friends and family for my sons 21st birthday. Never could get someone to answer the phone to take a reservation. Eventually looked online and was easily able to make and change our reservation when others joined us. Apparently, the economy has affected their staffing. Once inside, the service was wonderful as was the food. A bit pricey but fun for the occasion. Menu is all a al carte so it adds up quickly. The fireworks for the 4th were spectacular!! Being 5 minutes from home and not having to fight the beach scene parking nightmare is a definite plus!! Will return - especially for the fireworks.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
great fine dining
changed the decor but we miss the beautiful wood. seemed more noisy but then the entire place was very busy. service is outstanding. all the food we got was above and beyond. French onion souped the best I've had.
upped their prices since adding a hotel but that's to be expected. the smoke smell walking in was greatly improved also.
For living in Alpine, it's an incredibly nice place to eat so close to home.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food at The Grove has always been great, but recently Chef Bobby has tweaked some items and added others that are fabulous. And, the last 3 times we have been there, the server brings out a surprise that is not charged to you but is welcomed for its originality. Once, there was a cup of delicious tomato-based soup, another time there was a hummus appetizer, and another time there was a prosciutto and greens mini-salad.
This time, we had lobster to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and of course it was delicious. Great desserts too. The servers are attentive and remember you. The bussers come by often to freshen up your water or clear plates. Great restaurant!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twice in one month
My husband& I found ourselves at Viejas twice this month. Once for business & a return for pleasure. On both trips we ate in the Grove Steak House. It is a lovely place to have a meal. Every thing about the experience was great. I must warn you, the portions are huge. Share a salad, or even an entre. That's the plan for our next visit.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet dinner for two
Celebrated birthday with dinner in a quiet classy setting, where conversation was easy to have. Filet and prime rib were perfect with dessert of creme brulee' - delicious. Angie was our server and we'll be sure to ask for her when we return - she was very attentive, pleasant and made us feel welcome, service could not have been better!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steak! Great Wine
If you're looking for a great steak with great service...this is the place! I think the ambiance is as good as it can be inside of a casino so I gave it 4 stars. I have always felt that the badge of a great steakhouse is being able to simultaneously serve steaks that have been cooked to different temperatures yet serving them at the same time at perfect temps. I was there with 2 coworkers and all 3 of us ordered our steaks to be prepared differently but they came at the exact same time and each were the perfect temperature when served. The wine list was smaller than I thought it should be but we found an excellent 2004 Barolo that was very reasonably priced. I would definitely suggest that wine!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
All around great restaurant .
All four of our group enjoyed our dinners from start to finish. Service was very good and the Chef even visited the tables.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vonderful ! Vonderful ! Vonderful !
As Lawrence Welk Would Say " VONDERFUL ! VONDERFUL !
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
East County's Best Restaurant
We wanted to get out of our cabin for a couple of hours and have a good lunch, so we made a reservation at the Grove Steakhouse. We were not disappointed. Our waiter recommended a new limited vintage wine and I had the baked sea bass which was exceptional. We topped it off with the crème brulee trio, a fabulous meal and great service.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding cuts of meat cooked
Outstanding cuts of meat cooked to perfection. Excellent appetizers and sides. The wine we chose was also excellent.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu was diverse and food was prepared beautifully,
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and ambiance!
The prices have increased, and the menu now is a la carte for all sides. I will say that the food is excellent, but the prices are not in line with what I would expect. This will become a special occasion restaurant now, but they will have more competition in this arena. Modest dinner for 2 was $90, including one glass of wine each.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
My husband and I celebrated his birthday with dinner at the Grove Steakhouse. Saul, our waiter, was exceptional. The atmosphere was nice and the dinner delicious. We will return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. We ordered Oysters Rockefeller they were horrible and we sent them back. Otherwise the place was great. This was my 3rd visit. I would recommend it to everyone.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Prime Rib was the best I have had at a restaurant in ages, very tender, not full of fat. The escargot was excellent and the cesar salad, baked potato and creamed spinach were great. The deserts were fantastic.
Once in the restaurant you do not know you are at a Casino.
We had Cathy as our server and she was excellent.
We will definitely return here.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have had a great time,great food and good service every time I've been here. I always recommend TheGrove to my friends as a great place to eat.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual...
Enjoyed out recent visit as usual. Made reservations on-line and everything was as requested. Thanks for making my birthday another memorable occasion.
Side note...didn't quite care for the white trees. It was more romantic before...now it's brighter and the ambience is quite different.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Great Food
My husband ordered Osso Bucco, and it was outstanding. I ordered Filet Oscar, which is grilled filet mignon with crab meat and bearnaise sauce--to die for. Service was impeccable, and that includes the bussers.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our anniversary and had a great time. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Definitely coming back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Early Dinner for Two
My wife and I had Dinner early last Friday evening at the Grove Steakhouse at Viejas. We were at Viejas for the East County Chamber of Commerce.
I had the scallops, my wife had the petite filite. My scallops were the best I ever had and the portion was great.
My wifes steak was cooked exactly the way she likes it. Felix was our server and he was perfect. Service was very good.
This restaurant has a few tables and some booths. The sound level was such the we could hear each other without yelling
We will be sure to return.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambience, service, and food were AMAZING! We highly recommend Grove Steakhouse!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten here seve times and we can count on a great meal no matter what we select... Best of all is their service, though, responsive and quick... Sure beats the lines, crowd at the buffet!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM