Have dined here a few times.
Have dined here a few times. Food is simple and flavorful. The portions are just right. The menu is small. The restaurant is small, but floor plan is smart and decor is serene. They allow corkage, but also have a nice wine list. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Overall, the best restaurant in Delray Beach area.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
So glad I discovered The Grove.
Even though menu is small, never a disappointment.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dinner experience!
The experience starts with a welcome by co-owner/host Paul Strike who makes you feel like a valued guest. The food is incredible- a mixture of complementary flavors that never overwhelm the main ingredients. The menu is small, but this gives the chefs Michael Haycock and Meghan O'Neal the ability to constantly innovate. The wait staff are well trained and personable, and you are encouraged to ask questions about the entrees and the wines offered. All in all, a wonderful combination of gourmet food and an inviting setting.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Fresh Food! Always
Fantastic Fresh Food! Always something new to try. Staff are attentive, warm and inviting. Owners make you feel like your home.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite in S. Florida
Food is prepared with love and care and is presented beautifully. The fact that every item on the menu, every time we go, is delicious is an added bonus. Very knowledgeable wait staff and just a very charming concept overall.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now this is fine dining! The menu, although limited, is exquisite. The ingredients are fresh, and the melding of flavors is divine. Every taste is a palatal treat. The venue is small, so reservations are requisite. Everything here is done with attention to detail, from the decor to the silverware to the presentation of the bill. Truly a lovely dining experience.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food. excellent
Outstanding food. excellent wine list. We will return.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite in Delray
This restaurant has become my favorite in Delray. Enuf said.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved this place. The food
Loved this place. The food is wonderful and there is a great staff working there. Will definitely return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing once again
In love love love this place
The food outstanding every time
Everyone should try to go !!!!
Just lovely and the food the best best!!!!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food in Pineapple Grove
I highly recommend The Grove. The menu is small, but all the food is well executed and absolutely delicious. The wine list is great as well. The restaurant is small and intimate. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu items/ingredients and made my husband and I feel immediately comfortable. My husband and I look forward to returning to the restaurant soon.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Duck and swordfish were divine!
Food was impeccably prepared and beautifully presented. Perfect flavor, consistency, and doness. On par with the best restaurants in NYC, Napa, or SF. Service was outstanding. Restaurant is well designed, contemporary and pleasing to the eye.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has a limited number of tables, a very modern decor-crisp and sleek.. If your looking for a menu that has 14 appitizers & 27 entrees..The Grove is not your place. But if you want a great meal-look no further. The menu is small, but the items are very unique. Each is item freshly prepared for your order. They are artisically plated and well served. Each dish tastes "fresh and clean". Service was great-very personal. Will definitly return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Kitchen and Service
We loved the ambiance of The Grove when we first walked in the door. Small room with beautiful stone and wood walls a music piped in. The host was so friendly and the service was terrific! The food is very, very good. My husband started with the octopus and I had the corn agnolloti followed by the swordfish and petite roast ending with a chocolate raspberry tort. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Delray Beach! My only issue is that I am a picky eater and the menu choices are limited to 4 appetizers and 4 entrees. They change the menu at least weekly so I am sure they will always have something delicious to offer. We will become regulars at the wonderful Grove!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaurant
We have been going to restaurants along Atlantic Avenue for many years and were excited to try something off of that noisy street. The Grove is a great option. The food was delicious, staff very attentive and welcoming. We would definitely come back!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good menu and excellent presentation of the dishes. highly recommended
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Everything About It!!!
From the minute we walked in I just loved the atmosphere...The food excellent - Foie Gras was superb...Wahoo tartare delicious....I had fish and my husband had duck...presentation and taste - just great.
Would go back again for sure...Its a real find...not cheap..but worth the $$$
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fabulous. décor pleasing,
Food is fabulous. décor pleasing, service very good. We love this restaurant.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what you want if you are seeking exquisite food-great care and preparation of the fresh and excellent ingredients, caring service and a thoughtful , great wine selection. Very rare to find a perfect gem like this.beautiful,small room with everyone very accommodating.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
We all loved all the dishes from the appetizer, entrée and the desserts were all outstanding fresh flavors. My brother recommended this place and knew I would love it! Great ambiance, great lighting and the service was on point. A Farm to Table experience with the freshest ingredients and the right portions. We will be returning again. Thank you Paul and Carolina for a great night.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little restaurant with
Great little restaurant with about 30 seats. Menu changes every two weeks and has a good selection.
We came on the first night that a new chef had started, so the kitchen was quite slow. But the overall service was great, the food was really good, and the wine-list was great.
I recommend this for folks who appreciate good food.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Quality and Service are Amazin
The Grove has done a great job of coming great ingredients with world-class service
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and a great
Excellent food and a great staff!!
We will be back!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Somewhat hidden treasure
We had been referred by a friend...what an experience. Every aspect of our experience was wonderful. The restaurant is small but beautiful...the service amazing...and the food, to die for. Will definitely be going back!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brief but excellent menu --
Brief but excellent menu -- with constantly changing choices. Food preparation & presentation excellent, with an very good selection of wines, including many unusual selections.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finest food, preparation and
Finest food, preparation and presentation in Delray's vast restaurant scene
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Delray Beach
The Grove has a small footprint in Coconut Grove, but leaves a lasting impression. It has a modest kitchen but an incredibly imaginative chef, with a constantly changing menu that uses only the freshest local ingredient. If you're lucky enough to get a reservation on short notice you won't regret it.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently excellent. The food is outstanding.
Great welcome, great service, great experience.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the place
We really enjoyed the place and food. Paul. And Michael are doing great .
I always recommend to my friends for a quite place in downtown Delray Beach
For Us is a 10 stars restaurant .
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Napa valley in Delray beach
That is what the Grove feels like. Small cozy charming room. Sophisticated yet casual. Food and service were very good.
Menu somewhat limited so be prepared for that. Also due to limited seating you may have to wait for your table at second seating.
It is however a gem in Pineapple Grove. Very civilized !!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paul greeted us at the door by name. Our server, Joe, gave us champagne to start the evening as we were celebrating our anniversary. That was such a nice thing! My husband raved over the citrus salad and the mushroom soup was amazing because it had cheese and a truffle oil that complimented the soup. I had pasta filled with pumpkin and my husband's wahoo exceeded our expectations. The bread was brioche fresh out of the oven. Then the finale -a pumpkin beignet with homemade ice cream and some sort of strawberry gelatin and homemade coconut ice cream! Joe recommended a great red wine. We were then surprised by bite-sized cakes warm out of the oven. Go to this restaurant if you love good food and excellent service!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a great find. The service was wonderful. Our Server was so well educated on the entrees and how they were prepared and also new the selection of the wines and beers.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have dined at The Grove several times, and each time has been a gastronomic delight. The service is friendly, unpretentious, and very fine. The food has always been inspired. Highly recommended by a couple of foodies!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now in its second year, this the best restaurant in Delray Beach. 32 East is a close second. The dishes are distinct, creative and well prepared. The restaurant is flawless. We go often and have never had a bad meal. Everything is fresh as they do not have a freezer.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best New Restaurant in Delray Beach
We arrived for ur reservation & our table was not ready -- Paul, a partner immediately apologized & offered us wine - could not have been nicer -- very limited tables -- we shared the grilled octopus appetizer which was excellent -- Brioche was served -- I had the brioched crusted chicken & my husband had the swordfish -- both were prepared to perfection & were outstanding -- cannot wait to return -- limited menu but varied choices
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Truly great meal.
Perfect little foodie find. Everything was exceptional from the extensive boutique wine list to excellent appetizers to a short, but true gourmet menu. We had the pork loin and the chicken, althought that description is really underselling it. Loved the food and the ambience, perfect lighting. Great, but not hovering service. Everything was in balance. I truly couldn't note a flaw.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been here before and wanted my husband to experience the great food. We were not disappointed. A really delicious evening!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visiting and really enjoyed it. A little expensive but worth every penny. Nice wine list and great service as well. Small and intimate but in a good way. Will be back.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great evening
After several times dining at The Grove, it never disappoints. The menu changes often, and the options are always creative and expertly prepared.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Grove, a Restuarant in Delray
He's featured on the cover of the Delray Beach magazine with his green eyes inviting you to The Grove. If you've never been, it's a must! The Grove has a rustic, romantic feel with a beautiful man greeting you, a lovely lady catering to you and an equally attractive chef preparing your food. Once you peel your eyes off all of the beauty that surrounds you, there is this amazing wine list and a refreshing variety of dishes on the menu. Every dish is melt in your mouth, perfectly prepared. Watch out for the cookies though, they can be addicting and may just turn you into a Cookie Monster...I should know(;
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't miss the Grove
This was our third visit, and it was our best yet. The food was, as always, inventive and beautifully prepared and presented. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, and attentive without being disruptive. What had changed was the season. Our previous visits were during daylight saving time. This time, it was dark and the candlelit interior of the restaurant came to the fore. What a beautiful setting for a meal. The menu changes regularly, but as examples the mushroom soup with goat cheese and hazelnut garnishes was rich and earthy. The pork with braised greens and the steak were perfect. The cheese plate had to be sinful - each selection was richer than the last. The wine list is well selected. Don't miss this restaurant!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second visit. It was as good as the first. The Foie Gras was excellent and so tasty!!
The fish was delicoius with a very intersting preparation.
Desserts were mouth-watering!!
A great evening!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A MUST dine restaurant
Chef Michael Haycook and staff really knock this place out of the water. The best fois gras around and every other dish we sampled was out of this world. Also, if you love fine wine you'll be hard pressed to find a better wine list assembled in the area. Can't say enough about all the great things going on at the Grove from the food, service, and attention to detail.
Five out of Five stars almost doesn't seem enough in rating this place.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the intimate, candlelit atmosphere and the quiet background music to the exquisitely prepared food and impeccable service, The Grove has it all. This place is not to be missed. We had an excellent dinner and a wonderful dining experience. Don't miss the caramelized monkey bread with brown butter ice cream for dessert. It was exceptional. The co-owner, chef and server were delightfully charming and took extra effort to make sure everything was perfect ---- and, it definitely was.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Delray!
Love this restaurant. Food is innovative and terrific. Service is great. Wine list is interesting. Ambiance is warm and inviting.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
All Around Great Experience
The Grove has yet to disappoint. The ambiance, staff (even the owners will visit your table making sure that you are having a 5-star experience), and food (both quality & creativeness) will please a variety of palates. While the menu is small, everything is artfully prepared and spot on. If we had to pick a negative, it would have to be the corkage. The $30 fee was higher than others in the area, but nothing that would deter us from returning. Overall -- an excellent experience.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We try to eat at the Grove at least once a week when in Florida. We started with the beet salad and scallop appetizer both prepared with a gentle hand with flavors melding together perfectly. I had the truffle risotto for the entree. Wow! Ended the meal with monkey bread and 2 glasses of my favorite Tokaii. Great meal again.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, wine all excellent.
Food, service, wine all excellent. It's obvious that the owners/staff really want you to have a memorable experience. This restaurant immediately became one of my top 10. It's expensive but worth it.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dishes are well thought out. You know that your experiencing the Chef's vision of flavor and presentation. The menu is small, but that works for this restaurant, each dish we sampled was truly exquisite. Great friendly service too. At first glance the menu seemed pricey, but after tasting and savoring the wonderful quality of the dishes, I felt it was worth every penny.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
In the Biz approved
So my girlfriend and I rarely get a Saturday night off together being that both of us work on the Ave so after hearing some good reviews about the grove we had to check this place out for ourselves.The only available reservation was pretty late which was expected being a Saturday night in December but Paul I m guessing the manger was very accommodating he gave a complementary glass of wine while our table was being cleared, it was a nice gesture.The food was superb we started with the octopus special they were offering that night and if was by far the Best dish of the evening, both of entrees were extremely well prepared and the dessert was a pleasent ending.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM