The Grove
The Grove

The Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegrovedelray.com/
  • Phone: (561) 266-3750
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Haycook
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Grove
The Grove will offer contemporary interpretations of rustic cuisine, served in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Small production, boutique wines and craft beers will play a strong role in paying homage to artisan producers and helping to provide a unique and exciting dining experience. We look forward to seeing you at The Grove.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)romantic (40)special occasion (38)neighborhood gem (33)notable wine list (30)great for outdoor dining (10)hot spot (9)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Amazing establishment
    JCinDCVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We live in Washington DC and were in Palm Beach for a work event. Seeking to explore areas beyond Palm Beach, a colleague suggested visiting Delray Beach and I am glad she did. The Grove was a wonderful highlight to our trip and it was worth the quick drive down the highway to visit. The front of house manager, Paul, was especially accommodating to us when I called the day of the reservation to see if they had any later times available (not aware of how little the restaurant was). He didn't but said he'd call me back if he could make something work and he did. That level of customer service shows that the restaurant goes above and beyond before we even set foot in the door. The server was perfect in helping us with our wine and menu selections and even suggested a larger entree after we told her we were planning to split our main course. The chicken was a perfect amount for us to share and was cooked to perfection. The mushroom soup was the smoothest and silkiest soup I've ever had and their bread just melted in your mouth. Don't skimp on dessert and indulge in the nutella-filled donuts. They are worth every calorie! I'd go back to The Grove in a heartbeat and will definitely recommend to anyone who is visiting that area to visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming owner
    Kerri
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were disappointed that the restaurant had 5 or 6 entrees and were out of two of them with no replacement items. This for a reservation beginning at 8:00. I thought the dorado to be a bit "fishy". The green salad with apples was among the best salads I have ever enjoyed. I could return just for that. Also the Brioche bread was todie for. Like an old fashioned parker house roll but lighter and tastier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good everything!
    RuthVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was great. Extremely Limited menu, however, only 5 entree choices, and the steak for 2 was gone, so down to 4. On a Saturday night at 8:00 pm. dorade, quail, chicken, and pasta with short ribs, I had dorade, which was very good, my hubby had chicken which was delicious. Excellent bread, nice wine list although a bit on pricey side ( and we are serious about wine and don't mind spending money on wine), outstanding coffee. Good looking non-florida looking place, sophisticated, and comfortable for a small restaurant. Staff was very nice, owner friendly and service was good. Will be back soon. Glad we discovered it - a really good find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By Far Delray's Best Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have been to a lot of restaurants in Delray and this one is by far the best, the food is so refined. Both my husband and I cleared our plates. We started with the foie gras appetizer which tasted just like the one from France. My husband had brioche crusted chicken (I dislike chicken but this was delicious!) and I had a fish called Dorade. For dessert we shared Nutella donuts. The service and wine was amazing too. Both owners introduced themselves and are so charming. We can't wait to go back!,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining in Delray Beach
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We come here often. The food is outstanding; absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The service is impeccable. The ambiance is quiet and stylish. Definitely our favorite dining spot in Delray.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Visit Still Great
    NYFoodSnob
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with friends on our third visit. Food continues to be great and inventive, service is very good and the modern ambience is also very nice. We will repeat for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Denise
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was a great find! It was so good we went back the next night just for the octopus and a great bottle of Spanish wine! Waiter was nice, very accommodating and did a great job recommending the right wine combinations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best restaurant in Delray by far
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Not a big menu as it changes weekly, but our group had one of each item on the menu and everything was amazing. Don't be afraid to experiment at this restaurant as everything was delicious. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies Take Notice
    AFoodieFindVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have heard you can predict the dinner to come by sampling the bread and the bread at The Grove is some of the best bread I have ever eaten. You will begin your meal with a warm, petite, individually prepared Brioche bread that is hard to stop eating. Continue with an originally presented piece of octopus roasted to perfection, a tender beet salad that melts in your mouth, or a scrumptious ravioli filled with butternut squash. The dinner menu is small but ample and choices include savory temptations such as a daily fresh fish cooked perfectly with a delicate sauce, delicious tender meat or veal, and a pasta offering as well. The home made desserts will wow you. Reservations are a must and make sure you book way in advance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    WE ARE REPEAT DINERS AT THE GROVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DINE HERE. THE FOOD WAS WELL PREPARED. WE HAD A VEAL CHEEK ENTREE WHICH WAS EXCELLENT. THE CHEF OFFERED A WINE PAIRING FOR THE DISH WHICH WE REALLY ENJOYED. THE BLACKBERRY MOUSSE DESSERT WAS UNIQUE AND DELICIOUS. OUR SERVER WAS FRIENDLY, ATTENTIVE AS ALWAYS. WE WILL BACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A local gem
    JbullVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Visiting from out of town, I read a few rave reviews about The Grove and decided it would be the place my husband & I would celebrate our 10yr wedding anniversary. It did not disappoint, service was exceptional, food amazing and a perfectly romantic place to spend the evening. My only disappointment is that this restaurant is not in our neighborhood in Tampa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good As New York City
    BabepresVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love everything about this restaurant! The service is friendly, but efficient and the food matches up with any of our favorites in the New York metropolitan area. We have come to expect deliciousness and we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JTG1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Interesting menu -- different every time -- and always delicious. Likewise for the thoughtful choice of wines that complement the food perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delray's Foodie Paradise
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We love this place. This is our go to for any and every occasion. We love going just two of us, and this is our favorite place to bring friends, family, and especially out of towners. This is the closest restaurant you will find in Boca/Delray to satisfy your "foodieness". Something different on the menu every time we go, anchored with a few fan favorites...makes this place both exciting and different, as well as reliable and comforting ! Perfect atmosphere, everytime. P.s. Save room for all three courses!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The grove
    FritzVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    is the best food in the area, a simple place, a small menu but very fresh and of excellent quality
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming restaurant
    Bibi
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Grove is a charming restaurant with food that is very different. The choice of appetizers were very nice, the main course less exciting. To have a quiet time in a good restaurant, I would recommand it.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jritz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dined at The Grove for the first time this weekend, and it was singularly one of the best overall dining experiences we have ever had. The food was amazing - fabulous presentation, outstanding flavor profiles, the service was exceptional and the dining atmosphere was wonderfully friendly. We will absolutely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence
    DelrayDivaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everyone is looking for a restaurant that is consistently excellent. The Grove fits the bill. We have eaten here many times and have never once been disappointed. The food is wonderful, the service (especially Joe) consistently perfect, and the ambiance very pleasant. Although they have a small menu, there is always something to delight the palate. You cannot go wrong. Be aware the prices are high - but it is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Dinner!!
    beauoliVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I love this place. It is my favorite. I love the ambience as well as the food is amazing!! Its so cozy and relaxing and I always have a warm feeling when dining here. I would definitely recommend to all I know. We will return soon!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A superb experience
    ik8sqi
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a "must visit" for us every time we are in this part of the world. Paul is the most welcoming and accommodating person; he will go the extra mile to get your preferences met. The menu changes daily and it tells you a lot about the superior quality of the ingredients used, la creme de la creme in the most creative ways. More than a dining experience, it can be compared to the harmony of a classical music concert in an European opera house. It is not just a perfectly executed mix of scents and flavors, but it is a sensory journey. The interesting part is that every visit to the Grove is different and takes you to discover new chords in this wonderful symphony of senses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit more of planification
    lizjazziz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    2nd time visiting The Grove. I love the restaurant, the ambiance, the food and service. This time one of the item, the one I chose, the duck, wasn't on the menu and at the time of dessert and coffee, there was no milk. Please plan ahead for next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grove, best food in Delray.
    NYFoodSnob
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food and service here are fantastic. It rivals many of the good spots in New York. I just wish it was larger so we could get in on a more flexible basis. It is pricey for South Florida but you get what you pay for in our opinion. Hope to use it for special dinners during the season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently delicious
    foodiemcluvinsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every time we come here we love it. Hands down, one of the best dining experiences in South Florida. From the greeting from Paul to the wonderful wait staff to Michael's delicious creations - you can't go wrong with a meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Delray resident for 10 years tried them ALL. This rates as top dog!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Fantastic food and atmosphere. Look forward to dining at The Grove again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated foodie spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This notion of farm to table has just got out of hand. Fresh does not mean meager, inadequate over priced portions, it means fresh. Buyer beware a plate of beets which was the size of a tiny beet is $16. So the place is packed and successful so I gather some people love very tiny portions. The food was good, not great and I left hungry, not too good for $260 for four of us.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    Amaturefoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great good great service. We had the froi gras and the octopus with a great wine from their extensive wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Delray Beach
    jvd1659VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been here twice now. What a find! Just a few tables, excellent personal service, small but nice wine list and a creative menu that always changes. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Grove's food is delicate and light in texture with an absolutely delightful palate and I highly reccomend The Grove.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • delraywoman
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Superb! Good presentation & attention to details! Loved it!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Delray
    LakeIdaGuyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been here twice now and the food is the best in Delray. Small and intimate setting with a constantly changing menu. Perfect if you are looking for an unbelievable meal with a very good wine selection and staff that are true professionals. Not inexpensive but you get what you pay for consistently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 232 reviews are from the The Grove reviews archive.
  • One of the best in South Florida
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Michael and his team have created a real gem here. Attention to detail both with the food and wine list create one of the best dining experiences is all of Florida.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Grove is a very small and personable place. There are not very many tables here so you know their focus is on service and food, not on volume. The fusilli with pork cheeks and the ceviche were the best dishes we had this night. They were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We would never recommend this restaurant. My housband and I arrived at our reservation time, 6:30. We were seated promptly and we ordered drinks and appetizers. When our friends arrived they ordered drinks and we were about to order more appetizers when the waiter said he had to take our entire order at one time and soon. The staff hovered over us the entire time we ate picking up our plates immediately after we finished. At 8:20 they brought us the check and didn't even ask if we were finished. We were finishing our drinks and at 8:30 the waiter came over and told us "I'm sorry but we have to ask you to leave, we have people waiting for your table." We eat at nice restaurants all the time and this was a very disappointing experience.
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  • Fabulous Grove
    Norse
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Intimate restaurant. Small yet innovative menu. Delicious and fresh food, the chef is simply fantastic. Been there 3 times in four weeks. Combined with the warm and friendly welcome by Paul and the professional and personable service (during our visits) by Joe, the Grove is a fabulous choise for an enjoyable and special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Food
    DelrayDiningGem
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I recently had the opportunity to dine at the Grove. It was a wonderful experience and the food was amazing. The staff were attentive and friendly. The bread was warm and delicious...the dessert was delicious. Most of all, the setting was calm and soothing and restful and very modern. I would recommend that everyone who visits Delray ~ have a bite to eat at this Delray gem. Thank you to the chief, staff and servers for providing an exquisite experience. I can rave about this wonderful place to pass the time and dine in Delray.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best!
    RichardB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is an outstanding restaurant with some of the best food and service in all of South Florida! Highly recommend!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent Meal as Always
    DelrayDivaVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We are so happy that The Grove came to Delray Beach. When we want to go out for a special evening, this is where we think of first. While it is a bit pricey, it is also perfection, and who can put a price on that? We recommend the mushroom soup. It's always on the rotating menu and well worth an order. You might consider sharing the soup, since there will be plenty more food when the entrees arrive! If you can afford to eat here, you should definitely try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food in an intimate location. My husband and I have been here 3 times and haven't been disappointed yet. Fabulous wine list and impeccable service!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Small, romantic gem
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have visited the Grove several times and it keeps getting better. This is a small, candle-lit space perfect for a romantic evening or a very pleasant night with friends who appreciate wonderful food. The entire staff is welcoming and both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food. The wine list is extensive given the size of the restaurant, and very well chosen with a wide range of price points. The menu changes regularly, so there is no point in a "don't miss" comment except one - don't miss this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet