The Grove
The Grove

The Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegrovehouston.com/
  • Phone: 7133377321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Del Grande
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Green Room: Accomodates up to 30 people Primavera Room : Accomodates up to 100 people Vista Room: Accomodate up to 110 people Treehouse: Open air space that accomodates up to 120 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crawford St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a two story parking underground garage at the park and also street parking available in addition to the valet service.
A word from The Grove
The Grove is the new signature restaurant in Houston’s Discovery Green Park.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (67)fit for foodies (53)special occasion (45)good for groups (44)great for lunch (42)romantic (38)great for outdoor dining (27)hot spot (27)neighborhood gem (26)great for brunch (23)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (17)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Went with my wife for our anniversary. Nice atmosphere, food was great and service was excellent. Waiter even remembered us that we would have a complimentary dessert - I hadn't mentioned anything to him, I just put a short note in reservation through Open Table a that was very kind. Too noisy though, wasn't as intimate/romantic as I thought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth repeat visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Noise level very high, lights too dim inside, difficult to see food. Server knowledgable about entrees. Service good, food tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Really enjoyed the outdoor dining for lunch. Server friendly. Mistake on bill quickly remedied. Food tasty. Close to the hilton with an overlooking park view. Good lunch on a pretty fall afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent food, poor service
    cah84
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    1. The location is great, with a huge window looking out on Discovery Green. 2. The food was good. At our table of 6 there were no complaints. 3. The service was not good. People were nice, but not on top of their game (had to order with another waiter because ours was nowhere to be found. Items like salads came out at odd times, like long before the appetizers). 4. The prices are high (expected given the location), but that makes #3 completely inexcusable. All in all we had a good time, but will probably not be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with a view
    FoodieFromSoTX
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had the grilled salmon arugula salad. I loved it, even though the salmon was cooked more than I requested. The salted almonds provided before the meal were delicious! The glass panes around the dining area provided a beautiful view of the park outside.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but expensive.
    HereforOprah
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dinner was great, food was fabulous! Service was prompt and friendly. Everything was great except the price. Oh, and the ladies room has only 2 stalls!!!! We ate on a Saturday nite and there were at least 10 women waiting in line for the 2 stalls! So tacky for a really nice restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grooving at the Grove
    RondaG
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    What a cool restaurant! Food was great but service was better! The pumpkin dessert was outstanding! We all loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First and not last!
    Food4thought
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    What a fantastic restaurant! The food was absolutely phenomenal, service was great, and the drink list was unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had reservations.. Great
    GrandmaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Was able to have five people seated quickly during Oprah event..great food presentation..
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Neicy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My filet needed seasoning, it was tender but no flavor
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FabUlous.
    GaynellVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my daughter-in-laws and granddaughter to The Grove for dinner to celebrate their birthdays and before the Katy Perry concert. What a fabulous time! The food was wonderful and the service was the best ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • triplemthreat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had very special lunch with an old friend. The atmosphere is perfect for visiting as you can actually hear eachother talk. The food was very good and priced right.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall great
    Dave2881
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere, mediocre service, still a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Good food but a bit pricey for what one receives. A bit loud at brunch on Sundays even though the place was not packed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtowner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wish they had a few vegetarian options...even just one. Everthing is heavy duty meat and fish, and some of it pretty unhealthy. Even my heavy meat-eater friends lament this lack and as a supposedly LEED-certified and sustainable establishment it's sad that the menu is so...exploitive. Another concern is the kerosene table lamps...hugely polluting (kerosene fumes, and combustion particles and gases). I can only tolerate two hours there before I'm stopped up and wheezing a bit. Goes away when I leave but I worry about the staff and certainly anyone with heart disease or asthma. Love the deck and the trees and the location. The service is generally good although occasionally a little arrogant. Terrific addition to Houston but could be better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The service was sporadic and not at tentative. The food was not attractively served and not tasty. The noise level was disruptive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They sat us by the window, as requested. Great for a quick but nice business lunch. Good food, great atmosphere. Modern and not stuffy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    For lunch, it took way too long for the food to arrive. I had to ask the waiter to please check on the meal, and also had to ask to see why dessert was taking so long. Well over an hour for lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wasn't so bad
    vyrgrl1
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was good, service lagged at first, then picked up, Loud, loud really loud; more than 'energetic'. But over all , it's a nice downtown eatery.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BaronMarbotVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The restaurant was too noisy to be enjoyable and the server was not able to keep up with his tables. This place gets very busy on concert nights and did not seem staffed to keep up.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a great lunch for 4. It was intimate and easy to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than I expected
    FDHU
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Previous reviews were not very positive, but since I was staying just across the road at the Hilton, I thought it worth a shot and everyone in the party enjoyed it. It's an interesting place, and the food and service were quite acceptable. My main course was gulf fish in parchment paper and it was good. I particularly liked the leeks. The apple crumble desert was a little strange since it was heavily loaded with thyme - way too much The noise level is high, but unfortunately it's hard to find a place where it isn't . By all means try it out. It's different
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I went for Sunday brunch and wasn't impressed.There was nothing spectacular about the food. I ordered the smoked brisket and was disappointed. The meal wasn't worth the price. I don't plan on returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went for a Sunday brunch; the park was full of folks enjoying the day. Our server was attentive, the food had a different take on familiar themes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice decor, good wine list. Interesting mix of people (travelers, families, show goers, girls night out parties), snobbish service (We aren't regulars but had a reservation. The table we were offered was in the very back, between the party room and on the path to the bathroom. When we asked to be moved to the window table, we were informed that none were available and hostess started staring in her computer so intensely that we decided to go check out bar area, where we ended up staying). Food is just ok for being priced that high. Both of us had shrimp and grits and both plates were way over-salted. Overall, the place looks more like a trendy happy hour/people watching place than a food establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Happy Birthday
    TravelingTaster
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My friend and I celebrated my birthday here having never gone before we didn't know what to expect. The interior is so well put together especially in the Bar lounge! We adored the couches haha. The service was amazing our Server was so nice and a good conversationalist. We loved the starter and entree but their Tiramisu took the show, and I'm not even a Tiramisu fan so that left an impression on me. I recommend the Champagne Mango Cosmo it was a nice drink to sip on throughout lunch. I will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmandiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Really good service, nice menu - not too big, not too small. Good modern American food. Great deserts. A lot of thought has been put into the design of the restaurant - the layout, the materials used in the construction, the shape of the dishes. A very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serene dining experience
    HappyBirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Six of us came here for Restaurantweeks. Prompt service, nice table, pretty décor. Overlooking park - serene atmosphere. My friends loved their snapper and pork belly - my quail was delicious, although the black sauce surrounding it was kind of dried to the plate - is that how it should be? Only fault of a lovely 3 course meal.Apparently the chocolate cake was the best my friend had ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    bpkat1VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went for HRW to try this place out. Just curious as we've seen it on many visits to Discovery Green. The view of Discovery Green and downtown was amazing! In my opinion, that's where it stops. The service was not impressive. Our waiter seemed to rush us through the meal, never smiled once even though the place was empty on a Friday night (that should have been our clue). The food was so-so. Not something we would certainly return again for. The salad was soaked in dressing, the entree so spicy even my husband (who is the spicy king) couldn't eat it and the chocolate cake was bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch with coworkers
    pnbdinersVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Several coworkers and I went for lunch on a work day. It was great - easy to find parking, quick service, and delicious food! The hamburger is a highlight, but it's a lot of food for lunch. The taco plates were also great. The heirloom tomato salad is delicious and substantial.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ouch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the most romantic restaurant my love and I always go to but the prices are just too expensive so we don't go as often as we'd like. we visited just this past Saturday and spent 200 easy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful date night!
    Shanimal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We visited for Houston Restaurant Week and we will definitely be coming back. Our waiter Chris made awesome recommendations and we enjoyed each of our courses. I definitely recommend the pozole and the red snapper.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good but very noisy
    Debi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went to dinner with a customer. The food was very good. The quail appetizers were good as well as the green salsa chicken soup. It is a very noisy place though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    guesswho818
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I chose The Grove as my Birthday lunch destination because 1) I've been there before and love the food everytime 2) my coworkers had never been and I wanted to introduce them to something new 3) they had a good Restaurant Week menu. The place did not disappoint. My coworkers loved the ambiance and the food - we started with the guacamole which was amazing - full of flavor and came in a poblano pepper with home made chips - there was nothing left. Then we all had the soup de jour - corn/potato chowder - wow! And for the main dish - 2 of us had the carnitas (yum!) and another the fish tacos - everything was delicious! And they gave me a free peach crisp for my birthday which was awesome as well! I had a great meal and we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service not as great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was a little different, but good. We went for an 8:00 p.m. reservation. Things were fine until nine, and then the waiter started to rush us. He didn't even offer us dessert, which is pretty rude. We did order dessert, and when the peach dessert came, it wasn't very good and it was still cold on the inside. Other than that the food was very good. I wish they still had the soft, wonderful carrots that they had a few years ago.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went for HRW, and I will never go back. This is my worst experience for HRW ever. I have ordered the corn chowder, and it was not hot enough and just tasted like those I can get it from Central Market. My entree was roasted quail and there was only half of the quail. (Last yr, I went to Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca, they gave me a full quail) The only thing brighten my night was the berry tart. I have to get a hamburger after my meal. If you think HRW is a discounted menu or doesn't make money at all, please don't participate. I never expect you will stuff me to death, but i expected a reasonable amount of food, not just half a quail. Horrible. A waste of $$$!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good at a cost
    DaSccop
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great location, good food. Over priced + parking either scarce or expensive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleased but slightly disappointed
    luvdiningout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food tasted good but the quantity of food vs. the price was not in the customer's favor. Everything else was on point, just not enough of the main entrée for the price of dish
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a meal in downtown
    jeanpln07
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Nice ambiance, food is a little over rated in my opinion tho.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Lunch
    ChuckB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Pleasant location next to Discovery Green, delicious food and polite, attentive wait staff. What more could one ask? Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.