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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us at GROVE for Thanksgiving! We will be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $34.95 as well as a special Holiday Menu. Book your table now. Note: Parties larger than 7 guests, please call us at 941.893.4321 to book your table.
Great food, we sat at the bar and had a great afternoon. Highly recommend the Poutine Burger.
Looking for a place to have a holiday get together. Grove looks very good. Lots of outdoor dining
Great meal and service. Respectful of space issues and staff all masked!
In light of Covid a few issues-should use individual packets of salt and pepper rather than shakers. Servers should wear disposable gloves
Tried their weekend breakfast. Was there around 8:30. Only one other table occupied outside but really picked as we were leaving around 10:00. I had eggs Benedict and it was very good. My wife had the veggie omelette which also was good. We were surprised the omelette doesn't come with toast/English muffin etc. The "star of the show" however were the potatoes that came with both dishes. They were excellently prepared and very tasty. Overall a very nice breakfast with a nice atmosphere for a very reasonable price.
Very safe for pandemic concerns. Food is good, service excellent. Drinks however on the stingy side, can barely detect alcohol. Otherwise I’d give it a 5.
It was great! Great food, tons of outdoor seating!
Server William G was fantastic
I really enjoyed this restaurant! The grouper was outstanding! We sat outside, and I felt very comfortable!
Had brunch. It was delicious. Would do it again
This was our second visit to the Grove and the first during Covid. We sat outside and we were away from others. However we were shocked to see as many people as we did enter with out a mask. We were also shocked to see how many people were at the bar very very close together. Masks were only preferred not required.
It was definitely a way to breed Covid quickly.
The food was good but the server was not always wearing his mask correctly. Many of the servers had on neck gators that do not protect against Covid.
If you are concerned about Covid this may not be the place for you.
Our server was top notch, personable and knowledgeable. We told him we had a short time to order and eat and he made it happen! There was 5 of us ordering 5 different meals and each one was delicious,
I reserved their Open Table and everything worked smoothly. Sitting outside was perfect. Our waitress was cordial and sufficiently attentive.Soup was a bit too salty but good. Flatbread was delish!
Excellent food! Quiet atmosphere and attentive wait staff.
Our favorite place to eat; we feel safe, great service and tasty food. It’s our “go to” restaurant for lunch, happy hour and dinner.
Good value. Food was good. You showed me as a no show, but I think my significant other didn't mention reservations because it was not crowded.
Seemed too soon to have so many people packed inside of the restaurant. Florida May be open yet how can you prevent viral spread when even the staff were only wearing masks when it was convenient
Have enjoyed lunches and Happy Hour at The Grove but dinner last night was disappointing.
Ordered calamari appetizer which was very good but the Flatbread was bland and could have been from the freezer section at the super market.
Just depends on what you order. Other couple we were with felt the same- burger overcooked and Flatbread just average.
Good good. Good service. Good social distancing. They also have drink specials and a full bar
Excellent fine dining in the heart of Lakewood Ranch. Love eating on the relaxed covered patio. Everyone follows CDC safety guidelines, tables are well spaced, and the place is immaculate. My spouse had crab cakes and I had the wasabi tuna for lunch Tuesday and both entrees were perfectly prepared. I was allowed a bite of the crab cake and it was wonderful. The wasabi tuna was also exceptionally fresh and the light wasabi crust was delicious. Our only recommendation is to ditch the cheesy grits side with the crab cakes. Try any variation with sweet potato; you get excellent nutritional value, a rich flavor boost, and it will pair perfectly with the simple, sweet taste of the crab. I also recommend the Giesen Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and full of flavor. Finally, the service was excellent -- attentive, polite, well-informed, and helpful. Can't ask for more. But we did, and loved every bite of the crème brûlée that we shared.
My friend and I were treated kindly and with respect by our server. He was friendly and informative. We both had cheesy grits and shrimp—FANTASTIC! Flavorful, creamy and perfect portion size. Kudos!
Enjoyed the happy hour menu drinks and appetizers! Liked the tuna nachos and the sushi rolls.
Billy, our waiter, was fantastc. He was very friendly & attentive.
The food was just ok. I ordered the jambalaya which was pretty good. My husband ordered the prime rib which was just ok for the price. My daughter ordered the kid steak was burnt on the outside and she ended up having to cut the outside pieces off which left very little steak to eat. Not that great for the price.
The outdoor seating was nice. Although we didn't go to the bar, it looks like a nice place to have a drink or dinner.
Our waiter was not very attentive at all. We had to flag him down for everything. Overall it was much too expensive for the overall experience.
Great Happy hour - good selection of cocktails and apps. All of the entree's we've tried have been good! The scallops benedict are my favorite so far. My husband likes the stuffed chicken. This is one of our favorite local restaurants.
My Old Fashioned was delicious as were our entrees. The warm rolls and honey butter were great, as usual. I play mahjongg and have lunch at Grove every Thursday and Lisa our regular waitress is really helpful. I love that I can add up my frequent user points and apply them to meals.
Consistently great dining experience - service is a highlight. The staff is very well trained.
Grove is one of our regular spots. Friday night was consistent with past experiences. Food was excellent. Service was great. And, considering the times, they do an excellent job maintaining a safe experience.
As usual the Grove was very good. Great service and outside seating is plentiful and safely distanced. Definitely recommend the Grove!
We enjoyed our meal here so much. Service was attentive. Excellent martinis. Thai beef was delicious. DH had grouper that was excellent also. The carrot cake was very good. Enjoyed our entire meal. Felt very comfortable with the covid precautions. Plenty of space between tables.
The balsamic chips are a waste because the chips are mostly tiny crumbs
Grouper dry..pasta loaded with cream sauce..expensive for what you get
Nice Menu...would like to see how it is after the restrictions lift
I really liked the food and the outside seating was great for people watching and enjoying a good dinner. Definitely going to come back for more date nights.
Wonderful food and exceptional service from our server Dana! A fabulous birthday and anniversary celebration! We’ll be back soon!
Great service great food
We love them - we have a business in Lakewood Ranch “Divine Interiors” in San Marco Plaza. We urge everyone to support our local businesses.
We love it. Ted is an awesome waiter! We had dinner with friends. It was their first time there.
After 25 min had to ask for a server. Watched the hostess scramble to find us a server. When taking our food order, asked how we wanted the scallops cooked! Wanted then cooked but not rubbery. Well 2 orders were rubbery and my skirt steak was cold. Wait staff was very slow and had to flag her down for the bill. We apologized to our friends for a bad first experience when all of our previous dinners have been wonderful. I did email the management with my experience and have never received any response. Very disappointing.
Susan we are very sorry we missed the mark on your dining experience! I will be reaching out to you via email today to touch base. Best, Austin
You can order delivery directly from GROVE using the Order Online button. GROVE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 893-4321.
GROVE is rated 4.4 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.
GROVE does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fs6.formsite.com/ApKw1p/nqrdcgcmbf/index.html.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.