GROVE

4.4
1201 Reviews
$30 and under
American
GROVE Restaurant, Patio and Ballroom is the newest offshoot of PIER 22, the award-winning waterfront destination headed by restaurateurs Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell. At GROVE we specialize in contemporary gourmet offerings and onsite event planning. The menu is elevated yet approachable and locally inspired. Housemade dishes emphasize fresh seasonal ingredients as well as innovative cooking methods, and with 27,000 square feet of dining space including casual patio dining, private rooms, a relaxing lounge area and an elegant 350+ person ballroom there’s room for everyone at the table

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1201 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanaW
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Flies everywhere - inside.
Waited a long time for someone to take our order.
Food was mid range.

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JudyP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on our anniversary and had a delicious dinner. We enjoyed the prime rib done to perfection’ waitress couldn’t have been nicer!

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vipMartinaK
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had shrimp and grits and my husband grilled fish. I did not like my food and my husband said his was ok. Just ok.

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DarleneL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food good. Service was mediocre Server did not bring Sprite. It’s important to check back after food served

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EveM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Second visit. Such a lovely place. Awful food. Ordered tuna blt. Tuna so overcooked. Half the tuna was not edible, fishy smell. The bread was supposed to be garlic toast. It was bland. French fries was cold and soggy. Avocado was fresh. Did not comment to staff. Not worth it as I will not return. My friend had a veggie wrap. Out of one piece she pulled out full red onion slightly cooked. Yuk.The only good thing was the nice young man who was our waiter. Oh, and my coke was flat!

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vipShelshel
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent.

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TotallyLakewoodRanch
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove helped us celebrate my parents 50th anniversary and it was amazing! Server Ted is the best!!!

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vipZonin
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove has become my “go to” place. Consistency with quality food. My Tuna was amazing..

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Beverly
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I was very disappointed at the outside table we were seated at...it was in the overflow section of the patio...a noisy birthday party was next to us, the Lakewood Ranch Blvd road noise was loud...There were open tables for 4 available when we arrived for our reservation but the hostess refused to sit us at those open tables. Mostly I wad disappointed at the hostess response to me.

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vipAlocal
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time visiting. We appreciated the comfortable spaced out outside dining area and masked servers. The food was good and would have been better if the side dishes were not limp and lukewarm. Prices seemed a bit high for what was presented. Wine choices were limited and ridiculously marked up. There are better places to go in the area at this price point, but if you are COVID cautious, this is a good option.

GROVE
Responded 6 days ago

We are sorry we missed the mark on the side dishes I will make sure to give this feedback to the kitchen. I am the sommelier on property and I was curious how we can better offer our wine selections? We currently offer 188 different wines by the bottle and 20 wines by the glass. We pride ourselves in having low mark-ups on our by the bottle selection especially in comparison to similar venues with a wine list as large as ours. Best, Austin

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AnnG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! My sister and I got the prime rib on Friday night (which they only have on Friday and Saturday) and it was the best tasting prime rib I’ve ever had. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter because he was super nice and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was good except they served me a fried fish sandwich instead of grilled and because I’m gluten free I could not eat it. Took quite a while to get my meal and everyone else was done by that time. Not a big deal, FYI.

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vipJohndoe4
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Good service and food. Not rushed, good ambience. Upbeat and fun.

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TomM
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good get together place for happy hour and food

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vipRobB
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good as usual and Jazz provided wonderful service and was attentive to our needs.

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vipDeniseH
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands 75th birthday

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vipFayeL
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was ok, not great, we were seated next to a servers resource station and it was heavily used. The restaurant wasn’t crowded and there were multiple other choices where we could have been seated

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vipStefano53
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Alex took good care of us, and the food was decent. I would only add that you just need to back off on the music. It’s serving absolutely no purpose, except to cause people to talk over it. When you have that, along with traffic passing by, you’re not helping yourself with the ambiance. One would hope a restaurant manager could figure that out?

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to places

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was not what I’ve come to expect at The Grove. The server failed to check on the table for drink refills so I went to the bar and had them refilled myself. The main meals took more then 35 minutes from the time the appetizers arrived with no explanations from the server because he was nowhere to be found.

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vipStefano53
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My order was wrong. It took way too long to get it, and even then it wasn’t right. You really need to turn down the music. All that it’s doing is causing people to talk over it. Why can’t restaurant managers get that?!?!

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MikeB
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went to the Grove for Sunday Brunch and overall the food was disappointing this time round. The hollandaise sauce on my eggs benedict was overpoweringly rich and the spice sprinkled on the poached eggs was too strong and detracted from the flavor rather than enhancing it. The accompanying potatoes were somewhat hard and lacked flavor. My wife's smoked salmon omelette had almost no smoked salmon and was almost exclusively cream cheese and onions. I think the mimosas were overpriced at $8 per glass as well.

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JohnD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had breakfast and it was good. Its hard to make too much of a fuss about breakfast so I don't have a lot to say other than the service was good and the food was as expected.

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vipJaneK
Central Coast
63 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant busy but service was good as food came out quickly.

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ChristineD
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service is good. Food is average. Calamari were good, the rest so-so. Pasta overcooked, and everything SO salty. We spent half of the night drinking water.
Overall, not terrible, but nothing to rave about.

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romoflorida
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - flavorful. served hot with a good presentation. Ate outside under the canopy which is great for dining with friends in a relaxed and safe setting. Highly recommend.

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vipPeachdiner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was attentive, but we did not feel rushed. We really got to enjoy the beautiful day outdoors and lunch with my friends.

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vipWine4Dinner
Chicago
193 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time eating here. Lunch was very well done. We had grilled salmon with asparagus and risotto with peas, and the seafood Cobb salad. Both were delicious, followed by key lime pie which we shared. Delilah was very nice and excellent with her service. Definitely a "place to return to" in our files.

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SteffiG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I am sorry to have to give this review. This is the third and last time I will go to the Grove. I have never been happy with the food and this is not an inexpensive restaurant. Yesterday, the fish portion of my meal was not fresh. I wasn't thrilled about the salad either.

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vipsharonq
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd lunch date I’ve had at the Grove since coming out of covid isolation. we’ve been very pleased with the service and food...excellent taste and presentation. The chicken vegetable and clam chowders are delicious, grouper sandwich very nicely done, crab parfait delicious (al beit pricey). We were celebrating a birthday, and the server brought a slice of ice cream cake (with candle) that was so delicious! After a rough 1st experience, when this restaurant 1 st opened (most of the items on the menu were not available), this is our new go to neighborhood favorite.

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vipBarry09
Tampa
104 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$ people All orderd different things All loved the food

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Mark215
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Skirt steak needed more seasoning. I had to add salt. Otherwise the food was plentiful and tasty.

A little disappointed in the condition of the restroom. Needs more attention for such a nice restaurant.

We have eaten often at the restaurant but have never been told about the dining reward program. We found out tonight through another diner. A little disappointed we have not been a part of it until now.

Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

Overall we always enjoy eating here.

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vipczall
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Perfectly fine, felt like an upscale diner

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I made a reservation for 4 of us to get together for brunch on a Sunday, another friend was added, which was not a problem when we were seated at the original seating for 4. The problem was that we were ignored by the waitstaff for over 15 minutes, despite my asking another waiter to let someone know. After another 5 minutes, I went to the host and let her know. We were given a WONDERFUL server, who stepped in and did a great job. We were seated outside, and there were several empty tables near us, so it did not appear that any of the waitstaff was under pressure or had too many tables. I enjoy the Grove, and will return, but other than our particular server, I give them 2 stars for service; it was abundantly clear that we were being ignored.

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vipjojo
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was lackluster in portion size and options for a real brunch menu

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with great service. I highly recommend for all occasions.

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vipPUpton
Naples
81 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceyservice and great food. Highly recommend the Pork Osso Bucco. It’s delicious!

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Lynn
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.\, love the large patio seating during these crazy times. Even during a torrential downpour we were able to enjoy our meal on the covered patio. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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GaryK
New England
1 review