GROVE

4.4
1066 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 1066 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMirasol
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The go to place when you don’t know what you want . Great met

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KenA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We love The Grove but the quality of the food (we believe) in recent dining experiences has been less than what we have experienced in the past. Service has always been great for the most part.

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service the entire evening and the food was delicious

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trionone
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set patient wait staff. Food was great and very nice setting.

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GretaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere, it never disappoints.

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ShirleyT
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time experience w friends visiting. Jacob was our waiter and we had exceptional service

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vipAwestrike
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent menu and great service. So glad we decided to give it a try.

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RichardB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great spot for weekend brunch! Our outside table was noisy. Food was good. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating, but service was a bit slow.

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EllenC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I'd eaten here before and enjoyed the food. This time the food was disappointing. I ordered a $14 Smoked salmon omelette, fully expecting a large fluffy 2 or 3 egg omelette to be served. I received a small, dry omelette (looked to be one or 1-1/2 eggs at most) with a few flakes of salmon (not smoked/translation- not lox, as expected). On a large plate, it looked pitiful. I should have sent it back, but I was with old friends (hadn't seen in two years) and didn't want to make a scene. Ambience was lovely. Service was good, but had to ask for salt & pepper, and never received spoons even though two of us were drinking coffee. You'd think the server would have noticed the forks in our coffee cups!

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JoyceK
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One of the worst filet mignon I’ve ever had. Super small and tasteless. The salad was a mix of greens that were dry - not much dressing at all. It may have been an off night, because we have eaten there before and been pleased.

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DanB
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was my 61st Birthday celebration. We had friends in from Jersey who did enjoy the Grove.

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vipVanS
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fantastic service.

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CraigD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Louis did a great job! The appetizers were a little bland in taste, but still good. I would suggest adding a little something to the cauliflower and cod bites dip appetizers? Otherwise a great night.

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MaryR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So nice to have such a pleasant restaurant here on Main Street.

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viproadrunner
Cleveland
103 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grouper sandwich is the best! Outdoor patio is great for gathering.

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ThomasA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch is good, not great. Selection is nice but not always as good as expected/

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SanfordC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Potato chip appetizer had almost none of the toppings listed on the menu. Fish tacos had almost no flavor. Flatbread was cool not hot temperature.

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PamC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great location, outdoor dining, service very good and friendly. Food was served hot and timely. Quality was average. Lamb chops overcooked and small portion. Our party of 4 felt food could be better to compete with other top quality restaurants.

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Stefano53
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine here, whatever the time of the day. The only thing I would change is the level of sound associated with the music. Why managers don’t get the concept that it serves little to no purpose, is beyond me. All that ends up happening is people talk over the music. It certainly doesn’t add to the ambiance. Otherwise, I’m a huge fan.

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vipFoodieB
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a mask to be seen indoors. No social distancing. Had to wait for our table outdoors for 20 minutes even with a reservation. Found too many disparate items on menu - felt like a diner menu to me in that way.

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Jeff
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We sat outside in the very pretty lanai area with the sides down for the high winds. The only negative was our pre-dinner cocktails were very unusual. We had a cosmopolitan and a margarita. Both were very tart/bitter and were nothing like what we expected. I would recommend sticking to standard cocktails vice getting the specialty drinks. They also surprised us with a slice of birthday ice cream cake (I included that information in our Open Table reservation) so they pay attention to the notes in the reservation.

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ADAVIDL
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

This is a pleasant place mid-week but the weekend crowd changes everything. I don't know why restaurants insist on playing background music that everyone has to shout over, making it even harder to hear each other.

Some of our food was fine, but most better left in the kitchen. The bean burger was flavorless mush, the fries were wilted and oily, a friend's burger was overcooked. Mussels tasteless.

Waitress was very good, apologetic

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vipluv2eat
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our first time at The Grove. The outdoor seating was nice and plentiful. Our service was very slow...our waiter was very nice (Louis), but it took a very long time for our meals to come out of the kitchen from the time we ordered. He was very good about keeping us posted and you could tell he was embarrassed by the length of time from order for us to get our food. The meal itself was delicious (everyone enjoyed their entrees). My only suggestion would be the timing from order to delivery to the table could be improved upon (others near us were getting their meals before us and we had ordered and arrived way ahead of them).

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Mayasmom
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Food fantastic. Will definitely do this again.

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vipBarry09
Tampa
102 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor venue. Surprisingly crowded and noisy. Service was excellent as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was patient not too overbearing but quick to answer requests. Host acknowledged birthday and special occasion upon arrival.

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LynneS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a really great dinner! We went last minute and are so happy we got in. They were a little short staffed but will definitely be going back.

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Paulette
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was great. Very attentive. We sat outside around the fire pit table. The only complaint we had were the chairs were too short for the height of the table.
Food was great. Yummy crab cakes, French dip sandwich was good as well. My friend really enjoyed the lollipop lamb chops too.
Nice atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I choose this restaurant after reviewing places near us. We live in Pinellas county but always looking for different dining experiences. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 did not disappoint us at all🥰. My husband and I enjoyed a quiet Valentine's Day 💐 dinner on the patio outside near a fireplace table. The warmth from the 🔥 table was an added accommodation to the evening. Our waitress even explained the menu to us being it was our first time dining there and was able to recommend drinks and menu items that our taste and budget. I look forward to stopping by again but for a late lunch next time.
I highly recommend everything was amazing.

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SandyA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was great. Reservations are recommended. And they have great outdoor seating.

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Miriamc
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was a valentines date night and the lights were bright - food was over cooked and we were sat right in the traffic pattern where everyone walked by our table

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DanB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Valentine’s evening.
We came back this year because we had a wonderful time and meal last year. Our experience was not very good this time. To start off both of our meals came out basically raw. We sent them back to be cooked to medium rare and I think they microwaved them. My rack of lamb was very boring with lack of flavor. My wife was satisfied with her filet mignon. We only order 1 dessert – Carrot cake. The Carrot cake was room temperature and mushy. Not a very good dinning experience for $105.

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RichardH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delayed and indercooked

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AndrewB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing for what we paid. Very limited menu as it was "holiday menu". Steak was undercooked. Salad came out with no dressing. Asparagus was overcooked. Music was too loud. Coffee wasn't even good. Have been to a number of places since moving to LWR and so many better options. Won't be back.

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wallyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Grove. It was a nice experience. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very tasty. They should upgrade their coffee which is mediocre

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Websight
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The outdoor dining is in a nice setting with roof overhead and large open air window openings. The service was also prompt and courteous. The food was OK but nothing special. Food prices and drinks (wines) were expensive which is why we don't rate this a good value. Not sure we'd go back anytime soon for that reason.

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MikeB
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy to find location and service was good considering we went for Valentine's Day brunch, when the restaurant was literally full to capacity. The waitress was very attentive and helpful, food was very good. Really appreciate the fact that brunch prices weren't raised for Valentine's Day. Recommend the Grove and will give dinner a try based on this positive experience.

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ElizabethB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He kept our drinks coming and was so sweet and patient! Food was good, drinkers were better, service was awesome! Will be back for sure!

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vipannie
Tampa
84 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Server should tell customers of drink specials. We didn’t know about mimosa for brunch Sunday