Hard Grove

4.3
22 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Hard Grove is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, and serves as a restaurant and bar offering Cuban and Latin classic dishes in a casual atmosphere. Hard Grove offers take-out and delivery.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 659-6100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Public transit
Grove Street Station - PATH - The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Location is difficult to find parking but if this isn’t a criterion then go visit. Staff is friendly and everything is clean, neat, and organized.
Outside seating is quite but is polluted with smokers sitting outside when you’re eating which is not expected in any eatery in this era.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My overall experience was great. I loved their outside space...

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bar was fun, bartender fab , and happy hour prices good. We had a manager/alternate server? who was amazing and attentive as our server was not there a lot with our food taking a very long time to arrive. Manager /alt server checked in on us many times.
Guacamole came with amazing fried plantain chips and chimichurra sauce for steak was great. Food was just ok though and we heard great things. Hoping it was just an off night. We will come back and try again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and our waiter Chris was very accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I understand that it was a busy Mother’s Day lunch, but to wait more than 50 mins after we put our orders in just to get water seems a bit much. But other than that it was a nice experience. Will visit again.

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C
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a quick bite was very good. Bartender was awesome and made conversation. Mimosa pitchers are a great value. Will def be back

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ZM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch menu was reasonably priced and the portions were more than adequate
The $15.00 pitcher of Bloody Mary was an extra bonus
Would highly recommend the brunch

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AK
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food and drinks, friendly service, but very loud even for a Saturday night.

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y
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service sucked! We waited on our table with no water or utensils for at least 30 minutes before placing the order. After that we had to ask for water, and napkins. Drinks took forever , and by the time they were brought to our table they were warm and watery. Its a shame because the food was good but terrible service.

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Guacamole is so favorful!!! All the food is! Staff is friendly and attentive. The backyard is cozy. Thank you for being a favorite neighborhood gem!

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

So the food was honestly pretty good. Not the best but for the price, it's actually good food and a great value for the quality. That said, the food is only good if you have the time to wait for it and the patience to send back incorrect orders. I went there for the second time and can't believe this place is even still in business the service is so unbelievably bad. The manager was borderline incompetent without any sense of urgency or respect for our time. We waited 16 minutes to just receive our menus. After placing our order, we waited 1 hour and 1 minute to get our salad and soup. That's right, two things that are pre-made, salad and soup. The salad then came without to correct ingredients so we waited another 11 minutes for them to send the correct ingredients. We assume the waiter never put our order in but the manager didn't check and the waiter blamed the kitchen. After spending close to 90 minutes on all of this, we finally got our apps. At the almost 2 hour mark, our waiter apparently gave up and was tired of us asking where our food is and pawned us off onto a waitress who did her best to fix the situation. She was the only person there who even cared we spent about 3 hours there from start to finish and were basically ignored as everyone around us showed up after, got their food and were leaving. She was the only bright spot in an otherwise terrible night. The music was far too loud for a normal dinner conversation. There were rowdy regulars at the bar and at a table distracting the waiters and not ordering (very inappropriate to friends/regulars better than any other customers, especially when they aren't even ordering). Overall, the food isn't anything special and not good enough for me to endure the painful wait time again. I'll be surprised if they're still open in a year or two with the poor service and lack of management.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food took a really long time to come. They ran out of food items during restaurant week. Creole shrimp which was supposed to be spicy wasn't spicy at all....actually kinda sweet. Music was good but too long for such a small place. It felt like I had to yell to speak to my friend. I ordered a virgin Miami Vice and it was not good, also they charged me the same amount as if it had liquor in it. The best thing was the server, he was nice but it was also difficult to flag him down.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, great fun vibe. We were 6 and the waitress made sure to move another table so we feel more comfortable. Excellent food and a wide variety for a vegan and vegetarian guests.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to have dinner. Food and drinks were delicious!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The service was very slow, the food was mediocre, the music was WAY TOO LOUD, and the place was cramped and crowded.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always so good, the drinks are made right and exceptional service. Never had an issue whenever I come here AND it's not expensive at all

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great ambiance

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AW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad service. Food was mediocre at best. Sooo loud. People were screaming over one another

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mario was our waiter and he was SO GREAT! The food, drinks and service were ALL EXCELLENT. I'll be back soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall, I was disappointed with Hard Grove. My mojito was more sugar water than a cocktail, which was unfortunate, as this should be a staple at a Cuban restaurant. They ran out of 3 specials by 8:30 and then my meal came 15 minutes later than my boyfriend's.

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SN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

While the food itself was great, the music was too loud at times and the seating could have been better. Outside of that, a great time! Would recommend!

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