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Hard Grove

15 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
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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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
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 15 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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

3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

2.0Dined on October 8, 2017

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

5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

2.0Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious food and drinks!

4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

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!