La Jolla Groves - Provo

3.8
81 reviews
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American
Using healthy and fresh ingredients, La Jolla Groves in Provo creates an upscale menu of American cuisine for guests to enjoy. Each recipe at La Jolla Groves offers a vibrant blend of flavors for a healthy and revitalizing meal. On the menu, you'll find such items as roasted mushroom bisque, beef tenderloin salad, shrimp scampi, roasted chicken alfredo, sautéed shrimp, filet steak sandwich and more.

From appetizer to dessert, you can be sure that the fare at La Jolla Groves is hardy as well as energizing. Finish off a healthy meal with homemade chocolate Bundt cake or the La Jolla Groves Lemon Cake to share with friends.
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M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend for a nice evening in Provo, as it’s the only one really. My green beans were obviously from a can, and the beef was a little burnt on the outside, but inside it was tender and flavorful. My wife’s salad was very good. Overall, it was fine, but it wasn’t amazing. It was overpriced, but the restaurant was a very nice venue.

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MC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Servers were uninterested, lacked knowledge and this place serves fish and it’s symbol is a lemon and they didn’t have lemons! Food was average. Not nearly as good as the price would suggest. Would no recommend unless they change.

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ST
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the venue was gorgeous, and the service was outstanding! You made our special occasion (rehearsal dinner) memorable in all the right ways! Thank you so much!

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MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Jolla Groves is one of the nicest restaurants in Provo!

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CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and the service was good, but my wife and I both agreed that the food we got was DEFINITELY not worth $25-30 a plate. We will probably not return, but it was a cool experience

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AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I usually never even leave reviews and if I do they’re good but I had to leave this one. Horrible service! I was extremely disappointed. Our server hardly came by our table, maybe twice during the whole evening other taking our order. We had get up from the table to go find her to get refills, ask questions and order, and when we found her she was sitting around with the rest of the wait staff talking. When the food finally came, it was OK but they got my entree wrong and then I had to get up and find the waitress again to ask what had happened. I felt like I was polite to her but she basically said well we’re out of what you ordered so that’s just what you get and left. No apology, no offer to get me something else, it was basically take it or leave it. I will never return there and cannot recommend it to anyone else.

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. I ordered the medallions and my girlfriend got the chicken. The Aracini was the best part of the meal. They did take a while to bring food out but it was a busy Valentine’s Day night so it made sense.

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BA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been going to La Jolla since a year after it opened. It was my wife's favorite restaurant and I knew I would never be let down by the old faithful delicious "Marsala Chicken." Well, It appears they are under NEW OWNERSHIP...again and they are starting to taste as Sour as the lemons on their trees. My Wife and I went for our Valentines Day Dinner expecting it to be as Awesome as they use to be. NOT SO! They have gone down hill. The only thing good are the free roles but those have changed so much that they are even starting to lack taste. My Favorite dish was the Marsala Chicken and it is no longer offered. I thought I would try their Lemon chicken and it tasted awful! Not worth the $27 paid for it. Prices have been going and the food taste and quality has been going down. The chicken was fatty and had a chicken bone it. The Lemon sauce tasted like a white gravy with lemon juice squeezed into it, and the mashed potatoes were just mashed potatoes. I could have made a better dish myself. Cracker Barrel would have been a better choice for good meal that night. The couple next to us had the same opinion. La Jolla Groves needs to make some serious changes soon. Tastes like they are circling the drain. Good Luck.

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N
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was terrific, friendly, and not overly done. They had great timing and didn't dote or hover, but were there when we wanted them. Table settings, atmosphere, lighting were wonderful. The music was not what we are used to, but it wasn't bad or very loud, so that helped.
My wife and I both had the beef medallions, and they were good, but not fabulous. The beef was too well-done for us; we both ordered medium rare and both got well done. The outsides were crusty and a bit burned, but the glaze helped. My wife's medallions were tasty, but mine tasted a tiny bit spoiled. The potatoes and green beans were a good touch.
The water was obviously straight out of the garden tap, complete with metallic and rubber taste.
This was disappointing, because we dined at La Jolla Groves three years ago, and the food was fabulous. Ownership change? Anyway, this summer I'm going to give them one more chance, in case we got a fluke night.

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MB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go for Valentine's Day. The food was very good--except the veges left a little to be desired. The molten lava cake for dessert was superb! and they included a rose and some trufles as a gift when we left.

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PE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Soup was cold meat was cold and tough mashed potatoes cold. Great service and loved the ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pretty disappointed with the whole experience. We went for Valentine’s Day and were pretty excited for their special menu. We were sat promptly and were quickly greeted by our waiter. He took our drink order and appetizer order and was off. We got our drinks quickly and then ordered our main entree. After about 45 minutes our meals come and no appetizer. Nothing was ever mentioned but since the food was here, we decided to let it go. The wagyu steak was cool to the touch on the outside and nearly raw on the inside and my side was also cold. I had to try and get the attention of someone to get a steak knife and to refire the steak. The steak came back in 10 minutes and was the medium rare that I ordered. After finishing, we had to wait another 30-40 minutes for our check. In total this dining experience took over 2 hours, while many people came after us and were finished before we were. I used to love this place, but this drop in service and food quality has really disappointed me. Places like La Jolla Groves are not common in Utah county, but we’ll have to find another place for our date nights.

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j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was better than OK .... The server was kind, courteous, etc. The rolls were slow coming. The ice water was neglected. The medallions were just OK. The salmon was EXCELLENT. We came for the Salmon Salad and it was not offered on the LIMITED MENU, which was a disappointment. That is easily the BEST VALUE at La Jolla Groves. We have never been disappointed with the Salmon Salad. The potatoes on my Beef Medallions were not edible. Well, some were, but not the black ones ... Actually, the SQUASH SOUP was SUPERB!!! The three tier CHOCOLATE CAKE was OK ... Not great, but at least good to eat ... The servers were VERY PLEASANT ...

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ER
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This place has pretty good food. The roles are delicious and the soup was really good. Along with the flavored lemonade. But for the entree's I honestly thought that they were WAY overpriced. The food was fine, but it wasn't what I was hoping for after paying so much.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We have eaten several times, this was the worst experience. We usually love this restaurant. The food was disappointing. Small portions for the price. The kale salad was so bitter and drenched in dressing, I couldn’t finish it. Our waitress checked on our table only once, no drink refills. It will be awhile before we eat here again. Who knows though, maybe it was just not a good night, it happens.

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Spent a small fortunate and left hungry. The portion sizes were way too small.

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C
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Awesome service! Bread was a bit dry though

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DT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went right after our wedding reception and it was the perfect setting. The staff was beyond accommodating and the food was delicious.

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our anniversary and it was lovely. I highly recommend the butternut squash soup.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We waited 20 minutes after we were seated to see a waiter. The food wasn’t very good. They have fresh pasta but it was tough and chewy. It was very expensive for something I had to take home and finish cooking in order to be able to eat it. That coupled with the terrible service means we will never go back. It’s a shame because it’s a pretty venue.

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BM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been here many times and will continue to come back. It’s a perfect date spot, especially with few similar options in Utah Valley. The food is good, healthy, and a decent value.

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DR
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Had two main course entrees and two soups. Mine was not to my taste so that is a non issue . My wife order the sea bass, fish was good. Issues came with when we ordered the fish I asked could it be deboned in the kitchen. No not really was the comment or something to that effect.
When it came it was on a plate with two different sauces on the bottom, the whole fish was on top of the sauce with potatoes (were good) on one end and a pile of greens on top of the fish.
I asked for separate plate for the bones and a sharp knife. Buy time the fish was deboned I had made a nice mess on the table because of the amount of sauce that went over the edge.
The fish should have come out on it's own wram plate with the proper deboning knife and padal. This way you can debone and put it on the plate with the other items.

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I found the restaurant to be totally pretentious. I ordered a meal consisting of an appetizer, a salad, a soup, and an entree. The portions were tiny. The one bread roll per person was delicious but small enough to be covered by a 50 cent piece. The salad was regular. The soup came out in a half cup sized bowl. The 5 onion French onion soup had a whole tablespoon of onions. It was delicious, but laughable.
The entrée was served with you guessed it, 5 string beans and 3 small red potatoes. There were a few carrot peelings as well. The mango sauce was excellent, but couldn't mask the refrigerator taste of the poorly cooked sirloin medallions. I'm not sure who the idiot was that designed this menu, but I would never return to this business. It took 45 minutes between the salad and getting the entrée served. I travel extensively for work. I have eaten at restaurants all across America. This was a lousy dining experience. Poor quality! The manager took part of the price off the meal trying to apologize for the poor service. We refused the free desert he offered, not wanting to be again disappointed. I ran a catering business for 14 years. I would have been embarrassed to serve a meal like that and then charge the customer money. Serious management problems! You need to re-think the entire business model. If the food was totally amazing, then maybe some of the pretentiousness would fly. As it was, I will be talking about this as the worst dining experience I have ever had. After leaving, my date asked if I wanted to go to McDonald's and get something to eat...

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RK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Meal took several hours to come out and one of our guest was left without for 20 minutes longer then the rest of the table. First course soup for two guest was overly salty and needed to be switched out for another type of soup. The tortellini meal I had was okay, but really tasted like package pasta & chicken with a homemade sauce. Overall quality was very poor for the price and a disappointing experience.

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MF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've always found the food to be delicious and the atmosphere to be comfortable. Wait staff is pleasant and helpful. I greatly enjoy La Jolla Groves.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Portions are small, but adequate. The service was a little slow. The food was okay, but given the price, it did not really measure up. The wedge salad was a major disappointment. Dessert was in a particularly small portion.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed La Jolla Groves I Provo. It is conveniently located at Riverwoods and I really enjoy the ambience of the restaurant. I have always had a great meal there though I have heard others have not. I bring my business associates as well as clients there generally once a year. They have not failed me yet.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

My wife and I love this place but they have a new chef now and i was beyond disappointed and our server checked on us one time. I wont be back.

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j
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I made a reservation, otherwise I’m sure we wouldn’t have been seated promptly. We were greeted by the waiter fairly quickly, and he was friendly and polite. He returned in a short time to take out order and was knowledgeable about the menu and up to this point, very impressive. We ordered soup and a meal, and then we waited exactly 47 minutes before the waiter returned to inform us he thought we had already received our soup. About 5 minutes later he returned with the soup. Another 5 minutes passed and we stopped him to ask if table bread was available, to which he returned a few moments later with bread for several tables he seemed to have forgotten to give bread to. Our meals were quick behind the soup and bread. The beef medallions were overchared on the outside and far more rare than medium rare on the inside- but overall not bad. The vegetables were perfect however.

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love it, it was exactly what i expected, i love the lemons

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DK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and atmosphere. The staff were very flexible when I had to adjust reservation size and time. Delicious food, but just a tad too little on the plate for the amount you pay.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

FOOD WAS NOT VERY GOOD. THEY WERE FOCUSED MORE ON PRESENTATION THAN TASTE AND PORTIONS.

THEY ATTEMPTED UPSCALE BUT FELL SHORT.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, and the restaurant itself was very nice.

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were blown away by the amazing atmosphere created with the lemon trees and the Christmas decor. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We totally enjoyed our visit. The food was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere. Food is good too, but be prepared to spend at least $20 on each entree. Great for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We had reservations for 10 but still waited 15-20 minutes to be seated. Waited 1 hour 15 minutes for our entrees which did not all come out together. We felt the food quality, portion size and service was far less favorable than our previous dining experiences with LaJolla.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I seriously hate to write "poor" reviews... but... first, we chose this restaurant after looking at their menu link here on TripAdvisor... made a reservation online (easy peasy)... then, arrived and the menu was NOT ANYTHING like the link. The service was slow at best... and the food HIGHLY overpriced with a less than stellar selection. I had the steak medallions... SERIOUSLY - two, yes, TWO small steak "medallions"... ridiculous! The meat had grizzle running through it (not ok - since it should have been lean and tender). The meat also had a "chemical/fuel" like aftertaste and the sauce was terrible. There were two other tables around us that had similar issues with sub-par food taste and slow service... one even warned us not to stay, but we were hungry and had been traveling, so we thought we'd give them a chance. Will NOT return... sad, because it's a great location and the atmosphere was really nice.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We waited over an hour for the food. It was close to the end of the night and only a few other tables were full. My food was cold when it finally came.

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a first date at your restaurant and your employees where very respectful and professional. The food was very good as well as the service. We really enjoyed the romantic atmosphere and you were not very busy that night so had a chance to just sit and talk for a while. For a first date this was perfect. We realy enjoyed our evening and will be back soon and often. Thanks to all your employees keep up the great work.

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