The Grove

4.5
401 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
The Grove Kitchen & Gardens is a brand new concept located in Tyler, Texas about one-hour East of Dallas. Out here you will find rolling hills, wide open pastures and warm, and neighborly locals! The Grove was built on one key ingredient: a strong passion for family and food. Come join us at The Grove and be one of the first to put down their roots in Tyler!
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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was awesome, my server was great, I will be returning soon.

B
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 4 had a most enjoyable meal at The Grove. We were seated in the covered patio area which was quite pleasant. We were honored to have Xavier as our server--he was most attentive. The food was outstanding! My pan seared chicken breast with whipped potatoes and green beans exceeded my expectations. We will definitely recommend The Grove for a quality dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

We were first timers, and weren’t quite sure what to expect! There was a live band that was incredible, and the ambiance of the place was remarkable. We didn’t pick the best dishes, but we didn’t let that ruin the experience we will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Loved brunch!

BC
East Texas
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the Grove every time we go there. The food and service are always exemplary.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. It was a business lunch so it was great atmosphere for business. Waiter got my food wrong, but it was corrected quickly and it was delicious. Didn't really like new menu. The board is huge and kind of big for the table. Liked some of the old items from previous menu and they didn't seem as expensive. But I believe everyone enjoyed their lunch.

VB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The noise level in the indoor patio area is way too loud. The service is good but the kitchen cannot keep up with the orders. I would recommend but I would make sure they are not in a hurry!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a special night with friends here. Will be visiting again soon.

JH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had the red snapper and asparagus risotto which was fabulous. The beet salad recommended by our server, was short on goat cheese and beets and a little on the pricey side. The bar area is beautiful and we had a “to die for” old fashioned which is the best I have ever had. A live band, Six Miles to Mixon (and the reason for our visit) performed outside. The ambience and environment, design and decor is like no where else in this town. The food can be hit or miss at times, but the entree we ate during this visit will be a favorite and warrant a repeat visit. The service was also great.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was outstanding as it has been every time. However they have an issue with the live music being played on Sunday afternoon brunch. We we're sitting on the inside patio and the base from the live music was very annoying coupled with an entirely different music being played inside. It was so loud we had a hard time carrying on a conversation. It was acoustically assaulting. Finally we asked if we could be moved further inside which they did. I could not understand how the management could stand for it.

AT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is ok for east TX

KA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The full menu was not available at brunch. Food was good, but not epic. Staff was so-so. Slightly disappointed based on my expectations.

BR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little piece of paradise in East Texas. It’s like Cabo’s Flora Farm meets Dallas’ Katy Trail Ice House and then it gets a fancy remodel. The Grove is our favorite place in East Texas and they have been so accommodating and wonderful throughout the years! We drive from Dallas to go to this gem and it is 100% worth the drive!!!!!!

OT
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Snapper was delicious, but flat irons steak was tough. Great reasonable wines. Outstanding decor and ambience. Lovely menu.

KB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch - great place to visit

OT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, loved the meat and cheese tray. Perfect ribeye! Shrimp and grits were fantastic. Our server was polite, made great suggestions, and knew just when to be there. Very happy with our experience!

s
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

the restaurant was very busy and there were not enough bartenders to service the crowd. The waiter told us they were short staffed (we probably didn't need to know that since we could do nothing about it) and that they were backed up. Instead when we sat he could/should have told us that they were backed up at the bar and not to order food if we wanted a cocktail first. We got both cocktail and food at the same time. we will return but not when it's overly crowded.

p
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice seating for Father’s Day

JL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Cool place. Food was good. We had some trouble with the service but it worked out.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go and hang out and have a good meal!

SW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect all around. Always has been each time I’ve been there. That’s all you really need to know.

k
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We've been to the Grove Several times since it's opening. We really love the place, but we really miss some of the staple menu items for brunch. Regular BLT vs. a Salmon BLT. The Pigs in a Blanket seemed microwaved and the bread had the microwave chewy texture. Regular Shrimp and Grits vs. blackened shrimp with jalapeno grits. We dine in for brunch for the brunch atmosphere.

Please bring back the staple menu items that have kept us coming back since the opening. The service was excellent this time. Cassandra was very attentive and polite.

VF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Tasted wonderful....but it was pricey.
View was nice from glassed in patio. Moved to bar area which I love.
Great lunch with a good friend at a lovely venue. Fine afternoon!!

CW
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was fabulous. Great bar. Great drink selection. We had fun playing outdoor games while listening to fabulous live band. Wish they had a few vegan options but very accommodating.

TX
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our third time to dine at The Grove. We very much enjoy the place. Wonderful building, bar area (quite large), gardens, furnishings, food, games for young and not-as-young alike! The service can be slow and this time there was a mistake made in providing the food that was ordered. But even the wrong salad was good. When we are in Tyler we most certainly will return to The Grove.

TL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to The Grove and were very impressed. We sat outdoors and liked it very much.
The food was very good but myself and brother in law were not impressed with our drinks. He sent his whiskey sour back for some sour and my bloody mary was not very good. The food however we were very impressed with and we will return. Thank you

DB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall we really enjoy the Grove as one of our go-to spots in the Tyler area. they are trying out a new menu and there were a couple of items not yet available.

A
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dining experience - beautiful establishment - fabulous food (I ordered the chicken and pasta) and exceptional service. Experienced an issue with noise, but the staff and management was quick to remedy the situation and really went above and beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend The Grove to folks who are looking for a special place to spend an evening.

RO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our second dinner at The Grove in as many weeks. It goes without saying that it's the prettiest restaurant in East Texas and rivals anything in Dallas, Austin or Houston. The food both trips was outstanding. Highly recommend soup of the day -- they were different both trips and the turkey corn chowder Saturday night was especially yummy. Deviled eggs were also great. Our table had the salmon and spicy pork loin w/grilled corn and no one left a crumb. State fair fried pie is a keeper! Tyler is lucky to have such a classy & tasty destination.

DH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Most of the experience was enjoyable. The food is good, and the service is acceptable. The last time I went, I left completely annoyed. I was dining with my wife and two children, who are both teens. I had finished my meal and the waiter cleared my plate. But then, another woman, I'm not sure what her role was, began grabbing the children's plates, which still had food on them. She grabbed them and was gone so fast that we couldn't explain to her that we would like to have the rest of the meal. My wife was the only one sitting at the table who was still eating. We didn't see the waiter again until I flagged him for the check. I have a feeling that we will not return to The Grove. That's sad because we usually have a good experience there.

SE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Holy cow. Super disappointed in the Grove. First, they got rid of the complimentary bacon at brunch. Secondly, because the Grove has been our go to brunch spot for 2 years now, we took my parents when they came into town. Only, we found out once there that they got rid of their full brunch menu (which was incredible, quality and taste). So instead of leaving, like we wanted to, we stuck around to try it out. Terrible. Quality of food has gone down. Not great options for brunch. And they don’t even do the real MVPs of the Grove brunch anymore: the homemade biscuits. We will not be coming back to the Grove or recommending it until they do better like they used to do.

F
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good not as good as the last time we came a year ago. Lots and lots of misspellings on the menu - FYI. Still love the “feel” of the Grove!

SH
East Texas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The patio room was hot and muggy to the point of uncomfortable. The mac and cheese felt more like just mac. However, even with those two glaring negatives, this was the best meal I've had in Tyler since I moved here 7 months ago. The steak was one of the best I've ever had and the balsamic gravy was divine. The drinks were amazing and the atmosphere was simultaneously classy and relaxed. The price point might be just on the high side for what you get, but it is lower than Dakota's or TX de Brazil and, in my humble opinion, the meal overall exceeded both slightly. I will be returning, but we will sit inside and we won't order the mac and cheese and all will be well.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were there to celebrate a birthday. We had reservations and had to wait quite a while. Service was poor. Wait for food was extremely long. Coffee was cold. Food was wrong and brought out slowly. Not sure I’ll be returning.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside with friends for brunch and had a great time. Food was excellent and service was very good.

CJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The outdoor seating is great and the landscape is beautiful. The children running around is disturbing to couples trying to have a quiet romantic evening. Food is good but to me way overpriced for what you receive. $24 for a standard portion of salmon that was undercooked is too me too much. Could not hear the music as all the people and children were overwhelming. Could be a great date night if they would put adults with children in an area away from couples.

WW
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice. As the evening progressed, it did get noisy. Food was good; not sure it was worth price. Not much of a choice for red blend wine. Service very good.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

This was a toss up. Great venue and great staff but mediocre food at a high price. It took 15 minutes to get our cocktails and we finished our appetizers before our drinks arrived. The bowl of soup was more like a cup portion. We had to send mac and cheese back because it was cold. Did not have the heart to send it back again because it was still cold but ate it anyways. The fried pie was dry with little fruit and ice cream was mostly melted. Good thing I was a visitor from out of town thus no reason to go back.

G
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Took forever to get our drinks. Music was too loud. Waiter was unfamiliar with the menu. Ordered our food and it took over an hour to come out and when it did Our macaroni was burned. This is the third time we’ve not had a good experience here.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Waitress was not the caliber for the price and venue. Waitress did not have knowledge of the menu - food or drink, and did not have knowledge of restaurant. Just a side note -outside only half the trees lit up, all have lights, I don’t know if it was by design, but the patio was very dark when sun went down.

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