The Grove at The Modern Honolulu

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$30 and under
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Offering a full bar and specialty custom cocktails as well as our chef’s custom offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar is an enclave that sits under a canopy of lush bougainvillea. A large lanai blurs the distinction between the comfort of home and the freedom of the outdoors. Bar stools or table seating, lit by lanterns in the trees, make this a relaxed and welcoming retreat. Please join us for Friday Night Fireworks at sunset!
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DS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Tasty food, a bit overpriced for what you actually get. This restaurant is right next to the pool, several swimmers walked right through by the tables soaking wet from the pool to the outdoor showers, it was a bit disturbing.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view , great service, good food !

K
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location was great and we specifically asked for a table close enough for us to watch the fireworks and they delivered! They even accommodated our baby stroller. Service was professional and food was delish! I will definitely be back.

m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a phone reservation through Catherin .
She arranged everything perfectly as I requested.
It was a wonderful memorable dinner night for my friends from japan.
I highly appreciated to seat us on the best fireworks view table as I requested.
It was also great kids menu were brought super quickly, so kids remined happy throughout the night.
I definitely will come again if we have visitors from japan.

D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great breakfast!

k
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

フムスのサラダ、ソフトタコスをいただきました。
どちらも凝っていて大満足です!
ハワイのビーチサイドのお料理は美味しいですね!

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PJ
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Had an awesome waitress (Olivia). Whole experience was exceptional thanks to her!

DC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was decent. Service was non- existant after the pupus. Had to ask a bus boy to find our waitress, who did not have any personality at all... not even a smile. Wish we sat at the bar instead cause bartender was at least friendly. Anyways, doo not recommend this place.

G
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice little secret gem. Has a beautiful atmosphere. Most of our food was very good. The short ribs were not good.

B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

Couldn’t find the hostess are to check in. No one cared or wanted to help. Bar tender finally said we r really slow sit anywhere. Service was good food surprisingly was good as well. Would not recommend unfortunately.

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! It was a little weird, at first, to be eating dinner at tables right next to the pool, but we forgot all about that as we watched the sunset over the wharf. Will definitely be going back.

d
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and staff were friendly. We arrived at 9 am for the breakfast buffet, unaware that it started at 10:00 am. The staff apologized and provided us a round of mimosas for free as compensation.

LO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had been here a while ago and thought it was great but we really noticed a decline in the whole place. It is too dark to even see your food and there were creepy crawlies walking on us. The toilets were not clean.
The best thing about it was the view of the fireworks on Friday night.

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoors spot.with a nice sunset view up above street level between the lagoon and marina. Ahi tuna appetizer was generous and even more delicious. We liked being away from the super busy Hawaiian village melee. They serve breakfast and lunch too.

VC
Melbourne / VIC
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice spot-very lovely views

CD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting next to the marina and poolside at the Modern Hotel. Very tasty grain salad and refreshing drinks. Some of our food came out late and last time we were here it took 30 minutes to get our bill. Will still come back as the food is so tasty and setting is so pretty despite the service being spotty.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just xo xo it’ seem firework friday

OT
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Dreadful. We were seated told the server would be right with us. 10 mins later no one has come by. Finally ordered an omelette that took 20 mins to get to the table and it was all wrong it went back 15 mins later got the omelette and so bland and boring. The server disappears the instant the plate hit the table no refill on water no salt and pepper no asking if any thing need to be changed.... Dreadful service and food.

J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was inadequate. The bus boy ended up taking our order, because the waitress was nowhere to be found. Appetizer came out with the main order, leaving me hangry and annoyed. Bill was mixed up with the table next to us. While you can't beat the ambiance, hangry is no place I would recommend.

PD
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect menu for this poolside outdoor restaurant which serves up quality cuisine. The service can be slow paced, but very attentive. Recommend trying this. If you are staying at the hotel, you can also be served poolside at your lounge. Excellent drinks - recommend the flavored Lattes or the Coco-Mojito (pictured). The hummus platter is remarkable.

C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great place for a birthday dinner. Amazing location. Beautiful view. And the staff took such great care of us. (If you make reservations, they prepare a great dining experience for you.)

OT
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service. What service. My server turned into a ghost as soon as we ordered.
Other servers were so clueless. I booked on open table. No one knew about the reservation service. I spoke to the manager. I was assured I would get my points instead I got listed as a no show. What a sad place.

RE
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very special and a unique experience. Great service. Wonderful environment.

OT
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service is lackadaisical. Food is tasty. Drinks are interesting. Everything is a little overpriced. Still a good choice in the area nonetheless.

RK
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was friendly but the food was, at best, mediocre. For these prices I expect something slightly better. This restaurant is on a terrace with, in theory, ocean views, but you can not see the ocean from most of the tables. If I am going to pay mid- to high-end prices I want great food, or great views or (ideally) both. This was neither.

HN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could overview Hilton's fireworks on Friday.
I'm so satisfied! Thank you so much:)

W
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our walk around the corner from the Ilikai to The Modern. I brought a bottle of wine for dinner and $35 was a steep corkage. The view and the dinning outside was breathtaking. It had rained all day and the sunset was beautiful. Service was slow but dependable and the server was knowledgeable. A very intimate, quiet and enjoyable dinner was had. The meal was slow coming. The appetizer of humus was delicious but the Nan bread ran out before the humus. We asked for more and it took way too long. All of the sudden our meal is served before the Nan bread was delivered. Seems it was baking, very fresh! I had a ribeye, quite tasty and very tender. Another in our party felt it was tough and chewy. Salads were great and fish dish were enjoyed.

JJ
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

花火が見えるときいてきたのですが、食事する場所から見える席は少なく花火があがるとみんな移動してました!私たちは子供がいたので花火が見やすい席にしてもらえてよかったです💓ありがとうございました!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was very nice but a liitle dark and the pool was open and being used during dinner.

w
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Oasis in the middle of the city. Friendly service and good food.

CS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Winston was outstanding and the food was the best in Waikiki.
We are from NZ and this really reminded us of home, the food was fresh, the quality was exquisite!

MG
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a gift card to use. We enjoyed the outdoor setting and the waitress was quite attentive to us since they were not that full of patrons.
The food was better than I had expected and my husband ate his meal.. he’s fussy so glad he ate as sometimes he won’t if food is lousy.

S
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view in a beautiful setting. AMAZING food - great service. Don’t miss the sunset from the tables under the trees. Such a treat. 10 out of 5 stars!!!

PA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not objectionable but unremarkable. The service was perfunctory. Not clear to me how a restaurant advertise pasta dishes and yet when someone asks for pepper they’re given a salt shaker and a pepper shaker that are both literally minuscule. Cracked pepper from a grinder was not an option. The crab carbonara was bland. And because it is a swimming pool side restaurant in the hotel, don’t expect to drink out of glassware. All drinks are served in plastic with her wine water alcohol etc.

DV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were looking for the restaurant inside the hotel, but it evidently does not exist anymore. The food was fine, but there was no reason to make reservations.

CF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger I've ever had. Delicious bacon marmalade topping, sizable patty served on a brioche bun.

CG
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Just about Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. When we arrived, there was no hostess to be seen. So we seated ourselves. Ten minutes later, we did not have menus. So we got them ourselves. Five more minutes, and no water. So we found our waiter. He said he hadn’t noticed we had arrived. We ordered quickly. Drinks and chips to start. Fifteen minutes later, nothing. We should have left then. Salads and all but one entree finally arrived together. We didn’t get that last entree until we had finished eating everything else after asking for it three times. And the food wasn’t very good either. The short ribs were bitter. The Caesar salad was fishy. When we complained, the manager was very apologetic and wrote off from our bill several items. He should have comped everything. The setting is fantastic. Too bad the service and food are so bad.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great for Friday night firework. We had five meals, all were delicious.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! We went twice during our trip because the ambience is great on the patio with the pool, the service was good, staff all seem great. The Benny and the waffle were our favorite, and the coffee and the guava mimosa were delicious too!

AR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the gorgeous setting, attentive but non-intrusive service, and a delicious birthday dinner. Great view to the sunset sky. I ordered the kabocha and browned butter pasta and ate every bite. My cocktail was yummy, too. Looking for an occasion to come back!

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