The Grove at The Modern Honolulu

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$30 and under
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American
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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4.3
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TanyaM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you expect to have service with a smile and a little Aloha, your wasting your time and money. The workers there must make enough money to survive in Hawaii because they did not look they were "Hungry" enough. Need to hire quality people who do not give Hawaii and our Aloha State a bad reputation. Good luck because hard workers with the Aloha spirit are hard to find.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and even better service!!!

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful selection for someone who is gluten sensitive! I wish servers would not use the term "guys" when greeting a couple in a nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I extremely loved our Valentines dinner there; food was delicious, service was outstanding; and the ambiance was magical with the Friday fireworks made it amazing. A young man gave me a rose and a cookie for my son. I will come back again.

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JC3Tigers81
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best Valentines dinner with friends. Great food and equally wonderful staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

It was not busy and yet my cold salad took over 30 mins.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

とてもいい時間が取れた

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vipTabsusa2015
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great place but lack of servers made the service super slow!

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vipASundayGuest
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting with ocean and yacht harbor views. Terrific servers and a good menu with both healthy and tasty choices. Highly recommended for a relaxing meal in a glorious setting at a distinctive boutique hotel.

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vipKims1picks
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beachside noshes and good happy hour for beer!

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Kazookunpapa
Singapore
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

プライベートパーティーがあったみたいで、賑やかなのはいいのですが、そちらへのサービスに偏っていた感があります。

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vipCarinita314
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place was sexy and expensive. We had dinner on thanksgiving as an alternative to thanksgiving. Nice,
Quiet tables by the pool with wonderful service. Couldn’t tell how the view was since it was dark but the ambience was dreamy.

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vipLaurieL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed with the automatic 20% service charge for a party of 2.

This restaurant is in the Modern Hotel in Honolulu. We chose it because it was near our hotel and we had just arrived stateside on Thanksgiving day. The tables are located outside near the pool area. We had a table nearest the water, which was great. We ordered the chopped salad which we split and it was very good. I had the short ribs and my husband had the Crab Carbonara. I enjoyed my short ribs, but my husband did not care for his Carbonara. He expected a creamy sauce which it did not have. We also ordered a bottle of wine.

Although the service was AVERAGE, (warranting a 15% service charge) we were automatically charged a 20% service fee. Upon reviewing the menu when we left, we saw that a service charge of 20% would be added to parties of 6 or more and bottle service. We've traveled quite a bit and have never seen an automatic charge of 20% for opening a bottle of wine. BEWARE. We will not be back.

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Fatchick
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent- breakfast menu was like other breakfast places but very tasty. i would go back here. the view and service made it a great.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

金曜日のヒルトンの花火を狙って予約。お店に入るとお姉さんが「ここから花火が見える。」と教えてくれる。「最高のポジション!」ドリンクもお洒落、ディナーも美味し‼️雰囲気も最高😃⤴️⤴️こんなところでプロポーズすればOK!間違いなし。また来ます。

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TheFronk
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for breakfast. It’s an Hawaiian oasis of peace and aloha.

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a terrific dinner at The Grove. The ambiance is fantastic. Romantic, yet appropriate for children. Food was great, and prices were amazing. Highly recommend to all.

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DoraS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view , great service, good food !

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Kiridanguahan
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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moanalani
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Daisuke
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great breakfast!

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koolina
Tokyo
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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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PihaJen
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DoraC
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

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.

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vipGreatnight
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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vipBuca
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food4service2ambience2

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.

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vipDebbie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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davidk
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LisaO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipVictoriaC
Melbourne / VIC
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice spot-very lovely views

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CarterD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just xo xo it’ seem firework friday

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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.

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vipJonathan
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

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vipPhxDad
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Christofersutton
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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RoxanneE
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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The Grove at The Modern Honolulu is rated 4.1 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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