Service was super slow and the place wasn’t even crowded! Food was delicious but the lack of service “killed the buzz”. I hope they get it right sooner than later.
You know when you're talking to someone at a party and they can't be bothered to pay attention because they are too busy looking over your shoulder for someone better to see? That's The Grove's owner, or maître d, or whomever is running the show.
I had a wonderful experience there in November, had wanted to share it with some restaurant connoisseur friends. It took weeks to get a 6:30 reservation, which turns out is just a placeholder for the later, preferred diners. We were late, no fault of our own (late plane, tennis tournament in Delray, etc), called numerous times on the way to let them know, no answer, were met with this owner who informed me right away that we would need to leave the table by 8:30. We hustled through dinner and would have been finished, but were waiting on slow dessert and bill delivery when he came by to say "OK Kids, time to go". Really.
Now, we aren't the young, hipster crowd, so I guess that is what is preferable; middle-aged and wealthy doesn't cut it. It was some trouble to collect our group there and I was embarrassed at our experience, sorry I made the suggestion.
The food was terrific, I love the ambiance, the waitress lovely. Too bad that the attitude will keep us from going back. They will miss us when it's July and slow...
The food, ambiance and service was excellent. So glad i was able to get a reservation there for Valentine's Day!
The finest food in South Florida. Creative. Beautiful presentation. A gem!
Great restaurant. Always delicious!
Consistently the best meal in town! Food just explodes on the palate. Wine list is unique and outstanding. The service is outstanding as well, and extremely knowledgeable of the wine list and menu, offering great recommendations.
We enjoyed the Grove and would definitely go back. Had an early reservation so it was quiet when we arrived but filled up quickly. Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with our meal choices. Happy Hour was a nice surprise as well!
Entrees took over an hour to come out. $38 price tag for the pasta dish is laughable. It was 8 bites.....
Not a great experience I hate to say.
Would have been 5 stars, but they rushed us out after barely finishing dessert. Rude.
The food is good, but not mind-blowing, especially at this price point. Despite the printed menu, the kitchen was out of several items - both on the food and drink side. It took nearly 2 hours for our food to reach us after ordering. The service was good (though stretched thin), but overall, the experience was underwhelming. As locals, we’ve heard such wonderful things. I would give it another chance, but I won’t be running back.
Fun atmosphere, and relaxed vibe. Not too noisy. Service was good but not great. Was poured warm white wine but that was quickly switched for a colder bottle.
Would have liked more items on the menu that would be easy to share, especially sides. My chicken had two larger Brussel sprouts cut in half as a garnish. Would have loved to order more.
Would definitely go back and will recommend to friends.
The Grove is fast becoming my favorite Delray Beach place. The food for all three times I've dined there is delicious. This last time, I chose two of the appetizers instead of the main. The portobello mushroom soup was smooth, creamy, deliciousness for the chilly evening and paired with the beet salad, and a glass of Pinot Noir made a great quick, scrumptious meal. Prices are comparable to other restaurants of this quality, so not cheap but not the most expensive.
One of Delray’s best!
Loved celebrating a birthday here! They made it special with candles in the desert after an amazing meal!
Excellent and inventive food. Nice service. Main dining room can get a bit warm because it is adjacent to the kitchen.
Worth a voyage.
Second time back because we love it so much! Off the beaten path from Atlantic Ave, very small but special place with delicious food and even better dessert!
First rate food. Beautiful room. Lovely ambiance
An overall excellent meal. I would say the best in Delray Beach. Creative and original.
First class fine dining with great service.
Chef is amaz ng.