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About The Grove

The Grove will offer contemporary interpretations of rustic cuisine, served in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Small production, boutique wines and craft beers will play a strong role in paying homage to artisan producers and helping to provide a unique and exciting dining experience. We look forward to seeing you at The Grove.

187 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 266-3750

Website:
http://www.thegrovedelray.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Haycook

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Grove Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Cozy (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

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...

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food, ambiance and service was excellent. So glad i was able to get a reservation there for Valentine's Day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The finest food in South Florida. Creative. Beautiful presentation. A gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great restaurant. Always delicious!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

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!

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Would have been 5 stars, but they rushed us out after barely finishing dessert. Rude.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always ExCeLLeNt!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of Delray’s best!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Loved celebrating a birthday here! They made it special with candles in the desert after an amazing meal!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent and inventive food. Nice service. Main dining room can get a bit warm because it is adjacent to the kitchen.
Worth a voyage.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

First rate food. Beautiful room. Lovely ambiance
Accommodating!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2018

An overall excellent meal. I would say the best in Delray Beach. Creative and original.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The best!

First class fine dining with great service.

Chef is amaz ng.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The food was wonderful and not your usual run of the mill . Very inventive preparations and good! The service was attentive and friendly.
Definitely a keeper. Nice to be off the Main Street as well

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Again an exceptional meal. Was here sometime back and the food and service as good if not better. Small points that will not deter us from returning but should be looked at was the fact that in a restaurant of this caliber one should be able to transfer the bar bill over to the restaurant. This is something that has been around of some time and most have found a system to make it convenient for the guest and not the bartender. Secondly to have a fold up table in this type of restaurant reflects poorly on the quality that they have here . Still a great experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is not hyperbole: The Grove is the perfect dining experience . Test me.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always Fab ... Fab...Fab. We’re big fans and longtime customers. The quality of the food is incredible!! Very unique preparations. Though they do have so some simple dishes , it’s not the place to go to to eat bland.
A very special spot !!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The Grove has an very nice menu which never fails to please. Our party of four had an assortment of dishes, and all were deemed excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Grove is the perfect trifecta—amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic service. Small and intimate, it feels like the chef is only cooking for you. The brioche chicken is my husband’s favorite dish ever and the Nutella donuts are divine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was fabulous and our server was delightful and extremely attentive. I will definitely go back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

These magnificent reviews on here... so had to try. Had an outside table which was excellent. The welcome brioche also wonderful. Wine list is a carefully selected range for most anyone at a fair price point. Our dishes were at least good, some very good but I think shy of the excellence others cite. The tuna plus foie had a surprising texture like a pancake. Not what I was expecting. Portions definitely fair for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Made a reservation through open table and told them it was our anniversary celebration. Restaurant was only 1/3 full. Given a table isolated against a wall. Told the owner I don’t like to sit by a wall. He told me that I didn’t reserve a “table”. I said I made a reservation. He said that he has regulars who like their table. He reluctantly put us at a corner table. He the came over about 3 minutes later with some nonsensical story about having to change our table. We were very uncomfortable. If it wasn’t our Anniversary I would have walked out. Ordered lamb chops which were mediocre. Not returning. Too many restaurants to choose from.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is our second visit to The Grove, and will certainly make it to our top five in Delray. This trip, we had appetizers for dinner. The pasta was up to every standard, the beet salad was delicious with a pickled fennel bite that added a great zip. The stand out was the 'special egg' dish. Creamy polenta on the bottom with bacon, a perfect poached egg, and gruyere foam on top. Very creative and delicious. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The grove is a great little spot off Atlantic Ave. we went for a romantic date night and that’s exactly what it was. They have a separate bar next door. Cool spot, looks like a garage... great drinks and a bar menu of appetizers. The fish dip and dirty martinis were great. We then went next door for dinner. A bit pricey but worth it. Food was yum, atmosphere was chill,quiet and romantic. I loved the open kitchen concert as well.

We will definitely go back. :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to The Grove! Having dined here multiple times, I have to say, Chef Michael's combination of Tuna Carpaccio with Foie Gras was probably the best thing I have eaten at this restaurant. Always creative, always delicious, always an enjoyable meal!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Grove is by far the best restaurant in Delray and one of the top floor n Palm Beach County. The food is always outstanding.. The menu is limited, but there are options for all tastes. I started with grilled octopus, followed by a fillet that was melt-in-the-mouth wonderful. My wife had a salad and fish, both of which she said were perfect. The service is always great. There is a great bar. Jay, the bartender, mixes a great drink and always remembers my wife’s favorite drink. If you haven’t been to the Grove and you are a gourmand, you must try it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always enjoy coming here, never disappointed. Food is wonderful, and the mushroom soup is the best anywhere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The Grove never disappoints!
Always intriguing, creative flavors and presentations.
Our favorite Delray restaurant!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Grove is our favorite Delray restaurant. The food is creative and delicious and the service is always outstanding.
Also, don’t overcrowd the seating. It’s always a great exoerience dining here!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the most incredible meals we’ve had. The bread is to die for. Fantastic service. I would eat here every meal if I could.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a great experience!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been a BIG FAN from the beginning!! Have eaten here a gazillion time- but each time is wonderful!!
Though the menu is limited each dish is so meticulously prepared and so delicious with the best quality ingredients.
Special place!!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Everything was perfectly prepared and artistically presented.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

3 times told them about special occasion.., then they failed to bring dessert with a candle. Poor menu selections

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