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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.
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Contemporary American, Global, International, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Grove Ratings and Reviews
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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!
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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