The Grove

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$30 and under
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American
The Grove is located in Houston’s Discovery Green Park and features modern Texas cuisine.
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OT
Houston
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I checked in with the hostess and she basically told me that I didn’t have a reservation even though I was able to book a table at the bar here on Open Table. I got there and there were no spots available for me to seat at their bar. Really dissatisfied and disappointed. Food average and place is nice, beautiful view to discovery green park.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was OUTSTANDING!! He was serving almost the entire restaurant and still gave us lots of attention. He was truly on top of it!!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks

MJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

MD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Nice location, great vibe, but the food was very underwhelming.

KB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view really neat design. looks like a really cool bar at night. will have to go back and try

C
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

a great place at the park. nice ambiance with reasonable priced dishes. however, the front desk needs keep better record of reservations, even though i checked in, i was marked as no show and i had to waste time to settle the dispute.

JE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch with prospective clients. Quiet enough to talk to each other and our server was over the top good.

MJ
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always a wonderful place to eat in downtown Houston. Food is always very good. But as usual, the service leaves something to be desired. Never lives up to the great food and ambiance of this place.

TG
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing meal!! Kale and Sweet Potato Enchiladas!!!!!!!

ML
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I highly recommend! We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch. You will too.

A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were some loud tables but overall it was an awesome experience with great food. It’s just down the street from us so we’ll be back!

BT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went for a New Year's date and it was lovely. I wasn't aware that they had a smaller menu than usual but, the food was great. It's about $150 for two people to eat. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Happy Hour menu for some lite bites and discounted drinks. Was pleasantly surprised. The food was just the right portion size and even had Milagro Tequila for $5! Great Friday night out with my guy

HW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove is a very nice place to enjoy anytime of day!!!

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just ok! Hoping for better food quality.

S
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. We were delighted with wedge salad and the tasty little cherry tomatoes that had been 'pickled'.

The access to Discovery Green is excellent. We went to the Grove specifically to see the lighted origami birds display. It was a lovely evening.

PO
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the New York strip and it was amazing. Great place for ambiance by the park.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wonderful service

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I requested a table by the window for a nice view for our Anniversary brunch. They were not available since they were used for larger parties. That was very disappointing. We were seated at the back of the restaurant with a less than exciting view.

F
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

TLDR; started off with problems and ended on a good note. Would try again.

We arrived about 15 minutes late because of traffic from the Woodlands; we notified the restaurant that we would be late and they said that was fine. We showed up and they said that they had no tables in the main dining and they gave us this table that wasn’t typical place for eating but rather for sitting while waiting for a table. I wasn’t too pleased.

The manager came over to apologize and offered complimentary appetizers. He made sure we had fast service as we had a concert to attend at the Toyota center and made up for the initial bad experience. Will have to try again when we have more time. The salmon was delicious! My wife thought the petite filet and it was good, but not great. Lastly, it was very loud inside, so if that bothers you, I would find somewhere else or eat outside.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great location for Toyota Center events

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday before the theater

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I made a request for the birthday and that wasn’t fulfilled however last year steak 48 was kind enough to follow through it. This change would be nice

PD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a unique outdoors-type venue in the heart of downtown Houston. Always try to dine at the Grove when I am in town

JF
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and pleasant dining experience! The decor, both inside and outside provides an excellent atmosphere for dining, while celebrating, having a business dinner, or just date night. The server was very customer oriented - and the food was delicious. I had the strip steak, my colleague enjoyed the bone-in ribeye, and all was very enjoyable.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location during Discovery Green events!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Mariam, our server, was the best!

M
Houston
115 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Love the view of Discovery Green.

I had the salmon entree and my husband had the crab Mac and cheese. Both were very well-prepared, well-presented and delicious.

KR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic culinary experience in downtown Houston!

L
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful venue, great service and lovely location. Price point was a bit high but food was tasty.

Y
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails were nice, and the outdoor seating was peaceful.

H
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went to Sunday brunch. Would rank it a 4/10. Our server disappeared for long intervals and dirty dishes stacked up, had to go chase down other servers to get more to drink. Will not return.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Will return.

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch. Excellent selections, varieties, and awesome service. A great new experience.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

h
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I made reservations at The Grove for a group of five to have dinner prior to the Chainsmokers concert this weekend. When we arrived, the hostess acted like we didn't have a reservation while she searched her system, and made a snarky comment about how it mattered if we had one...even though (at 5pm) the place was virtually empty. Additionally, our server was pretty brusque when answering any questions or taking any requests, like it was a bother to be waiting our table. The food was good (albeit a bit overpriced) and location is nice (overlooking Discovery Green and a block from Toyota Center), but I probably wouldn't return.

S
Los Angeles
202 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ate here several times during my stay in Houston, the food was good but not outstanding. The service was good.....more attentive some evenings than Others. There is a good selection of menu items including vegetarian options..

T
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very expensive for what is delivered. Around $33.00 for a piece of Salmon. No sides, no bread, nothing except water. Will not return. Restaurant was 75% empty even though the largest quilt show in the world was at the George R Brown across the street. Other restaurants had a waiting list.

FO
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Most of the food is just strange. We couldn't even find one dessert that sounded good. The one exception was the truffle fries. Excellent.

This is an expensive place. The food should be good.

And it's too loud to converse easily, even at a small table for 3.

It's convenient to the convention center. But that's no longer enough. We won't be going back.

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