The Grove

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The Grove is located in Houston’s Discovery Green Park and features modern Texas cuisine.
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RL
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great penny drink options and great brunch!!! The staff was warm and welcoming.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Father's Day. Thank you. Looking forward to the next visit!

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B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always have a great experience here. The brunch is good value for money too. The furniture is looking a bit tired and worn, but this is the only criticism I have. Will go back time and time again, it’s a lovely calm place.

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MM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took my husband here for Father’s Day. We enjoyed it! I wish there were a few more kid friendly option like plain waffles or pancakes, but the menu was well suited for me. I especially loved the fish fritters.

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JT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Not great for a date night, hard to have a quiet conversation. The service was way better than the food. The menu items sounded great but everything was so bland and plain; the food was definitely not worth the money.

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b
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This restaurant positions well for events in several venues in the area.

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FO
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I am not sure what to make of the Grove! They do good business because of the location, there are offices and big function locations all around so this is in a high traffic area. The food is always good quality and tasty but I find it pretty basic and really quite forgettable. I have eaten both here both evenings and lunchtimes, but the majority of my visits have been for lunch.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great food and a responsive wait staff. It was a lovely break in the middle of a conference.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Rick. My meat was not cooked exactly as I ordered but he promptly fixed it for me. We had a nice Anniversary dinner.

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SK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Bronson was top notch we will be back there real soon when in Houston

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H
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely spot in the the heart of Houston. Good service and menu.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was one of these they said "yes I will get it right away...all the snappy responses" to our orders. Yet they were delivered mostly incorrect.
He rarely checked back on us.

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S
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The Grove sits at Discovery Green with a beautiful view. This review comes with a warning though. It’s ambiance is nice, bartender was great. It was very cold in the restaurant, uncomfortable. I dined here once before and the food and service was on point.
Today the food was ok to poor, and the service was terrible. It was a very slow night and we could rarely get our servers attention for a glass of wine, and if she brought something she walked away so quickly we couldn’t order. We had to get the hostess for our server to come back. The black drum fish was so spicy I couldn’t eat it and was not described that way on the menu. I doubt I will return with so many great restaurants in town. I rarely write reviews but I read them and appreciate a heads up for potential issues.

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BT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre baseball game dinner.
Bar needs help on mixed drinks.
Food was great.
Service was absolutely perfect and pleasant.

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MI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was amazing. I didn't recall our server's name. He was a heavy set gentleman, black with a beard. He was awesome!

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NP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! We enjoyed ourselves so much. Food was great.

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MS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Had the pork chop. Very disappointing. Tough and not tasty. My friend had the Ahi tuna. It was awful as well. Guacamole appetizer was too mushy in consistency.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and the waiter was amazing. Little disappointed in the class since first going here years ago. Ordered a 2009 Boudreaux and they brought a 2015. I am by no means a snob or expert of wine, but I can at least tell the difference in that. The manager asked if the wrong bottle was ok and I was a little insulted. I’m not paying that much for a 2015 bottle of Bordeaux. Many would find it rude to bring the wrong bottle of wine let alone ask if it’s ok to just switch up the vintage and vineyard.

The cheese board is amazing and paired perfectly with honey or a sweet jam, but I would have appreciated an explanation or a plate or a knife when the board was served.

The food was good and the chef is above average. I used to love the creativity of the menu, but it hasn’t changed a lot recently.

Overall the food was good, the waiter was kind and attentive, the sweet chocolate touch for our anniversary, and the Malbec we ended up getting were good. The precision to detail, having a decent sommelier (or one at all), and pacing of the meals could be improved. By no means was this enough to ruin our meal and still recommend giving it a try, but for the price point I would probably choose somewhere else with better attention to detail and a great sommelier.

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SA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch buffet we’ve experienced. The food was great and the service excellent.

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FU
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. The steak was not really good. Overall good experience. Good service. Good wine

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. As a vegetarian I found the options to be plentiful. The opportunity to enjoy a beautiful scenery of Discovery Green Park while taking a wonderful meal is an addes bonus.

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HD
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a beautiful view of Discovery Green through the live oak trees. The brunch had a limited selection of lunch entres. The meat was over cooked and the shrimp and grits ran out of shrimp. The restaurant is beginning to show its age.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dining experience. We will go back!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was a great experience. Food was excellent (with several of their traditional dishes), service was on point and the string quartet playing non stop good classical music was a very nice touch.

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c
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, had a wonderful funny waiter who was very attentive. Can't wait to go back for another brunch!

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TN
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The best service I've ever had during a brunch buffet. In addition, the restaurant decided to have a small orchestra play. A very nice touch. The food was rotated regularly, ensuring it remained fresh.

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FG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Our first time and last time here. We had a party of seven that were seated at the far end opposite to the brunch and live quartet area, so I asked if we could move to main dining area for a more festive ambiance and to enjoy the live music as there were empty tables that can accommodate us which were still empty when we left. Unfortunately our waitress told us the hostess said no. My elderly parents also had to make quite a long walk to and fro to get to food station several times. When I returned the call to confirm reservation, I was told it would be French brunch but that was completely incorrect. There was not even a croissant! Will never return again for brunch. The only redeeming enjoyment to the experience was gazing outside Discovery Green.

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DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food just didn’t coordinate with my taste buds.

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My expirence was great!! I would definitely be back for brunch!!!

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PL
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. Only frustration was that it was hard to hear anyone who wasn’t right next to me (people in our party across the table).

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A
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for Hilton Americas quest, upscale environment, excellent service and delicious entrees. Perfect for dates, anniversaries, parties and business. Steaks were done as ordered and drinks were good. Wait staff was attentive but not oppressive.

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s
Chicago
191 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very god meal enjoyed eating outside with our dog

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R
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service

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JP
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Excellent pre-game venue. Onsite valet $15 for event parking. Very cool open concept, lots of light and view of the park. Food was as advertised, fair value, standard downtown friday night expectations. Overall 4/5. Service was lacking, didn't see our waitress for 15min, so our glasses were all empty. Otherwise would be 5/5.

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DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved almost all our light bites/small plates. So good and fun to share! The cheese plate was WOW, especially the cheddar w sweet potato! AMAZING. I think the least favorite was the Mediterranean cauliflower and might have preferred just the plain, roasted side version. Anyway, we will be back soon! It was fun, delicious, and lovely. Thank you.

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BM
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The staff was fantastic!!

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Over priced for very ordinary food, service is OK

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Attentive service with good recommendations. Window connect patrons to surrounding park

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have ended our day at any other place. The food, the atmosphere & our waiter was superb. So glad we made our reservations at The Grove. Did not have to wait long for drinks or food once we ordered. Everything happened in a timely manner. Thank you for the great service we received at your restaurant. Will definitely be back.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

3 out of 4 dinners were sent back. The 4th was mediocre. Desert menu was uninspiring and mixed drink (previously made with real pineapple) had watery pineapple juice.
Restaurant is beautiful but I would not recommend.

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