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About The Grove

The Grove is located in Houston’s Discovery Green Park and features modern Texas cuisine.

1611 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Summer Hours of Operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Crawford St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 337-7321

Website:
http://www.thegrovehouston.com/

Catering:
Green Room: Accomodates up to 30 people
Primavera Room : Accomodates up to 60 people
2nd Floor: Accomodate up to 220 people

Parking Details:
There is a two story parking underground garage at the park and also street parking available in addition to the valet service.

Executive Chef:
Robert Del Grande

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

The Grove is centrally located in the heart of downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park. We feature 3 private rooms accomodating between 30 and 120 people. Our outdoor Tree House deck can host up to 150 people for a cocktail reception. A full restaurant buy out can accommodate up to 600 people.

The Grove Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (24)
Romantic (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Scenic View (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyed service and views

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

First time here. And we love it! Great pick. Especially since we reserved last minute for Valentine's day! The servers were polite and respectful. Give definitely recommend this place

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Really good food and service! My wife and I went on valentine's day so it was pretty packed...had to park in a garage on another street because the valet was taking too long. I think for a normal date night the menu would be more affordable, but of course on Valentine's Day, all of Houston has inflated prices for their menu. Go for a date night that doesn't have the inflated prices and you'll be set. Right on Discovery Green downtown so it's pretty neat.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great except for the food. Flat iron pork was tough and the stuffed drum fish was not filleted enough.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Grove is good for any occasion because the food is consistently good along with good service that being said.....this is our go to spot before any events that is at the Toyota Center be it a Rockets game or concert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was amazing. Beef belly was outstanding. Luckily saved enough room for dessert, incredible!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were looking for a convenient spot for lunch before symphony matinee. Parking was not convenient unless you wanted to pay for the valet service. The food was good and a creative twist on southern food. The service was not very good at all. Waiter got my drink order wrong and the place was so noisy I can understand why. I could hardly hear him and he could hardly hear me. We waited loo long for our cocktails and barely had a chance to enjoy them before the food arrived. It seemed they were trying to rush us through so they could seat another party

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Live this spot, they have very creative meals that are very tasty. My friends loved it and said they would return soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing!!! Perfect! Thank you!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ceviche had the right blend of ingredients and delightfully spicy. Gulf fish in parchment paper was unexpectedly delicious and exceeded expectations in both quality and quantity of fish. Chicken quesadilla had different ingredients than normal (i.e. baby mushrooms) but worked well together, was a little small though for the price.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday celebration. Gave us time to visit - no pressure ordering. Great recommendations

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had sweet potato soup and the smokey Caesar salad with iced tea. The soup was delicious. Was able sit by the window looking out over the park in a pleasant sunny day. The room was quiet enough for conversation. Our waiter, Eric, was attentive and did a very good job.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Disabled Access
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great food with work colleagues before Rockets game

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 15, 2018

A fantastic place to dine. Great food and wonderful service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our meal was delicious. The beet salad was the best I’ve eaten.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a great experience. Delicious food, nice wine selection and lovely views of Discovery Green.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Been awhile since last eating here, but with a light crowd on a Friday night, we enjoyed conversation and really good food with very nice selection options. Need to go again soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I had the pork chop and it was fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The location is in a bustling part of downtown so before or after dinner we could walk somewhere interesting. We were seated promptly. During dinner we were surrounded by windows. Three of our party had a salad with corn and avacado that we all thought was fantastic. The noise level was good for a group of six, neither too quiet so it felt too serious, nor too loud so we couldn't hear each other talk. Overall it was a good choice for a festive dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service. Enjoyed lunch.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Waitress was a little lazy for how busy they were. She only had one other table but kind of ignored us. Food was fantastic, great restaurant just ok service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The ambiance was amazing, the food was mostly very good and the service was great, Britney, our server, was so polite and sweet. Even the vallet workers were extremely nice.
Will difinetly come back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I am a fan of the Grove. I went for dinner before a Rockets game recently and was able to get in and out in less than an hour to make the game. The menu is inventive and quite good. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What was once a great spot for brunch had dwindled to a mere shadow of itself.
Mango Mimosa advertised but not s mango in the building.
Watery grits.
Dry dessert cake that begged for whipped cream and additional sources of moisture.
A waiter that was SCARED to tell my fiancé that the restaurant was out of an item.
A bar tax on the drink that we were comped when the mimosa situation turned bad.
Valet service that needs to be more careful in the tight quarters they work in
Headaches from it all.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The restaurant was beautifully decorated, we had great service, and the food was delicious. Made us both say "we need to get downtown more."

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great Place! Great Service!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Services was kinda of slow. As asked for medium rare on my pork chop but got mostly rare. But overall okay place just the services took quite some time.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I was really pleased with this restaurant and would definitely go back. I was in town for a meeting at the Marriot Marquis and tried to find restaurants within walking distance and that ideally had some vegan options. The Grove even had a vegan dessert (beyond just sorbet) that was really good. Was a little worried as my guests were all local to Houston so did not want to pick a restaurant that (unbeknownst to me) would have some unfavorable reputation but they seemed pleased and none had been there before.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Convenient location for downtown events but very loud and our server was not terribly friendly.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Drinks were good. Food was very small portioned and just decent. Overall good experience and location, just not sure the food is worth what you pay.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Enjoyed a good meal with my spouse two nights ago. Very close to our hotel, and a pretty view with the trees outdoors decorated with lights. Attentive service, good wine list. The corn and avocado salad was great, and the rest of the meal did not disappoint. I wasn't planning on having dessert, but was glad I succumbed when the banana pudding tiramisu arrived.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Valet was a nightmare, kids were rolling on floor, place has lost all of its high end style!! Won’t be back!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place! So glad they opened in cedar park! I love brunch and the mimosa flights-very nice atmosphere too

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Bar staff a little slow - wait staff great - table rocked

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food, intimate spot for date night

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Too much garlic yoghurt with the trout. The sauce over powered the fish and detract from the fish.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Perfectly OK, but not exceptional or even interesting in any way.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Even the wedge salad was second rate. If you are expecting good food you will be disappointed.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I am gluten free and thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was just okay.
The service was not stellar nor was it memorable. The waiter had no interest in customer service he only came alive when he presented the check (like that was going to affect his tip). The food was not horrible but I've certainly had better; it was not so original like they'd like to think. I had the steak tartar and I was not impressed. There was barely any meat on a thick piece of toast with lots of horseradish sauce. Perhaps that was the "american" version of steak tartar but it certainly was not impressive. The restaurant is lovely in atmosphere and very well situated near GRB and downtown, however not enough for me to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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