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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 9:00 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

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Scenic View (15)
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Business Meals (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great Beer (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Tapas (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6, 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 6, 2018

I had the pork chop and it was fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·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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·Dined on December 21, 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 21, 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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 (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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·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 13, 2017

Great Place! Great Service!

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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 6, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

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·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 December 1, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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 21, 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 18, 2017

Great food, intimate spot for date night

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 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 11, 2017

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

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food,Service, atmosphere could not of made for a better evening!!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Atmosphere was great as always. They made a special request cocktail with ease. Waitress forgot to submit our dinner order so we didn't get our meal until an hour after we ordered. They did provide an comp'd app to hold us over. Food was great. Waitress never took responsibility and didn't apologize for her error. Manager did come by and apologize and also comp'd a dessert. I'd go back but would hope for a different wait person...

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We Had brunch on Sunday. They offered 3 courses for $20. The Caesar salad was delicious as were the two entrees we ordered. We ended with the Meyer lemon pound cake. The waiter was very attentive, the food arrived in a timely manner and the ambience was pleasant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The experience a the grove was lovely. We were four women from out of town and we were all pleased with our meal. Our server, while efficient, was not friendly or acting like she enjoyed her job.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lack luster reception by the hostess. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the food, however a bit inattentive. If you are in the area this would be a good restaurant for lunch. However, it is not worth the drive just to go to this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We dine here a couple times a year when in town on business. The Grove has remained consistently good. We like the changing menu and unexpected dishes that are surprising, yet work, and the plating is always nice. We will return (again).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a reliable good place to eat if you are at the Convention Center for any reason. Quick walk across the street, food is good and a good variety. Staff and chefs are very accommodating for requests!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent service(&waiter). Food very good. A bit noisy/loud.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I'm a big fan of The Grove however our recent experience in the food quality area was bizarrely poor. The bread appetizer was burned and when I say burned burned so bad it shouldn't have been sent out of the kitchen. The chicken breast overcooked and dry. The short rib was cold and tasted like a plane roast. All of this after waiting 30 minutes for two simple dishes at 5 when the restaurant really wasn't busy. For the restaurant and the price this was a very poor experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was great, but the service was slow. We arrived when the restaurant was almost empty, and it filled as time went on, but the slow service was a problem from the beginning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service, beautiful setting and very good food.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Waited at our table for 25 minutes before we finally got a waitress to stop. She said it was not her table but she would take our drink orders. Another 20 minutes passed and my husband went to the manager. He was irritated that we were irritated! Our drinks and water came. The waitress was apologetic and nice. She accidentally knocked a full glass of water in my lap. She ran to the kitchen. The manager never came to our table until, at the end of the meal, he delivered our already free (because we were celebrating a birthday), dessert and said, "thank you for your patience". Unbelievable that this beautifully located restaurant is so poorly managed.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great ambiance , beautiful view to the park. My husband and I enjoyed a nice evening. Our waiter was really nice and made it very special for us as it was our anniversary. Although I could not order the dish I wanted GULF FISH IN PARCHMENT, they were out of it, also I expect bread basket before dinner, I don't know if, you have to order? we did not have any. Overall we liked we'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My co-worker and I both had the Shrimp and Grits on the menu and it was horrible. The grits were extremely soupy and did not have a good flavor at all. They really need to improve this dish or take it off the menu.

Tags: Business Meals
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