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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

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Romantic (17)
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Business Meals (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, intimate spot for date night

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food is ok. Server is . The Server is slow, stupid and rude.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was OK. Beef was fatty. Quiet noisy and dark. I would go again but go safe with the food options. Server wasn't really attentive.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The restaurant was empty. We had blackened cobia which was over seasoned and dried out. Had not been there in a long time but location was convenient to the hotel. Too many other good choices so will not go back any time soon.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I am not sure but the menu is fairly close to the last time we went, but this time the food wasn't as good. The cheddar burger was two small hand made Patties. They were also very salty.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great ambiance , beautiful view to the park, high ceiling creates an a very special and roomy feeling .

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The view is lovely. But the noise is too much for an intimate conversation. The food was fine, though not outstanding. This place is great for our-if-town guests with corporate wallets, but not so attractive for locals looking for a night out together with delicious food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fantastic setting and delicious food. Multiple seating areas for varying needs. Inspiring space & menu!

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great varieties of foods for brunch, great price, great location

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a nice Saturday evening at The Grove. It was our third time to eat there and the setting was wonderful as usual. There were several parties, a couple of families with children, several groups and couples that were dining while we were there. The noise level was tolerable, better than the last time we were there. We started with the Ahi Tuna Aguachile, a delicious starter to split. Next we had the Agave Beets, very tasty with fennel and goat cheese. For our entree, we split the Black Drum on the Half Shell. The fish was tasty although very difficult to eat. The half shell was the skin and scales of the fish, which did not separate easily. The veggies that accompanied the meal were overly smokey, to the point of inedible. The best part of the meal was a scoop of fig and honey tres leches gelato, a must try!

Overall, the meal was very good and we had a great evening. We will return and opt for a different entree on our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Jared was the bomb. Remembered us and our orders from month ago. Food was great, service was exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We visited the Grove for my son's 10th birthday dinner on a Monday night. Although we were the only family with small children the restaurant ambiance was perfect for school aged children (high ceilings and energetic noise). As a heads up, there was street parking outside the restaurant which was not available because discovery green is nearby and we were in a hurry so valet was the only option to arrive on time. We liked the restaurant and would recommend this restaurant for special occasions or for business dinners/lunches.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Too noisy - bad acoustic - impossible to have a civilized conversation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food and service were wonderful. My husband had the burger (off menu but available) and loved it. My sister and I had dinner off of the HRW menu. Great variety and the food was excellent. Waiter was very helpful in explaining I got menu options. Love the view of the park.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Too noisy - impossible to have a conversation hhhhjjjjjjkkkkjgffffg huhjjj hjjjjjjj hhhh

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went for Restaurant week and menu was absolutely amazing. My husband and I Shared two different dishes, and it was all very delicious.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Healthy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The service was excellent. Jeff was knowledgeable about the menu, expert at the wine selections, and just pleasant!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

4 for a business dinner - food was excellent from their Restaurant Week menu, server was attentive, view of Discovery Green and the grove of live oaks is a special treat for visitors to Houston. All around, a very good experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Pretty view of the park and large trees. Nice ambience. Good food. Tried it for restaurant week, before an Astros game, and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

The service was amazing, our waiter Jared was really nice and made it very special for us as it was our anniversary. He made great suggestions on menu items and explained everything very nicely. I recommend this place for a quiet cozy evening.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2017

My wife, a group of her work friends and I all went to the Grove for a birthday brunch. It was our first time here and we capitalized on the Houston Restaurant Week menus. This space itself is very neat and in a great location. There is a lot of parking around Discovery Green surprisingly as well as plenty of valets at neighboring hotels. We used the valet there at The Grove. Between our entire group, we sampled everything on their HRW brunch menu. Our favorites were the corn salad, the croque madame, and all of the pound cakes were very good. Also, the "bottomless" mimosas were an outstanding value. Make sure your get them, because the rest of the cocktails were not worth it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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