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Grove Restaurant

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919 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506 (Eastern and Cherry)
Route 4 Southbound (Cherry and Eastern) Approximate .14 miles East of the bus stop on Cherry. Located on the North side of Cherry Street.
+1 616-454-1000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Grove, an Essence Restaurant Group establishment, brings earth to table...
Grove, an Essence Restaurant Group establishment, brings earth to table with modern, authentic cuisine featuring our Essence hallmarks: impeccable service and fresh, natural, local ingredients.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Second time, Another 5 stars

This is one of few places where you get a large bill at the end of the night yet still think, yeah, the food was worth the cost. My wife and I have been here twice now and this is clearly now our favorite restaurant. There are so many positive things to say about this place and only one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
travelingd0c
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Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of few places where you get a large bill at the end of the night yet still think, yeah, the food was worth the cost. My wife and I have been here twice now and this is clearly now our favorite restaurant. There are so many positive things to say about this place and only one downside... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place was very busy. So busy, we couldn't get a reservation until 8:15. Well worth the wait though. My first course was the gnocchi. Delicious. Next course, roasted root vegetables, then the beef brisket. Was absolutely the best. My friends had the spicy squash soup and all they kept saying was AMAZING!!!. My husband had the tuna, then the... More 

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Wow. Just wow! My fiancé and I came here for my birthday and were blown away by the service and food. The service was incredible. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We are both generally gluten free, and they were more than accommodating to make sure they could substitute anything and make most dishes gluten free. I've never been... More 

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Allendale, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We arrived for our reservation a little early and were directed to the bar to wait, though there was no place to sit we were be able to stand and be served a round of drinks. We waited awhile and the host checked on us a couple times to apologize for the wait and give us an update of time.... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just got home after having a fabulous meal at The Grove. Each course was extremely well presented and didn't disappoint in the taste. The wine and cocktails was equally delicious. Overall one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Highly recommend this establishment.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just to add to their positive feedback, Grove did it again! We visited with some friends the other night and everything was wonderful again. Everyone had the tasting menu and it was all very good. I'm not so sure that every dish has to have root veg, especially cooked just lightly, but it didn't detract from the overall excellence of... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I recently returned to Grove after not having visited in a while. We were reminded what we had missed. Grove simply is the best restaurant in Grand Rapids. Indeed, we recently at one of of Detroit's top ten, and even though the meal was excellent, my wife remarked afterwards that "Grove is better." Yes, it is.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm from the area, and I'm still surprised at how many people I talk to that haven't been here. I rave about this place for one reason. The food is friggin delicious! If you're tired of the same old, same old at other restaurants come here. They have the whole locally sourced food thing going on, but to me that... More 

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Jenison
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have eaten at the Grove numerous times. This visit was to introduce friends to one of our favorite places and to celebrate a birthday.We were not disappointed, neither were they! The service was friendly and helpful. There was a "happy birthday" card on the table. The food was phenomenal. We will all definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is amazing. Our waiter, Nathan, was excellent and made great recommendations for both food and drinks. Highly recommend getting the "Tour of the Grove," which gives you three courses for a flat rate. The atmosphere is casual and chic, and the staff was tremendous. My wife and I were very impressed. Not cheap, but worth it. Very highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 919 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    (Eastern and Cherry)
  • Public Transportation: Route 4 Southbound (Cherry and Eastern) Approximate .14 miles East of the bus stop on Cherry. Located on the North side of Cherry Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-454-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Grove, an Essence Restaurant Group establishment, brings earth to table with modern, authentic cuisine featuring our Essence hallmarks: impeccable service and fresh, natural, local ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?