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919 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
+1 616-454-1000
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Ranked #1 of 806 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Eastern and Cherry
Transit: Route 4 Southbound (Cherry and Eastern) Approximate .14 miles East of the bus stop on Cherry. Located on the North side of Cherry Street.
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.
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant and I appreciate the effort towards serving sustainable local produce. Unfortunately there are a few problems. The menu is far too large, 46 items according to our server. Almost everything we ate just had too many ingredients, it seemed like they were trying to cram in as many as possible. Many weren't necessary or actually detracted from the... More 

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Alma, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

There is a reason The Grove is the #1 restaurant in Grand Rapids. The combination of innovation, presentation and service simply can't be beat. The splendid 3-course tasting menu is a steal at $38. For our party of 4, each of our 12 dishes was absolutely top-notch. It was a Tuesday night, and the place was hopping--no surprise with the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

i came here on my birthday, this place was packed. the service, despite being so, was excellent, im sure i drank to much and was too loud but our waiter was a dear and our food was AMAZING. By far one of the best dining experiences Ive had. ill be back for my next birthday :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was worth traveling 3 hours. What a nice discovery. The place was packed on Friday night so reservations are encouraged. We had the three course meal and it was all delicious! The wine selection is also good. Everyone was very friendly and based on my experience and my conversations with the servers they are knowledgeable and passionate about... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Probably the best service I ever had in a restaurant. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list, and twice went to the chef to ask about special requests. Everything was served at the right time and temperature. I actually do have one complaint. I HATE Brussel sprouts. So in choosing the three courses for the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Seriously. Date night. Just needs beer on draft. Having a three course meal is alot of fun and lets you try some different things.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Loved our dinner at the popular Grove Restaurant! It's reputation did not disappoint! We especially enjoyed the option of the 3 course price fixed menu - allowing us to try a variety of items. Everything we ordered was delicious! The menu was quite creative and a knowledgeable server was helpful in selecting our dinner choices. Each dish was well prepared... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My son and his wife took my wife and I here for our wedding anniversary when we were in Michigan this past September. The food and atmosphere rivaled a restaurant in LA, Chicago or New York City. Cannot wait to visit again in the Spring.

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Holland, Michigan
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283 reviews 283 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was in awe of the menu. Great selections. We went early, before a concert and were not disappointed. The reason I do not given them an excellent rating is because we asked for a booth when we were seated and were informed they were reserved already (I understand that), but no one ever showed up for them. But moving... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for the first time for dinner prior to a show. So glad we did! We will be back. Wonderful food, and great service. The waiter did make an error on our second course, but quickly apologized, and corrected it. Things to note. There are only 2 real booths in the restaurant, the rest are... More 

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Additional Information about Grove Restaurant

Address: 919 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone Number: +1 616-454-1000
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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