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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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
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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
Excellent pre fixe dinner

My husband and I dined here on a Saturday evening. We chose the 3 course pre fixe. We loved the shrimp and grits and the lamb shank. The salads were ok and the grilled fish and Wagyu beef were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Abesbabe23
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here on a Saturday evening. We chose the 3 course pre fixe. We loved the shrimp and grits and the lamb shank. The salads were ok and the grilled fish and Wagyu beef were good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The service was outstanding! We never had an empty dish over the table for more than a couple of minutes. We had a deliciously soft sparagus soup (at the starting of the season), served by the chef himself. For main course I choose the beef strips loin, and I love it! It was a tour of flavors on a single... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Disappointed... read Grove Restaurant is the best in Michigan so invited my boss and his wife. They both reported getting sick that night and attributed it to the food. Embrassing. Perhaps our expectations were too high given the buzz but my wife and I have been more impressed with a number of the great restaurants just across the street or... More 

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Brandon, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is fabulous. First a wonderful contemporary vibe in the dining room. Then, a menu filled with incredibly interesting and tempting choices. Difficult to choose. The food is unusual and still the flavors are cohesive. Kicked up creations. Excellent friendly service. Go!

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Adrian, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything was amazing from the blue cheese stuffed olive martini to the appetizers, we ended up getting fresh mozzarella and goat cheese that came with two kinds of bread, one was deep fried heaven. I would also suggest picking the 3 course option, the pork tacos are where it's at. I chose the asparagus soup for my second choice and... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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122 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Contrary to one reviewer, I rather felt the portions to be just right Anyway, three of us each had ordered the 3-course tasting menu, which I thought creatively structured. The full menu was divided into three sections, and you were allowed to choose your three selections from any or all of them. Very nice. The food was delicious, our server... More 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Finally got into this restaurant, and for the most part was not disappointed (except were noted). We started out with 3 apps...cheddar hush puppies, goat cheese, and fresh mozzarella. All wonderful, but somewhat small portions. We settled on the 3 for $39, each choosing a different one, as to sample 6 different items. First up, Tuna and Beef Tartare. Both... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were in Grand Rapids for one day and had read reviews of the Grove. We decided to give it a shot - it was amazing. Our waiter, Nick, was so fun. The food was INCREDIBLE, and the wine superb. We tried several new dishes and were not disappointed. I would highly recommend this place for a special occasion. Great... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here based off of reviews and recommendations from some friends while on a business trip to Grand Rapids. We were quite excited as the menu looked phenomenal. On arrival, we were greeted pleasantly and seated quickly even though we were 15 minutes early for our reservation. The service was the best part of the meal.... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We just had an excellent dinner here tonight. The staff is young, friendly, and knowledgable. The ambience is a relaxed modern casual. The food is fresh, well prepared, presented, and very tasty. There are great beginning courses like the goat cheese gnudi which was nice and warm and tasty on a cool spring day. The sweet corn bisque was wonderfully... 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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