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Grove Restaurant

919 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
+1 616-454-1000
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Ranked #1 of 789 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

They have been doing the farm to table thing since they opened a couple of years ago. Such very interesting food and easy to accommodate a gluten free meal. Desserts are fabulous as well. They do things like 'pork two ways' where you can get two different and compatible preparations of pork. And vegetables are really excellent and prepared in... More

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Peachtree City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely energy. Beautiful food. Our server, Erin, knows the menu, how to connect with customers, and is conversant. The food is work of art and flavors abound. A beautiful experience. My company had much to do with the delightful experience, yet The Grove managed to make the night almost perfect:-) Apple/ beet salad = yum Shrimp and grits =A Mushroom... More

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Livonia, MI
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I were in Grand Rapids for a weekend get-away trip in August 2014. By chance it also was Restaurant Week where 3 course dinners are discounted. We made reservations and the farm-to-table experience seemed to be what we were looking for with fresh local ingredients. Menus were on a tablet and gave a good description and picture... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The title of this review was taken straight off my receipt and perfectly sums up our experience. I was looking for a place to celebrate my BF's birthday during a Labor Day weekend visit. Besides being ranked #1 on TA in Grand Rapids, I've also seen this restaurant ranked #1 in Michigan. I made my reservation using Open Table and... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Grove has a small intimate setting which is wonderful for a romantic dinner. The menu changes with the local produce available and every time we have splurged and dined here it is difficult to select a entrees because they all sound so interesting and delicious.

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Portage, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner for 18th anniversary at Grove. I made reservations through Open Table and noted that we were celebrating our anniversary. When we arrived, they brought a hand written anniversary card and brought us a glass of champagne while we looked at the menu. We did the three flight meal and each of us enjoyed each course.... More

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Ada, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I avoided Grove like the plague since its opening a few years ago. Informed friends said it was big money for small portions of ordinary cuisine. If Grove's Restaurant Week menu was any example, they were so, so, wrong! Sides and mains were innovative and portions decent sized though not gargantuan, as has come to be expected from sister restaurants... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lest we east-and-west-coasters think we somehow are dominating the popular, and rapidly more pervasive, trend of real farm-raised, hand-tended, much-loved-ingredient dishes being served across the country, put the brakes on and stop for a splendid meal at Grove. Take a moment before entering to meander charming brick-cobbbled Cherry St and it's art and restaurant scene. Where am I? Yes, Grand... More

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Rockford, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you are looking for a place where you can find something really good, but not the usual GR fare, this is the place to go. The food has lots of unique flavor, the presentations are great and the service is excellent! Try the quail appetizer and the smelt - both are great! The jumbelaya was fantastic! Lots of flavor.... More

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Byron Center, MI
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited for the first time and thought the food and selection was great. We ordered the "Taste of Grove" which is 3 choices; one from the first, second and third course. The Jambalaya and Peanut Braised Beef were both good but the Braised Pork Belly Taco was the best I have had anywhere. Even my wife who doesn't like... More

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