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919 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1403 (Eastern and Cherry)
+1 616-454-1000
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, we were celebrating my husband's birthday and all 6 of us enjoyed our food selections. I must insist you try the butterscotch pudding, you will be thinking about long after dinner is over. I was a tad dismayed that since most of the food is locally sourced that they did not include a selection of Michigan... More 

Thank Rebecca P
Owosso, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A late Sunday evening stop proved to be the best surprise! My husband and I shared both our appetizers and entrées with one another. It would be impossible to say which one was better - everything we had was superb. The menu changes daily as they are farm to table. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly (Danny) and provided excellent... More 

1 Thank Linda R
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grove is a unique and gastronomic place. Every dish is crafted to create a special taste. We love this place!

Thank gaparchitect
Saint Louis, Missouri
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122 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an all too brief visit with the amazing beer scene in Grand Rapids I needed some sustenance. Knowing nothing I went to trip advisor and thought the Grove sounded good. A home run, from my perspective. Maybe a little pricey but the food and service was excellent. I chose the 3 course meal starting with cauliflower soup. My entree... More 

1 Thank Tom L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very disappointed. Please take the quail selection off the menu. All you are offering is two quail legs hidden is some salad greens. I had a better salad with much more meat at SaladWorks for twenty dollars less.

Thank Mark D
Grand Rapids, MI
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I reserved a table for our anniversary, and we received complementary champagne. Our server was wonderful, as was my wife's prime rib entree. I tried the peanut butter and jelly and duck condit appetizer, which was quite appetizing, but also was awfully rich--it probably should come with a coupon for a cardiology consult. I opted for the fried quail, and... More 

Thank elevatorguy
Bartlett, Tennessee
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I want to start by saying I am becoming a foodie and I am comparing this restaurant to my experience at other restaurants comparable in price. The food was mainly good and I could eat it again but for the price I won't be back as I would rather go elsewhere to pay that much and get more of the... More 

Thank Rebecca R
Grand Rapids
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Four of us dined at Grove. Through a local non-profit, we had won a gift certificate for a set menu dinner with wines at Grove. Grove had made a generous donation to a local environmental organization and donated the dining experience. Everything was handled very competently and professionally. We are very familiar with the Essence group and their restaurants. We... More 

Thank Lance C
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280 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal here this evening. The hush puppies were excellent. The pierogi had plenty of fresh veggies to accompany it and the main dishes of pork belly were also great. We ate outside which was nice in the beautiful fall weather. Service was excellent! Drinks were good!

Thank Tonypose
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Usually in the Grand Rapids dining market, you don't find Restaurants willing to take a chance. This one does......with AMAZING results. They can take a traditional item and transform it into a unique and tasty variant that hasn't been tried before. Their wine list is equally interesting with offerings that I frankly have never heard of but have enjoyed immensely.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 919 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1403
    (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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?