About The Grove

1611 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010
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The Grove is located in Houston’s Discovery Green Park and features modern Texas cuisine.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Crawford St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 337-7321

Website:
http://www.thegrovehouston.com/

Catering:
Green Room: Accomodates up to 30 people
Primavera Room : Accomodates up to 100 people
Vista Room: Accomodate up to 110 people
Treehouse: Open air space that accomodates up to 120 people.

Parking Details:
There is a two story parking underground garage at the park and also street parking available in addition to the valet service.

Executive Chef:
Robert Del Grande

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wine, Wine Bar

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Private Dining

The Grove is centrally located in the heart of downtown Houston at Discovery Green Park. We feature 3 private rooms accomodating between 30 and 120 people. Our outdoor Tree House deck can host up to 150 people for a cocktail reception. A full restaurant buy out can accommodate up to 600 people.

The Grove Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Grove

Dined on April 25, 2016

After waiting 20 minutes for the server to show up, we ordered our food and wine at the same time. Our food came a good 10 minutes before the wine. My daughter ordered a salad and I ordered quesadillas. They split each one and we never said we we were going to split them. We ordered another glass of wine and again it took a good 20 minutes to get our wine. The server was not regretful, never said why it took so long to get the wine. I walked up to the bar and the bar was not full. The food really was not at all good. I felt like it had come from Sysco. This is my fourth time at The Grove and will not go back

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place

Dined on April 25, 2016

We went there before our concert at the Toyota Center. It was a great location, lively atmosphere, attentive service, and really good food. We loved it!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
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Special Occasion

Dined on April 24, 2016

Every time we come we enjoy our time. The service is always impeccable and the food is as well. I love how they know the menu and wine list well, yet do not bother you while you are eating. Great place to go for a great meal and romantic time.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
food1
ambience4
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Great atmosphere, but the food is medioc ...

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

Great atmosphere, but the food is mediocre at best. Salmon was overcooked after asking for med-rare. BBQ chicken was forgetful. Recommend going for drinks and apps, but pass on dinner. There are far better places to go around town for food. Also, be sure to check your bill before you pay. We had 3 corrections on ours for wrong amounts being charged.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

We arrived early for our reservation and ...

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Thank you.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Food was great-service was ok

Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was great-service was ok

food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Upscale, nice place

Dined on April 9, 2016

Good service, good food, and a nice variety in the menu. From hamburgers to fish of the day in parchment. Terrific guacamole served in a roasted poblano pepper. Good wine list, good beer, interesting cocktails: I liked the New Fashioned with dark sweet cherries and citrus.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Weekday Lunch Spot in the Heart of Houston

Dined on March 29, 2016

We appreciate the consistently good food and service at the Grove for weekday lunch meetings. The room is typically quiet enough to have conversations and the service is non-intrusive.

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

First Visit Meh

Dined on March 27, 2016

Was disappointed. This was my first visit and it was Easter brunch. Menu was nothing extraordinary, service was scarce. There are better brunches around the city. But I'll go back and give dinner a try because I've heard so many good reviews and the location and decor provided a nice ambiance.

food4
ambience5
service3
value2

Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Not my first visit here, and it will not be my last. I was a little surprised at the offering - you selected among several entree's and the salads and desserts were buffet style. Which was OK. Staff was a bit overwhelmed by the crowd - and therefore forgetful . Never saw any salt and pepper. One recommendation for the salad bar - put the dressings at the END of the line. People kept coming back and breaking into line to get the dressing which was at the front. Back-asswards.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service1
value3

Excellent food, horrible service

Dined on March 25, 2016

The food is amazing and the view is wonderful. However the service was horrible. Took forever to get a menu, and then they didn't bring the right menu. The waiter disappeared constantly. They were not busy, it was just poor service. Until mgmt takes care of their service issue, the good food isn't worth the money for non existent service.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4

Good flavors. Enjoyed the meal.

vip
Dined on March 24, 2016

Good flavors. Enjoyed the meal.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice waitstaff

Dined on March 23, 2016

Small menu, good food, great waitstaff. Food comes out quickly and even able to customize orders with no drama. The hostesses are always a little rude no matter when I go for whatever reason. However, the waitstaff is great.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

great view - very good food

Dined on March 22, 2016

great views of the park with floor to celling windows. Nice for dates and biz too. well stocked bar as well.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Almost didn't go

Dined on March 18, 2016

Almost didn't go because of my son's attire, shorts and tshirt but decided to go anyhow due to knowing the area, park and different events at the GRB. They were kid friendly and attire varies depending on reason customer was in the area, business meetings, volleyball at the GRB, etc. We got the deviled eggs, and cheese tray for appetizers. Both were great! My son got the cheese burger, it was good. My wife and I split the soup and salad and grouper in parchment paper. Probably the best fish I've ever had!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Sales Guy

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Way too loud for meeting new customers. Service was slow and parking was a nightmare. Customer was upset because they could not park. Everyone was concerned about getting to the theater on time. My wife's dinner was overcooked. The Grove is a beautiful location and is reasonably priced. We thought it would be a good pre - theater choice, but it was a mistake.

Tags: special occasion
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

Entertaining an out of town guest.

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

I had an out of town guest from NYC that I invited to dine with me. I selected the Grove because of it's location, and because I have been there before and always had a good experience. The service was poor, and slow. The waiter had very little knowledge of the wine list, and also did not help us make choices when we ordered the cheese tray. The cheese tray arrived with only two small portions of cheese, the onions were piled up against the cheese and there were only three very small slivers of apple to go with the cheese. It was quite unappealing. We sent it back. We pointed out the problem and the waiter made no attempt to make it better. I ordered a beet salad that had so much vinegar on it I couldn't eat it and my friend's vegetable entree was bland and poorly presented. We sent it all back. The waiter made no attempt to try and make anything better for us. I will never go back. It was very embarrassing for me to bring someone who knows about food, from NYC and have a disaster for dinner. There was clearly no one in charge that night. The kitchen had no head chef on duty and a restaurant manager never came to talk us about all of the problems.

food4
ambience5
service3
value4

Food was fantastic

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Had a daddy-daughters date night here. Food was fantastic. Started with some appetizers - gaucamole (good), beet salad (good), bread (good). Portions were a lot larger than I had thought, could have easily shared those three appetizers with 4 adults. I had a rib-eye, girls had pan-seared salmon. Steak was cooked correctly. Salmon was cooked correctly (medium). Food came out surprisingly quick. Not sure if this is a normal occurrence, or if it was because I had two children with me. I wasn't complaining though. My cocktail take on a collins was good, wine selection was nice and diverse, and it was nice to have a port for dessert. I had the chocolate torte for dessert, it was ok. Service was best described as prompt but short. I wouldn't describe my server friendly, but he did do his job and he did it quick.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

One of my favorite in Houston Difficult ...

Dined on March 7, 2016

One of my favorite in Houston Difficult to find a better view in Houston One of the view not on a parking lot. Great food and cocktail. Stay the Avocado starter !!

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Service Service Service

Dined on March 4, 2016

The food was excellent but it was the service that raised my opinion of this restaurant. Our server was witty attentive and 'there' the minute we had a need. He informed us about the local food in a very entertaining was and it made our experience more pleasurable. The Sides were some of the tastiest vegetables I have ever eaten, especially those brusselsprouts!!! Who knew!!! I had the sea bass special cooked in parchment - melt in your mouth delicious. Another colleague is vegetarian, and there was a great selection for him to choose from too. A great find this restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food3
ambience4
service3

The food was alright. The service was no ...

Dined on March 1, 2016

The food was alright. The service was not attentive enough, but the location and view is great.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent service

Dined on February 24, 2016

I had lunch here on 2/24 with a group. We were attending an event at GR Brown and the event ran late at lunch time so we would not make our scheduled reservation. We called and The Grove switched our time but the event shortened a session so we had an hour for lunch that began prior to our new reservation time. VERY Confusing! In spite of that the Maitre D was super helpful and patient in getting us all seated and done. The waiter at my table was excellent. He was quick and efficient. Excellent food too. Highly recommend The Grove.

Tags: great for lunch
food3
ambience5
service2
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Reservation

Dined on February 21, 2016

When we got to The Grove they could not find my reservation.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Great food

vip
Dined on February 19, 2016

The food was excellent. Wait staff was excellent, bartender was slow prior to seating. Noise level off the charts -way too loud.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Not your ordinary eatery!

Dined on February 19, 2016

Wow, this place did impress! Incredible view of the park and artistic installations best viewed at night that are sure to please! Menu options require some explanations, but the serving staff is well versed and are glad to help. Servings are hearty and heart healthy for all types - from vegan to carnivorous, this menu will please every pallet. My advise - if you see something you might like but just aren't sure, take the chance! Creative presentations with color, flavor and texture really combine for and extraordinary experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner to Remember

Dined on February 17, 2016

As soon as you walk into the restaurant the layout and décor of the room is amazing. They provide such a romantic setting that it is always great to go on a date with your loved one. The waiter then had a great attitude, knew what he was talking about, and helped us make the best choices when it came to the wine and food. To the most important part of the night: the food. The food was amazing! Presentation was great and the food was amazing. I would definitely be coming back!

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

I took visitors to The grove because of ...

Dined on February 16, 2016

I took visitors to The grove because of the energetic Bar and great cocktails as well as the wonderful dining experience. While the Dining did not disappoint, I was not happy with the bar service. On a "dead" night my guest had to go to the bar for us to get our drinks. Twice. And we had to beg for some munchies citing past experiences at the Bar. Shame on The Grove!

Tags: fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

not impressed

Dined on February 15, 2016

my husband and i felt the set menu was not all impressive. lack in flavor, overcooked smoked ribs (almost charrred). for the price we had better food elsewhere during restaurant week. Dessert petit fours were good though.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The Guacamole is Lime-tastic!

Dined on February 14, 2016

The Guacamole is Lime-tastic!

food2
ambience4
service1
value2

not up to expectations

Dined on February 14, 2016

The service was not very good. The order came out wrong and we were charged for things we did not order. Drink orders took forever and were not right when it finally showed up. The manager was fair and understanding and apologetic as well. The menu published for brunch was not even offered so we had to order off the regular menu. Overall, it was not a good experience for Valentine's Day.

Tags: scenic view
food3
ambience5
service3
value3

Great setting, good food, ok service.

Dined on February 14, 2016

We arrived early and were able to be seated early. Our group of four was pretty happy with the prix fixe menu choices. The grilled redfish was great, as were the oysters. The pork riblets were really dried out and the petit fours dessert plate was so so. Our waiter was pleasant, but seemed to forget about us. We had to get someone to find our waiter to order coffee.

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Valentines Day

Dined on February 13, 2016

Made a reservation and we were seated immediately. Great service and good food. It was a set VD menu and I had the oysters and snapper. My meal was great, and my wife said she loved her redfish. I'd recommend the Grove to anyone.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

OUTSTANDING

Dined on February 13, 2016

I was absolutely astounded by this restaurant. The food was incredible, the server was very attentive and extremely helpful, the cook agreed to tailor the meal per requests, the atmosphere was romantic and calm, the view was incredible and overall an amazing experience. We arrived exactly at our reservation time and not a moment sooner and were immediately sat and pampered. We both thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service2
value4

This was my 3rd visit to The Grove and a ...

Dined on February 7, 2016

This was my 3rd visit to The Grove and all three times the service was really slow...

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service4

A bit more expensive than I was expectin ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

A bit more expensive than I was expecting and the service was a little slow but all in all good

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent location for a business dinner

vip
Dined on February 5, 2016

Excellent location, meal, wait staff. I will definitely return. Thank you to everyone who made this a successful business dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent for our business lunch meeting

Dined on February 1, 2016

We visited from out of town and wanted to take a client to a restaurant that was impressive but not over the top and high priced. Delicious food. We were all very pleased.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Construction on the area makes it hard t ...

vip
Dined on February 1, 2016

Construction on the area makes it hard to get to. Valet parking at $8 + tip is an unwelcome surprise for out of town guests. Food and service were first rate. Generous portions but pricey.

food3
ambience4
service4

Mediocre food that was way overpriced.

vip
Dined on January 31, 2016

Mediocre food that was way overpriced.

food5
ambience3
service5
value3

Great Resturant to finish the deal

Dined on January 31, 2016

The food and service were amazing! Somehow the candles kept going out. The scenery was great, however the balcony was only available for partys.

Tags: scenic view

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