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The Grove




Name: Erin Forro

Occupation: Homemaker

Lives In: Pembroke Pines

Restaurant Pick: The Grove

Reviewed: The Grove

My husband and I went to The Grove on a Tuesday night for dinner. We easily found parking in a lot across the street from the restaurant. The Grove is located in a downtown area that was quiet but the restaurant was busy. We had reservations so we were seated immediately. We were given the option to eat inside or outside. It was a beautiful night so we chose outside. The dining patio is in front of the restaurant. There was tall thick greenery blocking the public sidewalk from the patio so it felt private. Once we were seated the waitress brought us water, garlic bread and took our drink order. She was very friendly. It took a little while for our drinks to arrive but once they did they were unique and delicious. My husband and I like to have slow and relaxed dinner date nights so the somewhat slow service might bother someone in a hurry but we didn’t mind. Once the waitress came back we ordered appetizers: Mushroom Soup and Octopus. Both were excellent! And then for dinner I ordered the Brioche Crusted Chicken! Wow! The flavors of the crusted chicken with the polenta, collards and chorizo – amazing!

The portion sizes were very good – not too big or too small. So when it was time for dessert we couldn’t resist the Nutella Donuts and Monkey Bread. They were both a little slice of sugary heaven! When it was time to pay the bill I was surprised that the bill came as a handwritten Thank You note. I was so impressed! Such a nice touch. As we were leaving the owner came over and asked us how our experience was. Another nice, personal touch. After a big meal I always enjoy going for a walk. The location of the restaurant is in a cute downtown area full of shops, salons and restaurants. My husband and I walked around for a little while after we left the restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed!

Name: Bob McClure

Occupation: Medical Recruiter

Lives In: Fort Lauderdale

Reviewed: The Grove

The Grove is an excellent eatery in downtown Delray. There was plenty of parking from Valet to “free’ garage parking close by. When we entered the restaurant, we noticed there was no bar to wait so Paul referred us to the bar next door. Max’s Harvest is next door… If we were not specifically going to Grove, I would have cancelled my reservation at Grove and eaten at Max’s. Paul called my cell phone when our table was ready and we walked backed over. He gave us an option of which table we wanted to sit and was very accommodating. Drink service was slow (and you can tell that is not their forte) but all the food came out on time and hot. One of our guests ordered the Tortellini but they had run out of it… Along with the Pork Tenderloin, and a couple of other items. The appetizer (Burrata Tomato) was delicious and we ordered 2 because it was so good. Monkey Bread- HOLY SMOKES… Delicious! Overall, a good experience and I would definitely recommend the Grove to anyone going into Delray and to anyone that loves wine, prefers a less crowded and more upscale establishment.

Name: Raisa Chang

Occupation: Make-up Artist/ Wardrobe stylist/Host

Lives In: Palm Beach Gardens

Restaurant Pick: Casa D'Angelo

Reviewed: The Grove

The Grove restaurant was amazing, the food exquisite and the atmosphere was really cozy. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. It was worth the price as well. It was small and quaint and has good lighting candle chandeliers. What stood out to me was the coziness of it all, great for a date.

Restaurant Information

Location: 187 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Parking:Atlantic Ave/ Street parking/ Valet
Phone: 561.757.0991
Restaurant Owners: Paul Jones and Michael Haycook
Executive Chef: Michael Haycook
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: Contemporary American
Signature Dishes: Octopus, Mushroom Soup, Beet salad, brioche crusted chicken, Hudson valley foie gras
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Yes- Full liquor, beer, and wine
Corkage Fee: $40 a bottle
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday –Closed 
Tuesday –6pm-10pm 
Wednesday –6pm-10pm 
Thursday –6pm-10pm 
Friday – 6pm-11pm 
Saturday – 6pm-11pm 
Sunday –Closed

Meals Served:
Prix Fix Menu: For holidays
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: No
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $65.00
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): N/A
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: Yes
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: 2 weeks

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Intimate Fine dining
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 28 seats
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: Yes
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Patio
Entertainment: Music