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The Grove

1611 Lamar St. (Crawford St.) Send to Phone
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Dine among the splendor of Houston’s Discovery Green.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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The Grove Restaurant Review

: This hip venture from the Schiller Del Grande folks (of RDG + Bar Annie fame) is nestled amid the tree- and sculpture-filled Discovery Green park in downtown Houston. The 10,000-square-foot space of wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the park is cool and elegant while the rooftop Treehouse is a bustling place for the in-crowd to drink before heading to a nearby Rockets game. The Grove is also park-friendly, utilizing its own garden-grown herbs and tomatoes and using eco-friendly to-go containers. The menu, designed by chef Robert Del Grande, draws from local farmers to whip up the Dustin’s Farm deviled yard eggs, a good appetizer before sinking your teeth into the charcoal-grilled skirt steak with fresh jalapeños and a smear of tomatillo sauce, plated with a mound of cheese fries smothered in real Texas chili with hunks of beef. Eclectic cocktails and an extensive wine list plus a dessert menu that includes a poached pear and almond tart add to the experience.

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Bringing the Green Spaces Inside for Dining
by AlainHarvey on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:50 am
 
I am in agreement with other reviewers on several recurring issues including the service which can be slow, and the high prices for small portions of food prepared competently yet without real inspiration. The menu itself is also somewhat limited in choices, particulalry for dinner.

Executive Chef Ryan Pera is the inspiration behind the kitchen of The Grove. One of the best times to visit the restaurant is during its famed Sunday Brunch. It is when the natural lighting is at its best and is perfect for a front seat to the weekend festivities downtown. The restaurant offers a variety of creative spirits that set the mood for an urban relaxed lunch. One of the only places in Houston to offer a Clear Spicy Bloody Mary, The Grove has recently added a Banana Margarita to its drink list, which includes herradura silver tequila and coconut crunch, accentuating a fruity kick to brunch.

A word of advice –be sure to use the restaurant’s convenient and fast valet parking services when downtown is busy. Parking in and around the park can often be hard, if not impossible, to find, depending on the festivities going on at the time.
 
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