Toronto , Ontario M6J 1X5
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Reader Reviews of The Grove
Grove dinner by Big D from TO on 2014-01-13
"I'll start by saying, upon going to, I was exciting about the hype and upon exit I was disappointed. Quaint but noisy.
We opted for the 4 items ( $50), 3 savory and 1 dessert. We tried to pick different dishes. All items were presented very nicely on individual plates and served in sequence. All unique flavours and tastes. However after 1.5 hrs, the golf ball size portions forced me to opt for the next level of 7 ($70). Another 2 Savory and 2 dessert. Tried a second beef dish. Including a couple of nice craft beers, the bill exceeded $150?? The Grove may have its place in the guide, but value is suspect at that cost?"
- Big D
RIP-OFF by ES from Toronto on 2013-11-28
"One bite portions, tough lamb and wines marked up 300%. Don't even think about going as it's a total rip-off. Would not be surprised if they do out of business soon."
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Had high expectations by AKW from Toronto on 2013-02-25
"I had high expectations for this restaurant based on the reviews and my love for anything English. I was sadly disappointed. Firstly, our table was something you'd find in your backyard in the summer - it connected in the middle and kept pulling apart so that there was this gaping space in middle and since there were 4 of us at the table, I kept having to pull it back together. Secondly, the service was some of the worst of seen for this calibre restaurant - unfriendly and completely unaccomodating. I cannot eat cow's milk - butter and goat cheese is fine. Amazing restaurants like George do whatever they can to accomodate but The Grove simply stated that it was in most dishes and that there was nothing that they could do. We even ordered the Tasting Menu - the chef has complete flexibility there - and still, I had to have dairy in everything. The server was unfriendly and didn't even try hard. She kept flipping her hair - something I expect at a fast food restaurant, not here. Perhaps I sound harsh but this was so disappointing and although not that expensive, it was not worth the money. I was still hungry afterwards! Very disappointed."