I think the Grove really has a lot to offer from an ambiance perspective – the dining room is absolutely beautiful. The decor is crisp, warm and modern and the feel is not stuffy at all. I think it’s a really nice spot for a date – especially if the Treehouse deck is open. I haven’t had the chance to dine “al fresco” although I’d hoped to both times – it was closed on both occasions.
The food is by no means spectacular, but it’s also pretty good. Some menu items I have tried were fresh fish ceviche (tilapia), 4oz filet, and seared ahi tuna – all sufficiently tasty, just not the best I’ve had. I also sampled a couple signature cocktails – the cucumber rose and the ginger margarita – again, both decent.
I think the prices at the Grove might be worth it with great company and beautiful weather. I would suggest to come for drinks and appetizers – nothing too heavy. Next time I return, it will be to try the Salumi outdoors.