This is by far one of my favorite places to eat! It is not unusual to walk into a packed house on a workday afternoon. The store has an orange and white roof, which should help you find it. If I thought my heart could handle it,I would eat here daily! It is the perfect combination of melty cheese, piping hot meat, and golden grilled onions! Or you can go for authentic and get a Philly with cheese-wiz. The bread they use is specially ordered and shipped to them. It has a nice crust on the outside and is soft and delicious on the inside! Their fries are always hot and perfect! They have a light batter on the outside and just look great, and are perfectly seasoned. They have chicken sandwiches and burgers too, but the owner says that 90% of their sales are a form of their FAMOUS Philly! Free refills on the fountain drink machine! Always a good thing! Price point is about $10-$11 to make your taste buds smile. It is totally worth in every now and then (or weekly if you are like me and love a good Philly Cheesesteak. I consider myself to be a bit of a Philly connoisseur, and this place has the BEST I HAVE EVER EATEN!
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.
We literally just left the restaurant and had to write a review immediately. It was fantastic! Without a doubt the best Churrascaria in Houston. From the minute you walk in the door it is as if you are royalty and the waitstaff's sole job is to make certain that you have the absolute best dining experience possible. They do not disappoint. Of course that is just the service, how is the food? In a word Magnificent! The meat, of all varieties, is incredibly flavorful, tender and delightfully decadent. The endless waves of meat coming forth from the incredibly attentive waitstaff would have made this as wonderful a dining experience as possible, but then the dessert bar... Everything is brought to you from salad, to side dishes, to entrees, but the dessert bar has an entire area all of its own. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion, it is not only the best Churrascaria in Houston but also the least expensive. Not only do you get marvelous service, fantastic food but also a fantastic atmosphere. If you are in the area, and by area .... I would drive fifty miles for a meal here... do not miss it.