we went to The Grove for anniversary dinner last night and I have to say I thought it was great. Only two complaints I would make is that almost every dish would have benefited from a flake of maldon or two and that the place was unfortunately warm. The food is really pretty and you may notice that the menu lists ingredients, but not flavors or spicing so the menu reads less exciting than what is put in front of you, in my opinion.
they brought us fries with an indian-flavor ketchup (big beefy fries, crispy on the outside, lovely on the inside!) and a cold indian-flavor soup as amuses (hugest amuses EVER)
Mushrooms, poached egg, and snails on toast 7
“ Quo Vadis “ eel sandwich 8
loved both these dishes, I would say the best use of snails that i've had.
Tomato, melon, radish, buttermilk 9
Corn soup, potted shrimp, Summer savory 9
Beef, celery, samphire, horseradish 16
the tomato and melon I didn't care for. just too mushy, good flavor but no texture variation- the corn soup was so good and ended up feeling a bit like a grilled cheese (in the best way) when you got the toasts in the bottom with the soup. The beef was tartare and it was so good...SO GOOD! Not traditional but I thought it was terrific and so did my husband.
Whitefish, fava, smoked tomato, mustard 17
Pork, shrimp, peas, radish 19
the pork was SO good- the whitefish was excellenty oo-
the service was flawless! highly recommend and will go again!