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The Grove

Café, American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Civic Center, San Francisco
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  • Lily H.
    "Fresh squeezed orange juice and lavender lemonade were delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Ethan M.
    "Chicken pot pie is great, crust is amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Sarah H.
    "Wi-fi, delicious mac n cheese, and a fireplace."(3 Tips)
    Joel C.
    "Breakfast burrito, mocha chai and fruit pies are totally legit."(5 Tips)
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  • Euni
    EuniAugust 21
    Medium sized yummy plates. Great vibe and breakfast all day!! applewood smoked bacon a must
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Adam R.
    Adam RogalJuly 22
    Friendliest restaurant around
  • Roxy A.
    Roxy AMay 22
    My favorite breakfast or lunch spot in Hayes Valley. Service is friendly and prompt and there is something delicious on the menu for everyone. I like the guacamole chop salad and the Mexican scramble.
  • Samantha H.
    I definitely recommend the Brooklyn Chocolate Cake. It's super rich and large enough for two.
  • Manu W.
    Manu WallnerMarch 12
    Been here 10+ times
    Their pies are great and I love their sandwiches. Staff is really nice, and you get free refills on almost everything even though it's not advertised.
  • Julia S.
    Julia SFebruary 11
    Cozy spot, if you're ever in need of some 10pm coffee.
  • Justin P.
    Justin PakJanuary 7
    Breakfast tacos have juicy strips of steak and impossibly good pico de gallo. Rosemary hash browns are a must. Sub any other side for them.
  • Vicky B.
    Vicky BrackinNovember 15, 2016
    The egg and avocado on toast was the best one I've ever had.. and there's a lot of avocado on toasts out there!
  • Oleg G.
    Oleg GodovykhNovember 15, 2016
    Better to avoid if your dental insurance isn't perfect. I was lucky enough not to break my teeth eating cherry pie with cherry pits inside. And all reaction I've got is "Oh, it would be very bad".
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ ONovember 14, 2016
    I recommend the Slow Cooked Chicken thighs with lemon and olives. It's a sizeable portion of succulent protein!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinNovember 5, 2016
    Great place for a quick meal before the symphony or opera. Good wine and beer selections.
  • Nishanth C.
    Nishanth ChandranOctober 31, 2016
    Get the Veggie breakfast sandwich. It was so fresh, warm and the eggs were melt in your mouth juicy. Yum!
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya RichardAugust 8, 2016
    The Breakfast Special
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofJune 20, 2016
    They've got lots of space, so it's a good place to sit calmly with some food, coffee, or a drink.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinMarch 16, 2016
    Lots of variety. Great spot for a quick bite before the symphony or opera.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsMarch 1, 2016
    I don't think the sangria had alcohol in it
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MitroffFebruary 14, 2016
    Nice ambiance, but the food is average and the service isn't great.
  • Lily H.
    Lily HarrisJanuary 24, 2016
    Great hang out spot with great food! Fresh squeezed orange juice and lavender lemonade were delicious!
  • Manuel V.
    Manuel VillaseñorNovember 3, 2015
    Lovely place to drink eith friends or to have a date!
  • Danilo R.
    Danilo RNovember 2, 2015
    Best hot Apple Cider in town
  • Silvia
    SilviaOctober 25, 2015
    The Pumpkins pie it's delicious !!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DancygierSeptember 6, 2015
    Eggs Benedict with Lox was good second go around. First time was overcooked. They gladly redid the order to perfection.
  • Eishah I.
    Eishah Imaad SaleemAugust 18, 2015
    Freshly squeezed orange juice is refreshing, french toast and seasonal vegetable omlette is amazing with a side order of black beans
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EntwistleJuly 19, 2015
    Avocado toast, breakfast sandwich. I wish they would ring back the baked Moroccan eggs! It's a bit pricey but always good food.
  • Wylie F.
    Wylie FisherJuly 10, 2015
    For only okay food the bill was amazingly high.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BenincasaJune 13, 2015
    Breakfast sandwich is delicious, ice cream sandwiches also delicious.
  • Bohdan H.
    Bohdan HnatkovskyyJune 8, 2015
    Perfect authentic place to have a breakfast. Benedict eggs and breakfast sandwich are awesome.
  • nils j.
    nils jansonApril 19, 2015
    Get your hash browns extra crispy. They don't cook them enough otherwise.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HoltMarch 24, 2015
    The Cubano is great, and their lemonades are fresh and delicious! Excellent staff and vibe here.
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RoseFebruary 23, 2015
    I love this place. I could have one of their vegetarian breakfast burritos and a mimosa any day.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WuFebruary 22, 2015
    Perfect hash browns, and cool interior. The staff here are so attentive and sweet.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WhelchelJanuary 14, 2015
    The vegetarian chile is fantastic. The small hint of Chipotle and such ridiculously well prepared peppers in the base make this a killer choice. We try to emulate this at home, but no imposter serves!
  • More
    MoreJanuary 7, 2015
    Do yourself a favor and order a tomato basil soup
  • Arlynne C.
    Arlynne CakesDecember 14, 2014
    Never a bad experience, but a pretty regular breakfast place, maybe even overpriced, but I think I'm addicted to their tomato basil soup. Staff is super duper friendly.
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyDecember 8, 2014
    Wifi here sucks
  • Dom
    DomNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a solid bet. Long lines at meal times but they move people through and have plenty of seating.
  • Steven M.
    Steven McClellandAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast with the kids
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MetildiAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My absolute favorite in San Francisco. So many good choices but the eggs florentine is one of my faves!
  • Annie O.
    Annie Ochoa BenitezAugust 17, 2014
    Breakfast all day! Fast service. Casual. Love the scrambles
  • Adam S.
    Adam SampsonAugust 14, 2014
    They Updated the Menu (July 2014)
  • Ron N.
    Ron NieberdingAugust 13, 2014
    Nice, warm earthy feel. Comfortable, quiet enough for a conversation
  • Matt R.
    Matt RichardsonAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There's so much to choose from here, but the Chicken Enchiladas are my favorite. They make a fantastic affogato too.
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusAugust 8, 2014
    The food is expensive for what it is. I'm not a big fan of any of the Grove locations. Also-missed opportunity, Grove St. is one block away. They could have been The Grove on Grove Street.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PlutzerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast burrito is great
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarnerAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite pricey, but the food is delicious. I often find myself with rose tinted glasses spending $10 on a bagel breakfast sandwich. Mac n cheese is delicious.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LeeJuly 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the French toast yo...and don't forget to add the caramelized bananas!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgJune 13, 2014
    They serve breakfast all day.
  • Monyrath T.
    Monyrath TithMay 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    You'll be sorry you ordered an espresso from this place. Takes FOREVER.
  • Jorgio C.
    Jorgio CastroApril 28, 2014
    OJ - Pricey, but so fresh.
  • Shamone J.
    Shamone JeffersonFebruary 21, 2014
    Breakfast all day. $1 refill on coffee. Service is great! Food is fresh!
  • Nasreen M.
    Nasreen MuradFebruary 7, 2014
    Great service and crepes!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistFebruary 3, 2014
    Order Raul's Bagel with your choice of bagel, scrambled eggs, Fontina cheese, and thick-sliced bacon (pro tip: add tomato). Since they serve breakfast all day, you can even get it after work. Read more
  • Nasreen M.
    Nasreen MuradFebruary 3, 2014
    Delicious crepes and great staff!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No wifi anymore. Dislike
  • Samaher
    SamaherJanuary 11, 2014
    Try the Mac and cheese
  • Matt S.
    Matt SainJanuary 11, 2014
    Decent coffee and a damn good cheese steak sandwich!
  • c0uP
    c0uPDecember 28, 2013
    The Breakfast Burrito (massive) and quesadilla are both great.
  • Deepak S.
    Deepak ShrivastavaNovember 28, 2013
    Super casual atmosphere with pseudo-funky seating. Food was decent and ambiance even more casual. Grey for some coffee / tea or a light snack.
  • Marissa B.
    Marissa BruceOctober 25, 2013
    Try the huevos rancheros!
  • Rip E.
    Rip EmpsonOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Grove is probably the most egregious example of restaurants in SF making you overpay for the worst effing food out there. Everything besides the cookies, oatmeal and huevos here sucks.
  • Serottared
    SerottaredSeptember 24, 2013
    As noted, no Wifi.
  • Keith F.
    Keith FlippinSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like crusty bread, you might like their sandwiches better than I did. I'm not a crust-cutter, but this was excessive IMHO.
  • Katelyn B.
    Katelyn ButtaroAugust 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    the berkeley bagel is good, and i usually ask for it on toasted sourdough.
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.August 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Moracan veggies and couscous is a light dish not too heavy. A bit pricy at 11.00 it should be half that price.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarqueZAugust 10, 2013
    Watermelonade. Get it. You won't be disappointed.
  • Pete M.
    Pete MerrimanJuly 14, 2013
    $5 for a latte ?!? Come on
  • Ashtyn B.
    Ashtyn BellJuly 12, 2013
    Oh yea, the Spiced Chai is top notch. They use a fair amount of cloves. It's good.
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaJuly 12, 2013
    Best of all The Groves. Big space, and open windows for weekend brunching!
  • Ron C.
    Ron CohenJuly 9, 2013
    Chinese chicken salad was delicious.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LautnerJuly 2, 2013
    Great steak dinner with mashed potatoes. Lots of fresh food. We always go there before we go to opera.
  • John
    JohnMay 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to just chat and relax with a friend. Beer and pecan pie is my typical.
  • Richard T.
    Richard TitusMay 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I secretly love their Nachos - but usually I get the Apple chicken salad -
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasApril 15, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Really great chai. I'd definitely recommend coming here just for it.
  • Colin H.
    Colin HuberApril 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always great food, kinda pricy, REALLY cute, tall waitress...def will be coming back for her
  • Kara S.
    Kara SmithApril 12, 2013
    Get a table by the fireplace for a cozy date !
  • Jackie A.
    Jackie ArseneauApril 9, 2013
    Conveniently right by the Davies Symphony Hall. Very friendly service. I was not so hungry so settled for a smoothie which was tasty. Menu looked great so I would like to come back to eat.
  • Arlynn A.
    Arlynn AMarch 3, 2013
    French toast!
  • @Roem
    @RoemMarch 1, 2013
    As convenient a location as this place is for a quick meeting or brunch in my hood, the prices are a bit steep compared to similar spots in the city. Food execution is inconsistent, but not bad.
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰February 23, 2013
    Clean bathrooms! Decent food, inflated price
  • Di W.
    Di WuFebruary 19, 2013
    Amazing (spicy) masala chai
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionFebruary 4, 2013
    Nice vibe to enjoy with friends or alone. Delicious watermelon lemonade in the summer and highly recommend the breakfast dishes/eggs. Love the pear and gorgonzola sandwich.
  • Rupert H.
    Rupert HarwoodFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Breakfast Special is very simple yet tasty. Eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast. Can't go wrong with that on a Sunday morning.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    New chai mix for sure. It's like a cardamom BOMB. Nice!
  • Henriette
    HenrietteJanuary 23, 2013
    No more wifi :(
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    As of 1/1/13, no more wifi, free or otherwise! Head to Arlequin or Sage for that now.
  • David Allen I.
    David Allen IbsenJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Nice employees, but soulless management. They have no concept of what their customers want, or care if they do. This is my last check in, and visit. Get a clue, GROVE.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KelleyDecember 13, 2012
    If you have never been here I definitely recommend getting Dave's way. Also there pies are delicious if you have a little room left.
  • Ori S.
    Ori ShadmonDecember 2, 2012
    An excellent light meal after a concert
  • Haleigh T.
    Haleigh TutrowNovember 25, 2012
    The Grilled Cheese with Avocado and a bowl of Tomato Soup makes a fantastic meal when the weather's a bit cool!
  • Cathy B.
    Cathy BrooksNovember 21, 2012
    Staff is super nice, atmosphere is lovely but if you're here to work being your own Wi-Fi. Theirs sucks and they're stingy about how much time they give you.
  • Jay G.
    Jay GNovember 18, 2012
    Add Harissa's spicy mayo to everything
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CamachoOctober 9, 2012
    Apple chicken salad!!!!! Yuuummmm
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChangOctober 7, 2012
    Stingy with the wifi
  • Dena G.
    Dena GoldbergSeptember 26, 2012
    The lavender lemonade is AMAZING!
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.September 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Vine BLT yummy great with Lavender Lemonade
  • Stephen V.
    Stephen ValentaSeptember 4, 2012
    The Tomato Basil soup is tasty. Nice consistency too.
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasAugust 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    BLT and turkey club are must haves. Grilled cheese sandwich is a skip.
  • April
    AprilAugust 16, 2012
    Independent, family-owned/ operated groovy eatery. Fresh ingredients, made from scratch cooking. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Nothing is bought pre-made. Would come here all the time if I lived here.
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MartinJuly 22, 2012
    Chicken pot pie is great, crust is amazing!
  • Spencer W.
    Spencer WysingerJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The seared flank steak. Need I say more?
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beet salad is to die for. Pot pie too.
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