Hard Grove

4.2
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37 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Hard Grove is located in Jersey City, New Jersey, and serves as a restaurant and bar offering Cuban and Latin classic dishes in a casual atmosphere. Hard Grove offers take-out and catering.

Special Offers

1/2 Price Margaritas

Enjoy one of our house - classic mojitos!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 December 2018

Ends: 10 December 2117

Availability: Tue 16:00-23:30

Happy Hour @ The Hardgrove

$5 Sangria ( Red and White)
$5 Well Drinks
$6 House Wines and Margaritas
$6 Draft Beer and Well Shots

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 December 2018

Ends: 10 December 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 16:00-20:00

What 37 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We came to this restaurant because of some of the reviews I read, but the service was unbelievably slow (took at least 20 minutes to get our first and only drinks) and 50 mins to receive an appetizer. Then the dinner finally came which made us late to our event. The food was okay and is why I'm not sure I would recommend this place. But I will say the outside dining setting was nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very busy and energetic.

SR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Got the ropa vieja and lemon chicken and both were delicious. The vanilla flan was also very good for dessert. Would definitely go back.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We tried this restaurant for the first time for its Hudson Restaurant Week menu. It was a four course menu and we were absolutely stuffed. The margaritas were a nice size and delicious. Loved everything and the service was exceptional. Definitely made it to one of our go to restaurants in JC.

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great. A very lively place.

h
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful find. Great food great service. This will be a go to

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

REALLY slow service. Took an hour to get waters. Mixed up half our orders. Servers were inattentive. Food was good tho!

MK
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Our server was possibly new or just plain terrible. This ruined what would have been a 5 star review. We spent 2 hours at dinner , mostly waiting for her top walk by so we could ask for place settings, drop is, etc... I actually went to bar for drinks at one point because we waited so long for water. It was seriously the worst table waiting I've ever experienced. The food was amaxing.

t
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Very quite for a thurs night, but nice food overall. Could use some refinement on the key items like to have it feel more authenic than from mass production.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum best brunch around!

AD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks was excellent, the price was even better. Highly recommend!!

c
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing! Had a great time! The alcoholic drinks are on point and not water down. The waiters strive to give the best service!

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

p
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

I went there with my family, and we had a great time. Even my 7 & 6 yrs old enjoyed it.
the Vegan option was pretty delicious and of course, their mohitos were off the meters...
Very good place to eat ...

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful! The sangria is awesome, and they gave us a nice cup of soup to start. My beef dish was good but a few of my friends ordered the shrimp mofongo and the mofongo was very bland. It was still a nice experience, despite the mofongo.

G
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Location is difficult to find parking but if this isn’t a criterion then go visit. Staff is friendly and everything is clean, neat, and organized.
Outside seating is quite but is polluted with smokers sitting outside when you’re eating which is not expected in any eatery in this era.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My overall experience was great. I loved their outside space...

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Bar was fun, bartender fab , and happy hour prices good. We had a manager/alternate server? who was amazing and attentive as our server was not there a lot with our food taking a very long time to arrive. Manager /alt server checked in on us many times.
Guacamole came with amazing fried plantain chips and chimichurra sauce for steak was great. Food was just ok though and we heard great things. Hoping it was just an off night. We will come back and try again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious and our waiter Chris was very accommodating.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I understand that it was a busy Mother’s Day lunch, but to wait more than 50 mins after we put our orders in just to get water seems a bit much. But other than that it was a nice experience. Will visit again.

C
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a quick bite was very good. Bartender was awesome and made conversation. Mimosa pitchers are a great value. Will def be back

ZM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch menu was reasonably priced and the portions were more than adequate
The $15.00 pitcher of Bloody Mary was an extra bonus
Would highly recommend the brunch

AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Great food and drinks, friendly service, but very loud even for a Saturday night.

y
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The food was good but the service sucked! We waited on our table with no water or utensils for at least 30 minutes before placing the order. After that we had to ask for water, and napkins. Drinks took forever , and by the time they were brought to our table they were warm and watery. Its a shame because the food was good but terrible service.

l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious! Guacamole is so favorful!!! All the food is! Staff is friendly and attentive. The backyard is cozy. Thank you for being a favorite neighborhood gem!

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

So the food was honestly pretty good. Not the best but for the price, it's actually good food and a great value for the quality. That said, the food is only good if you have the time to wait for it and the patience to send back incorrect orders. I went there for the second time and can't believe this place is even still in business the service is so unbelievably bad. The manager was borderline incompetent without any sense of urgency or respect for our time. We waited 16 minutes to just receive our menus. After placing our order, we waited 1 hour and 1 minute to get our salad and soup. That's right, two things that are pre-made, salad and soup. The salad then came without to correct ingredients so we waited another 11 minutes for them to send the correct ingredients. We assume the waiter never put our order in but the manager didn't check and the waiter blamed the kitchen. After spending close to 90 minutes on all of this, we finally got our apps. At the almost 2 hour mark, our waiter apparently gave up and was tired of us asking where our food is and pawned us off onto a waitress who did her best to fix the situation. She was the only person there who even cared we spent about 3 hours there from start to finish and were basically ignored as everyone around us showed up after, got their food and were leaving. She was the only bright spot in an otherwise terrible night. The music was far too loud for a normal dinner conversation. There were rowdy regulars at the bar and at a table distracting the waiters and not ordering (very inappropriate to friends/regulars better than any other customers, especially when they aren't even ordering). Overall, the food isn't anything special and not good enough for me to endure the painful wait time again. I'll be surprised if they're still open in a year or two with the poor service and lack of management.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food took a really long time to come. They ran out of food items during restaurant week. Creole shrimp which was supposed to be spicy wasn't spicy at all....actually kinda sweet. Music was good but too long for such a small place. It felt like I had to yell to speak to my friend. I ordered a virgin Miami Vice and it was not good, also they charged me the same amount as if it had liquor in it. The best thing was the server, he was nice but it was also difficult to flag him down.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful space, great fun vibe. We were 6 and the waitress made sure to move another table so we feel more comfortable. Excellent food and a wide variety for a vegan and vegetarian guests.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great place to have dinner. Food and drinks were delicious!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The service was very slow, the food was mediocre, the music was WAY TOO LOUD, and the place was cramped and crowded.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always so good, the drinks are made right and exceptional service. Never had an issue whenever I come here AND it's not expensive at all

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and great ambiance

AW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Bad service. Food was mediocre at best. Sooo loud. People were screaming over one another

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mario was our waiter and he was SO GREAT! The food, drinks and service were ALL EXCELLENT. I'll be back soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Overall, I was disappointed with Hard Grove. My mojito was more sugar water than a cocktail, which was unfortunate, as this should be a staple at a Cuban restaurant. They ran out of 3 specials by 8:30 and then my meal came 15 minutes later than my boyfriend's.

SN
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drinks!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

While the food itself was great, the music was too loud at times and the seating could have been better. Outside of that, a great time! Would recommend!