The Grove

4.7
218 reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on the grounds of the Oak Creek community, the Grove stems from a rich history that began in 1819, where the original eight hundred and fifty acres of land was filled with Oak trees that has now become the foundation for this community. The word Grove serves as a metaphor between the many families who represent our community and a group of oaks which is the symbol of “strength” and “endurance”. The Grove is a casual fine dining experience meant to bring family and friends together. Sleek, inviting, and comfortable design elements makes The Grove the perfect place to Be, Eat, and Celebrate.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 218 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Grove! Gary and Necy are awesome, friendly, energetic, personable, and professional. Necy is so flexible in how she prepares beverages and truly caters to the person. Necy’s mixology skills are outstanding and creates delicious concoctions. Beverages that I’ve tried and not liked, I’ve enjoyed at the Grove.

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vipMonroe
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My Brunch Spot

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Tray
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great considering all of the restrictions as a result of Covid. I definitely will come back once things are lifted.

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vipMonroe
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch with my mini me!!!
Great food
Great bar service
Environment was clean.

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vipMonroe
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table for “1” isn’t bad at all

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KMER
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing and ambiance was terrific! However, slow service with only a small customers.

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vipMonroe
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday breakfast menu!!! Fried whiting, scrambled eggs and grits #foodiepost

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vipRuthsChrisFan
Baltimore
85 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I went there with my wife and daughter. They both ordered the old bay wings. They were delish! I ordered the Ox Tails and again, the food was delish. I had visited this place for a Sunday brunch a couple of years ago and was disappointed, however, their food game has been stepped up quite a bit. We sat outside and enjoyed the COVID-free environment. Love this spot for a drink and an outdoor cigar, etc. Good Spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful day and view. The atmosphere was calm and relaxed. Chicken and waffles were perfect. Parking was a challenge but that’s the only complaint. Gary. Our server was great! We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great outing in the neighborhood if you don’t want to travel into the city and you want a nice evening outdoors with some ambiance! The patio heaters are a nice touch!

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PennyH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We got together for a friends birthday. The food and the drinks were great but the service was even better. This is one of our fave spots and we would frequent more pre COVID. It was good to get back.

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nikkiW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal with friends. The food and vibes were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In light of the current Covid-19 The Grove did a great job of being mindful of the current constraints! The food and drinks were excellent & arrived at the table in a timely amount of time. Our reservation was at 2:30 pm on a Sunday. I felt comfortable and safe. It was nice to be out for a change and this was my first time since the lockdown.

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NatalielP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem to me. I came across this on my Facebook Newsfeed and brought my husband here for the Father's Day Brunch.

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ArhleneW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was spectacular and atmosphere was perfect! We shall return again!

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NatalielP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem. We had reservation for a father's day brunch and the food and atmosphere was great I plan on going again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Better than it’s been in a long time. I am a resident and had stopped going over because the service was usually so slow. We had Gary as our server and he was excellent. Attentive, friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice server and the food was good

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MistrB01
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always enjoy the food, drink, staff, and others when dining at The Grove.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Graduation celebration

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ArhleneW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great classy restaurant and the food and service is fantastic!

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vipSheila20706
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Really it deserves a zero rating. We went there for Sunday brunch. Our reservation was for 1:30 pm. We waited for a good 5 minutes before a host appeared. He checked us in and seated us. After waiting for awhile, the waiter showed up. Took our drink order. We went to buffet area and were surprised to see that the food selection was limited...no bacon, a few sausages, some dried up fried chicken parts, some collard greens that looked unappetizing, some kind of shredded beef wrapped in pastry dough. However the mac and cheese and shrimp and grits were tasty, there wasn't much left to eat. They did have an omelet station but the line was extremely long. I would have to wait in line just for scrambled eggs. They never replenished the bacon or sausage trays. All in all it was an unpleasant experience. I will never go back.

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DonDon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Several people around me at other tables but I sometimes feel that my party and I are alone. In a room full of other people The Grove seems private. I enjoy the Sunday Brunch. My favorite is the delicious homemade macaroni and cheese. I tasted the beef egg rolls for the first time on my last visit. Now it's my second favorite. I would though like to have smoked salmon and bagels with cream cheese on the cold bar which is my only reason for 3 stars because the present food IS tasty and flavorful. I recommend The Grove for Sunday Brunch.

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DrHines
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My server Nicholas was Awesome and very informative. The manager on site was also very helpful when my server Nicholas was away performing other tasks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Grove is a hidden gem! I love their Sunday brunch, although it’s hit or miss with a few items. Once I went and there was no mac n cheese and the fried chicken was done, but a little cold. Also, the waffles are not made to order like the omelettes so they’re overall no bueno unless you catch them as soon as they come out. The made to order omelettes are great, and so are the shrimp and grits! It’s a good value for the money if you have a decent appetite. The cleanliness, ambiance and customer service are consistently excellent! Their weeknight dinners and special events are great too!

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CherylT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My niece had to rate the food. I was unable to eat as I received conflicting information on which items contained butter.

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InspireMe
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun night! Karaoke After Dark at the Grove was a really good time! The crowd and atmosphere had a good vibe and though crowded the staff worked hard to accommodate everyone. I had a buffalo chicken sandwich and it was delicious! I will definitely go to the Grove again!

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DedriaH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

The food quality and selection has gone down, during brunch.

The service and bartender (Nacy) are the best. She's personable and makes the best drinks...

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DianeS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The outdoor appearance was the most inviting. However, I would have enjoyed my visit during daylight hours.

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KKHolidae
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Birthday brunch service could have been better felt like the waiter didn’t give enough attention

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LeslyeD
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Reduced brunch menu for the same price, long lines, ran out of ingredients to make drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The food is nothing to rave about. If you want to serve shrimp and grits, please use a Louisiana recipe. They ran out of plates and coffee cups.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious food and very good service. Be sure to get their early to ensure you get all the options on the buffet.

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vipCocoaDiva33
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience1

Interior was nice. Atmosphere was loud and lots of vulgar language. More of a bar atmosphere not an upscale experience. Would not recommend for business or professional dining.

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sharim
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Friendly staff but slow service and extremely slow kitchen. Steak Quesidilla was like ground something I’ve never seen. Could not eat it. Replacemext food had to get to go because took too long ( mashed potatoes and vegetables) Rest of out group food ok. Could be so much better if kitchen and service steps it up.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant by far is one of the best in DC! The service was incredible, the ambiance was perfect, the food was excellent!

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JanetWM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They were expecting us! Warmly welcomed. Reserved a table for three inside but it was such a beautiful day that we preferred to eat outside, also it was a little chilly inside. The staff was accommodating. They also made us fresh lemonade that was refreshing. Each person enjoyed his/her meal. The menu covered lunch and brunch options, as healthy as you want. Tacos had surf, sand, and turf options. The fried chicken tacos with mumbo sauce were innovative and tasty and served with hot french fries. The BLT had a turkey option. It was a hefty size. Wraps came with a choice of French or sweet potato fries. Our server was attentive - didn't forget us outside. It's a good place to dine.

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CassandraS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

We were immediately greeted when we arrived and offering indoor or outdoor seating. It was beautiful looking over the treelined golf course. We helped ourselves to the buffet which was plentiful since we had arrived before the crowd. The food was good and the selection was great for the price. I had a nice selection of fresh fruit, salad, jerk chicken, shrimp and grits and mac and cheese. It was all tasty. Unfortunately, once the after-church crowd arrived, the staff didn't seem to be prepared. They ran out of plates, then cups for coffee and they were slow to restock food so lines were forming in every area waiting for items. We waited patiently and enjoyed the last of our meal. The waitstaff was less than stellar. We had to ask for utensils and refills on water. At the close of the afternoon, we waited 20 minutes for our check and eventually had to get up to find a staff person to pay. I want to come back but have to be prepared to arrive before noon on Sunday and make no plans afterward to avoid being late to my next activity. The conversation and friendship matched the outdoor atmosphere so I will give it another try.

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Kim13
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Caribbean and Reggae night to celebrate my birthday and we had a great time. The server was so sweet, the atmosphere was fun, the band was so good and talented, and the food was just enough and delicious!

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vipJohnF
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wings were outstanding... service was also very good even though the one bartender was busy.

FAQs

The Grove offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 249-2701.

The Grove is rated 4.7 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.