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Nov 6, 2007 12:16 PM

Restaurants at the Grove-Fairfax

Has any one eaten at the Grove lately? The last reviews I read online was that the restaurants at the Grove where mediocre at best. I am taking my teenage son to the movies there this weekend and I will like to take him out to a nice meal afterwards.
Thanks for your Input!

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  1. Yes I've eaten there, it is a nice place to go esp with your son. There is a very diverse crowd of ppl and a friendly environment. He may want to check out the Apple store of some of the shops. As far as the food I've eaten at the Cheesecake Factory, Johnny Rockets and Dupars (might wanna check the spelling on that lol). But all of those place's where fine. Oh i also ate the Chipotle, but its not a sit down dinner type of place, its like the subway of mexican food. lol if you can picture that, but it is very good. Hope you enjoy!

    1. Yeah I don't think there are any especially good restaurants there as far as I remember. There's Maggiano's and some of their dishes are pretty good. I like eating at the Farmer's market there although that's really casual/more like food court ambiance, and I don't know if it is open at night or not.


      1. Farmers Market is your best bet for quality good food.

        However, I did have some pretty good teppen at Kado. That might be fun for a teenager.

        1. Your son may prefer to eat at the Farmer's Market for the vast array of choices. If I absolutely have to eat at the Grove, Morrel's isn't that bad foodwise (not fabulously great either) but maybe a bit stuffy. Downstairs is cheaper and more casual than upstairs.
          I've never eaten at Ulysses' Voyages (I think that's the name) but friends told me it was good enough.

          1. In the Grove itself, Morel's bistro is pretty good, but not fabulous. The burger is excellent though. Farmers Market has a lot of very good places, but if you are in the mood for a more formal sit-down experience you probably want to go elsewhere.

            If you don't mind driving a short distance -- no more than 5 minutes barring horrendous traffic -- there are a bunch of great places along 3rd street and on Beverly (Jar, Pane E Vino, Pastis...)