At which restaurant did the enigmatic actor Sean Penn become a regular when he was in Houston to film a movie? Where did laid-back musician and connoisseur-of-all-things-cool Lyle Lovett head for a wrap party after he finished an outdoor concert downtown? The Grove, of course — Schiller/Del Grande's sublime modern hot spot in the city’s premier urban park, Discovery Green. Offering rustic American cuisine crafted by world-renowned chef Robert Del Grande, The Grove is something like a 21st-century Tavern on the Green with dishes that range from gourmet hamburgers and tasty salads to wood-grilled seafood. The atmosphere is lively without feeling loud or suffocating. Even without Hollywood stars, this place sparkles.
Three private dining rooms offer gorgeous views of Discovery Green.