Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge
Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge

Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eighteenninety.com/
  • Phone: 8175333400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Moeller
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge
Welcome to Eighteen Ninety Grille & Lounge!
We believe in using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious and interesting cuisines reflecting our home state of Texas. We strive for perfect service so that you, our guest, will have the best possible dining experience. We recognize that you have many dining options to choose from and appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you soon! We are located on one of the finest town squares in Texas, Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge blends local history and flavors to create a unique experience in polished casual dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (26)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (15)notable wine list (15)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Pricey
    SecondTimer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was high priced for the quality. Service was poor. Waitstaff would take order and did not follow through on requests like leave off onions and even suggested my steak be butterflied but did not follow through with cook. Would rather be at Hoffbrau where the quality matches the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I are new to the area. We wanted someplace special for our anniversary and chose Eighteen Ninety. The food and service were excellent and the historic building was quaint and nicely decorated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food is still very good, a bit overpriced, they have removed a smaller steak (6 oz.) from the menu. It was our favorite. Portion size of the sides is still smaller than competition in Fort Worth or Weatherford.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold steaks makes spending $$$ hard
    Swimmom2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We weren't sure what to expect from this as we have been to many steakhouses around the country. My husband ordered a cocktail and the kids got their waters right away..but my daughter ordered a lemonade and it took a minute. I ordered a cocktail and my husband ordered wine for the meal. We got the wine before my cocktail which meant I didn't need the cocktail at this point. Then we got our Texas trio appetizer which was warm and flavorful. Next came our steaks which we ordered the filet, filet and shrimp, and the strip. They all came out cold and the asparagus wasn't cleaned properly- the ends weren't trimmed. My husband ordered his strip medium rear and it was clearly raw in the center...the shrimp was way over cooked.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall experience
    localdiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very relaxed atmosphere; food was outstanding - we had the filet & shrimp. Steak was cooked to perfection. Portion sizes were perfect and service was great; wine was well chilled; server was very friendly, very attentive and did an excellent job
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Granbury
    Pianisy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in Granbury! My husband and I go often for special occasions, celebrations, etc. They use quality food, have seasonal menu choices, FABULOUS waitstaff, and a great wine list. A definite must if you are in Granbury!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • firstimediner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    waiter was very professional and food arrived promptly
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our 5th time to eat dinner there. The steak was excellent but the sides have diminished in size each time with the sides on this evening much smaller than usual. Believe they need to be careful of portion size or they will lose business. The prices are high enough to warrant better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    20anniversary
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at eighteen ninth grille and loved every minute! Thank u for making it so special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Bengs
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My husband and I were at Lake Granbury for our anniversary, and he chose the restaurant for our celebration. Wonderful food and service and atmosphere. The tomato basil soup was amazing. We don't like noisy restaurants with frenzied activity. This was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming for special occasion
    Ajfjrp
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was an excellent find for our anniversary dinner. Quiet, friendly and attentive service, nice wine menu, Texas Trilogy and Truffle Fries were excellent. If you order the burger, make sure to ask for jalapeno ranch. The 3oz filet and shrimp are advertised as being for light appetites and they mean it. Better perhaps to order the 6oz and add a few grilled shrimp. We found it really charming that they take your picture and print it in the back to give to you before you leave. Overall a great experience for a special occasion at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bravo!
    TimT
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everything you all did met or exceeded expectations. Thanks for another wonderful two visits to 1890!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    Gigi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great dining experience, good food and service. We love the setting for the restaurant, historical building. on the square in Granbury! S Gaff is friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    luv2eatoutingranbury
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our night. The food and atmosphere were great. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner took forever
    Dinner42
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    4th of July dinner. It took 40 mins for appetizer to arrive. Entre arrived 35 mins later. Service very diffident but also inattentive. Steak medium instead of med rare. Shrimp over cooked. Pork chop over cooked. Sear marks on both pork chop and steak were done to the point of burned bitter char had to cut off.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much Better
    Jragan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The first few times we came here a year ago, it was just bad. Service was terrible and so was the food. A year later we were finally willing to give the place another try and we are glad we did! The service was amazing and very attentive. The drink menu was great and the drinks tasted great as well. The food was also great. No complaints and happy to have another option now that Grady's Line Camp is no more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    DublinDiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Granbury square is dotted with several places to eat but this spot doesn't call much attention to itself. Its fairly surprising because it has a lot to boast about with a unique, intimate ambiance, great service, tasty appetizers and tender Angus steaks. The price can be a little high if you opt in to the extensive wine and bar list, but it is a great location for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    APEN
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went here for our anniversary while staying in Granbury, the food was phenomenal & the service was just as great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After Theater Diners
    RayandJaneVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were so glad to see 1890 so busy after the show at the Opera House. Great show and excellent dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    txaggie11
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary at Eighteen Ninety last Saturday and had a great time. Our reserved table was ready when we arrived and we were quickly greeted by our waitress. She was fairly attentive all evening. The only complaint I had was it was a little slow, especially when waiting for our check, as she knew we needed to get to another event in a few minutes. She was busy with other customers which is fine, but just made me feel like we were going to be late! Other than that, everything was perfect. The food was top-notch and we enjoyed our beverages. Our waitress made great suggestions for all courses of the meal and really made the evening special for us. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 34th anniversary dinner
    GranburyNativeGal
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I grew up, and continue to live, in Granbury. In fact, until it closed around 1974, I frequented this building when it was the Palace Theatre. The food was excellent, but as a Foodie and home gourmet cook, I still have trouble paying exuberant prices for, albeit a good, cut of meat. What I paid for a 6oz filet at 1890 would have bought me an excellent three inch thick end-cut sirloin at C&J Butcher Shop here in Granbury! Be that as it may, the wait staff was attentive and we will ask for Able again for our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We first went to the Eighteen Nineties Grill for our anniversary last year. We enjoyed the food and service so much that we decided to do it again. We were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewadventureNan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    A great place with excellent service. The steaks were some of the best ever. Would recommend and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at 1890 Grille
    Newcomers
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed our first visit to this fine restaurant. The food was very good, service was excellent, & the Crab cake appetizer was delightful! The bar area looked great, although we did not sit there when we arrived since it was full! We were seated fairly quickly and our waitress took very good care of us. We do think they need to offer a baked potato since we do not care for mashed potatoes served with a steak. Was a great evening and we'll go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    RyanB
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My wife and I spent a weekend at Lake Granbury and was pointed to Eighteen Ninety. It was a great experience. Romantic venue with old world charm on the square of Granbury. I've said this a few times since so this is not hyperbole the steak was probably the best I have ever had. The Texas Trilogy was amazing. We'll be making the hour drive in the future just to eat here and return home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary special night
    Wandrr
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great place. Service much improved. Food was excellent and hot. My only complaint is that menu choice is very restrictive. The only seafood dish is Salmon and I am allergic to Salmon. Would love to see the sea bass back on menu as it was delicious. Super job. Keep it up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sadly understaffed
    ValW
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were in Granbury to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. Our reservations were for 7:45 and when we arrived at 7:40, we were advised they weren't seating anyone due to staff members walking out/quitting. After an hour+ wait, we saw newly arrived individuals poaching empty tables and being served so we spoke with the host and were finally seated. My "medium" filet came out barely seared (rare) and had to be sent back, it was returned med-rare but I was hungry and ate it regardless; my husband enjoyed the duck. Our server was friendly and apologetic, she was great; sadly, the rest of the experience will not have us returning for our 8th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Nice way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. My husband had the Chilean Sea Bass and said it was excellent , especially with the cooked spinach and sweet potato sides. I had the salmon which was nice. The side of mashed potatoes was somewhat bland. Waiters kept apologizing for being short handed but we received excellent attention including nice conversation with the owner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 89 reviews are from the Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Big let down
    onehatton
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our dining experience could have been great so easily. Because the food itself was very good. But our server never took our drink order and we had to request bread twice. And when the meal was over dessert was never offered and it took much too long just to get our check. Please address the service issues and you'll have yourself a very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go-to-place for great steaks
    Fundity
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Six of us agreed, the various meals were terrific. All liked the jalapeño grits as a side choice. The seventh person was a vegetarian & would have liked a pasta choice. The service was excellent. We arrived at 6:00 on a quiet Tuesday evening however, by the end of the meal, it was a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring Out of Town Guests to 1890's
    ACmeeting
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Guests from Dallas enjoyed the food and ambiance, but most of all the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo Very Good
    petespilgrim
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Our group of four senior women friends made our second annual trip to Granbury and this time we KNEW where we would have dinner. Most of our group ate the Chilean Sea Bass with the jalapeno cheese grits. So very good! Tender perfectly cooked fish and spicy (but not demonicly so!) grits. One of our group had the filet which she oohed and aahed over and gave bites to all. Excellent! Curtis was our server. He was attentive and friendly and knowledgeable without being annoying in any of those categories. The downstairs hostess was friendly without being gushy. Just exactly right for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time visit
    Newlyweds
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I would have given all five star rating because the food was absolutely delicious but for service it was great when we first arrived, very attentive but after our entrees arrived the waitress didn't return to our table for a LONG time. It may have been that she was very busy, it was a Saturday evening, but in order to pay the tab and leave we flagged down a different waitress. Other than that the food, ambience, location of the restaurant was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Granbury's best restaurant
    Napatransplant
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at 1890. It is so nice to have a restaurant that "has it all". We appreciate the relaxed and tasteful ambiance, friendly professional service, and delectable food that is we can always count on being consistent, tasting better than any restaurant in Granbury. It is closer to anything we were privileged to have when we were so spoiled to live in the Napa Valley, a culinary mecca. We are so encouraged to see what is happening on the Granbury Square!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Granbury by far,
    Gary
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The best in Granbury by far, in qualtiy as good as any in Fort Worth
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was there on February 14th,
    ZeusGlendale
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Was there on February 14th, 2014, the food and services were incredible. We decided to go back there again for dinner the next day, they only had places left for the 9 o'clock siting. Service was very slow even if there was not a lot of costumers, food was undercook (almost raw); had to wait for ever to have our water and other drink refills, brought the wrong kind of wine (red instead of white). We didn't have any bread with our meal, they ran out of it. Selection of dessert was very limited (also ran out of those).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had dinner before
    Antiquehowse
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I had dinner before the show. Reservation honored on time, server was great (Curtis), food was cooked to order and served hot and we were well taken care of throughout dinner. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upstairs elegance
    Jewells
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This is one of the nicest restaurants in Granbury. It is tucked away upstairs I know people are somewhat surprised when we take them up and they see This nice elegant atmosphere hidden up there. We really enjoy the food and wine. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petty good, but could be great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Romantic ambiance and the restaurant is nicely lit. The spinach and artichoke dip was delicious. Our server was not knowledgeable about wine and we would have liked some guidance about a selection. Without any help from him we went with a $60 bottle when we were really interested in a couple in the $100 price range. My husband's meal was very good, he had the 14 oz manhattan with jalapeño grits. I had shrimp and filet with mashed potatoes. There was nothing special about my meal, it was rather bland and it felt like steak and ale to have a plastic marker in the meat to tell us it was Angus. I would give it another try and order something else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary date
    6annjan
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This restaurant came highly recomended by our innkeeper, we were not dissappointed. The staff was knowledgable about the menu and the wine list. Our server was attentive and quick to address any issues. The dining area is a bit small so reservations are a good bet (we made ours 4 hours ahead and were seated on schedule). Very romantic atmosphere, it has a nice rustic yet modern vibe. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.