The Grape
The Grape

The Grape

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegraperestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2148281981
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Happy Hour M-F 4:30-7pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Grape offers a variety of catering options for your home or office event. Whether a small, intimate dinner at your home prepared by Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher, a hors d'oeuvre & wine party at the office, or a 100+ person dinner buffet event, The Grape can accommodate your needs. Contact Courtney Luscher, GM, for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our intimate, private wine room can accommodate up to 28 people for your special event. Please contact us to discuss how we can make your event memorable.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Luscher 2148281981
  • Special Events: The Grape caters! Call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Goodwin and Vickery
  • Public Transit: Mockingbird Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet in a private lot.
A word from The Grape
Recognized as one of the most celebrated neighborhood eateries in Dallas for over 35 years, dining at The Grape is like stepping into a small European village. The monthly changing blackboard menu offerings, which have proven to be one of the elements of success, feature signature bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations. VOTED "BEST BURGER IN TEXAS" BY TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE. Recently named "Best Brunch, Best Fries and Best Calamari" by Dallas Observer as well as "Best Neighborhood Bistro" by Modern Luxury Magazine and one of the "Top 8 Best Brunches in Dallas" by Dallas Morning News.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
The Grape reviews from OpenTable diners
264 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (178)romantic (160)special occasion (146)fit for foodies (141)notable wine list (103)great for brunch (92)great for outdoor dining (74)good for groups (18)great for lunch (14)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Not during Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Grape has a very small seating area and if it had not been Restaurant Week, it probably would have been very nice. However my party was seated next to a boysterious group of 8 young ladies who were very loud and I could not converse with my friends for their shouts and laughter. Had the weather been cooler, we could have sat outside and probably been in a quieter atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I thought the restaurant week menu was a bit weak. The grape salad was quite delicious. However, the entree and dessert were a bit lacking. The fish was just ok, nothing spectacular. I tried one of the mussels on the shrimp plate and they were just not good. The roasted peaches were good but disappointed in the cornbread it was dry and flavorless.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week at The Grape
    PorkandBeans
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food is sublime; the service is professional and attentive; the mood is inviting and the experience is romantic. What's not to like about The Grape?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well crafted food, cozy atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My experience at the Grape was very positive. The food was very well done with my only criticism being that the Wagyu beef was merely "okay." The polenta and the sauces that went with it were underwhelming and the portion size did not make up for the dearth of wow in the dish. However, the wagyu pate was very good with the yolk making it like an extremely rare hamburger with an egg on top. This is not a criticism. The dessert really wow'd. My date had the creme brulee and I had the s'more. I don't normally say this but dessert was my favorite part of the meal. The wine pairings really made the dinner, with the brut rose really standing out for me. All in all, the meal was good, the atmosphere intimate albeit a bit loud. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    food4fun
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dinner at The Grape was a most enjoyable experience! The food and the service were both exceptional. We are already planning our return visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Huge disappointment!
    garyem
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We'd been looking forward to trying this restaurant, but were so disappointed that they served half portion sizes for Restaurant Week & mediocre wines in the wine pairing. The servings of wine were small as well. Our waiter had the temperament of an accountant. He tried to steer us away from features, suggested we try their cheeseburger?!?!? I ordered the Akaushi Bavette (beef) and it was served cold and rare; I was never offered a choice of how it might be cooked. The salad & creme brûlée were tasty but that did not override overall disappointment. Their fourth course was a joke - a snack plate of brie, almonds, raisins, and shortbread cookies. To me, this place has the appearance & atmosphere of a neighborhood pub. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It has been a while
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an outstanding evening at the Grape. The waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious. Portions were just right. We plan on visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a favorite!
    MarkAllen
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Once again, we had a great time at The Grape! We came for our one year anniversary before a show at the Winspear. We let our server know the timetable and she did a fabulous job of pacing the meal without us ever feeling rushed. By a happy coincidence we were here during restaurant week and decided to enjoy the wine pairings. Great decision! Each of the selections balanced well and made for a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. I began with the braised lamb, followed by the brevet, and finished with the pear shortcake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took advantage of KERA's Restaurant Week (with kids in college R/W is a treat). This year we chose The Grape, not having been in quite a while. The service was borderline snooty (what a bore!). Their famous mushroom soup was ho-hum, we had the steak, pork loin and fish entrees, and except for the fish, the food was tasteless. The servings were small, even by european standards and the bread bowl was decidedly 'removed' after one refill. We are a small family so it's not like we came expecting a wheel-barrow full of food...I'm just sayin'. It's easy to get carried away with the 'glam' of haute cuisine & I think that's what happened. The dishes looked so good on paper but not so much on delivery and this year The Grape did not deliver.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit
    TommyO
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We visited The Grape for the first time during Restaurant Week. The food and service were both very good. We want to come back and see what else they have on the menu. Any critique we have is that the main dishes lacked a touch of flavor, not something you would expect during Restaurant Week. Perhaps mass producing a select group of dishes was the culprit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grape Experience
    Monalegal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dinner was excellent with one exception. The mushroom soup, a house specialty and favorite of mine, was tepid. That certainly resulted in less-than-stellar taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last of of the best
    Gypnick
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have lived in the dfw area for eight years and am moving back home to Chicago. I have eaten there twice preiviously and could not leave without one last bite. I was lucky enough bring someone special there and she was in awe of the experience. Thank you so much. You are truly the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service is well above average for Dallas. The food is extremely favorable and the menu is varied. The wine pairings are spot on. Brian and Courtney do an excellent job of managing a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Bear1144
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    the dinner was a hit with our group of 4. It has been a long time since I visited The Grape, but we will be back as we would like to try the brunch
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always wonderful!
    LarH
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have never had anything but fabulous food and a great experience at The Grape and our most recent visit was no exception. I don't know how they do it...year in year out. Interesting food, reasonable portions, smooth knowledgeable service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • all good
    LikesVeggies
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Even during restaurant week The Grape excels. We were being taken out to dinner as an appreciation by our 90 year old friend who doesn't hear well. THANK YOU for seating us in the wine room and keeping folks away from our table as long as possible. We did well in conversation until the 4-top next to us arrived, filling the room and the music was turned up (drat that). THE FOOD was fabulous... even with the reduced menu we each found something new and fun to try and for each course. THANK YOU for making this dinner and experience excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Grape is a great restaurant, but the restaurant week 2014 menu was disappointing. The food tasted great, but the portions were incredibly small and not filling. I would recommend The Grape, just don't order off the restaurant week menu or you'll be going somewhere else after to get more food like I did.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiters Unfriendly, food overrated
    NoGrapesForMe
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our waiter was slow and the overall service slow. Wine way too expensive. Food was okay but would never go back Waiters were not very friendly. Completely over rated. Wine list was good but the associated price was bloated beyond belief
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will definitely be back!
    NJFoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was outstanding - interesting menu and unique flavor combinations. Recommended wine pairings complimented the meal beautifully. Service was great - our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive (but not too attentive - knew when to approach the table and when to give us some space). Portion sizes were perfect in size - not too big, not too small. Dessert looked great, but could not eat it, was too full from the meal as I ate every last bite! The main restaurant was noisy and the tables very close, so we asked if we could move to a quieter table as we like a quieter dining experience (others may enjoy the New York style type of dining - lots of energy). The owner was very accommodating and moved us to a wonderful spot in the wine room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect meal
    RedMeatFan
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    There is very little one could say even by way of suggestion to the Grape. The meal was simply perfect, and the service top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good local food
    DallasDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went for restaurant week and loved every course. We haven't been here in a while and we will definitely return soon. I had a beautiful heirloom tomato salad paired with a nice French white wine. My husband had the mushroom soup paired with a Pinot Noir. They both were fresh and flavorful. For the main course, my husband had the redfish and I had the bavette. The bavette was cooked beautifully and was very tender. I loved the polenta and the brussels sprouts petals were so tasty. My husband loved the redfish and he said it was cooked perfectly and the corn succotash was creamy and tasty. Again, the wine pairings were well done. We completed the dinner with beautiful desserts and yummy dessert wine. I'd love to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal!
    SusanB58
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have dined at The grape for years - through several chefs. Food is always top-notch. Service is usually very good. The changing menu, specialty cocktails, and fresh foods are what make us keep coming back. The mushroom soup, cheese tray, and mustard-crusted salmon dishes are our favorites. This place is hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Birthdaynite
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was taking my boyfriend out for dinner on his birthday so wanted it to be special. The Grape was recommended to me & I now know why. The evening was perfect. We decided to use our waiter John's recommendations for our meal & wine selection. His choices were spot on. The fôod was excellent, the wine exactly suited to our taste. I wish I could remember the name of but the desert but it was an incredible chocolate & cherry mousse. Best of all was the amazing service we received from John. He made the evening for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than expected
    NandDfromFloMo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We loved the intimate setting of the little table in the corner. The food was delicious, and the portions were appropriate for us to enjoy even more without stuffing ourselves. We had the mussels (amazing!), Courtney's salad (light & fresh), the salmon and beef. All delectable!! Excellent service as well. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found theBavette very tough
    Smooches
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I knew neither Akaushi or Bavette. The waiter explained that akaushi was a breed of catttle combining Wagu and Angus. Although the meat had good flavor, I found myself cutting smaller and smaller pieces in order to chew it. I gave a piece to my wife for a second opinion and she was unable to chew hers either. Back home we researched Bavette and discovered that it is a French word for flank steak. I probbly wouldnt's have ordered it if I'd known. I claim ignorance on this one. If you go there stay away from the Bavette. Everything else was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The GRAPE is GREAT
    clb22214
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Classic Dallas eatery! The staff is smart and very attentive!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love this wonderful neighborhood bistro. The food was terrific and the hosts and server were friendly and welcoming, and very attentive to our group's non-stop chatter, letting us enjoy the evening as if in our own kitchen and figuring out when and how to keep the meal going without unduly interrupting or rushing us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Acskater
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food using local, seasonal produce, fruit, cheeses, and fish. It was all very fresh and combination of ingredients were interesting and tasted great. Wine list is good and fabulous bread with the best butter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Grape
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Grape is a gem for the Dallas fine dining scene. The new monthly items on the menu are fresh and creative. And very tasty. Desserts are wonderful - they make all of their ice creams and sorbets. Did I mention the chocolate terrine? Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Alwayshungry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was excellent! Brian was exceptional about the wine and food and pairings! We sat outside as the weather was wonderful (unusual for Dallas in August!) and had a wonderful time! We have been going to the Grape for special occasions for many, many years and we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dallas staple!
    CeCe
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food and great service since the 1970's. Fun area of Dallas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Party
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The restaurant is very cosy and lovely inside. Our waiter was very attentive and happy to accommodate the vegetarian in our party. My Rabbit was delicious. The one complaint was that the steak, which was a special, was a bit tough. We enjoyed our dinner and will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinning @ the grape
    2fordinner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a wonderful time. Mushroom soup was as wonderful as I remembered. Had a great Beef dish , my wife had the pasta dish we had a great time all was as we remembered ..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dedebelmont
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were looking for a neighborhood place to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary and we were really pleased. We have been Grape customers since the early days and even after a change of ownership it is still the best thing going on lower Greenville. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    RogRod
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A friend recommended The Grape and it did not disappoint. The food is really good. The portions are pretty large. My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach. Good spot. The restaurant is very small....very. Be sure to make reservations. Either way, you will be sitting on top of each other but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for conversation
    Andy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took our friend that we had not seen in a very long time to catch up. Food and atmosphere was awesome. We were able to carry on a great conversation without raising our voices. Our waiter was very hurried (they were very busy) and we felt a little rushed by him. Overall, a great place to have a great meal, great wine and great conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Wonderful!
    DallasLewVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Saturday night and loved it. We used to go to the Grape frequently but it isn't in our neighborhood and we fell out of the habit. We now plan to return regularly. The black pepper Carpaccio was outstanding, the mushroom soup still amazing after all these years, the mustard covered salmon was perfectly cooked with crispy outside and medium rare inside. My steak frites was mouthwatering and the demi glace sauce memorable. The Stags Leap Artemis by the glass is an inspired choice. Quite busy on Saturday night but still a lovely ambience, excellent service, a bit on the noisy side. This is a truly great small restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    SDTP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great and I loved that we were never rushed to order and move on…. We were able to actually sit and enjoy everyone's company while drinking great wine and eating great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Date Night
    DeliciousDallas
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have gone to The Grape on our anniversary every year for the last 8 years. We LOVE this place!! The food is always delicious no matter what you pick. It's quiet - good for conversation, and the service is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome drinks and food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had dinner at this place on a Friday night. We were stuck in traffic and getting late for our reservation. I called ahead and the staff was extremely polite and assured us not to worry. Upon reaching there we were seated immediately. Although I did not see big staff, the staff was very efficient and prompt. The cocktails were amazingly good and the presentation was great! The food was right portion and very tasteful. We will highly recommend this place for food and drinks topped with courteous service staff!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.