The Grapevine
The Grapevine

The Grapevine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.richmondgrapevine.com/
  • Phone: 8044409100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri 11:30 - 10:00

    Sat 4:pm - 11:00

    Seasonal Sunday hours 12:00 - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Chef Michael Trak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Grapevines's catering service offers your favorite Greek and Italian dishes, delivered to your home, business or prepared on site.
    No event is too large or too small!!
    (Delivery fee and order minimum may apply)
    24 hour notice needed for certain orders.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private banquet faciliy that can be booked for business meetings, birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, christenings, or any special occassion.
  • Private Party Contact: Rita Trak 8045169322x
  • Special Events: Grapevine has become a favorite food vendor at special events and festivals throughout the East Coast.
    While the focus always is on classic Greek and Italian cuisine, Chef Mike and his son Mitchell have expanded Grapevine's outdoor menus to include American, novelty and healthier selections.
    You can't miss Grapevine's beautifully decorated booth or food trailer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cox Road
  • Public Transit: N/A
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Grapevine
Just six months after The Grapevine opened in 1993, it was voted the #1 family owned and operated restaurant in Richmond, by the Richmond Times Dispatch! Since then, Chef Mike, Mother Mary, Mitchell, and Marianne have expanded the family to include Rita and Gabor. Together they make great efforts to ensure that heir guest feel like a part of the family! They strive to keep the quality of food, atmosphere, and personal service to standards unlike any other! The Trak family welcomes you and hopes you will enjoy the tradition that their family has carried on for many years!
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The Grapevine reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (10)special occasion (10)romantic (6)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)fit for foodies (4)Show More
  • fantastic
    mirage04
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we dine here as regulars and will continue to do so -- have reservations for 9/3/14
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant evening
    FlldinersVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My first time at this restaurant. The atmosphere was nice, the service was very good, the food was delicious and the cocktails were excellent. All in all, I would return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidA
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Grape Vine is always a great spot to meet friends or to just have a nice dinner for two. The service is always excellent and you can tell that they really appreciate your coming in to dine there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic experience
    yankees2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The dolmades and baklava were outstanding as well as the main course of veal. Had a cocktail at the bar prior to dinner and service was outstanding. Service was great and the noise level was non existent even for a full house. The entire evening could not have been any better. Top restaurant in Richmond, in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was our first time and we'll go back. Good food, fair price and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dining Experience
    rvm3VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food and service were very good. Pleasing atmosphere. Enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thomas Sisk
    mirage04
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    you can ALWAYS depend on The Grapevine for a wonderful meal and experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Large Group
    eriggan08
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Grapevine accommodated my large group of 15 for a birthday dinner. We had no issues with service and we're taken care of from the moment we got there. We did not all arrive at once, and they had no issues with our slower arrivals. We were likely the folks there that made the noise level go up to Moderate as we were having such a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. And as always, good food, good service and smiles from everyone. If you don't see your favorite on the menu, just ask.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greek Delight
    amwobx
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Love, love the Grapevine. Very attentive wait staff and management! You can get your Greek fix year-round at this excellent Greek restaurant. The food is perfectly prepared and generous portions. The entire staff makes you feel welcome and is attentive to your dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the The Grapevine reviews archive.
  • Loved it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My friends and I showed up in what we considered to be "under-dressed" clothes, as we did not realize how nice of a place it was! But after we were reassured that it was alright, we ended up having an awesome experience and really loved the food! I will definitely be coming back, next time dressed a little nicer... :) A+!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to try it!
    DavidA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We always enjoy dining at the Grapevine. It is great for a business lunch, dining as a couple or a family gathering. A great local alternative the the big chain restaurants. The service is awesome and you can tell they really appreciate your business. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion restaurant !
    Bill
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Loved the decor and friendly atmosphere. Food was wonderful and varied in items. Our party of 8 ordered all different items and all raved about the taste and quality. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "Go To" Place
    2TasteBuds
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is our "go to", "feel good" choice of restaurants when we want to enjoy a great, low-key meal. The atmosphere is not chic or trendy, but warm and friendly. The food is delicious and the servers are always attentive. Get the sampler platter (appetizer) to enjoy a little taste of several Greek dishes. We highly recommend The Grapvine to anyone looking for good place to go to feel welcome and enjoy a tasty meal. It's always nice to support local, family-run businesses!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Dinner
    Phil
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    While little about the Grapevine is original, or even unusual, we had a pleasant dinner. The service was friendly and efficient.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    Mariehen
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a great dining experience last Friday night! Our waiter Ben was fantastic! He was there whenever we needed him and gave us plenty of time to order since we were enjoying a reunion with our cousin who we hadn't seen in more than 30 years. The Manager was also very nice and checked on us several times. Our italian and greek dishes were very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Greek & Italian fare
    sunsetdonVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We had a business dinner here and enjoyed a very pleasant evening. The service was attentive but a little slow. The food was very good and at a very reasonable price. he portions are large and 3 of us took portions home. If you're a couple looking to save money, you could easily split a meal and be satisfied. They have a good if not extensive wine selection.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grapevine never disappoints
    PCnVA
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I love going to Grapevine and frequently take friends and family who have never been. They're always impressed with the delicious food, the large portions, and the friendly and helpful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    wonderful food and service - as always. on-line reservation was very convenient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed Grapevine
    hav2eat
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The staff is most accommodating and efficient. We were a crowd of 10 and they could not have been more helpful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT
    MISTY
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    STAFF WAS EXCELLENT, FOOD WAS JUST OKAY. MY ENTREE WAS VERY DRY. I PROBABLY WILL NOT GO BACK...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed that their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I was disappointed that their meeting room was booked and we were seated in the restruant area. Had I been told in advance I would have accepted to seating but was surprised when we arrived. The group enjoyed the dinner. Jim Benson
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine Special Event
    Dave
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service and attention to detail was great. the meal was The special for the evening was just want we wanted .The noise level was low and made the evening very special. We will be back to enjoy another meal and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining
    caroldva
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great for Sunday brunch. Service is on point and wait staff is very attentive. Stuffed shells really flavorful and the eggplant parmesan was delightfully robust. can't wait to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grapevine is bella!
    Jean
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The Grapevine is quiet, yet great for groups. It's a romantic place for an anniversary dinner, and yet friendly enough for an afternoon with BFFs. Which is better: The food or the service? Both are exceptional. And whether it's Italian or Greek food you want, you'll get the best at the Grapevine, my new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant did not have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The restaurant did not have my Open Table reservation on file. They said they had not received it from Open Table. They said it was the 2nd one that night with the same issue. They kindly got a table set up for us (9) quickly and we were seated almost immediately. I recommend calling to confirm the reservation if made online.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As a non-Greek fan this is
    DCTransplantVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    As a non-Greek fan this is the perfect place for me because my husband can indulge his Greek craving while I get to enjoy a plate of pasta. They also have one of the best dipping sauces for their bread.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    jhwtpaVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Very pedestrian Italian/Greek food. Not sure what the other reviewers ate, but mine was fair at best. The chicken parmigiana was like a frozen chicken breast warmed, smothered with a bottle of Ragu and covered with cheese and placed in a warming oven. The saganaki had chunks of cheese in it. Not good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem.
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    This is an excellent restaurant. My family and friends enjoy the food, service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food, Great Prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    My husband and I wanted a quiet place for a good Italian dinner... I can't recall ever going to the Grapevine before... we did enjoy it very much, the food was great including some nice desserts... we will go again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My version of Cheers
    vawolverine
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The Grapevine is a wonderful family owned restaurant. I have been going there for over ten years, and I always take out of town guests there. The food is great, but the staff and owners go out of their way to ensure you have a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO BAD...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    WE WERE DISSAPOINTED HERE. NOT SO GREAT FOODAT HIGH PRICES. OUW WAITRESS COULD HARDLY UNDERSTAND ENGLISH. WION'T BE GOING BACK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome first time
    LilCountryMama
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Grapevine is an outstanding restaurant. Food was great, desert was delicious, staff and food were out in a timely manner. Management was awesome. Made u feel like a million bucks. Definitely will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My girlfriend and I enjoyed
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed a nice lunch at The Grapevine and an excellent attention of Morgan our waitre.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Favorite
    AllieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Grapevine has been a family favorite for 10+ years. The food is delicious and the service is warm and personable! The restaurant will always do its best to squeeze you in, no matter the time, and once you're a regular you're treated like royalty! This has been a favorite spot for dinner and for special events (they have a huge room for private events and will tailor a menu specific to your needs)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice first visit
    rplii
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The serbice was very good. My partner has the egg plant parm and said it was very good. I had a greek sampler and found it good, but not great. It was quiet, not super busy, clean and nicely decorated. I definitely will give them another visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have dined at Grapevine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We have dined at Grapevine many times, and the food and service has always been delicious. Very friendly staff, resulting in the best of service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there for dinner New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Went there for dinner New Years eve. Dinner was average, none of the 4 dinners were amazing. Apps were excellent! Waitress did her best but had to many tables to keep up. Nice Little place but expected more flavor and better service. Hostess was very attentive when we arrived though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very poor upkeep. Not what
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    Very poor upkeep. Not what I would expect of a restaurant on Open Table. I was embarassed to have held a business meeting here. I will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    OnvacationVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Great service! Authentic Italian food in a cozy setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet