Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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LD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, but service and bar were lacking. Missed silverware, we each got different types of spoons for the same soup, three of the same drinks each delivered differently. Little things, but not great execution.

MR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food. Overall great experience

KM
East Texas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Steaks were so, so........My ribeye was tough and sinewy, the wife's fillet not much better. Cost was way too much for what was delivered and few choices for sides (mashed potatoes and string beans, wtf?) Third trip to the place and the it's the last.

V
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meal was good, but I feel as if the restaurant is overrated. There was nothing spectacular about the restaurant which made the meal overpriced. My center cut filet was good, but you should never put the steak on top of the mash potatoes. Also, the sauteed spinach was done properly, but lacked any flavor, as if the cook failed to salt it. My wife's duck breast was tough and she was disappointed. Moving on, we had to remind the waitress to bring us bread and we also had to ask for a water refill once when the waitress should have kept her eye on it. So, would we recommend the restaurant, yes, but understand that you are paying more than you should. For what my final bill was, I've had superior service and food elsewhere.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The moment we walked in to the moment we left was a treat. The restaurant understands its local roots with food and decor.

Server was knowledgeable about the menu and offered recommendations (although the recommendations were conveniently the most expensive items on the menu). General service was expected for the type of restaurant, but it didn’t have any wow moments (good or bad).

The food was excellent. Everyone raved about their individual means - pork, duck, and seafood.

While it is on the high end side for its location, it’s a great spot for a special night out or a memorable meal.

H
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Zack our server was phenomenal! HIGHLY recommend his section. Food was wonderful. The bread was warm, soft, and went perfectly with the garlic olive oil and Mediterranean spice blend. Try not to fill up on the bread and oil/spice blend even though it is definitely one of the highlights of the meal.
We ordered the following:
- Crab martini (definitely recommend...large pieces of crab with a zingy vinaigrette)
-House salad (dressing was very tangy. Liked it for its uniqueness, not something you could find anywhere else)
-Cesar salad (traditional, and very well made. Not too creamy not to vinaigrettey)
-Filets (great meat! Tender and well cooked. Almost flavored perfectly... could have used a tad bit of garlic salt)
-Mashed potatoes (creamy)
-Corn (best corn I’ve ever had)
-Grits (perfectly cooked and flavored)
-Wilted Spinach (nice texture)
-Cheesecake topped with strawberries. (Traditional in taste, nice and fluffy...compliments of the restaurant for our anniversary)
-Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA (very nice can)
Ambiance was perfect for our anniversary! Upscale restaurant elegantly decorated for the holidays with very friendly staff. The downstairs market was very cute, too! We bought a bottle of Tuscan herb olive oil (which is to die for), a jar of the Mediterranean spice blend (the one the restaurant serves with the bread and oil), and a bottle of the Neopolitan Herb Dark Balsamic (so flavorful)!

JM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service was excellent, price a little high but not to bad.

P
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Crab Martini was an excellent starter.
Filet was delicious, though slightly overcooked(ordered medium, hot medium well). Skimpy on the side dish(mashed potatoes). Come on, Chef Jason, potatoes are inexpensive!👎
Beer samples were appreciated.
Chocolate martini was delicious, but at $15, max possible price was obviously charged.
Waitresses were a bit over-eager to clear dishes(please let me finish). I realize that you wanted to turn my table, but for a $150 meal for 2, let me enjoy a leisurely meal.
There were plenty of open tables, anyhow.
Crime brûlée was well-made!

KL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

MA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had great service & delicious food. The perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary.

RD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good atmosphere and the service was fantastic. Food was very good but menu slightly restricted

CS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and our server was friendly and attentive. The filets were outstanding - fork tender with wonderful flavor. Sides and dessert were excellent as well.

JF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Completely ruined by a drunk party of 6 seated next to us! No one in the room could enjoy their meal because of this loud obnoxious group. Very sad that they were able to ruin such a nice dinner for several tables. Perhaps they should have been seated downstairs near the lounge! Very disappointed!

CH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got to eat at 1890 Thursday and Friday. Pork chop(my favorite) on Thursday and a filet Friday. Absolutely no complaints either night. Love it

CD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server efficient and friendly
Was familiar with menu
Relaxing and comfortable place to dine
Food was excellent!!

CT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service

S
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. Appetizers, desserts and service were great but the steaks were good. I was actually a bit underwhelmed. A $48 ribeye should be a well-marbled prime cut and cooked to perfection. I never mind paying good money for great food, but I expect the level of excellence to be commiserate to the price. My dad’s, son’s, and my ribeyes were medium (ordered medium rare), dry (because they were overcooked), and lacked flavor (because they were dry and overcooked). Our waitress comped some desserts for us and said her manager was going to stop by our table but he never did. In their defense, the restaurant was hosting a large wedding party downstairs but that’s a poor excuse for low quality and the chef’s lack of attention to detail on our steaks.

WF
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and consistent. Service and atmosphere is excellent. Only suggestion would be to offer more specials for regular diners, or change the menu up occasionally. Love the trilogy appetizer.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Arrived 15 min early for reservation and was told we could be seated right away. 20 min later we were still waiting. This is ridiculous. I understand if can't seat until table ready but don't leave your customers waiting. I would have been happy to sit in bar for a drink for 15 min but communication was severely lacking by both male and female hosts on duty 10/29. Service was inattentive for only having 4 tables to wait on. The only redeeming thing about the evening was the food, which was fantastic (filet and shrimp/grits)! So much potential to make this a truly special restaurant. If you can put up with the average service for above average food then dine here.

C
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is our spot, we love this restaurant, we dine here at least once every other month. However, they fell short this time. As a party of two, the host sat us downstairs right between two large parties of 6 to 10 people in each so, we couldn't hear one another. Being our anniversary, it would've been nice for it to be a quiet, romantic ambiance, unfortunately it wasn't. The food also fell short this time. So, we aren't sure if they have a new chef, but we always share the mac n cheese and this time it made us both sick. Last time it was just dry, but this time it was lumpy, the cheese wasn't melted and we both had an upset stomach. I think we are taking a break from our place and let them work out whatever has them slacking. We recommend this restaurant usually and buy gift cards, shop in the market... But, we expect exceptional and the last couple of times they haven't been. We want our last time to be as good as our first, hopefully they fix the issues.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great food, great service, and great atmosphere!

J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time. Our favorite restaurant in Granbury.

D
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jimmy is awesome drinks & food fabulous & love the bar area and bartenders everyone so friendly and helpful

AG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best steak in the Fort Worth area! The service is top notch!

OT
Dallas
152 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year we visit Granbury, we dine at 1890 Grill. The food is consistently excellent. This year, the service was friendly and helpful as usual, but there were some staffing issues. Our server had a new person she was training and she had FAR too many tables to take care of.

How she managed, we don't know, but she was really working hard and trying to keep up. The restaurant really needs to add to the number of servers and not expect a couple of servers to handle a whole dining room floor. This place can afford to hire enough help and needs to do so.

DK
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. Love the atmosphere that you can carry on conversations with loud music in the background. Great place to meet friends and have dinner or go on a date with your honey.

JE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good wait staff and the food was prepared excellent. Every little item that we asked them to do like how our salmon and steak were cooked was welcomed and the when served was what we had asked for. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special night out. It was our anniversary and we could not have asked for better service or meal. Not cheep but you get what you pay for with the care the staff takes to be sure you have a great experience

BP
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting old friends

LR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our entire evening. Everything was excellent. We will be returning.

MW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience for my birthday. The food was excellent. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars all the way across is that at times service kind of drug. It was a Thursday night and not crowded. The drinks are prepared downstairs so it took some time to come upstairs and then waiting for the check. But yes, I will absolutely be coming back.

MD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jose, made our dinner a very pleasant experience. Great food cooked perfectly. Friendly staff. Overall great experience.

w
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

great place, great food, service can be slow but very polite

CT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, & atmosphere

MJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seafood pasta was excellent, steaks were ordered medium but came a little more medium rare but still ok. Texas Trio serving was a bit small for $18 but still tasty. Felt our waitress tried to push a few extra sales on us but she was nice

MF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work dinner - celebrating great customer and partnership

BR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!!! Outstanding food!!! We will be back for sure!!!

TB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

SV
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My husband and I treated another couple to dinner. The other couple are regulars. This was our second visit. The new downstairs dining area is beautiful and made for a delightful setting for our dinner.

The other couple wife selected the Texas Trilogy and loved it as she always does; and her husband selected the Salmon and found it excellent. (Note, the salmon was plain not buried in a glaze or sauce.)

My husband selected the pork entree having had it before, but it was not the same: the cut of pork was not easily carved to eat, and the sauce over powering for the pork. I selected the shrimp and grits - the shrimp were excellent but the entree was floating in the sauce - too much. So we were very disappointed.

We will be back, however, we will ask for sauces to be on the side. We prefer to taste the main ingredients of the entree, not just the sauce or glaze or chutney or...

k
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Most of the meal was good, appetizers, soups and salads, and my wife’s pork chop were all very good, however the ribeye was the worst steak I have ever had at a restaurant, the temperature was cooked perfect just like I asked however it was just not good, I asked my wife to try it and she said the same. Bottom line I would go back but will never order a steak again.

m
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was excellent,so was the food and we were celebrating our 29 th anniversary and received a free desert . would highly recommend it to anyone thanks again for a great evening.