Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave

4.7
1060 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
This place is a hidden Eureka gem and located in the beautiful downtown district. The original structure was built on solid rock which has had an active spring running constantly. This unique rock formation provides a comfortable romantic setting for a great dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1060 people are saying
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Piloto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience in a cozy restaurant. We loved the spring inside the grotto and our food was delicious. My wife had a charred filet steak perfectly cooked along with acorn squash, a very unusual item for an extra but perfectly done. My wife does these at home and was impressed a chef would try this. I had grilled Portobello mushroom with balsamic glaze and goat cheese on top. Just the best. Parking is a little tough but there was a nearby lot down the hill that had space. We were very glad we got a reservation while in Eureka Springs. Very fun and the wood cooking they did with hickory and white oak was perfect.

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ReneeJ
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. We had appetizers- bone marrow and chicken wings. Both outstanding! Chicken wings were substantial size too. Then main course was the filet which was cooked to perfection and melted in mouth. Desert we had the white cake. Highly recommend the Grotto. Make reservations as smaller establishment and allows for less wait time. We had reservation and were taken right to our table as others were waiting to be seated.

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EricD
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to eat while in Eureka Springs. Food and service was excellent and cooked to perfection.

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PamR
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was one of the highlights of our trip to Eureka Springs Arkansas! For our meals, it was THE highlight. From the minute we walked in we were welcomed and treated very well. Reservations are highly recommended. They had to turn away several who came in without one. The staff is amazing. Very hard working, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. My daughter and I both had Filet Mignon and boy were they amazing!!! We also enjoyed the Peppered Goat Cheese small plate, and for dessert, she had the Chocolate Mouse with raspberry sauce and I had the Bread pudding. There is also an impressive wine list. I cannot wait to go back during my next visit! This restaurant is a MUST!

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was perfect we will definitely be stopping here again.

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John
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, top notch service, knowledgeable staff and great atmosphere.

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JodyB
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, tasty beverages, wonderful atmosphere!

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JacquelineS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the wait staff was very kind and on top of service! Very pretty scenery!

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MarkM
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome, great vibe, amazing food! We will definitely come again the next time we are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a group of college students to Eureka Springs for their fall break. The Grotto was highly recommended so we made reservations to give it a try. Everyone’s food was out of this world! We are big foodies and love to try high end steaks (Ruth’s Chris, Morton’s, etc). My filet at the Grotto was one of the top steaks I’ve ever had. Their mushroom bisque and sides were amazing! Some of our group ordered the salmon and pork and those also received high reviews. Highly recommend!

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were terrific, Robbie was our bartender/ server.

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vipBlakesPick
New Orleans
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We dined here for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Great food and service. However parking near the restaurant is virtually impossible.

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CarrieK
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful! Each person at our table ordered something different, and we all enjoyed our meals. The drinks and desserts were great also. Service was super!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great an lovely atmosphere.

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Pamela
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered The Grotto on our first of 4 visits to Eureka Springs this summer. We’ve eaten here every time and each visit has been better than the last. We’ve traveled a lot around the country and in Italy, this is our favorite restaurant, anywhere! The food is fabulous, the duck is like a filet minion, the wings are entree worthy, the Mac n cheese melts in your mouth and the filet was the best I’ve ever eaten. The atmosphere and decor is beautiful and tastefully thought out. The service is very friendly and attentive! Looking forward to and planning our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was on vacation with my husband.

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LaMor
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I would not eat the steak. Too much gristle and way overcooked for the price. I was told it was a prime beef but it had to have been choice. Otherwise it was. Great experience.

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vipShabaron
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The setting is unique and pleasing. The food was wonderful. Drinks were overpriced and the crowd is a little pushy which effects their rush to get you out of there. Entrees came when we weren’t even finished our appetizers.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is really a wonderful dining experience in the heart of old Eureka. Highly recommended for the food, ambiance, price and atmosphere.

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CindyP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please thank our server Rhonda for such a warm welcome during our stay. She made our anniversary very special.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was wonderful. Steaks cooked to perfection. Our server Mike was great! Visit could not have been better!

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food. Our waiter was very nice took care of us. The steak and pork chops was cook just right for us. Thank you for a wonderful time

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BayliH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We absolutely loved our first trip to Grotto, so much so that we knew we had to eat there again on our next trip to Eureka. However, this second trip didn’t live up to the first. They were out of Mac n cheese, which wouldn’t have been a big deal if that didn’t also happen to us the first time we visited. Secondly, we ordered the ribeye and asked for medium and got medium rare…at best. There were parts my husband and I couldn’t even stomach to eat it was so rare. I so wish it would have been as good of an experience as our first visit there, but we both left feeling kind of meh.

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CandisD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah waited on us and the service was excellent. Food was great. Very enjoyable experience.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our time very much!! Wonderfull and delicious food!!! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rhonda offered awesome service with great menu knowledge, very personal and friendly. The food was exquisite! The squash and mushrooms stole the show, I would recommend the bread pudding.

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MichelleJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! We will definitely go back. The atmosphere and food were all top notch. The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the rib-eye and salmon entree’s - the food was delicious. The staff were friendly and perfectly attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant.

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome experience!! Food was outstanding!! Ambiance was very neat!

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Meagang
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The food had a great flavor. I feel like for the price of the establishment, there wasn’t enough food. I was so hungry when I left, we had to stop somewhere for me to get something else to eat. I ordered what was supposed to be an 8-9 oz Sirloin and squash. As I said the flavor was amazing. But the steak was tough and was around 5-6oz, and I was given one slice of squash. All Entrees only come with one side, of course you can add another for a price. My squash had hard pieces all around it, so made it hard to eat. My husband ordered asparagus and received 3 stalks. We commented on the amount of food we received, the waitress came and she replied “that’s the normal amount we give” occasionally we do not mind to spend a great deal of money on a special dinner out. I just think for a $45 plate of food it should come with a little more food. The experience was great and fun. The establishment was beautiful, but if you actually want to get full and you don’t have the stomach the size of a bird, I wouldn’t recommend this place.

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DerejV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic- great place

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Reece
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was the best place my wife and I ate during our week in Eureka Springs. My wife is not usually a steak-eater but we'd been advised to order the Filet before going and it did not disappoint. At initial look, the prices seemed a bit steep but it was hard to be too critical when looking at our clean, happy plates.

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Timberss
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A beautiful atmosphere and the food was excellent.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! The food was amazing. The staff was super friendly and upbeat. Quaint environment. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Amanda
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our party arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation. We were promptly sat and given water by the hostess. We then waited well over 15 minutes for a server to approach. She introduced herself and got our drink orders. We ordered several mixed drinks off of the house menu. She stated there was no bartender and she would have to make the Cocktails herself. It took quite a while, as she also had other tables. The Cocktails were fair at best. It's not really her fault, a place like this should have a bartender dedicated to the drinks. We ordered the peppered goat for an appetizer. It was lovely presentation, but so so so spicy with the combination of cracked pepper and jalapeño jelly. The combination of spice heat and oil heat was way over powering and lingered unpleasantly. Our entrees arrived promptly and were well plated. However, everything was way over cooked. The 3 fish entrees were very dry, the two sides of fries were so burned it was like eating charcoal, the meat on the sliders was cooked into little tough hockey pucks, and the acorn squash side was soggy black mush. We asked the server once she came around to check on our table if the two sides of fries could be replaced. She stated that the kitchen was all closed up and we couldn't get replacements. So she took money off the ticket. As nice as that was, we had our food 10 minutes and there were inedible sides. An effort should have been made to fix this, not just a comp. So half of our party only had dry fish for dinner. The server and ambiance were the only positive attributes of our visit. It was obvious that they decided to have the B team work on a Monday night. I'm hoping the chef was off work, because that was not food quality we expected based on the reviews, local recommendations, and the food hall of fame win. We left disappointed and hungry.

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ConnieG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last meal of a road trip weekend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately, we got stuck next to very loud drunk people who obviously have never eaten at a high end restaurant. We ate quickly and got out quickly. It wasn't a fun experience! When you pay that kind of money for dinner, people like that should be escorted out.

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CrissyM
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Best meal I had had in a long time!

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Sarah
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were hoping for a nice, quiet drawn out dinner that “would excite the senses.” Big group, very loud, came in after us and just ruined it. Didn’t feel like I was eating in a cave at all. There is a nice major rock in the restaurant but only 2 tables are by it. The others are close to the busy entrance. Could see the kitchen and just looked and felt like a regular restaurant.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make sure we eat here when in Eureka. Excellent food & service. We specified where we wanted to be seated in our reservation & they had us right where we wanted to be. Drinks were great too. Steaks perfectly cooked. Service couldn’t be better.

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Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave is rated 4.7 stars by 1060 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.