Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
three pepper-spiked quail breasts wrapped with crispy bacon finished with a decadent pan asian glaze over spicy arugula
Wood-Fired Cedar Plank Salmon*
line caught salmon fired on a cedar plank served with your choice of sauce
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.
Last meal of a road trip weekend
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.
Fantastic food and service! Best meal I had had in a long time!
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.
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.
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME FOOD, DRINKS AND SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!
Food was AMAZING!!! Service was AMAZING!! Atmosphere was wonderful.
Only complaints: It was a little hot in there and we had a table next to us with a man speaking very loudly the entire time. Neither of which reflect on the establishment! We WILL be back :)
Great good and our server was an absolute delight! She exudes joy :)
This is an excellent place for a fine dining experience. Maybe one of the best places in Eureka Springs. It is small so an Open Table reservations is suggested. The service was excellent, the "smoked Manhattan" outstanding. Food was great and beautifully presented.
The Ribeye steak was awesome. We really liked the bake potato awesome seasoning
The food is fantastic and worth the cost! Great atmosphere, excellent service
Everything was awesome
Very impressed. Staff were very courteous. Each plate was artfully presented. Our meals were delicious with the wood smoke flavoring.
We visit here every time we come to eureka springs. Always perfect. Staff is gracious and efficient. Love it
My portobello mushroom and acorn squash was fantastic, and the bone marrow appetizer was delicious. My wife’s duck, however, was well over cooked and very dry.
Excellent service and food! Steak was melt in your mouth, ambiance was so nice. Make sure you make reservations first!
Fun location for an anniversary dinner. Good food and service. It’s worth it:)
Reservation for six was upgraded to table seating. Great service and wine selection. Food was outstanding. Only the baked potatoes seemed a bit old.
Love this restaurant!
Fabulous experience!! The atmosphere was a one of a kind experience...and the food was amazing!!
Outstanding! Great Service and every bite was delicious! We can't wait to go back.
Very nice and quite place to eat. The service was good and the food was great! Definitely would recommend trying it out. Be sure to make reservations it is very busy place!
Filet was amazing! Husband loved Peppered Goat appetizer and spicy margarita.
We always enjoy Grotto. The staff is phenomenal and the food equally as wonderful.
Started with some cocktails I had the old fashion.
We wanted to try a variety of items. So we had appetizers, both kinds of sliders, bone marrow, cup of mushroom soup.
Service and food and drink were all top notch.
Definitely recommend this gem!
The Grotto was an amazing experience that exceeded every expectation. Our server, Rhonda helped guide us through the menu to a wonderful meal from start to finish. The unique items made this a fun and fulfilling experience.
Great food. Great service. Prices fair for quality and quantity you receive. Just know parking anywhere in eureka springs is tough. Not anything any restaurant can do anything about. Would definitely go again next trip.
Our server was so welcoming and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend the Grotto
This is always a good time
Fantastic service! Wonderful food. We always enjoy dinner and drinks at The Grotto.
A very nice restaurant. I highly recommend it. The steak was absolutely delicious, full of flavor and oh so tender. You have to get the Mac and cheese as a side and the acorn squash was very good too. The salmon was also delicious, it wasn’t seasoned enough for my liking but after I added salt and pepper to it, it was better. It was cooked to perfection on a wood plank.
The wait staff was really good and the ambiance of the restaurant was awesome. We will definitely eat there again when we come back to Eureka Springs.
Wonderful experience! Waitstaff was top notch. The Caesar Salad and Salmon was great and my husband loved the Pork Chop. I am so glad I made a reservation prior to coming to Eureka Springs.
If you have gluten allergy I highly recommend! They were very knowledgeable about allergies and there where lots of options for me. The steak, duck, and potatoes where some of the best my husband and I have ever had. 10/10 would recommend!
Wonderful atmosphere. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. The best dining experience we have had this year.
Rhonda gave us fantastic service! We were celebrating our 17 year wedding anniversary. We always make sure to visit The Grotto any time we come to town. The salmon was absolutely amazing. I sure wish I had the recipe for that Asian sauce. Our entire experience just made our anniversary that much more special. Thank you for the great service and food!
I asked the Grotto to have a dozen roses ready fir our anniversary dinner. They failed miserably!
The Peppered Goat and Brussels sprouts are amazing.
Wait staff was great and food presentation was beautiful. Prices were a bit high but what isn’t these days. We enjoy Grotto every trip we make to Eureka Springs. It’s just a really unique place!
Delicious food in a cool atmosphere
Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave is rated 4.7 stars by 1026 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.