Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave

4.7
1135 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 1135 people are saying
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LukeM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4, we ordered drinks, several appetizers, and a couple of entrees, and split everything. We ate every bite of food. It was hard to pick a favorite.
We will definitely be back!!

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Sarah, was the best! We sat by the “stage” that they have upstairs due to the downstairs being closed for our visit. However, the sweet hostess brought us down to look at the grotto which was very cool. The ambiance of this place makes you feel like you are anywhere but a small town in Arkansas. We ordered the au jus sliders, peppercorn crusted goat cheese, sirloin, horseradish baked potatoes, and the bread pudding. My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed everything we tried! Our waitress also recommended a great port wine at the end of our meal to top the night off. This place is special and we will be making the drive back with some friends!

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Mgawith
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and amazing drink selections!

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. We refer people there constantly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Heater broken so had to relocate not their fault but not the romantic atmosphere. Service was fantastic. Salmon undercooked. Everything else was good. Did give up complimentary dessert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is super friendly and diligent. Food was timely and delicious. Atmosphere is top-notch!!

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DennisH
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is very good. We both ordered two different steaks, one more rare than the other and they came to the table correct. We love their wine and spirits and the dessert is great at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first time experience at The Grotto. Robby was a great server. Very quiet and romantic and of course delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but really cold next to the window - just to clarify is was 18 degrees outside

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ThomasO
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Food and service were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

January 1, 2022 dinner date. ❤️

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Loretta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mushroom Brie soup is to die for! And, as always, the salmon was delicious and my husband’s steak was cooked perfectly.

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TrentK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little place in Downtown Eureka Springs! The food and wine were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with my wife for her birthday. Food was great as usual.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service impeccable!

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LindaL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoy the unique atmosphere with the Spring - really makes you feel like you are in Eureka.
Most importantly - the food was excellent. My daughter ordered duck: it was her first time to eat duck and it was delicious. I went light with tenderloin sliders (perfect) and my husband's enjoyed his salmon. All three of us agreed we would re-order our selections. In past I have also had the Pork Chops sous vide and they were outstanding.
This was our third time to The Grotto, in our third visit to Eureka, so a testament to how much we enjoy this restaurant.

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MattH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary dinner and were very pleased. Great atmosphere with the native cave rock and running spring water. Friendly and attentive hostess and waiter. And the food was great. My wife had the smoked duck breast and acorn squash, both of which were done to perfection. I had the pork chop and fries. I thought the outside of the chop was slightly charred, but the seasonings were great and the inside was tender and juicy. The fries were excellent too. We would definitely come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was amazing! Sarah took great care of us. Great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a nice dining experience.

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PaulE
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We froze to death, no heat what so ever. The food was not what we had been hyped up to eat. Our waiter was so slow.

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ShelbyC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, wonderful service, and beautiful ambience.

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DawnE
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all the way around! Our sever, Sarah, was so great! Food was unbelievable, and fantastic ambiance! We had the Creekstone Sliders, Mac & Cheese, & asparagus and all had an amazing flavor! I wanted to go back our second night we were there and my husband wanted to try something else, a decision we both regret! :)

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GuyR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations but arrived early and were able to be seated immediately. The staff was excellent and very personable. They recommended dishes and drinks. Everything was excellent, hands down the best meal we had during our stay.

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CassandraS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I made a reservation and even called the location to inform them it was our 20th anniversary. I asked for a romantic table near the wine cave. What we got was the table directly behind the hostess desk where we could literally see her hair hanging over when she leaned back and every conversation she was having. When I mentioned it that I had called in and asked for a certain table, I was told well they have been married 40 years and if you can eat and be out of here in 40 minutes you can have it.
Food is decent but not worth the money based on their customer service.

They did move us to another table on the staircase so anyone going upstairs walked past us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Sat by cave wall with candles so intimate setting. We had the gulf shrimp small plate and the shrimp were seasoned & grilled to perfection. Shared the filet & salmon and both were wonderful. Melt in your mouth filet. Wine soaked mushrooms were also tasty and I usually do not like them. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant. Very professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat while visiting Eureka Springs !!

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John
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cool location. Really like the Grotto inside the building.

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vipCGJr
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorites - great food, knowledgable and friendly service, and a fantastic atmosphere. We visit Eureka Springs four times a year and enjoy dining at Grotto every visit.

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vipAXADining
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave is a wonderful delight! As soon as you walk in you know that you are going to really enjoy your meal. The sitting is very much the feel in being in a cave. The staff is very friendly and thorough. Wonderful selection of wines and spirits. Both the seat and teh salmon were superb, as were the side dishes. The smoked corn was unbelievable. When in Eureka Springs this is a must stop for dining.

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TimS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An outstanding place to dine. This place never disappoints! If you go to Eureka Springs, you need to go to the Grotto

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GregM
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful 😃 We learned of this restaurant by way of a host referral. May not have found it otherwise. It was one of the the best upscale cozy dining experience with well presented and delicious food. Definitely will return👍🏻👍🏻

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Dustin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Small portions for price. Steak was overcooked. Charred and that was only thing I could taste on the steak. A baked potato should have butter and sour cream, not yogurt.

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tinkerbellkiddo
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I reserved a table for my birthday almost 2 weeks in advance…. They stuck us (2) in the middle of the restaurant floor in front of the bar!! Now… if you reserve a table for a special occasion… why would you stick them in the CENTER of the restaurant behind the hostess desk??!!!! I came in from St. Louis for my birthday- didn’t mss as me me feel real special!! The food was fabulous tho!!!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit. Excellent food. Great service. Unique setting. Maybe a tad pricey but for that special night out....it's perfect.

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Lizbet
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an 8:30 reservation and were a few minutes early. There was a mob of people standing around the entrance, waiting. We were offered the opportunity to be taken up to the bar, which turned out to be cash only, and not related to the restaurant, except by a shared door. We were not warned it was cash only, but of course, they had an ATM, for a fee. By nearly half an hour past our reservation, we felt forgotten, so I trekked down to the hostess, who apologized and offered to seat us. We did get seated next to the grotto, which was nice, but not as special as I thought it would be, and right next to the bar. The room carries noise well, so with a full house, it was incredibly loud. The service was top notch, with just enough returns to the table to be helpful, but not annoying. Our ribeye and filet were perfect. I requested the mac and cheese, but they were out, so had to settle for a boring baked potato. The steaks, which is why we came, almost made up for all the things that made it less than perfect. This restaurant. By the way, is owned by the bbq spot called Sauced, in the less touristy part of town. Locals go there, and you should too, it was all around a perfect bbq joint.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get a nice dinner in Eureka Springs! Definitely recommend having a reservation! It’s the place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Ozark, MO and love the Grotto so much. We have dinner there once a month for date night.

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Kyralexa
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and the food was absolutely amazing.

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Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave is rated 4.7 stars by 1135 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.