The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown

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Wine Bar
We only take a small number of reservations so that most of the restaurant is open for guests to walk in and be seated without a wait. If you find no reservations available please don't be discouraged we will likely have a table ready for you when you walk in the door. From the get-go, our goal has been to provide a casual place where Austinites and visitors could enjoy great wine and food. We hope our customers appreciate and enjoy what we do. It truly is a labor of love. A number of people, both current and former employees, have helped make The Grove what it is today. A restaurant can never rest on its laurels, especially in a place like Austin that has so many great dining options. We’re always trying to stay on top of our game and make things even better, and we never lose sight of the initial idea that wine and food are for everyone to enjoy. Cheers - Beth, Matt and Reed

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Daily 3:00PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Austin. We love this place!

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Great service. Come into Austin for race and have eaten here 3 years in a row.

n
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious good and wonderful service.

AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my bestie here for our girls night out in Austin before we headed to the TOOL concert in San Antonio, and this spot was amazing! The Tomato Shrimp bisque was on point for the chilly day we spent roaming 6th Street, and the seared Ahi Tuna salad was superb! Would love to stop here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was really good! The overall service was not great. Waited a long time to be greeted, was not asked if we would like more to drink. Waters never got refilled just lacking good service.

EB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch very much. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Very pleasant place to get together with friends.

f
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent. Very good wine selection. Food is good, but nothing to write home about.

YY
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A very nice place with good food and wine. Will return for sure enjoyed the rooftop and drinks were great on sixth street

D
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granddaughter birthday

f
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stooped by The Grove - Downtown for an early Saturday evening dinner. It was not crowded, there was a UT game in progress! lol My reviews of The Grove may seem repetitive, but what can I do about that. The service was great, attentive but not intrusive. The Grove has an outstanding wine list, varietals from all over the word, and incredibly reasonable! Its obvious that a lot of thought goes into the wine list. After an introductory cocktail, we tried one of the wine flights (a must have style of serving at any place calling itself a wine bar, right?!), Italian whites this time. We ordered a glass of one of the whites for dinner. Dinner was the fried oysters and the shrimp bisque, both of which I would put up against any place else in town. We shared the "Wine Lover's" pizza, also super good, figs, prosciutto, arugula and several mild cheeses … perfect! If you don't have The Grove - Downtown on your "go to" list of downtown restaurants, you're missing out on a 5 star experience, every time.

TS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have eaten here a few times & always have a great experience! Friendly service, great variety of food & good bar!

CM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food. Would recommend that you check and make sure that the partially seaparted party room is not going to be utilized during your dinner. A bridal shower/party group was in there the last 30 minutes of our dinner- they were pretty loud.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here 3x now and have consistently enjoyed our meal, especially small plates with a wine flight. Had the pizza last time and look forward to going again.

MM
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicer restaurant than advertised. Very social loud place. Good for a party or event. Seating was comfortable.
Menu choices were excellent. Food was excellent. Service was unusually good. Very pleased with whole dinner. Will definitely go back when in Austin

AR
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at The Grove on Saturday evening, and the food was very good. I loved the vibe--very Austin. Prices were very reasonable. There was an extensive wine list. Also, we had great service from our waiter, Marshall. I would definitely return.

DF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent but the highlight was our server Marshall. He was so warm and personable

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The staff were very accommodating and prompt, and we enjoyed the ambiance (once we were moved out of the back room, which was awfully loud and bright). The food however left a lot to be desired. Maybe we just didn't order the right things on the menu (brussel sprouts, calamari, berry salad and chicken sliders) but everything was just so so.

CC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were visiting Austin on our 45th wedding anniversary and explored online for a good restaurant. We chose The Grove based on the reviews and menu. It did not disappoint. We had a marvelous experience all the way around The food, ambiance and service was excellent. We will be back on our next trip back to Austin.

g
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a birthday lunch as was happy with the food and service.

MD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and came out fast. Everyone loved their meals and the shared apps. Creme brûlée was a great birthday dessert too!

OT
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We are regulars at the Grove downtown and visit there several times a month. Always leave a 4-5 star review, however this evening was below par. Very short staffed, which was either poor scheduling or employees not showing up. Took 20 minutes to get water and drinks. Then took over 45 minutes to be served two "small plates". (Not entrees) Manager finally caught our eye while we were waiting and came over to the table to check on us because our waiter had not. Found out they had burnt our quail and had to start all over with the preparation. Should have at least comped that part of the meal, but did not. Again we are regulars and have never been acknowledges as so, Disappointing. Management should check their reservations and see who is frequenting their establishment regularly and as least welcome us back and see to it that we receive good service for our commitment to their establishment. Will probably continue to come back, but perhaps not as often as we are disappointed in the poor service.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the bruschetta and calamari and the wine flights are always amazing. This is my favorite place to go out when I am in Austin

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here, as I just moved to Austin, and I loved it. Great place, food, and service. I will definitely be back again, and again.

OT
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, especially the bruschetta, and wine selection was extensive. The server was not so friendly or helpful and ambience was not as lively as other restaurants in the area

KL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Grove! Recommended a great wine flight and the quail was to die for.

HH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great wine options! Bruschetta was delicious as was the Ahi Salad. Would highly recommend

s
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal (and wine) at The Grove. We had an excellent waitperson who was very friendly and helpful. The brussel sprouts were the standout but everything was very good. I would definitely recommend.

BB
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, drinks and wine and service were outstanding. We look forward to our next visit.

LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, great wine selection...really enjoyed the flights, convenient valet parking, beautifully designed interior. Will go back!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great but service was very slow

KH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food wasn't good, wine was the best thing. I would not recommend that anyone go here unless you just want to have a good drink.

A
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and we had a great experience!

g
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Grove downtown is a regular stop for us several times a year - always good food and good service. The menu should appeal to just about everyone.

H
London
36 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service with outside space .

ET
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen! Their brunch is so delicious and the service we received was excellent. I will definitely be going back!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Father’s Day
We brought two dogs and there was no way to escape the blazing sun. No fans or misters on the outside patio.
We identified one person in our party had a peanut allergy and expressly asked that the charcuterie board be made without nuts. It came out with nuts on it.
Nice waiter who took responsibility for the mistake but clearly doesn’t understand the life threatening nature of a peanut allergy.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Great wine!

L
Dallas
128 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We intended to go for dinner but ended up just having an appetizer and splitting a flight and went elsewhere for dinner. The bruschetta was pretty good. Nothing else on the menu really jumped out at us for food. The bartender was super friendly and we had no issues, we were just in a more adventurous mood than what they had on the menu.

JL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was impressed with the quality of the food. Fresh, great flavor, great quality. Nice to get a good impression on your first time!

JJ
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere along with solid service