The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown

4.6
356 reviews
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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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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruschetta varieties you may never heard of before, but good nonetheless.

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so easy to make reservations with opentable. The food ,sevice and wine at the grove was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first opportunity for a patio seating since our move to downtown Austin. The weather was perfect! We went with some good friends and had a great time. Bonus - we found out that Monday night is 1/2 price wine by the glass! Perfect!

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Miami
60 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is ok and the place is nice.

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SO
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at the Grove. Food and wine was excellent. Service was top notch. The overall design is very nice. I will definitely be back and will recommend to anyone looking for a quality place to go downtown.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a glass of wine and appetizers before show at the Bass Concert Hall.

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AS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great, energetic ambiance. Food was fantastic. Gluten free options as well. I will come back again.

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Austin
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our experience at the Grove! We make a very late reservation and often are the last to leave the facility. We never feel rushed or ignored. Excellent customer service!

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JA
Atlanta
144 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant in Austin. It's attractive inside and also offers outside seating. It was our first time there and I was not wild about the food, but would give them a try again, because it was a good menu.

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Naples
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Totally unexpected for us to dine on an evening when the wines by glass were half off AND the bruschetta was also half off. We had an eclectic selection of different entrée and appetizer items and none of them disappointed. Will definitely recommend to other visiting the city of Austin. Cheers!

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PV
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked it. A+ for scenery. Great view of the creek. Nice downtown vibe. Excellent service. Fast but not too fast. "Fake" meat burger was a hit. Avocado gazpacho (sp?) was a nice surprise. The tofu wrap... a little less than a hit. A little light on the tofu... a little heavy on other things. Drinks managed to cover up any blemishes with the tofu wrap.

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NG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio on a beautiful Friday afternoon and you would never know you were on W 6th. The setting is beautiful and all you see is the foliage planted to block the street from the patio. The food was also good - my friend had the impossible burger and it was impossibly good! It really did taste like beef! I had the salmon salad that was fresh and delicious, and we shared the poke appetizer which was also really yummy. I would definitely come back to enjoy another glass of wine and a meal on the patio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio

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B
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved their mimosas and the option to mix your own! We had a lovely brunch outside on their patio which was really nice. Solid brunch food - not spectacular but what you'd hope to get. Will definitely come back and planning to check them out for dinner sometime too!

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EA
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brunch was delicious and our server was great!

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CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative delicious food. Wonderful tastes!

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C
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars and always have a pleasant experience at the Grove on 6th. Loved our waiter and were easily able to cash in our Open Table $25 reward card!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great host!

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

No one greeted us or dropped water for 20 minutes. Manger offered a round of free drinks and made it awkward by standing there longer and not saying anything. Then said he could take an order so we started and then he said it’ll have to wait because he’ll forget what we ordered. I had paper on my food. They refunded most of the meal but I’d rather pay and be happy!

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Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress was inattentive. Food was reasonably priced and the patio was nice

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great choice of wines by the glass. We were there on Sunday evening, and all by-the-glass wines were half price.

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p
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grove has beautiful decor, the noise level is lively, the cocktails are delicious, the menu has a lot of great options, and the food is delicious! They never disappoint.

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Austin
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional! My daughters and I enjoyed their birthday dinner very much! It was packed on a Saturday night and a bit noisy but nice ambience anyway.

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DS
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in Austin for two weeks and ate here three times. Service was outstanding and the food was very good. They have a wine list that would meet the needs to almost anyone. Lunch specials are a great deal and delicious! If we go back to Austin, you will find us here again.

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was pleasantly surprised by the 1/2 off wine and 1/2 off Bruschetta on Mondays. Great service, not crowded at all.

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FF
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, wine, and value, especially the service. I'll be back.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Go there

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. We'll definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming. My wife had forgotten her phone charger and they provided one for her to use. The food was excellent.

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KN
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grove had some fantastic Valentine's Day special food offerings and wine pairings. Everything tasted great! I highly recommend it, and I'm hoping to visit again soon.

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CL
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service!

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1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Very poor service, were neglected from the start manager came with our waters and explained the wait. Ordered an appetizer and left

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Downtown for a concert & booked The Grove to see if it was as good as Lakeway location. It was, minus the fine view of Lakeway location.

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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The atmosphere was okay, maybe a bit stuffy for my taste. The restaurant seemed a bit outdated in terms of decor and theme. I could have gotten past all of that, but our server was rude and barely even spoke to us. He didn’t even introduce himself. I chose this restaurant because they had gluten free pizza on the menu. It tasted very much like regular pizza and was very tasty, but then I got sick later so I am 99% sure it was not gluten free pizza that we were served. I would not recommend this restaurant with all the other awesome restaurants so close by especially if you have celiac disease.

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C
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "go to" late night dinner spot as it is just a few blocks from home. Had a hiccup with the reservation as the Open Table website defaulted to a Saturday date instead of the current date of Thursday, causing our reservation was booked on the wrong day. The hostess was very helpful in changing this in the system so we could earn our reward points. (Thank you!) Our waiter was fabulous, funny and efficient, as always. We ordered the quail, meatballs and brussel sprouts. Top notch! And love the new hand held credit card check out. Easy peasy! Loyal repeat customer!

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MD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. We shared the fried oysters, crispy cauliflower and shishito, Brussels sprouts and ahi poke. I had the scallops with the sparkling wine flight, and my friends ordered the bolognese with the pinot, ahi salad with the rioja flight and the salmon entree with some spicy tequila cocktail. We also shared the flourless chocolate cake and the creme brulee with some Riussec Sauternes.

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ML
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and interesting concept of wine. The Steak was AMAZING.

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LW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent seared tuna salad + great service. Would recommend to all my friends

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