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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EB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

YY
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Granddaughter birthday

f
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

CM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
35 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

MD
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

s
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but service was very slow

KH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome and we had a great experience!

g
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service with outside space .

ET
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food! Great wine!

L
Dallas
128 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere along with solid service

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. The noise level was a bit high for my liking, I do not enjoy the feeling of having to talk loudly at the diner table to be heard.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Cool place, but there are plenty of better places in my opinion.

RH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

These guys were so amazing. The food and wine were fabulous but they really went the extra mile for me. I forgot my ticket for the theater at home. Frantically I asked them for help. They printed them out for me and saved the day!!! So grateful!!!

TZ
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice variety of food and took advantage of the happy hour pricing on wine. Services was excellent, wonderful location downtown.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great as well as the mimosa options.

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