The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown

4.6
602 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to having a very limited number of tables available currently we are asking that all reservations up to 4 people respect a 90 minute seating time. Tables of 5-6 will be allotted 2 hours. Please wear a protective face covering at all times unless seated at your table. Thank you!

Parties up to 6 people may be reserved online. For parties of 7-10 people please call our host staff to make a reservation at 512-327-8822.

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. We’re always trying to stay on top of our game and make things even better, but 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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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ahi tuna and oysters were awesome! Definitely highly recommend and would go again.

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dlat
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience. I recommend any bruschetta and the brussel sprouts. Oh…and I always love a good Cuban!

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vipDonS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at The Grove Wine Bar sitting outside. There is stream that runs next to it and trees that sort of hide the outdoor area from the street. It's hard to tell you're in downtown Austin. The food and wines were excellent!.

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GFDiner2
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable as were the small plate and entrée dishes. The dessert was also great. Highly recommend the downtown Grove restaurant.

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vipSusan
Austin
44 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We popped in for Saturday lunch. The table had bruschetta, crab cakes, meatballs and the forbidden rice bowl which we all shared. It was fun trying lots of different things, snd they were all great. The kitchen was a bit slow, although we were not in a hurry as we were visiting with an out of town guest. Would definitely eat here again.

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AmyY
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Though the service was slow, the food was excellent! The bruschetta is not to be missed. Nice selection of wine by the glass, and a lovely outdoor patio.

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vipFranka4211
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to the Downtown location for dinner. My wife suggested that we sit outside facing the street. I ordered the beef tenderloin, which was cooked perfectly, as were the asparagus and mashed potatoes. Wife had a salad with grilled which was also amazing . Will frequent this location as the food is great…

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ArmanR
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, excellent staff took care of special occasion.
I recommend the restaurant, especially during the week.

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Libs
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner on the patio on a Monday night. I bet the place is much louder on the weekend. I was worried about some of the other bad service reviews, but we really had no problems with the service. Really lovely, easy to find something you like kind of place. Will be back!

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Steve
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a lunch with old friends. The perfect location. Easy street parking right in front.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

First, the hostess would not seat the three of us in a booth altho there were THREE booths available at 8pm. She TOLD us they had to save them IN CASE larger parties came in. Shortly thereafter there were FOUR booths available. We needed to chat about serious decisions with our adult son. Then our server left us & we had to go looking for her to place our entree order. Then my salmon was grossly over cooked & quite frankly, tasteless. We were so ready to leave that I didn’t say anything about it. My husband’s pizza had very little flavor and well, we’ll stick to the weekend brunch at the Grove which is what they seem to do best.

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Genevieve
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

After we were sat at our table we didn’t see a server for about 12 minutes. Then finally someone came to take our drink orders, but it wasn’t our server. Our server then dropped off the drinks about 12 minutes later and mixed up our wine orders. We didn’t realize for a little and when we did told the server, and she gave us a confused look and said “and what do you want me to do about it”. She also had disrespectful and sassy responses to our questions about the menu or any alterations to our meal. The server would disappear for 30 minutes at a time and not check in on us. The food was great but the service was horrible. As someone who works in the service industry, I think they need to train their servers on better table manners.

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viphannahw
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service with a nice outdoor patio

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vipGuilcajun
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elated Mother’s Day celebration...

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vipLeighB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak salad is delicious, same with the calamari. Very impressed with their allergy options. Patio is very nice as well.

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vipDawnyk
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have FRENCH WINE! We love wine from France! It was delicious! We also tried 3 different types of bruschetta. All very good. Our dinner choices, Redfish and Tuna, were outstanding. Great ambiance, great service, great food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the frozen espresso martini!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great spot! Beautiful place and food. Just in the summer make sure to bring bug spray. Water and humidity in Texas not a good combo together sadly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious, great choice to celebrate my wife’s birthday!

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TaraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food, great covered patio out back. Our waiter was perfectly courteous, just wished he knew more about the wine list. He also disappeared a couple times, but we weren't in a rush so not a big deal. Overall, very nice!

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SusieQ
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch

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vipDusty
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Specifically requested an outside table, called the same day to confirm and was told it was outside. When our party arrived we were told there were no outside available so we sat inside in the walkway of the restaurant. Not a great experience.

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SarahG
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What's great about the Grove is that it is consistently good and good value. Another plus is that you can usually get a reservation on relatively short notice -- it is an overlooked, i.e., non-trendy, gem on the locally-owned dining scene.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We are regulars at this restaurant and have never had a problem before, but today we were extremely disappointed. The service was worse than usual, and the food was not good. The salad was missing normal items (avocado), and was very bland. The pizza was terrible - the crust tasted stale and brittle, and it had way too much sauce. They definitely are off their game. Very disappointed.

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SusanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Abby, was the best!! We’ll be back.

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Charlesm
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The flights of wine are enough to get you through 2 courses without having to order another glass. Tuna was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good food and drinks, nice outdoor seating, really lackluster service. Waiter left things off our order and was totally absent til we flagged him down so we could pay. He was pretty rude, too. I haven’t had that experience there before, so maybe it was just an off day. Unfortunate, but we still enjoyed our meal overall

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we had our 2 year anniversary here and the food was great !

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vipDianeR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove was a great brunch spot. The service was great and the food was good. I would recommend it.

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vipSavageOne
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I had the tuna with squid ink risotto, it was sooo yummy! Would definitely return to try other menu items! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Family gathering

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Nate was very knowledgeable and attentive! I had a Red French Flight which resulted in me purchasing a bottle. I paired it with Pizza and a Salad which were both ample in size and delicious. I’d definitely come back when in Austin!

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PaulM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice menu selection. Excellent wine list, with a large variety of wines at different price levels.

MA
vipMurtyAtx
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fresh and delicious, beautiful patio, not overpriced, we LOVE The Grove!

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jsmith
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was OK, service lacked much, nothing to write home about. I have been there before with a much better felling about the place.

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DrLaLa
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but small portions. Very comfortable setting and nice for a relaxing day with a glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, the food was great, and the service was awesome! Their wine selection is incredible and the cheese tray is fantastic!

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Dinner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Never had a "Pork Chop Saltimbocca" before...I wanted another, that's how good it was. My wife had the "Vodka Shrimp Linguini" and she said it was excellent as well. Well versed wine list, but we each chose from one of their 10 different flights...well matched. When I'm in Austin, I'll be back! Oh yea...the service was very good as well.

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AmyB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, very safe and spread out in the patio!

KM
KellyM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family experience, and server and food were great!

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You can order delivery directly from The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown using the Order Online button. The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 236-1440.

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 602 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.