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About The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown

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

800 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Wine Bar, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
West Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 236-1440

Website:
http://www.grovewinebar.com/

Parking Details:
We offer $6 valet. You will find them on 6th street just a little past West Ave.

Executive Chef:
Michael Ortiz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Fun (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Healthy (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (7)
Tapas (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

So surprised that brunch was so good! Lots of vegetarian options which was nice!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a group together who all live in another city but were all here at the same time. We celebrated that two of them got recognition in their careers. It was nice to have a booth that fit us nicely. Everyone liked their food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Mussels excellent. Bruschetta very good. Wine on expensive side. Pineapple upside down cake not so hot - preparation/presentation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Great place to enjoy a nice dinner. I love their wine flights menu.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

From the moment I walked through the door, I didn't receive a friendly vibe. No one was rude, but definitely not personable. That goes for the hostess, and our server. Our server took our drink orders, brought our drinks and immediately took our food orders and then we didn't see her again until the end of our meal. Every item we ordered came out room temperature instead of hot, like I would expect from chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy... when our server finally came back to take our plates she never asked how our food was or if we would like to order more food or another drink. She just came back with the check. I had very high expectations going into the grove being it was my first time and I was recommended by the owner. The food tasted wonderful even though it wasn't at the right temperature, and that's something I can get passed. But the service I receive makes all the difference. I would gladly try eating at the grove again if they hired new staff, or retrain the staff they have currently. All in all, I give it a 3 out of 5.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Attentive but non-intrusive service from Samuel. FRESH decaf for my husband and bottomless black coffee for me. My crab cakes benedict were spot on. My husband’s ‘crsipy’ bacon was a little limp. Plates were delivered by someone other than Samuel, when he checked on us he took care of the problem even though we told him it wasn’t necessary. All in all the food was good and service was excellent.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Grove bills itself as a wine bar but does not have a sommelier on staff. Additionally, the waited did not appear to be knowledgeable at all about the wines. Lastly, the cheeseboard only had 3 cheeses with a variety of other items surrounding them in an attempt to mask the low quality of the cheeses. The main courses were better than expected, however. Overall, the Grove is too expensive for what they are offering.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My only complaint is the 4-top tables. For a full table of 4 people, it's a very close fit. If 2 people are a little on the tall side and sitting next to one another - knees are bumping.
Also, there is barely room for multiple plates if there are 4 people there. And if al 4 people want to order a flight of wine - it's just a huge hassle.

Other than that - you guys are always on point in every area! Food is fantastic and the service is wonderful. Please keep it up!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was decent but really needed to be served a LOT hotter. This would have made the world of difference. Wine flights are fun and the wines there are decent. The lighting was AWFUL and apparently even though we asked to turn it down it was going to be too dark. This was ridiculous. The service was good. Our server was attentive...almost overly..felt a tad rushed. WOuld not go back for a date, but would stop in for a bite if I was in the hood.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant was very crowded, we had reservations and only had to wait a few minutes. We told the waiter that we had theatre tickets and were in a hurry. Within 10 minutes we had wine and dinner sitting in front of us. Really tasty food. We will be sure to go back and this time take friends!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered no salt margaritas, but were served with salt. The food wasn't that good.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall good experience. Temperature seemed a bit cool and ambience is kind of industrial. Food and drinks were very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great place for a girls night! We had so much fun celebrating a birthday of a great friend. Great food and wine but wish they waiter would’ve been more attentive and nicer.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a great time, we enjoyed the Wine Flight #8 and some bruschettas, they were oustanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was my third time at the Grove for a dinner and it has been great all three times! I came for a girls night out and a birthday dinner with my boyfriend and it was amazing. Highly recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I went as a business outing. The food was good but not outstanding. I had the Popeye and Olive Oil pizza. It was fine but not as flavorful as I would like. The appetizers were ordered by others, The cheese plate was very good. Very good selection of wines. This is not a fine dining establishment but a nice place to grab a decent meal. If you looking for a great eating experience I would not suggest this place but if you are looking for a good casual dining environment, Grove will work.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I took my friend out for a birthday dinner here on Monday (1/29/18) and our reservation was at 9:15pm and we arrived a tad bit late at 9:20pm (Downtown Parking). We were welcomed and seated right away it was a Monday night so they weren't incredibly busy. Because they restaurant closed at 10pm, I thought for sure that we were going to get sub-par service and that who comes in 40 minutes before closing look but the service was great and the food was even better. I highly recommend the grove to anyone looking for a good downtown Italian meal and an extensive wine list. Will for sure be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The evening was absolutely great. The only weird thing was that an alarm system went off during the meal and it took about 5 minutes to disarm. We were not asked to leave and were not really told what happened. None of the employees seemed too bothered. It was quite loud.
When it was over, everything went back to normal and we continue to have a great experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place to wine and dine

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The place was amazing. From the moment we walked in until we left everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed it

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Variety of options is remarkable! Service was excellent. Value is very good. Had some feedback on use of tofu in migas. Waitstaff was to deliver to chef. A great place for a great meal!
BTW: still pretty noisy. Lots of hard surfaces...

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I loved the environment. The patio was beautiful with the lights hanging from the ceilings. I would definitely like to go again.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love The Grove. The brussel sprouts are to die for and the pasta never disappoints. We had a great time at the wine table and want to send a shout-out to our server Cassandra. THANK YOU!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a great time!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Really, REALLY enjoyed our first visit here! Wonderful wines and food. I was missing the old Mezzaluna and this was perfect! The mussels were delish and the entire meal was excellent!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our best find while visiting Austin! We had the mimosa flight with syrups (not juice) and it was fabulous. Not too sweet! The homemade chips are excellent. Very creative food and emphasis on local sourcing.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were eager to try a new Austin dining experience on our Anniversary, and we were not disappointed. The downtown location was easy to find, with metered street parking available. We highly recommend starting with the Brushetta. You get to choose three different options on your appetizer plate, and the ones we chose were absolutely delicious, each pairing different textures and tastes to create a unique and satisfying first course. We then shared a plentiful main dish so we could splurge on a special dessert - a creamy Vanilla Crème Brûlée. Perfection!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

There is too much light for my taste and tables are crowded. Food was great and pizza was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We stopped into Grove on the way to a holiday party and are so glad we did. There was a wine flight for every type of wine and a great wine list. So anyone in a group would be able to find something they like. I had a flight and really enjoyed the notes that came with it describing each winery and region. We only had a couple of small plates, the brussel sprouts and cheese board. Both were awesome and so much more food than we had expected. Our server was lovely and took really great care of us.

We cannot wait to go back when we have more time to try more of the small plates and wines.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Perfect service, good cocktails & wine, and yummy food. Something for everyone

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tried this place out on my friend's last night in town. We sat out on the back deck which was really nice. We each had a wine flight and we shared a couple different dishes. The food was great and so was the wine! Our server was lovely.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food & awesome service by Chuy!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Fantastic food, excellent service and highly recommended

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place to enjoy a wide variety of wine & other alcoholic drinks. It has a great variety of tapas and we loved everything we tried.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We sat outside on the patio. We waiter was very friendly and helpful suggesting food and drinks. The bruschetta options were excellent and you were able to try different toppings in the same order which was nice. The squash soup was very tasty, a little spicy for me but everyone else enjoyed it. We will definitely go back another time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were visiting Austin for the first time and wanted to eat at The Grove. My wife had the short ribs and she loved them. I wanted to create my own pizza but I was concerned about the rater who claimed to have received a burnt pizza. I asked if the pizza could be made soft and chewy. I was assured that was not a problem. It was a perfect pizza! We shared a key lime pie that was nicely tart. Our wine that evening was a lovely right bank Bordeaux. It was a wonderful evening. We would return if we find ourselves in Austin in the future.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food & friendly service!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I cannot wait to get back to Austin to go to The Grove again. Our visit to your restaurant made our trip to Austin fabulous! Hook em!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time visitors to Austin. Love the atmosphere, but the food wasn't great. I got the pizza and all i could taste was burnt. Good to try something new. But probably won't be back.

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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Two bartenders " living the dream" and an NFL game made this visit a fun time for us. The Pinot Nero was great, as was the bruschetta along with several tapas.
Would return

Tags: Bar Seating
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