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The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen Downtown

4.6
212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm;
Friday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday 10:30am - 11:00pm Limited Brunch 10:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday 10:30 - 10:00pm Full Brunch 10:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(512) 236-1440
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Ortiz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Street
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Parking details
We offer $6 valet. You will find them on 6th street just a little past West Ave.
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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What 212 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food and Wine were delicious. We sat on the patio on a beautiful night. The restaurant inside was beautiful and quaint. The menu has lots of variety allowing for many tastes to be satisfied (vegan to the meat eater). One could definitely have a light meal or a full course dinner. I loved the wine flights and it is definitely a great place to have a night out or just celebrate a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food-especially the Brussel sprouts! We loved the atmosphere and had great service. I definitey recommend getting a wine flight!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I have now eaten several times at The Grove Downtown & in Cedar Park. It’s fabulous ... food & service! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Friends in town

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delightful.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great wine flights. Everything is bigger in Texas! The tapas were amazing. Have the bruschetta, you won’t be sorry.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sat outside. Very nice and relaxing. Wines flights are a fun way to try new wines. Wait staff was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing. My girl friends loved it. We had many options on the menu and we each loved what we were served. Our waitress was so sweet, personable. Efficient and helpful too. Loved that valet parking was available. Still talking about the Mimosas.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went because of the "Brunch menu" on their Opentable site, only to find out that it's a Sunday-only brunch menu, and the daily brunch menu is quite short. When we explained this to our waitress, her response was actually rude. We only stayed because we were in a hurry, and the manager apologized and was very nice. Once we did order, the food was passable, but far from good or memorable. Too bad.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My family and I had a delightful meal and evening at The Grove. The menu is an eclectic mix of unique items. You can choose from soups, salads, pastas, pizza, sandwiches, small plates, and full entrees. Because there were 6 of us and all wanted something different, we ended up tasting many things on the menu. Many of the items are very nice for sharing. Everything we tried was excellent. We shared 3 varieties of bruschetta, Reed's Salad, Avocado Gazpacho, Tomato Shrimp Bisque, Petite Meatballs, Hummus Trio, Cheese Board, Kale salad, Cappellini with Summer Vegetables, plus a Steakhouse Burger. For me, the entree I ordered was my favorite - Coriander Crusted Alaskan Halibut with rice, spinach, and eggplant in a light green curry sauce. The fish was expertly cooked, and the flavors of the dish mingled perfectly. No flavor overpowered another one. The Grove is also a wine bar so their wine list is immense. They also serve wine flights so you can taste a small amount of several different wines. They had 4 local beers on tap, as well as many bottled beers. The dining room has a casually elegant vibe with an appropriate noise level - not too loud and not too quiet. There is a very nice outdoor patio area, as well. Our server Jeff provided outstanding service. He was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and paced the meal beautifully. There was a slight delay in receiving a couple of our items due to a back-up in the kitchen so he rewarded our wait with a free dessert for the table to share. It was a perfect meal in evening in every way. We hope to go back soon and have no problem recommending The Grove to anyone. You will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Went to The Grove for happy hour and could not have loved it more!!!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is definitely a trendy restaurant. If you want a restaurant that feels like you are in a big metropolitan area, this is the one for you. Lacks the Austin flair and personality but a good solid restaurant with a good wine menu. My husband I liked the flights of wine and the bruschetta.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dining at The Grove is always a treat. Wine selection is fantastic (even found an Italian Chianti from a castle we visited last year) and food is always a hit. Highly recommend the bruschetta but don’t forget about the Brussel sprouts!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very courteous and friendly waitstaff. Our food was delicious and for a reasonable price. I had the corn beef hash and unlike what you get at other restaurants it was not greasy. Fresh sautéed veggies and a light touch on the hollandaise. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was delicious and well priced for the quality! Will definitely go back next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance. We will be back many times.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our waiter was awesome and the food was so good.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We celebrated a Bride here! We enjoyed the selection of wine and pasta options! They were also very accommodating of special food requests!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a very pleasant Sunday brunch here. Sat outside on the patio, where we had a nice view of the creek. Service was fabulous, food was delicious (I had the crab eggs benedict--to die for!), and there was no wait! I made reservations, just in case, but they weren't needed.
The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the bathroom smelled like an outhouse. Two of the stalls were marked "out of order", so I can only imagine what was sitting in those toilets. It was really disgusting.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have visited other locations of TheGrove and found that they are constantly tasty. The beet salad was outstanding, as well as the fish dish. Of course the wine selection was terrific! We will continue to take our friends there and enjoy.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good food and reasonably priced. Nice selection of wine and not over priced.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed the Grove Wine Bar! Great outdoor dining.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious food, great menu, and we loved the ambiance.
I actually went back for another meal and was only in town for four days!
Wonderful outdoor seating and nice vibe inside as well. The brushetta was amazing. You pick three types for one order. I shared this as an appetizer and then had the large reed salad.
The original brushetta-tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, etc was terrific. We also loved the pear one. The apple and fig was our least favorite, but still good. But definitely order the first two mentioned. There are many choices.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was delicious as always.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It was nice. Great wine flight, service, and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

La comida fue espectacular igual que el servicio!
Amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We really enjoyed our night. The food was delicious (we ordered a lot) and our server was amazing. We will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We ate at The Grove because of its proximity to another event, but we’ll go back for the delicious food and friendly service. We ordered appetizers and wine, lingered over both, and never felt rushed. The patio is great on a warm evening.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We live in the neighborhood and consider it a good place to see friends.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Nice modern feel to restaurant. Server was courteous in the beginning of the meal but became moodier as the meal progressed. Food and prices were ok but nothing special. I would probably try a different place next time.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

A great place to start our first evening in Austin. We were arriving fairly late on a Sunday night and were worried about finding somewhere decent to eat. The Grove solved that - we made an Open Table booking for 9pm and, while the place was fairly quiet when we arrived, we were far from alone. Warmly greeted and very well looked after, we chose a selection of four “small plates” (warning - they’re not small!). Brussels were particularly good, but as were the pork tacos, meatballs and shrimp. Very definitely recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great atmosphere, wine, and food selection. Music was a bit loud but only a problem when trying to hear the more soft spoken of the group. One of favorite places, hands down.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was a great experience. We called to let them know we were running late and they were flexible with our reservation. They had a great wine selection and lots of gluten free options. The servers were fun, attentive a knowledgable in not only food and wine, but also in the local area happenings. All in all it was a great experience and we will definitely be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We are huge fans of the Grove in Cedar Park which has a much more sparsely designed dining room and a huge outside area. The downtown Grove is crowded and very noisy which resulted in a less than pleasant experience. I read other reviews that discuss the small tables, cramped accommodations and high noise levels and the restaurant needs to seriously consider how to alleviate those issues. As usual the food was great and the service was great so I give it five stars for that but the anbuence is poor due to crowding and noise.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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