The Grape

4.7
3528 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Recognized as one of the most celebrated neighborhood eateries in Dallas for over 35 years, dining at The Grape is like stepping into a small European village. The monthly changing blackboard menu offerings, which have proven to be one of the elements of success, feature signature bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations.
VOTED "BEST BURGER IN TEXAS" BY TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
Recently named "Best Brunch, Best Fries and Best Calamari" by Dallas Observer as well as "Best Neighborhood Bistro" by Modern Luxury Magazine.
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GV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff! From the valet to the waitstaff and back of house crew, all were warm, welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Best calamari in town. Of course you couldn’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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RM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been there several times, the food and service have been great. Mushroom soup is wonderful.

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VE
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very nice - the hostess, the bartender, server, and bus-men. The food was excellent. Hasn’t been here in a while. Glad all is still great.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Come As You Are Wine Dinner and it was absolutely FABULOUS! I would recommend it to anyone. The menu was thoughtfully constructed and the food and wine pairings were superb. The price for the experience is also exceptional. The dinner feels like it would be much more expensive - such a great value. Thanks!

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RJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mushroom soup was delicious! It seems silly to rave about the bread butter before the meal, but it was excellent and I don’t know why but the butter was the best butter I’ve ever had. The calamari was cooked perfectly and we really liked the sweet and sour sauce it was served with. And the steak frites (medium rare) was wonderful. Seriously one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.

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C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and wait staff were wonderful as always. But I adore the new complimentary valet. It's been a long time since I've eaten at The Grape or anywhere on Lower Greenville because of parking issues. I'll be back soon!

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AN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to The Grape. They never disappoint!

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BN
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at the Grape for more than 33 years. It is consistently excellent, the food, the service the ambiance and the neighborhood gem quality!

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P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grape is a Greenville Ave institution which we have been frequenting since 1972. The newer owners Courtney and Brian are fabulous.....it is always a treat to come to enjoy the atmosphere, food and nostalgia that is The Grape!!

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F
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful time. The calamari was perfect. And we all got the mushroom soup. Amazing. Dinner was delicious. Wonderful selection of wines, and the waiter knew all about them.
As always, we will be back next time we are in Dallas.

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SJ
Cincinnati
61 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal with out of town friends. A few comments though. T he bread is below par for a restaurant like this that prides itself on always focusing on the food . The Flammenkuchen crust could also have been better. Overall pleasant and nice service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good but we were sat on a covered patio next to an extremely loud table and had trouble hearing conversation.

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MS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

I specifically asked the waiter to not put salt on my food. He said he would tell the chef, but the potatoes were already salted. I said “ok.” The carrots and cooked tomatoes that came out were extraordinarily salty. Way over salted. The potatoes and squash were not and the spinach seemed to have a good bit of added salt. I feel very cheated out of a filling meal AND $100. I didn’t want to spoil my dinner companion’s meal by complaining, and I would’ve loved my meal if my order had been filled as I had asked. A real bummer. A competent chef should be capable of creating good food that the flavors are not obscured by excessive salt.

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F
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The valet was backed up to the street. I arrived on time for my reservation but still had to wait about 6 minutes to be seated. There was no waiting area so we waited in the doorway with others. It was very crowded. We were sat at a small table that was very close to another table. Even the people at the other table commented on how close we were seated. The waiter did not bother to ask if we had been there before (we had not) and he made no food or drink recommendations. We asked about the blintzes but he did not really sell us on anything. We had the blintzes, pull apart cinnamon roll, haystack and Belgium waffle. All of our food was savory and delicious! Especially the blintzes. My dining experience was not the best but the food more than made up for it. I would definitely go back! The drinks are priced higher than other brunch spots on lower Greenville but the food is worth it.

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R
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a wonderful brunch. Wanted to try the famous hamburger

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxed and fun environment. Food was absolutely delicious and staff was very friendly.

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OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants and has been since it opened in the 70s. Consistently great food & service. 4 stars!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good service; team work by wait staff was very good. Great food and wine suggestions

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A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a great find for my husband and I. The Grape is a small and intimate little restaurant with a wonderful wine selection and even better food. It's definitely a special occasion spot but worth giving a try on your next date night.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Grape! We’ve been going there for over 10 years! It’s always a great dining experience.

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FF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for food and wine.
Space is tight.
Servers are EXCELLENT

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7
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently high quality food with a relaxed atmosphere.

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j
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been many years since we have done sat the grape and very happy to see that it continues to age well my rib eye steak I had

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TT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from start to finish! Wait staff very attentive, food and wine absolutely delicious, entire experience memorable--

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NP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy, quaint, and romantic restaurant. The food was very well-done and like any great restaurant, the portions were just right. The service was exceptional as well. We will definitely be returning!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day dinner

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

one word, Awesome!

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A little tight but not too loud. I was still sitting about a foot and a half from the table next to us though so it was almost like we were sitting together to the couple next to us. The food is absolutely astounding and blew me away. However, dinner with wine on Valentine’s Day ended up being an equivalent tab to if we had just gone to one of the higher end steak houses where we wouldn’t have been elbow to elbow with other tables. I expected more of a formal setting for the price but that’s on me, just go casual because you’ll be more comfortable. The food is undeniably amazing to the point that management should think about upgrading the restaurant site.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food but ambience and space was quiet cramped and run down.

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j
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely valentine's dinner with choices of salad, entree and delicious desserts! A wine pairing was also offered which was nice too.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our Valentine's Day dinner on the patio at The Grape was magical. Heavenly grapefruit salad with winter greens, slivers of carrot and beet and candied hazelnuts. The tournedos had so much flavor and were cooked perfectly. We loved the lemon cheesecake and chocolate tart with raspberries. The Grape hummed with good service, outstanding wine selections and incredible food. Courtney, one of the owners, meets you at the door with a welcoming smile--even if Dallas traffic made you a bit late. Reminded us of a Parisian bistro--but we're lucky enough to have this gem in Dallas. We've been going here since the 1980s for a special meal or brunch.

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

Valentines

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GL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I've been going to the Grape for many years. This was my first time in probably a year. I took my GF for Valentines Day. It was a fixed menu with wine pairing. While the food was of high quality and taste, the portions were extremely small for the price comparatively. I don't say this very often, but my most favorite part of the meal was dessert.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My wife and I were overall disappointed with our recent visit to The Grape. We had been there a few times before and loved it, but this time was a lot different. We were celebrating an early Valentine’s Day and the restaurant wasn’t that busy so we were a little surprised first and foremost by the service that we received. We came in about 5 minutes before our reservation and stood at the front door waiting to be greeted. Seemed odd that there wasn’t a hostess on and Courtney the manager was running both the restaurant and the door. She told us it would be a few minutes before our table was ready so we headed to the bar to get a drink. When we got to the bar it was about 10 minutes before the bartender even acknowledged us there at which point she greeted us by saying how she didn’t know we were there because we looked so much like the last people that were there before us. My wife and I had been contemplating leaving and going to Abacus but we decided to stay since we had a reservation. The bartender handed us a menu, but then never came back to see if we were ready to order. About another 5 to 10 minutes went by when our table was ready and we had been there for nearly 20 minutes without having a drink in hand. We headed to our table and about 5 minutes later we were finally greeted by our server. He seemed nice, but we were so cramped in the corner of the restaurant that it seemed hard for him to even stand at the table. We started off by ordering our drinks, the lamb tartines and the calamari. The calamari was really good , but the tartines were cold and lacked the flavor that we had been used to. We also ordered the pasta and the chicken which both were very good. We decided to skip dessert because at that point we were disappointed in how the night got started and just wanted to leave. It may be some time before we decide to give The Grape a try after this visit.

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L
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. It's one of our new go to places to dine.

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C
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grape is among my top 5 favorite restaurants. Considering longevity, probably #1. No other place I know has made me happy every time I visited over.a 40 year range. Well, make that #1. I have been to snootier places. But the Grape always makes me happy I came.

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B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service seemed to be a "bit off" the night we were there. Wait staff not quite as attentive.
Always great food - service just a bit so-so.

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DG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grape never disappoints. The menu is varied - beef, pork, chicken, duck, seafood, pasta, soups, salads, sides, great wine list. It literally has something for everyone. The restaurant is cozy and comfortable and the service is attentive and friendly. I love that this place is owned by a husband and wife team who are always there, working, friendly and talented. One of the best restaurant's in Dallas!

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

I go every couple of years and it always provides great food and service.

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