The Grove Wine Bar Lakeway

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Wine Bar
From the get-go, our goal has been to provide a casual place where Austinites and visitors could enjoy great wine and food. When we first opened, we called ourselves a wine bar. However, since our inception, we have had a full kitchen. Does this make us a restaurant, people wonder? It definitely makes us more than a wine bar. We are The Grove Wine Bar | Kitchen. 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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KJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great. Our waiter was amazing. Highly recommended

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cocktail service was very slow. Everything else was fine

BB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was average quality but premium priced. Service was very casual, almost indifferent. So-so dinner that was not memorable at all over $100. Won't be back,

BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, especially for visitors to Austin;
Nice selection of food, thoughtfully prepared with outstanding presentation
Service was attentive, prompt and exceptionally affable
The appetizers (gulf oysters), calamari and Asian salad were delicious

KP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used online reservation for 45 minutes from when we clicked submit. We were met with a smile and had an excellent view in the outside eating area, up front! We had out of town visitors who appreciated the ceiling heaters, and the waiter Elliot was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious! Thanks

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual. Our waiter, Elliott was terrific.

LK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove ensured that my party was situated so that we could enjoy the beautiful view from the main dining area. The wait staff (Aaron) was patient, informative, professional, and friendly to our party. The Grove is always a fantastic place for wine-lovers and those who appreciate quality food. Fantastic experience, as always!

DR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Staff were too casual and inattentive; seemed like because we were not there at peak time, we were valued less. Odd. Decor was atrocious. Entire facility seemed like s tomb. Prices too high. Need more vegan options.

AB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have been to this location many times before, but definitely disappointed with the service this time.
I had specified on the reservation that this was for a birthday, but seems like that fact was completely ignored. Neither did we get a table with views (we were a party of 4 only), nor did our server even mention a birthday celebration, while other tables around us had both. Also, the server kept us waiting very long for every request. I would say this location is decent on most days, but will NOT recommend it for special occasions.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection, delicious bruschetta and pasta. Great view!

LJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the view, the service was excellent, the food was not only delicious, but also picture worthy... impressive wine list (of course). Summer vegetable cappellini was great, salmon was great, burrata and tomato appetizer was beautifully plated with microgreens and toast. We loved it all and it was absolutely worth the drive from SoCo.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place. Menu has lots of options. Noise level a bit overwhelming

KF
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were fortunate to have Austin as our waiter. We enjoyed dinner on the patio and were not rushed by the staff.

t
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Grove! The Lakeway location has the most stunning views, and you have a view from basically anywhere in the restaurant! We had a large group and everyone got something different...every single one of us loved our meal. Would definitely return!

DC
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grove has always been one of our favorites. This night was special because we were able to bring friends for their first visit. They were blown away by the greatness of The Grove! Everything was truly wonderful.

JE
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a business dinner meeting and it was a great experience. The service, food and views were great. Sharable plates or individual, whatever you want to go, they have it.

HT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lakeside Grove Wine Bar is one of my favorite restaurants. It has a great view of Austin.

T
San Antonio
39 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting,, and we will be back. Food was delicious, and our server did a great job.

s
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always look forward to The Grove and it’s great view of Greenbelt and downtown Austin. Menu is very diversified and can satisfy everyone!

RP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was a little snippy but our waitress made up for her. Food and view was great!

OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were made to wait for our table although had a reservation. Service was so slow. Food was mediocre. When we went to leave I didn’t tip on the card. I was planning to go to the host desk to get change of a 20$ and our waiter in front of 2 other waiters asked did he not give good service as he saw the receipt that there was no tip on the card. He made a rude comment and I then just walked out. I had a death in the family and already upset at the lunch. I had been visibly crying and then to be questioned and berated about a tip I planned to give him but then did not as he was rude. I’m so over this restaurant and the service especially from such a rude so called waiter.

k
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the Grove! Perfect lunch spot, always packed, food is great. Reservations absolutely recommend it!

KB
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our salads/appetizers came out with our meal. Very unacceptable! I would return to this restaurant but not order my meal until half way through with our appetizers.

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Slow service and wait staff didn’t get anything right.

LH
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual but elegant with a wide variety of wine and dishes that satisfy many different tastes

OT
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service wonderful. A bit noisy, but what a lovely view of the Hill Country. Will definitely go back.

LD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great view. Our party of six was attended to by a team of professional and courteous servers who helped ensure that we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and were able to wrap-up quickly once we realized we needed to depart sooner than expected. Our primary server took great care to ensure orders arrived quickly, bill was presented efficiently, and we were on our way to the next engagement.

PC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view

L
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were great, though I thought the portion size of the kelp noodle dish was a bit small. Overall, it was a lovely meal, and our server was great!

LB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Though I would come back, here were our issues for the evening.
Too many flies.
The meatballs were mushy
The price for the drinks, a little over the top...
the seating is truly too close together - getting to the restroom through all the tables was not so fun.

a
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, sat inside. Only concerning item were the flys. DISGUSTING!! Found it hard to enjoy my meal and company. I wonder how bad they are in the kitchen???

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grove is always my go to for meals with out of town guests, date night, or girls gathering. Had a great ladies dinner and the food was good, and on time. We weren't rushed and everyone for their order right. The Grove never missed a beat!

AR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food with an amazing hill country view. They have a large menu and many great wine choices.

LP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Loved everything about the experience. Food, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding. Would definitely come back.

AW
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in town visiting our daughter and son-in-law. We wanted a special night out and The Grove was the perfect place to celebrate.

KN
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahi tuna salad was delicious! Beautiful view!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were from out of town and picked this place and it was a great place to eat! Food was great! The view was really nice as the restaurant is set overlooking the hilly Valley area.

l
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The food was very mediocre. Our waiter, although very nice, was not trained on the basics. Excruciatingly slow wine bottle opening, careless serving with splashing, brought my salad out along side of my main course, the salad wasn't cold and crisp or interestingly prepared, poor food presentation, one meal (out of four) was sent back because of bad taste, the reservation site offered tables until 5:15 or after 8:45 even though it was made on Monday for Saturday then we spent our time surrounded by many empty tables, worst of all there were flies on the table and flying around when we first sat down. The most positive thing was the beautiful view through the restaurant's large windows which is why I gave it 2 stars instead of one.

TT
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful afternoon (4 hours) spent drinking, and eating, and laughing with great friends. Perfect setting out by the railing overlooking the vast and beautiful central Texas landscape.

LL
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always loved the Grove and this location. I brought some friends with me to celebrate a birthday and they had never been. They were all so complimentary of the atmosphere, the waitstaff and the wonderful food that met all of our dietary needs! You created some new fans!