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 ... More
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 and one of the "Top 8 Best Brunches in Dallas" by Dallas Morning News.
Had reservations for 8:00 on Friday, September 18, 2005. The restaurant is small and quaint. Reservations are highly recommended. Outdoor patio seating is also available. We dined with some friends, who noted that the restaurant reminded them of the eateries they visited in Italy. The lighting is appropriately dim, perfect for an intimate dinner. One thing I disliked was how close the tables are to each other. Our table of four was inches away from another table of four.
For appetizers, we ordered the house salad with citrus vinaigrette, the spinach salad and pizza. For entrees we had the Beef Tenderloin Medallions with watercress salad, garlic frites and green peppercorn sauce, the Ancho Braised Half Chicken with New Mexico Hatch Chile-Cotija Polenta and Ancho Andobo Sauce. The chicken was tender and moist. I had the salmon with lentil beans. The salmon was prepared perfectly at medium rare.
For dessert, we ordered the Chocolate Cheesecake and Cr�me Brule. The Cr�me Brule was a tad more eggy than usual. The Chocolate Cheesecake was divine. Not too sweet, too firm or too dry.
Service was friendly and attentive. They have a sizeable wine selection.
Spent ~70 dollars with tip. Valet parking is complementary.
we are longtime patrons of the grape,sorry to say it just is not what it once was,a new menu with odd meal combinations that dont work,salmon with bbq sause awfull taste,sorry the cheff owner has lost touch with his taste buds,good case for a gordan ramsey vist sorry to see this in what was one of the best dallas resturants
This fabulous little bistro has one of Dallas' finest Chefs, Brain C. Luscher in the kitchen. By far, Luscher offers his guests the most culinarily unique and diverse menus period. From the Hanger Steak to the Scottish Salmon to his Jumbo Maine Scallops, Luscher's selection of dishes makes you want to order all of them...twice.
Historically, The Grape has been considered the most romantic spot in Dallas. Not only does The Grapa continue to live up to this reputation, the service oreinted staff and overall presentation is truly a treat to experience.
Wine selection and price is more than reasonable and fantastic. But really, isn't all about the food!! Don't worry....order whatever, the only disappointment will be that you'll be too full to fit more in your mouth.
Went to the Grape last night for my birthday. Great food, great wine, nice ambience. Always a favorite is the meat and cheese plate. sausage, pate, two cheeses, mustard, fruit. Salad was terrific, as was the duck.
Terrific wine list. Great selections. Reasonable prices.
I will be back, to be sure.
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