10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Grapevine TX
Dubbed one of "America's Best Places to Live" by Time Magazine in 2017, Grapevine, Texas, is known for producing its very own urban wine trail and rapper Post Malone. But Hip Hop stars and alcoholic refreshment aside, the city's very name involves a type of food: the grape.
And while the region itself boasts stunning rolling vineyards and wineries (as well as a scenic golf course, a historic old town, hiking trails and a stunning lake - Grapevine has a lot to offer in the culinary stakes.
We've selected 10 of the best restaurants in Grapevine to whet your appetite and give you taste of what to expect when dining in the area.
1: The Winewood Grill
Starting with an eatery which has a name that resonates with the very spirit of the city, The Winewood Grill proudly boasts 5-star reviews from well-respected publications from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to Society Life. The former described it as having "a stepped-up menu that reaches for the next level", happily stamping it with a massive seal of approval.
The restaurant itself - which is located on the historic Main Street of the town - has an open kitchen. This allows diners to watch on, from their tables to the intricacies that go on with the chefs preparing the food.
It's about taste and smell, but also sight and sound at The Winewood Grill. Not only are you bound to enjoy the culinary delights of the menu on your palate, you'll catch the sense of anticipation that flows around the dining room thanks to the sneak peek into the kitchens.
The chefs will be working away at the wood fire grill while you choose from the extensive wine menu, and the scents wafting from the stoves are bound to get your senses stimulated. There's also an impressive collection of fine bourbon and scotch behind the bar.
If you're more accustomed to the quieter dining experience, book into one of the side rooms for a private meal.
Some of the menu highlights include the jalapeno-onion crusted Chilean Sea Bass (delivered fresh, daily), the Tenderloin Bruschetta (cut on site), the vanilla flavored waffle with bacon maple syrup and spicy fried chicken tenders, and the Brookie (a chocolate chip cookie baked inside a brownie muffin).
2: Fireside Pies
Fireside Pies has a charming backstory. It was born to an old cottage in Dallas, on the historic Henderson Avenue. There are now several small neighborhood restaurants that come under the Fireside Pies name, one of which is in Grapevine.
The key treat, when it comes to eating at this venue, is it's artisan pizzas. These are cooked in wood-fired ovens, made rustically and served in an intimate yet warm, open-to-all environment.
Priding itself on being "a great place to gather", these cute bistros are sociable venues for a meal out. For a true taster of what to expect here, head on over to the chain's Instagram page. This will give you an idea of what to expect from the menu, proving why this is one of the best restaurants in Grapevine.
3: Ring of Honor Kitchen and Bar
One of the unique and distinct features of the picturesque region of Grapevine is the sweeping Cowboys Golf Club - an NFL-themed club, restaurant and bar. Here you'll find the Ring of Honor Kitchen & Bar, which offers up a tantalizing selection of dishes and drinks set in a uniquely designed setting with an inviting atmosphere.
Many visitors will flock this dining experience, known widely in and around the Grapevine area. The Executive Chef Kevin Grafton has won numerous awards and is known for his rustic concoctions in the kitchen, as well as traditional dishes from the bar. Although it's very much American themed, there's a global inflection injected into the theme of the extensive menu.
The brains behind the bar menu have devised a vibrant and accessible selection of artisanal cocktails as well as offering up 12 rotating local craft beers, and international and local wines.
So, if you're up for a game of golf, or simply wish to dine overlooking stunning green surrounds in Grapevine, Ring of Honor Kitchen and Bar will be right up your street.
4: Main Street Bistro and Bakery
Winner of the Diners' Choice Award for two consecutive years, the Main Street Bistro and Bakery offers two types of dining...
The bistro side of things offers up a type of French elegance you may not find in any other restaurants in Grapevine. But by no means is this pretentious and off-putting. The beauty of this venue is that you can still enjoy the casual dining experience that Historic Downtown Grapevine is known for.
The French food here is divine. From Mussels and Duck Confit to American classics like Short Ribs and Shrimp & Grits, there's plenty to choose from come dinner time.
Perhaps the piece de resistance will be your dessert. Handcrafted daily on site by the Executive French Pastry Chef. You won't be sorry you indulged.
5: Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
Perry's has a slogan: Rare and well done. And this isn't just about the steak itself.
The Grapevine location prides itself on being an engaging, open and airy atmosphere, providing an unparalleled experience. It's got an award-winning menu, an extensive wine selection and offers live entertainment.
You won't find any old fare on the menu; the food is exceptional and unique to the area. For an appetizer, enjoy Cherry Pepper Calamari, Escargot or Perry's Signature Fried Asparagus topped with jumbo lump crabmeat.
Seafood cocktail? Forget it. Go for the Iced Seafood Tower.
Signature entrees include the Spaghetti Squash Primavera, the Surf & Turf Pasta and Perry's Famous Pork Chop (carved table-side), which is hand selected in the Midwest specifically for Perry's Steakhouse.
There are also private dining options available at Perry's Steakhouse and Grille, Grapevine. There are options available to accommodate groups, from six to 80. It's made to order, five-star service.
Finish the evening off at Bar 79, part of the restaurant but set back in a thoroughly sleek space. With a live pianist, this bar was named in honor of the year Perry's first opened as a meat market in 1979.
They also serve delectable salads if it's vegetarian and vegan food you're looking for from restaurants in Grapevine.
6: Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food
If it's Grapevine Mexican food you're looking for, Uncle Julio's has the perfect accompaniment to your dinner: a Margarita and Sangria hybrid.
Inspired when they honored a customer's request to whip up a mix of the two tasty drinks, the now-named The Swirl is famed at Uncle Julio's. Surely that's the definition of great customer service? Taking a customer's request and putting on the menu, permanently.
On the menu you'll find smoky grilled fajitas or sizzling shrimp brochettes. All ingredients are freshly picked and if you're there you've got to try their famous roasted vegetables and spicy salsa.
7: The Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan
This Tex Mex venue is a hidden gem when it comes to Mexican restaurants in Grapevine. The Gaylord Texan Resort has a 39,000-square-foot live music venue called Glass Cactus and offers a very different type of dining experience to the others on this list.
Set over two levels, the restaurant is all about entertainment, as well as food. Eating and drinking at this venue will see you sat before the grand performance stage or the dance floor. Unless of course you opt to head to one of the four signature bars.
It's a fantastic space and was recently christened one of Billboard Magazine's "Top 25 Hottest Nightclubs" in the country.
It doesn't stop there. Through the back doors you'll find a 13,000-square-foot multi-tiered outdoor deck. This space looks out over one of Grapevines signature landmarks - Lake Grapevine itself.
If you're there early enough to catch the sunset, nestle down, choose from the happy hour menu and watch the sun dip below the horizon of the stunning watery surrounds.
Food includes the Panko Breaded Onion Ring Tower, Miniature Black Angus Burgers and the delicious Fish Tacos.
8: Mi Dia From Scratch
This venue merges old school and modern day food, courtesy of their Chef Gabriel DeLeon. This Mexican restaurant in Grapevine is very much a journey for the tastebuds and prides itself on having a menu rooted in the traditions of the country.
There's plenty on offer here if you're looking for vintage spicy foods. It merges traditional Mexico City concoctions with modern Santa Fe and Tex Mex ideas, and serves up a bespoke hot sauce that will be sure to peak your senses.
The menu offers everything from Cochinita Pibil to stunning street food themed Duck Carnita tacos. All of these are devised and made from traditional, fresh local ingredients from Grapevine's doorstep.
There is also a cocktail lounge which includes a back-lit tequila tower featuring over one hundred of the finest 100% agave tequilas. It's not for the feint-hearted. Mix these with the manager's penchant for freshly squeezed juices and get your lips on a signature margarita.
The flavors are accentuated even further when enjoyed on the beautiful patio, complete with a living wall, outdoor bar, and fire pit. The casual yet refined ambiance combined with attentive and knowledgeable service completes the Mi Dia experience.
9: Bob's Steak and Chop House
All you can eat! That's the motto at Bob's Steak and Chop House, one of Grapevine's stalwart restaurants which celebrates a quarter of a century at the top of the Texan food chain this year.
The first of this chain of steak eateries opened in Dallas in 1993, and any Texan will place "Bob" and "Great Steak" closely together when it comes to dining out in the state. In fact, the chain has branched out nationwide, priding itself on offering up the best cuts of meat out there.
There's an air of tradition, as well as elegance, in Bob's in Grapevine, and the staff will most certainly impress you with their clear and unadulterated knowledge about all things beef.
There's a family feel to this diner. You're welcomed with open arms and a warm loaf of bread once you've taken your seats. Also a proud feature of the menu is the marbling and flavor when it comes to choosing your filets, helping this restaurant stand out against the other steak houses around.
There's also another steadfast tradition in this eatery - the famous glazed carrot with which each steak is served. So popular are these sides that about three tons of carrots are used each week.
Other sides include hand battered onion rings, saut?ed mushrooms or fresh creamed spinach. And wine of course. From smooth chardonnay, a tangy Syrah or a fruity Cabernet Sauvignon.
10: Mesa Kitchen Mexcian Cuisine
Of course, the best Mexican food in Grapevine can be located at Mesa Kitchen.
Proud to offer a menu deeply rooted in authentic Mexican tradition, Mesa's cuisine perfectly merges the flavors of Mexico and Texas into one harmonious arrangement. The idea is that each dish tells a story; a tale related to the country it comes from.
You'll find Mesa Kitchen in the heart of Grapevine, giving the diner the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of this town and all it's culture and tradition. It's situated in the central Metroplex near DFW Airport, making it an ideal venue for lunch or dinner.
As is the essence of Mexican decor, it's warm and unpretentious, embracing a feel of Texas as well as representing the earthiness that Mexico is proud of. Not only are the colors synonymous with Mexican food, so are the textiles and the art that adorn the furnishings and the walls.
Offering up guacamole to begin, through to lunch time specials and evening enchiladas, tacos and fajitas, you'll be spoilt for choice at Mesa Kitchen.
The Best Restaurants in Grapevine
We hope our top 10 guide has helped you in your search for the best restaurants in Grapevine, Texas.
Be sure to check out our blog for even more handy tips, recommendations and ideas of what you can get up to when visiting this picturesque town.
And let us know if there's any specific foodie advise you need when visiting, and we'll do our best to help (especially if you're looking for Grapevine Mexican food).