Wine Bar ~ Bistro Dining ~ Daily Menu
"When you walk into The Grape Wine Bar and Bistro, it is both classy and inviting. The Grape is a place to relax, enjoy good wine, good food and good friends."
─ Waco Today Magazine
The Grape Wine Bar and Bistro, quietly nestled in the Ridgewood Village Shopping Center, is the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day. We offer an extensive selection of wines from around the world, assuring you that we can please even the most discriminating palate. And to satisfy your appetite, we serve gourmet hand-prepared appetizers, entrees and desserts. Our bistro menu changes daily as Chef Jason Rolf personally selects the freshest locally available ingredients for his culinary creations.
Dinner prices vary depending on the chef's daily menu choices. Appetizers are generally priced from around $6 to $14. Our wine prices range from $5 per glass for the house wine to $160 for a bottle of our finest Cabernet. Tuesday nights are known as "dump night" at The Grape as wines opened a day or two before are sold for a 25 percent discount until a new bottle is opened. You can also make plans to drop in on Saturday nights for discounts on select bartender's choice wines.
The Grape features a cozy dining area and a richly appointed bar with built in wine display shelves stretching to the ceiling. A newly refurbished patio provides outdoor seating where you can sip a glass of wine and enjoy your dinner in an open air environment. A pleasantly appointed meeting & event room, with seating for up to 25, is also available for rent. Just let us know when you're coming, and how many will be there, and we will take care of the rest.
For your listening pleasure, we also bring you...
Live Music Every Thursday & Friday Night Starting at 7 p.m.
Next time you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, come see us! Enjoy a delectable glass of wine with friends, stay for a mouthwatering gourmet meal, and enjoy the soothing ambiance of...
The Grape Wine Bar and Bistro
THE GRAPE DOES NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE BACKROOM OR ON THE PATIO.
AS OF MAY 22, 2020:
WE ARE BACK AND OPEN TO SERVE YOU!!
OUR HOURS WILL REMAIN LIMITED FOR THE TIME BEING… WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AND FRIDAY 5PM-9PM FOR DINNER.
Of course with limitations, but we will be open for dine-in tonight from 5-9 for dinner and maybe later if we have friends here. Due to the guidelines from the CDC, State of Texas, and Mclennan County, we will be limited to 25% of capacity or 12 people in the establishment at any given time. We will have tables available on the patio, but also with strict limits. We will be maintaining the 6′ social distancing rule, and request you remain seated at your table with your party throughout your visit with. The actual bar will not be available for seating or ordering, we will come to you at your table.
Unfortunately we will have to limit all parties to a maximum of 6 guests.
Because of limits on occupancy and the regular disinfecting procedures in effect, it would be wise to contact us first, before arrival, to check for availability of seating. Please be understanding of any waits as we are always “first come, first serve” when it comes to seating. Please be courteous and patient if you do have to wait, everyone is ready to come out to the bar, and at this time we do not have room for everyone.
WE HAVE NO IDEAS THE LEVELS OF BUSINESS, SO PLEASE DON’T LET THE RESTRICTIONS FROM THE COUNTY AND STATE KEEP YOU FROM ANY ATTEMPT AT COMING IN!!!
We will continue take-away curbside throughout the evening same as we have the last 2 weeks. And as always our wines by the bottle are available to-go at a 30% discount.
We are continuing to practice safe distancing, and regular sanitation and disinfection of the restaurant. While our staff will continue to wear gloves and masks while we serve you in our establishment as well as curbside.
We love and appreciate all our guests and friends, and truly realize the impact you’ve made in our endeavor to stay alive during these concerning times. We are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces! Thank you all for your support!
Please contact the bar @(254) 772-1866 for information about seating and curbside take-away.
crispy sprouts $9
fresh brussel sprouts, flash fried crispy and studded with crisp radishes and roasted cashews, drizzled with balsamic reduction and sprinkled with sea salt
charred okra $8
fresh okra, lightly charred on the grill, served with a sweet and spicy pepper jelly and topped with crumbled queso fresca and sea salt flakes
fat belly sliders $12
(3) sweet hawaiian buns, toasted and loaded with pork belly braised in vietnamese coffee stout, then fried crispy, bathed in it’s own braising jus, topped with sliced roma tomato and arugula
herb roasted chicken breast $16
herb rubbed chicken breast, slow roasted on the grill, sliced and served over brown jasmine rice and grilled broccoli, finished with a sun dried tomato pesto sauce
crispy shrimp platter $16*
butterflied gulf shrimps, breaded and fried golden, served with fresh, homemade slaw, kettle chips, homemade jalapeno tartar sauce and tangy cocktail sauce
homemade meatloaf $17*
a blend of beef and italian sausage, baked in house and sliced thick, topped with homemade chipotle “catsup”, served over garlic mashers and roasted haricot vert
hot beef and cheddar melt $14*
a half pound of roast beef, topped with grilled onions and sharp cheddar cheese, baked and piled onto a toasted Schmaltz bun with spicy brown mustard, served with a bowl of garlic-rosemary aus jus
Ask your bartender about our current dessert selections….
”We are a wine bar with food; not a restaurant with wine.’
We apologize beforehand for any extended wait times, but all our food is prepared from scratch to order by just one dude.
(*) our prices reflect market prices, we apologize for inconsistencies
**eating raw or undercooked meats and seafood may be detrimental to your health
Meet The Team!
Wynn Rolf has called Waco his home since 1963 when he came here as a Baylor freshman. He spent 46 years working as an educator in Central Texas before taking over The Grape in May 2014. His lifelong appreciation for the subtleties of a good wine, coupled with a growing interest in the wine industry, made The Grape a perfect fit. Wynn regularly hosts vendors for wine tastings, ensuring that The Grape always maintains the best selection of wines for their patrons. Come by most any night they're open and it will likely be Wynn, himself, who graciously welcomes you to The Grape.
Jason Rolf became interested in cooking while working at restaurants as a young man. That interest led him to seek professional training at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas. The next 22 years carried him to the kitchens of restaurants across the country, such as Uchi, a Japanese sushi restaurant in Austin, Big Sky Resort in Montana, and the Montauk Yacht Club Resort in New York. Jason now manages daily operations while showcasing his unique culinary talents as head chef at The Grape.
Bartender & Event Coordinator
A trip to The Grape isn't the same without the warm welcome from our resident bartender Michelle! Michelle began working here four years ago. When she's not serving up delicious food and wine at The Grape, you can find her on the creeks and woods hunting and fishing.
Nikki began her bartending career in a pub in London, England years ago. Many watering holes later, she is enjoying her seventh year here at The Grape. When she is not tending bar, she is tending to the streets doing marathons and triathlons!