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 FIREPLACE IS WORKING….COME ENJOY OUR NEW AND IMPROVED PATIO!!!
Sorry for the mess folks, but until the kitchen renovations are completed, the backroom is closed!!
fruit and cheese platter $18/10
a selection of cheeses, fruits, antipasti and crackers to snack on
Wisconsin beer cheese soup $7/bowl
creamy and cheesy beer broth, loaded with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, topped with shredded cheddar and served with crusty bread
charred okra $8
fresh texas grown okra, charred on the grill and served with sweet hot pepper jelly and topped with crumbled queso fresca
bacon wrapped quail breast $12*
texas raised quail, marinated, wrapped in bacon and grilled, served with homemade jalapeno ranch
pesto chicken sandwich $10
grilled chicken breast, on a toasted ciabatta roll with greens, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and homemade basil pesto sauce
braised bratwurst $12
fresh bratwurst, slow simmered in Allstadt Kolsch and finished on the grill, served over braised cabbage, butternut squash and fresh blackeyed peas, served with german mustard and whole grain toast points
atlantic salmon $16*
grilled salmon steak, served over brown jasmine rice, with grilled asparagus and arugula, topped with a apple cider – cucumber “salsa”
grilled chicken breast $15
marinated and grilled chicken breast, served over mashers with charred broccoli, finished with a bourbon maple syrup glaze
”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
**NO RESERVATIONS – NO TAKE OUT**
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!