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.
The Grape features a cozy dining area and a richly appointed bar with built in wine display shelves stretching to the ceiling. A beautiful patio provides outdoor seating where you can sip a glass of wine and enjoy your dinner in an open air environment.
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THE GRAPE DOES NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE BACKROOM OR ON THE PATIO.
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Cheese Board $23*
specialty cheeses-fresh fruit-charcuterie-crackers-olives
Crispy Sprouts $7 (SP) (v, gf)
fresh brussel sprouts, fried crispy, tossed with sliced radishes and roasted cashews, drizzled with a balsamic reduction and sprinkled with sea salt
New England Clam Chowder $10/bowl
creamy and briney, loaded with celery, onions, and baby clams, finished with parsley and oyster crackers
Japanese marinated chicken thigh, tossed in potato starch and fried extra crispy, served with homemade ponzu dipping sauce
House Smoked Pork Carintas Verde $21***
chunks of tender pork shoulder, slow cooked on the smoker, then simmered in a rich, roasted tomatillo sauce, served over spanish rice and roasted calabacitas, topped with citrus pickled red onions, and served with fresh flour tortillas
Atlantic Salmon $21***
pan roasted and served over brown jasmine rice and grilled asparagus, finished with an Asian pear and jalapeno chutney
16oz Choice Ribeye $30** (gf)
seasoned and grilled your way, served over roasted sweet mashed taters and beer braised collard greens, finished with a sweet and smokey chipotle compound butter
Penne with Portobellas, Onions, and Goat Cheese $18
caramelized sweet onions, pan roasted portobella mushrooms, lots of garlic, white wine and a rich balsamic chicken stock, tossed with fresh cooked penne and topped with crumbled texas goat cheese and toasted pepitas
***sorry folks, but we are experiencing a fluctuation in meat and seafood prices
*–Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
(v) denotes vegetarian or can be made vegetarian
(gf) denotes gluten free or can be made that way
KITCHEN BEERS $2 EACH OR $10 6 PACK
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.
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.
Blaine was born and raised in Crawford, Texas, where he grew up working in and tending to his family's vineyard. When he's not planning and cooking food he's on the river looking for that five pound bass!
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 in 2012. 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.
From Waco to Houston and back, Jeremy has spent over 15 years in wine sales & marketing. He joined The Grape in 2012. Known as the wine whisperer, he can always find you a perfect pairing!