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VIDEO: After 47 years of date nights, proposals and anniversaries, Dallas' The Grape will close.


The restaurant's current owners, Courtney and Brian Luscher say it's bittersweet, knowing the many memories they and other North Texans made in the legendary bistro.  It's been a mainstay for first dates, engagements and more anniversaries than anyone could remember. But after 47 years of love, mushroom soup and special occasions, The Grape is closing its doors October 9. The news has a lot of North Texans walking back down memory lane.. Watch Video

The Grape Is, and Should Be, a Landmark


"There isn't a better place to sit in the city when you're there. You're sitting better than anyone around: The lights behind the bar twinkle, refracting through bottles. The blue-and-white checkered tile is smooth and perfectly accepting of a solo diner.... In October, the Grape will close for good. There are memories to grieve over. We’ll miss the simplest things: warmed bread with marble-white butter, unbelievably creamy, with a light snow of Maldon sea salt, the cheeseburger. It’s the end of a landmark because of its tried-and-true focus on the good, warming stuff. The real old dishes, unblemished by time and age, were championed at the Grape. Mussels and garlic kept us sane. Pommes frites didn’t care what it looked like in portrait mode. Through the evolution of Lower Greenville, the Grape has been a mainstay. There was a sense of intimacy and comfort in the dining space. It's almost…

Dallas' brunch scene suffers jolting casualty on Greenville Avenue


"After much consideration and some applied mathematics, I have decided to discontinue Sunday Brunch service at The Grape Restaurant. Sunday, February 24th will be our final brunch service," Luscher says in a statement. "The Grape is doing fine," he says. "No need to jump to any conclusions or prognosticate as to our demise. I'm just making a business decision; one that we did not take lightly."  Read more...

Why The Grape Is Giving Up on Sunday Brunch


In 2007, Brian Luscher bought The Grape, a long-running Greenville Avenue bistro where Luscher worked as executive chef. One of his first orders of business as owner of a restaurant that has been open since 1972 was launching Sunday brunch. Now, 11 years later, he's doing something equally bold in a city that's known for its fervent adoration of brunch: He's killing it...  Read more

Why pink wines are perfect for your holiday meals and parties


"Before we dismiss rosé wines as a trendy summertime drink with its own hashtags and T-shirts, hold on a minute. Rosés, it turns out, go with foods well into the fall and winter holidays. Really. " Read Courtney's interview and wine recommendations in the Dallas News.    

The Grape has been voted one of the "20 Best Restaurants in Dallas" by Condé Nast Traveller.


"If you learn one thing from this list, let it be that the city is made up of so much more than barbecue and Tex-Mex. Dallas chefs are bold and not afraid to try new things, and as a result, a list of elite establishments have risen to the top of the food chain, covering casual to fine dining, creative menus, and everything else..." Read more:

The Grape has been selected the winner of the Best Celebratory Dinner category by Advocate Media’s Best of 2018!


"Congratulations! Our readers have spoken. After calculating the votes from Advocate Media’s Best of 2018 poll, we are delighted to say that you have been selected as a winner in the Best Celebratory Dinner category. Your business will be highlighted in our August edition along with all of the other winners — be sure to grab a copy. You can also find all the winners online at in a special section on your neighborhood’s Advocate website. Thank you for participating and getting your patrons in on the vote." - Advocate Media,

The Grape Restaurant has been nominated for WINE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR by CultureMap!


We are excited to announce that The Grape Restaurant has been nominated for a CultureMap Tastemaker Award in the category of: WINE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR!

3 Must-Try Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Dallas-Fort Worth


Fried chicken. On a bun. How can something so simple be so utterly delicious? Here are the must-try fried chicken sandwiches around Dallas–Fort Worth that'll give you more bang for your cluck... Crispy chicken sandwich at The Grape Chef-owner Brian C. Luscher recently added this delightful chicken sandwich to the brunch menu at the Lower Greenville bistro. Crispy fried chicken, pain au lait bun, creamy slaw, horseradish pickles and hand-cut frites harmonize on the plate beautifully. September 29, 2017 · by Steven Lindsey Read more:

Love on a Budget: 8 Classy But Affordable Date-Night Dinners in Dallas


A timeless Dallas classic: The Grape - The Grape has been a Dallas legend - and a first choice for date nights - for 45 years. The restaurant is still getting it right, with impeccable service and seasonally rotating menus. Still, as much as the menu changes with the harvest, at least one friend of mine is addicted to the mushroom soup and gets a $4 cup every time. The Sunday brunch is peerless without being pricey, especially if your date doesn’t mind burger grease running down your fingers. May we also recommend a special-occasion splurge on the monthly “Come As You Are” dinner, with three specially chosen courses and wine pairings for $54 per person? Read more: