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Grotto Downtown

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Fri, 5/24
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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. Fabulous menu, entrees and small plates for both dinner and dessert. Our Hostess, bar tender and our waitress, Meghan, were noteworthy. We need this restaurant and their awesome staff in Boston.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MJC859
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch with friend while at convention downtown. LOVED it. The tortelloni small plate was to die for! And plenty of fun. We will be back!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LauraLW123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expected a traditional Italian menu. Many small plates and surprising entree choices. Clearly they have an excellent kitchen. My salmon dinner was innovative and delicious. I ate at the bar but there were groups of 8-10 as well. Valley parking outside and of course only...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 643rayf
Reviewed April 7, 2019

We love eating at the Grotto in Galveston and in Lake Charles. But there is something truly special about the Grotto in Downtown Houston, TX. For starters, the water is presented with style. Then, their gin & tonic was the best drink I remember ever...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

I am in town for a conference and elected to try this place as it was in close proximity to my hotel (Marriott Marquis). The interior is industrial-modern which was very nice. The area was loud as there were many people standing around drinking, etc...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Amedicsam
Reviewed March 26, 2019

Stopped in after a movie recently. Ate at bar. Always like this place for the location and food. I wish they were open later. Seem to always close not much after10pm. The cheese boards and pizza are great. They have a decent wine selection.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

I was attending my daughters volleyball tournament at GRB, and i stopped by this place for lunch. It was rather crowded, but the service was fast. I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, so i plan to be going back again!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank yendistonio
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I left very unhappy and dissatisfied! My fiance took me there because he thought it would be a great experience but no! We waited for the valet person forever, never got there so we found a place a to park. Our waiter forgot to put...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 636den_c
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Food and atmosphere is excellent. The Chef's board is a must to share with friends. We were so impressed with our first meal we booked another reservation for a second night.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nicole E
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Had a team dinner at the grotto the other night- we shared several small plates, a few mains and deserts- There is plenty of room in the restaurant so you don’t feel jammed in and a great view into the kitchen. Definitely a good place...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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