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“Not Impressed”

Dino's Steak & Claw House
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Ranked #22 of 240 Restaurants in Grapevine
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

First of all, this was a Groupon purchase. I didn't know anything about the restaurant, but figured a place with steak AND seafood couldn't be bad. In spite of the prices, people were there in shorts. We started off with rolls and some sort of butter that was both sweet and sour at the same time. The rolls were warm, but they were of the kind you could purchase at the grocery store. The lobster bisque was wonderful! My companion ordered the 14oz NY strip; the first piece was excellent, the rest rather poor. I had the stuffed chicken, which had spinach and cheese inside; it was very dry. Both dinners came with mashed potatoes, very dry, with no gravy, and no butter to give them any flavor. Both dinners also included steamed zucchini and carrots, both of which were raw. The saving point was the server, Rosa; she was excellent and very attentive. Although the restaurant prefers reservations, they really weren't needed; although they had a good amount of customers, it was far from crowded.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lynne0725
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English first
Flower Mound, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

outstanding food, impeccable service and beautiful historic buidling Arrive before 7 or make reservations....upstairs.tables are very nice, downstairs has live pianist which seemed a little loud for conversation. Our waiter, Georgio, was excellent and when we mentioned our anniversary, he brought a frozen ice cream dessert for us. More than we normally pay to eat our, but even my frugal husband agreed the meal was worth the price.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Sissy955
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“First time and would return”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

First time to dine and wished we had dressed more casually for outside dining just because weather was so nice. Was great anyway and we got to listen to piano player. I had tuna and husband had steak and scallop special. My tuna was good (though I actually ordered halibut and waiter miscoded it but was apologetic). Steak was good but scallops rather bland. Waiter did bring dessert to make up for mistake but wished he had asked our preference first. Brought tiramisu, which was good but wouldn't have been my choice. Next time will sit outside and try appetizers.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Michelle H
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Lawton, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Located in the heart of downtown Grapevine, what a cool find this was. We did not have a reservation but we were there early enough that they were able to seat us. Good food and very nice service. I recommend it.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Cynthia Z
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Dallas, TX
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Awesome gem near DFW in downtown Grapevine”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just had a great dinner there on a Wednesday night with family and a friend from out of town. Everything was terrific. Exterior is unassuming, but inside atmosphere was quiet and dark. There was a second floor balcony for additional seating and a private room which was in use for what looked like a business dinner. Dress ranged from casual to semi-formal. Service was excellent. Our waiter, Giorgio was very knowledgeable. The menu is short, but it is supplemented by several specials which Giorgio explained in great detail. Steaks are dry aged and were delicious. Good wine selections, heavy on reds as to be expected.

There were four of us, three adults and one teenager. A seafood appetizer platter for two was perfect for the whole party. The calamari were done perfectly and the crab cakes were especially tasty. I didn't get one of the scallops, but the others said they were sumptuous. The adults all had the lobster bisque. It tasted like velvet and everyone enjoyed it.

All of us ordered steaks. The seared NY strip was amazing, Great flavor and tender. It came with garlic mashed potatoes and a carrot/zucchini medley. While we were all very full, we were enticed into ordering one dessert for the table and all shared. Total bill was reasonable for wine, appetizer, soup, dinner and dessert at about $70/person including tax.

I would definitely come back here for a special occasion.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank TonyTimeShare
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