The perfect food and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a small mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Join cuisine and wine the way nature intended with today's deal. For $12, you'll get $30 worth of wine, small plates, and delicious dishes at The Grape.
The Grape's exhaustive wine selection is easier to navigate than a sandbox treasure map, making it the perfect spot for aspiring oenophiles. Grown-up grape juice is broken down according to taste and color, and pours are available by the half glass, glass, and bottle. Unwind with a mellow yet fruity glass of A to Z Pinot Gris ($10/glass), or warm stomach linings with a velvety coating of a full-bodied red, such as the Rutherford Hill Cabernet ($18/glass). The bistro menu, full of signature small plates and a smattering of soups, sandwiches, and salads, prevents tummy rumbles from spoiling the romantic ambience. Nosh on feta- and chicken-stuffed quesadillas ($9), or indulge with an order of crab cakes ($15). The Grape's cheese and charcuterie plates, portioned at three ($13) or five ($17) selections, are served with imported olives, caper berries, sun-dried tomato, and pepperoncini, and make for a lighter nibble.
Unlike tequila shots and shotgunned root-beer floats, wine is a slow sip, making it a more enjoyable libation. Plus, wine can help you reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. The Grape is open daily, with extended hours until 11 p.m. on most nights.
- Their chocolate fondue has a beautiful presentation and quality, beyond the typical pound cake and strawberries. That, plus a couple glasses of dessert wine, would make a romantic end to any date night. – Frederick, Urbanspoon
- The staff is very knowledgeable and personable! – Mearsguy, CityVoter
- The service was friendly and professional. All I had to do was tell the server what wine I liked and she immediately brought me exactly what I was hoping for. – a10, Citysearch