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d magazineRestaurant Review: Winewood Grill
American food classics made for a great family dinner in Grapevine.

by Nancy Nichols
D Magazine

My sister has three kids under 13. The last time she and her husband ventured out for a nice meal was about 13 years and nine months ago. They live in Colleyville; the rest of us in Dallas. It's been difficult to find a midpoint where the two clans can meet for a family dinner without settling on a Mid Cities chain restaurant. Praise the food gods! We found Winewood Grill in Grapevine. The dining room is open and chic, and American food classics such as fancy burgers, sandwiches, and upscale preparations of chicken, fish, pork, and steak entrées fill the menu.

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impact newsWinewood

by Diane S. W. Lee
Community Impact News

Winewood is the polar opposite of Bob's Steak & Chop House, both owned by Steve Hartnett's family.

There are no windows inside Bob's, making it a dark atmosphere and often smoky when customers light up. Oversized photos of The Rat Pack decorate the walls.
Just next door, American restaurant Winewood caters to a different audience. Winewood's linear design and décor are inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright: steel, stone, glass and metal. Diners can glimpse into the kitchen or outside from where they sit. Winewood opened in July 2011.

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society lifeWhere Locals Go

by Frank Geslani
Society Life

Winewood is a restaurant that is as much about the space it occupies as it is about the food. There's both a grandness and an intimacy to the structure that gives a sense of permanence– the bright , temperate patio, the sleek interpretation of Prairie School design, the coolness of stone, the warmth of mahogany, the fluid site lines. It's a place that's spiffed-up enough to feel special, but comfortable enough to warrant many drop-in visits.

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star-telegramWinewood Grill opens its doors in Grapevine

by Bud Kennedy
Star Telegram

We knew Winewood Grill would be good. But the new Grapevine restaurant might be even better than expected.

Yes, it feels like the first location in a new chain. That's no surprise, since local restaurateur Steve Hartnett is behind Winewood and other good restaurants such as Flips Patio Grill and some Bob's Steak & Chop locations.

But Winewood also has the comfortable grill feeling of a Hillstone or Charleston's, with a stepped-up menu that reaches for the next level.On a quick lunch stop last weekend, the highlight was an ahi tuna salad, normally served with an orange dressing, tiny strands of chile pepper and strips of dried mango. A simple burger wasn't really so simple, grilled perfectly and served on a toasted brioche bun. For side dishes, there is one must-try: gouda macaroni-and-cheese with bacon.

The menu also includes an impressive rib-eye and a selection of grilled steaks, prime rib and seafood. Chef Brent Hines' menu emphasizes fresh and local produce, although the farms aren't identified. The prices range about $10-$15 at lunch, about $15-$25 at dinner.

Latin cousin Mi Dia will open in September. Both restaurants are next door to Bob's and Fireside Pies, 1265 S. Main St., 817-421-0200.

 

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