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The Grotto Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, Spanish
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2012 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3214
+1 904-398-0726
11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THE GROTTO IS CLOSED. After a long and successful run the Grotto is closed.There is another establishment building in now it will open soon.The added pressure of The Grape and Grain may have had a significant impact on its dimise.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I have visited many times in the past, but the establishment seems to have taken a turn in costumer service and quality. My friend and I visited during the weekday after work. The place was nearly empty and it was silent. No background music made for an awkward environment to have a conversation. We sat at the bar and our... More 

Thank Shannon D
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I went with two friends to this establishment on a Friday night about 6 pm. About half of the seating was available so we had no trouble getting a table. Shortly after our arrival the waitress came over to get our drink order. Party 1 ordered an $8 Chardonnay..it wasn't available and she was pushed into $11 Chardonnay. Party 2... More 

Thank VJHarden
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I have eaten here several times over the years both for date nights and with groups. The meals are always very good and the service is excellent. The ambiance is cozy. Of course they have a great wine list.

Thank JaxGatorGirl
Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

It's a nice place for wine, great selection. They have weekly wine tasting which I have attended several times. The only complaint is that they allow smoking on their outside seating area. Otherwise, very cozy and stylish inside.

Thank TravelforFuture
Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We had a sampler platter shared amongst friends. The dried figs were nothing short of life-changing!!

1 Thank mikamu_904
Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Awesome atmosphere. Even better selection of wine. The staff is very knowledgeable and eager to help. Art on the wall is nice to look at. Definitely discussion worthy. They offer great little taste pairings to go with your wine. I love how you can purchase a half bottle if you don't want a full one.

1 Thank Brandy D
Tifton, Georgia
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. The service was incredibly slow, but the food was amazing. We would definitely visit again.

1 Thank StaceyGB
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

really fun, cute place for groups, couples or singles. Great selection, pretty knowledgable wine tenders and the food is just right for the Grotto !

1 Thank teddavison
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Fine wines , delicious appetizers. Cool n quaint located in the heart of San Marco area. Great place to start or end the night.

1 Thank Daniel N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2012 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3214
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-398-0726

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?