Each city we visit brings with it a chance to sample new flavors. Dining in downtown Grapevine, Texas offered a wide range of choices. With only three meals to plan, we had to narrow down our decisions. We decided to stick to Main Street, which is where a large portion of our activities were taking place. Picking three from the thirty that were left was difficult, so let us know how well you think we did.
We want to thank the Grapevine CVB for hosting our visit. Rest assured all opinions are our own.
Starting the Day Right
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Crystal and I often skip this meal by surviving off of coffee. When we spotted Chez Fabien, we got some serious Quebec City vibes. That was where we had some of the best French cuisine meals of our lives. This restaurant doubles as a bakery so we knew the pastries would be delectable. As we made our way to our table, we noted the charming continental decor.
On the occasions that we do eat breakfast, we make it a meal to remember. Crystal went straight for the Quiche Lorraine and added one of their flaky Almond Croissants to her order. I chose to stick to a traditional path by ordering their Le Parisien. The plate came out filled with scrambled eggs, crispy Applewood smoked bacon, Country-style potatoes and a warm croissant. Each bite reminded me of our breakfasts at Hotel Manoir d’Auteuil, which were the best I have ever had. Our dining in downtown Grapevine was starting well.
Upscale Food Court
It’s hard to say what the best part of traveling would be, but for us it is usually the experiences. After a morning filled with touring the town, we found ourselves ready for lunch. We had more activities planned for the afternoon, so we wanted something that would stay with us. During my research, I noticed that Grapevine had a food hall, which are becoming popular in our hometown. These upscale food courts are the perfect place to sample a variety of cuisines under one roof. Harvest Hall takes it up a notch with an impressive setting that reminded us of days gone by.
Lunch was a mix of flavors from all around the globe. These new-style dining destinations have multiple eateries, which can rotate in and out over time. What we ate may not be available during your stay, but we are sure you will find plenty of great options. Our meal was made up of BBQ Sliders, a four-flavor pizza, and a meat-filled rice bowl. We had plenty of protein to carry us through until dinner.
Part of our afternoon was spent shopping, which gave us an opportunity to see what we could add as a dinner destination. Mason & Dixie looked like a good option for a casual sit-down meal. The cozy setting offered views of Main Street. The owner relocated from Florida about 12 years ago and brought her love for food along for the ride. We found ourselves fortunate to be on the receiving end of some tasty dishes.
So Much Flavor
The menu, at Mason & Dixie, is packed full of tempting choices, so you can imagine our dilemma. Crystal had no trouble choosing the Gulf Shrimp & Grits, which is pictured at the top of the article. The Parmesan grits were the perfect accompaniment for the Creole sauce. I made my way down the menu until I landed on the Brisket Grilled Cheese. This is a dish that I enjoy at a restaurant in Kansas City, so it was a chance to see how they stacked up. The use of Havarti cheese made this sammie a creamy delight.
Dining in Downtown Grapevine
After dinner, we took some time to enjoy the evening atmosphere. Dining in downtown Grapevine had been a success. Our bellies were happy with us for the choices we had made. As we recounted our day, the meals were a big part of the memories we had made. While we all need to eat to survive, we find that a memorable meal adds much more to our day. If you’ve dined in Grapevine, let us know how our choices stacked up. You can tell us your favorites in the Comments section below. That will give us some alternates to try out on our next visit.