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The Grape Restaurant Review: Warning: Remove your shades before you enter this intimate restaurant, softly illuminated by clusters of glass grapes, or you'll be unable to find your table. Totally unpretentious and casual, this romantic European-style bistro run by husband-and-wife team Brian and Courtney Luscher is the kind of place we'd all like to have in our neighborhood. For four decades, The Grape has drawn loyal crowds and managed to keep up with current food trends, while retaining its bistro ambience. The menu, inked on a colorful chalkboard and overseen by chef de cuisine Danyele McPherson, changes every month --- but one thing that remains the same is the cream of mushroom soup, an opulent concoction that's the gold standard by which all others in Dallas are judged. The burger is terrific, too, though it’s only offered during Sunday brunch and on Sunday and Monday nights. House-made charcuterie like rabbit mortadella and chicken liver pâté make a good snack (or light dinner) paired with a glass of wine; entrées are constantly evolving, but steak with maître'd butter and garlic-herb frites and roasted chicken are staples. The nicely priced and well-focused wine list is the heart and soul of the place and keeps folks coming back for more. Desserts such as the crème brûlée or a peanut butter cup with Valrhona ganache make for a fine ending.