Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro

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$30 and under
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French American
Grand Cru is a French American Bistro and Wine bar offering fine food in a cozy European style atmosphere. One of the key advantages of Grand Cru is our on site wine store with over 450 premium wines from around the world. Any of these retail priced wines can be enjoyed with your dinner with a modest on premise service fee. Grand Cru also features a selection of over 50 domestic and hard to get imported beers. Grand Cru also has a full bar with several signature cocktails and on draft beers.
The menu at Grand Cru consists of an impressive array of tapas items, world class entrees, fondue and hand crafted desserts. the idea is equisite food paired great wines at a price you can afford. But if you are in the mood to eat at home, stop by and pick up a bottle of wine to go.

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What 1072 People Are Saying
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SamJack
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I will hand it to Grand Cru, in the new paradigm of Covid 19 the wait staff did a good job. We had reserved a table for 2 OUTSIDE. When we arrived it had not been raining for a half hour and yet, the hostess said they were no longer seating people outside due to the rain. When she told us this there were already EIGHT people seated outside at tables, two to a table. I was aghast in that a) it was no longer raining and b) there were eight people already seated outside. I told the hostess we were leaving as we did not want to sit inside as she suggested. Only then did she ask a person to wipe off a table and chairs so that we can sit outside - again, which was our original reservation. Hey Grand Cru, get it together please. I should not have had this experience. Oh, also, my escargot was cold. Escargot should be service hot. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! First post quarantine dinner out; just myself and 3 friends; patio seating. They spaced out the tables and the staff followed all CDC protocols. I have been here a number of times. The food was fantastic - we had a few of the starters - escargot, baked brie, deviled eggs, lobster fritters - all delicious and plated for a great presentation. Everyone ordered an entree; duck, steak, chicken all delicious. Of course the wine selection was on point.

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TinaL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants - great food, wine and service!

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vipSandiC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Grand Cru was totally awesome - best outdoor terrace in Arlington.
New on the menu - ceviche tacos. They were incredible with Gruet! Friend had a burger, and the grill taste was oh so summery and delicious.
Service was very friendly. Love that restaurant!

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PamelaH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met here 5 years ago and it has been our place to have our anniversary dinner since then. We love the food and service is great. Highly recommended!!!

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Randy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe and comfortable. Delicious pasta.

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viptingold
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was certainly good to eat out again, and to have another pleasant meal at Grand Cru. The weather was perfect for dinner on its terrace which works so well with the current restrictions. Our waiter was quite good, and the food was excellent: I had scallops and my wife had the entree crab cakes as her main course. The menu was more limited than pre-corona-cirus, and our waiter told us that it would expand as business resumed - it was certainly busy on Saturday evening.

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IrynaWIP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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MollyA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and the service was outstanding - so nice to be back!!

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vipMichaelJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date spot for a first night out in four months. Loved the wine flights, salmon and ceviche tacos. My friend loved the crab cakes. Service was impeccable.

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vipAnthonyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great place to break quarantine.

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JohnPf
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever. A delightful experience from start to finish.

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DUNGA
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Will definitely be returning many times this summer.

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vipBarbaraL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service are uniformly excellent. Gracious wait staff and innovative chef.

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vipGuyC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Grand cru outdoor seating was well done in covid environment
Kitchen was a bit overwhelmed after just reopening.
Food was very good and wine value still good
Slow service on the food front

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vipCameron
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mediterranean salad with grilled salmon was prepared perfectly. The rose the waiter chose for us was crisp and refreshing. The charcuterie board had a nice variety of meats and cheeses , and toppings. Outdoor seating was beautiful by the fountain! Great to be outdoors with great service too.

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DavidC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have Grand Cru in-person outside seating come back! Very nice place.

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DennyM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see this neighborhood favorite reopened for patio service. Great friendly service. Good food beautiful courtyard ambience being enjoyed by young and old alike. Thanks Grand Cru!

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JenniferR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did a really great job opening up after the pandemic shutdown.

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kristysvn
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great options on menu and entree and dessert were fabulous but the artisan cheese platter wasn’t the best bang for the buck with high me u price and very small portions of cheese

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TedJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good casual place for food nicely prepared and served. Brussels sprouts salad was delicious and generous enough for two to share. Scallops and salmon very good. Loved sitting there with all the shelves of wine selections as backdrop. Nice place and comfortably quiet until about 6:30 when it got busier and noisier.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great wine selection and entrees were so good - recommend the roasted chicken. Nice ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very inattentive

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Delicious
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great resturant/wine shop near Balston Mall. Will visit again.

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7daysaweek
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Nice bar area and we felt lucky to be seated in a back booth. Service was excellent. We also enjoyed choosing our wine from a nice selection in the wall display. We will return.

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RichardK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was really very good. Wait staff was attentive but not in the way. I didn’t feel like I was rushed before or after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing every dish we had was an experience. We will male this a once a week stop.

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Marcia
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great. Food wonderful and the staff were all very accommodating. I’ll be back!!

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vipDeborahG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a cheese platter and really enjoyed the interesting selection of cheeses. Also had the Lamb and Pappardelle pasta and it was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a surprisingly excellent restaurant. The food and service were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quiet corner table. The service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. A very memorable date night.

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vipLeoD
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Valentine's Day Prix Fixe was excellent. The Scallop starter, Chateaubriand for one, and the Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin were outstanding. Additionally, the Build Your Own Wine Flight allowed us to pair wines with each of our meal selections. Finally, the Chocolate Fondue for two was a great finish to a wonderful meal!!

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AnnieK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don't know how the food was. We left after 45 minutes waiting for the waitress to take our order

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vipSusanO
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 6 on a Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had the Artisan Cheese Platter and Charcuterie Platter. Both very good. Most at our table had the salmon which was delicious. Would highly recommend coming to this restaurant.

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SonyaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to really chat over good food and wine. Service was prompt and friendly, and the variety of menu options perfect for a group with varied diets . We all had as wonderful time visiting over shared fondu and choosing meals to suit us all.

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vipG444
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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vipCarolynC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is uniformly excellent. I had the beet salad and rockfish, hubby had lobster thermidor and mushroom orzo, friends had salmon and divers scallops. All so good.

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davidd
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The management needs to deal with large tables of loud customers, exceptionally loud, far beyond acceptable

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice location

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vipTheresaL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our first date at Grand Cru and we regularly go back to enjoy the great food, wine and service, while reminiscing about our romance. Grand Cru will always have a special place in our lives.

FAQs

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 243-7900.

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 1072 OpenTable diners.

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2095-grand-cru-wine-bar-and-bistro#/merchant/2095.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.