Grapeseed
Grapeseed

Grapeseed

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grapeseedbistro.com/
  • Phone: 3019869592
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey Heineman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Grapeseed is sure to become your favorite destination for all of your special events. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner in our Wine Room, a group of up to 34 in our Private Dining Room or reserving the entire restaurant for your special event Grapeseed has a room to fit your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Forest 8772504730
  • Special Events: Please join our mailing list on our website for up incoming events and specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Norfolk and Woodmont
  • Public Transit: Grapeseed is located 1/2 mile from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Grapeseed is conveniently located near 3 public parking garages, there is ample street parking, and we offer valet parking for $7.
A word from Grapeseed
Grapeseed American Bistro is a casual bistro that matches great food and wine together. With anywhere from 80 to 100 wines by the glass and approximately 325 bottle listed, we cater to the novice wine lover and to the experienced. We start with a bottle of wine and pick out the characteristics and nuances of the wine and then award winning Chef Jeffrey Heineman creates a menu item to highlight the flavors of the wine. So come in and relax, have a taste or a glass of wine and try something on our ever-changing menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Grapeseed reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (16)romantic (12)good for groups (11)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (3)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • The food was good, but for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The food was good, but for the price, should have been much, much better. The menu was a bit limited and not especially original. We will neither be returning nor recommending this restaurant. The decor was the most dull I've ever seen in a semi-upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent attention and support
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Excellent attention and support from Ernie the maitre'd. when the table he'd promised didn't materialize (until 30 minutes later), he sat us at the bar and gave us a complimentary champagne, for which I tipped him $10 as we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For a winebar, the list left
    GoodEats
    Dined on 1/25/2008
    For a winebar, the list left something to be desired. Some of the tables (like ours) were in the "bowels" of the restaurant and it was easy to be overlooked. Mediocre at best. No return trip in my future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is fantastic, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2007
    The food is fantastic, the wine list and recommended pairings are a great way to try new wines with your meal. This is a great special occasion place, would recommend over the other notable Bethesda restaurant, Persimmon any day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2007
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Bethesda. They always have wonderful food and a new take on something more traditional. Their wine parings are "spot-on" as well. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat. Have
    Kacem
    Dined on 4/13/2007
    Great place to eat. Have been there dozens of times....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some of the worst service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2007
    Some of the worst service I have ever seen in a restaurant. The food was good, but the overall dining experience left a lot to be desired. I would never consider returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grapeseed is our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/19/2006
    Grapeseed is our favorite "special night out" spot. We are still talking about the amazing Valentine's Day prix fix meal we had (as a double-date) in 2001.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite gem in Bethesda.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/1/2005
    My favorite gem in Bethesda. If you like food and wine.. this is your place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate