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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Grapeseed reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)notable wine list (29)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (22)good for groups (14)romantic (14)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • I have been to dinner at Grapeseed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    I have been to dinner at Grapeseed countless times. This time we went for Easter Brunch and it was a major disappointment. The kitchen was unreasonably slow (it took 2.5 hrs to have an appetizer, entree and dessert), with long (45 min.) of time between the appetizer and the entree. The kitchen seemed out of control (a complete surprise for this upscale restaurant that is considered a neighborhood gem). There was great size disparity among the entrees. For example, the roasted chicken could have served two while the eggs Maryland were very spare and could have definitely used accompaniment. Thus, we ordered the grits as a side and they had the smell and taste of burnt grits. Unacceptable!!! Will not return for brunch.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Having been to dinner at Grapeseed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Having been to dinner at Grapeseed many times (although not within the last few months), I was really looking forward to the Easter Brunch menu. My family and I were pretty disappointed. Food was really only fair. The Eggs Maryland are far better at Clyde's. The breakfast dishes such as French toast are better nearly everywhere else. Home fries were nothing special. The coffee was weak. The grits had a burned taste, and were taken off our check when we complained. They need to do some re-thinking if they offer brunch again. I'll try it for dinner again, and hope that this brunch experience was an anomaly. If not, I predict their renovation was for nothing, and the restaurant will not last.
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  • The service was amazing, even
    dparker271VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The service was amazing, even though it was busy, there was always someone available for us. The appetizer and salad were large portions, could have shared them. The main courses were unusual combinations of flavors- not for picky eaters because there were lots of complex tastes and ingredients, but for us, they were delicious. Cooked to perfection and nicely presented. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with adventuresome palate. I was a little noisy, though, being a Sat night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were very
    CaFoodie
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Food and service were very good. The only drawback was that the restaurant was very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    My husband and I enjoyed the food and wine very much, but we were seated in the front of the Grapeseed Bistro where it was very difficult to hear each other. This was disappointing to us, especially since we were there to celebrate a special occasion. This was our first time to the restaurant, and the review we had read made no mention of this problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed the menu which
    Artiegal
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Really enjoyed the menu which is developed to enhance wine offerings. Like the tasting glass and full glass options. Good server - gave us lots of time to talk and did not rush order. Will return on another visit to the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a positively wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    What a positively wonderful find! It was my partner's and my first time there, but certainly not our last. We've both been raving to everyone we know about how wonderful Grapeseed was! Can't wait to go back. PS. You've GOT to try the green eggs & ham. FABU!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat. Have
    Kacem
    Dined on 4/13/2007
    Great place to eat. Have been there dozens of times....
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate