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Permanently Closed - Grapeseed – Bethesda

4.0
1598 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1675)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Grapeseed – Bethesda 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(301) 986-9592
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Heineman
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Cross street
between Norfolk and Woodmont
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Parking details
Grapeseed is conveniently located near 3 public parking garages, there is ample street parking, and we offer valet parking for $7.
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Public transit
Grapeseed is located 1/2 mile from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line.
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Special events & promotions
Please join our mailing list on our website for up incoming events and specials!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0
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4.2
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on July 27, 2017

Very sad that this place is closing after all these years

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vipfoodiewannabe (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 24, 2017

Very sad that this gem of a restaurant will be serving their last meal 7/29. Every entree or app has a wine Pairing. The risotto was amazing!

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Harryf (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 22, 2017

Too bad it has now closed. One of my favorite spots. Good wine paired with great food.

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vipDavisOK (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 22, 2017

We love Grapeseed and are so sad it will be closing on July 29th. We will go one last time. We hope owner Jeff Heineman lands at another restaurant soon -- after his hip replacement.

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CNLBethesda (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on July 21, 2017

Heard Grapeseed was closing and stopped in for a goodbye meal. Was a regular at Grapeseed the first ten years or so after it opened, but not as much recently. This meal was back up to par with those of the first few years. Tasting menu was delicious, though it would have been nice if the chef/owner would have allowed me to substitute for a food allergy. Will miss Grapeseed.

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vipsteveb (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 21, 2017

We're heartbroken that the best restaurant in Bethesda is closing a week from today.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 20, 2017

Grapeseed is our favorite restaurant in Bethesda. It's consistently great food, friendly and approachable staff, and general ambience routinely make it our go to restaurant. We'll be heartbroken to see it close at the end of the month.

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TLATLA (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2017

Perfect in every way. Thanks for a great run!

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Oldtimer88 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2017

The food is superb, and the service great. Elias, who has been with the chef, Jeff, for a long time, is one of the most professional and helpful staff we've met at the various restaurants in Bethesda.

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vipchat3 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2017

I've always enjoyed dinner at Grapeseed. It's been awhile since our last visit but food is still very good. We enjoyed their steak specials. Wine was also discounted so we had one of the best Bourdeaux's I've had in many years - a 2010 St. Emilion.
It is so sad that Grapeseed will be closing the end of July. It's been a wonderful mainstay in Bethesda. Will definitely go back again before the end of the month!

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