Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro
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.
Private parties can be scheduled at Grand Cru by contacting the restaurant. We have a large private dining area with a separate bar. Ideal for large get togethers, weddings, graduation parties and Professional events.View Private Dining Details
We were staying at the Westin and walked into the Gr4and Cru for dinner. It has a wonderful neighborhood feel, with excellent food and service. The wine flights are a great feature on the menu.
I had a reservation, but they didn’t have a table ready. The hostess offered us a high top if we didn’t want to wait for the dining room, which we agreed to, but she must not have heard us because she then had us sit and wait. Like ten mins later she came back and said that she was sorry for the wait but if we wanted a high top, we could sit immediately. (...) we sajd that we had originally said we would do that, so she apologized and we were seated. It was another 10-15 mins for the server to come over. And it was a good 20 mins from when we started to ask for the check and when we got the check. Food was fine. Service was....not fine.
Steak frites was excellent, cooked as requested. The lunch special was reasonably priced. Service was courteous and friendly. Definitely a ‘must’ return for good foods.
Great food, excellent service, and good wine. Would definitely recommend
Some friends and I went, and had great food, good wine in a non-rushed quiet environment. It’s not five starfine dining but very solid and A lot better than most similarly priced options. I wished I live closer, or I would go there frequently. I think it’s good for special occasions too
Service, food, and wine selections were excellent. They have a wonderful menu and the staff worked to even get creative on our behalf. The concept of picking your wine from the many shelves surrounding the seating area is an interesting one. The only suggestion we would have for improvement would be to add some padding to the bench seating - we were able to move to a table with all chairs so we were very comfortable. We will definitely be back and will be recommending the restaurant to others.
We had a really positive experience here. We shared a charcuterie plate, my husband had a burger, and I had a couple of small salad dishes. We each tried several kinds of wine, which we loved. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. The reasons I gave less than 5 stars: the burger was quite charred, despite being ordered medium; the patio is so serene except the chairs make a *terrible* noise when dragged across the stone patio; it took us a while to get our check when we wanted to leave.
The outdoor patio really is beautiful and quiet (other than any time someone moves a chair) and the wine selection was fun to try. We will be back.
I have had the 'executive lunch" here in the past and this time, I met an out-of-town friend for dinner for my first time. It was a most pleasant experience. Sitting outside on one of this summer's few inviting days made it clear that having the entrance and patio in a courtyard rather than on the street is a definite plus.
Our server was full of excellent information and positive attitude. We split a delicate brussel sprout salad. I then went with the monkfish medallion and my companion had the steak filet. Both of us were positively impressed. We chose from the house wine list and I found my pinot grigio to be complex and refreshing. Finally, the chocolate desserts were a tad less amazing but more than serviceable.
We were able to sit for a long time and visit without feeling rushed. When dishes were cleared, we were asked if we were ready.
I look forward to returning.
Excellent food and wine, as always. Went twice in one week for two dinners with friends/colleagues. Lamb chops, lamb meatballs, artichoke dip, hummus, and chicken skewers delicious, as were the Brussels sprout salad and spinach salad. Wine flights are a nice way to taste a few and order a full glass of your favorite with your meal after. Desserts also very good. Weather outside was perfect both evenings—shaded courtyard so even in August, it was a nice temperature.
If you like salt this is the place for you!!! Service has really slipped in last few months. I won’t keep trying.
My wife and I were seated outside on a pleasant night. The food was amazing and was delivered to the table in a timely fashion so we never felt rushed or had to wait for the next course to arrive. Our server was knowledgeable and provided impeccable service without hovering over us. The restaurant includes a wine shop with a large selection of good wines which you can purchase and have served with your dinner. Will definitely be back.
Have to give it TWO stars because we had good experience there before with their regular menu. The Restaurant Week menu that we tried was poor, not a lot of choices and boring. The appetizers OK, but pretty simple and limited to 4, The monk fish main course was a bummer - the fish was OK, but just plain fish with not much "French" in it. The sides were plain bad - roasted vegetables barely edible and the "lobster infused pasta" looked like porridge and tasted even worse. Looked like the entire dinner was a line cooked product, just to "participate" in the Restaurant Week with not much thoughts for quality. The regular menu items we had last time was a lot better. The restaurant week $35 dinner was, in my opinion, not worth even half that price.
Fantastic food, everything was delicious! Plus the service was just as great. We were there for restaurant week so we got a great deal but will definitely be back again.
We were greeted and seated by Jocelene. What a lovely lady! We were there for restaurant week and it did not disappoint.
Jef was our server and was very attentive.
I had mussels first and then steak for my entree. The mussels could have been my whole meal as such a large portion. My mango dessert was to die for. It came with honey basil sorbet on mango custard with raspberries. WOW!
This was my first time at Grand Cru and I will be back.
Thanks for such an enjoyable evening.
The food was undercooked and when I sent it back I was given french fries and no real apology... The server was very inexperienced.
We celebrated our mom’s birthday and found everything to be excellent as usual and better than before. The crab cakes and roast chicken were excellent and the desserts, including the standard creme brûlée trio were superb. If you’re in Ballston, Grand Cru is your best choice and you can even select your own wine from their wine cellar.
Wonderful casual restaurant with excellent food. Wine list is great and waiters know how to help.
We ate outside, as it was a nice evening. The outdoor seating is very nice in a large courtyard with a nice fountain. Waitress was excellent and the food was delicious.
Great perfect bourbon Manhattan, best we have had in several months. Sunday evening is a quiet time for the restaurant where many guests are from a nearby retirement community. Wait staff is top notch, attentive and helpful. Food is, as always, well prepared and tasty. Definitely a must stop. Only negative, they charge for bread. Why?
So glad to have this neighborhood gem. I had not been to Grand Cru since the move and menu expansion. I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and I hope to be a regular.
It was too noisy. The service was a little slow, but the food was good.
The food, food service and ambiance were great. We did experience bugs/gnats flying around our table incessantly during our meal, however, which took away from the overall experience.
Nice outdoor dining area and atmosphere. Lamb was good; fingerling potatoes were grossly overcooked.
Food is always great, but the last few visits the service was very average.
The food and drinks were great. Especially the lamb meatballs! Our server was nice,but inattentive. My husband arrived after I did, and it took probably 10 minutes for the server to ask what he wanted to drink even though he walked by our table several times. The same was true when we wanted to order more food.
We had a red wine and sparkling flights. Both first rate. The food was also excellent.
very nice place. quiet, great food and service. a bit pricey.
The food here is simply amazing. The menu is so unique and we didn't have a single complaint about anything! I highly recommend getting a wine flight to pair with your meal.
Great service and food quality. Pricing a bit high but probably consistent with area.
We had a little trouble finding the restaurant because it does not face street. The menu has interesting wines by the glass. Wines by the bottle are on shelves in dining room for your selection. Noise level from bar was very loud. Our server was attentive and pleasant. The duck breast, rock fish and salmon fillets were delicious. Validated parking is available nearby under the office building that contains the restaurant.
Very good food, almost impeccable service especially from the senior staff, and you can eat a "standard dinner" (app, salad, entrée) or go "tapas" style, ordering a few small dishes and/or salads. I had the house shiraz and it was quite good. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The one weird note was that on a night when they weren't super busy, the bus folks were a little too eager to clean plates off our table. They kept hovering and buzzing us and I got more and more protective of my food (maybe they thought I had had enough before I did?). So other than that bit of tension, the atmosphere is quite relaxed.
Good food and service. Good place to meet client for lunch. Always meets expectations for lunch.
Extensive wine selection, professional staff, excellent food
Great neighborhood spot. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about both the wine list and menu. We found some great pairings. All of our appetizers and entrees were delicious. Highlights - brussels sprouts salad appetizer and monkfish topped with crabmeat and a savory sauce. People also loved the steak frites and the rockfish entree. Will definitely be back.
Enjoyed the food and wine flight. Server was attentive and friendly.
Afraid this is going down hill a bit. It was empty on a Sunday night, service was okay but nothing special and certainly not attentive, some food pairings were off. My monkfish was too salty. I'll still go occasionally but I'm going to try new places next.
Don’t use your points here. They don’t know how to use them.