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Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, Arlington, VA
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, Arlington, VA
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, Arlington, VA
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, Arlington, VA
Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, Arlington, VA

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro

4.5
4.5
1356 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 243-7900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Montanez
  • Catering
    Full service catering including alcohol for small to medium sized events.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Lena Thorpe: (844) 211-6601
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Cross street
    Glebe
  • Parking details
    Street parking on Taylor Street and Validated parking in the underground parking garage off Taylor Street after 6pm and on weekends.
  • Public transit
    Ballston Metro Stop on the Orange Line. Exit and walk kitty corner through the courtyard with the Cosi and Potbelly Sandwich shops. Grand Cru is located in the next courtyard with the fountain.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Good for special occasions

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

1,356 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, services was just slow and prices were high

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  2. BillM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The ambiance was alright in the main area - but there are several secluded areas that seem like they don’t get used much. Seating here is certainly private… The food was not well executed (medium duck came out rare with the fat completely unrendered. The “exotic mushrooms” were button mushrooms. The breaded Brie still had its quite pungent rind on. Just easily avoidable issues. Decent wines though. This place should either be way better food or way cheaper. It is wildly outclassed by nearby offerings at a similar price point. Likely not going to get another visit.

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  3. BillR

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great spot! Our friends raved about this restaurant and it was exceptional ! We will go back and bring friends

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  4. ANDI

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places and the food never disappoints!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable dinner with great service. South African wine flight was excellent.

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  6. LizaF

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brie was great but the rest isf the food was not up to par. It wasn’t bad but our fish was a little overdone and the chocolate lava cake was dry. The wine flights were good as was the port.

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  7. Grace

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The French onion was okay, nothing special and a bit too salty. The scallops dish was too blend that there was no flavor at all. Disappointing.

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  8. Warren

    Washington DC

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had not been here in a while. Fairly disappointing as food only mediocre at best. Decent wines, for sure. We'd probably try again but won't rush back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, definitely coming for their bourbon dinner on February.

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  10. StephenG

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great wine selection, great service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have made many OpenTable reservations and this is my first review because of the impression it made. Great food, convenient location, great service. Good for any occasion, night out with friends, hosting family in town, date night, even just having a nice meal at the bar. Will definitely be back. Recommend the beef Wellington tarts, scallops, and duck breast

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  12. fancy12284

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I chose this as my birthday dinner spot while visiting family outside of DC. It was between Christmas and New Years, so the place was slow patron wise, but the service and food were great. They had a great selection of wine and cocktail options and the wine, even the bottles were reasonably priced. I had the duck that was great and the hubby's steak was pretty good too. Would def go back again.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been here in several years and it did not disappoint. The French onion soup is just how I remembered it and the salmon and risotto was perfection. The wine flight I had paired perfectly with our meal as well!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dinner at Grand Cru. The food is good, the staff is friendly, the wine options are excellent and the price is always right.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was super gracious and got us away from a large office party

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  16. KLee

    Naples

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and wine are always wonderful. They were out of their chicken dish which they didn’t advise until I tried to order. We had multiple servers throughout the night and could have been more attentive. Nor did the server advise the gratuity was already included for a group of 5 !

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok, but not great. Overpriced for quality. Ambience would be nice, but exuberance of fellow diners echos off the walls, so very noisy.

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  18. PaulaG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to Grand Cru here for a business dinner which included me introducing a new person and I wanted a great setting. Grand Cru did not disappoint. The ambiance is perfect, wine selection was off-the-hook, and the food was absolute perfection. Our waiter was wonderful as well - attentive but not intrusive. The pâté and baked Brie were great starters. I had the seared duvet scallops and they were heavenly. My colleague got the lamb shank which was very impressive and delicious as well. Highly recommended.

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  19. RobertL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for dinner for two--even for a holiday.

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  20. Pamee

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner with friends, cozy and homey vibe at Grand Cru

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  21. Heather

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner, with many interesting choices on the menu -- a crowd pleaser with our multi-generational party of diners!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love grand cru! Amazing service and delicious food!

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  23. Doug

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the most recent of our either eat-in or carry-out dinners here, and we've always been pleased with the whole experience. Very attentive service and outstanding food and wine.

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  24. FrankP

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    lamb chops were superior scallops were ok but not seared enough service was great nice atmosphere i would try it again

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  25. Eric

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic all around. Will definitely plan to go back.

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  26. Bman

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was attentive, food very good, even table wine very nice

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carlos is friendly, helpful, attentive - terrific!!

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  28. StevenMayJr

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, had an amazing beef stroganoff and the bread was incredible!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We must’ve come on an off kitchen night. My husband ordered the fillet medium with fries instead of potatoes and he got a fillet rare with potatoes. I ordered the lobster risotto for my entree. The flavor was good but it was really undercooked. I was hoping not to break a tooth. The table next to us we overheard sent back a shrimp entree for being undercooked as well. On a positive note our server was great and he was really busy. We did mention the fries to and he brought out a fresh batch and also comped us 2 glasses of wine. One other time I came here I got the Kobe stroganoff and I recall it was lackluster. Overall it is nice ambiance great wine selections and good service but the food has been disappointing especially considering the price point.

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  30. Marcia

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the third time that I have been to this restaurant and it is always wonderful! Service is very attentive but not overwhelming. Great wine selection. I’ll be back again.

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  31. 22LeBreton16

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    very attentive service and food was excellent. Wines were good as well but a bit challenging to choose wines from the shelves behind where other tables are sitting. It would be great to offer corkage if you bring your own wine as long as you purchase at least 1 bottle from the restaurant as well.

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  32. Jencbus

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in to eat later than we usually eat. I have digestive problems and need to eat at approximately the same time every day, but we were traveling. I wanted a soup, but we decided to also get a couple of shared plates. The waiter decided to bring the shared plates and then waited over an hour to serve the soup. That was the thing I wanted but he insisted we needed "time to digest our food". He knows nothing about my digestion. How about listening to the patron and doing what she wants? I think he was hoping to sell some more beers to my husband (he sold three while we were waiting for soup that was "coming right out". We finally cancelled the soup and paid the bill and left. So I never got what I had wanted. Don't go!

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  33. Alan

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere outside, excellent and friendly service, and delicious food

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  34. SolarMan

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside on the eve of Sept 16th, the weather was great, the fountain was working. Service was absolutely excellent, as was the food. Great wine selection and good whiskey selection, I give this a 5 star experience ! - Scott

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed eating out in the courtyard. Food and drink were excellent. Staff provide great service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience at Grand Cru. We enjoyed a nice night out at the patio with beautiful weather and lovely wines. Escargot and Lobster risotto were on point along with a very light and crisp Sancerre, French onion soup is still the best in Northern Virginia. My Scallops were perfectly cooked and my husbands Duck breast tender and juicy, Napa valley Pinot for me and Sangiovese for him. We couldn't leave without chocolate fondue with a black Moscato and bourbon for him. Service very friendly, personal and attentive as usual. Definitely coming back soon.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived for our reservation and were seated immediately. It took about 20 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us and take our drink order and another 20 for them to arrive. When we were able to order our food about 30 minutes into our reservation, I ordered an appetizer that never came. The duck breast and wagyu stroganoff were delicious, so that was the saving grace of the evening. It seemed there was a large party that was taking priority to other tables. My speculation is that due to weather and having the patio closed they told some staff not to come in and left themselves understaffed.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter not attentive. Long waits between visits to the table.

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  39. MichelleV

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and drinks. Great location. Beautiful ambiance. Melvin’s hospitality was greatly appreciated.

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  40. Debbie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our entire table enjoyed the tasty and well prepared food and excellent service. The two flights of wine showed a variety of flavors, and the bottle we had with dinner complemented the food beautifully. It was nice to dine outdoors in the courtyard, away from traffic.

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FAQs

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

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro

4301 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Glebe
  • Neighborhood
    Arlington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking on Taylor Street and Validated parking in the underground parking garage off Taylor Street after 6pm and on weekends.
  • Public transit
    Ballston Metro Stop on the Orange Line. Exit and walk kitty corner through the courtyard with the Cosi and Potbelly Sandwich shops. Grand Cru is located in the next courtyard with the fountain.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Montanez
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 243-7900
  • Catering
    Full service catering including alcohol for small to medium sized events.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Lena Thorpe: (844) 211-6601
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