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.
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This was our anniversary dinner. Initially my husband called to make reservations but was told after being on hold for awhile that they had no availability. I got on Open Table and was able to make reservations immediately! We had the cheese board which was good. Good crackers instead of bread & some nuts added would have made it great. I had the scallops which were awesome. My husband had the filet & liked it. We shared the chocolate mousse for desert and it was great. Portions were perfect! I never eat an appetizer, main meal, and desert! We’ll definitely go back. Hoping they have chateaubriand next time!
Hard to beat good wines, a nice choice of small plates, and a pleasant evening. Greatly enjoyed!
Disappointed with Steak Frites. Requested medium and steak was med rare and extra chewy. I generally do not send back steaks, but should have.
Overall great. Only complaint was we ordered appetizers and they did not give us time to enjoy them. Entrees came out just a few moments later. We have been here several times and will continue to come back.
It’s was Mother’s Day, the service was slow but the waiter was friendly and polite. I hadn’t been there for several years and was surprised at how much larger it is. Everything was okay, just not quite what I had hoped for. My mother said she’d come back just for the dessert. She loved her pear tart! Also, none of us drank wine, so I can’t speak to the variety of those offerings.
Service is very blasé. French toast said it came with home fries (??) and they actually pushed back a bit on giving me a little fruit instead.
We dine here often and take friends and out of towners too! Great food, great ambiance..good time!
My pork medallions came from the kitchen after the other plates were served and were warm - not hot.
Great location great wine selection And good food. The service was spectacular.
Very nice restaurant and ambiance. I will be coming back....
Met a friend here whom I hadn't seen in years. The ambiance was perfect. Food and service were excellent. Would definitely make the same choices again.
Great place. French Onion soup was the best I’ve had in a long time. Steak and Frites was great.
Food and wine pairings were excellent. Service was top notch.
Great food, excellent service and superb wine selection! Add to that, their mark up on bottles of wine is much less than most other restaurants....anywhere in the Northern VA or DC area. Jeff & Rosann Williams
Waiter screwed up two appetizers one drink and one main. Thankfully was not out with a client.
Lovely Easter 3 course brunch with very creative, delicious and numerous choices for each course. Very good drink/wine recommendations. We ate inside due to a breeze and chilly conditions, but the ideal seating location is outside in the courtyard.
Food is always on point. Our server, Melvin, great!
Dinner was delicious and the wine recommendations were superb! Will go back!
BLUFF: Sadly we won't be back. Very mediocre food. My appetizer was the worst escargot. Steak was good but the frits were sub-par. Ambiance was good and wine selection was reasonably priced. Look, there are so many other great French /Belgium restaurants in the area such as Le Diplomate in DC or Matisse or Brassiere Beck also in DC.
Absolutely a delightful venue! The unique shape of Grand Cru makes it even more interesting. The food is consistently excellent; the wait service is always enthusiastic and professional. Our wait staff was very knowledgeable about the wines. We were most impressed.
Definitely a spot you can take your grand mom or mom and dad to. Service was a bit slow now and then but it was a Sunday pm with a small staff on hand, we were not in a hurry. Wine flights were fun and a good way to experience and compare some new wines. Food was good but both entrees were de-glazed with a sweet note that is not to our liking. All in all a very nice dinner and will recommend to those seeking a traditional meal/ambiance.
They validated our parking ticket though we arrived 30 min before the validating time, 6:00 - closing. It was nice gesture. Courteous staff. Beef steak I ordered was nice and tender. Unfortunately, the spinach was a bit too salty to my taste. We liked the ambiance which was very French with brick wall and paintings of French ladies. Nice selection of tables and chairs as well. We will be there again in a near future.
Everything was amazing. The food, drinks, service, etc. This is definitely a new favorite of ours!
We are regulars and enjoy Grand Cru very much. We especially love the warm service, wine selection, atmosphere (you can actually have a conversation because the music isn’t insanely loud!), and of course the food. We’d like to see the menu change a bit more often but we always enjoy our meal and wholeheartedly recommend Grand Cru!
Enjoyed our lunch very much, love the ambiance and everyone was so nice. Food was delicious.
Great place. Never disappoints. Best staff. Delicious food and great drinks.
We were anticipating higher quality food. The food was really not that good.
Jocelyn our server was outstanding. Always apologizing for checking in on us to make sure we didn’t need anything. Whenever I am in town I always try to squeeze in one dinner at Grand Cru.
We enjoyed our first trip to Grand Cru and happy to have a wine bar in the 'hood. We loved the salmon dish and dessert but the French onion soup was disappointing. Also, would like to see more French wines since it is a bistro. We also go to places that have a good selection of Italian wines. The red wine flight was ok--only 1 French wine in it (Bordeaux). We will try again as it is close to home.
Service at Grand Cru has been a little off lately. They struggle at lunch rush. I would advise avoiding the lunch hour. After lunch, dinner -- great.
Wonderful hostess and serving team. Food is delightful! Décor is quite cute as well!
Never enough waiters there. Way too long between times when they check on you.
Lovely Valentines night out. Food was Devine!
It took 1 hour to receive an appetizer; and subsequently 3 iterations of well done fillets instead of medium rare! I attributed this to the occasion. Nonetheless the service was great and the atmosphere was very romantic.
Delicious food, great atmosphere. I have dined there often during the past few years and I'm never disappointed. Great place to bring business associates after work.
Please mind it can be very loud during peak hours. Other than that it's a nice place.
Used to love this place. Ordered Brie appetizer. Although it looked nice from the outside it was uncooked on the inside. They brought another one that was cooked but by the time the server brought it out it was barely warm Steak was OK, but ordered second drink with dinner. We were 1/2 way through dinner when he brought the drinks. It was not crowded. Staff need to be better trained. One drink was way over priced. Makers on the rocks is typically $10 and it was $15. Other drink was inline with the norm.