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Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro

793 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 243-7900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
J. Trent Conry
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Full service catering including alcohol for small to medium sized events.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking on Taylor Street and Validated parking in the underground parking garage off Taylor Street after 6pm and on weekends.
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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.
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 793 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very good food, friendly staff, beautiful artwork. The mac and cheese was delicious

BrittaniM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines Day. They had a Valentine Day menu prepare! We had the rockfish & steak meals. Absolutely amazing

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Valentine's menu was great the combination of everything made us feel like back in Europe

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Server and wine sommelier were great - we really enjoyed our Valentines Day dinner.

vipWazza (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice to know that this place is in the neighborhood! Very nice atmosphere, good food and great wines!

Mathew (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Grand Cru is a wildly under-hyped and wonderful restaurant. Uniformly splendid cooking, every time we go. Trent Conry puts together a creative and thoughtful menu every night, the wines are varied and reasonable, and I always leave happy and with a sense of having eaten very well indeed.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

A very good dinner with very good service. Will definitely visit again.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Family in from out of town

Alex (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

While the food was good, the service was slow and not very attentive. When we first arrived at our reservation time of 6:00pm they seated us next to the door. I asked if we could be seated further away from the door. They replied that unfortunately all the other tables were reserved. So we sat next to the door. In the hour and a half while we were there all the other table were not being used. As I walked to the restroom I notice there were people sitting in a separate section of the restaurant (far away from the door) I asked a staff person if that area was available, he said that it was for private parties and for when they have full reservations in the main dining hall they overflow to that room if it's not in use. We'll the main dinning room was not full by any stretch so I'm a little unhappy that my request to be seated somewhere away from the door was dismissed because they were full when they definitely were not. Even if they had reservations scheduled we were still there at 6pm and should have had a more flexible choice of tables.
The food was good, but the service was slow in all aspects. Slow take the order, not very attentive to ask if we needed anything else. We had to basically grab the waiter to get our check.

vipChloeBelle (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was delicious and well presented, from the appetizers to the soup and salads. A lot of wine choices and almost all reasonably priced!