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
Had a really lovely dinner with our team - great options for all tastes. We loved sitting in the red wine nook so that we could shop for our bottle for dinner. Wonderful selection of wine - very curated.
Even though I love the place, management is very poor, slow service, and no wine glass in Wine Bar! Waiters are not attentive. You need to get up and pick up your own wine from the wine cellar, and restaurant adds $12-15 (if I am not mistaking) on top of the price on the bottle. I am not sure what the logic was behind that! Anyway food was Ok. Will we go back? do not think so!
We enjoyed our evening at Grand Cru. It was a lovely night, so we were able to enjoy the outdoor patio seating which is great. Do know that even if you request this on Open Table, it is still first come first serve for the patio. The service overall was good, and our waiter was friendly. We all tried different things, and I would recommend the Brussels Spouts Salad and the mac’n cheese. The short rib was not a good choice. It is normally one of our favorite dishes, bit this was filled with gristle. I have been there for lunch, too, and the crepes are delicious.
We went to Grant Cru for a date. The ambiance was pretty nice, and the food was excellent. We shared the gnocchi as a starter - i was surprised by the different textures and flavors it had -- it was lighter and more flavorful than typical gnocchi. I had the warm Brussels sprouts salad and it had a lot of great textures and flavors and was not too big. For dessert we shared the molten chocolate torte a la mode, and that was great too. Overall very tasty food and decent vibes.
I enjoy this lively place with the wine bottles displayed. The lamb shank and breast of duck are outstanding. The wait staff is very attentive without being intrusive. We have been here three times in the last two months and never been disappointed.
The service was terrible. Our server never introduced himself- just asked if we wanted drinks. Being a wine bar, we were excited to try new wines. I told the server the type of wine we liked and he presented us with two bottles- just held them up, like he just pulled two rabbits out of a hat and said nothing. Crickets. After an awkward pause, I asked to speak to the Sommelier and he said, "We don't have one, just me". Sweet. We ended up ordering a flight of wines to sample since he was no help. He then just dropped off the wines and proceeded to walk away leaving us to guess which was which before we had to flag him down. We ended up ordering a bottle of wine we already had before and liked- so much for trying a new wine. Same thing with the cheese platter- have fun guessing which cheese is which. The food was actually decent, but there are plenty of places around with good food and GOOD service. We will not return.
Mesl was well prepared and great in uniqueness of presentation. Service was good; but not outstanding; even though not very busy.
Love everything about this restaurant. Very creative food. We chose from the tapas selections foie gras - the real thing - tuna on wontons, and brussel sprout salad. All excellent and artfully presented. Extensive wine selection reasonable priced, with many below $10 a glass. Retail wine by the bottle available for diners, that you can choose right off the shelf. Attentive server who knows and can describe the menu. Very good value for quality of food. The bonus is validated, underground parking in the same location after 6, where street parking is limited. Can't wait to return.
French-style cuisine, beautiful presentation. The quality and taste of the food was great. They prices were reasonable (though we didn't like having to pay for bread). There were several steak options, which we did not get, but they looked wonderful at the next table. The mussels as appetizer were fantastic. We got chicken and duck. Both were excellent! There are a billion different wines to chose from, and the house wines ($7) were great. Definitely recommend for a date. They also have a happy hour where wine is $5 and they serve appetizers.
Was there on for a business meal. The food was outstanding. We ordered several appetizers: deviled eggs, brie baked in Phylo dough and crabcake. I had duck for my entree which was outstanding. The fillet and boullabaise also were terrific. The fondue dessert was outstanding. And the waiter was great and the coffee hot. Really a great dining experience.
Great place, as always for us. We'll be back again!
Unfortunately two of us ordered Caesar salads and there was something wrong in the kitchen with the Romaine lettuce. We offered to substitute with spinach, and got two salads with plain spinach, a few croutons, and a piece of cut up grilled chicken on the top. There was no Parmesan cheese as I would have expected. The dressing was very fishy-tasting, more so than usual, and was on the thin side. Service was okay, the waiter forgot to pour my coffee but otherwise was decent. I think they should have reduced the price or something in exchange for not having a real Caesar salad available, or offered a free desert or something. It was pretty awful.
Grand Cru is a well-kept secret. Chef Trent Conry knows what he is about, and is skillful and creative, with a deft touch. Try the duck, the deviled eggs, the lamb, the filet, and whatever you want on an imaginative wine list. Or shop for a bottle on site. It is the best restaurant in Arlington, period.
I have been a regular for the past 10 years and have seen how this restaurant has evolved from a neighborhood gem into an average restaurant. Currently is too expensive for the quality of food and service provided.
I was not incredibly impressed with the food really. Flavors were ok but not great.
Skimpy pour of Pinot Noir. Bread basket was very delayed (server forgot) and when it did arrive it was stale. Short rib beef was overly fatty, even for that cut of meat. My expectations were too high, so I was disappointed
This restaurant is not the caliber of Le Chat Noir, La Chaumiere or Vieux Logis. However, it doesn't have their prices either, and the service was very courteous, with good sized portions and a pleasant atmosphere. For a neighborhood that once held little more than auto dealerships, it's quite an improvement!
Family gathering for special occasion. Food was good. Some of them were little salty for us, but duck and mussels were great. They ran out of the soup of the day but replaced it without asking us beforehand. Took out dishes too quick which made us little uncomfortable. May go back.
Good experience. Food delicious
Very good food, friendly staff, beautiful artwork. The mac and cheese was delicious
We went for Valentines Day. They had a Valentine Day menu prepare! We had the rockfish & steak meals. Absolutely amazing
The Valentine's menu was great the combination of everything made us feel like back in Europe
Server and wine sommelier were great - we really enjoyed our Valentines Day dinner.
Nice to know that this place is in the neighborhood! Very nice atmosphere, good food and great wines!
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.
A very good dinner with very good service. Will definitely visit again.
Family in from out of town
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.
Everything was delicious and well presented, from the appetizers to the soup and salads. A lot of wine choices and almost all reasonably priced!
Amazing mushroom strudel; the ribeye steak and frites was sumptious!
Best onion soups, steak frites, steak tartare, delicious desserts
We called before making a reservation and were told they DID have their regular a la carte menu or we could do the prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu. The NYE menu wasn’t even working on their website, but as we could do the regular a la carte menu (which we love), we went ahead and made the reservation. Well we get there and are told they only have the NYE menu which we can order from a la carte. I told the server that we specifically called about this but he said there was nothing he could do. Being that it was 1030 on NYE, we had no option even though I’m vegetarian and thus only had one option on the menu, which was not even good. Very disappointing, we spent a lot of time deciding on the right restaurant to spend NYE so we could have a special night out, and I ended up paying $22 for a gnocchi dish that had more gross spinach than gnocchi.
We have been to Grand Cru many times, it is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. That is why we have chosen it for New Years Eve. It was very disappointing mainly because the restaurant made no effort in making it festive, no table decoration, no candles, Champagne only at midnight, only a set menue where there was no quality / price relationship.
We had the New Year's eve menu which was outstanding! The smoked Scottish salmon, venison and quail, cheese platter and dessert selection were delicious, and beautifully presented and served. At $75 per person, with $29 for wine pairings it was also a bargain. We shall be back again and again.
My wife and I enjoyed their annual New Year's Eve Menu and chose the wine paring option for an additional $29 each--which is actually a good deal in that sharing a bottle would cost at least as much. The pairing allows you to sample a wide variety of wines for that modest fee. Highlights were the chesnut/mushroom risotto and lobster/crab thermidor, plus the always excellent dessert assortment.
The food at Grand Cru was excellent. There is a large variety of interesting dishes. Favorites included the stuffed and wrapped brie, bouillabaisse. Service was friendly , attentive, and efficient. The dining room is attractive and not very noisy.
Great! Family loved the food and being able to speak French!
Food (steak) is fantastic and wine selection and price is very reasonable. Become a Cru member.
When we arrived, they had no record of our Open Table reservation, so you may want to call before you get there to confirm they expect you. As a result, although they eventually found it, it wasn't until we had already been directed to a table in the bar - which was quite noisy. In addition, the woman who greeted us definitely wasn't friendly initially, to the point that my date pointed out that she had quite a...pronounced attitude. Our server, however, was lovely and attentive and that made for an enjoyable evening - although it would have been more fun if we hadn't struggled so much to hear one another. Food was a good value for the pricing.