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Grand Cru Wine and Gourmet

4401 Wilson Blvd, Ste 103, Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 243-7900
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Ranked #29 of 653 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Glebe
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.
Description: 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. 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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84% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Stayed at the Westin on Glebe, and this was just around the corner on the backside courtyard. Interesting setup wherein you can shop for a bottle of wine in the restaurant, pay retail for the wine, and have it served at dinner for a modest uncorking fee. Opted for the butternut squash soup as an appetizer. As good as it... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

At a recent conference, our group went to Grand Cru. I was expecting a decent meal at the usual inflated DC prices, but I was surprised. Grand Cru had well prepared, creative food offerings at reasonable prices with friendly attentive service with none of pretentiousness often found in good DC restaurants. They offer tapas along with entrees and a unique... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Try the executive lunch! Great prices for great food". Service is excellent friendly and understands the time crunch at lunch!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner here- each of us had some thing different, starting with mussels, cheese and meat trays and beet salad-all very good. Our entrees were salmon, butterfish and shrimp, and lamb shank. Good house wine are affordable price and plenty of food! We'd eat here again!

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San Diego, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I've eaten here on several occasions throughout the year. Each visit was superb. Weather permitting you should sit outside to enjoy the city sounds, people watching, and the nearby fountain. The service has always been excellent; friendly and quick staff. Chances are, if you're coming here it's for the wine. That being said, don't overlook the food menu! Surprisingly this... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had dinner and a flight of wine. Not cheap, but the food was good and the wine was okay. The outdoor eating area is especially nice and it is convenient to a number of hotels.

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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

I dined alone for dinner while on business. Staff were very attentive....flight of reds was awesome. I enjoyed the beet salad, gnocchi and crab cakes. All very tasty and reasonable priced. Total bill with my wine flight and tip was $60. Quaint and quiet. Would be good for business or romance! Loved the experience. I would have bought wine for... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I have only been for lunch and they have a lunch special called the Executive Lunch where you can get different combinations of entry, salad and soup. Great outdoor patio if the weather is good. They also have some excellent wine flights if you really want to experience a Friday executive lunch and start the weekend early.

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great food, great wine, great atmosphere except for the fact that we missed the tour of DC we had planned for 2 hours after our dinner reservation. 90 minutes from reservation to entrée being served. Service was slow and lackadaisical, even after telling the server we were on a schedule. I know there's an appeal to slow food but this... More

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annandale, va
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30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Once you find the place, you won't be disappointed. Yes, it is tucked away and a little bit hidden with no easy parking access. But is worth the "trouble". The evening was very nice so we stayed on the attractive patio. Great wine selection to choose from and the low corking fee makes it even more attractive. The food selection... More

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