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4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 (between Norfolk and Woodmont)
Grapeseed is located 1/2 mile from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line.
(301) 986-9592
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Grapeseed American Bistro is a casual bistro that matches great food and...
Grapeseed American Bistro is a casual bistro that matches great food and wine together. With anywhere from 80 to 100 wines by the glass and approximately 325 bottle listed, we cater to the novice wine lover and to the experienced. We start with a bottle of wine and pick out the characteristics and nuances of the wine and then award winning Chef Jeffrey Heineman creates a menu item to highlight the flavors of the wine. So come in and relax, have a taste or a glass of wine and try something on our ever-changing menu.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A bit pricey but very good food

Nice restaurant near NIH in Bethesda. Very interesting menu so I decided to try the soup of the day, butternut, and a couple of appetizers, gnocchi and Korean barbeque tacos. All the food was very good and the service excellent. The only negative was that I found the appetizers pricey..

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Okemos, Michigan
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had a group of 8 having a variety of dinner entrees. Mine was the filet special of the night, with garlic mashed potatoes. Had a cheap glass of wine. Check was $45. That gives you the correct impression of value of big city prices. The filet and sauce as excellent and perfectly medium rare. There was one vegetarian entrée on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Grape seed used to be a pleasure to go to: very good food, good service, nice ambiance. No more. Food still good, but service terrible: slooooow, dirty dishes left on table for 15-20 minutes between courses, very inattentive, had to ask for bread, out of wine that we requested. We were a party of 8 with a bill of $... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice restaurant near NIH in Bethesda. Very interesting menu so I decided to try the soup of the day, butternut, and a couple of appetizers, gnocchi and Korean barbeque tacos. All the food was very good and the service excellent. The only negative was that I found the appetizers pricey..

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Everything about Grapeseed was perfect. The food was extraordinary and the service was outstanding. I hosted a working dinner in their wine cellar room. Everything from our appetizers to dessert was fabulous. Most of all, I want to thank Jeff and his staff for letting us stay past closing so that we could finish our project. I can't wait to... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First time in this restaurant, as we are traveling. Arrived at noon for light lunch. Service was excellent. We were able to get a seat by the window, which looks out on the street. So the view was limited, but the menu was not. We had one order of the Fish and Chips, which were very good, and I took... More 

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Rockville, MD
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Do NOT approach business women and tell them that when they dine out they shouldn't be on a diet. Really? How obnoxious. Then open the wine list to the wines by the glass assuming we wouldn't order a bottle. We ordered two glasses of white before a $120 bottle of pinot noir. Then, have the entrees arrive when we haven't... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We met as a group of 10 for dinner. The location was convenient with valet parking in the front. The service was excellent and the waiter was very good at accommodating our various requests. Everyone was quite pleased with the food which was provided a variety of options for various palettes. I recommend this local restaurant for large and small... More 

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Solomons, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So many problems with the resturant. 1) The menu listed outside the resturant is not the same we recieved when we sat down at the table. Bate and switch. Oor menu at the table had differest items and was listed at higher prices. We asked about the difference and they swore it was the same.... 2) The bartender was our... More 

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Dining solo can be a challenge because of the service. But I was quickly seated at a wonderful window seat and presented with some amazing wine choices which this restaurant in known for. I started with an Austrian sparkling wine which was accompanied by fresh bread and a wonderful dipping sauce of crushed tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil. My primi... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Grapeseed, recommended by my cousin who joined me. This is a great neighborhood place to dine in Bethesda. Soft shell crabs were the evening special, and they were as good as I have ever had.

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Additional Information about Grapeseed

Address: 4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone Number: (301) 986-9592
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
    (between Norfolk and Woodmont)
  • Public Transportation: Grapeseed is located 1/2 mile from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: (301) 986-9592

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Grapeseed American Bistro is a casual bistro that matches great food and wine together. With anywhere from 80 to 100 wines by the glass and approximately 325 bottle listed, we cater to the novice wine lover and to the experienced. We start with a bottle of wine and pick out the characteristics and nuances of the wine and then award winning Chef Jeffrey Heineman creates a menu item to highlight the flavors of the wine. So come in and relax, have a taste or a glass of wine and try something on our ever-changing menu.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?