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Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro

4301 Wilson Blvd, Ste 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1867
+1 703-243-7900
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4301 Wilson Blvd, Ste 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1867
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant last night. Though they were not full, we were told they were at capacity. Explained that we were looking to just sit at the (nearly empty) bar and have a glass of wine, but the host and a server refused to...More

Thank Tom B
Troy T, Owner at Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'll forward this over to Lena, the GM, and she will look into it. Maybe that they were just overwhelmed at the time and sitting extra people if they are running long ticket times makes the guest and servers very stressed. Most restaurants would rather...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been three times, but have only eaten there once. The explanation? Poor noise control, poor seating, and a laissez faire attitude. Our first visit, admittedly without a reservation, we were seated at the absolute worst table, noisy and high traffic near the kitchen. We...More

Thank Stuart F
Troy T, Owner at Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hi Stuart We are Sorry about your experience. We do have a few tables that are closely locate to the kitchen and sever station that might not be the best option for a special occasion. Otherwise, Grand Cru has variety of tables. It is hard...More

Reviewed March 1, 2018

We've eaten here maybe 6-7 times, so have come to enjoy especially the small dishes, like the brie and orzo which also comes as a entree. Wine flights are good to try out usual wines. Service is great and very attentive. It can get very...More

Thank mindcandy4us
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Tucked into a courtyard between office buildings and a senior living community, Grand Cru is easy to miss. It is a very short walk from The Westin. The Hilton and Holdiay Inn are easy walking distance too. They have a laid back atmosphere and plenty...More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a big group and was seated in the less crowded seating area which was nice and quiet. The wine bar was busy with happy hour crowd. Everything was delicious. I ordered mushroom truffle Oreo, husband ordered the burger, daughter ordered filet beef in...More

Thank Ereina
Troy T, Owner at Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Hi Ereina, thanks for your review. -Troy

Reviewed January 22, 2018

The restaurant is walking distance from the Metro stop. There is ample street parking right in front of the restaurant, plus a public garage in the same building as the restaurant. The food was pretty good and reasonably priced. Tried the Steak and fries and...More

Thank tasyed786
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We arrived during Christmas Week. Maybe 30% occupied. Service exceptionally slow - took about 15 minutes to get a drink. For all the positive reviews this place has received, I just don't get it. Food was average - not fabulous, especially given the prices. French...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed November 19, 2017

It is normal for a restaurant to charge a corkage fee if you bring your own wine. I understand that; they expect to make some money from the markup on the bottle. But I have never before in my life been to a restaurant that...More

1  Thank Rosemary W
Troy T, Owner at Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Hi Rosemary, Thanks for your review. Grand Cru is a retail wine store as well as a restaurant. So our wines are retail priced. Most restaurants sell bottles of wine at 3 to 4 times the retail price. Instead, we just treat them as if...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017

I have been so many times, I love going here. the staff are very friendly and nice, the food is really good and the wine selection is excellent

Thank wsherman
Reviewed October 27, 2017

We ate dinner at this restaurant when in the area. It was a recommended place by the hotel staff. We were not disappointed. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and the selection of wine great.

Thank Charles W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4301 Wilson Blvd, Ste 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1867
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-243-7900
  • E-mail
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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