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Grapeseed - CLOSED

4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3042
+1 301-986-9592
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3042
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Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I had great expectations, but found service was poor and food was not at all to my liking. Since I arrived early, I went to the bar for a glass of wine, but no one would pay any attention to me. I really wanted to...More

Thank Bionicgirl
Reviewed October 6, 2015

We hadn't been to Grapeseed in a while --it used to be one of our favorite restaurants in the area. I'm not sure it was because they expected a Tuesday night to be slow, but the establishment seemed severely understaffed. Service was slow and there...More

Thank 1KRP
Reviewed August 21, 2015

My finance and I went to this restaurant the other night. Unknowingly it was restaurant week which turned out to be greatly in our favor. For restaurant week they had a special of an appetizer, an entree and a dessert for a set price (with...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have lived in Montgomery County for over 20 years and sometimes get in a rut where we eat at the same 5 or 6 restaurants. husband saw that it was restaurant week and I began looking for restaurants in the Potomac/Bethesda area. Grapeseed offered...More

Thank skittlesdog
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Unusual combo of flavors/eclectic choices for lunch. Try the grilled Caesar salad or gazpacho to start and the kimchee BBQ chicken sandwich or grilled salmon for an entree. Chocolate mousse to finish.

Thank Derek F
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...More

Thank DktrO
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...More

2  Thank ticorich
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...More

Thank DGVTrav
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...More

Thank eleanor t
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...More

Thank BetsyB709
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3042
    (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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-986-9592
  • E-mail
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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