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“Wonderful happy hour”

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro
Ranked #64 of 887 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
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.
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Service was a little slow here, but the food was delicious! The happy hour is really good for the area- $5 appetizers and $3.50 wines. My only disappointment is that happy hour ends too early (6:30).

Thank Jamie P
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

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 gets. For main course, had the wild mushroom orzo that was excellent and shared a mac and cheese that was made with gruyere cheese and applewood smoked bacon bits over rigatoni. Excellent as well. Service was polite, friendly and attentive. Excellent setting, food, service and value. Will repeat if we come back to Arlington in the future.

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Thank 49skeeter49
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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 service where you can select one of their well priced bottles of wine from their store and have it served at the table for a small corkage fee. I began with julienne duck bruschetta with roasted peppers, sweet onions, goat cheese and a cider-mustard reduction, real knockout of rich flavors. I followed this with Wild Mushroom Orzo with wild mushrooms, melted gruyere cheese, finished with a white truffle drizzle. Best I have had this side of Italy. I ended with excellent creme brule with three different flavors- vanilla bean, deep chocolate and pistachio. Notable about the service was the wait staff's willingness to provide separate checks, even splitting shared items on the bill. All for very reasonable prices.

Thank Frank E
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

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

Thank Debra P
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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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Thank dianegma1
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