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“Good restaurant in Bethesda”
Review of Grapeseed - CLOSED

Grapeseed
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: between Norfolk and Woodmont
Transit: Grapeseed is located 1/2 mile from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line.
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.
Reviewed December 6, 2012

I enjoyed the food here, as did the other 4 in my group, though it was somewhat of a mixed bag. The Ahi tuna was outstanding. The bean soup was so-so, and served too cold. The dessert menu was limited; we got the cheese plate which was ok, but I've had better elsewhere.

I found the ambiance a bit disappointing. The restaurant was kept too cold for my comfort, the music was a bit too loud, and the lighting a tad too bright.

Overall, a high-quality place with some fantastic food, but a notch below similarly priced places in DC.

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1  Thank JKDC
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Excellent wines by the glass in a neighborhood bar atmosphere! Food was tasty and the wines well thought out.

Thank msnform
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

As others have said, Grapeseed is a great choice for foodies. Not inexpensive but good value for what you get. To cut costs, here's some advice: The beef-tip appetizer is a good-size portion. Go during Restaurant Week (both DC and Bethesda RW are twice/year), look for Groupons, and try their lunch deals, either 12.00 or 18.00 for appetizer and entree.

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1  Thank travl4fun2
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Grapeseed never disappoints. Food and service are always excellent. Good wine selection. Shared appetizers and each had delicious entrees. We eat here 5-6 times a year and love it every time.

Thank SusanBoydMD
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

The good: My filet was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing.
The bad: The horseradish mashed potatoes had no flavor
The ugly: The tomato and mozerella was JV at best. The tomatoes were cut in an unintentional wedge shape and the mozerella balls were clearly purchased from the Giant down the street.

If I pad $50 for this meal it would have been great. Having paid over a hundred I need to write this post to remind myself to stop coming back to this place every couple years!

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1  Thank broyer1
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