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Grapeseed

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4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 (between Norfolk and Woodmont)
+1 301-986-9592
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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washington, dc, United States
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Sometimes we forget why we dine out, Grapeseed reminds us. His food is really good and his preparations show his talent. But it was the fact that here we were, the four of us, at a table with perfect, respectable service and we could talk without shouting. It was dining as it should be. Chef is very responsible in his... More 

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Thank Jeffrey G
Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Four of us went to Grapeseed in Bethesda last evening, an upscale American restaurant with wine bar. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! We requested a quiet table away from the bar so we could hear, and they were very helpful seating us. We were surprised that there were a lot of empty tables, because it was a Friday night at... More 

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Thank Denise M
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Monday night and wasn't very busy! I was with a group of 10 and the food and service were excellent!

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Thank Eaglerider1954
Bethesda, Maryland
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421 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The avocado toast with pulled pork appetizer was a big hit with me. Liked the different flavors pulled together. But their version of shrimps 'n grits missed the mark altogether. Thought it was too heavy on the tomato side; also a bit too soupy. Lenore, my server, however, was just a big hit. She was such a happy and enthusiastic... More 

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Thank Margaret C
Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We hadn't been to Grapeseed in a while and this visit was a winner for all in our group. From the appetizers polenta, oysters, sorrel soup and grilled ceasar salad to the main courses, scallops, seabass, steak and chicken everyone was impressed. The ingredients were fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. Only one of us had wine that evening, but... More 

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Thank MMP P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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472 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We were at Grapeseed for dinner and another time for a wine tasting. For the tasting, the wine was of interest but the food items were lackluster, insufficient and in some cases quite salty. We have been getting email announcements of various dinners and haven't been tempted to return. Our last dinner was disappointing on all fronts and definitely not... More 

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Thank waterandmore
Bethesda, Maryland
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189 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner during restaurant week. I had the calamari appetizer, the sunchoke soup, and the brick chicken with a glass of wine. My husband had the salmon. Everything was very tasty and our waitstaff was very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful night out. I've always liked Grapeseed and it's good to know that they can still... More 

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Thank RAR1126
Washington DC
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Grapeseed use to be better. We had a very mixed experience tonight. Restaurant week menu was good but most items had an upcharge. Food was quite good except for my rib-eye. It came out way over cooked. It was replaced with a new one cooked perfectly. Unfortunately it was the thinnest rib-eye I have ever had. The evening would have... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Went to Grape Seed restaurant on one of the "restaurant week” evening, on January 29, 2016. Over all: Food was marginal; served in small portions, and nothing was special at all. The Server was polite. Special points - events: 1) An appetizer 'grilled Octopus': was tasty, but excessively salty. Small portion. Want to hear more FUN?: 2) At half way... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We reserved the wine room for my 50th birthday dinner. The food was good to very good, the service pretty good, but the ambiance was lacking. There was one measly candle on the table and inexpensive metal chairs. There is a food & beverage minimum for the wine room and I was expecting really good service and a pretty room.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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: +1 301-986-9592
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.

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