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GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Half Block From the White House and the Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, DC 20006-4706
+1 202-393-4232
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tots” (71 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (170 reviews)
“sandwich” (72 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Half Block From the White House and the Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, DC 20006-4706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very low key location but worth the stop. They are on the “craft pricing” spectrum but the food was good and the atmosphere was nice. Walk up and order from the menu or customize it but the preset selections will probably cover your tastes. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nickprice2
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick-- I wanted to thank you for your business and for taking the time to post such a great review! I'm sorry you missed our tomato soup too---its my sons's recipe and a crowd pleaser! Best wishes and safe travels Bruce

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally just stopped in for a drink, but the manager brought over a couple of Rueben sandwiches. They were on a pumpernickel rye bread. The flavor was superb and service was impeccable. Prices were very reasonable. If you visit DC this is a must.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rickgottschalk
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi "Rick"-- Wow!---I can't tell you how happy I am that you enjoyed GCDC so much---my son runs the kitchen, and I handle the front of the house so the fact that you loved our food and service means everything to us--Thank you! Best wishes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch after reading the reviews on TA. Not sure if we hit on an off day, or we just expected a lot more-it was okay. Started with loaded tots-they were good but not anything I would get again. 2 DC Classics, 1 with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MicheinMA
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your business and review-- Best wishes and safe travels Bruce

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The food was fabulous!!! Best Mac & Cheese I’ve had. But the staff was the best part of my visit. They kept me posted while I waited for my seat, super friendly and apologetic for the wait even though they were very busy. Just an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rosi0817
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Hi Rosi-- Thank you for your business and for taking the time to post such a fantastic review--GCDC is an independent family owned shop--and we try to make everyone feel at home--employees and guests alike---so your review is particularly appreciated--! Best wishes and safe travels--...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

...visited GCDC after reading the reviews on trip advisor. We shared an appetiser-poutine tots - and had the DC Classic and the Bacon Jalapeño Popper with sides of Mac n cheese and coleslaw. Great meal - agree with all of the reviews. Timely and informative...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JASH09
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Jash-- We're so glad you enjoyed our little shop--and grateful for your business and review! We close for that hour to change over from our lunch menu to our happy hour dinner menu and crew--sorry that was not clear--but really impressed and thankful that...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

I know people think grilled cheese sammies are easy to make but we all know that they are not that easy. This place tho has making them down to a science! I chose to make my own and I kept it simple with cheeses and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RoseKala15
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Rose-- Thank you so much for your business and for taking the time to post such a great review--!-- The soup is my son's recipe---so I'm really happy you loved it-- Best wishes and safe travels -- Bruce

Reviewed 11 November 2018

stopped in while visiting dc and we were pleasantly surprised. the staff was really nice and helpful. i got the all american and tater tots. the owner even came to our table and talked to us. i would recommend this and i will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Phyll W
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Hi Phyll-- Im so glad you enjoyed GCDC--and it was a pleasure meeting you! Safe travels and best wishes for the Holidays Bruce

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

A rainy day got us, needed some good comfort food for lunch. What better than grilled cheese?!?!?! Super friendly staff built our own grilled cheese watched the rain fall and stayed warm inside. Perfect with no lines

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bcraig0
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hi B-- Thank you so much for your business and for your fantastic review--most of all we are really happy that you enjoyed our food and and friendly staff--that means everything to us. Best wishes and safe travels Bruce

Reviewed 28 October 2018

I was hungry. And tired. Grilled Cheese Bar? That was new to me. Stopped in with my wife. It was a busy place. Prompt, excellent service. I had a grilled smoked apple and gouda cheese sandwich. Truly impressed. Lovely end to a long day playing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CEPPaulT
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hi CEPP--- I'm so glad you both enjoyed GCDC so much---we love that we can provide a friendly comfortable spot for folks from all over--and hope to see you again. Best wishes and safe travels Bruce

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Ate here after seeing this place on TripAdvisor. I had the Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese with Mac & Cheese as a side. Cheese overload! It was absolutely great. Bread was perfectly crispy and the cheese was melted perfectly. Best grilled cheese I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Vandyb29
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Hi Vandyb-- Wow!--thanks for your business and great review--we are so happy you loved our little family owned shop! Best wishes and safe travels-- Bruce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Half Block From the White House and the Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, DC 20006-4706
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-4232
  • E-mail
Description
GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar is Washington DC's first grilled cheese centric restaurant one half block from the White House and the Renwick Gallery. Family owned and operated for lunch and a cool happy hour and dinner, we serve grilled cheese, mac and cheese, salads and homemade soups with a full busy bar and an outdoor patio right on Pennsylvania Avenue. Please note that on Saturdays we do not offer the make your own option. We are closed on Sunday.Please check our website for special hours. Please note we will be CLOSED on July 2, 3 and 4 so our family can be with their families for the Holiday.
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