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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tots” (52 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (132 reviews)
“sandwich” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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Value
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LOCATION
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Half Block From the White House and the Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, DC 20006-4706
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dropped in after a marathon sight seeing trek round the national mall. Surprised to find GCDC quite empty at 8pm on a Tuesday night. Super fast service saw me tucking into a chilli popper grilled cheese sandwich in minutes. Just what I needed. A great...More

Thank AlexTMartin
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Alex-- Thanks for stopping in--and for taking the time to write such a great review! We're so glad you enjoyed GCDC--we love our UK friends--! Best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Kim-chee steak and it was really tasty! Great place to have lunch and people watch! Definitely recommend

Thank mhiykmeel
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi mhiykmeel--- Thanks so much for your business and fantastic review! Safe travels and best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my Bacon Jalapeño Popper GC with side condiments of ranch and hot sauce. Yum! Close to the White House. Great stop to recharge. Thumbs up!

Thank OchoIIX
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ocho-- Thanks for your great review and I'm so happy you enjoyed out little family owned shop. The Bacon Jalapeño Popper is one of my favorites--(with a beer along side of course) Best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for lunch. Not pricey and the beer is only 5$ . I recommend it after you walked through all the monuments.

Thank Rebecca W
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rebecca-- Thanks so much for your business and for taking the time to post such a great review---you deserve a cold beer and grilled cheese after all that walking! Best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here with a few friends before continuing our tour of D.C and this was probably my favourite place of the entire trip! A grilled cheese seems like pretty simple food but they managed to take them to the next level. They are very...More

Thank Avneet P
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Avneet-- I'm so happy you enjoyed GCDC ----and thank you for your fantastic review!--Our patio is a great place to catch a beer and watch the world go by after a long day so we're glad you got to enjoy that! Safe travels and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Nice selection. And Bruce the owner very nice and helpful. Enjoyed this pit stop in our DC day.

Thank Steve K
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve-- Thanks for your business and great review. I enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you back at our little shop soon! Best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

The tater tot poutine was by far the best thing I have eaten in the week I have been in DC. Highly recommend - good appetizer for 2.

Thank Neucere
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

hi Neucere--- Im so glad you loved our poutine tots---so do I! Thanks for your business and your great review-- safe travels-- Bruce

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

28,000-30,000 steps requires fueling. GCDC was the perfect place to fill that need. The staff was nice, the owner, Bruce Klores, was great, sharing a sampling of his cherry infused tequila. You have to try the loaded tots. They have an 11-3 menu then close,...More

Thank 316KCD
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Everyone-- You guys were great and a lot of fun--glad you liked my cherry infused pink tequila cherry blossom special! Safe travels and come back soon! Best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's a fun concept, and it does more than take you back to the grilled cheese lunches of your youth.They embrace the GF revolution, if you're into that kind of thing. Really crowded at lunch (lots of spring breakers in town), and table space was...More

Thank nmhen
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi nmhen-- I wanted to thank you for your business and review---i wish we had more space too! Best wishes Bruce

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I would definitely visit this place again and again and try all of the grilled cheese options. Great little bar, as well. Very crowded but it added to the ambiance. Awesome service from our server and would ask to sit in her section again if...More

Thank kooldudedad
TellBruce, Owner at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Kool-- Thanks for your fantastic review--so glad you liked our little family owned spot! I'll let Katrina know how pleased you were -- Best wishes 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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