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Grand Cru Wine and Gourmet

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
French, Wine Bar, American
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4401 Wilson Blvd, Ste 103, Arlington, VA 22203-4194 (Glebe)
+1 703-243-7900
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beware of this place. They charge a $12 corkage fee for any bottle of wine you order with your meal. What kind of restaurant does that? Only a dishonest and deceitful establishment. It is buried on the menu and the waiter never brought it to our attention. We are never going back.

Thank ingberamie
Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a hidden gem in the heart of Ballston neighborhood of Arlington. They specialize in wines from around the world, and their wine flights are a lot of fun if you want to experience different vinos in one sitting. The appetizers are delicious. They've expanded the bar area and entire inside seating, and in summer their patio is quite... More 

Thank stevet2005
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Westin gateway, didn't want to go to old town or D.C. for dinner. Walked through the beautifully lit courtyard and had an AMAZING experience! The hostess was a little off, but after we were sat all was well. Service was spot on, water refills, wine recommendations and dinner was delicious, although served while we were still enjoying... More 

Thank Jessica O
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477 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Malbec, among many good choices available, with good food and good service. A really nice place for dinner. The cheese fondue is very good and the steaks very tasty.

Thank BrazilAca
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

To start the year on a positive note, let me first praise the efforts of bartender Philip to try and salvage a bad situation. Grand Cru has been a favorite, and we made a New Year's Eve reservation for six. Despite having a 7:30 reservation, we spent more than 75 minutes at the bar awaiting our table -- first told... More 

Thank Michelle M
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

delicious food, great mid-priced wine flights, really gourmet and highly recommended, i've been there many times and have enjoyed every time. wonderful on a nice evening to sit outside

Thank tcamp0000
Northern Virginia
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581 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

We have come to Grand Cru off and on for years, starting when it was located in a much smaller space a block or two west of its current location. Just across a couple blocks from the Ballston Metro, Grand Cru is a convenient stop on the Orange and Silver lines. But that's not why you should come. The food... More 

Thank luv2travl003
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Amazing French cuisine. Superb wine flights. Dishes run from $15 to $30. Low lighting environment makes for calm and romantic settings.

Thank No_reservations_guy
Jacksonville, Florida
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I was with a colleague and we decided to sit at the bar. Service wasn't so great but it didn't spoil the meal. I started with the warm Brussel Sprout salad and it was great. For main course I had pork tenderloin. Excellent!! It ended up being rather expensive overall and that's because of the drinks. Total bill with tip... More 

Thank Robert R
Annandale, Virginia
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Eight college friends went out for dinner on a Saturday night. We were able to get a reservation for 6 PM. We even got there 15 minutes late and they sat us with no problem. Some people at the table got entrées while others of us shared a variety of appetizers as dinner. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, Wine Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Wilson Blvd, Ste 103, Arlington, VA 22203-4194
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-243-7900
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?