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) #80 of 269 Restaurants in Bethesda €€€€ American
4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-986-9592
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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4865 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us dined. All ordered the NY Strip. Waiter returns to the table 5 minutes later to say they had no NY Strip left. Quite how a restaurant that prides itself on its steak runs out of NY Strip at 8pm on a Saturday...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Tuesday night and got a little worried that it was not very busy. Appetizers were tasty and two were an adequate portion for 4 people. Entrees were excellent particularly the Halibut and the Brick chicken. Desert was surprising and just sweet...More

Thank Marco G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there to eat their 17th anniversary dinner. The food was excellent with novel dishes such as a cheese stuffed pimento. We enjoyed the fish and. We have been going here for over 15 years but it dropped off of our radar. We will...More

Thank JefF123111
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is the type of place you wish was around the block from home so you could have a reliable go-to choice for a meal, whether it is just a main course, or a 3 course meal. I had fried oysters and their brick chicken,...More

1  Thank svnr2000
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had supper in mid-February on a busy Saturday night. We live out of town and had not been to Grapeseed in a couple of years, but have always had good experiences in the past. I was truly surprised to read the more recent reviews which...More

Thank Betty U
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...More

Thank Jeffrey G
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...More

Thank Denise M
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!

Thank Eaglerider1954
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,...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank MMP P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-986-9592
  • E-mail
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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