Details

Grapeseed

4865 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814

301-986-9592

Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo

Cuisines: Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday 5 to close. Closed Sunday.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.grapeseedbistro.com

Best Dishes:
Roasted piquillo pepper with goat cheese; fried oysters in beurre blanc; smoked trout with pears and crème fraîche; mushroom fricassee; calamari with chorizo and lemon; lobster in caramel sauce; roasted balsamic chicken; grilled quail; braised short ribs;

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Good for Groups

Scene: Food Specials

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 5 to 7 $5 appetizers, $5 select wines and premium rail cocktails.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

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Chef/owner Jeff Heineman presides over this neighborhood haunt--one of the area's first wine bars--lined with smart artwork, well-chosen bottles, and a reliable yet changing lineup of seasonal American dishes with Asian and Latin touches.

The blond-wood dining room has the air of a downtown DC hangout, and the clientele is heavy on families, empty-nesters, and dates. Heineman is in his element with such autumnal ingredients as mushrooms and greens. The tender filet mignon is the only entrée that stays on the menu, but seafood is often more rewarding.

What to get: Red-pea soup with bacon; mushroom fricassee over truffled polenta; fried chicken livers with pepper jelly; almond-crusted triggerfish atop corn chowder; seared scallops over cauliflower and mustard greens; brownie with mint-chip ice cream; Greek yogurt drizzled with honey (a play on cheesecake).

Open Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner. Expensive.