Being on Twitter brings it's share of interesting followers,but sometimes it can lead to discovering great little eateries and
wine bars quite by accident.
Such is the case with Grand Cru Wine Bar in Bellevue.
They "followed" me and I began to "follow" back and it was the start of a beautiful relationship. I learned all about this hip little wine bar tucked inside a corner of downtown Bellevue located on 108th Avenue. Parking is easy, there is an underground parking garage that is free and access is very simple. It is both a wine shop and a great little restaurant.
There is always something going on,be it Monday night $1.00 taco night to wine tasting events, happy hour,and the ever popular
"dinner on us" with a speciality menu for the evening. reservation must be made in advance, but this has become so well liked that they have extended this from Wednesday nights to Saturday nights as well.
The happy hour is divine...mini crab cake,cheese platters,mini cheese ravioli,generous portions served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The wine is an amazing mixture of Italian,French,Californian,and local vintages..too many to mention here,but take a look at their website for further details at http://grandcru-winebar.com
This is better than the average wine bar. classy,without being stuffy and a very relaxing atmosphere. the crowd is mixed,all ages, so anyone would feel welcome walking in. The music is just right,not too loud,it was nice to be able to hold a conversation at the table and not have the music overwhelm us.
I visited on New Years eve and was treated to the best champagne ever. Cheers to $5 bubblies by the glass,it was wonderful!
I was informed by my waitress that they had just opened in April of '09, but I can see big things coming for this little bistro.
Try it out, you will be very pleasantly surprised..and follow them on twitter @GrandCru
Until next time~
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