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Grand Cru - Baltimore, MD
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Grand Cru
Overall: Great    Score: 80 / 100
527 East Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
United States
(410) 464-1944
Listed Since: April 2004
Last Updated: August 2004
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hours of operation
Sun 12:00PM - 80:0PM
Mon CLOSED
Tue 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Wed 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Thu 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 12:00AM
Sat 11:00AM - 12:00AM

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(10 within 5 miles)
1) Swallow at the Hollow
(0 mile)

2) Alonzo's
(1 mile)

3) PJ's Pub
(3 miles)

4) Rocky Run Tap and Grill
(3 miles)

5) The Parkside - Fine Food and Spirits
(3 miles)

6) Crackpot Restaurant
(4 miles)

7) Owl Bar
(5 miles)

8) Rams Head Tavern / Rams Head Live
(5 miles)

9) Tir Na nOg Irish Bar and Grill
(5 miles)

10) An Poitin Stil Irish Pub and Restaurant
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bed & breakfasts
within 5 miles
1) Abacrombie Badger B & B
2) Aunt Rebecca's Bed & Breakfast
3) Hargrove House
4) Hopkins Inn
5) Mr Mole Bed & Breakfast
nearby hotels
w/ online reservations
1) BILTMORE SUITES HOTEL
2) BURKSHIRE MARRIOTT CONF HOTEL
3) HOPKINS INN
4) INN AT THE COLANNADE-BALTIMORE
5) PEABODY COURT
6) QUALITY INN AND SUITE THE CARLY
7) RADISSON HOTEL AT CROSS KEYS
8) RAMADA INN TOWSON BALTIMORE
9) RED ROOF BALTIMORE N TIMONIUM
10) SHERATON BALTIMORE NORTH
(historic places)
within 5 miles
1) Alcott, Louisa May, School
2) American Brewery
3) American Ice Company Baltimore Plant No. 2
4) Auburn House
5) Bachrach, David, House
6) Baltimore City College
7) Baltimore City Passenger Railway Power House and Car Barn
8) Baltimore County Courthouse
9) Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
10) Bare Hills House
11) Belvedere Hotel
12) Benson Building
13) Brick Hill
14) Brooklandville House
15) Buildings at 10, 12, 14, and 16 East Chase Street
16) Cecil Apartments
17) Cedar Grove
18) Charlcote House
19) Clifton Park Valve House
20) Clifton School
21) Cummins Memorial Church
22) Douglass, Frederick, High School
23) Engine House No. 6
24) Eutaw-Madison Apartment House Historic District
25) Evergreen on the Falls
26) Fifth Regiment Armory
27) First Church of Christ, Scientist
28) First Presbyterian Church and Manse
29) First Unitarian Church
30) Franklin Street Presbyterian Church and Parsonage
31) Gallagher Mansion and Outbuilding
32) Gompers School
33) Grace--Hampden Methodist Episcopal Church
34) Homewood
35) Hooper, James E., House
36) Hotel Kernan
37) Howard Street Tunnel
38) Industrial Building
39) Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex
40) Lake Drive Apartments
41) Londontown Manufacturing Company, Inc.
42) Lovely Lane Methodist Church
43) Lyric Theatre
44) Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church
45) McCollum, Elmer V., House
46) Mother Seton House
47) Mount Royal Station
48) Mount Vernon Mill No. 1
49) Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church and Asbury House
50) Mount Washington Mill
51) Northern District Police Station
52) Null House
53) Old Roman Catholic Cathedral
54) One Charles Center
55) Orchard Street United Methodist Church
56) Perkins Square Gazebo
57) Public School No. 109
58) Public School No. 111
59) Public School No. 37
60) Public School No. 99
61) Remsen, Ira, House
62) Rowhouses at 303-327 East North Avenue
63) Rowland, Henry August, House
64) Schuler, Hans, Studio and Residence
65) Sellers Mansion
66) Senator Theatre
67) Shaarei Tfiloh Synagogue
68) Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church and Community House
69) St. James the Less Roman Catholic Church
70) St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
71) St. John's Church
72) St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church
73) St. Mary's Seminary Chapel
74) Standard Oil Building
75) Stieff Silver Company Factory
76) Stone Hill Historic District
77) Taylor's Chapel
78) Tivoli
79) Towson Academy
80) United States Parcel Post Station
81) Upton
82) Villa Anneslie
83) Welch, William H., House
84) Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Building
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16) Casa Mia's
17) Chili's Grill & Bar
18) China Fun
19) China House
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23) Chow Mein Charlie
24) Chung Mee Restaurant
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27) Crossroads Restaurant-Village
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29) Domino's Pizza
30) Domino's Pizza
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47) Kfc
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54) Mc Donald's
55) Mc Donald's
56) Melting Pot Restaurant
57) Mount Vernon Caterers
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59) New York Fried Chicken
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82) Starbucks
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Believe what you read. I just discovered this place about three months ago and I go back quite often. The servers can bet, well, a smidgeon aloof at times. Nonetheless, they are knowledgable and friendly. Casks get tapped every other Wednesday. If Wed. is tough for you, as it is for me, you can usually get there every other Friday to help finish it. It is attached to a nice market, so if what they have on the menu doesn't suit you, get something from the market.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Andy Andy, Baltimore, MD
(03/23/2006)

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Hand-pump added, casks tapped twice monthly (if the plans hold up). Good ever-changing selection, quite competent staff.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Alexander D. Mitchell IV Alexander D. Mitchell IV, Baltimore, MD
(02/17/2006)

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I love the fact that this place is only a mile from my house. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I have purchased beer and wine for carryout as well as just hung out and had a beer with my wife, friends, or by myself after purchasing a mixed case of wine. Always a pleasant experience and you can't beat the 20% discount on a mixed case of wine anywhere in town.

Both the beer and wine selections are small compared to the impersonal retail behemoth up the road, but what they have is well chosen with some great wine bargains mixed in with the higher priced wines. And the staff recommendations are always on the mark.

As mentioned in other reviews, the opportunity to bring in some great food from the surrounding businesses is a definite plus. And the bartenders have great taste in the music that they play- reminds me a bit of when my roommate and I were regulars at Sisson's in the late 80s/early 90s- a very eclectic and interesting mix music as well as people. All of these elements make this a great place to relax and have a beer or a glass of wine.

One final note: I took a good friend of mine there around the time of our November birthdays and evidently the bartender overheard us mention the occasion since, as he presented us with our beers, he wished us a happy birthday and told us the beers were on the house. And this was on a crowded Saturday evening! We finished our beers, went out for some sushi and some used CD shopping, and then returned to show our appreciation by having a few more beers. What a great place.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Scott J Cooper Scott J Cooper, Towson, MD
(05/16/2005)

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Dropped in after a couple hours at the Swallow at the Hollow. The wines-by-the-glass selection is excellent, albeit pricey. Tasty wines, knowledgeable servers. Great place to find a gift for a friend.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Esther King Esther King, Elliston, VA
(08/01/2004)

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Definitely one of the odder places to make Pubcrawler. It's a wine bar first, beer bar second--with the idea that you can sample from the few (but good) taps, or grab a bottle from the coolers and have it poured for a minor "corkage" fee (which basically prices it at about what a regular beer bar would charge you in markup anyway). The place doesn't serve food itself, but the marketplace it's in surrounds them with probably the best food selection of any beer outlet around--fresh smoked eel or Wensleydale, anyone? It definitely deserves your attention for both retail sales and consumption with great food, but it suffers from being right down the street from one of the nation's best beer retailers.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Alexander D. Mitchell IV Alexander D. Mitchell IV, Baltimore, MD
(06/12/2004)

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Open since mid-December of 2003, Grand Cru is a wine - and beer - bar in an upscale food market, proximate to Baltimore's historic Senator theater. Per its anme, Grand Cru pours a fascinating and changing daily lineup of wines - 30 by the glass - but additionally, a small yet not insubstantial selection of good beer, bottled and draft.

Recent draft selections were Bitburger, Red Tail Ale, Dogfish Head Brown, Lancaster Milk Stout, Degroen's Rauchbock, and Chimay ... and an artisinal British scrumpy - farmhouse strong cider - Yarlington Mill Cider (7% abv) from a polypin.

Grand Cru doubles as a take-home retail wine, beer, and liquor store with a well-thought-out selection.

For light fare, the shop prepares small platters of artisinal cheeses, smoked foods, and the like. One can also bring in food from the market's fish monger, sushi counter, delis, Italian market, baker, and gourmet food shops.

The bar seats 15 with much additional seating at small high-top tables placed throughout the store and al fresco.

On one visit, manager Otto served me a small wedge of Oka - a Canadian 'Trappist' style cheese - with a wine glass of Yarlington Mill scrumpy. Delightful.

Most recently, I had DeGroen's Rauchbock paired with some smoked tofu from Neopol in the market. Firm malt, freshly smoked wood bouquet. Scantest of a veil. Good head retention. Nice sweet malt backbone and an insistent yet restrained Canadian bacon flavor. What a wonderful afternoon repast. Bartender Nelson also recommended smoked mussels or a hangar steak panino from next door Ceriello as pairings.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Thomas Cizauskas Thomas Cizauskas, Falls Church, VA
(03/21/2004)





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