Lunch returns to Bethesda's Grapeseed American bistro and wine bar (4865 Cordell Ave., Bethesda) on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m., Grapeseed's chef and owner Jeff Heineman said.
"We have tried a bunch of different types of lunches during our tenure here on Cordell and now we are back," he said. The menu includes "things that just taste great, [are] at a fair price and, as always, [are] prepared fresh to order."
The new lunch menu features many quick options. It includes a variety of starters—including crab cakes with Creole sauce, salmon stew, crispy calamari and wild mushroom fricassee with polenta—salads (including chicken or shrimp Caesar salad), soup of the day, chili with cornbread and charcuterie.
Main dishes include steak frites, grilled swordfish with Israeli couscous, and green chile pork stew, along with shrimp saute options. Vegetable side dishes, sandwiches (including beef and ma po tofu burgers, and Korean chicken and crab cake sandwiches) and desserts round out the lunch menu.
(A sample dinner menu is available on the restaurant's website.)
Lunch will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday, Heineman added.
And, this Wednesday through Friday, Grapeseed will offer a special 50 percent discount off of the price of all main lunch courses, he said.