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Best Wine Bar

Grand Cru

Belvedere Square, 527 E. Belvedere Ave., (410) 464-1944, www.grandcrubaltimore.com

Posted 9/19/2007

If you find yourself somewhere between wino, Wine Spectator, and Winehouse, Grand Cru's lowbrow/highbrow flavor won't upset your balance. It's what we find so appealing and so entertaining about this place. Even on a mild night when we could sit outdoors, we'd rather sit inside at the bar-height tables with Roland Park's cocktail cockteasers flirting with blue-shirted business guys, rosé sampler-drinking middle-classers, and bright young couples at the eyelash-curved bar. Folks here may drink martinis and Chimay, but wine is what holds this Belvedere Square bar together. It has multiple varieties by the glass or by the bottle ($5 corkage fee), and the vibe feels like a cocktail party we don't' have to clean up after.

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Other Awards for Best Wine Bar:

V-No, 9/16/2009

The Wine Market, 9/17/2008

Grand Cru, 9/20/2006

Grand Cru, 9/21/2005

Grand Cru, 9/22/2004

Chesapeake Wine Co., 9/18/2002

All Awards for Grand Cru:

Best Wine Bar, 9/20/2006

Best Wine Bar, 9/21/2005

Best Wine Bar, 9/22/2004

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