Grand Cru Wine Bar owners Robert Reichel, Steve Walker and Tom Cottrell are pleased to announce the addition of hand-crafted cocktails, premium spirits and beer on-tap to their Bellevue wine bar. With the decision of adding premium spirits and cocktails the owners have decided to change the name from Grand Cru Wine Bar to Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge. Reichel said, “we are very excited about our additional offerings and that Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge will continue to gratify wine enthusiasts from around the region by maintaining an eclectic wine by-the-glass program, creating a new connoisseur’s half-bottle program, along with a full bottle Captain’s list”.
Rob, Steve and Tom have brought on seasoned eastside hospitality maven, Jean O’Neill, as General Manager of Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge. O’Neill has created a cocktail program on the philosophy that Grand Cru will be a place where every guest can enjoy a well-made drink each and every time — from the classics to their wide selection of signature cocktails, careful thought has been put into each creation. One of the highlights from Grand Cru’s Signature cocktails is the Rita B. Martini, a twist on the classic margarita which includes a splash of beer.
“We want to be the neighborhood lounge where each guest is not only wowed by the quality, but feel they paid a fair price. If you are coming in to meet friends or want to make new ones, it is our goal that they have a memorable experience and leave with a smile,” says Jean.
Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge is offering a wide selection of happy hour dishes, such as the Dungeness Thai Crab Cakes with fresh orange slaw, thai chili sauce and a spicy mustard drizzle; or a Half-Pound Kobe Beef Burger served with fontina cheese, tarragon aioli, caramelized onions and french fries with spicy ketchup. Along with the new food and beverage additions, Grand Cru has also made several decor changes throughout the lounge by adding four large flat screen TVs and cozy, comfortable lounge style furniture giving the bar a more relaxed feel.
The Lounge will be offering daily promotions that include; “$2 Tuesdays” on select microbrews; “Ladies Night” every Wednesday with cocktail specials; “Wine Lover’s Thursdays” with $3 off wines by-the-glass and half price bottles of wine; “$5 Friday’s” with an offering of cocktails, wine and food for $5 each; and “Jazz Festival Saturdays” with two live performances that start at 5 PM and 8 PM. Each time offering will feature a different artist. They are offering happy hour all night on Sundays (beginning September 12) and Mondays, and an early and late night happy hour every Tuesday thru Saturday from 4 PM to 7 PM and 9 PM to Close.
Grand Cru is within walking distance to Bellevue Square and Bellevue’s financial district. Street parking and a complimentary retail parking garage under the Ten20 Building is available and can be accessed from NE 11th Avenue on the North end of the Ten20 complex.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 4 PM-11 PM; Friday/Saturday 4PM-Midnight; Sunday: Noon – 10PM (beginning September 12)