Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market


14 Reviews
Grand Cru Beer & Cheese MarketGrand Cru Beer & Cheese Market

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

6384 Mill St
Rhinebeck, New York, 12572-1404
United States

(845) 876-6992 | map

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Added by belhav0322 on 05-25-2010

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Photo of rbastone
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped by Grand Cru after a ~50 mile bike ride in Red Hook/Rhinebeck area. Needless to say - it was 'refreshing' to see that the retail establishment also offered some seating in the front area for on-site libation and light fare (cheese/crackers).

Decent selection of domestic micros (e.g., Bruery)and Belgians (e.g., Fantome Saison, De Ranke XX and the standard trappists).

Grabbed a few slabs of local cheese and had a couple of cold beers (Mikkeller Yeast Series Belgian, Westmalle Tripel) prior to dropping some coin on the retail end of the shop.

The owner is definitely making a good effort to kick-up the craft beer scene in town.

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Photo of jfindley
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Okay, finally got the time to get here. Overall this place is decent. It has the best beer selection in the immediate area. There is a great cheese selection and it features many locals which is great.

I was in on a Thursday during a school holiday. Rhinebeck was packed and people were shopping at all the stores. But this place was empty. Admittedly, there aren't a lot of people that stop for beers in the middle of the day.

But as another reviewer mentioned, this place needs to decide if it's a bar/cafe or a beer store. No Ill will on my part, but I don't see this place being around for long considering their hours and the insane lease price they must be paying.

That said, if you're in the area it's definitely worth a stop. You'll find beer here you won't find too many other places. The selection is good, prices are fair, and there aren't many beer stores where you can buy something to sample while shopping. It's probably not high on the destination list but still worthwhile. It isn't a pub and there isn't a lot of food. But there is good beer and there are lots of other places to eat locally.

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Photo of UDbeernut
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Located on Mill St. in Rhinebeck, Grand Cru opened recently. It is primarily a beer store with a 3 rows of beer shelves, one of which is refridgerated. They have 3 tall top tables that you can enjoy the beer inside.

Also the hours are poor. According to their sign Grand Cru closes at 7 everynight, however they stayed open a bit after.

The atmosphere is pretty much all beer store. Its ok for a few rounds, but not some where you can really relax and enjoy company.

The service is okay. The drill is you take the beer you choose to the counter and they pour into correct glass and pay then, no tabs. You also have to bus your own tables. That sucks.

They do have cheese plates available, they looked decent but we did not try on our visit.

Decent place, needs to decide if its a store or tavern.

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Photo of rikatine
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Wow! We are so excited about the concept of this place. Great selection of micros with of few macros for the masses. The place is brand new and we hung out here for a couple of hours. The owner Eric and his wife were there with their sidekick John Sullivan and the guest mascot bull ( a black lab mix of sorts??) They had three beers on tap, by the glass or to go in growlers. But even better was the vast selection in the cooler that you can buy and drink in house at the tables by the front windows. We enjoyed a coffee stout on tap from Norway, Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast. Then, in bottles, we had Ballast Point Sculpin IPA outstanding, followed by Pretty Things Saint Botoloph's Town Rustic Dark Ale. We took a few home for later, including Forat Saison, Iniquity by Southern Tier, and the Ballast Point Sculpin Ipa.

They also serve wine by the glass, and a variety of cheeses on display in the case. Did not venture there but will delve into that on a future trip.

We had so much fun just scanning the cooler and picking out what we wanted to try next. A great informal atmosphere and down to earth owners make this a place that we can't wait to go back to.

The owner, Eric, said that they want to expand their food offerings in the near future. For us, hanging out and trying beer by the bottle was new and fun. A big thumbs up to Eric and his wife for venturing in to this new territory.

We will be back!

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Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market in Rhinebeck, NY
4.13 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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