GCDC, Grilled Cheese Bar, Finally Opening this Friday

1730 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

It’s been a long time coming (actually less than a year) but the glorious day has finally arrived!

From a press release:

“GCDC, Washington’s first grilled cheese-centric restaurant and cheese bar, is officially opening its doors on Friday, April 11, located one block from the White House on the city’s famed Pennsylvania Avenue. The next day (Saturday, April 12), GCDC will celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with $5 grilled cheese sandwiches and half-priced draft beers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A fast-casual grilled cheese sandwich lunchtime spot by day and artisanal cheese and wine, beer and cocktail bar by evening, GCDC will cater to both downtown lunchers and the after-work happy hour crowd. During the day, GCDC will serve a playful menu of creative, specialty grilled cheese sandwiches ranging from the Korean-style Kim-Cheese-Steak and the pasta-inspired Grilled Carbonara, as well as a “Grill Your Own” option of artisanal cheeses and toppings. Poutine and nacho-style tater tots, made-from-scratch vegan tomato soup and composed cheese and charcuterie lunch boards round out the lunch offerings.

Evening customers can come back after work for a more dressed-up menu. Elegant, artisanal cheese boards, local charcuterie and composed small plates can be paired alongside a comprehensive beverage program, featuring craft cocktails, local beers, carefully selected wines, and a nod to the owner’s hometown, the Brooklyn egg cream.

GCDC will officially open its doors on Friday, April 11.On Saturday, April 12, GCDC will host a National Grilled Cheese Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $5 specialty grilled cheese sandwiches, and half-priced draft beers and a homemade wine punch.”

12 Comment

  • I went to the soft opening last night, and the food and drinks were delicious. I can’t wait to try the full menu.

  • Note to self:

    DBGB = City Center Place/another happy hour NY import
    GCDC = 5$ Grill Cheese/ Place I bet Popville wouldn’t last six months.

    • justinbc

      Only $5? Wow, that’s $2-3 less than The Big Cheese charges from their crappy truck, and they don’t even have brick and mortar costs to deal with.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I have to start keeping track of how many bets I’ve made!!

      • PoP, did you see the WBJ article on Abdo filing permits for the 14th and RIA location? Seems like you’ll owe yesterday’s commenter a latte. 🙂

    • The $5 grilled cheese is only for this Saturday to celebrate Nat’l Grilled Cheese Day. Bet it’ll be closer to $8-10 normally for lunch.

    • For the record, the cheapest grilled cheese on the menu is 50% higher than that at $7.50.

    • I hope it’s okay if I just go ahead and confuse GCDC with GBDB. “Oh, that’s the grilled cheese place from NY,” I’ll say, half confused, half on purpose. I’ll remember GBD, however, because I actually went there once and it was good. Too many places to go. Why, back in my day, you had buy bread and cheese…

  • I attended their lunch soft opening on Tuesday. Carbonara grilled cheese + spicy tomato soup dipper = COMING BACK AGAIN SOON!

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