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Grapeseed, known for its outstanding dishes and an extensive wine list, has been a top Bethesda dining destination for over a decade. New steakhouse selections now join old favorites on the menu to deliver an even more satisfying dining experience.  Two private rooms, an inspired bar program and daily lunch specials make Grapeseed the perfect spot for a casual meal or special occasion.



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A talented yet unpretentious chef, Jeff Heineman loves to share his passion for food and wine. His experience includes leading roles at Kinkead’s and Cashion’s Eat Place.

In 1996, Jeff and his partners opened the Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, Virginia. The Rhodeside Grill was designated as one of “America’s Best Meal Deals” by the nationwide Zagat’s survey, one of only 30 restaurants so designated in the Washington, DC area. At the Rhodeside Grill, Jeff’s culinary skills were positively reviewed in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, the City Paper and other publications.

Before launching the Rhodeside Grill, Jeff was sous-chef at the award-winning Cashion’s Eat Place. While he was sous-chef, Cashion’s was voted “Best New Restaurant” by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, and named to Phyllis C. Richman’s Fifty Best in The Washington Post.

Prior to his Cashion’s experience, Jeff worked a lead sauté position at Kinkead’s for two years. While Jeff was there, Bob Kinkead won many awards including the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic. Early in his career, Jeff trained in southern France and is a graduate of Bethesda’s L’Academie de Cuisine.

Jeff is the proud father of three children with his wife Shannon.