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The Curious Grape

2900 S. Quincy Street, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-671-8700
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Ranked #13 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: The Curious Grape is located directly opposite the Shirlington bus terminal on South Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia.
Description: The destination spot in Shirlington for those with a passion for food and wine, the Curious Grape offers a contemporary seasonal menu of American fare with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy either full or half portions of selected menu items as well as over 400 wines and 100 craft beers from our store.
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88% Recommend
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Delicious food, excellent wine and fantastic customer service. They offer small plates which is nice since we got there late for dinner. It was a wonderful experience and we'll be back.

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Centralia, Potomia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I had been a shopper at the Curious Grape for several years when it was a wine and cheese shop, purchasing a wonderful 10-year-old Port on numerous occasions, frequently adding a couple of bottles of wine as well as cheese. I was, therefore, looking forward to the new and expanded location, a couple of blocks away from the original location,... More

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Alexandria, VA
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525 reviews 525 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I came here today with a friend after having lunch at another venue. We had coffee and dessert here and enjoyed both immensely. The desserts are sumptuous and reasonably priced! The service was slow here today and I really cannot make too much out of this since this was my first visit. The location in Shirlington near the Carlyle Grand... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First time in this delightful restaurant worth the thirty miles round trip. We were immediately greeted at the door by the hostess and seated with a server ready to greet us and pour water. We shared a summer salad of heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, nectarine chunks, plum pieces, and pine nuts in an almost creamy basil vinaigrette - very tasty! Our... More

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Bonita Springs
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Offers interesting seasonal menu and extensive wine offerings. Eclectic menu. If your a tad adventurous in your menu selections give a try. May not be the best choice for a meat and potatoes kind of guy

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Alexandria, VA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is a very good place to eat. However, I believe their are much better values around the corner! I will eat here again, but only if everything else in Shirlington is booked up!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If The Curious Grape were on the main street of Shirlington, it would be packed every night.But, it's just around the corner from the main "restaurant row". Last night was our third visit. Go now and get their seasonal appetizer- heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad with mint pesto. So fabulous!! Friendly, intelligent service. Nice menu with just enough choices. Great... More

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Ashburn, VA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited on Father's Day - I had never been there before and had a Specialicious coupon. We were pleasantly surprised - there were 5 of us; and we were starving. The service started off slow but ended up being fine. It is a small restaurant but the food is phenomenal and the wine selection is great. 3 of us... More

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Burke, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were super impressed. The service was EXCELLENT at all levels, from our waitress (Lori?) to the sommelier who came to the table to greet us to the folks who kept our water glasses filled to the guy who offered help later on in the wine shop. The entrees (lamb chops for me, tenderloin for my wife) were also excellent... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Slightly off Shrirlington's main drag is this very nice restaurant. We sat outside in perfect dining weather, and enjoyed a wonderful meal. From roasted Brussel sprouts and a tomato mosseralla salads (with nice half portion options), to succulent halibut and soft shell entreés, the dining experience was like the dining weather - perfect. The broad wine choices, including a discount... More

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