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The Curious Grape

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2900 S. Quincy Street, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206
The Curious Grape is located directly opposite the Shirlington bus terminal on South Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia.
+1 703-671-8700
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: The destination spot in Shirlington for those with a passion for food and...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 56
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  • 33
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  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Wine; Limited Bar Menu

Wine choices are excellent at The Curious Grape. Have only been at the bar, so can't speak to the full menu -- but the bar menu is limited to a higher-end crowd of cheese and gourmet food lovers. Staff are either terrific - or so annoying as to make you walk out the door. Seems to be a high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Dabarton
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wine choices are excellent at The Curious Grape. Have only been at the bar, so can't speak to the full menu -- but the bar menu is limited to a higher-end crowd of cheese and gourmet food lovers. Staff are either terrific - or so annoying as to make you walk out the door. Seems to be a high turnover... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After a bad experience with service on a Saturday night, we returned and had a wonderful dinner with good service in December. Everything was delicious and served hot and our wine arrived immediately so we have chalked the previous experience to an anomaly and are keeping this restaurant on our favorites list!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am Curious no more. What a total disappointment. Overpriced, Inconsistent, Amateurish. We had reservations for 7:00 but were seated at 7:30. The server was overly committed and eventually worked us into her process. She did not know the menu, the ingredients, and sadly, made things up. Clearly, we were one of many patrons she was serving and had but... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My daughter, wife and I decided to spend a quiet New Year's Eve at this restaurant. They had a fixed five course menu along with paired wine with a sitting from 10 pm. There were several choices to accommodate most tastes, but as always the food was excellent. The service was amazing with seemingly one staff member for every table... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Yesterday was my Groupon deadline so I called around 2pm and made a 7pm rervation. Upon arrival, we were seated within a minute or two by the window. This was perfect as we had a nice table and a shelf to use for all the extra flight glasses. We only had our menus for 2 or 3 minutes when the... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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300 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A friend and I had lunch today at Carlyle Grand in Shirlington, VA. After lunch we walked a few steps away to the Curious Grape for specialty coffee and ice cream desserts. The waiter was super friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the coffee and the ice creams immensely. The restaurant is attractively laid out and inviting!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Group of 8 arrived on time for 7:00 reservation on a Saturday night. Restaurant was packed. After about 5 minutes we were seated in the requested area. About 15 minutes later we got water and waitress took our drink and food orders. One hour after arrival, we still didn't have our wine, despite several requests. They didn't come until we... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Six of us had dinner at the Curious Grape. The menu has a nice range of options, with a few unusual offerings. All the food was very tasty and nicely prepared. The presentation on all dishes was excellent. The service was friendly, but inefficient and it took asking more than once to get some things. Quite a surprise for such... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Exceptional service with a seasonal menu that always includes delicious options for dinner with great wine pairing recommendations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Went to this restaurant with a Groupon as it looked interesting. Lovely location, though parking was difficult. The food was excellent - the flavors paired together so well. I will definitely go back. It would have had a 5/5 but I feel it is a little pricey. Excellent service too - great place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2900 S. Quincy Street, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206
  • Public Transportation: The Curious Grape is located directly opposite the Shirlington bus terminal on South Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-671-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?