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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sadly - Out of Business

Good wine and cheese wasn't enough to keep The Curious Grape open. Not sure of the quality and price of its successor (Italian), but look forward to reviews. Sherlington can use more choices in its dining and basically fare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good wine and cheese wasn't enough to keep The Curious Grape open. Not sure of the quality and price of its successor (Italian), but look forward to reviews. Sherlington can use more choices in its dining and basically fare.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Our group arrived upon opening (10:30) for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is light and airy and it was not crowded. The menu was really interesting and we took advantage by ordering things like cauliflower grits, seared octopus, smoked salmon benedict, etc. One of my favorite things was their home made english muffin... sounds simple, but it was large enough to... More 

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A surprise birthday dinner (eight of us). The octopus and duck were really great. The service is excellent. And yes, the desserts were also great -- including the sexy chocolate cake. This place lives up to best reviews. The wine seemed to be a bit pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

A group of us came to dinner here this weekend and the place seemed pretty busy, with a bar full of people, and the atmosphere was nice. Our server seemed a little busy during the time we were there but also seemed to have things under control. We started with glasses of wine which were all good. The food was... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was my third visit and it is not the CG of months' past. While the food was good (but not exceptional)--fried oysters followed by seared scallops, the service was sorely lacking. For example, the main courses for the other three at the table arrived before my first course. The staff was in over its head, and the owner didn't... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Curious Grape

Address: 2900 S. Quincy Street, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206
Phone Number: +1 703-671-8700
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD 30 to 30
Cuisine: American

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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 to 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?