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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
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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
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
50 helpful votes 50 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Arlington, Virginia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Curious Grape is hipster food - locally-sourced, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options abound on the menu. There is a large craft beer and wine selection, and the menu helpfully suggests drinks to go with each entree. Many of the entrees are available in full and half portions. I found the half portion to be sufficient. There are some interesting dessert... More

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Washington, DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you're in or near Shirlington, and want a meal that's a cut above the "casual dining" options that abound there, then the Curious Grape is the place for you. Seasonal dishes made from locally-sourced meats and produce are the highlights here. Because this establishment doubles as a wine and cheese shop, you'll find an especially fine selection of wines,... More

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Washington DC area
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

First let me say that I used to love this restaurant. Both the food and the wines are interesting. However, the last time we were there it was almost impossible to get the check and we just barely made it to the theater. Also, my husband has an allergy to garlic. There was just one thing on the menu he... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My first visit to the Curious Grape in Shirlington was a mixed bag. I went with a friend for lunch. The service was very slow, and a bit inexpert, but the waitress obviously was "in training" and she was attentive. I had a very good fennel soup. It was vegan, was beautifully presented with pomegranate seeds and cerignola olives in... More

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