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“This is a special occasion place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Curious Grape

The Curious Grape
2900 S. Quincy Street, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-671-8700
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Ranked #20 of 685 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“This is a special occasion place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The food is wonderful. The dishes are creative and I love the fact that many entrees can be half portions, so you can have 2 dishes for dinner. That's what makes this restaurant such a plus. The atmosphere really isn't special at all and the spartan furnishings don't lead you to believe the food quality and creativity is as high as it is. I've taken family and friends here and we've all enjoyed our food and attentive service. This is a special place in Shirlington!

Visited January 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good but chilly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Food was good, nice selection, well cooked, and nicely presented. Portions are on the small side, and the only problem was that the room temperature made us want to wear our coats when we were eating.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A Shirlington Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

it is more than a neighborhood gen, fits price range of everyone, as small plates are offered s well as full menu items that change regularly. A variety of wines and beers by the glass are available, and a wonderful retail shop with cheeses several dollars cheaper than the cheese shop down the street. The ownes and staff make an effort to get to know every customer. A wonderful addition to Shirlington, and frankly, it's only ten minutes from DC on I-395 South.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, VA
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
“The New Kid on the Block in Shirlington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Another restaurant has opened its doors in the Village of Shirlington! It is a welcome addition with its focus on pairing good wine with very good food. The menu is lilmited but interesting with a creative touch to appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. The entrees come in two sizes so there is opportunity to create a meal with three to four courses and not feel "stuffed." The wine pairings are very interesting with a broad selection for coupling with each main course. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable, particularly in making suggestions about these pairings. A recent addition is a 10% off coupon that comes with the check, an encouragement to shop in the wine section for a bottle to take home. Your foray into the back part of the restaurant will allow you to discover what many Arlington folks already know -- The Curious Grape has been renown for a number of years as a high quality wine store with an extensive inventory. Their new restaurant clearly builds on that tradition.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

My husband and I have twice thoroughly enjoyed our dinners there. All the food is interesting, well-prepared and presented, and was the right portion size. Of course the wines they offer with the meals are excellent also. The service at times seemed just a bit rushed, but was very friendly. The place has been busy but not too loud.
I actually like their wine selection and layout less than in the old shop, but the restaurant is a great addition.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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