The Village of Shirlington has many fine restaurants, and the Curious Grape fits right in. Any restaurant that can get me to eat Brussels sprouts has something going for it. Being able to scale food and wine portions is quite helpful and economical. The kitchen is maturing, the wait staff is helpful and well trained, wine offerings are extensive, and the atmosphere is welcoming. Nice combination. The owners will probably stop by your table to check on things and are quite receptive to any comments/questions you offer. The Curious Grape has serious competition from its neighboring venues, but seems to be settling in to its own personality.