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Grape + Bean

$$ - $$$
Old Town
Wine Bar
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118 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3372
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great selection of tasty wines to sample by the glass. I probably wouldn't spend the money for a bottle - but a glass is attainable extravagance. The staff is very knowledgeable and have good suggestions. Design your own cheese and/or charcuterie platters were delicious. Don't be afraid of the fruit and nut bread- it may resemble fruit cake but is... More 

Thank Jeanine W
Seven Corners, Virginia
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587 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to visit the place after passing one of their signs on the intersection. After all, wine and coffee are two things I really like. The place is relatively small and therefore very quiet. There are a couple of tables outside on the sidewalk. They have very good selection of wine and some interesting food pairings. The owner is... More 

Thank Seth J
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful wine and coffee bar. We stopped here after dinner with another couple and ended up drinking 3 bottles of wine and having a great time. Our server was especially friendly and conducted a wine tasting for us in selecting the wine we enjoyed. Nice atmosphere with small outside area. They also serve food items to compliment their wines. Will... More 

Thank Daniel B
Laguna Niguel, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Got delicious Victorian and rose lemonade. Nice place, clean restroom. Looked at wines, very nice wine selection..any place that has Paul Hobbs knows good wine.

Thank Linnette G
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I live in Old Town and just love this place. Where to start. It's off of King Street so its not terribly crowded. They have fantastic small plates. Perfect for a weekend snack.The duck rillete,cheese and meats, salads. Honestly I have never had a bad meal here. They have a great selection of wines to order or to take home,... More 

Thank brittanyhinkle
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We met for a Friday Happy Hour here and we were pleasantly surprised to see the wonderful selection of wines. But we were taken aback by the high prices for a glass of wine, especially during Happy Hour on a Friday Night. We sat at a table in the back and the noise level was modest so we easily engaged... More 

Thank TomTerrific51
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Always a must at the beginning of date night in Old Town. Excellent cozy wine bar, glass or bottle, great accompanying lite fare or a few larger plates of food. Young and old. Local feel.

Arlington, Virginia
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

It's a small treasure that is not inexpensive. But, it's worth it. Ask the staff to order for you. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Vanessa S
Richmond, Virginia
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were looking for a light lunch and someone suggested we try the Grape & Bean. We had a great cheese platter and wine. Alison and her team make the dinning experience great fun. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Bob D
Wintergreen, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

2 great locations. Especially love the old town spot. Great wine and some of the best coffee ever. Cozy with great service, not cheap but worth it if you're a wine lover. Cheese plates are great, entrees are good but not sized for the famished. But thats buffets are for. The owner David is very knowledgeable about wine and travels... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $50
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3372
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703.664.0214

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