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Grape + Bean

$$ - $$$
Old Town
Wine Bar
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118 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-664-0214
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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a recent after hours Champagne tasting. Excellent choices for comparing grapes and styles. Would attend their tastings in the future based on this experience. Super cute location.

Thank K W
Alton, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Plenty of beer and wine options here and the food was pretty seasonal and the special (mahimahi tacos for us) were great

Thank John F
Fairfax, Virginia
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202 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Really enjoyed this place. Just dropped in for some wine and nibbles. Very neighborhood feel to it. Proprietor waited on us.... very cozy. Great place for a date or quiet conversation

Alexandria, Virginia
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91 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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589 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 4 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.


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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 South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-664-0214

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