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The Curious Grape - CLOSED

2900 S Quincy St, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206-2231
+1 703-671-8700
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
26 Jul 2016
5 Nov 2015
“Sadly they closed... But Osteria De Nino is a great replacement”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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2900 S Quincy St, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206-2231
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A wine bar with limited seating for unusual, upscale meals that just never caught on. Wines you liked could be purchased on the spot - often at discount prices. Unfortunately it's now closed.

Thank Dabarton
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I enjoyed this place... For a reason I don't know they closed some months ago.... Now I visit Osteria De Nino... Same address... equal or better food!

Thank Guillermos99
Reviewed 13 August 2015

What happens when an absolutely wonderful wine shop expands and turns itself into a wine shop and restaurant? Well either both parts work out or something suffers. In this case a great wine store cut the number and kinds of wine offerings for sale (...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

Good wine and cheese wasn't enough to keep The Curious Grape open. Not sure of the quality and price of its successor (Italian), but look forward to reviews. Sherlington can use more choices in its dining and basically fare.

Thank Dabarton
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Our group arrived upon opening (10:30) for Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is light and airy and it was not crowded. The menu was really interesting and we took advantage by ordering things like cauliflower grits, seared octopus, smoked salmon benedict, etc. One of my favorite...More

Thank travelingfun101
Reviewed 11 March 2015

A surprise birthday dinner (eight of us). The octopus and duck were really great. The service is excellent. And yes, the desserts were also great -- including the sexy chocolate cake. This place lives up to best reviews. The wine seemed to be a bit...More

Thank Mac G
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

A group of us came to dinner here this weekend and the place seemed pretty busy, with a bar full of people, and the atmosphere was nice. Our server seemed a little busy during the time we were there but also seemed to have things...More

1  Thank Bornrunner
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This was my third visit and it is not the CG of months' past. While the food was good (but not exceptional)--fried oysters followed by seared scallops, the service was sorely lacking. For example, the main courses for the other three at the table arrived...More

2  Thank ftapparo
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Wine choices are excellent at The Curious Grape. Have only been at the bar, so can't speak to the full menu -- but the bar menu is limited to a higher-end crowd of cheese and gourmet food lovers. Staff are either terrific - or so...More

2  Thank Dabarton
Reviewed 14 January 2015

After a bad experience with service on a Saturday night, we returned and had a wonderful dinner with good service in December. Everything was delicious and served hot and our wine arrived immediately so we have chalked the previous experience to an anomaly and are...More

1  Thank getaround28970
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 S Quincy St, Shirlington Village, Arlington, VA 22206-2231
  • Public Transportation: The Curious Grape is located directly opposite the Shirlington bus terminal on South Quincy Street in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-671-8700
  • E-mail
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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