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The Curious Grape

The Curious Grape

(Now Closed)
Wine Bar, Wine Shop, and Gourmet Shop$$$$
Fairlington - Shirlington, Arlington
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  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    The Bitches Say: A. The Curious Grape offers a unique menu of cheese, wine, and desserts. Winner of the 2013 Best Reason to Drive to Virginia, Best Cheese Lover Brunch, and Best Shrimp & Grits awards!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LucasMay 11, 2014
    Outstanding picks: Fiddlehead and shaved asparagus salad, grilled ramps with aioli, lamb chop with sour cherry gastrique and fennel farro, and unexpectedly delicious coffee for an after-dinner treat.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "Most plates are available in full or half portions, with the latter generous enough for a meal. The waitstaff is sweet, quick with wine knowledge and happy to serve you." - November 2012 Issue
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    "Part-wine shop, part-retail store (cheese counter, coffee bar... and gourmet condiments) and part-restaurant, this Shirlington concept delivers food far superior that its casual, shop-here decor."
  • Stuart
    StuartMay 5, 2013
    Best staff! Wonderful food and healthy! Food and wine pairings! Eaten several times never felt rushed through meal or left bloated! EVERYTHING is delicious! Bon apetit!
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶May 30, 2014
    Delicious food and great wines. Get the half portions of appetizers, they are huge. Recommend the mushroom couscous and fried brussell sprouts apps. Yummy.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 11, 2012
    Pair a pour of the 2010 Cherrier Les Cailloux with the scallops in vanilla beurre blanc over black rice, which is simmered in coconut water, giving the dish a tropical touch: Read more
  • Josh
    JoshJune 9, 2014
    Dinner staff is extremely attentive to all needs. Food is way above average with creative dishes, but get full portions since half sizes are more lunch appropriate. Sides can feed 2-3.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PegoraroJanuary 21, 2014
    Order a half portion of an entree, then add a side: about the same amount of food as a full order but more variety for a few $ less. Also: thoughtful beer selection.
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FrenchJuly 25, 2012
    Tried the scallops and loved every bite. Great food and wine selections. If you like a Chardonnay then you will not be disappointed.
  • Jimmy J.
    Jimmy JohnsonJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Glass of Temperillo with fruit and cheese tray to die for.... Smoky Blue / Drunk in Goat and a special requested secret cheese. :-)
  • Todd H.
    Todd HollingMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The nicest wine bar and shop in Northern Virgina. Wine section is broad and the menu choices in the restaurant are excellent.
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Northern Virginia MagazineSeptember 18, 2012
    "… the Curious Grape features a 10-seat wine bar, multiple dining rooms and a guide-like menu that matches each dish with wine tips." - October 2012 Issue
  • Ch8ryl
    Ch8rylMay 7, 2014
    Grab a seat at the bar! Wonderful service, good wine selection, and equally good food.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I have never eaten or had wine here but they make a nice latte. Almond is the best!
  • Center for Wine O.
    @Curious Grape you can taste 2-3 wines FREE while shopping for someone of the world’s finest wines. Try the mild cheddar cheese with Blanc de Blancs Champagne.
  • Ariel M.
    Ariel MinSeptember 30, 2013
    Best drip coffee in Shirlington. They also hand out free coffee in the mornings.
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn Mapp BressanFebruary 6, 2010
    The people at Curious Grape are awesome. Helped us pick perfect, reasonably priced selections for our wedding. Stop by daily for free tastings.
  • Charli T.
    Charli TudesMay 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a pastry w/a selection from the coffee bar for breakfast! It's curiously great at the Curious Grape!
  • Johnna M.
    Johnna MillerApril 13, 2013
    The Vietnamese-spiced pork bolognese is just divine.
  • Rita L.
    Rita LassiterMay 23, 2010
    Stop by for a complimentary wine tasting. There is something for everyone :-).
  • Mike G.
    Mike GarrettJuly 7, 2013
    Eat all the things.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CohenApril 20, 2013
    Great wine list
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LynnApril 15, 2013
    Food was okay but a bit overpriced. And the cook has horrible customer service skills
  • Mac
    MacJune 15, 2013
    I will never come back here to eat.
  • kevin o.
    kevin olearyJune 28, 2015
    This places went out of business...
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