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Grapes Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403
+1 410-571-5378
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (5 reviews)
“fig jam” (2 reviews)
“flatbread” (7 reviews)
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Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite spots for date night or an impromptu midweek dinner out with friends. The wines are always fun to explore, the service is great and the food is always dee-lish. We get the truffle fries every time.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We chose were delighted at the breadth of the menu; one of us chose the wine pairing menu, the other ordered a la carte with a pre-starter. The whipped goat cheese with fig jam was delicious-- but much more cheese than toasted baguette upon which...More

1  Thank Cecily B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

LOVE Grapes, and you will too! They produce miracles in a kitchen about the size of a postage stamp! Great wine, charcuterie, and specials. An outside table on a nice evening is about as close to heaven as you can get!

Thank RT21403
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've started to return to Grapes more frequently since it opened some years ago. My early experience was mixed. Always on the expensive side, the dishes were hit and miss. The wines were also pretty expensive. But recently I've been there four times, over the...More

Thank Hank G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband and I have NEVER left there disappointed. The service is terrific, the food delicious and exciting, and the wine always wonderful. IT IS OUR Date restaurant once a month. Make sure to ask the waitstaff their opinion on what wines to order (by...More

Thank Faith H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A warm, inviting neighborhood wine bar/bistro, Grapes is great both for a glass of wine and appetizer and a casual dinner. The servers are knowledgeable about the wine and friendly. The food is not particularly vegan-friendly (cream is present in many dishes), but the kitchen...More

Thank FarmlifeDom
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit at Grapes and I left disappointed. The setting is charming and when the weather is nice, it is enjoyable to eat outside. This time, I ordered the bouillabaisse. It was good but the portion was much too small. I know...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Nice layout and a very friendly atmosphere. Susanne took care of us as we started with some of their special Ojai 2015 Grenache - medium bodied with nice fruitiness. We had their foie gras and wild mushroom flatbread plates for starters, then the pork belly...More

Thank Mike41157
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Friends decided to try this place after work. Cute place, but we won't go back, primarily due to the prices. The server was fantastic. We really had great service. She explained the different wines to perfection. But it just wasn't worth the price. $16 for...More

Thank iliketotravel123
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Grapes has an excellent and reasonable wine selection by the bottle or glass. We always have the Whipped Goat Cheese with Fig Jam and the Sesame Crusted Tuna for appetizers. Also enjoy the Bouillabaisse and the Foie Gras & Duck Confit Hash. The service is...More

Thank Wh00p-de-do
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shorefood
27 August 2017|
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Response from FarmlifeDom | Reviewed this property |
Don't think they accept reservations. The wait is not usually long.
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Tracey G
14 August 2015|
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Response from Karletta E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not the owner, just a reviewer. I don't know if they cater but if I remember correctly they do on site private parties. You get the whole place to yourself
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-571-5378
  • E-mail
Description
Intimate Wine Bar featuring French inspired small plates, and amazing wines not normally seen poured by the glass.
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