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Grapes Wine Bar

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Spanish
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1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403
+1 410-571-5378
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 excellent and pleasant! The quality of the food is wonderful! The prices are very reasonable.... More 

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Zoetermeer
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Grapes Wine Bar serves technically well-made food in a nice, almost European ambiance. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. They know their wines and food well. The wines on the board are slightly too expensive, but the wines in the menu are reasonably priced. You can expect special wines here. The Braised Hare Gnocci and Foie Gras & Duck... More 

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Thank Rob J
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Grapes Winr Bar was recommended the night before by a couple we meet at another restaurant. We had a very enjoyable evening. All of the items we ordered were delicious. The servings are larger than an appetizer but smaller than an entree. They are really the perfect size. The wine selection is extensive. Most of the blackboard special are on... More 

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Thank Donna H
Annapolis, Maryland
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The bartenders are wine connoisieurs! They are super at recommending new and exciting wines to try. I didn't give it a 5 star only because I find that sometimes they recommend a very pricy wine (my fault for not asking) and we got the bill and were quite surprised. So just ask before accepting. The small plates are well prepared.... More 

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Thank Tbirdie3
Annapolis, United States
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Recently my husband and I joined friends at Grapes, an out-of-the-way care/bar/restaurant that's been in Annapolis for years but we've somehow missed. We visited days after a two-week visit to Italy. Still aglow from our trip, we found Grapes strongly reminiscent of the lovely little places in Sorrento and Florence. My husband emjoyed a mushroom pasta and I the mussels... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

As a local I come monthly with my love and we are never disappointed. Excellent food and wine in the French bistro tradition. The perfect place for a weekend lunch date.

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2 Thank Crossrich
Annapolis, Maryland
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

My husband and I come fairly regularly to sample wines, enjoy happy hour, and relax. They offer daily specials and always have a charcuterie plate with pate, cheese, ham, jam, and nuts. Grapes has $5 glass specials for happy hour, as well as expensive wines by the glass that you might not ordinarily get a chance to sample. Located in... More 

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1 Thank Joanna K
New York City
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I have no idea why this restaurant isn't ranked (yet) in the top five for Annapolis. The wine selection is off the charts, and since their new (French-trained) chef arrived, so is the food. We are there every week and are always thrilled with our selections. Attentive and warm service is the icing on the cake.

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1 Thank Paris222
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited; each had two glasses of wine, the charcuterie board, ahi tuna, & frités. The bill was much higher than we anticipated ($30 higher) We are both local to Annapolis, so we are familiar with the price points, but this place was a bit excessive and the food really was just average. If the food had... More 

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1 Thank Nicole G
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

We came here following a recommendation from another wine-happy couple. The HH wine menu is most excellent, better than any bar in the area. You get the opportunity to try some great wines you may not normally purchase. We spent 3 hours here and didn't break the bank. The foils gras was nicely done but we prefer a bit more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Spanish
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-571-5378
Description
Intimate Wine Bar featuring French inspired small plates, and amazing wines not normally seen poured by the glass.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?