Smashing Grapes - Annapolis

4.3
492 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
A fusion of Mediterranean and California Coastal cuisines, paired with world class wines and craft cocktails that will transcend the expectations of even the boldest of palates.

This is something very new and completely unique both to our region and the larger food scene. Smashing Grapes brings what is timely and special about the West Coast food scene to the Mid-Atlantic region.

Smashing Grapes boasts an expansive wine lists of bold reds and crisp and tangy whites from Spain, Argentina, Germany, California and beyond. In addition to its broad wine list, Smashing Grapes’ seasoned chef, Matthew Newland, crafted a menu highlighting Coastal California inspired dishes with sustainably sourced, unique ingredients.
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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Excellent experience, server was very friendly, excellent service and excellent recommendations. Had a wonderful evening with exceptional weather, good friends, and great atmosphere. Wine and food were were paired well. Overall, a fantastic evening.

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Windrider
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special occasion place for us, but it IS special! Nice menu, not just the boring standard Annapolis fare. Extensive wine list with great staff recommendations. Food quality and service are outstanding. We'll be back!

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LindaLaC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try Smashing Grapes for lunch, having not been there before. We were able to be seated outside, which was our preference. We were greeted by the manager and taken to our table. She gave us suggestions for items to consider ordering. Our waitress greeted us with a winning smile and was very friendly and helpful. We ended up ordering the tempura cauliflower with accompanying blue cheese and hot sauce dips. It was fantastic and was enough to share as an appetizer. We also tried their Sangria, one white and one Red. The were pleasantly not too sweet. One of us had the Cali Cobb salad and the the other had the short rib Reuben sandwich. Both meals were good and we both had food to take home because the portions were generous.

We both enjoyed the environment, staff, meal and drinks, but felt the prices were higher than we would want to spend on a regular basis. Will definitely return, but for special occasions.

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MKIA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There is no wi-fi and NO cellular service in the building so my date and I could not text, call or find each other. He was outside and I was inside but we could not communicate with each other or the outside world. I could not even turn my phone on or off to reset it. I understand they may not want to offer wifi but you have to have cellular signal or get that fixed whatever is blocking it. It isnt safe or desirable for business people. The wait staff was very nice but it was frustrating. The wine is very over-priced and the restaurant is too hot and humid. I sat inside to be cool and comfy but it was cooler outside.

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Mellie
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Quiet Sunday brunch. Food was only OK for the price charged. Server was over attentive bordering on annoying.

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SeanK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The portion was small considering how much the cost was per plate.

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321mps
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We were the first ones getting there. The service was extremely slow. And my daughter got sick from the food . Not a good experience.

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annodboo
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very warm and inviting place on pricey side but coming from Ohio small town hard to compare
Wine list is extensive but “ cheapest bottle is 40&
Most range in 46 to 60$ range with a bunch higher
I guess typical for area
The crab bisque was excellent one of best we’ve ever had.
Had rockfish was good salad was enough for 4
The cheesecake brûlée was delicious!
Would go again if in area

DG
vipDivaGrande
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We were welcomed with friendly greetings at the front desk, which set the tone for the evening. Loved the brick chicken and rock fish. Great meal all around!

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Ash83
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the restaurant week menu. My friend and I both had the swordfish which neither of us have had before. It was very flavorful. I thought it was odd we had to ask our server for the restaurant week menu and it wasn’t being promoted. The service was on the slower side but we were not in a rush by any means so that wasn’t a problem. Really beautiful place, can be fancy or casual. Bathrooms were clean!!! (Big deal for me lol). I did not care for the dessert profiteroles. Will definitely be back!

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CourtneyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server CJ was an absolute gem and was so friendly, helpful, funny and sweet. He really made our experience. On top of that the food was also amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Second time going to Smashing Grapes and this time the weather was nice enough to sit outside! Amazing food and experience (my gf loves their lavender alcoholic beverage), will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience overall was 100/10. Our server Dani/Danielle was amazing. She gave us amazing suggestions but also honest feedback. She was quick& attentive. We even had a few unusual requests and she made them happen no problem. Even management stopped by our table to check on us. We loved it, we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date Night with my wife and we decided to return to this location because of the great experience we had a few weeks ago. Service was outstanding (Danielle I believe) and fast. The food was spectacular, will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Buffalo cauliflower appetizer was the best we have ever had but only giving 4 stars because of the tomatoes placed on my fig flatbed pizza. The tomato was mealy and white you could tell by looking at it it was going to have no flavor and the texture was off. Great service and ambiance.

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Djembefola
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot with a diverse and tasty menu. No food photos but the Miso Honey Sea Bass and Lobster Risotto were a hit at our table.

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vipSmashingGrapesreview
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food here is good but I think a little over priced for the quality. If you're going for happy hour or cocktails, I think this is your spot. Great atmoshpere, decor and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience5

Waitress was nice (Emma) but very slow at the beginning. Felt like she forgot about us. We ordered the largest charcuterie board which we have ordered before. It seemed like less meat & cheese were on it. I was very disappointed in the lobster roll. This is probably the 10th time I have eaten here and by far the worst meal. It bothers me to say that because I live the atmosphere of this place. Lobster roll needs to be taken off the menu.

TJ
TieraJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and dining experience was great! Food tasted amazing. Will definitely return.

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CharlesC
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were ready when we walked-in. No service problems. Large selections for lunch with very different types than standard fare. Food was very tasty. Will return

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InnaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family had a wonderful evening there. There were two staffs served us, they were very patient, attentive, and polite. I wish I asked the names! I will visit there again soon.

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EllenO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Wait staff - wearing jeans is confusing- nice place? Casual? They were Very attentive! Prices are WAY too high for serving size- food was good but nothing to rush back for

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Our kids all split their French toast! The adults had crab Benedict, 2 amazing omelettes, and a Cobb salad.

We also had a bottle of champagne for mimosas!

Total win!

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vipFragranceCzar
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A surprisingly great brunch. Unexpected from a wine bar. Kitchen was a little slow delivering meals, but worth the wait.

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VeeV
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a variety of options on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, would absolutely come back!

GS
GregS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Smashing Grapes! Great food. Great service. Great wine! What’s not to love! Wonderful charcuterie board and yummy entrees.

JS
JarofSauce
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed this recently open location for Smashing Grapes. Would love to see more seafood options and some additonal cheesecakes on the dessert menu. Otherwise it was excellent.

KH
KyshaH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waitress, Madison was rude, she become irritated whenever she was asked a question.

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CeesSpoon
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place was great through and through. The food, the environment and the service!

We started off with a white sangria which was really good, sweet but not too sweet. Then we had Buffalo cauliflower and a Caesar salad. The Buffalo cauliflower was fried to perfection and was very flavorful. I also enjoyed the salad. For entrees, I had the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly. The only thing I wished was better was the seasoning/flavor of the potatoes and spinach that came with it. That was rather bland. We ended with dessert, the cheesecake and that was so creamy and decadent!

Our waiter CJ was super friendly and accommodating. If you go, ask for him! Overall, I’d definitely go back.

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vipBrunch
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Food and Service. Several large and very loud group tables. Made it difficult to have a conversation even in a booth. Second time this has happened.

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KristenL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but not outstanding considering the prices. Service was uneven in a nearly empty restaurant at 430pm.

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lancem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lunch was yummy

DM
DavidM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

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RogerL
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an enjoyable early evening. The food and drinks were spot on! We had cocktails, though the wine offerings were tempting. Definitely a place for locals and visitors to the community. Smashing Grapes has much to offer.

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StacyD25
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cauli appetizer, as well as lamb meatballs. Soup is just ok. Desserts - yum. Ambience is great.

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Jen2442
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food was good but our experience was seriously marred by the server overcharging us, then when"fixing" the bill, I unded up charged an extra 200.00. Nowhere on my bank statement is the amount I thought I was actually paying. We are still waiting on a phone call to resolve this.
This is unfortunate. We had raved about how good SG was and brought 2 other couples. All three of our cards were overcharged. I am looking forward to an explanation about this.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Couples Date night, we were happy with the drink choices and apps. Main course wasn’t the best and we were a little surprised they were out of the filet…….

RB
RichB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but the lamb meatball appetizer, which was very delicious, overpowered the flavors of all of the rest of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Appitizer and meal were great. Dessert was not. Service started strong but fell off. Ordered a bottle of wine that I ended up pouring myself. Asked for water multiple times. Ordered a cappuccino with dessert. You could tell it was sitting as the foam was gone. May be awhile if I go back.

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Smashing Grapes - Annapolis is rated 4.3 stars by 492 OpenTable diners.

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