Bazin's on Church
Bazin's on Church

Bazin's on Church

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bazinsonchurch.com/
  • Phone: 7032557212x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Bazin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We provide a wide range of catering services and can do anything from hors d'oeuvres for a cocktail party to a multi-course meal with wine pairings. E-mail Julie@bazinsonchurch.com with inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bazin's on Church is an 85 seat restaurant and is available for private dining only if "buying out the entire restaurant". We do not have private dining rooms, but a beautiful, open space that works well for special events. Our restaurant may also be rented out on Mondays, day or night, and on Saturdays, from 11am-3:30pm
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Bazin 7032557212x
  • Special Events: Wine dinners usually once a month. Please check web-site for dates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lawyers RD
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is along Church Street, or under ground parking under the building.
A word from Bazin's on Church
Evoking the feeling of an old bistro, yet with a contemporary twist, Bazin's on Church brings to Vienna an inviting neighborhood dining experience. Bazin's on Church offers a contemporary American menu featuring organic and seasonal ingredients. The wine bar features a collection of wonderful wines from around the world, with an emphasis on California.
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Bazin's on Church reviews from OpenTable diners
204 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (135)fit for foodies (97)special occasion (87)notable wine list (75)great for lunch (49)great for brunch (37)romantic (37)good for groups (35)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • A Special Place to Dine
    RWBEAGLEFLY
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bazin's on Church is a place for all. Excellent food and service and they know how to meet your requests. If you want lively action sit near the bar. If you want a little quieter evening ask to be seated to the back of the placed. Do keep in mind that this is an open lively atmosphere that is enjoyable and pleasant if you help the management understand what you are looking for in your evening. The wine list is well organized and an excellent selection. Our meals were exceptional across the board – the New York strip steak and Chilean Sea Bass we particularly good. We are looking forward to our next evening out at Bazin’s.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free Friendly!
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    All other wonderful things implied (great food, great service, etc.) - there's a whole side of the menu dedicated to GF dining! What a great surprise. AND a knowledgeable waiter who knew if the specials were GF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant, but reserve early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have always loved Bazin's -- however, it is not a "last minute" restaurant. Due to its popularity, reserving early is a must. Food, service, wine selection are top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bazin's doesn't disappoint
    Baeber
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went to Bazin's for my birthday this past week. The food was great, as expected. The filet was done perfectly, with green beans and a potato bacon cake. Yum! My boyfriend had the salmon and said it was excellent as well. The only bad part was the server, who was monosyllabic and pretty inattentive. Oh well. He didn't ruin what was otherwise a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Restaurant
    Natasha
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Lots of folks told me about the great food at Bazin's and they were correct. We ordered the oysters and tuna tartare as appetizers and they were excellent. As entree, we ordered the duck breast and the meat mix grill which were both excellent as well. Dessert was wonderful and all the choices sounded delicious so it was difficult to choose. The wine selection was good but pricey. Bazin's tries to make their restaurant very exclusive. We tried to go there before without reservations and we were turned away. This time I reserved and was disappointed with the table we we given right next to the door. The couple ahead of us did not have reservations and they were turned away, yet, the table for 2 across from us remained free throughout dinner?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    ViennaLNO
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I believe Oscar was our waiter and he was excellent! We had a lovely dinner starting with mushroom ravioli and crab spring roll appetizers, main course of the blue cheese crusted steak and sea bass (hands down the BEST fish I've had in forever) and a "blah" key lime pie for dessert. The service was wonderful. They should change the key lime selection as it seemed like it was a frozen dessert sliced in the back and topped with blueberries that actually detracted from it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Dinner at Bazin's
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The champagne we started with was very enjoyable with the appetizers of a crispy crab roll and zesty slaw, and my husband's delicate oysters attractively arranged over a well-seasoned spinach puree. When we asked for a recommendation for a bottle of wine to accompany the short ribs and steak, the waiter said he would consult with the chef for a recommendation. We were very happy he did because the Mi Sueno 2009 cab was a great choice! I loved my short ribs with root veggies. My husband ordered the flat iron steak with garlic fries. His steak was perfectly cooked, but the sauce was not inspired and the fries lacked garlic flavor and crispness. (My husband did not mention this to our waiter.)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great but portions were a little smaller than I would have liked. Service was pretty bad but I think I just got a bad server. He wasn't very busy so the amount of attention I received should have been better, and had KICKING breath. I would go back with caution.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had agreat dining experience.
    JumpinjohnnyG
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Short ribs are fantastic. You cannot go wrong with any of their apps. They are all good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent dinner at Bazin's!
    BDTJrVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner; with exceptional service, great food, and an upbeat dining environment on Friday night! The wines that the waiter recommended were excellent, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • One of Northern Virginia's Best
    Bill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Bazin's on Church never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. The wine list has plenty of fine, affordable selections. We have been going there for years and look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Menu was interesting, food was delicious, service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife liked the sea bass. My veal was over cooked, to dry for my taste.
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  • reliably good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food, wine, service are always solid at this polished locally-owned gem. You can count on a warm greeting and a well prepared meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    EvansMommie03
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had to got back to Bazin's given the great reviews. I went a few times over the years and thought it was only okay. Went back last Friday - glad I did. Salted caramel tart is insane. Dinner and wine were also very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Bazin's on Church has excellent, what I would consider high-end food and a nice ambience. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    gr8teatsVAMDDC
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Bazins looked like the kind of place I couldn't go wrong with, so I was very surprised when it turned out to be a terrible experience. The food overall is okay, but nothing extraordinary. The drink value overall is very poor for the cost, with wines being a meager poor. The service was absolutely abysmal. We waited 20 minutes for our first drink, because no one as assigned to our table. Then the steak was returned three times to the kitchen for being way undercooked, with even the server looking at it and saying it needed to go back. There are too many great places to go to waste time and money on a place like this. Don't bother.
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  • Pre-Wolftrap Spot
    Brownie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When we need a place where we can guarantee we'll get dinner in a timely manner before our show time at Wolftrap, this is a great place, as service is quick. Servers are always pleasant and food is okay, but nothing outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great atmosphere. Lively smart causal clientele. Chef Bazin is very accessible. Have to try the Chilean Sea bass and the Short-ribs. Highly recommend the Therra Podernuovo big Tuscan cabernet as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Choice of Restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always a great meal here. My first choice of any restaurant in the Vienna, McLean, Oakton, Reston area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a spectacular meal! I would put this up there with any of the Top 10 restaurants in the area. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    Jkiser
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When my guy and I moved to McLean this past winter, we really did not have high hopes that anyone could match the wonderful dining we enjoyed back in Charleston. Boy, were we wrong. Bazin's was such an experience, one that we come back for every-other-weekend. Most notable is the food, of course, but the exceptional service, attention to detail, and atmosphere really makes Bazin's incredible. We arrived early for our reservation, and were asked if we would be happy sitting at the Chef's Table (an extension of the kitchen, not unlike a bar top). This was something fun for us - view of the open kitchen, attentive staff, and friendly service. Not to mention we were treated especially well by Chef Bazin and Mr. Chris Cunningham - will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • over rated
    Maximo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    poor service (as I had been told in advance but sadly didnt listen), overpriced, tables for 2 are on top of each other lacking privacy, no ambience - will not be back.
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  • LynnemVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was great we had a excellent server and the food as always was very good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • vivalavidaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was my second time at this restaurant. Nice place. The lump crab spring roll appetizer was a delicacy, but the crusted salmon salad was very disappointing thus my lower food rate. The entrees in my first visit were well prepared. I plan to return a 3rd time to check some of their other culinary options for give them another chance for a more fair assessment.
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  • Bazin's is always wonderful!
    happydinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love this restaurant! We have been going there for years and I continue to be amazed and impressed at not only the very high quality of the food, but the exceptional service as well. We were there for a small birthday dinner and it was lovely! The food was amazing - everything we ordered was really fantastic. And the service was attentive without being "too much." Highly recommend! (In fact, we live further away from Vienna now, and still go out there for special dinners.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in Vienna
    mike429
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I had a special date night last Sunday at 6:00 PM, with easy seating and street parking. We were both impressed by the modern, open airy decor. The wait staff was highly attentive and the food was excellent. She had the much-touted Chilean Sea Bass -- pricey at around $35 but out-of-this-world delicious! I ordered the Brancini from the prix fixe side of the menu (appetizer, entree, and desert for $35), and it was also great. I was also pleasantly surprised by a little confusion with our wine order. I asked for one glass each of two different Sauvignon Blancs, mentioning that we wanted to compare them. Our waitress brought them out and poured them like a taste test, asking which one we preferred and wished to order. Wow!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lunch was delicious. There were lots of healthy choices and the food was presented well. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and efficient. The restaurant is attractive and lends itself to a leisurely meal. It's a good place for friends to catch up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food -
    oaktonfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We think Bazins on Church is brilliant - the food is wonderful - great choices and exciting flavors. The wait staff was very knowledgable, attentive without being overly attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our best visit to Bazin's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was our fifth visit to your restaurant. I took my husband for his 46th bday celebration along with some family members. I had requested a table at the window as David has had a bad medical year and does better close to natural light. We were seated in the middle of the dining room table but it was a Wednesday night with plenty of open window tables :(. David is a steak lover and unfortunately got a bad cut of meat (super fatty and partially rubbery), he pointed this out to the person who cleared his plate (our server was not to be seen again after the food was brought to the table) who simply shrugged his shoulder. My sister told me afterwards " You raved about THIS place?" :(. Anyway, not the end of the world, but since you asked.
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  • Awesome food
    2DebraLynnes
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My friend and I are not from Vienna but were meeting there. What an amazing place! We chose it from reviews on the internet. It is clean and bright (lots of windows) and all tables are nice. The menu was really great. We chose a portobello salad to share and I had the aged prime burger and my friend had the filet sliders. Both were so tender and juicy. I rated this burger among the best I've had in 58 years. It was that good! The service was also phenomenal. Very courteous, attentive (just right) and fast. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved the crab salad!
    BrunchLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had lunch on Friday, and everything was great! We enjoyed the crab salad, and the chocolate tart was delish. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Also, if you like gluten free, there are several options on the menu. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Cara
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Every time I eat here I wonder why I don;t come here more. Dinner with two friends - steak, fish and scallop special. All delicious, properly cooked, nicely spiced. We also had a lovely, well-priced NZ sauv blanc. We closed the place, and no one rushed us at all. Excellent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sunday brunch
    TM6782
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our waiter was excellent. Background music was a little loud for a Sunday brunch crowd. Bazin's Eggs Benedict were very good. Egg sandwich was on a large hard roll that made it difficult to eat. It would be much better if it was served on a choice of toasted bread
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent gluten free menu
    Susanne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of our party required a gluten free meal and we were delighted to see that half the menu is gluten free! What a delightful change to our dining with these friends...Bazins made this so easy and worry free! Excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dinner again
    Globetrot
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    5th visit to this fine little gem in Vienna. I had the duck this time. Super!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer service ???
    ken1kris
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Waiter did not pay attention to us, got our order wrong ( ordered a steak and got pasta) and food was cold. it was clear that it sat in window and was forgotten. Even worse, no attempt to make it correct.
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  • Pasta Heaven
    eatoutfanatic
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great, varied menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. Had the pasta and was in heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad we checked it out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were looking to try something new and saw all the great reviews. It did not disappoint. Food was fantastic. Sea Bass and Short ribs in particular. All of the appetizers too. We ordered some items from the gluten free selections and while I have no dietary restrictions I wouldn't be scared away from these as there was no sacrifice to flavor. Even the side of green beans was extraordinary flavorful. Waiter was quiet at first but really knew his stuff (from food recommendations to wine regions) All in all an outstanding dinner experience. Our 9 year old loved her food and dessert too. We will definitely be bringing the rest of the family back- including my mother who has celiacs - I can't recall a better gluten free menu anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I keep hoping for more
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Each time I go to Bazin's, I keep hoping for it to be better than it is. When it first opened, it was top notch. For years, though, it has settled into just being good for Fairfax County. Things always look better on the menu than they taste, service is always good enough but never really better than that, etc. It's a decent option but does not compel me to return and I only live a few blocks away.
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