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Bazin's on Church
Bazin's on Church

Bazin's on Church Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bazinsonchurch.com
  • Phone: (703) 255-7212
  • 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: Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar
  • 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 (703) 255-7212
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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.)"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "5th visit to this fine little gem in Vienna. I had the duck this time. Super!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great, varied menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. Had the pasta and was in heaven."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bazin's and we'll be back. Our dinners were excellent (crab cakes and monkfish specials). The crispy oysters were wonderful. The wine list was also a real treat with several of our favorite wines. What to choose? Thank you to the staff at Bazin's for a special dinner."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "A lovely spot to dine enroute a show at Wolftrap. Knowledgable and solicitous wait staff, the drinks were first rate, a lovely selection of wines by the glass, and a menu that makes you hungry just reading it. The appetizers were wonderful and the chef nailed our roast duck entrees, and the deserts were delicious!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went to lunch at Bazin's a few weeks ago, and it reminded me that it is one of my favorite restaurants, so when friends asked if we wanted to meet them for dinner, I suggested we go back. And it did not disappoint. The sea bass is absolutely outstanding...... one of the top 5 restaurant dishes I have ever had. The service was impeccable as well. I can't say enough about this fine dining experience. And just down the street is Neilson's homemade custard. What a night!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I get the same thing everytime I come here and am never disappointed. I dinned with a vegetarian and before making reservations I asked the hostess abou this and when I got there I found she recommended things that were made with meat."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Good, convenient place to meet for my business. Another successful business lunch here. Service always great and food was equally good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've heard nothing but good about Bazin's over the years. Our dinner experience lived up to the billing. Our meals were delicious and inventive. Service was attentive, friendly, and adept; in fact, the best I've experienced in a while. I note the owner, having been diagnosed with ciliac disease, has created gluten-free offerings that don't look like you'd be sacrificing anything."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The music on Sunday was so nice. Not too loud, but entertaining. Very smooth and pretty."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wonderful service and excellent food. My only complaint is that during the 6-8pm dining time in the summer the light is very glaring."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Met a colleague here for lunch, and was blown away by what a gem this place is! Service, food, ambience, location...all top-notch! I will definitely be back with my SO for a romantic dinner! I had the Asian shrimp salad...4 stars!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our waitress seemed to be off in la-la-land as she passed by our table several times without taking notice of our signals to stop by. Other than that, the meal was good, the noise level tolerable, which was one of our reasons for picking Bazin's - so that we could have a conversation over lunch!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We went to Bazin’s for the first time because one of our party has celiac disease and the chef/owner also has it and offers a wide gluten-free-menu. Among the entrees, the winner was the duck breast. The generous portion was more tender than the usual preparation, and the marinade did not make the dish overly sweet. But the short ribs were average and included pickled roasted carrots, and the delicate Chilean sea bass was overpowered by wasabi mashed potatoes. Server was attentive and efficient. Decor is upscale bistro. The noise level was high; conversation was difficult but not impossible. While celiac patients will appreciate the menu here, I felt that the chef tries too hard to be unique, and I might not return on my own."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The service and the food is excellent. Never disappointing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was such a great experience. The food was beautiful and delicious and the wine list extensive. The crowd seemed 35 and older, not sure if this is a place to bring children. I'd highly recommend and bring another couple for a date-night soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "ONE IS NEVER DISAPPOINTED IN THE SERVICE OR THE FOOD. LOVED IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been too Bazin's on Church several times. It is an excellent place to dine."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Cool water, no ice. Entrees still very good, side-dishes are mediocre. Good desserts, good cappucino."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The crab and corn chowder, although tasty, was not hot and a little too salty. My grilled filet mignon topped with blue cheese, again, was a little salty. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "went for a light but special lunch, service was attentive but not overbearing, food was great and filling."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our first time. Some dishes were outstanding, some a little more pedestrian. But seeing the raves in other reviews about service, we were surprised. Our waiter seemed preoccupied, but not by us. No polish, not very attentive, no warm greeting -- in fact, we were seated for quite a while before anybody stopped by. There were three in our party and everyone commented on the service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Picked this place because it was centrally located for MD, VA, and DC-based family members. The food was not as good I as expected. Ordered the special crab/avocado appetizer - the crab meat was more like crab cake filling. Also ordered the tagliatelle bolognese - the sauce had very little taste and was very watery. The strawberry shortcake dessert was better than both dishes. Our server was exceptional, just sorry we won't return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had been there before for dinner but decided to try Father's Day brunch. Coctails were wonderful and all our entrees were delicious. Service was great. Only complaint was that it was very noisy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "While the staff was generally pleasant and the overall atmosphere was relaxed, I left feeling slightly disappointed by the experience. Based on reviews I had seen online I was hoping to be wow'd by the brunch but unfortunately the food to me just seemed ok. Portions were smaller than I expected and my entree - the vegetable tart - lacked seasoning. (Families with small children note they do not have high chairs, only boosters.)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was the second time we've dined at Bazin's. Our waiter seemed a bit nervous and new. We are an easy group (there was 3 in our party) to serve; not picky. I was dismayed that my steak came out rare when I asked for medium to medium-well. I also ordered a side dish (broccoli) and it was never delivered. The waiter didn't seem comfortable. I didn't comment to him on the issues as I was afraid it would discourage him further. The quality of the food delivered was good. After two visits, I rate the food & experience a bit over priced for the value."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Superb service and wonderful food. The single disappointment: an unremarkable white clam linguine."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I haven't been to Bazin's for lunch in a long time, and I'm not sure if I'll go back. When I go to Bazin's for dinner, I am always impressed with the quality of the food, and how tasty everything is. At lunch this time, my marinated grilled chicken over greens was ok. The chicken was moist and had decent flavor, but the salad greens (what there were of them) didn't seem to be very fresh nor were they tasty. My friend had the risotto of the day, and it was very very thick and sticky. It was advertised as having asparagus as an ingredient, and she had to really work hard to find any asparagus in the dish at all. It was an overpriced and what I'd call a pedestrian lunch."
    Dined on 6/11/2014