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Oakville Grille and Wine Bar
Oakville Grille and Wine Bar

Oakville Grille and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oakvillewinebar.com/home.html
  • Phone: (301) 897-9100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Melody (301) 897-9100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Democracy Blvd
  • Public Transit: Grosvenor Metro
    Metro Bus
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking
A word from Oakville Grille and Wine Bar
Oakville Grille and Wine Bar serves American cuisine in a California inspired atmosphere. Enjoy innovative cuisine and a wonderful wine selection.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "After thoroughly enjoying the Easter Sunday Brunch here, I decided that I wanted to return for my birthday. My husband, 22 year-old son and I enjoyed the menu options including cocktails, wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert. The food and the service were excellent. We appreciated that our server allowed us to go at the leisurely pace we desired."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was there with a group of 9. Service was great, food was exceptional, all enjoyed their meal. Will definitely come again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our first time back to the Bethesda area in many years and Oakville Grille was a nice surprise! Excellent wine list and the food was exceptional."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Oakville for dinner in the past but... My latest experience was at lunch on a weekday. It was completely full, the tables were so close to each other they might as well have been communal tables (and communal conversations), and the noise level was absolutely impenetrable for any conversation with my friend (the noise did decrease by about 1:30-2p). If you have to go at peak lunchtime, and if the weather is good, I would strongly recommend you sit outside. They have tables out on the sidewalk which were nicely set, seemingly well attended and in the shade at lunch, and the decibel level was significantly lower (even with a few passing cars)."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "What a find! I have walked by on many occasions and have not been in for years. I was delightfully surprised and pleased. the Crab tower was superb- the freshest crab with no filler stacked with avocado and more. It was a bit too hearty than what I may have desired for a "light" lunch, but I certainly managed to finish every bite. The bread is made in house and is likewise very good. My husband had a burger which he said was delicious. The service was attentive - but not cloying. And the place is pretty! White table cloths and flowers on the tables. I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Had a nice Fathers Day dinner. Food was very good but not great considering the price. Fantastic selection of fish dishes. Service was warm and friendly. They took back a soup I ordered (and did not like) and did not charge me."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had been to Geppetto many times, but this was a first at the Grille. Great surprise Cucumber soup a real delight. Tuna carpaccio perfectly served. Good wine, nice atmosphere. Will keep in mind for future dining with guests"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've never had a bad meal at Oakville Grille. Good food, relatively quiet, and excellent service. Rockfish was especially tasty, and seafood risotto is a favorite."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Finally - a place for grown-ups. Good food, imaginatively prepared, with lots of non-red-meat options. A reduced noise level conducive to conversation (and no TVs to disrupt the mood). Cloth-covered tables set sufficiently apart so one doesn't have to hear one's neighbor's conversation. And a wide-ranging, reasonably priced wine list. What's not to love?"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise!! Everything about this restaurant, nestled in a strip shopping center, was superb! We live in Annapolis & were looking for someplace between here & Dulles airport to meet up with my brother-in-law. It was close to the beltway and an absolutely delightful dining experience! Food was excellent and service was wonderful. Would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food and service were great. The noise level, however, was distracting."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Good place for lunch, or for dinner (especially before Strathmore. We come often. Pasta and salads especially good."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We took my eighty-something Mother-in-Law out to dinner and Oakville Grille and it was perfect. We were able to chat comfortably. The food was excellent. They have an eclectic menu. I got Pad Thai and the others ordered steak. All very good. Good portions, too. Will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "All though pricey, what isn't these days it seems, this place is a real gem. Great place for lunch with the ladies. There salads were wonderful but unfortunately they were specials so can't get them every time :(. I would go back and try again though. The ambiance is rather formal but the attire doesn't have to be. I would not go too casual though. "
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The best seasonal salads close to the office. Easy in and out! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Whether for lunch or dinner, Oakville Grille has a varied and tasty list of menu choices and they are served in a very attractive way."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Once again, my family enjoyed a fine meal at Oakville. We were there for Mother's Day, and my mom did feel special. We appreciated being placed at an intimate table setting. The food, service and entire experience was wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. This is a tucked away spot that I found during restaurant week. I then came back and brought some friends . They also enjoyed the food, service, and wine. "
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have eaten at Oakville Grille numerous times, mostly for lunch, and I've never been disappointed. This time I was meeting some old friends who had not seen each other for quite some time. We were looking for a pleasant place, good food, and a noise level that would allow easy conversation. The first two can be achieved at many places, but the last (reasonable noise level) is an increasingly difficult thing to find. So, if you want to have a good lunch and be able to talk to your dining partners, this is a good choice."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Our first time there. The place was cute, even in a shopping center. We came early and sat near a sunny window (loved it!). The hostess offered to adjust the shade, but we enjoyed the sunshine. Got in and out in plenty of time for our theater reservations. The food was very good, and the daily special (lamb shanks) came with an offer of a 1/2 off bottle of wine, also very good. The crab cake appetizer was terrific, better than what many seafood places advertise as "best of...[fill in location]. Desserts were also varied & tasty. The western (Europe/N.America...) style food came out better than the "Asian-fusion", but nothing was actually less than tasty. The service was considerate, prompt, friendly... what more could you ask? "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Located in a strip mall, no parking problems and near Balducci's and other restaurants, including the relatively new Wildwood restaurant. Both are good but Oakville Grille has a better choice of fish dishes. We ordered and would recommend the salmon, the seafood risotto, the spinach salad. I had the Chilean sea bass, which in itself was very well prepared, but I found the sauce a bit overwhelming and the side of spinach over salted. The bread was a hit. Service was very attentive and although we stayed a bit longer than usual, nobody made any motions to encourage us to leave. Restaurant is not too big and the atmosphere is subdued; no loud music here. We have eaten here several time and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "From the moment we entered and were warmly received by Aida, we felt most welcome and were treated like valued guests. The ambience of this cozy restaurant is wonderful starting with the romantic front picture windows framed by large green leaves hanging from a vine and the dimmed lighting. Reminded us of charming trattorias in Lake Como, Italy. My wife had the seafood pasta and I had the lamb chops, both of which were outstanding and delicious. Although the restaurant was crowded on this Saturday night, we never felt neglected - indeed our waiter Miguel was very attentive to our needs, and even Aida and her colleague looked towards our table from time to time to see if we needed anything. This was not our first time and we will return."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were impressed with our entire experience, including the menu, wine opt, food preparation, and service. We look forward to our return. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was some of the best we have ever had. Service was excellent. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have been coming here from time to time for years. Service is always good and there is always a good variety of dishes to choose from. I like the fact that for fish lovers there is a good choice. I enjoyed fresh oysters and very good tuna."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable, peaceful time with good wine, good food and attentive staff in a nice and comfortable surroundings. Great lunch experience ."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "In a suburban strip mall, ample parking (unlike most of Bethesda), good service, broad menu, light lunch, quiet, comfortable, good service"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I have had many business lunch appointments at the Oakville Grille and each time the experience has been excellent! The food is fresh and delicious, the menu is interesting and extensive, the decor and ambiance are warm yet elegant, and the service is top notch. I have only had good experiences here. The location is very convenient as it is at the intersection of I495 and I270. It is in an attractive strip mall (not a typical bland suburban strip mall). Plan to arrive with ample time to find parking as the lot is always full. I have never eaten here for dinner but I plan to take my husband one evening. I suspect that will be a special experience. Enjoy your visit!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I took my wife and two of our friends to Oakville for a very enjoyable birthday celebration. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The restaurant is located in a strip mall near Democracy Blvd, however the interior is very nice with white tablecloths. The restaurant is somewhat lacking in atmosphere, but makes up with it by offering good food at reasonable prices. The glass of wine ranged from $9-$12 which is within reason. Entrees ranged from $22-$32."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Two points: easy access from this restaurant / shopping center location to the Strathmore Music Center for those wanting to do theater / concert. Secondly, my wife and I have visited Napa Valley several times and the overall theme is that if you serve good wine, one better have good food to back it up - it's a balance that needs to be attained. Oakville Grille & Wine Bar advertised this Napa theme.....that's a high bar. With the serving of some excellent name-brand wines at very moderate prices, also with polite, attentive and cheerful waiters, and with young Chef Alberto in the kitchen, this was a no-brainer...it was a great experience and delightfully delicious......wanting to return soon !"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Outstanding food, good service, nice atmosphere. Something on the menu for everyone."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The best salads always. This time a grilled whole lobster tail on top. Delish. Attentive service. A special place."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had dinner for four. Very good food and even better service. Menu was heavily focused on fish. Nothing wrong with that, but customers should be aware. Fish is the centerpiece."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My group of 6 enjoyed the evening immensely. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was lovely. We would definitely come again and recommend it highly. The trout, salmon and tilapia were superb. The carrot cake also terrific. Great night out for birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "What a lovely restaurant -- did not expect to find it in a strip mall, even as classy a one as this. Once in the door this intimate spot does everything a gracious restaurant should. I loved the fresh linens, the prefilled water glasses, the beautiful presentations, the enormous wine list and the truly delicious food. Very happy to have 'discovered' this one."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The potato chip crusted Tilapia is my absolute favorite. Fabulous with a glass of white wine. It's always a nice evening!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Consistently excellent!! We return again and again. We love the food, the menu variety, the plate presentation, and the service!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great seasonal salad specials. The Cobb salad was light and amazing. Nothing like a regular Cobb salad. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I learned about this restaurant when I booked tickets for the Moody Blues concert at Strathmore. It was one of several recommended by Strathmore. I am so glad I dined at Oakville Grille and Wine Bar! Fabulous. As a single person, you never know how you will be received or where they will seat you. But I was given the Red Carpet treatment! Very professional hostess, who congratulated me on making a reservation and taking care of my needs -- yes! The wait staff were friendly, courteous, professional, knowledgeable about their wine list, and, overall, quite helpful. They didn't hover but were very attentive. I enjoyed myself immensely."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Attentive service, great food and quiet atmosphere. Perfect spot for a special lunch or dinner d"
    Dined on 3/8/2014