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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
  • Email: info@oakvillewinebar.com
  • 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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Two couples for dinner on Saturday night - share two salads, four main courses. They brought over the main courses and we said "what about our salads?" The waiter said that he goofed and another table had ordered the exact same main courses. He brought the salads and then the main courses. The food was rather dry - leading me to question whether the main courses really were for another table or just held in a warmer while we had the salads. One course, tuna, was overcooked, which we sent back. They prepared another tuna quickly, but that mistake threw off everyone's dinner. The dinner was disappointing. Anyone can make a mistake but I don't think they should have let us leave without doing something for us. I won't rush back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Don't be fooled by the strip mall facade: inside the food is excellent and the service attentive. We chose Oakville for dinner prior to a Strathmore show (its about 5-10 minutes away) and they got us out in plenty of time. Our party of four ordered the lemongrass shrimp, the rockfish (2) and the trout, and they were all were delicious. We remarked that every dinner entree on the menu looked worth ordering, and we will very likely return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Very bad experience. We arrived and were ignored. Had to insist we had a reservation. Was told we could either eat at the bar or go to a restaurant next door. The lady at the restaurant kept looking after guests who arrived after us. Finally we left to find somewhere else to eat. Will never go there again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Settled in a pleasant, upscale strip mall, with plenty of parking, Oakville Grille draws us back time after time for small lunch groups. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is excellent. Tables are arranged so that up to four people can carry on their own conversations without interruption. Oakville Grille has become a favorite place to meet a couple of friends."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Although we were on time for our reservation our table wasn't ready so we were sent to the teeny tiny bar. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful picking a unique martini. We waited about 10 minutes to be seated at our table. The seabass dish was very good. My dining partner had the scallops that were excellent. Overall very nice experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We found Oakville Grill to be a perfect place to come to with another couple. Noise level was low and we could have normal conversation. Food was excellent. Preparation and presentation top notch. We each had seafood and each different. All enjoyed. Loved they had sugar free dessert. Strongly recommend."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Nice white table clothes, wait staff is attentive, average age was 70. My Ahi tuna salad was gross. This was not the quality of tuna I expected and the cabbage salad was severely overdressed. I don't think I do back to try something else.I had heard good things but what I tried wasn't one of them."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had not been back to Oakville for quite some time. We had a wonderful meal with great service and we could actually hear each other without raising our voices above conversation level."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Valentine's evening they were very busy. When we entered there was no hostess at the stand for 5-10 minutes. Then when she did come she seemed a bit frazzled and somewhat ran us to the table. We did both really enjoy our main entrees (surf and turf and rockfish). I debated between dessert offerings. Our server recommended the key lime pie, which I found just okay (I am somewhat a key lime connoisseur). They were a bit overwhelmed on this night and consistency in service suffered. We never received the rose (husband grabbed himself on the way out) or complimentary glass of champagne as stated on the website for the evening. But, I will go again (as we did enjoy our meal) to see if we have a better experience on a regular evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was edible. Service was lacking. Won't be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wines were good, but the restaurant overbooked and didn't have a table for us (we waited). When we were seated, the wait was at least an hour for our food to arrive, and when it did, it really just OK. Avoid the mushroom Pad Thai if you go."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been to the Oakville Grille a couple times and the food was fantastic each time. We typically love to order seafood, and the chef really knows how to cook fish and scallops perfectly. The wait staff are professional and fun, and the overall experience was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation at Oakville Grill for Valentine's Day and when we got there, we were put at a table in Gepetto Restaurant which is a much more casual place and were not given a choice. We had to pay the price of a fancier restaurant for a casual atmosphere which we did not want. We also had to wait an hour and 45 minutes for our food. I will NEVER go back again. They ruined out night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I especially like the restaurant's willingness to allow substitutions of various proteins on the different salad choices. I added crabmeat to the Hearts of Palm Salad"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Oakville Grill is consistently great. Friendly, attentive service, great food, great wine list. A GEM!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Oakville Grille was very quiet on Super Bowl Sunday, making it a good choice for dinner with friends and meaningful conversation. The menu is varied and food preparation is done well, but entrees are pricey (about $4 too high across the board, in my opinion). Our waiter was charming and attentive, but not pushy, which made for a very nice experience. The restaurant has a pleasant ambience but is far too brightly lit, which takes away from the overall nice environment of the dining room."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The menu selection was superb--many choices and many unique variants. The service was also perfect..and of of the best benefits of Bethesda is that there is ample free parking and one can make reservations."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My wife and I returned to Oakville Grill for a quiet Saturday evening dinner. The food was good and the service was excellent. We both had seafood and enjoyed the meals."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The varied menu items were all appealing, and delicious. The noise level grew to be so loud, one had to raise one's voice above the norm to be heard at a table for two. The staff most courteous, service excellent."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Oakville Grille has always been one of my favorite dining spots - great service, great food, moderate noise level makes it easy to converse with others. Mostly noted is the consistency of the service and food!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Oakville Grill. Their menu was creative and the food well prepared. ambiance was quiet enough for a good discussion."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Oakville Grill is always consistent as far as great food and service. My only comment is that they never seem to change the menu."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been regulars at OAKVILLE for many years and are consistently happy with our meals. Great to have a tablecloth restaurant in the suburbs. Food is outstanding. Another reason that we continue to return is that Ida greets us warmly and like friends. A few years ago we requested a chocolate dessert to be added the menu and it appeared."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I went in a party of 3, and we each order a different dish. All the food was absolutely fantastic. The lamb, Australian steak, and chicken were all done to perfection. The portions were acceptable, but small for the price. That said, I wasn't expecting diner-sized portions, but the lamb was $30+ for 3 bones. The service was good, but when we moved tables due to a draft, it definitely got thrown off. The wine list was long, but nothing spectacular to me. Overall I would say it's not cheap, but an excellent place to try a few meals at; and if you find the one you love, I'm sure it's well worth the price."
    Dined on 1/5/2014