Oakville Grille and Wine Bar
Oakville Grille and Wine Bar

Oakville Grille and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oakvillewinebar.com/home.html
  • Phone: 3018979100x
  • 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 3018979100x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Oakville Grille and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)special occasion (43)great for lunch (41)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (20)romantic (16)good for groups (14)great for brunch (10)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Wonderful spot!
    MrsK5
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My daughter lives in Bethesda and has always wanted to try Oakville Grille! So when we visited we went there and it was great! The menu selections were perfect - there was something for everyone's taste! The wine was lovely and the service just perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BumbleVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Good food and service, but pricey. Especially for the portion sizes. calamari was delicious, especially with the dipping sauces of cocktail and tar tar. Side salad way over priced at 10 dollars. Maybe for a special occasion but as a regular night out for a party of 3 without alcohol a bill of over 115 dollars without tip is excessive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A local favorite
    PickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We go to the Oakville Grille almost weekly. The staff knows us and usually knows what we are going to order before we say anything. We often go with different friends who enjoy it as much as we do. Their fish is particularly good and always fresh. I also like the chicken which is served with a delicious twice-baked potato. The wine list is nice and wines by the glass are reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Lovers Find
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Delicious food and excellent wine list! We enjoyed ourselves totally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again
    LightningSailor
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent, and their wine selection is superb. We often go for special occasions, and we've never been disappointed whether with meat, poultry or fish. The salads are good and the calamari was tender and flavorful. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    unseen18VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised with our dinner at Oakville. The menu was interesting and innovative. The smoked salmon pizza was very good. My scallops were perfect, some of the best I have ever eaten. My husbands steak was cooked exactly as he wanted it. The service could not have been nicer. All in all it was a very nice evening here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always love it here! Food and service is consistent--great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The seafood salads are amazing
    PRawlinsVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Each shrimp, scallop or salmon salad I've had is perfect. Light, perfect quantities of ingredients, and tasty! Their specials menu is always a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three and a half stars
    LPG1VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My lunch companion really enjoyed the "crab tower," but my Santa Fe Salad was marred by a very peculiar tasting lime vinaigrette and a mound of limp tortilla shreds. (On the other hand, the salad's avocado was plentiful and perfectly ripe.) Despite the uneven food, I'd return to Oakville Grille because it offers good service and a serene atmosphere perfect for conversation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oakville is A-OK
    leniVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Oakville is in a pleasant strip shopping center with upscale shops. It fits right in. The restaurant is pretty with white table cloths and a rose on every table. The food is well flavored and creative. I had a delicious grilled mushroom salad! My colleague had a salad with salmon which he said was very good. We did not have wine, but there are MANY wines available by the glass and the selections are broad and good. Bread are freshly made and creative as well. Tables are well spaced so it is easy to talk.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    pokn
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When this place first opened they were great. As most places, they quickly went down hill. We heard they had gotten better lately, so we gave it another shot. Frankly the food was average at best and some items were just plain BAD. Very disappointed! We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marty
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    A very nice spot in a quiet shopping center with outdoor seating and a lovely dining room. Very polite, attentive, and accommodating staff. We had some well prepared dishes including a zesty gazpacho with lots of diced cucumber, celery and onions, and a well seasoned rock fish with orzo. Chef doesn't lean on salt like so many do.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite place to dine!
    Sabrina
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The Oakville Grill is our special night out restaurant! We just enjoyed our anniversary dinner there. The Caesar salad and pistachio encrusted rockfish is the perfect meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jan18
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Service and food at Oakville Grill is superb. I discovered it in the past few months and have enjoyed it every time I have been.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    debandjim
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I was there with a group of 9. Service was great, food was exceptional, all enjoyed their meal. Will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice but much too noisy
    anonymous
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oakville Grille - is excellent
    leniVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but Pricey
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    newfind
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliably good
    SilverSpringDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual elegance
    CiaoMaineVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gman
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food and service were great. The noise level, however, was distracting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably excellent
    SilverSpringDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Good place for lunch, or for dinner (especially before Strathmore. We come often. Pasta and salads especially good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Place Close to home
    lgowen
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific lunch
    girlsluncherVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The best seasonal salads close to the office. Easy in and out!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good
    LindylooVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate dinner
    Chatterboxx1969VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 577 reviews are from the Oakville Grille and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • A good excuse to stay close to home
    Sandra
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Gem near Strathmore
    Herbert
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place to Meet Friends
    Rocket
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    debandjim
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were impressed with our entire experience, including the menu, wine opt, food preparation, and service. We look forward to our return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food was some of the best we have ever had. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliably good
    Meloo2
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    PickyDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant moments
    Maggz
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had a very enjoyable, peaceful time with good wine, good food and attentive staff in a nice and comfortable surroundings. Great lunch experience .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet, convenient
    Porkmedallion
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    In a suburban strip mall, ample parking (unlike most of Bethesda), good service, broad menu, light lunch, quiet, comfortable, good service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always pleases - never disappoints
    Foodlover
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.