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: (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 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Oakville Grille and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (63)great for lunch (42)fit for foodies (38)notable wine list (28)special occasion (23)good for groups (14)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (4)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good not great
    Kurly
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    for over $100 per couple I want to feel less cramped, I want better service, and if I request the round table, I want that too. I won't be rushing back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tompi
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Delicious food, innovative presentation and excellent service characterized our initial visit to Oakville Grill. Noise level increased with the crowd but never disrupted conversation. A neighborhood treat well worth sampling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find.
    IrnieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We keep forgetting about this very fine establishment. Each time we go there, we say to ourselves that we ought to be there more frequently. Good, well prepared food with an easy menu for almost everybody. Nice, reasonably priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely for lunch
    enjoyeatingoutVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The restaurant was very busy for lunch, but we received very nice service. We ordered a chicken salad and a portabella salad. Both were presented beautifully. The chicken was delicious and tender and my friend said that her salad was equally good. We had asked for a bright seat and were seated in the bay window, which was perfect. Ladies next to us, ordered the chicken sandwich with onion rings piled high. They said it was wonderful. I would definitely recommend going to Oakville Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky eater
    Tucker
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I am a picky eater, the one who orders and gives the waiter a list of modifications ("on the side" "no salt" "on the side"....). The food here is delicious, plated beautifully, and served at the right temperature, hot or cold. And, the menu includes a balance of fresh, healthy choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DESTINATION for FOOD & CONVERSATION!
    LoisVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    A perfect spot to meet for a business lunch or dinner or just to meet friends, especially if you begin early when it is less crowded. It is possible to to order from a healthy menu of choices. Substitutions for dietary reasons, such as my no-salt regimen, are respected and the food is tasty and imaginatively presented. A wide choice of salads adds to the problem of which of several delectable descriptions to choose. Full entrees and sandwiches are also offered but the salad was so filling, there was no space left for additional dishes...nor dessert!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine $$$
    LJKtown
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had a wonderful meal for four people celebrating a special occasion. It is expensive, however, especially if you are ordering wine. I'm not sure if it was that specific Saturday night or the time (we ate from 6-7:30 because we wanted to make it to a movie), but the clientele was definitely older...not that there's anything wrong with that ;-) !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    Sandra
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have eaten here several times and I find that not all dishes are that good; the Cornish hen was tasteless; the fish was well prepared and the sides were good, but someone needs to find that spice rack and add some excitement to the food. We'll be back anyway; it is so convenient and they do have a good menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    JFC1VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The fish, meat and chicken is always good. Salads are hearty and a wonderful lunch. Service is always great and servers are always pleasant. I eat here all the time and love it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Ricky
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great place for lunch. Good service and food. Very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grill is good
    AmyHVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food at this Wildwood shopping center establishment is not indicative of what we think of when we dine at a grill type of restaurant. And, neither are the prices. The food was good, but not memorable. If I'm going out in the middle of the week, at least Oakville, is convenient, but the prices and the food are not drawing me back there. The food attempts to be sophisticated, and I applaud the effort, but it doesn't quite cut it for me. Perhaps, if the chef made grill-tyoe food such as burgers, club sandwiches, plentiful salads, I would return for another try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food is wonderful. We tried 3 different appetizers and loved them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once a month
    enjoyeatingout
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I have a business lunch here once a month. Very good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    MollyVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Lovely atmosphere. Friendly but not hovering service. Excellent chef with varied foods. Desserts splendid
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch spot
    Friendsnlunch
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The menu is varied and the food always great. Definitely a lunch spot to recommend
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Ambiance & Service
    GourmetFoodie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared and served! Good menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu
    Sandra
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As someone who prefers to eat fish rather than meat, this place has the best selection around and prices are competitive. The Chilean sea bass was nicely prepared although it comes with risotto, which is not my favorite food, and in this case was rather tasteless. Everything else was great; the spinach salad, the bread, the drinks, the service, the dessert, etc. A wonderful restaurant to have in the neighborhood, free of parking hassles, and very popular, from what one can see.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive food and service
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were seated immediately and enjoyed wonderful cocktails. We were pleasantly surprised by the attentive wait staff. We had seafood and excellent coffee. Although this is a neighborhood restaurant, we forget how easy it is to park and how great the food always is. We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch was fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I ordered the Santa Fe salad. I thought the portion could have been a bit larger, but it tasted fine. I like how they bring slices of bread before your meal arrives.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient, good food
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For some reason when my wife and I do the inevitable: "where do you want to go for dinner?" dance, we never think of Oakville first. But once it is suggested, we frequently choose it and we have never been disappointed. We have tried both lunch and dinner. The menu has a reasonable selection of choices to suit varied tastes and every meal we have tried has been delicious. The wait staff is friendly and attentive and have never had a problem with modifications or substitutions to make it just right. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luv2garden
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our dining experience was on Monday, Labor Day. My husband and I noticed that it was largely an elderly crowd having dinner. Perhaps there is more of a mix on the weekend. We had a wine mix cocktail that was delicious. Dinner was seafood risotto. It was good, but nothing special. The calamari was rubbery, which I find more than not when I order it outside of California. We had a mushroom pizza for appetizer that was good. We will probably return for a drink and appetizer in the future.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Consistently excellent food. Five of us each had a different seafood entree and everyone was more than happy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scallop salad is to die for!
    Cary
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had the scallop salad with mango - OMG - it was absolutely delicious and neither one of us left a bite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • JFC1VIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 63 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 597 reviews are from the Oakville Grille and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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