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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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Delicious food and excellent wine list! We enjoyed ourselves totally."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always love it here! Food and service is consistent--great neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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