Nice feel, good food.
Very nice. Great food & service. Was ridiculously loud which stood out even more because the vast majority of the voices were female. Still, would definitely recommend.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service was great. The food was amazing and it came pretty quickly after we ordered it.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vinoteca is amazing. I believe the owner is half Swedish and half Colombian and the restaurant completely portrays this mixture of culture: Beautiful, elegant, classy, and fun. On Sunday nights they play Spanish music. Great food, amazing Argentinian wine and Sparkling.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the inside of the wine
While the inside of the wine bar is relatively small, it isn't uncomfortably so. On Sunday mornings, it does tend to be a bit more lively because of the brunch scene (20 and 30 somethings like myself and we tend to get a bit rowdier when we drink). The outdoor patios in the front and back give the bar more space and when its warm they are a great option. The mimosas are delightful, the staff is awesome, and the service is really quick. Overall I would recommend Vinoteca for almost any one. Have fun! Cheers!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Acoustic nightmare unfortunately
Acoustic nightmare unfortunately as the food and service are excellent. It's impossible to have any conversation without shouting.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great light dinner
We had a great light dinner of snacks, and the gnocchi was fabulous.
Service was outstanding. We were there for over 2 hours, and had a lovely experience.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch spot
Love this place even though I've only been here for brunch (twice). The food was so delicious, whole wheat pancakes were a huge hit. Generous portions, wonderfully prepared.
There is an adorable outdoor area, sadly the weather did not cooperate for us when we were there. We definitely want to go back to drink some wine, eat some great appetizers and play some bocce at another time.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, wonderful wine list
What we noted (positively): Lots of little tapas-style foods; offers menu with wine pairings; offers flights of wine (3 or more little glasses) for those interested in tasting multiple wines. Has a nice bar section, as well as dining area; we went for dinner, but probably also a great place for happy hours or late night drinks & snacks.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Meal in a Long Time
I've been to a fair amount of restaurants in DC that fall in a similar category to this one and I have to say that this was the best experience I have had in a very long time, if not the best overall. The restaurant is very comfortable inside and I have outstanding service. The food was all incredibly prepared, fresh, and presented very well. Their wine pairing is spot on and the server was able to offer a very brief description of why each wine was chosen with a particular dish. Outstanding experience and highly recommended.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than expected
We had a great meal at Vinoteca. Having been there a few times for wine and drinks only, we weren't sure how the food would be - and whether it would be enough food. We had a great meal and would highly recommend the Prix fixe meal as everything was excellent and we were full afterwards! The gnocchi was amazing, as were the fish and filet specials. The chocolate dessert was also wonderful.
The only thing I would caution against is the wine pairing. Although it was nice to try different wines with each course, each pour was barely half a glass, which was disappointing for the $20 extra we paid to add pairings. Next time I'll get a bottle or just drink a single glass each but still go with the prix fixe.
Our server Eugene was phenomenal!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
a real gem in the area. the food was the real star. probably one of the best duck dishes I've ever had. the wine pairing is a must. the pours are small but if you like their suggestions you can always order more.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved our dinner, the food and our server was great. They were very accommodating considering we had a friend from out of town send a bottle of wine, a soda, and dessert to our table. The cheese plates were really good. They did both the duck and the burgers well!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice service ... Good food
Enjoyed the place. Laid back but sophisticated menu. They have sandwiches as well as charcuterie on the menu. Great libation list. Nice playlce for outside drinks and people watching
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vinoteca Deilvers: Nice Back Bar
Great scene, great service never quiet or dull front, middle our outdoors. Great food always loud gotta love VINOTECA!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for brunch and had some
Went for brunch and had some great stuff. Whole wheat pancakes were fluffly and not too huge. Pork shoulder omelet was also delish. Their bottomless pitchers are a great deal, but single glasses are a steal at $3/each. I stuck with Kir Royale which was a great complement to my meal. Yum!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cannot remember our waiter's name but he was wonderful and very attentive. He answered all of our questions and offered great insight. Brunch is yummy! Can't wait to go back for lunch and dinner!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch service combined
Top notch service combined with excellent wine and food. Known for small plates, this is not the place if you want a large meal. Also great spaces, back bar, front patio, and interior which was quiet and perfect for our party of five.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very creative chef and great servic
We've been here twice now and the menu has been exceptional both times, featuring lots of creative dishes with plenty of veggie options. The soups are especially good. This visit featured an amazing side dish based on carrots. The wine selections are very, very good: be sure to try a flight or two. Our waiter, Marcella, was just right: genuinely friendly and attentive, making perfect recommendations when we requested them.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try their pancakes or the duck confit eggs benedict! And always, always opt for the bottomless mimosas/bellinis! ;-)
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The front patio is perfect
The front patio is perfect for brunch, with almost every table in the shade. The presentation is elegant, but the prices are reasonable (for DC). Intriguing that a mimosa costs less than a glass of OJ.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent date restaurant
Went here on a second date. We had a great time. Food was good. Wine was good. Everything was pricey.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monday Night DInner
Great choice for dinner! All the food was great (burger, gnocchi, and bison) and the wine list was great! Our server was excellent and very nice. The restaurant was not packed so was nice and quiet.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
With inventive, festive drinks and great apps like the "tomato con panna," I can see why this place had a bustling bar AND crowded outdoor bocce ball court!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bottomless Done Right
The waiters here are amazing. They would not let my mimosa run dry. Food was great too though the selection is somewhat limited everything I've had here is tasty. Sound level was pretty loud-- we had a table of 10 or so but I could only physically hear the folks to my immediate left and right.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good and ambience
Food was good and ambience was nice. Service was attentive. Busboy over poured water twice, once dripping some water on my husbands pants.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great wine list, nice small
Great wine list, nice small plates. Our squid was overbooked but the server was very professional in taking it back. A little dark for reading menus and such
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall great experience!
This was a great experience. Our server was well versed concerning the wine list and menu. The food was outrageously good. The cheese plate was good. The amount you get for your money concerning the size of cheese was not. That is my only complaint. I cannot wait to revisit. What a great evening.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM