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Slate Wine Bar
Slate Wine Bar

Slate Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://slatewinebar.com
  • Phone: (202) 333-4304
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 4:00


    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Slate Wine Bar
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is a casual neighborhood wine bar with an emphasis on small production and sustainably produced wines from all over the world, paired with new American cuisine ranging from light snacks to three course meals. By the glass wines and bottle selections are supplemented with a range of changing features as well as house sparkling, white and red wines. Craft and premium beers and classic cocktails are also available. Space is available for private events and Slate regularly hosts its own events including wine tasting seminars, wine dinners, and beer tastings. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I generally resent paying DC prices for burgers, but this was an exception. Quality beef that was perfectly cooked and served on a lovely roll. I'd do that again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Love the space, vibe, food, wine, and especially, the service and people who work there. I have had delicious apps, hamburgers, chicken, and really great pairing suggestions with cool, lesser-known wines. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here as a surprise for his 25th birthday and we had a great time. Service was outstanding and really made him feel special. The food was very good and paired well with the wine/beer recommendations. The ambiance was also intriguing. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Had a weekday dinner with my sweetie. He had the burger, which he loved, with an Old Fashioned. I had the Eggplant Parmesan and a lovely glass of red wine recommended by out waitress. We both left full and content. I would definitely recommend Slate Wine Bar and Bistro to a friend. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our compliments to Alahin, who provided impeccable service on our first visit to the restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day. His knowledge of food and wine pairings and overall suggestions were excellent, adding to the satisfaction of our experience. I particularly enjoyed the scallops appetizer, and loved the Prima Spanish wine recommended to complement our entrees (these were also very good)."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were staying just afew blocks away from Slate and found it on Open Table. We weere pleasantly surprised by the excellent food, comfortable atmosphere and good cocktails. I would recommend it to anyone traveling and staying in the 2200 blocks of Wisconsin Avenure in Geaogetown, Washington D.C.."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The drinks are good but the good is not. I guess that is to be expected of a wine bar "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "A coupon brought me to Slate on March 15, 2014. The menu consists of small plates which is often my preference. Our server was attentive, friendly and prompt. It's a small restaurant and you are very close to your neighbors but for a casual meal, it's worth a try."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I had a wonderful lunch. My friend and I had the soup of the day, which was carrot ginger. Then I had the fish tacos (the best I ever had), and my friend had the catch of the day, which was a red snapper (he loved it). We were working so we didn't drink any wine, but we can't wait to go back and try some of the wines. The wine list has some of the best values in town!!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Service was a bit slow at times as there was only 1 waitress. The wine bottle we ordered initially was not available so we each had a different glass. Pan seared scallops were well prepared in a cream corn sauce with a bit of spinach. Caesar salad was very light on the dressing and just okay. Bread pudding was delicious, creamy and just the right amount of spicy sweetness. Key lime tart was more like a cheesecake with only a hint of lime in it but had a nice graham cracker crust. Wines were not that impressive for a wine bar and the waitress didn't really help since she admitted to being a beer drinker herself."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food here was not bad, but also not fantastic. The service was exceptional from our waiters, although the meal was rather slow in arriving. I ordered a hamburger since nothing really caught my fancy on the menu and I was craving red meat. I ordered medium rare. It came medium at best. Hamburger was $14 with the option to add multiple extras for $2 each. Bacon, a fried egg, cheese. I can understand bacon perhaps, but an egg for two bucks? A slice of cheese? Cheese should be included on a 14 dollar burger. Others in our party agreed that the food was not bad, but nothing spectacular. Bottom line: For the money, find somewhere else to go until this restaurant makes some changes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was very good, with one exception - the mussels! Some were so small, I thought the shell was empty. The restaurant did an excellent job of curing the problem by getting me something else and making the rest of our stay quite enjoyable. I did really want the mussels, though and am surprised that anything that small would be served, in the first place,"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great place to have small plates. Lots of young people. Very good food, but be careful not to order too much!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Both of us enjoyed our meal at Slate wine bar February 14. The ahi tuna poke was a nice starter but the duck egg roll was the best thing I had all night. My date had the duck entree which was ordered rare and was very good. I had the steak (ordered medium-rare) with frites and I would not score it any higher than "fair." It was served just above room temperature which was a shame because the mustard/pepper sauce works much better when very hot. I should have sent it back but it was late and I was hungry and it was slow to begin with. Were it not for this problem I would have rated Slate higher. I have had better meals for a lot less money elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was surprised that there was ONLY ONE menu and it was the Valentines' Day menu. Never had raw tuna nor duck breast egg rolls. I was pleasantly surprised. Good food, classy atmosphere, good wines and a free red rose to boot, will return!!! I also enjoyed the Pinot Noir (the red wine) and the sparkling white wine given last night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Codsidering the price the food should come up a notch"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went for lunch and really enjoyed the food and wine. The half sandwich or salad with soup fit us perfectly and there were plenty of excellent wine options."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Went here because I had a groupon deal for it. Loved it here. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. Never would have known about it without the groupon deal, but I am really glad I went and will 100% go back here. The flights of wine were reasonably prices and the small plates were awesome."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Super tiny but quaint wine bar nestled in Glover Park. Probably about 15 tables total with a small lofted upstairs. Food was great, service was fantastic and the private selection had something for everyone."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The ambience was great, the wine list was fabulous, especially the extensive Oregon Pinot Noir selection (we hail from the Pacific North West), hat's off to the sommelier! The food flavors were good but our entrees were both cool by the time we got them, which made them harder to enjoy because I had to eat fast to maintain any semblance of warmth! Our lovely server replaced the burnt dessert brownie with one that was delicious. We supposed that the reason for these shortcomings was the very large and busy party upstairs. We look forward to giving it another try, on a night less busy! We are not food snobs, but have traveled and eaten around the world enough to feel that our food on that night was "fair." Next time we hope "great!""
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Ambience was rated a 3 b/c it was terribly cold. Upstairs seemed nice toasty. It was cold out side, but there was a door with a current covering & it still shouldn't have been that cold. Had to leave my coat on during dinner. Food & Beverage was great!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I chose Slate for Restaurant Week to take C on our first date. It was definitely the right choice. When we arrived and gave the hostess/bartender the reservation information, she told us it would only be a moment while our table was being prepared and explained a few of her favorite dishes while we waited-a nice personal touch. She also offered the regular menu for us to see as well. We both selected different items for our 3 course meal and shared tastes of each, everything we ordered was exceptional. We also opted for the 3-half glass wine pairings for our courses, at $18 I thought it was a worthy add-on. This restaurant knows wine, knows good food, and knows how to put it together. It is very likely I will be back to Slate."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I had a great brunch here on a quiet Sunday afternoon. My friend had a ham and eggs breakfast sandwich with french toast for bread, which was amazing, and I had perfectly done steak and eggs. I love the restaurant's interior, and I love the food. And it's never very busy, although I can't understand why. Go here!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "had an absolute ball here on NYE. the Pre-fix menu was delicious and they accommodated a special request. the scene is fun - casual but chic - not pretentious or over the top. the food was to die for - the shrimp course we had was amazing. and even though we had 5 courses - with wine - it wasn't overly filling. it was perfect. a great deal if you ask me. service was 5-star. we'll be back for sure"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Very disappointing brunch. Ice cold ketchup for tepid home fries that were soft and greasy. Little ham on stale English muffin with the eggs benedict order. Server unaware of prices, menu details. Will not be back."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went to try to support a neighborhood restaurant, particularly one in a location where restaurants have struggled. Much to our disappointment, our meal was mediocre at best. One entree wasn't an option for that night, and they didn't have a soup of the day. Also, bizarre to not have hot tea as an option on a cold winter night. Noise wise we were the only diners, yet the dining area was so loud as the kitchen staff and serving staff were disruptive and talking and laughing with raised voices. Total customers dining - 2. Total customers returning - 0."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "For a wine bar, there aren't very many wines served by the glass to choose from. Also, the food is just ok. The menu looks promising, but they don't deliver."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Slate is a tucked away gem. The restaurant has a small door entrance and very little store front view, thus my reference of being tucked away. Once you enter it there is only a curtain as an entrance to the bar/dining room. The bar was very inviting and would be a great neighborhood wine bar hangout. The decor is clean and sparse with hangings of old corkscrew collections. The ceiling is wood plank giving a more rustic feeling and a nice touch.. I always appreciate finding personal wine collections as they are cherished by others. The spices of the food is the key.they were not subtle, however provided unique flavors which tantalize your taste buds. Daniel, the proprietor, kept a keen eye out for quality service and customer satisfaction."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We live in the neighborhood and REALLY want Slate to be a success. We had dinner on Friday night and it is our opinion they just can't seem to get it together. They've upgraded the kitchen team as the food is better but service was slow. My husband's mussels had good flavor, but were cold. Even the broth was at best lukewarm ...so you know they were sitting out for some serious time before the server brought our food. We waited long for them so there was no point sending them back. My rockfish, however, was good and light. The price point of the food is what you pay for a nice meal out, and we always leave finding our experience to be on the low side of average. Maybe just consider being a wine bar?"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Slate was almost empty when we arrived -- there were a number of items that were not available on the menu, and the portions were odd... The wait staff said there was a new chef, so perhaps they are working out the kinks. I hope so because this has been a favorite spot in the past -- but this time around, it was disappointing."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Slate has delicious small plates and, as one would hope in a wine bar, fantastic wines."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The hard copy menu and online menu would benefit consistency; it would help if the servers knew in advance what dishes are not available; we waited 15-25 minutes for our wine, only to be told that bottle is out and offered a higher priced one; the food had a decent flavor; two tables by us said the opposite; we had to ask other staff members for assistance."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Even though the place was full and they were busy, we were seated quickly and the staff very attentive. Specials that day were very good but we would go back to try more of the wine selections."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "First of all, when we sat down the server began with the list of foods they were out of: tuna, shrimp, bibb lettuce, romaine, risotto, and ketchup. Luckily, most of us planned to order mussels and fries (without ketchup). Unfortunately, when the mussels came, it was the smallest portion of mussels I have EVER received at a restaurant. We thought it must be some mistake, or that a second (hot) serving was brought after the first was eaten. This was not the case. We will not be going back!"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "burger was great as well as the fish and chips!! different style cole slaw added a nice touch"
    Dined on 9/9/2013
  • "Food was mediocre and service was very slow, but friendly. They gave us doughnuts on the house and offered champagne/rose on the house to make up for the slow service. Cute building."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "The kitchen was very willing to work with a food allergy and created a variation of each dish we were interested in. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "My Lady and I went to Slate during restaurant week. We stopped at the bar on the way in and the bartender was wonderful! He made my lady a wonderful gin cocktail with cinnamon that was delicious! He talked about how they came up with various cocktails and told the tales with verve! We were seated for dinner and really enjoyed the service, as our waitress was wonderful! The food, I'm sorry to say, was just ok. I had the Filet Mignon medalions, and the flavor was good, but they didn't have the mignon texture one expects. They felt more like sirloin. My lady had a rissotto dish, which was also ok, but just didn't have that last bit of flavor you want. We will certainly come back to Slate again and try some different dishes. The service great!"
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "This was my first time there. Our waitress was Karina. She was wonderful and made my time there wonderful. The wine was absolutely delicious. I only had the asparagus but it was so good! I will be going back!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "I can't wait to return to this establishment. The crab mac 'n cheese was delicious, and the house white wine was a perfect accompaniment."
    Dined on 7/20/2013