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Flight Wine Bar

4.7
274 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Flight is an intimate restaurant and wine bar in the historic Chinatown neighborhood of DC. The award-winning wine list is curated by husband and wife duo and sommeliers, Kabir Amir and Swati Bose. The globally-diverse wine list is paired with a small seasonal dinner menu. Friendly and knowledgeable staff make the experience delightful. Reservations recommended due to limited seating.

We are a no tip restaurant. In lieu of tipping, we add a 20% service charge to each check to support a living wage for our entire team. 100% of the service charge goes towards wages for our employees.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 274 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jenny
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely return here. Great menu concept and the beef skewers were tasty.

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AnahitaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to try new wines and have good food on the side! Amazing Staff and beautiful interiors

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ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice wines and friendly service.

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SKM89
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to learn about or try new wine. Must try.

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Brittany
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable! The wine was also amazing. A beautiful experience!

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AlexandraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, service, and hospitality in a welcoming environment.

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Pratik
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The owner came out and recommended wines. He was very knowledgable and we ended up getting a bottle from a region we haven't tried before, that turned out to be exceptional.

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vipReelLife
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love exploring the new glasses to taste on their menu. Flight never disappoints. Cathy and Fiona always do a great job of introducing me to something new and delicious.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner here. Enjoyed multiple wine flights. Wait staff were incredibly helpful, attentive and swapped wine out to ensure we were happy.

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DrLR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine, food, and service! And they offer both indoor and outdoor seating, so guests can do what's most comfortable for them.

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NSandy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fantastic wine flights and the delicious cheese board before dinner elsewhere. The owners were so accommodating and offered cocktail recommendations for the lone non wine drinker. We had so much fun we ended our evening with a nightcap back at Flight. I don’t think I’ve ever frequented the same bar twice in one night. Excellent all around!

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Tots
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was looking forward to Flight, but was ultimately pretty disappointed. The wait staff was extremely curt and seemed to be pressuring us constantly — either to order, to order more, or to wrap up. This was a bit confusing because, as it is, there was barely anyone there. In other words, folks weren’t waiting for a table to open up. I found the general atmosphere to be uncomfortable, and frankly, the wines I tasted were nothing much to speak of. Acceptable, but nothing great. Certainly not worth it and will not be returning or recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christy was amazing!!! So sweet and knowledgeable about the wine I chose. The charcuterie board was delish!! Highly recommend!!

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Person
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first occasion out for wine and apps since the pandemic began. Flight is one of the places I really missed during that time. It was lovely to see Fiona again and step back into the ambience of the indoor space, even though the usual crowd was missing. The outdoor tables are a lovely setting for enjoying a great glass or two (or three) of wine with friends. So happy to be back, and can't wait for gatherings there with my favorite peeps again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Flight was fantastic. The ambiance was 10/10 and the concept is brilliant. However, for the amount of money we paid for the cheese & charcuterie, I felt like we should have gotten more. Altogether, we had a great experience and would come back again.

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Mairs
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff was very rude/ unprofessional

CM
vipCarolineM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Saturday night dinner with my partner here! It’s like a funky cave and it is a GREAT place for a date night or anything. The servers were so nice, helpful and very knowledgeable! We were very pleased. Each got a wine flight and an extra glass. As well as potatoes, a cheese plate, and Arancini! All amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The flights were expensive for the amount of wine served. Also, we had to purchase food. But, the food was not good at all. The staff were helpful and friendly, but that's really my only positive about my dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and wine!

MC
vipMiaCaro
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had Kristy (sorry for spelling incorrectly, if so) as our server and she was WONDERFUL. She was patient and knowledgeable and so, so pleasant. The whole evening was great. My friends and I ordered a flight each and the pours were generous and the information cards, helpful. I probably wouldn't come here for the food as it's not the best (it was fine in tasting, but go for snacks, not a meal) but I will absolutely come back for more wine. We sat outside so it was a little louder than normal (#citylife) but still intimate and nice. There are heaters in case it's a little chilly outside. The tall buildings prevent a lot of sun exposure, so keep that in mind. In all, the service is 10/10 as is the wine. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine list, exceptional and friendly service. Truly a fantastic experience all around.

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keithbelk
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, great food and great service. A relaxing and visual setting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious wine! We can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was fine. Portions were very small.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. Food and wine were both excellent and the service was incredible. The staff were not only very knowledgeable, but extremely friendly and made for a great evening.

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vipBarbarap
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and we will be back!

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Jake
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine & food - the staff is incredible. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine, amazing food. They should be a winner of the James Beard Wine Presentation award for 2021!! WELL DESERVED!

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vipDonatello
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Flight Wine Bar is in a unique position as it offers a wide selection of wines from around the world, as well as domestic spirits. Just on the end of Chinatown, it’s not the kind of place you’d expect by an entertainment center and cultural epicenter, but it manages to bring a nice balance of small intimacy and laidback decor. The flight options are pretty extensive, but slightly overpriced in my opinion (three 2oz pours for $18).

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fiona! Was amazing! So knowledgeable and fun!

MC
MadelineC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and extremely delicious food and wine flights, highly recommend!!

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RyanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, cheese board, and fantastic service! Highly recommend!

JF
vipJFK1
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Place is kind of a joke as a wine bar. The wine selection is not well known, but lot of sub $20 vintages that they sell for $16 glass or overpriced flights. And what’s with the sandwiches? Weird

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LiM7
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was really great. They have a great selection of wine. The food menu is small but delicious, with a good variety.

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vipReelLife
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovey experience with outdoor dining - plenty of space and heat lamps. Fiona recommended a gorgeous white that paired perfectly with shrimp. Hope to be back again soon!

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vipNoway
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food and wine were overpriced. Would not recommend.

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Dieter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our Waitress was very knowledgeable about all the wines and pairings. The owner was very accommodating. it was an amazing stop!

JB
JohnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is wonderful. Food and wine are amazing. Service is impeccable. Dining here is truly an experience. Will return again and again.

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PearleP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for Saturday 2/13 at 6:30pm to have some wine before a dinner reservation. I wish I could remember our servers name she was EXCEPTIONAL! So friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the wine. I can't say enough about her. The bar was beautiful. We were offered hand sanitizer and distanced from other tables and felt very safe. We'll be coming back for certain. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Outstanding service, selection, price, atmosphere—the only thing lacking was food but you shouldn’t really be going to a wine bar for amazing food.
Fiona, the waitress made our night. Her knowledge of wine is phenomenal and her kindness was just as great.
Will definitely be back and highly recommend to others.

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You can order delivery directly from Flight Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Flight Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 864-6445.

Flight Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.

Flight Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://flight.inkind.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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