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Flight Wine Bar

4.8
247 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.

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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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 247 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was fine. Portions were very small.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and we will be back!

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Jake
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
9 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!

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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
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJFK1
Detroit
17 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
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
12 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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice place for happy hour/just quick dinner with a friend loved it and the selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flight was a great place to get the evening going, with fun and unique tasting sets to try. Wait staff was attentive and very serious about today's precautions and contact tracing.

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vipJordan
London
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time sitting outside on the patio last night. Fiona was absolutely lovely and did an amazing job. COVID has made many things hard but she made our experience safe, enjoyable, and fun.

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Ashish
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Wait staff was very helpful and did an excellent job with keeping distance and restrictions

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Nanaem
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent care about Covid and excellent service.

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SASA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID its hard to get out and enjoy a restaurant. However, Flight has handled the social distancing, food, and service with so much class and especially cleanliness. The service is wonderful and so is the wait staff. Our food came out on time, and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine recommendation. Looking forward to coming back in a few weeks.

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vipScottB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, wine, and food were all fantastic. We each had a wine flight and shared a charcuterie board that was wonderful. The tables were spread out well, servers were thoughtful ands safe during the entire meal, and we felt comfortable enjoying our time there from beginning to end. DEFINITELY recommend a night out at Flight.

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RebeccaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my favorite go to places! Finally was able to bring my boyfriend here and we had an awesome time. Per usual, Fiona was amazing - definitely recommend!

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RebeccaK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My go to! Absolutely love the people that work here, the atmosphere, and the wine of course! When their full menu comes back, definitely get the chocolate mousse-it’s to die for! Wonderful COVID accommodations clearly laid out, gave us hand sanitizer, and they even included alcohol wipes to wipe down our cards after we paid! Couldn’t recommend Flight enough!!

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ChandlerN
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really great spot for some casual drinks at a reasonable price. Flight concept is very fun and let's you sample a wide variety of wines.

If any suggestions I would just say to look at expanding the menu for both wines and food. I think people come for the opportunity to sample diverse wines and would appreciate the increase in options

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DCinDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun night! Sat outside on the sidewalk, wait staff was on top of hygiene. Super friendly, knowledgeable Fiona made the night. Get the smashed potatoes. Or don't, because the olives and the blue cheese are also outstanding. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipStephenS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wine bar in DC! Amazing selection and incredibly knowledgeable staff. Whether you’re looking for classic favorites, upstart locals, or delicious novel wines, they have it at Flight! The bartender will find the wine (or whisky) to suit your desires. We had several tastes and settled on a lovely bottle and accompanying charcuterie plate. Definitely planning on returning.

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I'd been here and I have to say, it was FANTASTIC!! Other than the weather being way too HOT (my date felt more comfortable sitting outside in the 100-degree temps due to COVID, but inside - when I used the restroom - seemed very safe, empty, and very clean to me), everything else was perfect! The server made the recommendation for my wine flight and after having some ice cold water to help with the heat, I had the nice rose - one sparkling and the others flat and he told me in what order to drink them .. the BEST I've had. And the food was absolutely AMAZING!! I cannot recommend this place enough!!

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GrantParkFoodLover
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wine bar in ALL of DC. Excellent food and service. Also a great place for outside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service!!! Called ahead to let them know my reservation was for a friends birthday. They happily arranged a bottle of sparkling wine be delivered to the table upon our arrival and when they did they wished my friend a happy birthday. Just amazing service over the phone and at the restaurant, super friendly, nice, attentive, and accommodating.

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vipCarenE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had wonderful service from Fiona. She was attentive and made great selections for our flights of wine. The food was also excellent. My only caveat is that there are only 3-4 happy hour food items. Wish there were a few others.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Arrived right at 5pm they open and sat at the bar with my sister. Few people were already waiting outside and since it’s kinda small, would suggest getting there early. Nice wine selection and prices for HH. Snack for HH limited but full menu with some great options.

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vipBeJust
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner and drinks for a friend at Flight Wine Bar Saturday evening. We arrived early for our reservation and was shown to a table in an area we requested. The variety of wines and thoughtful groupings to make flights was impressive! We had a few tastes of certain wines to help us decide on the combinations we liked, and each of us ordered a flight. It was fun to learn about new wines and enjoy old favorites. Also ordered dinner, each ordering a different entrée and everyone was pleased. I had the faro and cauliflower entrée and it was truly a delight! The faro gives a wonderfully rich flavor, and the prep make it cream almost like a risotto. While I would cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces, it was nicely grilled. My companions had the salmon and a shrimp dish and we all enjoyed it. Dessert was another flight of wine.

Our waiter, without our prompting, applied a discount to our tab as a courtesy for those attending a performance at Shakespeare Theater (we had just seen The Amen Corner, also wonderful). We appreciated his thoughtfulness. Great wines, service and food. We will definitely be back!

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vipdcworker
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything is good. The food menu is limited and the wine menu is extensive. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great wine!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and fun place. The food and wine were great. They have a really creative menu. We'll be back. The staff were all very professional courteous and very responsive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day - excellent 4 course dinner with wine pairings. Our service was excellent too. I always enjoy the vibe of the place and have a great time.

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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 4.8 stars by 247 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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