Greenhouse Bistro - Tysons

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Savor. Gather. Spectate.

Greenhouse Bistro and Samovar Tea Lounge is a thoughtfully designed haven featuring three novel spaces that provide the perfect space to gather over tea and coffee, beer and nature-inspired cocktails, and urban garden cuisine in Tysons Corner.

Experience our take on American fare crafted with freshly procured ingredients from regional farms and garnished with herbs hand picked from our living wall and Urban Cultivators, located on-site in our open kitchen.

Languish in our tea lounge with a traditional samovar that continues to brew your tea at your table. Join friends and family for dinner in the garden during each season in our convertible greenhouse dining room. Cheer with us at every major sporting event. And, celebrate each occasion and achievement in our open, organic space.

We welcome you to savor, gather, and spectate naturally with us at Greenhouse Bistro and Samovar Tea Lounge.
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DM
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patio was very nice for our group dinner. Had the mix grilled which was very good!

GE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Friday brought a diverse crowd, a band, and better than average food for a relaxed place.

GL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool place, not too expensive. Interesting menu. I would recommend to f&f.

M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed with not having live entertainers and not much DJ music diversity. Previous visits were super pleasant and full of great music variety and live entertainers. These amenities brought great crowds and super pleasant atmosphere.

Strongly suggest to bring back those live entertainers, revise the DJ music selection variety, re-implement a semi formal dress code with no jeans allowed.

DS
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, great service. Excellent varied menu. Indoor area was a little noisy,but outdoor seating was fine. A very vibrant bar scene on a Friday night. Lots of alternatives on the menu, my wife likes her steak cooked extremely rare and it was done perfectly. The manager even came over to double check. Also very easy to get to in Tysons Corner. Definitely will be back !

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s a nice place with great service. The food wasn’t as top notch as we expected, especially for the price point.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The butter chicken is amazing. The entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

BS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was very good. Our service was mediocre at best. I’m not sure if they were understaffed or just don’t have great process in place. The atmosphere is energetic and the ambiance and decor is farm to table chic.

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was very slow. We did not understand why as the restaurant was practically empty. The waiter requires a lot of training. For example: When I asked him if they serve herbal tea, he responded he did not know. Then, he said there are two trays. The trays contained herbal tea. He should have just said yes and the tray over.

P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service extremely slow. Couple next to us left after waiting for an extended period and no one waiting on them.
Food is okay.
This is more of a party atmosphere - not a restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance food was excellent order delivery a little slow

CM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location. Awesome brunch menu. Perfect 10 service. Highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Our party of 6, we do not recommend. The first clue, I admit I missed. I could easily get a Mothers day reservation the Wednesday before when all other places were booked for weeks. Disorganized greeting which had 1/2 of our.party waiting while the others were actually seated.

The wait staff was polite and probably the best part of the meal. It was a Mother's Day brunch menu. Between the 6, we had 5 different meals. Pretty consistently poor, either overcooked, or not very appetizing. Very small coffee mugs (probably 6 oz) for $3 (the least of the issues mind you).

Having had it over to do, I would've accepted the.longer wait times at the preferred restaurant that didnt not accept reservations.

JE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great music, nice atmosphere! Staff is very friendly and accommodating. We will come back definitively.

JP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was just ok. The portions was small for the price. Service was average. Had to wait awhile to be waited on.

LK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We went or Easter Brunch-our first time there. There were very few people there so it was quiet. The waiter was not familiar with the brunch menu and the service was slow in spite of there being only a few tables around. Never saw the manager - though I thought we should have as the waiter needed help. The food was outstanding but presentation was lacking. Basically just whatever we ordered on the plate. Nothing extra to make it look good. Love the vibe of the place. We plan to go back for their regular menu :-).

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem! Love this place

S
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter wasn’t around we kept having to call the bus boy

CS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I do not recommend this restaurant. The place was very large and very empty. Could be a fabulous place to watch a game with friends. The service was slow and my order was wrong and needed to be sent back. We sat at a table but the bartender was supposed to have the remote to change the game being shown on the televisions. The bar was mostly unattended and all of the screens were showing non-local games (we wanted to watch the Washington Capitals). Eventually was changed upon the bartenders return. Food was plain and uninspired. Would not return.

AC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent we ordered the Japanese steak, lamb, chicken appetizer and pizza they were tasty except they were not hot but at room temperature unfortunately. That’s why four star . The sitting is comfortable and very nice in the patio outside. The bathrooms need some work. The price a little pricey. Overall very good

OB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great until many people came to smoke at the patio where our table was .

V
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice upscale restaurant and lounge and service is top notch!!

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was OK and the service was lousy. We were there for Valentines Day and the meal was disappointing. The server was uninformed and the wine person not helpful. For the price I expect more. Appetizers came just before the entree after a long wait. We will not be back.

NR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Not to eat dinner on the weekend - may need to try out during the week, maybe better service.

Its more of a happy hour social environment that turns into a club after 11pm (Fri, Sat).

J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not usually open on Sundays, this was a great spot to watch the Super Bowl since they had dozens of TVs everywhere and also had projected it too. Unfortunately the menu was incredibly limited for the game with maybe 10 appetizers + only a burger with fries as the only meal option without any other items available, so was very disappointed with the selection to say the least. That said, the vibe and ambiance was good and server was nice. Food was ok, the burger was way overcooked and dry despite requesting it medium, the fries were crisp and tasty. Would try again another day to give it a chance with the regular menu.

CK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the meal was great and both my wife and I agree that we would go back but the restroom, at least the men’s, was poorly maintained and the single toilet was missing the seat.

F
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Casual place with a nice vibe. Service could have been better but the food was good. Will come back to sit outside when the weather is better!

BU
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place for dinner with nice ambience. All menu items we ordered were very tasty! I would return here again!

FD
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in Vienna/Tyson’s corner area! Come for dinner, and stay for drinks. There’s a separate lounge on one side of the restaurant with a completely different nightclub vibe. Very cool space, cool staff, and good food.

j
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Went on Xmas Eve, so it was very quiet, but I suspect when it's busy, it would be VERY noisy. Food was really very good, tuna request was perfect! Looks more like an after-work hot spot.

J
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthdays. Very welcoming service, good food & fun dancing!

a
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing!

DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Liked the duo playing piano and drums on Friday. If you want to chat though, it gets noisy.
Food was good and service OK. A couple of errors coming from the kitchen that were promptly fixed.

C
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Overall the experience was alright. Our waitress was very rude though. I don’t remember her name but she said we had to order food because she was alrighty waiting 15 mins for our whole party to get here. She seemed annoyed of our table even though we were very patient with her nasty attitude. I don’t really write these but we went last Saturday at 7pm and we were a party of 9. So regardless she was gonna get a good tip but she did not have a nice personality and if it wasn’t for the gratituty that had to be put in, I would not have given her a tip.

D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

What an unexpected pleasure it was to dine there! It was a great place to have lunch with colleagues. I never knew this place existed! The cozy lounge area would be a nice place to grab a drink after work.

OT
Austin
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Looked forward to it based on their description of being farm-to-market, but the style of the place seemed disjointed, especially with all the TVs everywhere. Food was good, not great, with the exception of the Panna Cotta dessert.

MP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was fine. Not impressive, but fine. If you like a million TV sets while dining, this place is for you. We went at what I guess was an odd time: lunch with only one other table seated at the restaurant. Service was a disappearing act though the server was pleasant. I assume she's more on top of things when it's busy, but with just us we got ignored, particularly when it was time to pay.

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Service was painfully slow and while our server was kind, she was very uninformed and unable to answer basic questions. Her timing was also off and at one point she was chatting with a male server socially for several minutes while she watched us trying to get her attention. We were polite and kind throughout the experience but we were highly disappointed on many levels. For the price we paid for dinner and drinks we could have gone to other high end restaurants in Tyson’s or Vienna and had far better service and ambiance. The noise was pure chaos. Loud private parties seated in the main dining area, super sleazy men loudly talking about sleeping with escorts and debasing women. Women dressed like escorts during the dinner hour with one woman reaching across our table with her mid section and rear-end in my friend’s dining space while she chatted obnoxiously with the table next to us. The first round of drinks was very good and then the second round was undrinkable. The replacement drinks weren’t even the drinks we ordered. The food was actually very good but the experience was lacking on so many levels. We arrived for a 7pm dinner reservation and it felt more like we were at a late night after hours place full of inexperienced staff and patrons with no home training. It’s Tyson’s, not Las Vegas. This was so bad that I had to repeatedly apologize to my friend because I was the one who suggested we try this restaurant.

MZ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 4

I ask of you to put on a Public Announcements About The Dress Code for The Evening so that the Stuff don't ruin peoples Night. I saw many people not been able to getting in with Tennis Shoes (Including my Group of Friends) where as its your Obligation to Put on Publicly What Is Allowed to Be Ware and What Is Not!!! Please I ask of you kindly to do so.
Thank you

Much Love
Mimi Ziegenfuss

BG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking is a bit inconvenient having to walk from behind the building around to the front. Noise level is louder than I like. Food was okay but not really worth the price.

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