Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

4.6
99 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro is a wine and beer shop with an embedded bistro. The establishment focuses on offering hand-selected wines from around the world, hand-crafted beers, and small plates. The bistro serves a seasonal menu which will enlighten the senses through wine, beer and food. Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro aims to present a consumer-friendly environment, with a staff that is knowledgeable, helpful and consumer-focused!

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

What better way to spend V-Day with the one you love drinking wine and eating fabulous food? Come dine amongst the bottles at OWS&B. Don't miss out make your reservations today!

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Sun 12:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 1:30PM

What 99 People Are Saying
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DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating a birthday.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Horrible chairs
Great good and service

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was nice. Atmosphere nice. Crab cakes good but overpowered by old bay seasoning and overpriced for portion size.

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SD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really yummy food and excellent wine. Friendly staff.

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P
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crab cakes, and delicious spicy shrimp tacos.

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SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I've always had great wines and food at OWSB and my recent visit was no exception. Professional, knowledgeable staff in the kitchen and on the floor work as a team to make the experience great. I've introduced many foodie friends to this gem who keep returning. The wine selection is diverse and well chosen. The small dining room is cozy and intimate for a meal or just a glass of wine or beer you are sure to like.

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BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice setting for groups of 2 - 10. Very personalized service from the entire staff and owner is typically on site most of the time. Good food and Good wine!

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WL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place, so nice to have in Oakton. Wine selections are outstanding and the food is very good too. Casual, satisfying and special all at the same time.

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L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

First time diner based on our guest's location and favorable OpenTable reviews. What an utter and complete disappointment. My pork chop was a poor cut, thin and hideously overcooked. Beet salad was a bit disappointment. Decor is 10 tables in a wine shop in a strip shopping center => no ambiance.

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J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Cute little wine shop with a cozy bistro. Service was friendly and prompt and wine was good. Although I would give this place another try just on ambiance and service alone, I was highly disappointed the lobster roll was made of imitation crab and lobster. We came just for the lobster rolls, and at $19 we never thought they'd be anything but lobster.

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M
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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IL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find! Delicious food and personal, friendly service. Highly recommend

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F
Washington DC
211 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great neighborhood place and Brian does a great job with his choice of wine flights and his seasonal menus. Give it a try!

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CL
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very pleasant place to have a meal. The food is good, service friendly and professional and prices moderate. Our server, Bryan, made a great white wine suggestion. Thanks!

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! The food is excellent and the service is exceptional!

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s
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, will be back again soon!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped with friends for lunch on a Sunday, what a gem this place is. Had the fall salad and the butternut squash soup, both very good. The wine pairings were perfect too. Would definitely go back.

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LL
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for dinner. We each had the fall salad and crab cake. Both wonderful and the portion size perfect. Our server, Renee, was equally as wonderful. Overall, we had a lovely evening and already booked our calendars for a January dinner.

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little spot. The wine was excellent!

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LL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always love going to the restaurant. Excellent food and very nice people.

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JH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience going to this bistro. Both the food and the wine rock!

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OT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic wine, the owner is super friendly and helpful....you can’t ask for anything better!

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y
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the wine flight of "Damn that's good but I am not going to buy it". We ordered a bunch of things to try (including a meat and cheese selection which was so good)! The lobster rolls, beet salad, eggplant parm were all very tasty and presented beautifully. The chocolate mouse was a yummy desert as well. Overall, a fun girls night out!

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P
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Among the excellent menu items were the new and oh-so-delicious Ahi tuna and green beans with soy sauce, homemade mushroom soup, and tri-color beets with cheese.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fun night out with close friends at the Oakton Wine Shop and the owner, Brian and the staff exceeded expectations. The wine and beer selection was great, the charcuterie was tasty and the range of entrees was impressive including the bratwurst and spatzle special. Topping it all of were the desserts including the waffle s’mores. Highly recommend!

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s
Naples
53 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD FIND! Like wine? Good food? This is the place for you. Friendly service. Perfect for a glass of wine and a delicious light meal or full dinner. The will also accommodate private parties; can get a little noisy if there's a good size group. Also great if you just want to pop by to pick up a delicious bottle of wine.

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f
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location. Great Caesar salad with traditional egg and anchovie dressing! Nice wine selection and great service by the manager, Jeff. We'll be back ❤️

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine pairing was exceptional. The small plates were a perfect way to sample different dishes and share with others at the table. Really impressed by the wines by the glass. The Italian wine selection was very competitively priced too. Would definitely recommend and go back.

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JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We thought the portions were very small for the amount charged. In addition to a cheese and charcuterie plate, we had the scallops and tenderloin. Both were quite tiny.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Miles’ service and the food. His shop is very quaint and makes you feel like you are in wine country having dinner with the wine maker. Delicious flights and cost effective for consumers.

The charcuterie is self assemble so you can pick what you like to have on the board. Yummy cheeses!!

We will go again!

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AP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Myles was great and knew exactly what wines went with which dish. Portions were fair but you won’t get stuffed. Both the food and wine was delicious.

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LL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered the scallops which were delicious, however the entire meal was only 4 scallops and about 1/3 cup of shoestring potatoes. It was more if an appetizer than a meal. Very tasty but it enough of it!

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GT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great local find - a secret that I hope doesn't get passed around! Courteous, professional service - recommendations on food and wine were right on the mark. Thoroughly enjoyed being able to carry on a conversation at a normal level.

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OT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time and we will be back!

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N
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Selection of starter cheeses and meats delicious!! Love that we could pick our own. Scallops were a little chewy, but prep (sauce) was very nice flavor; lobster roll ok. Menu should say Ceasar salad is deconstructed - anchovies laying across romaine - not expecting and just too fishy for me as a result. Wine flight delicious - great selections to be able to try by the glass. Service was exceptional (Bryan, the owner, took care of us and is super friendly, genuine and VERY knowledgeable; although he could've thrown in a cannoli - he knew we were celebrating our anniversary!).

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P
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three-beet appetizer was colorful and tasty, with two different kinds of cheese. Striped bass entree was flavorful, as was the crab tower. Service was friendly and engaging, and the wine was well-paired with our food.

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CC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great people. If you are not coming here, you are missing out

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BG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great concept of Bistro and Wine Shop ... food was terrific and wine tastings were great. That said, many others probably thought similarly as we visited on a Wednesday night and they were out of many food items. I had the ribeye over asparagus and mashed potatoes ... delightful. Pairing recommendations were spot on.
Acoustics in the strip mall location were not great so it’d be hard to recommend it for a romantic special occasion but if you’re looking to unwind at a place with a great selection of wines (common and small vineyards from around the globe) and enjoy time breaking bread with friends ... it’s perfect.

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DG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only issue was why dinner didn't qualify for Open Table points even though reservation was made through Open Table.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The wine selection is fantastic with great choices at every price point. Food was delicious and unique and waiter was friendly and knowledgable. Serving sizes aren't huge, so I recommend an app and/or salad and/or cheese plate along with entree.

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