Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

4.7
115 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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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

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NF
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tonight we dropped in at 830 and had a wonderful meal - have switched to the spring menu- and a fab French wine that worked perfectly with our food. I had the shrimp, polenta and Marinara and it was delicious! The shrimp perfectly cooked and the marinara tasted like it has just been made from vine ripe tomatoes . The only suggest I have is that it could have used some fresh parsley sprinkled on top for a bit of color and fresh element. My friend had the salmon and strawberries and fresh vegetables. Was light , beautifully prepared and a feast for both the eyes and the pallet. Only tweet would have maybe been some fresh cracked pepper for a little texture and spice to break up the sweetness of the strawberries - but otherwise a really great dish - as always we will be back, we just adore the staff and always feel like we are having dinner with friends.

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K
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is very knowledgeable about their wine. Every meal and wine suggestion has been terrific. Love this small, cozy restaurant!

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PA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic wine available by the glass or flight at reasonable prices, paired with tasty, approachable food. Well-lit (it *is* a shop!) and service is friendly and personal.

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NF
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends - had lovely cheese plate, lamb chops, steak frites, and ahi tuna. Every dish was just perfect! Flavors spot on, presentation inviting and wine pairing spectacular. We were all so impressed and just really enjoyed the evening! We will return - sooner than later- so glad such a cute place is right around the corner from our homes.

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S
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff and Brian always provide interesting conversation and wine knowledge to go with great food.

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SF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian the waiter is wonderful, he makes you feel so welcome and he knows the menu and has great suggestions about the dishes and wines. It is a great neighborhood place to eat. The chef came out to see how we liked his dinner and wines. We had the Ahi Tuna, delicious, and Fall Salad, very fresh. We are already making reservations for the future. I'm looking forward to his crab cakes on our next visit. Also, we are looking forward to the wine tasting dinner in March.

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v
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a quiet weekend lunch. Nice menu and wonderful wine selection.

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j
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Took my husband there for his birthday since he is a huge wine fan. Service was excellent and very knowledgeable. Not only did the server explain each of the wines in the flight, but he also brought him two additional tasting at no charge. That was because I asked him for a recommendation for a type of wine for me to purchase to buy. He wanted my husband to like what he picked. They had a long chat about wine and scotch. The food is not great, but isn't awful. It was very disappointing that they were out of the specials and some of the regular menu items. Steak was a bit overcooked. Overall though, we had fun. Go but go on Friday or early on Saturday before they run out of stuff.

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LM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great company

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TL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation at the Oakton Wine Shop and Bistro and did not know what to expect. It exceeded all expectations! The staff was incredible. We arrived on time for our reservation but could not be seated, so they comped our delicious wine cocktails while we waited. Waiting was easy because we could sip our drinks and peruse the wines while we waited. Once seated, we were waited on by one of the managers who clearly demonstrated his passion for the wine and for the establishment. The food was very good, the wine varieties we tried were great, and the desserts were outstanding. It was an intimate bistro that allowed for discussion using a normal tone of voice while enjoying a wonderful dining experience. We would recommend This place to anyone looking for a nice evening out and look forward to returning!

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere; it was a very local feel with the chef engaging with the customers. The cheese board was outstanding and the entrees were delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

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TM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Treat yourself to a wine dinner and know that the servers will ensure you have a grand time. Tableside manner and wine knowledge are something you'll soon realize is missing from a lot of restaurants but not here. You'll very much appreciate the attention to detail and a great wine menu to choose from!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice evening!
Good food and good wine

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DH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We live close by and having passed many time, wanted to check out OWSB. Service was very good. We chose wine from the shelves. A good option. This expands wine menu. The wine steward was very knowledgeable. Medium rare lamb was too rare, but easily made right. Chicken pot pie was chicken pot pie. We will return.

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j
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great wine selections to go with excellent food. The menu goes from tomato soup and grilled cheese to pork chops or lobster rolls. I liked the pork chop !! Food is consistent and delicious. Since this is a wine shop the selection of wines is large enough for every palate and price point. The location is small and seating is close, but the food and wine makes up for the lack of privacy.

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LF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Saturday night with friends at OWS&B when it popped up in a search for a new place to try! Loved the ambience with wines from around the world displayed along the walls, which we selected an excellent bottle of Pinot Noir from at the suggestion of our waiter! We all tried both surf and turf, lobster rolls and steak frites, and both were excellent! No leftovers! They have a list of things to come back for, including wine tastings every Saturday from 12-4! We definitely will be back!

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DF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating a birthday.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really yummy food and excellent wine. Friendly staff.

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P
Washington DC
50 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
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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
17 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 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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F
Washington DC
214 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
64 reviews
Dined on November 26, 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
28 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
17 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
50 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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