Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

4.8
122 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring Mom in for a unique dining experience she will not forget

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Don't let Dad grille out. Bring him in for what he really wants wine, beer and delicious food

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Dine amongst the bottles on Easter Sunday. We will be offering up our full menu all day along with a couple of features.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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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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VP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have an allergy to garlic and onion. The chef went out of his way to accommodate me. I had a delicious meal. I'm so appreciative!

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Responded on April 8, 2019

Vickie, Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to your next visit. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef (703) 255 - 5425

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JH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this bistro/wine shop is thoughtful and well-executed. The food is delicious and the menu changes at a nice pace (mostly with the seasons, but not exclusively). Portions are perfect. The staff is friendly and quick to assist with a wine pairing you will enjoy with your food. For a REAL treat, book one of the special dinners with wine pairings.... always impeccable.

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Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for the kind words we appreciate them very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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RM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a great wine list to choose from. The wine by the glass menu is also fantastic.

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Responded on April 3, 2019

Richard, Thank you very much for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit with us here at OWS&B. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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DC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bryan, the owner, waited on us & was great! Food and wine were excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Dave, Thank you so much for the kind words we look forward to your next visit with us. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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GE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

A very promising start with an adventurous and truly beautiful salad with purple flowers, and a tasty leek soup, ended with very disappointing main courses, both of them specials for the night. The main courses that night included a beef bourgignon and a salmon in pastry. The beef bougingnon consisted of a few tiny pieces of beef in a very plain salty broth, no noodles or other feature in the bowl. The appetizing salmon dish was well-executed, but was accompanied by boiled corn, carrots and peas -- could have come out of a can, and there was no additional flavoring applied. Both main courses were in the high $20 range, and both were great disappointments. We went from greatly excited about a new "find" in our area, to wondering if any of the patrons ever go back a second time. We probably won't.

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Responded 4 days ago

Gary, My apologies our food did not live up our and your expectations. Due to feedback from our guests we made a change to our vegetables we serve with the Salmon Wellington to Asparagus & Red Wine Braised Cabbage. Beef Bourguignon we apologize for not having more beef in the dish and too salty for your taste. If you are inclined to give us a second chance in the future please reach out to me and let me know when you are coming so I can be here. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef OWS&B 703-255-5425

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to try the new menu with my family and loved every bit of it. The tuna tacos were amazing, so flavorful and good size portions. The wagyu hanger steak was awesome and glad that they’re offering such high quality beef at reasonable prices. And of course the wine selection and guidance we received from Miles in choosing our wines was exceptional. We’ll be back real soon.

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Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. I will pass along your compliments to Myles as well. We look forward to your next visit. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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SF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great ... the chef likes to try new things. We have a fun time deciding on what to try. We have not been disappointed yet. Good selection on wines to try by the glass..
It is a great neighborhood find.

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NF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
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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Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful feedback - glad you enjoyed our new Spring Menu! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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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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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit. All the best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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
24 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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Responded on March 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5435

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S
Washington DC
37 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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Responded on March 3, 2019

Thank you very much for the wonderful feed back. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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SF
Washington DC
18 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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Responded on March 3, 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you very much for the feedback and kind words about the service and wines. I am sorry our food did not live up to the rest of the meal. We do try to have all of the featured items throughout the evening but sometimes demand out weighed the quantity we had brought in for the weekend. We do hope to see you again soon so we can show the food can be as good as our service and wines. All the best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on February 20, 2019

Lisa, Thank you very much for your kind words we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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!

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the very kind words. We were sorry you had to wait for a table but glad everything exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on February 18, 2019

Thank you Maggie for your feedback we hope to see you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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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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Responded on February 11, 2019

Thank you very much for your feed back. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on February 9, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon at the wine shop & bistro. Thank you, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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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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Responded on February 7, 2019

Daniel, Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on February 10, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit. All the best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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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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Responded on January 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! I will pass on your praise to your server and the kitchen staff. We look forward to your next visit. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255 - 5425

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DF
Washington DC
4 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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Responded on December 24, 2018

Sophie, Thank you for the kind words we look forward to your next visit with us. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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

Excellent crab cakes, and delicious spicy shrimp tacos.

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Responded on December 22, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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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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Responded on December 22, 2018

Sandy Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Bryan

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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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Responded on December 21, 2018

Thank you Bud for the kind words! Look forward to seeing you again soon, Best Bryan Gauthier Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on December 17, 2018

First off my apologies for your dining experience with us, this is obviously not the type of experience we want to deliver to our guests. I will discuss with the kitchen on insuring we are cooking the Pork Chop to the correct temperature. May I ask what you did not like about the beet salad? Please feel free to reach out to me at the shop directly (703) 255-5425 to discuss further. Best Bryan Gauthier Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro 2952A Chain Bridge Road

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J
Washington DC
30 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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Responded on December 20, 2018

Janine, I am sorry you were disappointed with the Lobster Roll. As the chef/owner I can tell you we do not use crab meat in our lobster rolls nor do we order and use imitation Lobster meat in our lobster roll. I am sorry if there was confusion as to what we serve here. All the best Bryan Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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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
216 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!

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on December 20, 2018

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you back at the bistro soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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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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