Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

4.6
148 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!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offering Christmas Eve Featured Menu Items as well as our regular menu. Don't get pizza or the same old dinner at a big chain come see us and have a unique dining experience

Tuesday, December 24, 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

What 148 People Are Saying
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HF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to the Oakton Wine Shop and Bistro. What a nice surprise. Our waiter was super knowledgeable about what wines go well with our appetizers and dinner selections. The hostess was very friendly and wished me a Happy Birthday upon my arrival. Overall, this was a great treat and we will certainly be back.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded 21 hours ago

Heidi, Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Chef/Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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M
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We found a new neighborhood gem! Fantastic local venue with an amazing menu and wine list.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded 21 hours ago

Magba, Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Chef/Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good value

FS
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice neighborhood gem. Wine shop and restaurant in one. Food is very good and feels very homey and comfortable.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there several times now, and each time has been a pleasure. The flights of wine and unusual beers on draught are fun, and the entrees are tasty and creative. What we like best, though, is the charcuterie and cheese selections.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid as usual.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food paired with wine recommended by our server made for an outstanding dining experience!

JH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Never disappoints. Menu changes retain favorites and always introduce delicious alternatives. Creative but never pretentious food pairings. Goes without saying that wine pairings are impeccable. Don’t miss out!

JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a fun opportunity to discover something new! Great wines, accommodating staff and food was very tasty!

OT
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars all sound. Great service. Great food. Cannot wait to return.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic meal in a quaint and humble environment. Nice touch to see have the owners and chef engaging with you to select the perfect wine and food for your night. Highly recommend!

HE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit did not disappoint! The menu had many delicious and creative options for all food lovers and the wine was excellent! The bistro doubles as a wine shop so there are tons of choices by the glass as well as by the bottle. Everything we had was outstanding, the owner and servers are super knowledgeable and friendly. You must try this place!

BG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here with friends on a Wednesday night and so glad we did ! This is truly a neighborhood gem: amazing wine list and the food is just exquisite.

Menu also features very original dishes: when we ordered the homemade olive oil ice cream topped with beef carpaccio we didn’t know what to expect. It was out of this world! A must try.

Will definitely be back.

JR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the better restaurants that we've frequented. The waiter/owner was simply fabulous and had a quiet and polite approach to serving. Not pushy but very helpful and informative about the menu, the wined and the establishment. While the menu didn't have a gigantic number of options, it was more than adequate for us. The wine pairings was a nice touch too. The food was excellent and well prepared. Overall the event was delightful and a great way to celebrate my wife's birthday. We will be back. Thanks for a great time.

P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and prices

ML
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, nice and friendly staff and the wine excellent. I would recommend this place and will be back to bring family members.

e
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The menu on the web was out of date. The restaurant was out of one of four entrees. No lemon or lime for drinks. Steak was greasy and undercooked. Food was overpriced for what was provided. I was so disappointed in my experience; it was a waste of money.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome!

JH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, as usual! One of our favorite dining spots!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

RM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food with a broad selection of wines by the glass or bottle.

RN
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful dining experience! Food, wine and beer were superb! Personalized service from engaging and knowledgeable staff! Highly recommend and will be a regular!

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

What a wonderful surprise! We had a delicious meal with just enough interesting choices to ensure we will return often.

JH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, delicious fresh food and terrific wine... consistently. You can’t beat that combination! Love, love, love!!!

KD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice neighborhood find. We came in for a wine tasting and stayed for dinner. Great server with good recommendations. Salmon was done absolutely perfectly and lamb was very good. Low corkage fee and lots of great wines to choose from. Great recommendation for the neighborhood.

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!

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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
14 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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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
8 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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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
6 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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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
3 reviews
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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on April 15, 2019

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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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
18 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.

NF
Washington DC
25 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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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!

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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.

NF
Washington DC
25 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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
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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