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The Wine House, Fairfax, VA

The Wine House

4.9
4.9
1137 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
The Wine House Fairfax, a full service restaurant and retail wine store, serving over 500 boutique wines from around the world to enjoy in your home, or in store with our handcrafted menu, featuring In-house Smoked Salmon to New Zealand Grass-Fed Filet Mignon. Walls of wine surround a small number of tables, and bar. Voted "Best Wine Bar" in 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Northern Virginia Magazine, voted "Best New Restaurants", by Northern Virginia Magazine, and the winner of "Best Wine List" by Virginia Living Magazine, The Wine House is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French American, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 352-2211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Customized, with wine and small plate food pairing options, simple but tasty. Staff available to introduce wines to create an experience. In house and corporate event options available.
  • Private party facilities
    Please email General Manager, Dinah Herring at dinah@winehouseonline.com to inquire about private events.
  • Neighborhood
    Fairfax
  • Cross street
    University Street/North Street/123
  • Parking details
    Enter multi level parking garage on University Drive or Chain Bridge Road, drive to Level P4, park and exit to the courtyard with The Wine House being on the corner as you exit.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 1,137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Great for fine wines

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

1,137 Reviews
  1. Katie

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic servers, delicious food and extremely knowledgeable sommelier

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  2. Pammy

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequently dine here on Friday nights! The staff is so attentive, the food is excellent. One of our favorite spots!

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  3. VirginiaDiner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dining partner and I both selected chef specials from the spring menu. Absolutely delicious! The barramundi was crisped on the outside and the filet mignon was cooked to order. Fantastic meal!

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  4. Perfection

    Washington DC

    103 reviews

    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always savor our time at the Wine House, but last night debut of the new Spring menu did not disappoint! The Barramundi was perfectly cooked (never easy), and the flavors of the dish were only eclipsed by the perfect wine recommendation (Ashley, add that Rose’ to my 💗favorite list! PS: 2 bottles to go when we come in next Friday!!!!!)

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  5. MariaG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at The Wine House many times over the years. The food & wine is excellent, and the staff is propfessional and friendly. In addition, Kevin, the sommelier is amazing! He is so knowledgeable! He is always friendly, and helpful. Our waitress this time was Lisa. She was terrific! We HIGHLY recommend The Wine House for dinner and for buying wine.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Wine House is our favorite restaurant. They work hard to keep their level of excellence high year after year. 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we enjoyed the great food, excellent service.

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  8. FERRIER

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fixed Brunch menu provides great choices adjusting to whether one is more breakfast or lunch. Everything was (as usual) delicious.

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  9. LynneM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently wonderful experience at The Wine House!

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  10. DonnaS

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful time in a cozy dining room, eating delicious food and visiting with the servers.

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  11. Veggirl

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The wine, food and service were good. I will be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my go to spot for Sunday Brunch. Lovely and delicious.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Will definitely return to this wonderful place.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wine tasting while dining and the pours were generous. Our apps were good and well proportioned. The actual dinner was ok..

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  15. RobertG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the cozy ambience and the phenomenal wine selection. Kevin is a great Sommelier who has tasted every bottle he carries. If you enjoy fine wine, it's a beautifully curated selection. The best part is that you can buy your wine at the store and then they open it right for you at dinner without gouging you at a 3-4x markup! Imagine getting a good burgundy at an affordable price for dinner! They've had the same chef for years and the food is very consistent. Highly recommend for a date night or just a meet up with friends who love great wine. Wine Stop is a great gem for us here in Fairfax!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive for a small portion. Not a great value, team was also understaffed which resulted in slow service.

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  17. HoneyE

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent! Love going to wine house and invited our friends. They all love the place and food and wine! We will definitely come back!

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  18. NurinaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and delicious! We went for lunch during Fairfax City Restaurant Week to try it out and will be back based on our experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. It’s not a big restaurant and the seating is for couples and a few tables for 4. It combines excellent food with a large selection of wines.

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  20. KirtH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and food. Awsome time will go back.

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  21. AnnaV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the absolute best lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday at the Wine House. The food was outstanding, the wine recommendations spot on, and the service was excellent. They obviously have a ton of options as far as wine which can be intimidating, but they walked us through it all. They even helped us decide on a bottle to take home and we left also as members of their wine club. We cannot wait to return. We did participate in restaurant week which was such a great deal, but we had been last month and also enjoyed everything we ordered then too!

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  22. MaryS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined during Restaurant Week, so it was an especially good value. Individual glasses of wine featured generous pours. Food was fresh and prepared creatively. Will definitely be back.

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  23. SW22

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All five of us had an excellent experience with excellent service and delicious food and wine choices. We would all definitely recommend this restaurant for food and/or drinks.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food preparation and quality is excellent. We had the salmon, steak frites, and lamb shank and loved them all. The beet salad, the poached pear salad, and the squash bisque were outstanding. The chocolate terrine, tiramisu, and crème brûlée cannot be beat!! Can’t wait to dine there again!!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon my arrival, I was notified that the reservation had limitations in that my reserved table must be vacated by 7:15 pm. I was dining with a business associate. It was embarrassing. If I had known this, when making the arrangement, I would have made reservations at another restaurant.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were wonderful. We just happened to be finishing lunch when a full restaurant wine tasting started. We joined in on the tasting at our table and bought a couple bottles. Will definitely return for the rosé festival!

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  27. MarkM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an awesome little restaurant. Plan ahead and get reservations. You won’t regret it!

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  28. FoodieFamily

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Theresa and Shannon were awesome servers. Very friendly and we didn’t feel rushed.

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  29. xxxxx

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All food was fantastic. Service was great. Conversation not a problem.

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  30. VATerpette

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating two family members’ birthdays and this is one of their (and all of our) favorite restaurants. The service thanks to Lisa and the food were terrific as they have been on each of our previous visits. Love this place!

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  31. GeraldM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the ambiance and the wine. However, for the price, the filet better melt in my mouth. It did not, that’s my knock.

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  32. RLS77

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites. I visit whenever I am in town.

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  33. SusanM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tghis is one of our regular dining out places. It's always good!

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  34. Ricky

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Wine House is such a great place in City of Fairfax. We love going there, but would love to see some new menu options. Vegetarian/Vegan would be great!

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  35. JonathanW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every item on the menu looks great and the things we had were delicious. We ate the Saturday brunch menu supplemented with a couple of other things.

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  36. thezmanva

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, great service, good energy in the room. Free parking and convenient location in Fairfax City. Diningroom was smoky and noise level is rather high.

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  37. GrantB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Great food and ambience. Was easy to hold a conversation

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  38. MaryB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful friendly place to meet friends and family. plus enjoy wine and food. We have been going on a regular basis since 2008.

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  39. CurtH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at the Wine House has always been a treat. Recently, the cuisine gone from award-winning to stellar. Don’t miss the Beef Burgundy, so authentically French and the boneless short rib, as tasty as in the best restaurants of New Orleans.

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  40. DonnaS

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience from the ambience to the service to the food! We’ll be back!

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FAQs

The Wine House is rated 4.9 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.

The Wine House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Wine House

3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Additional information

  • Cross street
    University Street/North Street/123
  • Neighborhood
    Fairfax
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French American, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Enter multi level parking garage on University Drive or Chain Bridge Road, drive to Level P4, park and exit to the courtyard with The Wine House being on the corner as you exit.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 352-2211
  • Catering
    Customized, with wine and small plate food pairing options, simple but tasty. Staff available to introduce wines to create an experience. In house and corporate event options available.
  • Private party facilities
    Please email General Manager, Dinah Herring at dinah@winehouseonline.com to inquire about private events.
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