The Wine House
Went to the Wine House for our 29th anniversary and had a great time and great food. The waitress was very nice and let us sit and enjoy our meal and had some great recommendations for wine. Recommend this restaurant highly.
A wonderful combination of great food, wonderful wine selections, ambiance and attentive service. The owner/ sommelier spent time with us explaining wine pairings with our food choices which greatly enhanced our enjoyment of our meals. The Wine House is among our 2 or 3 favorite restaurants in the DC area.
We have eaten at the Wine House but visited again during Restaurant Week. The meal was excellent, service attentive, and overall a great dining experience.
Great place, although restaurant week's lunch menu could be better. Omelets and eggs Benedict?
Excellent local restaurant in Fairfax City, excellent food, beverage, and, most of all, service!
Always great food and wine. Our servers were lovely--helpful, friendly, even providing a sample of a wine I was unsure about. The only reason for a slightly less than perfect rating was that the kitchen seemed exceedingly slow--a half hour at least from order to arrival. Fortunately, we had an appetizer and were talking so it wasn't a huge issue, but not up to The Wine House's usual standards. That was a bit embarrassing for me, as I had a guest who had not been there before.
Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Theresa, our server, was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the wine. Highly recommend!!
The food and service were great. Server’s wine recommendation went perfectly with my shrimp dish.
We greatly appreciated the low noise level so we could chat without raised voices.
Will definitely be going back.
We had a Sunday brunch. They had a chose 3 items menu or a normal menu available. We selected the normal menu and everything was very good. We split our entrees and both enjoyed the others choice as well. A very good brunch for a lazy Sunday.
Excellent dinner, as usual. The rack of NZ lamb was particularly special. The personal attention of the owner in her role as sommelier is something we always look forward to.
Birthday. AC was down and it was pretty uncomfortable. The food was so good we sat and enjoyed the food
Would have rated it higher. Felt rushed even though the restaurant was not busy (day after 4th) otherwise a lovely evening
Great dinner of mussels.
Always a great time at the Wine House. Lamb chops were excellent as was the short rib. We will be back again...............and, again:)
Great evening with delicious food and good wine!
We went for appetizers & the flight of Australians wines. I had the tuna with mango salsa which was very good. It was a nice enjoyable time.
Father’s Day dinner!
We love the Wine House and come fairly frequently. The food is always outstanding. I had to take a star away for this particular visit, because one member of our party didn’t get her food until about 5 minutes after the rest of us. Other than that, everything was wonderful, as always.
The Wine House is a little gem in downtown Fairfax. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed.
Wine value was excellent. Food quality was very good. Great casual date night.
Best al fresco dining in area. Great ambience for conversation.
Menu is varied and offers interesting takes on traditional entrees. Exceptional wine selection. Will go back again.
Lovely Friday evening al fresco dining with live dinner music compliments of city of Fairfax quartet. Delicious fish and vegetables and good white wine. Perfect storm for the senses.
Had a great dinner here when meeting a friend. The Wine House had snapper as one their specials & it was really delicious. Also had another favorite of mine - the beet salad and a glass of a NZ sauvignon blanc.
Went on a Wednesday night flight night for wines from Provence. Always a great experience!
It was the perfect place to meet up with friends and catch up with some delicious food.
Was were seated outside in a pleasant setting. The meal started out fine, but somehow, we felt ignored towards the end of the meal. A wrong dessert was served to us by another waitress. We asked for espresso which did not appear for a prolonged period of time till we sent a reminder. Our original waitress was around but seemed to be busy with other tables. We asked another server for the check. The restaurant is small. There were 3 people serving, one other appeared to be a manager who was doing a lot of talking. We had had great experiences at the restaurant in the recent past. Not sure what happened that evening, but it sure gave us a wrong vib.
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Wine House. Mixed green salads were fresh and large enough to share between 2. We also enjoyed the scallops, shrimp and grits and pork tenderloins. Not a morsel was left on anyone’s plate. All dishes were seasoned and prepared nicely. We shared a vert nice bottle of Red Silk Shiraz, sommelier’s featured wine.
‘We look forward to returning soon. Thank you for your hospitality and attention to detail.
Outstanding as always. Consistently excellent food and service.
We usually go in to DC from McLean for dinner out but didn't want to hassle the traffic so we looked south and The Wine House was a great find. Very good reasonably priced wines and the food was great.
Good food with a perfect wine pairing. I highly recommend the carrot ginger soup.
the food seemed great, but I only got the cheese. My partner had meat, and it was great. Huge variety of wine to choose from all prices and the prices were very affordable.
I will definitely go back to try a dish. Service was cordial.
The Wine House staff just seemed unable to cope with the level of business. Drink orders were forgotten. Water orders were very late. It took twenty minutes to get the check.
On the other hand the food was well prepared and the wine by the glass selections were quite good.
Location was great, service was perfect and the food was phenomenal!!
As always, the meal, service, and wine met all expectations. We love to introduce friends to the Wine House - this establishment never disappoints.
Can you believe our waitress brought me a glass of wine that had turned! Really unforgivable. No real apologies! Replaced the glass of course but what's the name of this restaurant?! Otherwise the entres were delicious! The cod is a fantastic dish. I would recommend this place but wish they would train their staff better. The dessert was an overpriced disappointment so beware.
One our favorite places for dinner. Lots of fresh menu choices and I really like the great wine selection. Highly recommended for a nice enjoyable meal.
Great wine great food! Would definitely like to go back soon!
Food as always was excellent. I have enjoyed the food and wine at this restaurant many times over the years, but this time the experience was ruined by excessive sentiment in my $15 glass of wine and the server's snitty response.
We have been to the Wine House quite a few times and always enjoyed ourselves. On this visit, the food was excellent; however, the overall experience was a different because of the server. He did not inform us of the specials, forgot to replace cutlery, had to be reminded to bring a requested glass of wine. Throughout the dinner, he never checked that things were okay; and, aAt the end, he just dropped the check without a comment or "thank you."
The other waitstaff there have always been friendly and appropriately attentive. Saturday night's experience, unfortunately, didn't live up to our previous visits. We'll come back, and hope for a different server.
I love this place, but sometimes - this was Sunday early evening - the service seems to slow down and lose momentum. The food is great, and the portions are generous. Desert portions are, in my view, over generous! But excellent! As always, the wine never disappoints!