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The Wine House

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505 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Walls of wine surround a small number of tables, and bar. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 505 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKaren
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine House continues to be our favorite restaurant. The outdoor patio is perfect for social distancing. It was our first time eating out since early March. Thank you, Michael and your amazing staff.

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TimD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Michael and his staff continue to be the best! Food was delicious, great service, great wine selections, and great job creating a safe environment to dine in!

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner with my husband. Our meals (the crab cake & the short ribs) were really good. Enjoyed some chianti with my dinner. The people serving us were very attentive. We went to support one of our favorite local restaurant.

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PamInClifton
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Excellent! Had the shrimp appetizer and the crab cake - both were A+.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Our server, Danielle, did a great job. Food was delicious - We went on a Friday & it was billed as fish Friday so my husband & I both had a fish entrée, shared a salad & had the bread pudding for dessert. The bread pudding was so, so good.

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vipJH11
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Friend is skinny and not an eater, so she had a delicious a la carte soup and ate nearly an entire baguette (she is picky and loves bread so it must have been wonderful bread!). I had a super delicious, healthy $22 lunch prix fixe lunch. Yummy.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Traveling down from Baltimore to Fairfax, it was a very relaxing place for my first date. Really sets the mood with a good hint of ambiance. Definitely a place for a good date night !

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Xyz123
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommend you add drapes to block the night lights from outside to improve ambiance.

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vipsheep
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Amazing food and wine! Really great service!

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RALPHL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening.

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vipKarenS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, as always. But the bourbon bread pudding was over the top!

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vipLeslieKay
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined at two pm on a Saturday. It was very nice. It was quiet except for the tastings at the bar. They were not too loud or distracting to our afternoon date. I had the ahi tuna. It was very good. We had the cheese plate. Excellent. And our wine choices we're good too. We will go back for lunch and free tastings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, Thursday Steak night made for a great early Valentine’s Day dinner.

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TimA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I had reservation but hostess not very friendly. She was happy when I asked for a specific table that was not reserved.

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MarkM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the night out. Great selection of wines. Nice variety of food selections. Will go back soon.

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BenC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time here and we really enjoyed our night. Amazing food coupled with great selection of very reasonably priced wine. The staff really knew about their wines and it was a unique touch being able to browse for a bottle on the shelves...

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vipAverage
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place is nice and the service is fine, but the food wasn't very good. I ordered the Steak Frites which was quite fatty not cooked the way I requested it. The beet/feta cheese salad I requested instead of the fries, was three pieces of beet and a couple of sprinkles of feta - too simple/basic. I wouldn't go back for dinner, but I will go for drinks and snacks.

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Gomers
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great recommendation on wine with a very accurate description of the taste and how it would pair with our dinner selection. Definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Enjoyed the wine and cheese plate!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my friend here for brunch on her birthday. Brunch with endless mimosas is a steal - great food and service!

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vipVerde
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice 3 course lunch. Smoked salmon appetizer and asparagus soup were both delicious. Shrimp main dish and chipotle tuna were well prepared. Tiramisu was creamy yummy and the chocolate dessert was super chocolatey.

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vipEatingoutwell
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Theresa was delightful & very patient with our group of 4 trying to decide on menu items. We enjoyed the cheese plate, beet salad(yum) as apps. Crab cake/, beef Bourgogne & salmon entrees. All well prepared & delicious. All plates were cleaned off. We also enjoyed a great priced Altos Malbec. Paired well with all items. A lovely night was enjoyed. Thank you

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vipDoug
Washington DC
160 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good . . which is why I keep going back!

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JillC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there during restaurant week. Excellent food and wine, and great service. The sommelier recommended a fantastic wine off the shelf (not on the printed menu) that was delicious and well priced. Be sure to inquire about wines beyond what's on the menu as they have lots to choose from. They did give our table away despite half of our party checking in on time and the full party arriving 5 minutes later. But they figured it out quickly and got us seated. Beyond that, I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Food was vey good and the Service exceptional. Great ambiance.

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ReneeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for the Restaurant week menu. $35 for 3 course meal. The waiter assisted us with pairing each course. It was very pleasant.

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Jules
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,exceptional service!

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met 2 of our friends here. This is one of our go to restaurants that's not far from where we live. Our dinner was excellent this night. For the first time we had the cheese plate appetizer which we were all able to share. My husband's scallops could not have been better. I had the short ribs which is one of my favorites & the meat just fell apart. This is a great place to meet a few friends.

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vipTinaR
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely New Year’s Eve at the wine house. The amuse Bouche was not good but I think they ran out and we got the back up plan - salmon on Crostini. Main courses were great - lamb, scallops and filets.

Creme brûlée was lumpy but the complimentary bubbly rose was good! Nice place for a good enough meal on a fun night.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were 4 of us & we all enjoyed our dinners. Plus the service was very, very good. I had the crab cake & my husband had the short ribs. The 4 of us then shared the chocolate cake. I'd definitely recommend meeting friends here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had the winter tasting and wine pairing, phenomenal. The only thing was the dessert left something to be desired a bit.

One of my favorite local eateries, definitely recommend.

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vipmjhs
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal, service excellent as always. The menu has expanded and the quality was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, friendly and yummy. This is one of the top tier restaurants in all Fairfax County, perfect for a date. Braised short rib and Beef Burgundy taste like they were made in a fine Paris Bistro. My wife loves the crab cake and the salmon. As expected the wine list is high end but reasonably priced. This place is on our very short list of favorites.

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RichardIII
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had not heard of the Wine House previously and decided to give it a try for our anniversary. It was a great experience. We both did the tasting dinner and enjoyed it thoroughly. We both had the Duck Confit main course and it was superb. Between us for the other courses we sampled squash soup, Salmon Tapas, New Zealand Lamb Lollipops, Crème Caramel, and Flourless Chocolate Terrine. There were no disappointments. All of the wines that accompanied each dish were very tasty. If I had to nitpick I would have paired a more robust wine with the Lamb Lollipops than the white blend. The wine itself was good, just didn't pair with the food as nicely as the others did.

The service was paced nicely and the server very pleasant.

As an added bonus the location is also a wine shop so we picked up a Christmas gift and a bottle for later. Very convenient!

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vipKristenK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband. Danielle was a great server. Wine & food were delicious.

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CullenH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best wine bars in Northern Virginia — great wines, food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The December tasting menu with wine pairing is excellent

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vipLaura
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Most food items were very flavorful and delicious. We felt things were quite heavily salted though, especially the frites. Service very friendly. Wine-sommeliers selection was excellent. Tiramisu very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect experience. Excellent food. Great wine. Beautiful and relaxed atmosphere

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The Wine House is rated 4.7 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.

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