The Wine House

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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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GE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, service and dining experience.

L
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and menu. Really like the wide selection of wines. Have just one request. Bring back the duck confit!

SD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to get together with friends on a Friday evening. Server was very attentive though did not rush us, food and wine were enjoyed by all, noise level was very low so it was easy to carry on a conversation.

TH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, although restaurant week's lunch menu could be better. Omelets and eggs Benedict?

A
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local restaurant in Fairfax City, excellent food, beverage, and, most of all, service!

w
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. Theresa, our server, was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the wine. Highly recommend!!

D
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

IF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. AC was down and it was pretty uncomfortable. The food was so good we sat and enjoyed the food

RH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Would have rated it higher. Felt rushed even though the restaurant was not busy (day after 4th) otherwise a lovely evening

P
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner of mussels.

AT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great time at the Wine House. Lamb chops were excellent as was the short rib. We will be back again...............and, again:)

TM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great evening with delicious food and good wine!

f
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day dinner!

LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

MO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Wine House is a little gem in downtown Fairfax. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed.

AC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine value was excellent. Food quality was very good. Great casual date night.

W
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

CA
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

f
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on a Wednesday night flight night for wines from Provence. Always a great experience!

KF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect place to meet up with friends and catch up with some delicious food.

d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

E
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

K
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Consistently excellent food and service.

KC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

FS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food with a perfect wine pairing. I highly recommend the carrot ginger soup.

d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

S
San Francisco
161 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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

Location was great, service was perfect and the food was phenomenal!!

K
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the meal, service, and wine met all expectations. We love to introduce friends to the Wine House - this establishment never disappoints.

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

L
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

CE
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great wine great food! Would definitely like to go back soon!

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