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The Wine House

4.8
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558 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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 558 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Ph39n
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet and enjoyable dinner with a friend. GTood company, food, and wine of course!

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MaiN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had brunch. The wine and food were delicious. The service was great. I want to definitely come back another time.

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vipMikeN
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great evening out on the patio eating good food, drinking good wine and great service. Food and service here have definitely improved from 3-4 years ago.

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vipRonaldR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch meeting with outside dining, great food and exquisite wine, and attentive service. Maybe I should not give as good of a review as this as this wonderful restaurant/wine bar may be fully booked the next time we want dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipMikeN
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is above average to good but service is always great.

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Karen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and had a wonderful brunch. All three dishes were excellent. The service was excellent as well. Highly recommend.

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Ph39n
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, enjoyable and congenial

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colin was the absolute amazing waiter I've ever experienced in a time where the norm ceases to exist. As well the manager took her time to, all keeping social distancing, still, come personally to our table of two - the only ones left - and ensure everything was to our liking. We sort of struggled for words, as we were enjoying some of the most amazing food locally I've ever tasted. The hope in life returning to a semblance of normal may sound dumb when I say it was as easy as a side of aioli. But isn't that pretty great? Can't wait to return. So amazing.

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Julebird
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We will only sit outside right now- hoping The Wine House will install outdoor heaters so we can continue to eat there outside.

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Paul
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for the flight of Chilean wine and tapas and both were very good. The tapas consisted of 4 pieces, muscles, shrimp, duck breast and beef filet. All were really good and each was paired with a Chilean wine, 2 whites and 2 reds. The wines were surprisingly good, especially the Pinot noire and the red blend. We spoke to both the wine maker and the restaurant owner. Both were friendly and informative about the wines. Very nice evening. Would highly recommend going for “flight night” or a dinner.

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vipDCPRPRO
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service. I like picking out my own bottle of wine to drink with dinner. The flat iron steak frites is awesome.

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TimD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and his crew continue to make this the hidden gem in NoVa dining. The food is terrific, and the wine list is extensive. By the glass or buy the bottle (see what I did there?) you won’t be disappointed by what the sommelier has curated!

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PaulB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food, extensive wine selection, and nice bistro like atmosphere.

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vipLaurieB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu choices for Restaurant Week. The food and service were excellent. We were lucky to get an outdoor table on a nice evening.

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Leigh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was super excited to go here after I read all the good reviews. My food came out totally wrong. I ordered the vegetarian omelette with no modifications and it came out missing the cheese and the sun dried tomatoes. So I basically ate eggs with spinach and asparagus only. Our server never came to ask how our food was. I would not come back here again. It was a very disappointing experience.

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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat fantastic food in a quiet, cozy atmosphere.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent lunch with my husband. We were there during Fairfax City restaurant week & sat inside. They had a good number of selections. My shrimp entree was just delicious. Danielle was our server & was first rate. Look forward to going again.

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vipMikeN
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been here multiple times the last 2-3 weeks. Today, the food was just average. I ordered the duck confit and it was extremely dry. Service is always friendly and outdoor seating is a plus. But food quality could be a bit better.

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LFGolfer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. We sat outside. Tables were spaced nicely and the service was perfect.

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Gomers
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice dinner!

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vipTimS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

very nice place to go. The smoked salmon was great and a good wine selection. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipRoLa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Plenty of outdoor seating.

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RALPHL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always love dinner at the Wine House -- really good food and casual, relaxed atmosphere.

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vipbaja
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit during Restaurant Week. The food is great, as is outdoor seating.

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Karen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio and had a delightful brunch. The service and food could not have been better.

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vipColtM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and wine selection!

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vipJoePaul
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the terrace, but the inside seating is appropriately distanced. The staff, the food and the wine choices are 5 stars. We love going to the Wine House, as our local food/wine hang-out.

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vipRandB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Wine House - they never disappoint!

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vipNeeahtimaD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was superb. Owner Michael Pearce recommended a new wine, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The staff was attentive, and Michael was friendly and hospitable. We will definitely return on our visits to our son at GMU.

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vipbaja
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal during Restaurant Week.

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Table4Seven
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my second time dining at this restaurant and I'm glad that I went back. I love the ambience and the dinner selections are good. My server was attentive and made good recommendations. It was quite empty inside, but they did have a full patio.

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Paul
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The folks at The Wine House never disappoint, the service, meal and wine were all excellent. This is a local restaurant that always delivers. I had the seafood stew and my wife had the short ribs, both were done perfectly. We paired that with a cote du Rhône that was a perfect compliment. Great job!

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vipScottB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wine, food, and ambiance at The Wine House is ALWAYS spot on. We typically order from the fixed price lunch menu on the weekend and have never been disappointed. Meats and cheeses in the appetizer course are delicious, the salmon salad never disappoints, and the dessert course always seems to pair well with the wine we choose.

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RALPHL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good wine, excellent wait staff. Sat outside and enjoyed a nice evening.

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vipWilson
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate outside in pleasant weather. The plaza is a relatively secluded place with at least four other restaurants around....
Service was as expected. The salmon meal was rich and generous. I took half home for a later dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner started with pate, salmon and ahi tuna appetizers. The short ribs were amazing and, surprising to mention this but, the green beans were a standout. Cassandra is a terrific wine director who paired a wine for us that we never had before. Parking is super easy too. We’ll be back.

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vipMarina
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Do not order fish. Everything else is just ok. Nothing great.

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KarlaM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great girls night! Started outside and then moved inside because of the storms. I had an amazing mango wine which I definitely have to go back for.

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this place is open again. Had a wonderful, quiet dinner with good wine in a socially-distant environment.

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The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

The Wine House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-wine-house-fairfax/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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