The Wine House

4.8
654 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. Walls of wine surround a small number of tables, and bar. Voted "Best Wine Bar" in 2020 and 2021 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 654 people are saying
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TSCF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine House is a favorite of our family. The menu is large and varied, the food is consistently good, and the service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The patio is the best! Such a nice atmosphere. Food here is always good, nice range of choices. Wine is very good.

MD
MaxineD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit there and ate outside. Beautiful evening, excellent bottle of wine (Poppy cab), food was excellent and the staff friendly, knowledgeable and professional, service excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great as usual but so cold inside. Brrrrr

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CharlesC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at The Wine House many times since it opened. They always do a nice job on all of their dishes, most of which we have tried. Their wine offerings are varied and reasonably priced. Parking is very convenient and free. Highly recommended.

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NicoleH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Perfect setting. Wish they did flights of wine to taste, but otherwise this is a perfect place for date nights!! The staff is absolutely lovely - welcoming and friendly.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. The waitress made us feel like we were long-time regulars even though this was our first experience. I will definitely return!

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MichaelA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant! I would recommend this to anyone!

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PatM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at The Wine House. There were several tables outside with umbrellas which we enjoyed on a nice evening. No problem with cicada noise. One person had the cake cakes and the other person had the pork tenderloin. Both were well-prepared. For an appetizer we split the pate which comes with French bread, a lettuce salad, cornichons and spicy mustard. For dessert we both had the crème caramel. Service was relaxed and we were not rushed. Waitress particularly helpful with wine choices. It was an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I not only listed in my reservation that it was a birthday celebration but mentioned it to the host as well when I arrived. There was NO acknowledgement of it at all during the meal. That was my biggest disappointment.. loved the food but something to make it a special night would have made it perfect. Why ask if it’s a special occasion if you do nothing?

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vipJoanne
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Food is delicious.

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LindaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, also great bc of Restaurant week FFX prices!!
Our server was very attentive and very nice! We sat outside and it was a lovely place to sit.
I'll be back on Friday for a lunch with some ladies!
The beet salad was delicious and the Duck Confit was great also. The smoked salmon tapas were good too.
All in all, a very nice place to dine

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DCReviewer
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Felt taken care of. Food was scrumptious! Will definitely go back.

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vipdonnatravelplanner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal here. The wine list is always amazing. We never pass up a chance to dine here or just stop in for a glass and a snack.

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Cullen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to the Wine House for years. Always great!

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vipFlashattack
Washington DC
256 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In spite of retracted requirement for masking, the restaurant was fairly empty. We enjoyed the crab cake and cod entree.
Wine list was reasonable,
Casual environment but upscale experience!

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Annette
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot.go wrong here. Perfect service, great meals and dessert with french pressed coffee. Service is immaculate. I had the best chicken ever here and they know how to prepare everything perfectly with awesome sauces companion Vegies. You cannot go wrong. OH ....let them suggest a wine .... awesome!

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LisaT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch there.. the parmesan risotto with artichoke and green beans was delicious. Service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always nice coming here. The food and wine are great - Theresa is an amazing server.

DD
vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate Mother's Day! Outstanding choice of courses and accompanying wines in a leisurely setting.

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myob
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine House is an excellent upscale restaurant tucked inside a wine shop. We've eaten here a few times and the food has never disappointed. The service is welcoming and attentive. And if you enjoy a glass of wine with your meal, these folks can point you to a pairing you'll enjoy.

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vipPerfection
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time out amid the reality of the pandemic, but no anxiety at all! The team had everything set and everyone felt relaxed and safe, plus the food and Sunday brunch drink offering was amazing!!!

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GitaT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will make it a weekly occurrence.

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vipKimA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish wine and food! Cozy atmosphere. So fun to be back sitting at the bar

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Ph39n
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food and service, as always. A favorite and remains so!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. The outside tables weren’t all 6 ft. apart though.

MC
vipMCats
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. The short ribs are the best anywhere. Great wine list.

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EarleL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is terrific and the staff extremely helpful and nice. Great wine selection and the food is excellent and creative. We brought friends who had never been there and they can't wait to return. We love going there.

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viptinar
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

def enjoyed. great wine list. good food. overtly responsive servers who kept trying to take our food before we had a chance to finish. my friend at one point even asked if she was not eating fast enough.

other than that, no complaints and would def go there again.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
159 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some very good food & wine (a glass of the Cotes du Rhone) with friends. I had the greens salad. Then had the shrimp appetizer with couscous for my main course. I'd definitely get both of them again.

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LindaM
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thought the roast chicken dinner wasn’t quite as good as I’d had before. It is one of my favorites , however this time the chicken was a little tough and the green beans stringy.

It won’t stop me from trying again in the future. Everyone has an off night now and again

Would recommend to friend and family

MW
MicheleW
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The hostess was also the waitress and it took a long time to get everything we needed. I was pleasantly surprised that inside didn’t smell like grease like it has the last couple of times I’ve been so thinking maybe a new chef and cleaned the vents! Our food was cooked perfectly the card was a really nice size piece and will definitely go back!

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vipMingadaw
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service! I would go again.

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TSCF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding--as always. We will most definitely be back!

CS
ChapmanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Will be returning

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viplovefood
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good experience overall. We were given option to sit inside or outside in a tent. They now have a pre-fix lunch menu, I was not expecting this but they had a ton of choices to meet every palate and the portions were full size. I will go there again.

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Julebird
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always enjoy flight night including this one. Wait staff less engaging in flight experience probably due to pandemic although noticed other wait staff did engage with diners.
Will return for another meal, hoping to see some changes in menu offerings with the changing season.

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vipSSS1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly, helpful and provided excellent service. The food was absolutely amazing, and the wine was a great value. We love the Wine House and will come back often.

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vipOdyssey
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to the Wine House since before the pandemic and had forgotten what a treat it is! We happened to go on tapas night which was a very pleasant surprise. We were served four tapas with a wine flight specially paired to go with each appetizer. After that we selected entrees from the menu which rounded out a great meal. The service was attentive and the staff seemed genuinely glad to have us as customers. The Wine House has survived the pandemic and appears to be thriving! It's so nice to have a gem like this in downtown Fairfax.

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The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 654 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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