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The Wine House

4.8
4.8
755 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 352-2211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Customized, with wine and small plate food pairing options, simple but tasty. Staff available to introduce wines to create an experience. In house and corporate event options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email General Manager, Dinah Herring at dinah@winehouseonline.com to inquire about private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Cross street

    University Street/North Street/123

  • Parking details

    Enter multi level parking garage on University Drive or Chain Bridge Road, drive to Level P4, park and exit to the courtyard with The Wine House being on the corner as you exit.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizer

  • Smoked Salmon*$12.00

    In house Smoked Salmon with Zucchini Coulis and Toasted Baguette

    • Asparagus Soup$8.00

      Basil Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan Crostini

      • Roasted Red Beets$8.00

        Garlic & Parsley Olive Oil, Orange, Feta Cheese

        • Belgian Endive and Bleu Cheese Salad$10.00

          Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette, Walnuts, Parmesan Crostinis, with a Fried Egg on Top

          Main

          • Prince Edward Island Mussels$14.00

            Bleu Cheese and Bacon Cream Sauce, Parmesan Crostinis

            • Chipotle Rubbed Ahi Tuna*$13.00

              Butternut Squash Compote with Feta, Olives, Cucumber & Tomato, Harissa Oil

              • Monte Cristo$12.00

                On Brioche French Toast, with Blackforest Ham, Provolone Cheese, Raspberry Jam, Pommes Frites

                • Kiwi Cheeseburger with Fried Egg*$14.00

                  On Brioche with Provolone, Mushroom & Bacon, Basil Aioli and Pommes Frites

                  • Organic Cheeseburger*$12.00

                    On Brioche with Provolone, Basil Aioli and Pommes Frites

                    • Roasted Chicken Breast Chop Salad$17.00

                      With Applewood Smoked Bacon and Wild Mushrooms, Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

                      • Steak Chop Salad$17.00

                        With Bleu Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Tomato and Cucumber, Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinagrette

                        • Salmon Chop Salad$17.00

                          With Asparagus, Cucumber, Caramelized Onions and Capers, Mixed Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

                          • Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp Warm Salad$15.00

                            Thyme, Spinach, Vegetable Medley and Pearl Couscous

                            • Steak Frites*$18.00

                              Flat Iron Steak, Pommes Frites, Black Peppercorn Cream Sauce

                              • Vegetarian Omelet$11.00

                                Asparagus, Spinach, and Sundried Tomato with Parmesan Cheese and Roasted Potatoes

                                • Fall Risotto$16.00

                                  Wild Mushroom Medley, Truffle Oil, Parmesan, Champagne Cream

                                  To Share

                                  • Wine House Baguette**$12.00

                                    Olive Tapenade, Basil Butter, Romesco

                                    • Artisanal Cheese Plate, Cranberry Chutney, Walnuts, Apple, Grapes$16.00

                                      1. Sweet Grass, Camembert, Cow's Milk, Georgia 2. Grafton, Clothbound Cheddar, Cows Milk, Vermont 3. La Casaeria Carpenedo, Sheep's Milk, Italy 4. Point Reyes, Bay Bleu, Cow's Milk, California

                                      • Artisanal Charcuterie Plate, Olives, Dijon Mustard, Cornichons$16.00

                                        5. Prosciutto 6. Duck Pate 7. Spanish Chorizo 8. Smoked Duck

                                        Last updated: October 4, 2021

                                        What 755 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.8
                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.8Food
                                        • 4.8Service
                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                        • 4.6Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        • Washington, D.C. Area

                                          Notable Wine List

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                                        1. C

                                          Christine

                                          Washington DC

                                          12 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined today

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Mussels Monday is always excellent! I have also been to the Wine House for brunch and other dinners and it is very consistent. It has been a favorite of mine for years.

                                        2. P

                                          Paul

                                          Washington DC

                                          35 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          35 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          Both the beet salad and the seafood stew were delicious. I ordered the cheese grits and added them to the seafood stew, perfect combo. My wife liked the salmon and gnocchi. The gnocchi were excellent, lots of potato and very little flour, perfectly done. We had a petite Syrah to accompany the meal that was just right.

                                        3. MS

                                          MichelleS

                                          Washington DC

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Consistently a GREAT meal!

                                        4. S

                                          Sluf

                                          Baltimore

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and spirits.....easy to talk during dinner. Service excellent! Book a reservation!!

                                        5. TM

                                          ThomasM

                                          Hawaii

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We have been going to the Wine House for almost 10 years and are never disappointed. The menu is simple but delicious and the friendly service is the best. Highly recommended!

                                        6. BL

                                          BernadetteL

                                          Chicago

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food, service, and ambiance. Very reasonable prices. Definitely on the favorites list.

                                        7. M

                                          Mark

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and service. Wine recommendations are terrific!

                                        8. k

                                          kreeves

                                          Washington DC

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great dinner with family for a birthday. The waiter was wonderful and food delicious

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on January 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always a great time at Wine House!

                                        10. f

                                          ffxdiner

                                          Washington DC

                                          173 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          173 reviews

                                          Dined on January 6, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Had another good experience here. Danielle was our server & took excellent care of us. This time I had the shrimp & grits plus shared the beet salad with my husband. They were very good.

                                        11. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had an amazing New Years Eve dinner! Everything was spectacular from the service to the food and presentation. Our only request is more California Pinot Noirs. Well done chef!

                                        12. MP

                                          MaryP

                                          Washington DC

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on December 30, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great lunch! Server was wonderful & food delicious! Perfect!

                                        13. JH

                                          JenniferH

                                          San Francisco

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on December 29, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food, ambience, and wine are all perfect!

                                        14. T

                                          Toffeeandcheese

                                          Houston

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on December 28, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food as usual. Shannon was a lovely server!

                                        15. LM

                                          LMS1

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 21, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a wonderful dinner at The Wine House. The food was delicious and the wine was fabulous. I would highly recommend this place.

                                        16. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on December 20, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great atmosphere, food and service. A favorite of ours

                                        17. F

                                          Foodie2021

                                          Washington DC

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on December 15, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          What a great find—from the food, wine, service! It was one of the best food experience & date nights out in awhile! We’ll definitely be returning!

                                        18. M

                                          Mima

                                          Washington DC

                                          13 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on December 15, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful ambiance, good menu options, delicious food and excellent service. Of course, outstanding wine choices.

                                        19. J

                                          Jeff

                                          Washington DC

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                                          overall3food5service5ambience2

                                          We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was prompt and attentive without being intrusive. Food and beverages were excellent. We noted that when other diners departed, the staff made a special effort to sanitize their tables. A negative was that the restaurant was very noisy because diners spoke very loudly without regard for other patrons.

                                        20. CP

                                          CherylP

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on December 10, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Ashley is always awesome!!!

                                        21. WW

                                          WantWineWithThat

                                          Washington DC

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on December 9, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Went out with some friends for a long leisurely lunch at the Wine House. We had an appetizer of french fries and champagne. An awesome combo. Had the Wine House Salad with Salmon, which was delicious. My friend liked his Monti Cristo and another enjoyed the salad with flat iron steak. The wine selection is superb with something for every palate. The inventory turns over quickly and each time I go there I find something interesting to try and a reasonable price. The wines we had were delicious, the Pence Ranch Pinot Noir and the Fableist Zinfandal (206) made the meal. For dessert we had W&J Grahams 20 year old tawny port with a chocolate grenache. Awesome! The server, Teresa was also outstanding and we lingered most of the afternoon without feeling rushed to leave. Overall a great experience. .

                                        22. BP

                                          BillP

                                          Washington DC

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          Had an amazing birthday dinner at The Wine House. The food was really good a huge reasonably priced wine by the glass list and I can’t say enough about our server Theresa she made the evening.

                                        23. SK

                                          SKDW

                                          Hawaii

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very nice restaurant and I will definitely return again

                                        24. S

                                          Sisters5

                                          Washington DC

                                          25 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          25 reviews

                                          Dined on November 24, 2021

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          It was a cold evening and I was sitting next to the window, so a bit chilly. But the appetizers were good, entrees very good, wine too. All the displayed wine bottles, wood tables, floors, etc., made it welcoming. Family in town so was great fun seeing what they enjoyed too. Kitchen and staff were busy but we were well attended to. We would definitely go back again and try other entrees.

                                        25. WW

                                          WantWineWithThat

                                          Washington DC

                                          10 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on November 22, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Went on a Monday night and the place was packed. That will tell you something. The food is delicious, Monday is mussels night. I highly recommend the rack of lamb as well. But really it’s the wine selection that just goes over the top. Wines priced at all levels. The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. They really make it fun trying different wines

                                        26. J

                                          Jons

                                          Pittsburgh

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on November 22, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Been wanting to dine there for over 15 years and wondering why it took so long to do so. The mussels were outstanding as was the appetizer, the wine, the service, the ambience.

                                        27. MZ

                                          MarkZ

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Completely proved my expectations. Appetizers and wine were on the table before we even settled down in our chairs. entries came with no delay either. All the dishes were of great quality. Will come again.

                                        28. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great selection of wines, amazing choice of foods, I never had wild boar so that was unique. Awesome ability to make a reservation on short notice.

                                        29. DM

                                          DennisM

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 15, 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                          There were three of us on a Sunday night. We had reservations but we probably didn't need them. The food portions were a reasonable size, not to big or too small. It is probably a little more expensive than our usual choice of restaurants. The music was a little loud for our tastes but not unreasonable for the age level of the majority of the people there (they were quite a bit younger than two of us).

                                        30. WL

                                          WilliamL

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 11, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Outstanding service and delicious food and wine! This is our new favorite place for a date night. Love it!

                                        31. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Washington DC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 11, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Teresa was the most wonderful server and the whole restaurant took such good care of us. The food and wine is great every single time - you can’t have a bad meal here!

                                        32. b

                                          breakfastlover

                                          Washington DC

                                          253 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          253 reviews

                                          Dined on November 11, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          The beet salad and duck were excellent. And the recommended Wine of the week was top notch.

                                        33. f

                                          ffxdiner

                                          Washington DC

                                          174 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          174 reviews

                                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had dinner with another couple. All of ordered the crab cake special that came with a salad. It's been a while since it was on the menu & am glad it's back. Was delicious.

                                        34. J

                                          Julebird

                                          Washington DC

                                          31 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          31 reviews

                                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Would love to see some new additions/ changes to the menu, otherwise consistently very good.

                                        35. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Central Coast

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                          Great place

                                        36. CD

                                          CongressDJ

                                          Washington DC

                                          9 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful staff and location. The food was amazing! Highly recommend their spicy ahi tuna. Yum! Wine is a personal choice but they seem to do it well. :)

                                        37. J

                                          Joanne

                                          Washington DC

                                          71 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          71 reviews

                                          Dined on November 10, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent as always. .

                                        38. SA

                                          SteveA

                                          New England

                                          8 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on November 8, 2021

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Outstanding value for money. The pre fixe menu is amazing.

                                        39. HM

                                          HelpMeWander

                                          Washington DC

                                          18 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          18 reviews

                                          Dined on November 5, 2021

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          The ambiance is nice and the wine selection is varied and reasonably priced. It is relatively small, so your server is never too far away and service is not an issue. The crab cake special had more filler than any other that I have had. Tasty, but not crab. Overall, food is good.

                                        40. v

                                          vc136

                                          Washington DC

                                          55 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          55 reviews

                                          Dined on October 30, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent expansive wine list, great service and good food -a gem!

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                                        The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 755 OpenTable diners.

                                        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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                                        Google Map for The Wine House

                                        3950 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030

                                        • Cross street

                                          University Street/North Street/123

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Fairfax

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
                                          Brunch
                                          Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                                          Lunch
                                          Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                                          Dinner
                                          Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
                                          Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                          Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          French American, Wine Bar

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Enter multi level parking garage on University Drive or Chain Bridge Road, drive to Level P4, park and exit to the courtyard with The Wine House being on the corner as you exit.

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Additional

                                          Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (703) 352-2211

                                        • Catering

                                          Customized, with wine and small plate food pairing options, simple but tasty. Staff available to introduce wines to create an experience. In house and corporate event options available.

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Please email General Manager, Dinah Herring at dinah@winehouseonline.com to inquire about private events.

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