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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

3.4
965 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Vinifera is an urban sanctuary in one of America's most renowned suburbs. We specialize in American Cuisine with a twist. Come try the award winning dishes prepared by our culinary team in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Using a variety of locally grown and organic ingredients. Experience our renowned wines by the glass or by the bottle. We also offer a variety of spirits and local beers. Come join us in our relaxing lounge, welcoming dining room or patio with Hawaiian fire pits and plants to enhance the senses.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 234-3550
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Vinifera offers on and off site catering to accommodate your business, or personal needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Reston Parkway
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and free garage parking are available.
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Public transit
Weihle Silver Line Metro minutes away
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Entertainment
Flat Screen TV in lounge area. Subtle background music in dining room
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Vinifera to inquire about our featured events for the month.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The staff at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro would be happy to help you with your private dining needs. Our Private Bottle Room can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated event, and, weather permitting, it can open up to our garden terrace which accommodates up to 50 guests.

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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 965 People Are Saying
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3.4  based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined a day ago

It is attached to the Westin hotel and was crowded and noisy with a hotel event.

We were seated promptly and the menu looked great; however after sitting there for 17 minutes and never receiving a greeting (much less water, menus, or a cocktail list) we got up and left.

If you represent as a restaurant, then you have to manage it professionally- this was run like a hotel lounge that also serves food (maybe)...

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TracerGirl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was very good ... couch area nice ... bar area cramped, awkward layout. Dining room lacked ambiance. Wine list was interesting & servers fairly knowledgeable on wine list. Food was good ... broccoli jalapeño & Brussel sprout were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day k bad reservation for two. We get there on time at 8 PM and half the Restaurant was empty even though open table was only showing next reservation at 10 PM. Not sure what was the issue with the management. Finally we are seated and order a bottle of wine. The server did not seem like he was in his best mood. He bought two room service wine glasses as this place is part of hotel. I could see at bar plenty of real wine glasses sitting and requested to speak with manager. The manager gladly went to bar and got us two real wine glasses and poured our wine. Now I requested a decanter for wine. The server was very upset. Finally in his rude attitude he asked if we wanted to order starters and I ordered chicken wings and shrimp cocktail. He gave us pork ribs and shrimp cocktail. We did not complain this time. Finally we were still on our first glass of wine when Place out dinner order. Right after that the fire alarm for whole hotel lighted up and the siren started going up. All guests were told to leave the restaurant and go outside. Two fire engines show up. I tried to locate a person in Restaurant to see if we can pay for our wine and leave but the person said nobody can go inside and made faces. We had a show date later and had to leave in an hour. We waited 20-30 minutes and finally had to take off. There was no instructions from anyone as to how to pay or not pay for glass of wine we had in our hand. We finally took off and eat at a nearby fast food and went to our show. What a way to celebrate valentines. Why would a Restuarant this size should have problem giving you real wine glasses. Why the server say we are super busy when the 60% place was empty at 8 PM. This was second time and last time there as a guest. The hotel is not doing something right to run such a place so

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Terrible service.
Enough said

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vipDebbie (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We couldn't hear each other across the table, with only a party of 5. It was nearly impossible to get the waiter's attention, and service was very slow, on a Wednesday night. When we asked for bread and said "we're dying here," the waiter acted like nothing was unusual. The food tasted good, but for the price and poor service, it was not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Service going down hill. You had better staff. But don’t blame the staff. Blame the management. No attention to details anymore. Little attention to the personal touch.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice place. Only complaint from our group was that there were no veggies included. Available for fee.

Half price wine on Sat-Sun worthwhile.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and loved it. Unfortunately something has changed. This past Saturday night I was delighted to hear that wine bottles were half price. That was great news. Unfortunately things went South from there. The waiter was new and nervous and absent. We could not get bread delivered to the table. The risotto was awful. The Sommelier had quit the prior day so no one knew enough to recommend a wine for us. I will not go back.

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ScottG (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a wine bar we hadn't been to before and selected this one on OpenTable because it was a 1000-point bonus hour. That said, we still had high hopes for it, as it looked good in photos, and the menu was intriguing, if a bit high priced. Once we arrived and realized it was in a Westin, the pricing was explained. We were seated cordially and quickly (it was pretty empty for a Friday night), but there the experience went down a bit. It took a good 10-15 minutes before our waiter came to us even to offer a glass of water, much less take orders for drinks or any food. When he did finally arrive, we were well-ready to order our meals - two drinks, the same soup for us both, and two appetizers to share. He didn't write anything down and when he walked away, I remarked to my wife that I'm always really impressed when a waiter can memorize whole orders like that. However, 10 minutes later he came back with a paper and pencil and asked us to repeat the order "for the kitchen." After another substantial wait, he brought out only my wife's drink. Then came back 5 minutes later with my drink. A little bit after that, I saw another couple waiters come out with what looked like our soups, only to deliver them - and our appetizers - to the table next to us. Our waiter came out a minute or so later and brought the food to us instead. The food was adequate, but didn't blow us away. (The drinks, bar specials, were actually quite yummy.) The waiter did check back with us a couple times while we were eating. Overall, not a horrible experience, but just disappointing. There's nothing there that would make us rush to return.

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vipAnthony (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Pretty much empty. Food was mediocre and the wait staff way below par.

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