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Vinoteca

4.0
4
1035 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Devoted to locally-sourced produce and artisanal wines and spirits, this contemporary American wine-centric restaurant offers up toothsome fare for every palate, budget, and occasion.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The upstairs lounge at Vinoteca is a versatile and cozy space, equipped to handle a wide range of private events. With its Old World décor, soft candlelight, enchanting chandeliers, and mellow wine cellar feel, the lounge provides guests with a captivating and unique venue in which to create a memorable event. It is furnished with vintage couches, chairs, and tables. Depending on the type of event, the lounge can be rearranged to allow for the best experience possible. The space accommodates twenty-five guests for a seated service and thirty guests for an instructional wine class. For standing receptions, the lounge holds seventy-five guests.In addition to the lounge, there is the Plaza, which is a beautiful outdoor bar and bocce court. While it is not typically available for rental, the two corner communal tables may be reserved. Each table has an approximate capacity of twelve guests.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Luu: (202) 332-9463

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    11th and U

  • Parking details

    Recommended street parking on 11th Street (between T & U Streets). Also, $10 parking lot across the street (right next to Lee's Flower Shop).

  • Public transit

    Green/Yellow line to U Street/African-American War Memorial/Cardozo Metro station. Take 10th Street exit. Walk one block west.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,035 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Barb

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The waitress/bartender was perfect in every way.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food1service1ambience1
    Awful :( really bad service and really loud! Server spilled a drink on one of their guests!
  3. R

    Rachel

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went here for brunch recently and really enjoyed the food and bottomless mimosas. Service was great as well. The only downside is that the acoustics are absolutely terrible- the restaurant wasn't even full and we had to practically shout to be heard.
  4. PB

    PwB4

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brunch with friends here is always a pleasure. The food is as expected, delicious! Ambiance never disappoints. Especially the music selection!!! Always options weather inside, outside, at the bar or in the rear courtyard. And most importantly, never seems to be overcrowded like most Brunch spots in DC. 💁🏾‍♂️
  5. k

    kelleynicole

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The service was awful. Plain and simple. There was only one waiter in the entire restaurant and he was combative. Their pancakes were delicious though!
  6. GD

    GiovannaD21

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was decent but nothing special. Bellini was good, but I would see this as a good spot for a glass of wine and small plates rather than for brunch.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good value for the dollar, but way too much Drake on the stereo.
  8. G

    Gibbyluv

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Vinoteca for Brunch last Sunday. We sat in the back patio area and it was lovely! Food was great. Our waiter was the bartender and was very busy but super friendly. Will definitely go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We had a good time at Vinoteca. The service was just OK. We had to beg for our server to bring us food and mimosas. The noise level was loud which wasn’t an issue but it did make the group have to shout to hear each other.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very loud! I was shouting across the table
  11. TJ

    TammyJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great classy brunch spot with friends! Excellent service super clean and comfortable.
  12. CT

    CharlieT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    They weren’t able to redeem my open table reward
  13. JL

    JacobL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We had the worst experience here for brunch last Sunday. Though we have been several times in the past, something has changed. This was caused by the deplorable customer service. We came in and were seated quickly. The staff was pleasant until our waiter came over to get our drink order. My friend ordered a spicy bloody mary. It was extremely spicy and almost pure salt... we like spice but neither of us could drink it. He asked the server if he could switch to a regular bloody mary and was told it wouldn't change a think, he asked again can I just try it... the sever was extremely rude and said "no I told it it wont change", stormed off and then cam back with just the mix. He tried it and it was not good, so was about to order a mimosa instead, but the waiter didn't even wait we had to ask him to stop so we could order. The waiter responded "Do you want to try that too? Are you sure, you should try it first... have you ever has a mimosa?" We tried to let it slide, but when the next member of our party joined us five minutes later the waiter came over, he ordered a mimosa and said "Do you want to try it first? Maybe you should taste it..." The table was shocked, this friend was not even here and our waiter was rude and confrontational for no reason... The waiter then turned to my friend (who ordered the bloody mary) and said: "Do you want to try his first?" At this point, we decided to just leave... I have never been treated like this in a D.C. restaurant, we used to love this place and will never return. Disrespectful, rude, and outright disrespectful. Poor marks all around do not go here.
  14. RD

    RyneD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Vinoteca serves great food, but the venue is so loud that even the staff can’t hear. This creates a really lousy brunch environment even if the food and drinks are great. Please invest in some sound control for the dining room
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were really disappointed so we just left. There was no host/hostess, and to get service outside you had to go to the bartender who was doing too many things at once. Food might be good, but who wants to pay $20+ a person to essentially get counter service only?
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the food, drinks and service!
  17. P

    Phil

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was not that good... much better tapas at other places in the city. Good live music though.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Place was empty yet servers were nowhere to be found...waited 5 minutes to be seated and another 15 for a waiter to come with menus.
  19. CG

    ChelsieG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    It was nice, but they didn’t specify on the bottomless mimosas. Usually it would Come with the entree, not a separate bill.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Tooooooooo loud!
  21. MG

    MatthewG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Couple things: - Took too long for our drinks and food to come out - Wish there was some music being played outside - The outside tables weren't very sturdy - drinks could've easily spilled
  22. LS

    LaSalleDuSport

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The huevos rancheros was excellent. The weather was perfect, so I'm glad we got a chance to sit outside. Our server was a bit inattentive and slow, unfortunately. Very nice, but clearly was not on. Food and ambiance was good though.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good drink option before a concert
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Truly terrible experience this past Sat night. Have been to Vinoteca several times and never had an experience like this. Waited 20 mins after being seated with no server. Eventually host (Not server) came to take order after I pointed it out but said he had “never done this before.” When server finally came over, we asked “are you our server?” Response was “I could be.” Kitchen ran out of staples including burgers, chicken wings, etc. One of the very few other tables in the dining room walked out. I think Vinoteca needs to determine whether it is a full service restaurant or not. If it is not, then stop pretending and set expectations accordingly.
  25. AJ

    AvivaJ

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The service was HORRIBLE. Both the indoor and outdoor seating areas were packed and they only had 1 server!! We had to wait almost 2 hours to get our food and the waiter was rude. The management needs to fix this!!!
  26. AS

    AshleyS

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to sit outside for brunch. I came here with my dad on a perfect Saturday and we sat outside. The food was also really great. I had the duck confit Benedict and it was just fantastic. Would definitely recommend.
  27. DC

    DCDiner

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food was very good and the ambiance was great! A little pricey.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    They were out of the first 4 bottles of wine we wanted to order. Then we told the manager to select a bottle that fit the description we were looking for but didn’t want the price to be outrageous- he brought us a $200 bottle. Food was mediocre, service terrible and what wine bar is out of wine?!
  29. c

    corneliusj

    St. Louis

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The food was great the service could’ve been much better
  30. JS

    JennyS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Had a reservation and took about 15 minutes to seat us. Sat down and took an additional 15 minutes minutes to take our order. Extremely loud inside. Food is good but service is not.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was so good and the service was great. However, a large party was seated in the middle of the dining room and the entire restaurant became extremely loud. Our table had to shout in order to speak to each other.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good and the atmosphere is fun. The place was empty though
  33. PC

    PCon

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    It was a nice place to try, but definitely won't be going back. The food was decent - nothing out of this world.
  34. L

    Lulu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food - massive portions - Try to get in Michael's section, he'll make sure you get your money's worth on the bottomless.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Usually a favorite of mine, this Sunday appeared to be out of the ordinary. Our table wasn’t ready when promised and it took forever to get drinks and food. Appears there was only one server. Once we got the food, it was fantastic.
  36. JM

    JamesM

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Well...won’t be going back again.
  37. MO

    MargaretO

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was great and drinks were good. Service wasn’t great. Waiter seemed overwhelmed and couldn’t handle. It was extremely loud too.
  38. SS

    ShahnS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding and the food was great.
  39. JP

    JasonP

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Waiter was exceedingly unknowledgable about wine service. Bottle was wrong temperature. Food was overpriced and small.
  40. BL

    BrittanyL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great boozy brunch!

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Vinoteca is rated 4 stars by 1035 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th and U

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Recommended street parking on 11th Street (between T & U Streets). Also, $10 parking lot across the street (right next to Lee's Flower Shop).

  • Public transit

    Green/Yellow line to U Street/African-American War Memorial/Cardozo Metro station. Take 10th Street exit. Walk one block west.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 332-9463

  • Private party facilities

    The upstairs lounge at Vinoteca is a versatile and cozy space, equipped to handle a wide range of private events. With its Old World décor, soft candlelight, enchanting chandeliers, and mellow wine cellar feel, the lounge provides guests with a captivating and unique venue in which to create a memorable event. It is furnished with vintage couches, chairs, and tables. Depending on the type of event, the lounge can be rearranged to allow for the best experience possible. The space accommodates twenty-five guests for a seated service and thirty guests for an instructional wine class. For standing receptions, the lounge holds seventy-five guests.In addition to the lounge, there is the Plaza, which is a beautiful outdoor bar and bocce court. While it is not typically available for rental, the two corner communal tables may be reserved. Each table has an approximate capacity of twelve guests.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Luu: (202) 332-9463

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