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Vinoteca

4.5
1046 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sat-Sun 11AM-3PM
Dinner: Tue-Thu 5PM-10PM, Fri-Sat 5PM-11PM
Bar: Tue-Fri 5PM-Close, Sat-Sun 11AM-Close
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Phone number
(202) 332-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anna Miller
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th and U
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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).
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Public transit
Green/Yellow line to U Street/African-American War Memorial/Cardozo Metro station. Take 10th Street exit. Walk one block west.
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Special events & promotions
On select Tuesdays from 7:PM to 8:30PM, Vinoteca holds wine classes in our private dining room. $40 per person inclusive of wine, food pairing, instructor, and $5 Vinoteca gift card.


Join Vinoteca & DC Bocce League on Mondays & Tuesdays in the PLAZA!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1046 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great Happy Hour Menu--Charcuterie Board was fantastic

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

For the price, the food doesn’t cut it. My pasta was very overcooked and the shrimp was unseasoned. They also don’t carry a large number of the wines on their menu, which is concerning for a self proclaimed “wine house”.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Had an early dinner before an event at The Lincoln Theater. Great menu & Wine list. Would recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I liked the bar seating at the window. That is all.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Back patio was lovely for a date on a nice spring day

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A few friends had Saturday brunch. Everyone enjoyed it. The food and drinks were great. The place had a neighborhood feel. It was active, but not jammed full of people, as some places can be. Also, the waiter didn’t seem overly pressed for us to leave.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I love Vinoteca! My friends and I came in for brunch and it’s all worth it. The service was excellent , our server made sure our glasses were full giving that $18.00 unlimited mimosas worth the money . The food was not unlimited but it was good and flavorful and it went very well with the mimosas. I highly recommend Vinoteca a go to brunch spot in D.C.
One tip is that if you do book through open table you cannot pay the bill through open table so just a heads up.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We enjoyed ourselves. Good food. Very good wine selection. Excellent service.

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Entirely underwhelming. This was my first time here for brunch and likely won’t go again. There are too many other great options out there.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

This was the go to place for my friends and I but after this last experience we've decided not to return. Our server was great and the food was okay but a negative experience with the MOD made us feel unwelcome. Which is unfortunate because we were loyal customers until this last visit.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

It was almost too loud to think let alone hold a conversation.

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1.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The food took forever to come out and it was lukewarm with no poor taste.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Great brunch, very friendly but not overly attentive service. Noise level very high but, with only 2 in our party, we were able to converse easily. Not sure I would feel the same with a larger group.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Friends and I shared a holiday lunch and had an amazing time. I will be making a reservation for my birthday next month!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch. They pretty strictly enforce the 2 hour limit for bottomless mimosas but they are NOT stingy with the pour. Our glasses were always full and the server was super friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was FANTASTIC! Great experience!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

A delectable menu for any any palette that offers wonderful service and serene dining atmosphere right on U Street.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was cold! I even asked for another side of home fries becuase mine were cold and the replacement was still cold. The server was nice, but a little forgetful. Overall, it was fine.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent brunch and super cozy atmosphere

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my second brunch experience. The patio area is so quaint. The steak pountine is great and the enchiladas are delightful. The bottomless mimosas are a fair price($18). The cinnamon roll was a little disappointing though. But I will be back.

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1.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was sub par at best, burger was terrible, ribs were chewy, lettuce was not washed- give this place a pass

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2.0Dined on October 12, 2017

This place use to be one of my favorite places in the city, but it has turned from a great restaurant to a bar with bar food

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

great food and great service, sangira and wine list was awesome!

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

I had the Steak & Eggs Poutine which was AMAZING. Great value for the unlimited Mimosas as well.

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed our overall Vinoteca experience! The service was amazing and the host was understanding of our party being late for the reservation.

The food, however, wasn't as good. I ordered the Jambalaya Grits and was at least expecting a few full size shrimp. I didn't know it would all be blended together - I even mentioned it to the server. The taste was also bland.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Went for restaurant week, but will DEFINITELY return. Everything was totally delish, from the drinks to the dessert. Our server, can't remember his name, was a delight. Very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Cute restaurant with very nice decor and great music.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Great for brunch, and the bottomless mimosas are a great option.

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1.0Dined on August 12, 2017

The server failed to put our order into the kitchen. After an hour, she was reminded, and the items finally came. The taste was nothing to come back for.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Worst. Service. Ever.

We sat at a table where our server gave us attitude: threw menus at us; ignored our table for a while; came to ask for our orders (and I mean this literally) loudly chewing gum, never making eye contact/looking at the wall across us; then proceeded to blatantly avoid our calls to her from our table- in one instance, she locked eyes with my girlfriend as she stormed defiantly past us. Lol!

To add insult to injury, after she rushed through our orders by bringing us the check before we asked for it- we had been there for 50 minutes, exactly, at that point- a bus boy gently approached our table and asked us if we could move to the bar because the next reservation had arrived. I reiterate: 50 minutes. We were in utter disbelief. This was our first visit to Vinoteca, and I'm sad to say I won't be seeing their Benedict with duck confit again. There is bad service, then there's Vinoteca.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Wine selection was very good and service was great but that's where it ends. Overpriced bar food takes up most of the space on the menu. One outstanding dish is the shrimp and avocado salad; a tiny bit heavy on the dressing but flavors are excellent. All in all this place amounts to a local hangout with solid wine selection, inventive cocktails and one menu item for which to return but otherwise, Vinoteca has passed its prime.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Vinoteca has great food, but it is extremely loud in the main dining area during brunch. So loud that you can barely hear anyone you're seated with or the servers. If weather permits, front or back patio is the best option, if you want to engage in a conversation without having to yell. Bar area was also quieter than the main dining area. But the food is delicious!

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

It was WAY too loud. I could barely hear my friend sitting right next me. That was not enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Avoid the cheesecake. It's a product of that nasty deconstructionist trend. Can't we just bake and cook authentically anymore?

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Great menu and offerings, slow service for all part of the meal. Our waitress came two times within five minutes of us sitting down, and then rarely checked in after that. Our drinks took forever to get to us, which the host very kindly comped us. Then we waited and waited for our entrees, upon which we were comped another round of drinks, which we later we charged for on our menu. Overall a good brunch, but wouldn't rush to go back.

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2.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Very disappointed. I recommended my group of friends that brunches once a month to go to Vinoteca. I had had brunch there a few weeks ago and it was great. This past weekend however was completely different. The server maybe spoke 5 words to us total, we would have to wave her down anytime we needed something or she wouldn't come over, and it took 45 minutes to get the check. It ended up being a rather stressful meal, and we will not be back.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Was able to snag a 1130 brunch early Sunday morning. Great spot, pretty, easy street parking, friendly/fast wait staff and great food. It was the perfect patio brunch spot. Not the typical loud DC spot, which isnt a horrible thing but sometimes you want to enjoy a cocktail, brunch and friends in an atmosphere with normal sound decibels. Would strongly recommend RSVP early.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

This is a cool unique neighborhood option - the location is great!
Wine list is great. Cocktails - meh.
Food is fine. Def try the Crab Risotto!
Needs more desserts or better recommendations of desserts in the area. Overall would def go back and have already recommended it to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Great food and EXCELLENT service! The mimosas are top notch and are not just glasses of OJ with a splash of sparkling wine.

Pro tip: There is a great patio out back. While they don't serve bottomless brunch out there, when you're done with your food, ask your waiter/waitress for a refill of mimosa, pay, and then head out back to enjoy the weather! You'll probably end up staying out there for a few hours enjoying the scenery and the other fantastic drinks on their menu.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Vinoteca is my favorite place in DC to grab brunch. Great menu. Excellent staff. Bottomless Brunch. If you are in the mood they also have a bocci ball court in the back for some afternoon fun.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Amazing service, staff went out of their way to make our celebration special! Food was average.

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