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.
We enjoyed ourselves. Good food. Very good wine selection. Excellent service.
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.
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.
It was almost too loud to think let alone hold a conversation.
The food took forever to come out and it was lukewarm with no poor taste.
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.
Friends and I shared a holiday lunch and had an amazing time. I will be making a reservation for my birthday next month!
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.
Service was FANTASTIC! Great experience!
A delectable menu for any any palette that offers wonderful service and serene dining atmosphere right on U Street.
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.
Excellent brunch and super cozy atmosphere
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.
Food was sub par at best, burger was terrible, ribs were chewy, lettuce was not washed- give this place a pass
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
great food and great service, sangira and wine list was awesome!
I had the Steak & Eggs Poutine which was AMAZING. Great value for the unlimited Mimosas as well.
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.
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.
Great for brunch, and the bottomless mimosas are a great option.
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.
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.
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.
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!
It was WAY too loud. I could barely hear my friend sitting right next me. That was not enjoyable.
Avoid the cheesecake. It's a product of that nasty deconstructionist trend. Can't we just bake and cook authentically anymore?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing service, staff went out of their way to make our celebration special! Food was average.
In general terms, the place offers everything you need for a very nice evening!
Food was fine and service was great but the restaurant was so loud. Very difficult to have conversations.
The food at Vinoteca is always great and they change their menu up frequently. My favorite thing is the bottomless mimosas are only $18. A great value. Service is great. I would highly recommend for brunch rather its 2 of you or a group!
I had been to Vinoteca for brunch and happy hour in the past but never for dinner. We picked Vinoteca for a girl's night out (5 people total) and to celebrate a friend's accomplishment. We started dinner with a cheese and charcuterie tasting board which were both quite good.
For dinner we decided to share the family style orecchiette (the portion was huge), grilled romaine, chesapeake blue crab risotto (also a large portion), and a flank steak special. The food came out quickly, everything was tasty, and the portion sizes were sufficient; we even had leftovers to take home.
Overall the service was great and when the bill came and we split it evenly among us, it was not pricey at all given that we also ordered two bottles of wine with the meal.
When making the reservation I noted that we were getting together to share a friend's achievement. At the end of the meal, the restaurant provided us with 5 complimentary glasses of prosecco and a handwritten note for our friend telling her how proud we were of her. We were all really moved by the gesture and definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion.
This brunch was amazing! Terrific Service! Never saw the bottom of my mimosa glass. Terrific Food! Well prepared and delicious combinations!
Service was superlative, our waiter was on top of everything, almost attentive to a fault - he even timed the arrival of new cocktails to arrive at the moment the previous one finished, even though we had made the order many minutes in advance. Truly skilled and attentive service.
Food was excellent. Not huge servings, but filling. Cheese plates are delicious but the prices are daylight robbery. The prosciutto was worth every penny.
Cocktails were excellent.
The desert cake appeared uninspired but turned out to be good, with multiple flavors hidden away inside as you continued eating. It was still dense as a brick though.
A great place for a date, special occasion, or a place to try out some excellent drinks and have a light bite before going someplace else for something more substantial.