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About Vinoteca

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.

1940 11th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
11th and U

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 332-9463

Website:
http://www.vinotecadc.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Anna Miller

Additional:
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

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!

Vinoteca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Special Occasion (3)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Romantic (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was FANTASTIC! Great experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent brunch and super cozy atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Kent)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

In general terms, the place offers everything you need for a very nice evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was fine and service was great but the restaurant was so loud. Very difficult to have conversations.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This brunch was amazing! Terrific Service! Never saw the bottom of my mimosa glass. Terrific Food! Well prepared and delicious combinations!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The service was shockingly bad. Servers were very polite, but it didn't seem there was a server assigned to our table. Any time we needed something we had to hunt down a server. One of the people in our party ordered an entree and asked if it had a specific thing in it that he was allergic to (garlic) and he was assured there would be no problem. Then another server came and told us that there WAS garlic in it--as the rest of the party was being served their food. The rest of us finished eating before my friend was even able to hunt down a server to change his order.

I will say that it didn't appear to be the fault of any server in particular that we weren't being taken care of. Also, the food was phenomenal. But if I'm going to spend that kind of money on dinner, I don't want to have so much difficulty getting service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I'd not been to Vinoteca in a while and my recent brunch experience was simply not great. They were clearly understaffed and every table was trying to flag down servers. Due the their under staffing, the server actually suggested we forgo the bottomless mimosa option as she couldn't realistically keep our glasses full with that many tables. The food was also just o.k. Finally, I guess because the doors were open, there were jumbo flies inside.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

I really love this place. Its my favorite place for dates. The food is always decadent and so in the wine. In the summer its perfect to start out back with a glass of wine then head inside for a cozy dinner. I did notice the duck was off the menu last time, which was a little sad. But they replaced it with an AMAZING lobster dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Brunch is everything! I could not get enough of the endless mimosa’s. The service was unknowledgeable and very inattentive. But was satisfied with my food and drinks!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Excellent place, ambiance and food! Brunch are the best! Enjoyed the mimosa pitcher A LOT!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I went to Vinoteca with a friend who was in town visiting. We wanted to have a casual drink and be able to catch up and chat. It happened to be St. Patrick's day, so I was worried most bars would be crazy crowded on this Friday night, so I thought a wine bar seemed like a safe bet for quiet conversation. Vinoteca was perfect for the occasion. It was quiet and not very crowded at all. Our waitress was super sweet and helpful. When we ordered a bottle of CA Sauvignon Blanc she mentioned that the New Zealand Sauv B was her favorite, and it was cheaper, so we went with that one instead and it was great. The food was OK. The octopus salad was just ok, the grilled Caesar was way overdressed, but we got a charcuterie plate and ricotta cheese with grilled crusty bread that was awesome. Overall a really nice experience!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I'm so over small plates! Very expensive for the quality. Great wine selection, as would be expected. Service was wonderful. Quite loud!

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We love Vinotecca! Luca was the best server ever.... crazy knowledgeable and super fun!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We ate at Vinoteca for DC's Restaurant Week, which meant a limited menu but more food for a cheaper price. Vinoteca also offered a wine pairing for each course, and that made everything so easy. Food was good, especially the house-made ricotta and the potato/portobello quiche. Loud and noisy, but it was a Saturday night at a young & lively restaurant in the U St Corridor, so that was to be expected!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List
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