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Flight Wine Bar

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220 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Flight is an intimate restaurant and wine bar in the historic Chinatown neighborhood of DC. The award-winning wine list is curated by husband and wife duo and sommeliers, Kabir Amir and Swati Bose. The globally-diverse wine list is paired with a small seasonal dinner menu. Friendly and knowledgeable staff make the experience delightful.

Menus can be perused on the Flight website. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating capacity.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 220 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service!!! Called ahead to let them know my reservation was for a friends birthday. They happily arranged a bottle of sparkling wine be delivered to the table upon our arrival and when they did they wished my friend a happy birthday. Just amazing service over the phone and at the restaurant, super friendly, nice, attentive, and accommodating.

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CarenE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar and had wonderful service from Fiona. She was attentive and made great selections for our flights of wine. The food was also excellent. My only caveat is that there are only 3-4 happy hour food items. Wish there were a few others.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Arrived right at 5pm they open and sat at the bar with my sister. Few people were already waiting outside and since it’s kinda small, would suggest getting there early. Nice wine selection and prices for HH. Snack for HH limited but full menu with some great options.

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vipBeJust
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner and drinks for a friend at Flight Wine Bar Saturday evening. We arrived early for our reservation and was shown to a table in an area we requested. The variety of wines and thoughtful groupings to make flights was impressive! We had a few tastes of certain wines to help us decide on the combinations we liked, and each of us ordered a flight. It was fun to learn about new wines and enjoy old favorites. Also ordered dinner, each ordering a different entrée and everyone was pleased. I had the faro and cauliflower entrée and it was truly a delight! The faro gives a wonderfully rich flavor, and the prep make it cream almost like a risotto. While I would cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces, it was nicely grilled. My companions had the salmon and a shrimp dish and we all enjoyed it. Dessert was another flight of wine.

Our waiter, without our prompting, applied a discount to our tab as a courtesy for those attending a performance at Shakespeare Theater (we had just seen The Amen Corner, also wonderful). We appreciated his thoughtfulness. Great wines, service and food. We will definitely be back!

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vipdcworker
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything is good. The food menu is limited and the wine menu is extensive. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great wine!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and fun place. The food and wine were great. They have a really creative menu. We'll be back. The staff were all very professional courteous and very responsive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Day - excellent 4 course dinner with wine pairings. Our service was excellent too. I always enjoy the vibe of the place and have a great time.

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AnnaN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique food and nice choices of wines. Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come here all the time for a quick glass of wine and it is always an exceptional experience. Fiona waits on me regularly and she is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a new experience and loved all of it! The food, the wine, the look! 10/10 would go again

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vipBonnieL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff is fantastic!!!

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vipjpindc
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flight is one of the best wine bars on the East coast. I fear leaving too positive a review because I won't be able to get a table but I can't stop recommending this amazing place.

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Sara
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant and wine bar was just what the doctor ordered while on a weekend getaway. The staff was amazing, did fantastic and the wine on point. Will definitely go again on any return trip to DC.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We went for NYE 2019 and the prex-fixe dinner with wine pairing. The service was outstanding but the food was overall pretty bland (except for the crispy Kale salad, which was delish) and the wine pairings were just ok (but loved the woman/sisterhood theme). Overall, likely won’t be back but the service/staff made it a fun dinner overall.

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GeorgeR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Flights of 3 wines to pair with tapas type food or an entree. We ordered a red flight and a white flight. Both were outstanding. Our waitress was attentive and efficient. She explained how the menu and wine flights worked. We ordered crispy potatoes--a small plate--and husband ordered flank steak with scrumptious roasted brussells sprouts. I ordered chicken. Both entrees were good but the brussells sprouts and crispy potatoes were great. Very elegant spot and it is in an interesting area right in Chinatown across from a very popular noodle shop. It added to the experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We made a last minute reservation note with pre ordered food (including allergy requests) before seeing a concert at the Arena since we were very tight on time. The food was out almost immediately! Fiona was so attentive despite the restaurant being totally packed! Another person stepped in and took another order from us within seconds of our putting our menus down. Great attention to detail and honest communication about timing and menu details. Fiona, and the rest of the staff, were amazing!

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vipLLV2
Washington DC
356 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

This place is NOT a fine dining restaurant. Cramped tables, no tablecloths, uncomfortable chairs, no coat check, SMALL venue. Top that off with only four entree options, $8 for three small meatballs as an appetizer, and a nasty server and you get a one star rating. We made the most of it. At least they cooked the entrees properly and to order. Wine flights served in high ball glasses so you can get one stem to pour them into sequentially or... I guess slosh them all together! Expensive evening. $280 including tip for four people. We won’t be back. Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great wine bar. But the fact that they use water glasses to serve the wines is inexplicable to me. You can’t smell them or swirl at all. It mostly cancels out the wines. So while they have good stuff and the staff is great, it’s largely moot because of the glasses.

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vipJenniferB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've already planned a return trip w the girls. This is a gem of a spot, with great wines, food and the team working there is the most fun and informative. HIGHLY recommend it for date night, casual business mtgs/happy hour and girls' night!

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Thomas
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Fantastic variety of interesting wine flights in a great environment. Food options lack quality one would expect from a wine bar at this price point.

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NancyJo
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and delicious food. Service was fast and welcoming. We enjoyed sitting at the bar for flights. Will go back whenever in DC again!

TG
vipTaylorG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service. Very noisy.

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CameronC
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visitor and it was our date night! The food was great, the wine selection was massive, and we had a great server who was attentive and courteous. Thank you Flight for a great date night setting and service, we will definitely be back.

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vipRoss
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time at Flight. Our server Jessica provided some great flight suggestions of the chilled reds and the GSM flight. Our table got the charcuterie board (nice selection for $14!) and some burrata and sweet potatoes. The food complemented the wine perfectly!

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vipMonia
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is excellent, expect dessert. This place is a gem. Beautiful wine, terrific food and fantastic atmosphere. Superb wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely! 22 flights to pick from for $15 during HH. Great bar snacks for HH too. Second time here for a after work date night. Service is nice and helpful. Cozy bar setting.

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vipjpindc
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flight is such a go-to place for me that I'm hesitant to leave a good review for fear the masses will overrun it. Fantastic wines, amazing service and excellent food. It's perfect for a drink before a show or a lively date.

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vipReelLife
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful evening connecting with out of town friends! Flight’s central location near the red and yellow lines made is good choice to gather a our small group. We enjoyed interesting new wines - thanks to the knowledgeable staff - including one of the owners who personally helped us pick a few things to try. For nibbles, we had an excellently prepared octopus (which is not to be missed) and the grilled vegetable platter. The crispy fingerling potatoes were certainly a highlight. I’ll be back for sure!

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vipStephT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service and wonderful wine selection. Food options are limited although yummy. The focus is on good wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and absolutely loved everything about it would definitely go back. Staff is super helpful answering any questions you may have

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Avery
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We hosted a book club for 6-7 people and it was perfect since most people just wanted snacks and a glass!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The wine selections were great and to top it off they had flights for $15 during HH. The staff were helpful and friendly. The food was good, incredible octopus!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife and I enjoyed our experience

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RussellTS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and food

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LeslieH
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like wine, enjoy wine, want to learn about wine this place is fabulous. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. A full book of flights and wines by the glass to choose from. And another full book of wines by the bottle. Obscure ones to try, we enjoyed it so much we went back the next day!

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JanettG
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine selection. We went here with an old friend who is into wine. They have 30 or 40 wine selections by the glass offering a few which we recognized but also several options that were new to us. We started with two wine flights and then each had a glass. All white wines. Loved them all. Great place if one wants to expand their wine knowledge with smaller menu but great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This feels like a secret find. We loved the chill vibe. A lady walked up and greeted us with a smile. Turns out she was the owner. Our bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. The manager explained the food menu and took our order when the bartender was busy with someone else. The burrata and spicy sausage was delicious with the grilled bread. The roasted vegetables were great instead of a salad. And the braised octopus was the most tender we have had. But the wine list is definitely the star. The flights came with notecards so we could continue to read about them once they were poured. Nerdy list so you have to be open to being challenged or trying new things.

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BShutupanddance
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The wine and service were excellent. My only complaint was that the burrata was very expensive--basically two pieces of bread with some spreadable cheese for $14. Barely an appetizer.

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Flight Wine Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 864-6445.

Flight Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Flight Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://flight.inkind.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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