Greenhouse Bistro - Tysons

3.9
204 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Savor. Gather. Spectate.

Greenhouse Bistro and Samovar Tea Lounge is a thoughtfully designed haven featuring three novel spaces that provide the perfect space to gather over tea and coffee, beer and nature-inspired cocktails, and urban garden cuisine in Tysons Corner.

Experience our take on American fare crafted with freshly procured ingredients from regional farms and garnished with herbs hand picked from our living wall and Urban Cultivators, located on-site in our open kitchen.

Languish in our tea lounge with a traditional samovar that continues to brew your tea at your table. Join friends and family for dinner in the garden during each season in our convertible greenhouse dining room. Cheer with us at every major sporting event. And, celebrate each occasion and achievement in our open, organic space.

We welcome you to savor, gather, and spectate naturally with us at Greenhouse Bistro and Samovar Tea Lounge.
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3.9
Food
3.7
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4.0
Ambience
3.7
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great until many people came to smoke at the patio where our table was .

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V
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nice upscale restaurant and lounge and service is top notch!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food was OK and the service was lousy. We were there for Valentines Day and the meal was disappointing. The server was uninformed and the wine person not helpful. For the price I expect more. Appetizers came just before the entree after a long wait. We will not be back.

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NR
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Not to eat dinner on the weekend - may need to try out during the week, maybe better service.

Its more of a happy hour social environment that turns into a club after 11pm (Fri, Sat).

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J
27 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Not usually open on Sundays, this was a great spot to watch the Super Bowl since they had dozens of TVs everywhere and also had projected it too. Unfortunately the menu was incredibly limited for the game with maybe 10 appetizers + only a burger with fries as the only meal option without any other items available, so was very disappointed with the selection to say the least. That said, the vibe and ambiance was good and server was nice. Food was ok, the burger was way overcooked and dry despite requesting it medium, the fries were crisp and tasty. Would try again another day to give it a chance with the regular menu.

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CK
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the meal was great and both my wife and I agree that we would go back but the restroom, at least the men’s, was poorly maintained and the single toilet was missing the seat.

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F
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Casual place with a nice vibe. Service could have been better but the food was good. Will come back to sit outside when the weather is better!

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BU
15 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great local place for dinner with nice ambience. All menu items we ordered were very tasty! I would return here again!

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FD
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place in Vienna/Tyson’s corner area! Come for dinner, and stay for drinks. There’s a separate lounge on one side of the restaurant with a completely different nightclub vibe. Very cool space, cool staff, and good food.

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j
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Went on Xmas Eve, so it was very quiet, but I suspect when it's busy, it would be VERY noisy. Food was really very good, tuna request was perfect! Looks more like an after-work hot spot.

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J
53 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Birthdays. Very welcoming service, good food & fun dancing!

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a
30 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was amazing!

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DD
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Liked the duo playing piano and drums on Friday. If you want to chat though, it gets noisy.
Food was good and service OK. A couple of errors coming from the kitchen that were promptly fixed.

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C
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Overall the experience was alright. Our waitress was very rude though. I don’t remember her name but she said we had to order food because she was alrighty waiting 15 mins for our whole party to get here. She seemed annoyed of our table even though we were very patient with her nasty attitude. I don’t really write these but we went last Saturday at 7pm and we were a party of 9. So regardless she was gonna get a good tip but she did not have a nice personality and if it wasn’t for the gratituty that had to be put in, I would not have given her a tip.

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G
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

What an unexpected pleasure it was to dine there! It was a great place to have lunch with colleagues. I never knew this place existed! The cozy lounge area would be a nice place to grab a drink after work.

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OT
26 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Looked forward to it based on their description of being farm-to-market, but the style of the place seemed disjointed, especially with all the TVs everywhere. Food was good, not great, with the exception of the Panna Cotta dessert.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The food was fine. Not impressive, but fine. If you like a million TV sets while dining, this place is for you. We went at what I guess was an odd time: lunch with only one other table seated at the restaurant. Service was a disappearing act though the server was pleasant. I assume she's more on top of things when it's busy, but with just us we got ignored, particularly when it was time to pay.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Service was painfully slow and while our server was kind, she was very uninformed and unable to answer basic questions. Her timing was also off and at one point she was chatting with a male server socially for several minutes while she watched us trying to get her attention. We were polite and kind throughout the experience but we were highly disappointed on many levels. For the price we paid for dinner and drinks we could have gone to other high end restaurants in Tyson’s or Vienna and had far better service and ambiance. The noise was pure chaos. Loud private parties seated in the main dining area, super sleazy men loudly talking about sleeping with escorts and debasing women. Women dressed like escorts during the dinner hour with one woman reaching across our table with her mid section and rear-end in my friend’s dining space while she chatted obnoxiously with the table next to us. The first round of drinks was very good and then the second round was undrinkable. The replacement drinks weren’t even the drinks we ordered. The food was actually very good but the experience was lacking on so many levels. We arrived for a 7pm dinner reservation and it felt more like we were at a late night after hours place full of inexperienced staff and patrons with no home training. It’s Tyson’s, not Las Vegas. This was so bad that I had to repeatedly apologize to my friend because I was the one who suggested we try this restaurant.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I ask of you to put on a Public Announcements About The Dress Code for The Evening so that the Stuff don't ruin peoples Night. I saw many people not been able to getting in with Tennis Shoes (Including my Group of Friends) where as its your Obligation to Put on Publicly What Is Allowed to Be Ware and What Is Not!!! Please I ask of you kindly to do so.
Thank you

Much Love
Mimi Ziegenfuss

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BG
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Parking is a bit inconvenient having to walk from behind the building around to the front. Noise level is louder than I like. Food was okay but not really worth the price.

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Y
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I love the the feel of the place its great, modern and appropriate. The service was amazing the only thing that I did not enjoy was not being able to really hear the people we where having a conversation with. We picked this place with out knowing that it had live music or loud music playing in the background. Maybe we should have done more research we where there for a business dinner/meeting. Overall everything was good. The menu has a little of everything which made it impossible to choose from all the great items in the menu but food was great. Would visit again

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c
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greenhouse bistro was delicious!! Went here on Saturday evening with a friend I have not seen in a while. The service was exceptional. The waiter knew everything Bout the drink and dinner menu! The food was spectacular!! Thanks guys!!! Good job!!

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AA
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The service was ok. Not that great. Most of the time our glasses were empty. Barely anyone came the check up on us and the waitress refused to let us get seperate checks for our meals. We also felt rushed at the end by the wait staff.

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EQ
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our server Mauricio was great with beer and food suggestions!!! He made my date feel very special thanks guys!!we love it

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VP
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Fantastic ambience. Great happy hour prices.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The best part of this place was the food was actually quite good.

However, I'm pretty sure this was the worst service I've ever experienced, and as some who frequently travels and dines out, that's saying something. It was like the waiter never even listened to a trying anyone ordered, and when we asked for the check, it took over 30 minutes just to get that.

Because of the horrible service, even with the good food, sadly I don't desire going back. Hopefully the chef can find a great place to cook where the service matches, then I'll be there!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The ambience was great, food was good but the service was terrible. I will go only to dance and drinks at the bar. I don’t think I will be going anymore for food with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Perfect for dates, celebrations, dinner, lunch... Amazing menu options and great mojitos. Late hours become very loud an crowded but the crowd is not too young and crazy like in most club scenes. My new favorite spot 📍

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M
11 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Beautifully designed space and furniture, but unfortunately poorly executed. Our waiter was terrific and tried so hard to overcome the shortcomings of the kitchen staff - and I applaud him for it. 2/6 meals were prepared wrong - one was not even the right order. 2 meals were cold by the time they were presented. The drinks took > 25 minutes to be prepared by the bar staff when the restaurant was clearly very slow. The price point was excellent, but at the end of the day, you go there to eat and the execution was poor. I really wanted to like this place and might try again to see if it was an off day.

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KT
21 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Who knew Greenhouse Bistro was the place to be on a Friday, unless you have children! We had gone to the Cirque du Soleil show and chose the Bistro because they offered late dinner reservations, yet upon arriving at 1030pm, the doorman would not let us in because my daughter is 14. Luckily the manager immediately stepped in and allowed us to dine, learning that we had a res through Open Table (and drove from an hour away). What we didn't know is that it was basically a nightclub at that time, with live music, dancing, etc. Once we got settled, we were greeted by a wonderful young lady (couldn't hear her name for the music) who quickly took our orders. The menu had a good selection of various cuisines from Mediterranean to Asian to American, & the prices were very reasonable. Everything arrived quickly and was expertly prepared. The stars for us were the Seared Scallops, the Pollo Cubano and the Seafood Alfredo. We will definitely return, just earlier in the day if we have kids in tow.

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s
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Awful service. They screwed up our order, took the manager to fix. Would HIGHLY NOT RECOMMEND. staff completely incompetent 😡. bad lighting

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EE
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Waitress had no knowledge of the food menu or wines, she was not attentive. She was aloof and incapable. Service is bad in almost every way. Ordered steak rare and it arrived well done. She never bothered to ask how it came out.

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N
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Too pricey and average taste food. Very less quantity of food for very high prices.

Ambiance was good, but the service was not that great.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Despite reservation, table was not set up. Every time I've been to the restaurant, every aspect of service is slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good but the service was very slow.

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FR
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibes, good music and wonderful sexy women. Strongly recommend you to check it out.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My husband and I really like Greenhouse Bistro but the service leaves a lot to be desired. I wish the service was better as it would really complete the whole experience.

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OT
14 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Restaurant is still figuring itself out. One half bar, one half restaurant, one half club it offers a little of everything. My wife and I tried it because we were excited about the menu. Went on a Saturday night of a home team playoff hockey game to also watch on tv (since they have tv's every 2 ft aligning the whole place). Arrived before our reservation, no one greeted us for 10 min and when hostess appeared, she told us our reservation was canceled because we were late. She begrudgingly sat us (2ppl) because "restaurant is full of just reservations" and we were literally only the third table seated. Ordered drinks to start and after waiting for 20min I went to the bar, asked for our drinks and waiter came rushing over apologetically. TVs had Family Feud on so I asked to change the channel, which they did. But then a band set up and started playing too (they were good). Again, restaurant literally offered a little of everything but not focused on one aspect. Food was fine - not great but not bad. Not a date place but great for large groups.

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ZP
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The party , the food and the music was really good. But I had a reservation for 10
People and when we get there, the waiter told me that they have a table just for 8, also you guys pick our drink without finish them before time to close and without notice . I took yo the manager and he told they they don't gonna charge that but you guys still charge, I call and you guys are gonna return but there's always problems with the bills, always you guys charge more, and that happens to
My friends that, so I will recommend you to pay more attention on this problem because the place it's really good. Thank you

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JT
13 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Mother's Day brunch food was very average. Service was ok. Plates were not that clean.

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