The Wine House

4.7
706 reviews
$31 to $50
French American
The Wine House Fairfax, a full service restaurant and retail wine store, serving over 500 boutique wines from around the world to enjoy in your home, or in store with our handcrafted menu. Walls of wine surround a small number of tables, and bar. Voted "Best Wine Bar" in 2020 and 2021 by Northern Virginia Magazine, voted "Best New Restaurants", by Northern Virginia Magazine, and the winner of "Best Wine List" by Virginia Living Magazine, The Wine House is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

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What 706 People Are Saying
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Shukla
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food; all dishes were great. The special lunch menu was of tremendous value.The service was fantastic, server was friendly and understanding. The ambience was great. I had a visitor from California, she loved it!

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vipMichelleS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love the wine house! Always consistent great food! Would love to see additional appetizers on the menu.

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LariA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Free public parking is adjacent to the restaurant. In nice weather they also have a nice outdoor dining area.

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vipTinaR
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The food is consistently good. The kitchen struggled to keep up with orders, but the restaurant did the right thing by comping some food after a very long delay.

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MartinW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. The service was outstanding. Our guests were highly impressed. Another excuse to go back. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

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vipMikeN
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was way below average on this visit. I ordered the lamb chops and it was not as good as previous times. Definitely looks like the lamb was microwaved to cook fast then threw on the grill afterward. Lamb did not taste like it was grilled like previous visits. Very disappointed in the food on this visit. The service and everything else were good.

The Wine House
Responded on 9 October 2021

Hi Mike, my father was a sheep and cattle farmer on a 7,000 acre farm in New Zealand, as was his father. The New Zealand lamb on the menu has never and will never go in a microwave, in-fact in our 13th year we have never had a microwave in the kitchen and will never. We have the same lamb product and the gentleman who cooked it has been cooking that lamb for 13 years in the kitchen. The only thing I can think of is that it was plated straight out of the oven and not given time to rest.

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Luvtheboat
Denver
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. It is my new go to for a sit down lunch with friends.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was very good as well as the atmosphere. I enjoyed my meal of short ribs & a glass of Cotes du Rhone. My husband & I do come fairly often.

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JazminA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Awesome food and ambiance! Really enjoyed the organic burger and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Wine House. The service is fantastic. The food and wine are amazing. Love it there!

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Cullen
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at The Wine House! My go to place.

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KimF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect outside dinner with great wine, food and service.

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MargaretC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Delicious meal, great wine selection and attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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Christine
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the third time I have celebrated my birthday here. Service was a little slow but they are probably understaffed like everyone else these days. And it wasn’t bad, just a little slow. Very friendly. The food was excellent as always. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the burger. Everything was delicious. We have also been for mussels on Mondays and those are excellent too. A favorite spot for sure.

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vipWilson
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We both had seafood; cod for me; salmon for my wife. Both meals very good. My wine ( Sancere) was excellent. Service was prompt and friendly. A good place to dine and a neighborhood gem.

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Wahoo2112
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at The Wine Shop and enjoyed great food, service, and an informative wine sampling class. You really can't go wrong for brunch at this establishment.

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SandraH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole lunch was lovely. We selected from the pre fixed menu. There were a lot of choices. We will be back.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine, cuisine and ambiance! I’m going back again!

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vipHappynow
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food outstanding, great choices of wine.
Although I am puzzled that when I made the reservation they ask if it is for a special occasion and I answered yes “anniversary”, yet know one even mentioned or said anything about our anniversary? So why ask at all to begin with?
Service is good, but could be a little more friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor patio seating with attentive service. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I absolutely loved The Wine House. I brought him there as a surprise to celebrate his new job. I had hoped to get an “I like this place; I would come back.” from my husband but I got so much more. The food was delicious, the flight was generous, our waitress Shannon was a sweetheart, and Kevin, the Master Sommelier, reawakened my husband’s interest in learning more about wine. We look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Wine House. Great food, great wine, great people!

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Fairfax22030
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brunch in the area. Fixed price or ala carte options.

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ValH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! Lots of wine choices to order and to buy to take home. Will definitely go again.

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BoomerDT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good was amazing and a great price combo for lunch! Was given a wonderful suggestion for wine and enjoyed ourselves all afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful intimate space allowed a wonderful time with my girls. Food was amazing! The ahi tuna appetizer was wonderful as well as the shrimp appetizer. My girl’s cod was wonderful plated and tasted amazing. And the toasted baguette with the spreads was a great treat. But the wine! My goodness! Definitely will be a regular meet up spot with the ladies!

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Dustin
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely amazing experience! Everything is curated for the perfect wine-fueled evening. Kevin had exceptional recommendations to accompany our unique tastes and dishes. It was my first time there, and I'm looking forward to several visits in the future.

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DancingTasteBuds
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Theresa - our favorite waitress was WONDERFUL, as always! Such a NICE host for the restaurant, always cheerful and upbeat!

Food was awesome too!

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JillB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful seafood, salads and charcuterie. Excellent wine selection.
Great outdoor seating.

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Cullen
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place to go for wine and food. Great service and good people.

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LawyerGirl
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our server Tyler was great. Friendly, quick, knowledgeable. It was a beautiful night, the food was perfectly done and creative, and we enjoyed that we were able to take home what little of the Bordeaux was left at the end of our meal. Ambiance only gets a 3/5 because our conversation was interrupted multiple times by outbursts from an intoxicated guest at another table. Otherwise it was pretty much perfect.

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DonnaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wine Flight night is always fun and informative. The food and service are excellent as always!

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vipWilson
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had to wait about 10 minutes past our reservation time for a table but that's not too bad for a Saturday night. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive. All our food was very good from starters to entree's to dessert.

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DonnaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the food, wine and accommodations are excellent.

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MinaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were told that the kitchen was overwhelmed and our food would be late. But that was not an issue for me as I did not think they were late. The albarino wine seemed to have been opened a while back and was acidic.

The crostini that came with the gazpacho soup was burnt and I had to cut the burnt piece off with force and break other pieces and put it in the soup so that it would soften -- but the taste of what was on the crostini was gone. I think the crostini was made beforehand and when got to the table it was old and in poor condition and it was like a cardboard.

The filet mignon was ok, but lacked flavor. However, the quality of meat was good. The asparagus was good but a tiny bit overcooked.

The bread pudding would have been good, if the top part was not burnt.

There were limited wine selection by the glass for a place that calls itself Winehouse.

I like to think that this was a one off. But for the price they charge, it was not worth it and I could do better elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great place to meet up with friends. Staff were friendly and so helpful with wine selection and food was excellent.

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vipVisitor
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant where food and ambiance complement each other. Filet mignon was delicious, asparagus soup was to die for, and the fresh made warm banana pudding was paradise. The wine from their vast collection paired well with the food. The service was impeccable and fresh flowers on the table made us feel special. I’ll drive here from NJ next time just for this experience!

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MikeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinah and her team made our anniversary dinner extra special. Great wine pairings and salmon filet was fantastic.

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The Wine House is rated 4.7 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

The Wine House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-wine-house-fairfax/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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