Vino Bistro

4.7
230 reviews
$30 and under
Bistro

We’re a husband and wife team that love wine, great food and treasured memories shared around the dining table. We’re thrilled to share our love for food & wine with the community of Leesburg, Virginia. Vino Bistro will feature and upscale wine bar & bistro with French inspired speciality foods and wines from around the world for your enjoyment! Our goal is to create a boutique neighborhood wine & food destination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 230 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
Ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Accommodated a party of 4 that turned into a party of 10!

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vipMeme508
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good food - waiter ok but not the most attentive - small room with large bar where a group of ladies were very loud and disturbing. May wait to go back until we can eat outside again.

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LASh
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoy the weekly Flights & Bites specials, which offer both interesting wines to learn about and very tasty pairings with innovative appetizers. Wine specialist Brad is always on hand to make thoughtful suggestions from the exceptionally eclectic collection of bottled wines on hand, and the regular menu is always available with its line-up of dependable and varied offerings. Wine Bistro is a real asset for the Leesburg area, because of its steady support for lesser-know and upcoming wines from producers and areas that are not widely known or appreciated.

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DaniellaD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place with outstanding service and food. We were there on 11/13 in the evening and the hostess was incredibly attentive, personable and professional. I felt like am in a Michelin restaurant.

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NOVAfoodie
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Extensive wine selection and a menu for everyone. The entree portions are a bit small.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

This was a last minute choice as everywhere else was booked. Restaurant was very busy and service was slow but food was good and price was reasonable

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ScottM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The braised short rib was more or less like beef stew with not a lot of taste. My wife’s salad had dry over-cooked chicken. Otherwise staff was very friendly and pleasant and it was a nice atmosphere. Also I was surprised at the limited wine selection for a restaurant of this name ( VINO Bistro).

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vipHighmetabolism
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The owner was very attentive to the customers. He checked in to see if we enjoyed our food. The fish for the fish and chips was wonderful!

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JosephC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I both enjoyed the dining experience. The food was exceptional and the wine selection was nice.

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vipDrBaez
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Vino Bistro has wonderful 😋 food and, for me , a variety of beers on draft. My wife enjoyed the wine, with a good selection for pairing our Surf and Turf night. The shrimp, fish and clams were delicious. I am really glad I ordered the Braised Short Ribs. Tender meat with very savory sauce. Also impressed with asparagus and the light butter sauce that let the fresh vegetable taste come through with each bite.
The weather is nice. Ow in October to sit outside and not too loud to have a conversation. Holding back a star because the service could be more polished but no worries! Ask for Ricky, he will take care of you with a smile and great recommendations. Even the bartender went out of his way! Finally, try the Pumpkin ale before its gone! It's not over the top at all, but just right for a relaxing Friday night with my love! Cheers!

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vipDanB
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My wife and I have been to Vino Bistro twice and we really enjoy the food and ambiance! The service has been excellent and the price point for the food and wine has been quite reasonable.

It would seem to us that Vino Bistro's business model is to be a boutique restaurant with a very nice and eclectic selection of wines for patrons to peruse and choose with the help of their sommelier. Here is where we found a disconnect. Nothing turns us off more than having an overly attentive sommelier who is clearly trying to "sell us" on the most expensive or their "special" wine.

On the night we went to Vino Bistro, our waiter was attentive and helpful. The food came quickly and was excellent. When my wife and I walked inside (it was a beautiful night and sitting outside was a real treat) to look at the wine selection, the sommelier practically pounced on us and was pointing to the top shelf selections that were in the $200 range. We're not experts, but we do know what we like and we understand what wines ought to cost. We chose a nice red blend that was in the $41 dollar range. The sommelier was clearly disappointed.

I didn't finally get upset with him until the end of the evening. We enjoyed our meal and bottle of wine and was prepared to take a bottle home. The sommelier was very interested in getting us to purchase the "special" bottle at a special price. When we instead opted to buy a bottle of what we enjoyed at dinner, he simply placed it in a bag for us, brought it to the table and didn't say another word. He acted like a pouty child who didn't get his way.

My wife and I really want to come back and enjoy Vino Bistro, however perhaps you might employ more laid back informative sommeliers as opposed to young, socially awkward ones who clearly want to make a commission on getting you to buy what they want instead of educating you to make your own decision.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine, service, and live music. Volume was a bit loud for conversation, but our table was close to the singer. Might have been less of an issue in another location. This was my second visit. I plan to return again.

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vipPAJS
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine recommendations from an extensive cellar and personal service! We eat there at least once a month to enjoy good food and wine with friends.

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vipLisaL
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great birthday dinner with live acoustic music!

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RickS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local restaurant and bar always a great experience and food/drinks.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I found this place on Open Table and didn’t know much about it. We were very pleased! We had a great meal and EXCELLENT mixed drinks. The staff was so friendly too. Loved the ambiance and the activity at the bar with the mixologists. Just an overall great experience.

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vipGina
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for date night, family dinner and music on the weekends.

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SheilaH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live Vino Bistro! It is now our go-to for a great night hanging with friends. The bar tender is MAGIC and the food is excellent (and we are crazy picky!)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have a Sommelier on staff and a huge selection of really great wines. The food is amazing but also a great value. Their service is really excellent as well!

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vipKristina
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner before a concert. The food was amazing. We all ordered the beet salad. We especially loved the wine! A fantastic Tempranillo from Spain. We were happy to see the restaurant busy!!

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SuzyD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch and courteous service! Yummy mimosas, too.

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Diningluvr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Great location, and the food was very tasty. We sat there for a while and had to ask someone to send waitstaff to our table. Once we had a wait person, it was a pleasant experience and the wine suggestions were very good.

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NoreenK
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Sauvignon Blanc was delicious on a warm summer’s night.
The wine manager was very knowledgeable and helpful!
We ordered the grilled salmon and it was simply delicious!
Everyone we interacted with friendly, helpful, and professional.

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Carlton
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We don't often get to this part of Loudon Co, but it was well worth the trip. Eclectic decoration plus inventive and delicious menu plus enthusiastic wait staff equals a great evening out at a great value. We had the mix and match charcuterie board for an appetizer and the duck and beef burgundy and sampled several wines. The wines were sold and at a very good price point and the food was fresh, delicious and a different take on the old standards. The waitress "lost" our dessert ticket, and we wanted forever for the bread pudding (which was superb, btw) but they took it off the bill and also gave us free coffee. We look forward to returning soon.

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GregD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the intimacy of the restaurant and the food was absolutely excellent. We had the cheese board, roasted beet salad appetizers, and seafood, salmon, beef filet, and Beef Burgundy entrees. All were superb…in addition to the French press coffee, bread pudding, and wonderful service. We shall return soon.

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MelindaSW
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We ate outside. It was noisy, though the outdoor entertainer was good. The servers were spread thin, as is the current shortage, so service was a bit slow. Our server was very friendly but only had time to get us one drink a piece during the whole meal. Unfortunately, we were expecting a slightly more elevated meal for the price and set up. My shrimp was overcooked, so it was chewy. The risotto needed more seasoning. My husband said his steak was ok. A little disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fun night out of good food, great atmosphere. Excellent neighborhood spot, we’ll be back soon!

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AdrianT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, wine and ambiance. Staff knows their wines and food and had excellent suggestions and were very attentive. Tried appetizers, main meals and desserts and fully enjoyed it all. Excellent chef! Will be going again and often.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The eggs Benedict would have been five star if the English muffins had been fresh and not hard as a rock.

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Bernieb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Booked this based on the rave reviews. It was 'okay'. It says dress code is biz casual yet the staff are dressed in in cami tops /jeans,which is fine but don't have a dress code. Wait staff are clearly new (which seems to be the situation everywhere) but for a small menu I would expect the staff to be more knowledgeable. The Cippolini stew with Chorzio was robust and had great flavors. Filet mignon @ $39 was decent size and cooked to required taste but the au poivre sauce looked anemic and had a few sparse peppercorns in it. Steak Frites cooked to liking also but again, the sauce lacked authenticity. Mussels were tasty and good sauce with bacon. All food could have been a little warmer with temperature. As the staff were not on their game we didn't feel like complaining and sending it back. We asked for the dessert menu and there are 3 options I think. When we ordered the one we wanted we were told it was not available. But the creme brulee was delicious. Good price point on drinks and wine. Food price point is high for location/quality and level of service. The ambience was not as expected. Dark colors/nouveau type. AC could have been better but than could have been on off night. Would we go back? Probably not. The Italian joint next door was hopping and had a nice vibe to it.

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vipkayceeintulsa
Washington DC
503 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a nice dinner at Vino Bistro with friends. Very good service and food was delicious as well. Sat at table inside by the open doors so had best of both worlds with entertainment from band in town square.

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vipStevenF
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as usual!

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BarbaraL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

If you go to Vino Bistro, go for the food--it's good--and the company of your dining companions and resolve to be chill about the erratic service. The kitchen has its act together, the front of the house--not so much. After 15 minutes, we finally got glasses of water and ordered wine. The wine came 20 minutes later. We laughed it off and had a good time. We ordered the battered shrimp appetizer (good), a market salad (fresh and lightly dressed), the branzino (delicious), steak frites (also delicious), with sides of Brussels sprouts and a risotto cake. I'd go back for the food for sure.

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RonC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, great service, great specials for a high value experience!

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vipEdelweiss04
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was good, but very unhappy about service. The waiter was not courteous, didn’t wear a mask and didn’t have uniform.

The website advertises completely different from what I have seen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a Pleasure. We look forward to our visits. Good food and Good service,

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vipkayceeintulsa
Washington DC
503 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A nice, overall enjoyable dinner. Service was a little spotty but to be fair, they were extremely busy and I know a lot of places are running short of staff. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipPAJS
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and picking a bottle off the shelf and drinking it. So many choices and excellent value for both the food and especially the wine.

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annf
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Happy the crowds are back after covid and happy to support. However, but they were short staffed which made for a poor experience. Food is just adequate, not bad but nothing great. Drinks were slow to arrive, orders confused, and noise loud with bar music competing with live music outside. Other spots are a better choice for the price. Outdoor are with live music is nice- maybe just a drink would be a better option if not in a rush to relax and enjoy.

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vipRebeccaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful meal, great wine, and awesome service!!

FAQs

Vino Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 291-2520.

Vino Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

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.