Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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195 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro is a wine and beer shop with an embedded bistro. The establishment focuses on offering hand-selected wines from around the world, hand-crafted beers, and small plates. The bistro serves a seasonal menu which will enlighten the senses through wine, beer and food. Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro aims to present a consumer-friendly environment, with a staff that is knowledgeable, helpful and consumer-focused!

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What 195 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.8
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4.5
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PeteA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inviting, cozy atmosphere in the bistro and friendly, attentive service are always a staple. The food and wine are great too!

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LBMZ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best crab cakes I've had. Delicious. Salmon was also delicious. And the wine recommendations were spot on. Love this place. Bryan and Jeff are very knowledgable and clearly love having people in the bistro.

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vipBenC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant offering very very nice food in an intimate setting. Being a wine store, they are extremely knowledgeable and have a great selection catering for all budgets and tastes. Great place. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the setting and the delightful owner of this fantastic hidden gem. The service is superb, the food delicious and the wine options extensive.

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vipFairfaxFoodies
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the heart of Oakton, this is the place to learn about and enjoy fine wine with a great meal in a terrific setting.

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Golivemom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan and Jeff were wonderful hosts. Really enjoy having dinner with wonderful wine there.

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RonaldB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has a nice variety of food with something for everyone’s taste. The service is great and very friendly and knowledgeable. We have eaten here often before the pandemic and are happy that once again dining is available.

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HappyED
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at the restaurant after the quarantine. The bistro had tables removed so guests were nicely spaced out for social distancing considerations!
The food and service was top notch and we walked away with some excellent wine recommendations from the owner! They are very considerate about your space, budget and taste in all aspects! Love this place

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 15 June 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words and we are happy to hear you had a great experience! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I'm bummed they don't have a more reasonable price point. It is a perfect little brunch or lunch spot but the prices were high and the portions were small. The service, the food, and the wine was great. I would go here weekly if it wasn't so pricey.

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ChristineM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a Sunday lunch!!! Thank you for taking such good care of us!

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vipLisaL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, wonderful service-on of our favorite places!

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Annetastes
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A fun place to enjoy a very good meal surrounded by the best wines at great prices. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

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vipLisaL
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great last minute choice for a venue for a business dinner. Our first-time out of town guest was pleasantly surprised with the wine selections (and prices for the wine). Vouvray and Tempranillo pairings with our food choices of lamb with parsnip chips (there were prepared with just the right amount of crisp) and duck that was cooked to perfection served with the surprise of a foie gras ice cream. Dessert, of course, was Dows L.B.V. 2013 - absolutely wonderful selection at the end of our meal.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for the very kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Next time checkout some of our Madiera's by the glass. Best Bryan Gauthier Chef Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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JenniferA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and frankly would love to keep it a secret! Menu and wine pairing are out of this world.

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BSmith
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great wine options and found out they also have beer. Food options were thought out and executed well. We will definitely be back to explore more of their offerings.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit and definitely checkout what we have on draft on your next visit. Best Bryan Gauthier Chef Owner Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro (703) 255-5425

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vafoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised by this spot in a strip mall in Oakton. Wine was outstanding, service was outstanding, cheese board selection was awesome, food was good. Will go back!

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Boog
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the atmosphere is cozy, and the wine selection is substantial. The staff is really knowledgable, and Bryan is an amazing owner and chef. We highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys food and wine!

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ellenv
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like to try great wines, paired with delicious food, this is the place for you. They have a great charcuterie menu AND a regular menu. Of course we tried both.
Friendly and unpretentious. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a fun, romantic Valentine's day!

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vipCathyT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little bistro. Great wine selection. Chef owner is very creative! Warm and cozy.

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vipsnorkler
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great quality food and wine.

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LaurieK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine selection, delicious food and welcoming vibe. We will return for future meals as our neighborhood place to go for dinner.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro 2952A Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124

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TMac
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat to pop in for dinner or just a nice bottle of wine and some fun charcuterie options.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro 2952A Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124

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MariaP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to go there on a whim - the food is nicely prepared and the waitstaff is attentive and will chat with you. It's fun and good !

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vipVApatty
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as always was excellent- I love their lamb chops!! The wine pairing is always great and the service is very friendly.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 26 January 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro 2952A Chain Bridge Road Oakton, VA 22124

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AllisonH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This place is really cute! The owner was there, and he’s a super nice guy. The food is interesting, good but definitely a little experimental which leaves some items to be hit or miss. I like that though, because they’re having fun with the menu. I would totally recommend this place for dates, the noise level is low and obviously the wine selection is fantastic. Definitely will be stopping by here more now that I know that it’s there!

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vipCathyT
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Such a quaint and cozy bistro. The chef owner is an artist with food. Exquisite collection of wines by the glass. Lots of fun specials to try. I’m definitely going back.

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BirthdayBoy
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many restaurants are jammed, noisy and often over-priced on New Year's Eve. We found the Oakton Wine Shop Bistro to be relaxed, quiet, with attentive service from the owner. The food was superb - and of course the wine was as well. Highly recommend OWSB!

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KatyLady
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased with our early dinner at the OWS. It was intimate without being pretentious. The menu was straight forward with the ingredients as star. There were several recommended wine pairing with all entrees. We received personalized service without feeling like our waiter was hovering. I had the pork tenderloin with crispy brussel sprouts and butternut squash, my husband had the steak frites. Everything was delicious. There were additional options for charcuterie before dinner and exciting looking dessert options as well.

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heatherm
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

kmowledgeable wine staff, excellent food in a quiet atmosphere.

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vipChris
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Bryan and Toni make you feel like you’re just about family! Cabernet flight that night was hand picked and the Hall bottle did not disappoint. Lots to mix and match on the charcuterie trays. We had the shrimp/zucchini noodles and pork chops. Highly recommend!

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vipCandL
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience. The food was very good and service friendly and professional.

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Suburbsg1rl
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The dessert was the best part of the dinner! And the wine, of course. The brussells sprouts were crunchy and not good---very disappointing. The other thing I was looking forward to was the butternut squash but it was hard to scrape the squash out of the rind with a knife, and it didn't seemed to be seasoned. Maybe it was just an off night.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of six to celebrate my mother’s birthday. The service was excellent - our super professional and relaxed server never wrote a single thing down even through there was a lot of back and forth while ordering (impressive!). My husband had a beef rib that the chef had been working on since 3am and he says it was the best he’d ever had. All meals were delicious and we left very satisfied. We’ll be back and will recommend to friends and family.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! I will pass on your kind words to Lauren who took care of you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Bryan Gauthier Owner/Chef Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro

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vipCybizwife
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is small but mighty. Food is delicious.

A hidden neighborhood gem for sure

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MargaretH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Shrimp were tough, undercooked.

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vipFairfaxFoodies
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding place -- It's like a local Cheers Bar, "where everyone knows your name." The staff is warm and welcoming and incredibly helpful on wine recommendations, making it the great complement with the terrific appetizers, main course or desert that you've just ordered. Also, it's still a comfortable and relatively casual place. A local gem!

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vipShirlS
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Had noticed this site many times and since it had such great reviews we decided to check it out. We were the only ones when we arrived which wasn't reassuring but we were told it would fill up soon. It appeared to be a neighborhood spot as others arrived for dinner later in the evening and seemed to know each other.

I have been to similar wine bar restaurants in Virginia and Maryland and none of them had a cork fee for the wine if bought while dining in, but we were assured it was still less than most restaurant markups. Saw the same wine at Total Wine for $21 versus the $35 dollars we were charged, but they did allow us to choose another wine when the first recommendation was not very good. The food was moderately priced and the crab cake dish and fries were better than average, however the highly recommended lamb chops were pretty bland. It could have just been an off night for the kitchen since the majority of the reviews I had read were favorable. Sure it is a great place for locals but I would not make the drive again.

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vipJarvs
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. The carpaccio was excellent and very different than what carpaccio normally is. It was our first time there but we will be back.

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vipCatherineJane
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot hidden in a strip mall. We showed up far too early for our reservation and were accommodated with ease. The food was delicious, we had the lamb burger, the crab cake and the tomato soup with toasted cheese sandwich. All were tasty and beautifully presented. The wines were delicious and the staff very knowledgeable about them.

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vipN2FabFood
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always a fun evening, although I feel the food lately has lost a bit of it’s finesse. Still love the ambience and it’s a great neighborhood spot

FAQs

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 255-5425.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.oaktonwineshop.com.

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 bookings at the moment.