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The Wine House

4.8
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525 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 525 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipScottB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wine, food, and ambiance at The Wine House is ALWAYS spot on. We typically order from the fixed price lunch menu on the weekend and have never been disappointed. Meats and cheeses in the appetizer course are delicious, the salmon salad never disappoints, and the dessert course always seems to pair well with the wine we choose.

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RALPHL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good wine, excellent wait staff. Sat outside and enjoyed a nice evening.

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Wilson
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate outside in pleasant weather. The plaza is a relatively secluded place with at least four other restaurants around....
Service was as expected. The salmon meal was rich and generous. I took half home for a later dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner started with pate, salmon and ahi tuna appetizers. The short ribs were amazing and, surprising to mention this but, the green beans were a standout. Cassandra is a terrific wine director who paired a wine for us that we never had before. Parking is super easy too. We’ll be back.

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vipMarina
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Do not order fish. Everything else is just ok. Nothing great.

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KarlaM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great girls night! Started outside and then moved inside because of the storms. I had an amazing mango wine which I definitely have to go back for.

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Mary
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this place is open again. Had a wonderful, quiet dinner with good wine in a socially-distant environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Greatly respect their commitment to keeping their guests and staff COVID free!!!!

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vipMontespertoli06
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was as good as before the pandemic hit, but wine selection has dwindled. I suspect they're trying to reduce their inventory without replentishment of stock to conserve cash outflow while selling the wines that didn't sell before. Very few Pinot Noirs choices and even fewer Chardonnays. Spainish wines had only one or two Riojas to choose from as well.
May have to wait a while for our next visit and hopefully they'll be able to build stock again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Fairfax. DC quality food at suburban prices. Have been a customer for years and have never been less than very satisfied. Try the seafood stew!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely meal on the patio.

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PeggyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice dining on the patio. Had the Bastile day tasting menu. Very good with the wine pairings and an excellent helpful server.

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vipMarS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great meal outside with fantastic service!

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IanL
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to the Wine House for our anniversary. The food and drinks were excellent in everyway.

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vipwinendine
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The asparagas soup and pate de campagne are treats we can get nowhere else. That and the attentive caring service, and delicious mains, pork, chicken, beef, and seafood, keep us coming back. Oh, and the wine!

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JerryS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy to be able to go back to the Wine House. The food is fabulous.

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CatherineP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the wine was on point, and the service was excellent! I strongly recommend the Frosé!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. The Wine House never disappoints. Food was superb . The atmosphere and service wonderful. This is one of our go to places for a relaxed and wonderful time.

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Zeus
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Wine Bar & Restaurant in Central Fairfax. Easy & free Parking in a Garage within footsteps to the front door. Efficient & friendly staff making sure you have an excellent dining and drinking experience. Theresa, in particular, is one of the best servers who I request when possible. Menu is somewhat limited but covers all preferences with very reasonable pricing. I, in particular, enjoy the Cod, Risotto & Ribeye. Excellent wine selection. Don't be afraid to try the staff's recommendation. And tables are well spaced to accommodate social distancing whether indoors or on the patio.

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vipKaren
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine House continues to be our favorite restaurant. The outdoor patio is perfect for social distancing. It was our first time eating out since early March. Thank you, Michael and your amazing staff.

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TimD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Michael and his staff continue to be the best! Food was delicious, great service, great wine selections, and great job creating a safe environment to dine in!

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice dinner with my husband. Our meals (the crab cake & the short ribs) were really good. Enjoyed some chianti with my dinner. The people serving us were very attentive. We went to support one of our favorite local restaurant.

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PamInClifton
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Excellent! Had the shrimp appetizer and the crab cake - both were A+.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Our server, Danielle, did a great job. Food was delicious - We went on a Friday & it was billed as fish Friday so my husband & I both had a fish entrée, shared a salad & had the bread pudding for dessert. The bread pudding was so, so good.

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vipJH11
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Friend is skinny and not an eater, so she had a delicious a la carte soup and ate nearly an entire baguette (she is picky and loves bread so it must have been wonderful bread!). I had a super delicious, healthy $22 lunch prix fixe lunch. Yummy.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Traveling down from Baltimore to Fairfax, it was a very relaxing place for my first date. Really sets the mood with a good hint of ambiance. Definitely a place for a good date night !

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Xyz123
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommend you add drapes to block the night lights from outside to improve ambiance.

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ColtM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff, food, and wine selection. Wine shelves are fully stocked with a larger and more curated wine selection than you can find anywhere in the DC/NOVA area.

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vipsheep
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Amazing food and wine! Really great service!

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RALPHL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening.

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vipKarenS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, as always. But the bourbon bread pudding was over the top!

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vipLeslieKay
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined at two pm on a Saturday. It was very nice. It was quiet except for the tastings at the bar. They were not too loud or distracting to our afternoon date. I had the ahi tuna. It was very good. We had the cheese plate. Excellent. And our wine choices we're good too. We will go back for lunch and free tastings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, Thursday Steak night made for a great early Valentine’s Day dinner.

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TimA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I had reservation but hostess not very friendly. She was happy when I asked for a specific table that was not reserved.

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MarkM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the night out. Great selection of wines. Nice variety of food selections. Will go back soon.

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BenC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time here and we really enjoyed our night. Amazing food coupled with great selection of very reasonably priced wine. The staff really knew about their wines and it was a unique touch being able to browse for a bottle on the shelves...

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vipAverage
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The place is nice and the service is fine, but the food wasn't very good. I ordered the Steak Frites which was quite fatty not cooked the way I requested it. The beet/feta cheese salad I requested instead of the fries, was three pieces of beet and a couple of sprinkles of feta - too simple/basic. I wouldn't go back for dinner, but I will go for drinks and snacks.

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Gomers
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great recommendation on wine with a very accurate description of the taste and how it would pair with our dinner selection. Definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Enjoyed the wine and cheese plate!

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The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.

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