The Wine House

4.8
694 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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  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 694 People Are Saying
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KimF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MargaretC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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Fairfax22030
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
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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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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vipDancingTasteBuds
Washington DC
20 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
12 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
6 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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vipLWalter
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful people! Fun (and educational) conversations about wine and impeccable service.

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vipJuneD
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our first dining experience. My husband didn’t love either of the two red wines he tried but my Sancerre was excellent. My asparagus soup appetizer was bland, my husband’s green salad was typical and good. My cod entree with couscous cooked in a Mediterranean style was delicious. My husband’s steak frites was very good - the steak was cooked a perfect medium rare. We will definitely be back.

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vipStevenT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was our first visit to the restaurant. It has a very nice wine-bar atmosphere and the service was excellent. On the other hand, the food was uneven. The seared tuna appetizer was very good, as was the green salad. However, the portions on the cheese and charcuterie plate were tiny and the pate was mediocre. Similarly, our entrees were inconsistent. The cod was delicious, although the bed of couscous, vegetables, olives, capers, etc. was a bit of a jumbled mess. Finally, the shrimp and grits was not good at all. It tasted like everything had been pre-cooked, assembled and warmed. In spite of that, the grits were cold and gloppy. Moreover, the andouille tasted like sliced pepperoni and the sauce was uninspired. Finally, the steak frites was ok, but the cut of the steak was not the traditional cut one sees with the dish. In sum, for the price, the food should have been much better than it was.

The Wine House
Responded on 2 July 2021

Hi Steven, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are disappointed to hear about the inconsistencies with the food and we will be addressing it with our kitchen staff. As with most restaurants at the moment, we are also struggling to find ingredients that are regularly featured in our dishes. That being said, the kitchen staff do pride themselves on the preparation and consistency of the menu. We all look forward to our regular purchasing channels opening back up to normal. TWH Team

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vipJaniceC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The service was very slow. There was only one cook and one waiter for the entire restaurant, so it was not the fault of the waiter — he was doing the best he could. Go if you have plenty of time … like 2 hours … for your meal.

The Wine House
Responded on 2 July 2021

Hi Janice, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, we are short-staffed at the moment, as are all restaurants. We apologize for the slow service. Hopefully, there should be more people available to work in the restaurant industry and things will get back to normal. The Wine House Team.

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JillB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Always great food, wine and service.

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Margie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have never been to a restaurant where service was as good as this place.

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vipEeeH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were very friendly and the food was good!

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TiaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely seafood menu, delicious wines. I've been there twice, will return, and always am telling people about the food, wine, and outdoor seating. A definite place to wine and dine.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch experience. Food was delicious, beautiful, and interesting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! Food was delicious, portions were perfect and service was very good. Wine list was very interesting and had a great variety; price point by the glass was very affordable. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and will definitely return in the near future!

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TSCF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wine House is a favorite of our family. The menu is large and varied, the food is consistently good, and the service is great.

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WantWineWithThat
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go for the Wine, stay for the food. Especially the rack of lamb.

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The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 694 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 bookings at the moment.

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