The Wine House

4.8
732 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Celebrate the New Year with The Wine House! We will be offering a 3-course hand-crafted menu with 2 seating times: 6pm & 8pm. $79pp. Optional wine pairings for $49pp. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required. Farewell 2021! Cheers to 2022!

What 732 People Are Saying
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SKDW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant and I will definitely return again

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vipSisters5
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a cold evening and I was sitting next to the window, so a bit chilly. But the appetizers were good, entrees very good, wine too. All the displayed wine bottles, wood tables, floors, etc., made it welcoming.
Family in town so was great fun seeing what they enjoyed too. Kitchen and staff were busy but we were well attended to. We would definitely go back again and try other entrees.

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WantWineWithThat
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Monday night and the place was packed. That will tell you something. The food is delicious, Monday is mussels night. I highly recommend the rack of lamb as well. But really it’s the wine selection that just goes over the top. Wines priced at all levels. The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. They really make it fun trying different wines

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MarkZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely proved my expectations. Appetizers and wine were on the table before we even settled down in our chairs. entries came with no delay either. All the dishes were of great quality. Will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of wines, amazing choice of foods, I never had wild boar so that was unique. Awesome ability to make a reservation on short notice.

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DennisM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

There were three of us on a Sunday night. We had reservations but we probably didn't need them. The food portions were a reasonable size, not to big or too small. It is probably a little more expensive than our usual choice of restaurants.
The music was a little loud for our tastes but not unreasonable for the age level of the majority of the people there (they were quite a bit younger than two of us).

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WilliamL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food and wine! This is our new favorite place for a date night. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teresa was the most wonderful server and the whole restaurant took such good care of us. The food and wine is great every single time - you can’t have a bad meal here!

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vipbreakfastlover
Washington DC
252 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beet salad and duck were excellent. And the recommended Wine of the week was top notch.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
172 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with another couple. All of ordered the crab cake special that came with a salad. It's been a while since it was on the menu & am glad it's back. Was delicious.

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vipJulebird
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would love to see some new additions/ changes to the menu, otherwise consistently very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place

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vipCongressDJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and location. The food was amazing! Highly recommend their spicy ahi tuna. Yum! Wine is a personal choice but they seem to do it well. :)

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vipJoanne
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. .

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SteveA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding value for money. The pre fixe menu is amazing.

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vipHelpMeWander
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance is nice and the wine selection is varied and reasonably priced. It is relatively small, so your server is never too far away and service is not an issue. The crab cake special had more filler than any other that I have had. Tasty, but not crab. Overall, food is good.

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vc136
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent expansive wine list, great service and good food -a gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the wine were amazing! But our server, Theresa, is really who made our experience! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dying to try The Wine House and it did not disappoint. We had dinner with some old friends and it was absolutely perfect. From the ambiance, food, and wine to the exceptional service, the night exceeded my expectations!!

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vipBobbyB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool concept. Fantastic food and service ! Everything was spot on. Highly recommended.

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vipEricK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff

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espomo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant has an extensive menu - so many great choices, it was hard to decide! I decided on the mussels, which were delicious and filling.

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anonymouseater
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice menu options - something for everyone. Enjoyed our meal. Rather noisy - we had to talk very loud to hear each other.

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ErinC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting The Wine House but it won’t be our last! We had an excellent meal and our waitress helped us to pick out a bottle of wine that we both enjoyed.

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DonnaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether we come for lunch or dinner it is excellent as per usual.

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vipJenn
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

nice bistro tucked in a upscale open shopping mall in downtown Fairfax, a hidden gem!

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Shukla
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
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 on 13 October 2021
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 on 12 October 2021
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 on 12 October 2021
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 on 10 October 2021
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
93 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
172 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
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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The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 732 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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