Vino Bistro

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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. At Vino Bistro, you can browse our wine shelves, select a bottle and enjoy it right there at your table or purchase retail to go. We have over 100 wines to choose from! Vino Bistro’s menu features french-inspired dishes with a California-American flare, all designed to match with the wines we have in store.
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f
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and good! We will be back

WC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The menu and the wine were both outstanding!

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth it. The Brussels sprouts were bitter and a bit more al dente then I like. The gnocchi was amazing. Great wine selection.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to new venue. Outstanding food, great wine selection and great service. Disappointed not seeing Michael but he has a smooth running ship!!

CM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First, I love the fact we can buy really good wines at about retail versus restaurant prices. Interesting concept. Second, the food pairing is also interesting and very solid selection. Great place for fun couples night out.

KP
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were looking for a lively venue for dinner with friends with a good wine/beverage menu, modern food offerings and bonus points for the AL/LSU game. #RTR Vino Bistro seemed to fit the bill. I was excited to find the classic Aviation cocktail on the menu - a great start! Love a good charcuterie board; check. We enjoyed speaking with owner and sommelier Michael as he helped us select 2 very good wines at great price points for a restaurant. The menu had a solid variety of interesting options to fit all tastes. Ultimately 2 of the 4 of us chose steak. Sadly one came out so rare (both ordered medium) it had to be sent back. At about this same point, wines served and food delivered, the service also became far less attentive. Odd for a small and seemingly well-staffed restaurant. This was fine while we enjoyed our meals and conversation, but we eventually struggled to obtain and pay our bill to leave. We noticed Michael was gone, maybe service drops off after he leaves?

This was not a cheap dinner so we will need to try again to see if the value is there. I hope so as Leesburg can always use a new creative spot. I definitely recommend trying out the wines by the bottle for excellent selection and pricing.

BW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine selection is great and the wait staff really knows their stuff! Always great recommendations. Food is excellent, and the kitchen is extremely accommodating to food allergies

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vino Bistro offers Great food, wine and drink. I highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls dinner and it was fantastic!

k
London
396 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a very nice dinner at Vino Bistro. Food and drinks were excellent but service was a little off. They seemed a little shorthanded and had to track server down several times. Wanted to order dessert but finally gave up. Other than that, we really like menu and will give them another try.

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was very nice

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and our wait staff was superb! Our requests for splitting dinners and unusual cocktails were met with patience, kindness and graciousness. Everything was delicious and enjoyed by all 4 of our party.

P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a table near the open garage door and the temperature was perfect. Just like sitting on the patio. Good food wine and friendly service.

Paul

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the wine selection and variety choices of food! It’s our 3rd visit and everything was excellent as usual. We love coming here as always enjoy the outdoor seating and warm welcome from the staff and owner! Great place!

S
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There were four of us who decided to dine here after reading great reviews. It was still Loudoun Restaurant Week so we got to try appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a great price. Plus they also had a wide variety of wines choices. All of us enjoyed our apps and meals and were very impressed with our choices. The desserts were delicious as well. We will definitely return!!

k
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This was my first time at this restaurant, I came for Restaurant Week lunch. I had the pork belly appetizer which I was told would be crispy was just tough it; appeared as a disheveled dish and was rather bland and tasteless. I ordered the cheese grits with shrimp and chorizo. The shrimp were really small and overcooked while the grits had lumps. This was particularly disappointing since I had attended another Restaurant Week lunch just a few days earlier; that restaurant had prepared an excellent meal with large shrimp and creamy grits that were well seasoned and spicy. For dessert I had ordered the key lime tart; unfortunately the tart shell crust was soft and the key lime filling was rather unremarkable with a large dollop of whipped cream.
I informed the server about my disappointment with the meal, specifically the dessert. She offered a replacement but having experienced such displeasure with all three courses; I just wanted to leave.
The restaurant was not full for lunch, we were in no rush during our dining experience so I believe this is just the way they execute their menu items on a regular basis.
I would not recommend this restaurant and their are far better choices for Restaurant Week than this.

AK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was great. I would definitely like to go again. However, on this particular night, the service was pretty slow. I will grant that it was restaurant week in Loudoun County and there was a live band playing outside. However, by the end of the meal, most of the place had cleared out and service was still pretty slow.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, happy hour pricing wine by the glass and the Loudoun county restaurant week menu. Shrimp and Grits and the lamb shank.

DK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the wine festivals, we attened the Pinot festival. Perfect to pair wine tasting with lunch.

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We found out about Vino Bistro when we went to a farewell party recently. The apps were wonderful, plentiful and wines were superb.
My husband and I went to dinner there this weekend and were so very pleased.
We will definitely be back.
It can be a good value for you money but it depends what one orders from the menu. The highest price dinner, was appx. $36. However, they had good choices for much less.
People brought their young children and I don’t think this is the best place for them unless they are seated outside, where it is much more family friendly.
It is not too large inside so we happened to be leaving when a family with not such well behaved young children were seated very near.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and venue! Outstanding service. Wine paired beautifully with dinner.

CT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food. Very noisy though. They were very busy too.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have found our weekend hangout. We have been a few times. We like to sit and listen to the free concert outside and relax. The staff is great.

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

FOOD IS GREAT...VERY NICE STAFF AND LOVED THE WINE AND BISTRO THEME THROUGHOUT...DEFINITELY WILL VISIT AGAIN!!!

d
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. We are big fans of their other restaurant The Wine House in Fairfax and could not wait to try out their new location. Awesome menu, very nice wine list, love the full bar and beer options and the patio is nice a big with lots of tables (when it’s not 105 degrees out). Can’t wait to come back when the weather is a bit cooler to enjoy outside seating. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice meal or just a glass of wine and some snacks with friends.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night to sit outside and listen to music! The food was amazing and staff very friendly:)

VG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list, the people are warm and welcoming. Also a super happy hour.

m
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice surprise. First time visitor. Dined after lunch rush. Creamy hummus was tasty. The Kiwi (named after the owner who is from New Zealand I was told) burger with fries was perfectly done and delicious. Homemade lemon marscapone cake was fluffy and light. This restaurant is a solid choice.

f
Richmond
94 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant and bar are beautiful. The waiter was slow, and it was not busy. Wasn't impressed with the food. Probably won't return. Not our style

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a few times now and have had a great experience. We will definitely keep coming back. Love being able to mix it up between the cheese and charcuterie plate.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a Saturday nite when there was a concert going on in the street across from VB. This was a little loud, but it was over at 8 and things got much quieter. Normally this shouldn’t be a problem.

Food was great, service was great. This was our second time there for a meal, and the staff and owner have been very friendly and willing to share information about the food and the restaurant in general.

Wonderful time!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Server was great, steak had to be sent back to be cooked a few additional seconds. Scallops were great (and warm) but risotto on the same plate was cold.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very enjoyable experience.

M
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We like the place a lot. Nice menu. The service wasn’t quite as sharp as you would expect. Would like to go back for appetizers. Enjoyed meeting the owner, Michael.

JG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting with outside tables.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoy this restaurant, food is very good, got some good wines, but prices are a little high compared to similar restaurants. Great atmosphere...and nice outdoor patio1

k
London
396 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had a nice dinner overall. Seems to be struggling a bit with staffing but everyone seems to be eager to do a good job. I'm trying to go gluten free so ordered a bit differently than I usually do. Had their roast chicken and it was delicious. My partner ordered the Cod which was lovely as well. It's a little on expensive side which I hope doesn't turn some people off because they definitely have an excellent menu worth the price.

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak frites, so tender. Owner stopped by to tell us about restaurant. They use New Zealand grass fed beef only. Was a treat! Also had rockfish with spring risotto and it was an enormous serving. Delicious and fresh. Another in my party really enjoyed the scallops. We ended dinner with bread pudding dessert that rocked. Also, they have a really nice wine selection/ we were assisted by sommelier who was very attentive.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Consistently exceeds our expectations.

DM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Excellent value for outstanding food and service. The wine selection is fantastic and very reasonably priced.