The Wine House

4.8
631 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 631 people are saying
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate Mother's Day! Outstanding choice of courses and accompanying wines in a leisurely setting.

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vipPerfection
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time out amid the reality of the pandemic, but no anxiety at all! The team had everything set and everyone felt relaxed and safe, plus the food and Sunday brunch drink offering was amazing!!!

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GitaT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will make it a weekly occurrence.

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vipKimA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish wine and food! Cozy atmosphere. So fun to be back sitting at the bar

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Ph39n
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, food and service, as always. A favorite and remains so!

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EarleL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is terrific and the staff extremely helpful and nice. Great wine selection and the food is excellent and creative. We brought friends who had never been there and they can't wait to return. We love going there.

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viptinar
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

def enjoyed. great wine list. good food. overtly responsive servers who kept trying to take our food before we had a chance to finish. my friend at one point even asked if she was not eating fast enough.

other than that, no complaints and would def go there again.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some very good food & wine (a glass of the Cotes du Rhone) with friends. I had the greens salad. Then had the shrimp appetizer with couscous for my main course. I'd definitely get both of them again.

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LindaM
Yosemite
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thought the roast chicken dinner wasn’t quite as good as I’d had before. It is one of my favorites , however this time the chicken was a little tough and the green beans stringy.

It won’t stop me from trying again in the future. Everyone has an off night now and again

Would recommend to friend and family

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MicheleW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The hostess was also the waitress and it took a long time to get everything we needed. I was pleasantly surprised that inside didn’t smell like grease like it has the last couple of times I’ve been so thinking maybe a new chef and cleaned the vents! Our food was cooked perfectly the card was a really nice size piece and will definitely go back!

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vipMingadaw
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service! I would go again.

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TSCF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding--as always. We will most definitely be back!

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ChapmanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service. Will be returning

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viplovefood
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good experience overall. We were given option to sit inside or outside in a tent. They now have a pre-fix lunch menu, I was not expecting this but they had a ton of choices to meet every palate and the portions were full size. I will go there again.

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Julebird
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always enjoy flight night including this one. Wait staff less engaging in flight experience probably due to pandemic although noticed other wait staff did engage with diners.
Will return for another meal, hoping to see some changes in menu offerings with the changing season.

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vipSSS1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly, helpful and provided excellent service. The food was absolutely amazing, and the wine was a great value. We love the Wine House and will come back often.

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vipOdyssey
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to the Wine House since before the pandemic and had forgotten what a treat it is! We happened to go on tapas night which was a very pleasant surprise. We were served four tapas with a wine flight specially paired to go with each appetizer. After that we selected entrees from the menu which rounded out a great meal. The service was attentive and the staff seemed genuinely glad to have us as customers. The Wine House has survived the pandemic and appears to be thriving! It's so nice to have a gem like this in downtown Fairfax.

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DennisD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Very attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Wine House. It’s such a cute boutique wine store and restaurant. The customer service and the food are both excellent! I would highly recommend this place to everyone.

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robertl
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good value for fixed lunch selection - service very good, very knowledgeable about large wine selection. Only issue was the kitchen was very slow for the main courses.

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vipHollywood
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food with excellent presentation and of course a wonderful wine selection. We will be back. Thank you!

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Yaya
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Riley was amazing as it was our first visit and not going to be our last. The food was over the top and we never felt rushed. She helped us with our choices and was very attentive. Can't wait to go again !!

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BrianR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great suggestions. Great wine. Great food.

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vipMarionM
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This place is great! The charcuterie board and cheese plate were delicious and sophisticated. The smoked duck in particular was stunning. The baguette and spreads plate was perfectly baked and the spreads were delicious. The wine selection is very good. Parking is easy and free. Loved it.

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Ehd1
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place! I’m a harsh critic of food, so I’d say the food was VERY good but not the best I’ve ever had. That being said, because everything was so great, this is going to be worked into our dinner circuit for sure!

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AllisonH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Fairfax City gem. Always has impeccable service and the food and wine to match!

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NinaK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's not just a wine bistro where you drink wine and eat lovely savory food.... we go there pretty much once a week to listen to the sommeliers talk about different wines and sample along side. It's the nicest possible way to get an education in wine.

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MarkR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oustanding as always

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with friends for dinner. I enjoyed the lentil soup for an appetizer & had the scallops entrée. Service was very, very good. My husband & I always enjoy coming here.

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vipSusieT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at our favorite local spot. We'll be back!

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BriMichelle
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theresa was amazing! She was very attentive and I appreciated her knowledge of the wines and what would suit our needs for the evening. The place was nice and intimate and the food was FANTASTIC! I will be coming again.

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BBAM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! Started with Oysters Rockfeller/Mussels and Corn Chowder soup - soup was great. Duck Breast and Bone-In Bershire Pork chop were amazing, loved the brussel sprouts with bacon too. Dessert was Passionfruit Creme Brulee - fresh, flavorful and not too sweet. Paired all of this with an amazing Burgundy recommendation from our server. Ambience was very nice, food was delicious and very generous servings. We love coming here!

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vipDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding Valentine's Day dinner. Enjoyed a leisurely 3-course meal with oysters Rockefeller, sea bass and vegetables, and chocolate terrine.

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vipBrittanyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines weekend and loved it! The food was amazing, there was a huge selection of wine, and great service!

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vipLouMonika
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s smoked salmon app and crab cake with mushroom potatoes and asparagus was outstanding.

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vippaulineg
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small place that knows their customers. They have wine tasting and they know their wine. Waitress was by herself but she was moving fast until help finally came. She was so sweet and fast you wouldn’t even know she was the only wastrels. I would go back. The food was very tasty and flavorful. I was NOT disappointed.

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vipSayomiK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful place. Hope to return!

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vipWilliamJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lunch here fairly often as I like their wine selections but this was a dinner during Restaurant Week. Only a few tables occupied when we arrived but gradually filled, though all well spaced, which helped keep the noise down. Server was friendly and efficient, and most of their selections could be made GF. We’ll be back.

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Jbellamy03
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated a milestone birthday and had a lovely time! The service was too notch, very attentive. Cozy atmosphere and adhering to Covid protocols. Currently they offer a $22 3 course pre fixe menu which is a good value. Nice selection of wines by the glass. It’s also a wine store and We received a discount on a bottle we purchased to take home.

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AF21
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friends and I went to this restaurant as part of restaurant week in the area. There is very limited seating as the establishment is small and intimate, which I like. They had a special restaurant week menu to choose from including an appetizer, entre, and dessert. Each dish was tasty and beautifully plated. The risotto is amazing! The wine selection was good. Although there were instances of delayed service by the waiter, overall the customer service was great. I will definitely be making a trip back.

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The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 631 OpenTable diners.

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