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The Wine House, Fairfax, VA

The Wine House

4.8
4.8
875 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 352-2211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Customized, with wine and small plate food pairing options, simple but tasty. Staff available to introduce wines to create an experience. In house and corporate event options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email General Manager, Dinah Herring at dinah@winehouseonline.com to inquire about private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Cross street

    University Street/North Street/123

  • Parking details

    Enter multi level parking garage on University Drive or Chain Bridge Road, drive to Level P4, park and exit to the courtyard with The Wine House being on the corner as you exit.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 875 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. C

    Cullen

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wine House is my go to place for a good meal, good wine and friendly people.
  2. d

    david

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific! The wine selection possibilities were outstanding and the service was warm and welcoming.
  3. DV

    DonV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a new favorite - the food, wine and service are consistently outstanding.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reunion with friends
  5. P

    Perfection

    Washington DC

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wine House is consistently perfect, independent of the occasion!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing server — wine was wonderful and so were the snacks!
  7. GE

    GaryE

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu isn't large, but it met the desires of our diverse group of eaters, and everything was tasty enough to comment on. The prices of their extremely large selection of wines were outstanding, probably 50% less than in other nice restaurants. Good service, and outside seating on a warm night made it close to a perfect dinner.
  8. d

    dereka

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic little place, great menu with excellent prep, amazing wine choices
  9. AL

    AmandaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Best food, great service, lovely ambiance.
  10. C

    Cullen

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to place.
  11. RH

    RebeccaH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My husband and I typically love our meals at the Wine House. The wine selection is excellent and the staff is great at helping you pair your meal with wine. This was the last night of Fairfax City restaurant week and Our dinners were not good. The steak was over cooked and the salmon while tasty was also overcooked. The owner made it right however by offering two complementary glasses of wine and was very apologetic for the meals. This is the first time in many years that we’ve ever been disappointed however I felt I needed to give a fair review. We will go back
  12. PH

    PingH

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and pleasant experience
  13. MK

    MikeK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wine House is a wonderful place to enjoy with friends. Great selection of food and wine. Thanks for always making our dining experience enjoyable.
  14. C

    Cookie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Outside patio was lovely. Service was okay...crabcakes were overcooked and tastless.
  15. D

    Doug

    Washington DC

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The warm shrimp salad is a repeat favorite. The butternut squash soup was superb. Have tried most everything else on the menu, always excellent.
  16. B

    Buzz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to the Wine House several times. Always excellent. I seem to recall that in the past, dessert was included during "Restaurant Week". Last night, dessert was not included. So, a little disappointed. Also, felt like inflation creep. Still, a very excellent meal. Enjoyed our evening and will definitely return.
  17. MC

    MCats

    Washington DC

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always like The Wine House. The service is well-paced. Both Danielle and Anya, our servers, were excellent. Michael, the owner, is congenial and has employed excellent staff. The food is very good, and the wine choices superb. Staff knows the wine and wine selections well. No one is rushed. I always have a delightful dining experience at The Wine House. The Wine House is part of Fairfax community.
  18. LW

    LauraW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels were fabulous. The wine pairing was excellent. Great ambiance for a small intimate restaurant!
  19. RK

    RichnKathy

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rare Sunday night off for me and my wife thought of WineHouse. We hadn’t been for awhile and it was everything we remembered it to be. Great food, service and ambience!
  20. n

    nothankyou

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friends nite out
  21. DM

    DonnaM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistency great food, great service and great wine
  22. J

    Jsy112233

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and wine was perfect. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or event.
  23. MS

    MandSDinnerOut

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, Chipotle Ahi with Mango Salsa was perfectly cooked. Out server was attentive and knew her stuff! The Wine House will now be a regular stop for us.
  24. r

    rudyg

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Terrific food! Good wine prices
  25. J

    Julebird

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love wine flight night and appreciate input from the sommelier.
  26. KW

    KrystalW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional! Teresa took great care us. The wine list is like none other! Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch, brunch, or dinner with friends, colleagues, and dates. A Fairfax city gem. Can’t wait to go back for the free wine tasting on Saturday’s!
  27. H

    Hungry

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Wine House!
  28. CC

    CCrebel

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Wine House is an excellent choice to relax with friends over a glass of wine and excellent food. The service is attentive and helpful without being overbearing. It also has an excellent patio with a fountain nearby.
  29. DA

    DawnA

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Our server Ashley was amazing. The only reason the food wasn’t a five was because the potatoes came out cold. Not even Luke warm. While the food was delicious, the kitchen needs to step up their game a bit. But overall a wonderful evening
  30. LI

    LdyIDr

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great ambience and great food. We had an extremely enjoyable meal with friends. Everyone thought their meal was delicious ( I had the cod and others had the chicken and steak special) and we had an excellent bottle of wine to accompany the meal . Dont miss the desserts - loved the crème Brulee Also, appreciate that the sound level was reasonable for good conversation!
  31. J

    Joanne

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful.
  32. C

    Christine

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Wine House never disappoints. I had the lamb and my husband had the duck and both were cooked perfectly. The pate appetizer and endive salad were also delicious. Our server Faith was attentive and friendly and we also had a nice chat with the owner.
  33. FT

    Food4Thought

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience!
  34. DV

    DonV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and ambiance. We will be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    80th Birthday
  36. LS

    LynnS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at The Wine House. We went on a Wednesday night for their wine flight night and dinner. The restaurant was full. What was the most enlightening was that 2 different sets of customers struck up conversations with us and both sets were regular patrons of The Wine House and just raved about it. The place just had a neighborhood vibe with great service, wine and food. Would definitely go again.
  37. M

    Melanie

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner last night and the wine flight was also super! The Rockfish, with asperagus and baked rice cake was super! Also the chocolate terrine! And big complements to our waitress; she was so friendly and helpful!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food but please have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options. It's 2022. Thank you.
  39. JC

    JamesC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit, but we'll definitely be back. Attentive service, knowledgeable wine staff, and delicious food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and our waitress gave us some awesome karaoke spots to go to afterwards!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Wine House is rated 4.8 stars by 875 OpenTable diners.

The Wine House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Wine House

3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Additional information

  • Cross street

    University Street/North Street/123

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Enter multi level parking garage on University Drive or Chain Bridge Road, drive to Level P4, park and exit to the courtyard with The Wine House being on the corner as you exit.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 352-2211

  • Catering

    Customized, with wine and small plate food pairing options, simple but tasty. Staff available to introduce wines to create an experience. In house and corporate event options available.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email General Manager, Dinah Herring at dinah@winehouseonline.com to inquire about private events.

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