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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

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11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191-1404 (Reston Parkway)
+1 703-234-3550
06:30 - 23:00
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Reston, Virginia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After joining the "quiet crowd" who are avoiding the Reston Town Center as they work out their paid parking problem, we decided to give Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro a try. It is tucked away in the Westin Hotel which is located in a very uncrowded and free parking section of Reston. Wow, were we surprised. We ordered several of... More 

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Vinifera M, Manager at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment, zimco1! We truly appreciate the feedback, and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, The Management Team More 

Denver, Colorado
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place definitely does not deserve 4 stars based on my recent experience there. First, it was hard to find as I didn't know that it was actually a part of the Westin hotel. The website says that it is next to it. Second, the service was almost non-existent, I think I saw the waiter twice and the place was... More 

Thank tonytiger_13
Vinifera M, Manager at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, tonytiger_13. I am sorry Vinifera did not live up to your expectations, if there is anything we can do please let us know! We hope to see you again. More 

Palo Alto, California
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality food and good service. If you are staying at Sheraton next door - skip the restaurant there and come here for food.

Thank Scruz101
Vinifera M, Manager at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Scruz101! We highly appreciate the feedback, and hope to see you again soon with our patio opening for Spring! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The staff was gracious, the food was outstanding. Best shrimp and grits I have had in a long time. the cheese plate with honey from the comb was heavenly. the Venison Chili wa perfectly seasoned. This will become my favorite Reston hangout!

Thank Teri C
Vinifera M, Manager at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Teri! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write one and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Granted, there were 18 of us at 2 tables, but we did call ahead. After a wait, drink orders were taken and arrived. Another wait and dinner orders were taken. Not being especially hungry, I ordered two sides: a delicious and rich macaroni and cheese (really good) and the caramelized Brussels sprouts with bacon-- also outstanding. Another wait before they... More 

Thank acwooly
Vinifera M, Manager at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, acwooly! We greatly appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon with out patio opening for Spring time! More 

Denver, North Carolina
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We went for restaurant week and the options represented a very good value over the a la cartel choices. We had the swordfish and the scallops which were both cooked to perfection. The salads and soup options were both good as well. The dessert with chocolate cream was delicious and very rich. The wine list is huge and offers good... More 

Thank AndyCzi
Vinifera M, Manager at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review AndyCzi! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write one. We hope to see you again soon, especially with our patio opening for the spring and summer seasons! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place in the early spring and fall - when we can get near the fire pit with a few bottles of great wine . The wine selection is worth the visit and the menu is interesting - though not the reason that keeps me coming. It's the wine and fire pit.

Thank xpygy
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Food was over salted and although years ago we ate here and enjoyed it immensely, today was a far cry from then and it was very disappointing

Thank anneevamod
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located at the Westin Reston, very inviting atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. Cozy outdoor patio with fireplace for the cold nights.

Thank Oaky9
Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is no buffet. When I ordered my omelette for $15 I expected something good. What I got was a plate with an omelette and an 18 inch black hair all over my plate. The waiter asked me if I wanted to just eat it or if I wanted another. One of the "new" little jams was half eaten inside.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Wine Bar, American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191-1404
    (Reston Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-234-3550
Surrounded by the warm feeling of a chic and contemporary atmosphere that encourages conversation, Vinifera is an urban sanctuary in one of America's most renowned suburbs. The unique and sophisticated bistro is a place to have your senses invigorated by every aspect of your visit - from the mouth-watering food to the unforgettable service and welcoming environment. With a focus on seasonal, local and organic ingredients, Executive Chef Bo Palker serves globally-influenced New American cuisine for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. A variety of pintxos (one bites), small plates and entrees are available in the intimate bar & lounge area, illuminated dining room and outdoor patio, featuring custom hand-made Hawaiian fire pits. Sommelier Jason Meringolo flawlessly pairs our inspired dishes with an assortment of over 300 wines by the bottle and 30 selections by the glass poured from an Enomatic system behind the bar. Vinifera is more than just a restaurant – it’s an experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?