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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191
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Ranked #7 of 130 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Reston Parkway
Description: 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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89 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited Vinifera before I was leaving for the airport with my family. We did not have a reservation, so we just landed at the restaurant and asked the host if a table were available. The host gave us two options of either sitting inside or outside on the patio- we chose the patio. We also instructed the host that... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The servers were very polite. I received prompt service while ordering. The food tasted good. I also enjoyed the ambiance and how the restaurant and bar was setup.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had several meals on the patio with our two dogs. The atmosphere and service was great and the food was even better. The staff was very attentive and the menu was varied & tasty. We almost never eat at the hotel restaurant more than once during a stay but the experience was so good it just made sense.

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reston, va
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We (four friends) recently discovered this restaurant in the Westin Hotel on the south side of Reston. It was a rare cool summer evening so we sat on the patio which a real highlight--somewhat secluded, away from any traffic and lined with large pots of tomatoes on the vine. They have an extensive wine list. We began with a few... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The people are what make Vinifera special. They have an extensive wine list, and each server has their favorites that they can talk extensively about. Their recommendations are always spot on. Combine the great people with the wine and the casual atmosphere and Vinifera makes for a fun evening with friends. The third piece to evening is the food. Over... More

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Houston, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Vinifera was superb. From the appetizers to dessert, everything was perfect. I encourage you to eat here when in Reston.

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Washington, DC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My parents have lived about 5 minutes from the Westin hotel and this restaurant since long before it opened but I didn't know it existed until a client in the area recommended it. I was there for a quick lunch but I will definitely go back with my family. Service was very good and everyone's meals were delicious. They told... More

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Izmir Turkey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our dining group chose this based on reviews. We noted some consistent comments and they were spot on. Three of our party had the sea bass and raved. Three of us had the duck and all agreed that it was beautiful, but tasteless. Same thing applied to a couple of shared appetizers -lovely to look at, very little for the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

They have a nice wine selection but the food was disappointing. I ate here years ago when they first opened and it was outstanding. This time, it was not nearly as good in fact, not good at all. The floor was sticky to boot!

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Santa Barbara, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent selection and priced for the quality! I loved bites or tapa's! Super nice staff that took great care of me!

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