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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191
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Ranked #7 of 129 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times before and I have enjoyed it every time. I just had the opportunity to sample some of the fall menu and I was pleasantly surprised with the tuna tacos and apple cobbler. As appetizer they were very tasty and fulfilling. Worth trying if you have not. Service is good as... More

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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was staying at the hotel, and wandered down to this restaurant only to be completely wowed. It was quite good. The food selections were great and the staff are all extremely professional. It's a cool place too. I wouldn't leave DC just for a trip out here, but it's nice if you're in the area.

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Fresno, California, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This restaurant had great reviews and was right next to our hotel. Nice atmosphere. Great fired outside and a decent wine selection. Good cheese appetizers, and amazing soup. Wait staff was decent as well. The entree was presented beautifully, but so bland, and very disappointing. Desert was the same way. We wish we could have enjoyed the meal more but... More

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Ohio, USA
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322 reviews 322 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
524 helpful votes 524 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

So I was stuck on a weekend business trip with all day meetings on a Saturday and Sunday (whose idea was that?). After an all day grind on Saturday our lead guy stated that he was springing for dinner at a place he had just discovered, the restaurant in the nearby Westin hotel. We all wanted to just hit a... More

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Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Additional Information about Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Phone Number: 7032343550
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American

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