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“Wine Flight o' Fancy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Wine Kitchen

The Wine Kitchen
7 S. King Street, Leesburg, VA
703-777-9463
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Ranked #2 of 170 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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“Wine Flight o' Fancy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have eaten here several times and the service, wine selections, and food have been consistently very good. With a lively bistro atmosphere, they offer several three-wine flights with clever names and rather involved whimsical tasting note cards with each wine. The charcuterie plate is nice with fresh local sausages, pate, and serrano ham that changes periodically.

They offer a limited menu, but the dishes are all wonderfully prepared, ranging from Coq Au Vin, to Saltimbocca, to a rabbit dish. Specials change regularly--the last time we were there we sat at the bar, (which is the most fun) and the appetizer special was fois gras with bacon and roasted garlic. The dinner special was St. Louis marinated ribs, that two people had at the bar--looked wonderful.

They also have other wines by the bottle if you ask, but most of the wines in the flights are very approachable and selected with care.

This place isn't large, and they don't reserve, so on a Friday or Saturday night it gets loud as people come in and stand around in the middle of the restaurant having a glass of wine and waiting for their table. Actually, this is the point--it is very social and everyone seems to be patient and happy to have a glass, chat, and get a look at what others are eating. Leesburg is still a small, horsey (read moneyed fox hunt-type) town that has become a bedroom community for northern VA professionals, so the vibe is casual and friendly. Everyone ends up getting a table, or if they must, they can have a glass and walk to another of several nearby restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Historic Unique Charm and Great Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Had dinner on a Sunday night with adult daughter and friend. I'd heard many good things about this restaurant from "foodies" so the bar was set high! It was fabulous! We all shared "chicken and waffles." Don't let the name fool you - It's Roasted quail, savory Belgian waffle and braised kale with bacon that will cause you to make guttereal sounds.;-) order as entree or share as appetizer. Everything is smaller than usual plates here (love that, too - don't leave stuffed!).

We had the sesame braisd scallops, rabbit ragout and German mussels as entrees. We all cleaned our plates. Two of us had soups. We all had 1-2 glaases of wine. Loved the creative descriptions of the wines delivered on a card with the glasses. (Someone is quite the creative writer and this little touch was appreciated!)
Total bill before tip $115. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars ... Need more seating or reservations, and inside temperature was a bit hot on this chilly VA eve. But these are little things.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Isle, Louisiana
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A must stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Was there for lunch. Staff was outgoing and all the food was great. A must try should be the leek bread pudding. Will be returning.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Five Star Food & Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had dinner and lunch there... amazing food.. highly recommend. The Wine Flights offer a good variety too. You won't be disappointed.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Amazing Food, Even Better Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Sat at the bar with my girlfriend on a Saturday night. We had come up from DC to tour a few vineyards and had originally reserved a table at Market Table Bistro. However, due to Hurricane Sandy, Market Table was closed and a friend recommended that we try The Wine Kitchen in Leesburg. I could write an entire essay on how amazing this place is but overall, I would recommend it if you want incredible local food, even better wine, and some of the best service you can find anywhere.

Highly recommend and hope to be back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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