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“Found a Gem in a Surprising Place”

Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
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Ranked #16 of 163 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 5, 2011

We a were stuck in Reston by Hurricane Irene. We were staying at the Sheraton, but their restaurant didn't warrant a second visit. Vinifera, at the Westin just across the way, looked more appealing. We tried it, and were very pleased with their small plate choices. Good variety, fresh ingredients, and tasty preparation. We especially liked the soups and crab cakes. They also have full dinners, which we didn't try. The desserts we tried were not quite so good. The service was outstanding.

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Thank rekBerkeley_CA
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

My husband and I spent a truly enjoyable Sunday evening at Vinifera Wine Bar and Bistro. The food and wine selections are outstanding. Try the small bite appetizers and test drive the flights (the rum flight was fabulous)! Entrees were beautifully presented and tasted amazing. Excellent ambiance with multiple outdoor fireplaces and a nice breeze to keep the hot summer temperatures bearable! The staff did a great job with presentation and service throughout the evening. If you are in search of a high-end dining experience, I highly recommend spending the evening at Vinifera!

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Thank LeBeep
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

My husband and I like to go to the bar area for a quiet relaxing evening after a hectic day at work. Parking is easy, and even when the bar area is busy it is never too crowded, hectic, or too loud. The decor is modern and hip, the wine selection is very good, and the bar bites are very good.

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Thank ms55
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Not your average hotel restaurant. This wine bar and bistro has personality, and a very nice wine selection. The vibe is current and hip with elegant decor and great service. It goes without saying that the food is fabulous. A little known gem in Reston.

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Thank Lkdancer
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

Really enjoyed eating here. They obviously have an excellent chef with some creativity. Everything I've tried has been great. They also know their wines very well. We were turned on to some good ones from their wine flights. They will also tweak the flights if there are certain kinds you like. Service was inconsistent because of some new staff, but I can be patient with this. Patio seating atmosphere was really nice. We'll be back.

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Thank NamePlease
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