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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
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Ranked #30 of 147 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Wine Bar, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Chantilly, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wine Bar with a Restaurant or a Restaurant with a Wine Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

This was the first time I went to this restaurant. It was with a group of 14 that grew to 19. We had 2 servers assigned to our group and they were excellent. The wine list was excellent as was the food. I'd highly recommend the lamb chops. The menu is very innovative. With a group this size it would have been better to have been in the private dining room but since it was taken we were in the main dining area which is small with a table for 10 and one for 6. On the other hand if we had been in the private dining room the others that would up joining us wouldn't have known we were there. If staying at the Westin that the hotel is part of or at the Sheraton across the parking lot I'd recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2011
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Berkeley, CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Found a Gem in a Surprising Place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited August 2011
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Charlottesville
1 review
“Amazing evening: Excellent food, service and ambiance!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited July 2011
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Reston
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quiet, upscale modern decor, great bar area, tasty bar bites, great wine selection, .”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank ms55
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Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, knowledgable and personable service, delicious and an inventive menu.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited January 2011
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