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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Wine Bar
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11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191-1404 (Reston Parkway)
+1 703-234-3550
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was gracious, the food was outstanding. Best shrimp and grits I have had in a long time. the cheese plate with honey from the comb was heavenly. the Venison Chili wa perfectly seasoned. This will become my favorite Reston hangout!

Thank Teri C
Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Granted, there were 18 of us at 2 tables, but we did call ahead. After a wait, drink orders were taken and arrived. Another wait and dinner orders were taken. Not being especially hungry, I ordered two sides: a delicious and rich macaroni and cheese (really good) and the caramelized Brussels sprouts with bacon-- also outstanding. Another wait before they... More 

Thank acwooly
Denver, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for restaurant week and the options represented a very good value over the a la cartel choices. We had the swordfish and the scallops which were both cooked to perfection. The salads and soup options were both good as well. The dessert with chocolate cream was delicious and very rich. The wine list is huge and offers good... More 

Thank AndyCzi
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place in the early spring and fall - when we can get near the fire pit with a few bottles of great wine . The wine selection is worth the visit and the menu is interesting - though not the reason that keeps me coming. It's the wine and fire pit.

Thank xspyguy
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Food was over salted and although years ago we ate here and enjoyed it immensely, today was a far cry from then and it was very disappointing

Thank anneevamod
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located at the Westin Reston, very inviting atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. Cozy outdoor patio with fireplace for the cold nights.

Thank Oaky9
Williamsburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is no buffet. When I ordered my omelette for $15 I expected something good. What I got was a plate with an omelette and an 18 inch black hair all over my plate. The waiter asked me if I wanted to just eat it or if I wanted another. One of the "new" little jams was half eaten inside.... More 

Thank anothertraveler2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Never received a call back when I called for reservations. When I called a second time, the gentleman I spoke too displayed very poor phone skills and had a hard time answering questions, he could use some training on how to answer the phone and speak to customers. Next the wine list, while extensive, did make me laugh a bit,... More 

Thank Atrandom13
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was an excellent place to stop for breakfast before heading out for our business meeting. The service was slow at times, but the quality of the food was outstanding and the coffee was strong. There is also a coffee bar on site, which I am unsure of being complimentary or not... but I think it may be.

Thank Shellyduchsk8s
Reston, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food and service. The food was outstanding, esthetically prepared and delicious. The service was notch. We went early to eat before a play, so the restaurant was not crowded for a Saturday evening. Very nice open, airy feel and extra comfortable table and chairs.

Thank SusieB20190

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
American, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11750 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191-1404
    (Reston Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-234-3550
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?