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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Excellent selection and priced for the quality! I loved bites or tapa's! Super nice staff that took great care of me!

1 Thank Sunnynlajolla
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great service, excellent food, good atmosphere. Used as a destination restaurant despite being in an 'out of town' hotel location.

Thank Ben L
Reston, VA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Fun mini-tapas on sticks, great Virginia wine selection, and delicious Chilean seabass (when you don't feel too guilty ordering it.) Deep in a hotel complex so not fun to arrive to, but once you are seated you could easily be in downtown DC for quality of food and service.

Thank LouisaDavis
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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354 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Came in late from the Dulles airport and proceeded to Vinifera (which is inside the Westin) for a light dinner. I sat in the part of the restaurant that is very relaxing because it is very comfortable and more like a lounge than a restaurant (comfy chairs and plush seating). After a glass of wine I had a small salad... More 

Thank TravelFan48105
Washington, DC
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

We just discovered Pintxos (or Pinchos), the ultimate in bar snacks, and have now put Vinifera at the Westin Hotel in Reston at the TOP of our local eateries list. My husband and I have very small appetites, yet love food and varied flavors. That's exactly what you get with the tantalizing (single) bite-size morsels of deliciousness on their bar... More 

Thank Reviewer1966
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Food and service are exceptional. I had the opportunity to enjoy dining at Vinifera several times during my recent stay in Reston. I have never had anything at Vinifera which wasn't incredible to eat. They have a great drink and wine list. The atmosphere is wonderful--a very comfortable place to relax. I have never had poor service here...always exceptional.

1 Thank Gail W
Great Falls, Virginia
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Wow....loved this restaurant more than I had expected to. We ate so much! And all kinds of different foods and desserts. It was like a food adventure. I love being able to try small amounts of many different things. This would be fun to go with multiple people as you can have alot of fun sampling all the different things... More 

1 Thank TheBigelows
Union City, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Love the sea bass, but my a few rice grain from my paella wasn't cooked completely. Nonetheless, pretty good food and dessert!

1 Thank wzwang128
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

We are back home in Chicago, this was one of my to-do-list notes so here I go. We were a part of 4 and came to Vinifera during restaurant week. We sat inside and ordered from the restaurant week menu. It looked nice but it took long time for first course of salads salads had no cranberry but menu had... More 

Thank Irina V
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

My husband and I recently had tapas here. We did not have any entrees. The $1-2 pintxos were so small that it was hard to really taste any of the ingredients. The wild boar sausage and Milano sausage were sliced so thin that when mixed with the tiny piece of cheese all you got was a cheese taste. The brescola... More 

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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, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?