Vino Bistro

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  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
We’re a husband and wife team that love wine, great food and treasured memories shared around the dining table. We’re thrilled to share our love for food & wine with the community of Leesburg, Virginia. Vino Bistro will feature and upscale wine bar & bistro with French inspired speciality foods and wines from around the world for your enjoyment! Our goal is to create a boutique neighborhood wine & food destination. At Vino Bistro, you can browse our wine shelves, select a bottle and enjoy it right there at your table or purchase retail to go. We have over 100 wines to choose from! Vino Bistro’s menu features french-inspired dishes with a California-American flare, all designed to match with the wines we have in store.
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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and our wait staff was superb! Our requests for splitting dinners and unusual cocktails were met with patience, kindness and graciousness. Everything was delicious and enjoyed by all 4 of our party.

P
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a table near the open garage door and the temperature was perfect. Just like sitting on the patio. Good food wine and friendly service.

Paul

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the wine selection and variety choices of food! It’s our 3rd visit and everything was excellent as usual. We love coming here as always enjoy the outdoor seating and warm welcome from the staff and owner! Great place!

S
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

There were four of us who decided to dine here after reading great reviews. It was still Loudoun Restaurant Week so we got to try appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a great price. Plus they also had a wide variety of wines choices. All of us enjoyed our apps and meals and were very impressed with our choices. The desserts were delicious as well. We will definitely return!!

k
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

This was my first time at this restaurant, I came for Restaurant Week lunch. I had the pork belly appetizer which I was told would be crispy was just tough it; appeared as a disheveled dish and was rather bland and tasteless. I ordered the cheese grits with shrimp and chorizo. The shrimp were really small and overcooked while the grits had lumps. This was particularly disappointing since I had attended another Restaurant Week lunch just a few days earlier; that restaurant had prepared an excellent meal with large shrimp and creamy grits that were well seasoned and spicy. For dessert I had ordered the key lime tart; unfortunately the tart shell crust was soft and the key lime filling was rather unremarkable with a large dollop of whipped cream.
I informed the server about my disappointment with the meal, specifically the dessert. She offered a replacement but having experienced such displeasure with all three courses; I just wanted to leave.
The restaurant was not full for lunch, we were in no rush during our dining experience so I believe this is just the way they execute their menu items on a regular basis.
I would not recommend this restaurant and their are far better choices for Restaurant Week than this.

AK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was great. I would definitely like to go again. However, on this particular night, the service was pretty slow. I will grant that it was restaurant week in Loudoun County and there was a live band playing outside. However, by the end of the meal, most of the place had cleared out and service was still pretty slow.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal, happy hour pricing wine by the glass and the Loudoun county restaurant week menu. Shrimp and Grits and the lamb shank.

DK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love the wine festivals, we attened the Pinot festival. Perfect to pair wine tasting with lunch.

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We found out about Vino Bistro when we went to a farewell party recently. The apps were wonderful, plentiful and wines were superb.
My husband and I went to dinner there this weekend and were so very pleased.
We will definitely be back.
It can be a good value for you money but it depends what one orders from the menu. The highest price dinner, was appx. $36. However, they had good choices for much less.
People brought their young children and I don’t think this is the best place for them unless they are seated outside, where it is much more family friendly.
It is not too large inside so we happened to be leaving when a family with not such well behaved young children were seated very near.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and venue! Outstanding service. Wine paired beautifully with dinner.

CT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fabulous food. Very noisy though. They were very busy too.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We have found our weekend hangout. We have been a few times. We like to sit and listen to the free concert outside and relax. The staff is great.

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

FOOD IS GREAT...VERY NICE STAFF AND LOVED THE WINE AND BISTRO THEME THROUGHOUT...DEFINITELY WILL VISIT AGAIN!!!

d
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal. We are big fans of their other restaurant The Wine House in Fairfax and could not wait to try out their new location. Awesome menu, very nice wine list, love the full bar and beer options and the patio is nice a big with lots of tables (when it’s not 105 degrees out). Can’t wait to come back when the weather is a bit cooler to enjoy outside seating. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice meal or just a glass of wine and some snacks with friends.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful night to sit outside and listen to music! The food was amazing and staff very friendly:)

VG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great wine list, the people are warm and welcoming. Also a super happy hour.

m
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nice surprise. First time visitor. Dined after lunch rush. Creamy hummus was tasty. The Kiwi (named after the owner who is from New Zealand I was told) burger with fries was perfectly done and delicious. Homemade lemon marscapone cake was fluffy and light. This restaurant is a solid choice.

f
Richmond
89 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

The restaurant and bar are beautiful. The waiter was slow, and it was not busy. Wasn't impressed with the food. Probably won't return. Not our style

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been a few times now and have had a great experience. We will definitely keep coming back. Love being able to mix it up between the cheese and charcuterie plate.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside on a Saturday nite when there was a concert going on in the street across from VB. This was a little loud, but it was over at 8 and things got much quieter. Normally this shouldn’t be a problem.

Food was great, service was great. This was our second time there for a meal, and the staff and owner have been very friendly and willing to share information about the food and the restaurant in general.

Wonderful time!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Server was great, steak had to be sent back to be cooked a few additional seconds. Scallops were great (and warm) but risotto on the same plate was cold.

M
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We like the place a lot. Nice menu. The service wasn’t quite as sharp as you would expect. Would like to go back for appetizers. Enjoyed meeting the owner, Michael.

JG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting with outside tables.

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Enjoy this restaurant, food is very good, got some good wines, but prices are a little high compared to similar restaurants. Great atmosphere...and nice outdoor patio1

k
London
380 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Had a nice dinner overall. Seems to be struggling a bit with staffing but everyone seems to be eager to do a good job. I'm trying to go gluten free so ordered a bit differently than I usually do. Had their roast chicken and it was delicious. My partner ordered the Cod which was lovely as well. It's a little on expensive side which I hope doesn't turn some people off because they definitely have an excellent menu worth the price.

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing steak frites, so tender. Owner stopped by to tell us about restaurant. They use New Zealand grass fed beef only. Was a treat! Also had rockfish with spring risotto and it was an enormous serving. Delicious and fresh. Another in my party really enjoyed the scallops. We ended dinner with bread pudding dessert that rocked. Also, they have a really nice wine selection/ we were assisted by sommelier who was very attentive.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Consistently exceeds our expectations.

DM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighborhood place. Excellent value for outstanding food and service. The wine selection is fantastic and very reasonably priced.

KC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed a nice brunch on the patio while enjoying champagne cocktails. The brunch menu was excellent and our server made a few recommendations for us. The food was delicious! Definitely coming back :)

JH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Went to check out a new place because Open Table let us know. We arrived for our reservation on time and were seated immediately. The restaurant was mainly empty, but the hostess sat us at a table less than a foot away from another dining couple while the majority of the place was empty. Waitstaff asked if we would like to be re-seated and then moved us closer to the garage doors. Wine menu consisted of ~ 10 red and 10 whites by the glass or bottle. We ordered Butternut Risotto (wife) and Icelandic Cod (me) dishes. It took almost an hour to get served our food and the food was nothing to rave about. The Cod and couscous was tepid and seemed to have sat for a while waiting to be served. The Risotto was undercooked (still crunchy) and again warm not hot. There are no extras included in the meal as you would expect from the price range. Bread is not included but can be bought for additional costs. Normally, my wife and I give places 2 chances before we decide its not for us, however, we decided because the place wasn't busy and this is the best it could present, we will not be back.

OT
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kate is a wonderful waitress, very outgoing and knowledgeable. Food was awesome. We have put this restaurant on our return list.

c
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

How nice for a restaurant to accommodate Catholics during Lent by adding specific fish dishes to the menu. The scallops over zucchini noodles in a champagne cream sauce was amazing. The mussels I had for lunch were delicious, too. And of course, the wine is yummy. Well worth the trip.

BH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time visiting this restaurant and we will definitely be back! We had great attentive servers (but not too attentive;) and the food tasted fresh and well prepared. It had a nice casual ambience with a relaxed atmosphere.... a good place to have lunch/dinner or a drink with friends at the bar.

SH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Salmon, Ahi tuna and burger - all excellent. Service was efficient and friendly. Nice spot.

RS
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our first time at Vino Bistro and we’re very pleased with all aspects. Fantastic wine selection and great menu items. Will certainly return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I went here for date night. The menu had a great selection and the food was excellent. They had a great wine selection and the service was fantastic. Not too many times I leave a restaurant and tell my wife that we need to go back again....but this is one of those places. Great restaurant!

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every visit has been fantastic. The wine menu is good and the prices are a good value. The bread appetizer with the 3 spreads is delicious. The main courses are also very good. Brunch menu also good.

LH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food and hospitality. A+ Can’t wait to go back!

JT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful waitress which made the experience very good. Another diner and I both ordered chopped salad. Neither of them was chopped. Besides chicken, the ingredients did not match what was on the menu. And the chicken was over cooked. Another diner had the burger which she said was very good. As well as the Monte Christo sandwich. And the fries were amazing!

D
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Vino Bistro looked a little dark from the outside, due to the tinted windows, but once we entered the door, an exceptional dining experience ensued. This establishment is only a few months old, but they're already hitting their stride. I've read some of the less positive reviews from the first few months of opening, but whatever problems occurred in their growing pains, the Vino Bistro has now made its way into our hearts. We were given a warm greeting by the hostess, Miriam. Sam, our server, was very attentive and engaging, and Michael, the owner, came to our table and made sure that we were well taken care of. We started with the Bouvet Rose, as recommended by Michael, an exquisitely smooth champagne. It paired very nicely with the Artisanal cheese and fruit plate. My wife ordered the salmon. Had she not, I would have ordered it myself, since I noted that it was a Faroe Island salmon, a salmon one rarely finds in even the finest establishments (and which is unavailable for common purchase at supermarkets). So marbled, rich and flaky, it far surpasses the mediocre salmon one usually finds from the Atlantic or Alaska. My wife allowed me to sample her dish, and I must say, it did not disappoint in the least, perfectly joined with the Leek Beurre Blanc, Potato Gnocchi, and Winter Vegetable Medley. What really surprised me, though, was my Filet Mignon -- which competed for the most tender cut that I have tasted in 5 continents of dining. We finished our meal with a cool sherri and a warm bread pudding, which, while not a spectacular dessert, was certainly a fine finish to a singularly rejuvenating dining experience. We highly recommend the Vino Bistro and will certainly return.

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