Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

Wine Bar and Restaurant · U-Street
1940 11th St NW (at U St NW), Washington, D.C. 20001, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Marta D.
    "Best bottomless brunch in DC - $10 and they mean business!"(8 Tips)
    Charles O.
    "Make sure you enjoy the wonderful outdoor Bocce patio out back !"(11 Tips)
    "An excellent place to brunch en masse and drink bottomless mimosas."(9 Tips)
    "The Pan con Tomate & Eggs and Cheddar Grits are amazing!"(2 Tips)
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  • wine
  • happy hour
  • bocce
  • outdoor seating
  • pan con tomate
  • good for dates
  • live music
  • sangria
  • great value
  • good for singles
  • trendy
  • seafood
  • cozy
  • burgers
  • good service
  • roses
  • French toast
  • romantic
  • pancakes
  • liver
  • John H.

    Play bocce in the patio since they have a court. Order a nice wine or Italian beer to drink while you make new friends playing bocce.

    John Hankus · July 16
  • Raffy T.

    Burgers are pretty good! Very nice ambiance especially at the patio in the back. Nice place to kick back and chat!

    Raffy Tesoro · June 10
  • Chris F.

    Pretty solid food although they had a hard time with our large group. My food was not hot enough.

    Chris Fredericks · December 28, 2014
  • Morgan T.

    Brunch is loud and the host may give you a hard time, but the staff is great the pan con tomato is a good choice. A reservation is necessary for a table but brunch at the bar is allowed.

    Morgan Thomas · November 16, 2014
  • Ebrahim B.

    vermouth fans head in Mondays learn about fortified wine try $5 vermouths Cocchi Americano &Carpano Antica all night, or a flight of three for $10. Monday 5 to close;weekly vermouth discussion 7 to 8.

    Ebrahim Bandookwala · November 14, 2014
  • Red Chair Hair

    Cheddar Burger

    Red Chair Hair · September 13, 2014
  • Jessica E.

    Extensive wine list at reasonable prices!

    Jessica Emilia · September 1, 2014
  • Gabriel A.

    I went for Summer Restaurant Week and the food was delicious. The Sockeye Salmon was the best I've ever had. Sit outside, the patio lights are pretty neat.

    Gabriel Alvim · August 16, 2014
  • Adam D.

    Pappy Van Winkle 12yr & 20yr

    Adam D · July 26, 2014
  • Diana T.

    Such a fun place - bocce and great food and drinks! Great go to for any occasion!

    Diana Thai · June 13, 2014
  • Nadia E.


    Nadia Espinoza · April 30, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Happy hour bocce, anyone? This wine bar has a charming patio and outdoor courtyard.

    Serious Eats · April 23, 2014
  • Ignacio C.

    Great outside patio for a chill afternoon/night

    Ignacio Crespo · April 20, 2014
  • Shana R.

    $3 mimosas? Yes, please!

    Shana Richards · April 17, 2014
  • Danielle C.

    Best. Sangria. Ever.

    Danielle Carpenter · April 3, 2014
  • Bitches Who Brunch

    The Bitches Say: A. Vinoteca is reliable, delicious, and has a great patio and brunch menu. The Bitches awarded Vinoteca with the Best Party Brunch, Best Patio Brunch, and Best Benny awards for 2013!

    Bitches Who Brunch · January 12, 2014
  • Katherine K.

    Bocce and vino- perfect date night

    Katherine Kennedy Allen · January 4, 2014
  • Uber DC

    Show your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13 for "Uber" wine flight, with a selection of three hand-picked wines for $10! #DCLOVESuberX

    Uber DC · October 15, 2013
  • Brittani H.

    Tables outside on the patio are best for overall brunch experiences (less noise than inside). Brunch bottomless mimosas end at 3pm so try to arrive by noon or 1pm.

    Brittani Haywood · September 15, 2013
  • Ruben M.

    Happy hour every day after 5. $5 wine. Fingerling potatoes are amazing.

    Ruben Musca · August 24, 2013
  • Adelaja O.

    Never again, the chef pretty much burnt everything, including the fries. It was also expensive.

    Adelaja Obajimi · August 2, 2013
  • Raegan

    awesome. love the rose Malbec

    Raegan · July 28, 2013

    There’s a healthy-sized wine selection, and the snacks are just what we need: bite-sized cheeses, veggies, and charcuterie. The crowd fills out around 6:00pm for happy hour every night. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Thrillist

    Try the Big Apple Manhattan (Clear Creek apple brandy/ Barolo Chinato wine/ cardamaro) Read more

    Thrillist · June 12, 2013
  • Benjamin B.

    Super, super loud at brunch. Get patio seating if possible.

    Benjamin Bengfort · April 21, 2013
  • John B.

    Fried mussels and pork tasty

    John Bray · April 13, 2013
  • Jessica W.

    Fantastic patio! Jump in on a game of bocce.

    Jessica W. · March 31, 2013
  • Yoshimatsu

    A cult used to practice self-immolation here.

    Yoshimatsu · March 31, 2013
  • Josh N.

    The courtyard out back is amazing. Just be sure to get there early.

    Josh Nadas · March 30, 2013
  • Mac

    Try the Wine!!!!!

    Mac · March 23, 2013
  • Chi W.

    Went for brunch, please get the French toast with Lavender honey, and sweet Ricotta! It is amazing! A Light, flavorful Bomb in your mouth! Skip the syrup?!

    Chi Walker · March 18, 2013
  • Claire W.

    Great atmosphere ❤

    Claire W · March 9, 2013
  • Home Owner Solution Network I.

    Call 30 minutes ahead to snag a table

    Home Owner Solution Network Inc · February 17, 2013
  • JP P.

    Don't hog the table. Other people also have reservations and want to enjoy brunch.

    JP Phillips · February 16, 2013
  • Aaron T.

    The Mimosas and baninis are the best! Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm!

    Aaron Turner · February 10, 2013
  • Vongell L.

    Amazing crowd....& the bottomless pitchers don't hurt!

    Vongell Lugo · February 10, 2013
  • Taylor W.

    Food took a long time and was cold...

    Taylor Wallace · December 8, 2012
  • Tami S.

    Check out Horus at the Bocce Bar. Best mixologist!

    Tami Sawyer · November 17, 2012
  • Charles O.

    Make sure you enjoy the wonderful outdoor Bocce patio out back !

    Charles Osborne · November 16, 2012
  • Kristen K.

    Great selection of happy hour wines (sangria included)! $5 every day from 5-7pm.

    Kristen K · October 19, 2012
  • Kashmir H.

    Do get the cheese plate & kale. Avoid any dish that involves chicken liver (e.g., the gnocchi). Server seemed unconcerned when we said 1 of the chocolates on tasting plate tasted like soap.

    Kashmir Hill · October 13, 2012
  • Cyrus M.

    Brunch is amazing. the staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the wine selection to recommend the perfect glass based on your tastes and what you're in the mood for.

    Cyrus M · September 23, 2012
  • Juana M.

    Their front patio policy is ridiculous! We arrived at 5:30 and it was EMPTY however we couldn't stay without ordering food. Knowing the hospitality industry, it's upsetting!

    Juana Merlo · August 16, 2012
  • Natalie F.

    Fabulous brunch and delicious spicy bloody marys!

    Natalie Foster · June 26, 2012
  • Sasha J.

    The Risotto balls are FAmazing!

    Sasha Jones · April 8, 2012
  • Eboni

    Two slices of bacon is all you will need. The bloody mary's aren't as flavorful or spicy as I like them but the Mimosas a free flowing!

    Eboni · April 2, 2012
  • Ashley

    No table service on a Friday night- kind of a turnoff. Oh, and watch out for random terrible music.

    Ashley · March 3, 2012
  • The P.

    Happy Hour 24-7 5pm - 7pm

    The Professor · February 19, 2012
  • J C.

    Great Bar! Slow service during Happy Hour.

    J C · February 4, 2012
  • Tim S.

    Great bottomless brunch, but be careful - they try to flip your table after about 1.5 hours.

    Tim Shea · January 13, 2012

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