$20 for $40 Worth of Bistro Cuisine
From the lunch menu, the grilled portobello sandwich is $10, and the grilled-vegetable salad is $11. From the dinner menu, the chipotle and cumin boneless short ribs are $19, and the pan-seared salmon fillet is $22.
The Wine House
The Wine House's founder, Michael Pearce, started his life as part of a hill-country farming family in New Zealand. Later in life, while traveling the world as a sommelier on a cruise ship, Michael met his wife, Jackie, and the two combined their talents to create The Wine House. Named one of Northern Virginia Magazine's Best New Restaurants in 2009, the restaurant was also acclaimed for having the Best Wine List by Virginia Living Magazine in 2012.
Today, The Wine House boasts a collection of more than 500 boutique wines from around the world. Galvanized by a devotion to hospitality and wine, the Pearces have poured an equal amount of dedication into their food spread, preparing each bistro-style dish using classic French techniques and fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Wine House also hosts frequent special events, including a free wine tasting every Saturday to help customers find the perfect wine to pair with dinner or the best riesling to give to a nemesis who drinks only reds.