What You'll Get
To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of dining and fine wine at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, located at The Westin Reston Heights hotel. Vinifera's celebrated atmosphere has garnered accolades from a bevy of media, including a Diners' Choice win from OpenTable.
Delve into Vinifera's award-winning wine list to plumb the garnet depths, or peruse the menu and try the expert wine-and-food pairings of the sommelier. Executive Chef Bo Palker taps into fresh ingredients, some of which can be traced back to his patio herb planters. Diners can start dining on dinner with a cheese-board appetizer, featuring four specially selected cheeses, toasted Marcona almonds, and Muscat grape marmalade ($12). For the main course, try a pan-roasted sea bass with wild-mushroom risotto and wilted spinach ($30) and teamed with a glass of Whitehaven sauvignon blanc ($11), or enjoy the individually grilled lamb chops with pomegranate sauce, lime risotto, and fig marmalade ($29) with a Red Rock reserve merlot ($9). The celebrated Vinifera paella, with jumbo shrimp, scallops, mussels, free-range chicken, and chorizo ($28) pairs well with Bodegas Julian Chivite’s Gran Fuedo Rosado from Navarra ($9).
Vinifera's elegant atmosphere is a fitting backdrop for a rendezvous of grapes and tastes. With a constantly rotating wine stash of more than 300 wines by the bottle and a temperature-controlled home behind the bar for a family of 30 wines, Vinifera ensures a diverse, high-quality sipping experience that complements any meal.
Vinifera's dress code is business casual and strictly enforced. See the website for details. This Groupon is not valid during Restaurant Week in August.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro was voted 2nd Best Neighborhood Bar in the 2010 Best of D.C. poll from City Paper, and it also won a Diners' Choice Award from OpenTable users, who gave it a four-star average. Vinifera was featured by the Fairfax Times. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.
- There are numerous intriguing pairings that are anything but ordinary, and in keeping with current trends, the emphasis is on organic and local. – Mary Hager, Fairfax Times
- The service was fantastic. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect. – OpenTable user who dined on 06/30/2010
- The paella was incredible...the flavors all melt in your mouth after each bite. The ambiance and interior design really stand out you can really appreciate it over a glass of wine. – OpenTable user who dined on 05/15/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Not valid during Restaurant Week. Dress code enforced. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.