Quality wine AND food in a vibrant neighborhood setting


Our team cares passionately about sharing our love for quality, accessible products. From our whole-animal butchery program to our extensive by-the-glass wine list, from a seasonally rotating menu that still features reliable favorites to a wide selection of vermouths, amari, and craft cocktails, every offering is carefully considered as a part of the whole.

Between our dining room, Plaza with bocce court, front patio, inside bar, and private event space, we are confident we can find a place to make you comfortable. We care as much about our relationships with our customers as we do about our relationships with our local suppliers. Vinoteca is a part of the neighborhood.





1940 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


M–F 5p–Close
S–Su 11a–Close



Please call 202.332.9463 or book online with OpenTable.

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Wine Classes

Beginning in January, Vinoteca will be revving back up with our brand new Winter Wine Classes. Once again, Wine Director Kate Chrisman has put together an exciting lineup that's sure to have something for everyone. This winter we're taking you on a world tour; jet-setting from Italy to California, lounging around Central Europe, getting your toes wet with a little Malbec before going on a road trip around some of the more unusual spots here in America (and no, we're not talking about Carhenge). To wrap the whole thing up, it's back over to Spain and Portugal for one last hurrah (before our next series, of course)!

Each leg of this world-hopping journey is $45, and will be accompanied with travel snacks from Chef Anna Miller. Using her proven talent for local, seasonal food, Chef assembles a variety of bites designed especially to pair with the wines you're tasting at that class. Never have you been able to go farther without ever leaving the District.

The cost is $45 per person, exclusive of tax. Spaces are limited and must be reserved ahead of time via Eventbrite.


January 12 – Wines of Northern Italy
January 26 – Goin' Back to Cali'
February 9 – Exploring Central Europe
February 23 – The World of Malbec
March 8 – Offbeat America
March 22 – Whites from the Iberian Peninsula

Get a head start and make your reservations now!

Charity Happy Hour

In an effort to support great causes in the area, we regularly host Wednesday Charity Happy Hours. With a donation in support of the cause, guests receive happy hour specials extended from 5-9pm.  Here are our upcoming causes and dates.


February 8 – Bright Beginnings 5K Fundraising Happy Hour (The Junior League of Washington)

For information regarding hosting a charity happy hour for your organization, please contact us at

Private events

The upstairs lounge at Vinoteca offers guests a private and enchanting space for your next event. With space for up to sixteen for a seated dinner, thirty for an instructional wine class, or seventy-five for a cocktail-style reception or group wine tasting, it is the perfect venue for events, small or large.

For more information on private events at Vinoteca, please send inquiries to




Flamenco is back! We are excited to introduce Tintos y Guitarras, now with dinner and a show. When you buy your $5 ticket, not only do you get a front-row seat for three sets of spinning, stomping, stunning dances, your mouth will also be entertained by Chef's constantly changing nibbles board. 

Please note that we will not be hosting Tintos y Guitarras every Sunday, but only on select weeks. Make sure to check our schedule. Upcoming dates are as follows:

December 4
December 18


Voted by the Washington City Paper as DC’s “Best Happy Hour 2011”

Enjoy 15 wines, $5 a glass, $5 peroni draft,
and discounted small plates.

Happy hour available in bar areas only.


Every Saturday and Sunday, we offer a soul-warming, hangover-cure, deliciously comforting brunch menu. With various options for brunch lovers of all kinds, as well as fantastical brunch drink options, our brunch services have become a U Street staple. Reservations available for the dining room only, and are strongly recommended. Check out the menu here


The Plaza at Vinoteca, a beautiful outdoor bar and bocce court, is one of DC’s most unique and inviting bar experiences. Whether it be for a glass of wine, seasonal cocktail, or one of the daily specials from the outdoor grill, the Plaza offers an ambiance reminiscent of a European courtyard.

Two communal tables on the Plaza are available to be reserved for group functions. Please direct inquiries to for more information.


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