Vin 909 Winecafé is built on family history, and passion for food, wine, and beer. The name “Vin” means wine in French and also defines the vintage feel of our inviting setting in the eclectic neighborhood of Eastport, an enclave located in Annapolis, Maryland. Our restaurant is approachable, local, and a reminder of the comfortable, inviting dining experiences we have loved. Whether you are enjoying the culinary artistry with a view into our exhibition kitchen, a glass of wine or craft beer, or sharing a hand-formed brick oven-fired pizza on the patio in the spring; 909 Bay Ridge Avenue is a place where you can come home again, and again. Just like we did.
After 18 years away from the East Coast, Alex; Owner and General Manager, and Justin; Executive Chef came home again bringing their combined experience in California’s Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and their family roots in Italy and New England. Having acquired lifelong restaurant experience; Alex and Justin both draw from their extensive knowledge to fuel their passion for culinary creativity, and hospitality. Alex and Justin both strive to provide more than just a place to eat. Rather they present a personal, distinctive experience to the local community and travelers alike.
Our food is American, with many ingredients sourced from local, organic purveyors. Our influences and roots include Mediterranean, coastal Californian, and New England cuisines. All combined to create the seasonally fresh, American cuisine that is unique to Vin 909. Our approach is the European ideal of smaller, more frequent meals. Whether simple or delicious; at Vin 909, meals are meant to be shared. Please join us and experience the culinary flavors, and warm hospitality that awaits you at Vin 909 Winecafé.
Alex and Justin