B-day dinner on Sunday on the Westside
I am in a quandry as to where to go for my birthday. A great wine list is a bonus. These are my choices: Orris, Joes, Jiraffe, Abode.
Any other suggestions will be taken gratefully.
Jiraffe and Joe's are both great spots with great wine lists, but unless you can get a table on Joe's patio, neither are big on atmosphere.
Another option for you might be Wilshire. Amazing food. Great wine. And atmosphere for days... especially outside, where seating is plentiful. In fact, that's where I'm planning on going for my own birthday in about a month.
We ate at Lucques for their "Sunday night dinner" a few weeks ago and it was wonderful. I had a lamb burger that was off-the-charts good. They have a really nice wine list, too. And it's not very stuffy, so if you had a loud group for a birthday, then that wouldn't be too big of a problem.
Rustic Canyon has a great wine list, as does Penthouse at the Huntley - both great restaurants. Also, Abode.
Orris is really good, but I don't consider it a special occasion place. Of the list you provided, I would definitely pick Jiraffe. Another good choice in that area would be Josie.