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hrhboo Oct 14, 2007 05:06 PM

I usually skip the midday meal and often find myself hungry during the awkward few hours between lunch and dinner. I pretty much always want a glass of wine with my meal. Are there any places that are open during these hours on the westside, Santa Monica, Culver City, West Hollywood or Hollywood?

Today I went to the new Ugo Cafe (adjacent to Ugo in Culver City, quite good and certainly hit the spot). The places I usually end up in are Pizzeria Mozza, Ford's Filling Station, Tender Greens, Village Idiot (food is only okay, but fine when I'm homesick for the UK) or The Abbey (yucky food but I can't turn my nose up at a mojito in the sunshine). What other great places with good food and a decent wine list can I go to? Cocktails are a plus!

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    omakase Oct 15, 2007 11:41 PM

    I'm the same way. I usually skip lunch and have an early dinner. In Santa Monica, you can't go wrong with IVY AT THE SHORE on Ocean Ave. Open all day with a full bar serving tropical cocktails.

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      DuckDuckMom Oct 15, 2007 01:16 PM

      The old Farmer's Market (various spots w/ food to carry to the bars)

      Bottle Rock ?

      Pizzicatto (sp?????) in Brentwood

      Salt Creek Grill (El Segundo) (so-so food) (one day a week they have a 1/2 price, wines by the glass happy hour.)

      1. Epicure Oct 15, 2007 12:24 PM

        I'm often looking for this type of place as well. One other possibility is Ocean Avenue Seafood in Santa Monica, which is open all day (happy hour starts at 4) and has a very nice wine list, especially whites. In Beverly Hills, there's Enoteca Drago, which has great wines by the glass. I like to sit at the bar anytime I go, and it's also where I discovered what is currently my top favorite Italian wine, a Nero D'Avola blend called Ramione. You can also do wine flights there. Also in Beverly Hills is the Bar on 4 at Neimans, which is only open till 6, but it's good for those in-between hours. There are some good wines by the glass and cocktails--a mean Key Lime Martini enhanced with a splash of champagne!--and you can look out over Beverly Hills.

        1. mollyomormon Oct 15, 2007 10:02 AM

          Only beer and wine, but how about 3 Square?

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          1. re: mollyomormon
            hrhboo Oct 15, 2007 10:07 AM

            You know, I live a couple of blocks from 3 Square and always forget to go there! It's perfect for my needs.

          2. Emme Oct 14, 2007 08:09 PM

            Michel Richard

            BLD

            Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

            Cafe Brasil

            Le Marmiton

            The Farm

            Kate Mantilini

            Pacific Dining Car

            Father's Office?

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              hrhboo Oct 14, 2007 11:11 PM

              Father's Office opens at 5 or 5:30pm, the others sound good! BLD is one of my favorites.

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                Emme Oct 14, 2007 11:21 PM

                oh youre so right

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                  hrhboo Oct 15, 2007 09:03 AM

                  Emme, what do you like at Michel Richard? I've enjoyed boxes for the Hollywood Bowl from there (very good and generous portions) but I've never eaten in the cafe.

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                    Wolfgang Oct 15, 2007 09:24 AM

                    If your request extends to weekends also, FO opens at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
                    The Wilshire's HH starts at 5p M-F. Their Kobe sliders make a pretty good snack, especially if you can wrangle up a little horseradish for them.

                    1. re: hrhboo
                      Emme Oct 15, 2007 11:48 AM

                      Great salads (veggie is my fave), omelettes, quiche, and my ex LOVED the broiled goat cheese appetizer. Of course, good pastries as well (despite my lack of being able to really indulge in them :(

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                        hrhboo Oct 15, 2007 11:50 AM

                        Thank you so much, the goat cheese app sounds divine.

              2. HPLsauce Oct 14, 2007 06:04 PM

                Billingsley's
                11326 W Pico Blvd
                Los Angeles, CA 90064
                M-F 11:30am-10pm; S-Su 4:30pm-10pm

                Not sure about the wine list, but they do great cocktails.

                1. Servorg Oct 14, 2007 05:11 PM

                  How about The Point?

                  8522 National Blvd. Suite 100
                  Culver City, CA 90232

                  Mon-Friday 8am-7pm
                  Saturday 8am-3pm
                  Breakfast 8am-11am
                  Lunch 11am-close
                  Closed Sunday

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                    hrhboo Oct 14, 2007 05:13 PM

                    I've been reading some good stuff about The Point here. Thanks for the reminder! Do they definitely serve alcohol?

                    1. re: hrhboo
                      Servorg Oct 14, 2007 05:14 PM

                      Beer and wine.

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                        hrhboo Oct 14, 2007 05:17 PM

                        Perfect, thank you!

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                          DuckDuckMom Oct 15, 2007 01:08 PM

                          The Point DOES have great food but does NOT have a permit to consume booze on site.
                          TO GO ONLY.
                          Which i guess, if you're hard core, might not be an issue.

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