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Sep 15, 2008 04:07 PM

Help! Need Eastside bar (full bar) with good food!

And not of the chicken wings/onion ring variety. I know I know- I'm looking for wine bar food at a place that also serves the hard stuff! You see, I like wine bar food but friend needs cocktails (and sho-ju doesn't count!). Pasadena (uh, good luck right?!), Eagle Rock, Silverlake, Los Feliz, Glendale, Highland Park..........




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  1. Well... Magnolia's on South Lake in Pasadena is not that bad. Great environment. Food was fairly good and the bar is stocked. Edendale Bar and Grill is a hit and miss in Los Feliz, but friends of mine just went there and said it was really good. Other than that, you may want to try downtown...

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Absolutely The York. Really exceptional burger.

        1. re: Suebee

          Another vote on the York, and Marty's(from the owner of Mia Sushi) a block down is another good option for drinks and food (great burgers, steak - although it's been awhile).

          Here's a link to a NY Times article on the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Have been meaning to check it - but still haven't:

          1. re: Briggs

            I'm going to agree with you on Marty's. They have a small menu, but some interesting items. Their kobe burger was really just okay, though. Good drinks and a friendly staff. Sometimes there's a band which really doesn't fit in the room, but there's a nice area out back with couches and candles where you can go to socialize if the band is too loud. Decent decor, too.

      2. I second the recommendation for the York. In Pasadena, try Vertical Wine Bistro.

        1. Edendale maybe. The foods not great but the bar is.
          Little Dom's on Hillhurst.
          Your best bet may be to travel a little West to The Hungry Cat.

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          1. re: cls

            I wouldn't send TokyoAstroGril to the Edendale. The food is too questionable. Although I love the environment.

          2. How about Vermont....on Los Feliz? Full bar. Good food. Nice people.