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Wine Bar Recommendations

pamela18 Mar 10, 2010 08:16 AM

Visiting from NY - looking for a cool wine bar to have a couple of glasses before dinner. Good wine slections, soundtrack and comfy seating. Any suggestions?

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    Obessed RE: pamela18 Mar 10, 2010 10:46 AM

    What area? Where are you going to dinner?

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      pamela18 RE: Obessed Mar 14, 2010 07:05 PM

      Not firmed up yet. Possibly, Koi, or SLS.

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        carter RE: pamela18 Mar 14, 2010 08:33 PM

        Firstly, why would you eat at either, and secondly, all the recs so far are not even remotely near by.
        Are you more interested in the winebar selections, the food at the restaurant, or exactly what?
        As I post, you have no answers, yet many questions in your mind.
        If you are staying at a hotel in that area, then probably that hotel will have a place to provide two glasses of quality wine, be it the Andax, the London, the SLS, or any other place. Then just determine what it is you want to eat, and where you want to do so.

    2. mrshankly RE: pamela18 Mar 10, 2010 11:59 AM

      -Vinoteca Farfalla in the Los Feliz area
      -Palate in Glendale
      -Primitivo Wine Bistro in Venice (although I haven't been in a while so I may be wrong)

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        Robhungry1 RE: pamela18 Mar 11, 2010 12:37 AM

        Enoteca Drago-Great wine GREAT PASTA!!!!!

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          SouthernTransplant RE: pamela18 Mar 11, 2010 12:01 PM

          City Sip in Echo Park.

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            stevedi RE: pamela18 Mar 11, 2010 01:06 PM

            Great seslection at Bottlerock in Culver City (www.bottlerock.net). Will open any bottle if 2 or more glasses will be ordered. Not the most comfortable, however.

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              trimtab RE: pamela18 Mar 11, 2010 01:09 PM

              Vertical in Pasadena.

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                Das Ubergeek RE: trimtab Mar 12, 2010 08:39 AM


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                  streetgourmetla RE: trimtab Mar 12, 2010 12:38 PM

                  Vertical Wine Bistro it is!

                2. Ciao Bob RE: pamela18 Mar 11, 2010 01:47 PM

                  Corkbar if you'll be downtown.

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                    yinyangdi RE: Ciao Bob Mar 11, 2010 02:42 PM

                    If downtown, Bottlerock has much food/service/wine than Corkbar.

                    ENTRANCE = on 11th Street; between Hope and Flower
                    1050 S Flower St., # 167, Los Angeles, CA 90015
                    (213) 747-1100

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                      RobertC RE: Ciao Bob Mar 12, 2010 04:52 AM

                      Downtown you have 3 choices: Corkbar, Bottlerock and The Must. The Must is a very busy place in the historic core. I like all three but The Must is the most fun, inexpensive and has great small plates.


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                      conor610 RE: pamela18 Mar 15, 2010 12:20 PM

                      Cube, on La Brea, has interesting wines by the glass and bottle, and has some really excellent food.

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