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New Wine bars in Mid-wilshire/Weho area?

WendyE May 18, 2010 12:20 PM

I want to meet a business contact at a nice wine bar (not too extremely expensive). They work in the 5900 block of Wilshire. Any suggestions?

Wine Bar
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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    coffeebrownies RE: WendyE May 18, 2010 02:01 PM

    Pentimento at LACMA--right across the street, open until 8, closed on Wednesdays. But not new....

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      schrutefarms RE: WendyE May 18, 2010 02:15 PM

      Vinoteque, on Melrose, just a block from Village Idiot (around Gardner).

      Village Idiot
      7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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        Foodandwine RE: schrutefarms May 18, 2010 03:56 PM

        I hear very good things about Vinoteque, think they just changed chefs?? Anyone with first hand news? Thanks

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          schrutefarms RE: Foodandwine May 19, 2010 12:08 AM

          Went there last month, had a pinot noir that the server recommended--very very good. Had the duck, the pork tenderloin, and I think a rocket salad (I had a lot of wine :) ). The duck itself was fine, but I didn't really like the dijon-y sauce that came with it. The pork was outstanding, would definitely go back just for that. But even more, the atmosphere is what I'm most excited about-as I live i the neighborhood and we were in need of a summertime outdoor space. Feels just like you are in NY, with the buildings surrounding the courtyard. About $100 for three dishes, three glasses of vino and two beers. And dessert (some pear crumble yummy thing)., not including tip.

      2. Emme RE: WendyE May 18, 2010 09:19 PM

        Chic Wine Bar is on Pico near Fairfax. pretty close to your contact's location.

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          neobite RE: Emme May 19, 2010 06:50 PM

          Hey Emme - that's a really interesting-looking menu. Have you been and can you recommend any particulars?

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            Emme RE: neobite May 19, 2010 08:42 PM

            i've had a variation of the seafood salad. things i've either tasted or been with others that have enjoyed: corn on the cob, salmon tartare, goat cheese and grapefruit salad, black cod, bison burger, roasted cumin cauliflower..

            sometimes i do just go for wine though.

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              aching RE: Emme May 20, 2010 04:25 PM

              Wow, that goat cheese salad sounds delicious! I want one RIGHT NOW.

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            RicRios RE: Emme May 19, 2010 07:01 PM

            Wasn't this a chicken restaurant, same owner as Bloom Café?

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              bad nono RE: RicRios May 20, 2010 06:22 PM

              Yep, but they changed it to something a little bit more exciting. The wine bar is the most interesting part, the food is good but not mind-blowingly so.

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                Emme RE: bad nono May 20, 2010 08:12 PM

                no not mind-blowing but good. and a good location for meeting in the middle :)

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            chris1621 RE: WendyE May 21, 2010 02:24 PM

            How about Tasca Wine Bar on 3rd St.? I really like their arancini and braised short rib. I also believe they have a happy hour on the weekdays.


            Tasca Restaurant
            8108 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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              aching RE: chris1621 May 22, 2010 09:32 AM

              I love Tasca - I don't know why it doesn't get more love on this site - although I'm glad not to have to make reservations weeks in advance!

              Tasca Restaurant
              8108 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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