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May 18, 2010 12:20 PM

New Wine bars in Mid-wilshire/Weho area?

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

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

      Village Idiot
      7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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      1. re: schrutefarms

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

        1. re: Foodandwine

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

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        1. re: Emme

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

          1. re: neobite

            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.

            1. re: Emme

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

          2. re: Emme

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

            1. re: RicRios

              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.

              1. re: bad nono

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

          3. 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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            1. re: chris1621

              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