Nice Restaurants Without Full Bar -- Wine and Beer Only or BYOB
This is a bit of an unusual request, but I'm looking for nice restaurants that either do not have a full liquor license or have no liquor license, but you can BYOB.
(The reason for this unusual request is that I am looking to treat someone to dinner who is a huge -- and I mean huge -- drinker, but I don't want to get stuck with a $400 bill. If there is no hard liquor and I can bring a few bottles of wine, even paying corkage, it will not be financially ruinous).
There are innumerable restaurants in L.A. that are beer & wine only and which allow you to bring your own wine for corkage. Would this not solve your problem?
Restaurants with NO corkage:
Roy's - Pasadena, Downtown, Woodland HIlls
Pinot Restaurants - Kendall's, Nick & Stef;s, Pinot Bistro, Pinot Hollywood, Zucca
Sunday night - La Cachette, Celesetino, Akasaha
Monday night - Providence, Jose's(2 bottles), XIV, Locanda del Lago
Wed night - The Langham
Little Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
1448 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Good to know about the no corkage restaurants because I am always looking for them. However, for this occasion, corkage is fine, but I need to find a place with no hard liquor because otherwise I know my guest will run up a huge hard liquor bar bill and I'm trying to avoid an extra $100 to $200 on the tab (yes, I'm serious).
What about Lazy Ox Canteen or Taste on Melrose? I believe both are still wine and beer only..
Lazy Ox Canteen
241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012