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mocro Jan 13, 2014 08:40 AM

I'm meeting a biz associate at The Grove for a glass of wine because it's convenient for them. Recs please?

Of course I love the Farmer's Market but that might not be appropriate. Thanks.

  1. perk Jan 19, 2014 02:51 PM

    I agree with the recommendation for Monsieur Marcel. It's a little quieter if you sit in the back. Nice selection of wines....you can add a snack if you want. It feels like a neighborhood cafe in Europe.

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      CLowe Jan 19, 2014 12:22 PM

      The patio area of monsieur marcel in the farmer's market look awfully cozy and I always see visitors with wine and snacks. I'd rather go there than Whisper Lounge, where all you'll see are cars jamming into the parking lot.

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        jessejames Jan 13, 2014 06:33 PM

        I think a lack of a full liquor license is not a plus but if wine you are after I'd prefer the atmosphere under the big top at one of the spots in the farmers market.

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          mc michael Jan 13, 2014 06:14 PM

          Umami.

          1. wienermobile Jan 13, 2014 10:21 AM

            Morels. And maybe from their cheese and charcuterie bar a bite to eat with more than 60 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world along with handmade salamis and meats, complemented by a more than 60 wines-by-the-glass.

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              canyon Jan 13, 2014 09:08 AM

              Hi, We always go to the Italian restaurant, La Piazza Ristorante Italiano, G90 on the map. It has happy hour wine, outdoor seating next to the fountain, so a great location and a happy hour menu. The food is v. good and the atmosphere is really festive.

              1. Servorg Jan 13, 2014 09:07 AM

                I haven't been but there have been good reports on The Whisper Lounge here.

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                  linus Jan 13, 2014 09:40 AM

                  could you repeat that, please? i couldn't quite hear you.

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                    Servorg Jan 13, 2014 09:50 AM

                    Your pork pie ironic hipster style hat is probably jammed down too tightly over your ears...

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                      linus Jan 13, 2014 03:16 PM

                      my pork pie usually goes in my mouth.

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                        JeMange Jan 13, 2014 06:19 PM

                        I've hung out at the Whisper Lounge a few times, with my friend who I usually tag along with to Dan Tana's.

                        It's tucked away in a corner and (only) slightly less douchey than the name would lead you to believe.

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                          Servorg Jan 13, 2014 06:23 PM

                          Perhaps then the noise from the chewing of your hat is drowning out my quiet prose?

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                            linus Jan 13, 2014 09:47 PM

                            your throaty, lounge-like whisper speaks volumes.

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                      jesstifer Jan 14, 2014 03:09 PM

                      Yes, Whisper Lounge had the right level of not quite doucheyness for business. The Italian place is a little too intense of a people scene. Morels is good too, but pricier.

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