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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.

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  1. Servorg RE: mocro 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 RE: Servorg Jan 13, 2014 09:40 AM

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

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        Servorg RE: linus 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 RE: Servorg Jan 13, 2014 03:16 PM

          my pork pie usually goes in my mouth.

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            JeMange RE: linus 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 RE: linus 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 RE: Servorg Jan 13, 2014 09:47 PM

                your throaty, lounge-like whisper speaks volumes.

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          jesstifer RE: Servorg 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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          canyon RE: mocro 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. wienermobile RE: mocro 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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              mc michael RE: mocro Jan 13, 2014 06:14 PM

              Umami.

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                jessejames RE: mocro 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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                  CLowe RE: mocro 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.

                  1. perk RE: mocro 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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