Winning Wine List Restaurants

109La Volata Pizzeria

Address: 1453 Ford St #101, Redlands, CA  92373   Make a Reservation

109MidiCi - Marina del Rey

Address: 13488 Maxella Ave #100, Marina Del Rey, CA  90292   Make a Reservation

109The Sugarloaf Cafe & Market

Address: 70111 CA-74, Mountain Center, CA  92561   Make a Reservation

109Harissa Restaurant

Address: 8914 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90035   Make a Reservation

108The Palm - West Hollywood

Address: 9001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
The Palm - West Hollywood
Special Offer
In a city where restaurants vie for celebrity patronage and flashy presentations sometimes precede flavor, The Palm Steakhouse in West Hollywood remains the unpretentious favorite of locals and celebrities alike. Since its opening in 1975, The Palm has been garnering a crowd of devoted followers with its simple, stunning presentations of high quality meat, seafood, and favorite Italian classics, like Veal Scallopine and Linguini with Clam Sauce. Its lively atmosphere, generous portions, and highly attentive service make The Palm an ideal destination for a special occasion dinner, even as the relaxed bar scene invites old friends to re-connect over a ... Learn More »

108La Scala

Address: 434 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
La Scala
Since opening in 1956, La Scala has been popular with locals and entertainment industry types alike, with its comfortable red booths and drawings of Hollywood figures lining the walls. Traditional Italian fare is complimented by an exceptional wine list supplied by Owner Jean Leon’s personal vineyard, Chateau Leon, in Spain. The restaurant is revered for its Chopped Salad, but other menu highlights include the Steamed Mussles served in a broth of garlic, white wine, and tomato sauce, and the Tiramisu served with fresh whipped cream and berries. The quality of ingredients has never faltered in the restaurant’s long history, and ... Learn More »

107Madeo

Address: 8897 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
Madeo
The cozy and urban Madeo features a warm and comforting atmosphere, with an immense wood bar and curved booths set among old black-and-white photos of old Italy. The immensely popular hangout offers a varied selection of Northern Italian cuisine, with dishes that include mouth watering veal-stuffed ravioli, classic pizza Margherita, and whole striped bass. The made in-house desserts are the finale to this authentic show, with delights such as mille-feuille with pastry cream and ricotta cheesecake. Learn More »

106Carlitos Gardel

Address: 7963 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90046   Make a Reservation
Carlitos Gardel
It may seem unassuming amongst its trendy West Hollywood neighbors, but ardent local regulars are quick to say that Carlitos Gardel is a treasure well worth seeking out. This family owned restaurant treats every guest as graciously as if you were a guest in their home while serving authentic Argentine dishes such as Grilled Skirt Steak and Parrillada Argentina along with a vast selection of wine. The décor is comfortably understated and refined with dark wood accents and portraits of iconic tango singer Carlos Gardel, for whom the restaurant is named, lining the muted pink walls. Gardel’s brilliance is celebrated ... Learn More »

107Belvedere

Address: 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA  90212   Make a Reservation
Belvedere
Offering modern American cuisine, The Belvedere has long been regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. Serving up unique dishes alongside impeccable service and sophisticated atmosphere is what keeps this hotspot as popular as ever as each year passes. Under the direction of Executive Chef Bill Bracken, The Belvedere was recently voted "Best Hotel Restaurant in the Continental US and Canada" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, and it is the only hotel restaurant in North America with a AAA Five Diamond Award. Come see what everyone is talking about at The Belvedere. Learn More »

108Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen

Address: 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica offers patrons a regularly changing menu utilizing dishes motivated by Farmers’ Market ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers, and fishermen who practice sustainable agriculture. With a wine list centered on boutique wineries from around the world, offerings are handpicked by proprietor and owner Josh Loeb. With twenty options of wine by the glass, rotated on a regular basis, guests can expect something new to try with each visit. Food, plated with the intention of sharing, allows restaurant goers to order for the table and embark on a tour of tastes. ... Learn More »

107Bistro 45

Address: 45 S. Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101   Make a Reservation
Bistro 45
Don't be surprised if you see the ever-present owner Robert Simon welcoming you to his restaurant. The cozy atmosphere is paired wonderfully with the classic, luxurious appearance of the restaurant. Some tasty bistro classics like baked brie and apples and maple leaf farm duck two ways are great dishes to try. Don’t leave without trying their chocolate soup, a chocolate soufflé served with vanilla bean ice cream. While the restaurant does offer great bistro classics, a majority of the food is a fusion of French and California tastes and cooking styles. With creative and delicious dishes, you will want to ... Learn More »

104The Little Door

Address: 8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
The Little Door
Step-out of the modern world and into the old country style of Europe. Chef Nicolas T. Peter strives to incorporate local and organic ingredients, ensuring that his menu is healthy, seasonal, and ripe with flavor. The menu consists of French-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Start off with the “Little Door Mezze Royale” Assorted Mediterranean Appetizers which includes tuna tartare, goat cheese, merguez sausage and grilled scallops. Also try such entrees as the Grilled Filet Mignon with a Tarragon and Green Goat Cheese, Merguez Sausage and Grilled Scallops. With healthy tasty options, you can’t go wrong with eating here. Learn More »

107Fogo De Chão

Address: 133 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
Fogo De Chão
The tradition of Fogo de Chão came from the countryside of Brazil, where the founding brothers perfected their native technique of roasting meat over open fire pits. This unique steakhouse provides an ambiance like no other with historical wall murals, enhanced by dark Brazilian tones, taking the guests into the heart of Gaucho culture. Patrons can choose from a medley of dishes or a prix-fixe sampling of the entire menu. The menu features unlimited servings of 15 different delectable cuts of meats, each with a multiplicity of complementing wines from all over the world, giving the guest the ideal balance ... Learn More »

109Il Grano

Address: 11359 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90025   Make a Reservation
Il Grano
Recommended
Chef-owner Sal Marino, has delighted Los Angelenos for the past decade with his contemporary, market-driven approach to traditional Italian cuisine. Centrally located near the intersection of the 10 and 405 freeways, Il Grano draws a steady crowd of well-heeled Westsiders craving pristine crudo, house-made pastas, and unpretentious entrees. He writes a new menu every month, to capitalize on “whatever swims in the ocean and grows on Mother Earth.” Noted sommelier Peter Birmingham keeps pace with inspired wine pairings and pastry chef Corinne Sidelsrud’s desserts share Marino's seasonal approach, minus the swimming ingredients. Learn More »

107Ristorante Mamma Gina

Address: 73-705 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA  92260   Make a Reservation
Recommended
Ristorante Mamma Gina has been serving authentic Florentine cuisine in Italy since 1956 and in California since 1986. Located in Palm Desert, this restaurant offers a wine bar with an exceptional happy hour menu that runs from opening until closing. The lunch and dinner menu is comprised of soups, salads, appetizers, Paninis, pastas, and entrees. The Brodetto Di Pesce Fresco is a specialty: Cioppino style fish stew with fresh catch of the day, calamari, mussels, clams, scallops, and shrimp in a light saffron and tomato sauce. Another favorite is the Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola: Homemade potato dumplings with a gorgonzola cheese ... Learn More »

107555 East Restaurant

Address: 555 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA  90802   Make a Reservation
RecommendedEditor's Pick
555 East is a classic steak house, full of old world style, charm, and superior beef. Dedicated to the art of dining well, 555 East offers choice cuts of USDA Prime beef prepared to perfection, complemented by a wine list with over 600 selections. In addition to succulent and tender steaks, the menu boasts a varied offering of appetizers and accompaniments, from grilled artichokes to fresh oysters, as well as equally succulent seafood, live Maine lobster, and Colorado Rack of Lamb. The ambiance is classic and charming, with marble floors and wood paneling, and on most evenings a low buzz ... Learn More »

106Cafe Pierre

Address: 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA  90266   Make a Reservation
Recommended
For 30 years Café Pierre has offered the Manhattan Beach area consistent, authentic, and exciting cuisine. The restaurant has perfected the seamless integration of food and service, stemming from Chef and Owner Guy Gabriele’s passion for food and wine. The menu is mostly French and Italian, with subtle influences from Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Dishes such as Steak au Poivre and Linguini Frutti di Mare remain authentic to their traditional roots while integrating Gabriele’s signature twist on each dish. Recognizing the pleasures in pairing food and wine, Café Pierre offers an engaging wine list with over 600 ... Learn More »

107Arroyo Chop House

Address: 536 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA  91105   Make a Reservation
Arroyo Chop House
The restaurant exclusively features specially selected and aged USDA prime beef. In addition, there are live Maine lobsters, Alaskan king crab, fresh seafood, double-cut lamb chops, pork, veal and rotisserie. While enjoying the stylish, contemporary craftsman motif, the discriminating diner can select from an extensive wine list (recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence) or enjoy one of the many premium single-malt Scotches or martinis. There is also a patio for dining. Learn More »

108Crustacean

Address: 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Crustacean
Crustacean in Beverly Hills offers award-winning Euro-Vietnamese cuisine in a stunning atmosphere. Entering through the cocktail lounge, guests first experience the restaurants famous “walk on water” as they follow a weaving path atop a floor-level aquarium to the main dining room. Seated amid French-Colonial décor, the menu entices the senses with selections such as Shaken Beef flambéed in Chardonnay and Rice Ravioli in a soy-sesame emulsion. Dishes “From An’s Secret Kitchen” are especially enticing; although the entire menu, down to the desserts, demonstrates a talented mastering of unique fusion cuisine. The excellent wine menu contains recommended pairings listed beneath each ... Learn More »

106The Sky Room

Address: 40 S. Locust Avenue, Long Beach, CA  90802   Make a Reservation
The Sky Room
With an amazing 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles county as well as a history that dates back to 1926, The Sky Room atop the Breakers Hotel is a timeless Los Angeles landmark. Classic Art Deco décor transports diners to the Supper Club era of the 1920's and 30's, when dining out was synonymous with elegance and style. The menu offers French infused California cuisine with elegantly presented dishes that include Maine lobster and Colorado rack of lamb along with an inspired collection of wine that compliments Chef Juan Carlos's menu. Fine china, linens, and crystal hark ... Learn More »