Wine House Kitchen
Wine House Kitchen isn’t a speakeasy, but it’s so hidden you might confuse it for one. Located on the top floor of a West LA wine shop, this intimate restaurant has a rather pricey French-Vietnamese menu, great wine pairings, and a candlelit atmosphere to complement the views of the 405. You’d never think a place like this could exist next to a freeway ramp, but the weird juxtaposition is actually the most exciting part about eating here. If the idea of splurging on a venison chop makes your hands a little clammy, focus on what this place does best: pouring excellent wine. The staff offers plenty of suggestions and will write the names of each sample on the paper tablecloth until you find the right match. The pours here are also quite generous, so use Wine House Kitchen as a quiet spot for catch-ups that potentially spill into light dinner.
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