We will all admit that Los Angeles is not a cheap place to dine and when the food, service, wine and atmosphere come together to cap a great dining experience- the tab is going to be high.
Therefore we should assume that restaurants that don't offer much in the way of innovative dishes, atmosphere or progessive wine lists are going to be at the least, less cost-prohibitive.
Not Wine Bistro.
First of all, why name a restaurant "wine bistro" with a unimaginative and brand-driven wine list served in stemware left over from the viking-era? One would think that an establishment with 'wine' in the name is going to take this exalted beverage seriously- not even close.
The pasta we ordered was a clump of cream served in about a 6 or 7 ounce portion- that is, pasta! It was not cheap, either.
I noticed the 'chef' walking around dressed in his civvies chatting with a table next to ours- who were drinking Jordan Cabernet and all parties raving about its quality! Uh, Jordan Cabernet? Pinch me- I must be in Studio City- where there is little knowledge about real wines. The food was way overpriced and the service can only be described as inexperienced and inattentivce- we were offered desert menu's before our entree's even arrived.
Suffice it to say, Wine Bistro in this instance might be renamed "whine Bistro:" but you know what, there's nothing there worth getting excited about. We got clipped for $80 for 2 entree's and 2 glasses of wine and 1 salad. Clearly, one needs to really lessen their expectations if they are even considering 'dining' at Wine Bistro.
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