Valentino just opened its wine bar, and it’s a real bar for grown-ups. The food is sized for toddlers, though, so don’t expect to fill up. There are nice wines by the glass, as well as discounted wines by the bottle (at the bar only). Osso buco is a standout, but the pasta could use some work, says ipsedixit.
V-Vin Bar [Westside–Beaches]
3115 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica
Board Link: Valentino’s New Vin Bar