I'm bringing a friend up with me from Laguna this Saturday to go to the Museum of Jurassic Technology (9341 Venice Blvd.) and have been reading the Culver City threads trying to find a nice place for lunch before the museum. My original idea was to eat someplace close by so we can enjoy a bottle or 2 of champagne/sparkling and then walk over to the museum. We both like fun, comfy places without major attitude and a good wine list. Would Fraiche be appropriate, despite the evidently rude owner/host? I checked Ford's and the wine list didn't have anything we'd like. Any suggestions really appreciated. If there is anything else reasonably close, that might be OK too.