Looking for a place open on a Sunday evening for a birthday dinner. Wine list is most important (interesting and varied, not overpriced a plus :) with food a close second. We are not looking for a blowout - this shouldn't be stratospheric in price. We also don't need a see-and-be-seen "hotter than hot" kind of place, although that would be OK if the wine and food are great and they aren't snobby.
We'll be in Brentwood, I think, so something that doesn't require driving to San Diego would be nice, but we'll consider any suggestions :)