Cool Hangouts for Wine Enthusiasts
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Ca
Top floor view of the ocean, cool vibe, and a great selection of varietals... Wine and other. Go there an hour and a half before sunset. Ask for Roni to recommend a food and wine combo for you. I'm having the garden pizza with truffle oil and 2006 Rosso di Toscano La Cupole. It's as much of an olfactive pleasure as one of taste.
Up the steps from the Frascati train station to the left on the side street via Mentana. Appetizers and wine in a cool little hidden indoor or outdoor setting. maybe a small bit here then go to Il Tettuccio in via Gioberti for a bigger meal:)