Severance Wine Bar

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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
WINE, PUNCH, FONDUE
Severance is a wine bar located on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles specializing in champagne punch, cheese & dessert fondue, and terroir driven, esoteric wines from throughout the world.

Specials

Happy Hour

Enjoy a selection of $8 cocktails & wines, $6 beers, and a daily $30 rotating bottle. Plus discounted food and snacks! Available throughout the bar & dining room.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 4, 2019

Ends: October 5, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-6:00PM
Tue-Fri 5:00PM-6:45PM
Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a special NYE a la carte menu 3-9pm! Plus join us for New Year's Day brunch 12-8!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 33 People Are Saying
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MK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot off Melrose Ave with a ton of variety!

MC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great atmosphere for a night out. The food and wine were great too! Fried olives and brussell sprouts were my favorite!

KS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Great wine selection and delectable charcuterie. Exceeded expectations.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot. Good food, good service, amazing spot!

JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese fondue was amazing. I forgot which one I got but it was the most popular dish according to the waiter.

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The people at this establishment are lovely. Attentive and helpful. Their selection of wine is interesting & tasty. But the food selection is very limited, and what they do offer is pretty bad. Not sure how you can mess up Marcona almonds, but they did (either stale or microwaved). If they brought in a chef to create a simple menu, it would help. I would also suggest not serving the “flight” of white wine all at once because who wants warm white wine? Crossing my fingers that management seeks some advice🤞🏻 as we really want to see this place succeed in our neighborhood!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Fondue!!!

AP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Fab burgers & an exceptional wine list. Passionate owner really cares about you. I highly recommend you try this place.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine options. Very friendly staff. Cute theme throughout the menu and restaurant. Great value. Definitely recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great branding, cool space, mediocre food. Good place to grab a cocktail and chat but wouldn’t eat dinner here again.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA was so fun for a girls night out!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to get fondue and stumbled upon Severance while looking on Yelp. It is a cozy little wine bar that serves up lots of cheese delicacies. The server was amazing, he was patient and very attentive. He answered all questions and was very knowledgeable about the wine and cheeses. We got a cheese board with salami, cheese fondue and chocolate fondue. The cheese fondue was not runny and we loved that texture and it was perfect to dip and eat with the veggies, bread. Overall, I would definitely recommend this place and come back.

ZC
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great burgers, pretzel bread, paté and charcuterie. Trying new things.

M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the whole staff was on the spot if ever we needed anything. Only complaint was the very loud birthday party standing around behind us, but whatcha gonna do? We started with the Brusselsprouts and gruyere fondue, paired with the French red flight for myself and the amber ale for my beaux. Exquisite. We then had fried olives and the meat board. The fried olives were unexpected and the charcuterie was delightful. I then had a glass of the Burgundy (I wanted the gamay, but they were out so they allowed me to taste the other burgundy, which was a little more expensive but they met the gamay price). Would definitely go again, especially on a quieter night (so perhaps earlier than 9pm on a Saturday!)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Extensive wine and cocktail menu without being too crazy. Excellent for small group gatherings or one-on-one dates/dinners.

s
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We came for the fondue and was underwhelmed...not sure what kind of cheese was used...it did not have any real flavor...gruyere and emmental are strong cheeses....didn't find it on this visit...
The service was wonderful and cheerful....the home made chips were very good....the little gem salad was also underwhelming....wanted to like this place....

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with girlfriends. Loved the spot but I think it was a little over priced for the value.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Evan and his whole staff were outstanding. The wine selection is OUT OF THIS WORLD, especially at the prices. Quality wine bar in the Hollywood Area!!

Going to go all the time!!

N
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute place. Good food & great service
Will be back

LJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The manager was excellent. Had the smoked guda fondue and was not disappointed. It was kinda pricy for portion size but quality was good. Definitely coming back.

KC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought some friends to Severance Sunday night and it did not dissapoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the owner/manager helped pick out fabulous wine. We had flatbreads, fondue and dessert and all were fabulus. Can't wait to go back!

A
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner, good wine list, good food, and excellent service. Flat breads were really good

z
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good; service outstanding. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable since we had a toddler and an infant. The prices for the food were quite reasonable but beware, the wine list is very pricey.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love severance it’s one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles I highly recommend it, it’s a limited menu but everything they do is excellent it’s owner operator they do a wonderful job.

CE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fondue & champagne at brunch!? Is there anything else to really say here. GO!

LN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Emmentaler & Gruyere Fondue and the sommelier offered a very nice Swiss wine to pair (didn't know they made such tasty wines in Switzerland!). Very romantic vibe and great date spot.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The flat bread was terrible, the most tasteless dish I believe any chef with half of dignity would allow leave the kitchen. Even after bringing it to the waiters attention and not having more than two pieces of it...we were still charged full price.
Will never go back!

Severance Wine Bar
Responded on March 7, 2019

I want to apologize for your experience Tuesday night. There was clearly a miscommunication between the waitstaff and your table about your flatbread. The flatbreads are one of our most popular items as we make the dough from scratch in house daily and cook them off on our wood fired grill so was surprised to hear your review. Regardless, we take full responsibility for the service miscommunication and hope you will give us a second chance.

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KC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Severance again and they are still doing a great job. We had the Charcuterie to start and my favorite was the pork & pistachio pate. My wife had the chicken paillard and I had the steak frites. The sauce on the paillard was delicious and the steak was good but even better were the garlic fries. The manager gave us great direction on wine pairing and was very attentive. We will keep coming back!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

TM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to dinner after reading about this place. Warm inviting atmosphere, was greeted by the staff upon arriving. There was a pop-up bar on the other side of their space (Breakup Bar) so the seating was confined to one side of the restaurant. We started with a Lambrusco Spritz & East India Negroni both were great! The Negroni is smoked to infuse a wonderful aroma and taste. We had the fried olives to start which were super addictive. Decided to try the Charcuterie, loved the fact that we could pick and choose the meats & cheeses. Chose the 3 for $18 (pistachio & pork pate, and a couple of cheeses) the board had some great jam, cornichon pickles & rosemary focaccia . The board was pretty big but when has that ever been a problem! My husband had to have the Emmentaler Gruyere fondue, growing up in Austria he was ready to be a little disappointed but he was not! The fondue was thick and savory with an array of sides (more than we could finish). They had a ton of wine to choose from but we went with a really nice Pecorino for 12 and splurged for a glass of Sancere for 18 (both suggested as a pairing by their somm and went great with the fondue). Can't say enough good things about this place. The staff was very attentive but not in your face, the food was great and the atmosphere cozy.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The (I’m assuming) owner was very nice. They have a good selection of wines that are

C
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent, but the food left much to be desired for the cost. The wine was also pricey. I have had much better wine and charcuterie for cheaper at other places. The bathrooms were really dirty also :/

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fondue was delicious!! And this is a group that Noah's good fondue. Also the impossible Burger was fantastic.

They made a mistake on one of our appetizers, including ham when it wasn't supposed to, but the waiter was very apologetic and did a very nice job.