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Severance Wine Bar

4.7
50 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Currently open for Takeaway & Delivery Only.

Back patio is available for private parties only. Please e-mail us at info@severancela.com for more info.

Severance is a wine bar located on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles specializing in champagne punch, cheese and dessert fondue, and terroir-driven, esoteric wines from throughout the world.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 50 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.3
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!

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vipCaseyG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Severance to start off our anniversary and had a great time! The wine selection was obviously awesome. The truffle parm fries were perfect. The prosciutto do Parma came with apricots and whole grain mustard, which was a perfect complement to the Parma. Most importantly, as a small business operating in the time of COVID, the server was friendly and prompt as if it was a normal night. I can’t wait to come back!

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Foodie123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt very safe & socially distanced. The food & wine were excellent as always.

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vipPmc2
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great well spaced, patio. Quiet and charming. Amazing service, food and of course wine. Try the caviar and potato chips paired with Cava!🥂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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rosscav3
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place pre-Covid. Tried their outside sidewalk dining, and glad we ventured back out. Everything felt clean and safe. Can’t wait to try their champagne bar (coming soon). Still has great food, and excellent service. Never had a bad glass of wine here. Extraordinarily knowledgeable sommelier. Trust his picks. Especially love the Etna Rosso red. Burger is big, you may want to split it. Brussel Sprouts, Burrata and Burger was the perfect combo for two. Also love their “schtick” aka “Severance pay” themes throughout the restaurant. Looking forward to a post-Covid world where things can get back to normal. Support this place!!

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BrianE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came looking for fondue and was not disappointed. We were pretty early in evening and wasn’t crowded. Would definitely go back.

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Mario
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there post quarantined. Great food and amazing service. Chilled vibe. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Severance is my favorite bar on Melrose! The food is to die for and the wine selection is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to go back. Definitely try the creme brûlée!

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Florian
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cozy wine bar with an excellent wine list, wines by the glass, ½ bottle or bottle. The charcuterie board was a bit pricey, but goes well with the beverages. Very friendly service, very knowledgable staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food was great. It is pricey. But for a special date night, it's a good place

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Creative1
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Why is it so difficult to find decent fondue? The burger is the best thing in there. Everything else is mediocre at best. Never again. I can literally make better fondue at home and that’s sad, because I’m awful.

Severance Wine Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

We were very sad to hear of your experience with us. We generally have a very positive reaction to our fondues which are very authentic to the traditional Swiss style. Each is made from scratch to order with all top quality cheeses and utilizing wine we pour by the glass at the bar. Sometimes people expect more of an American "Melting Pot" experience where the recipe is just pure melted cheese. While we respect everyone's preference, we do not and will not serve this style of fondue.

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Wonderful ambiance, great customer service, food was top notch and the drink menu is extensive. We were there at 5:30 and it wasn't busy so it was easy to talk but by 7:30 the place is packed. The noise level never got too loud because the place is small and intimate. We'll definitely be back

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vipTandC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect. Service was friendly and knowledgeable and efficient. The food was outstanding. The wine pairings were delicious. It's cozy and warm. It gets a little loud as the hour gets later. I will definitely go back!

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Xtonias
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I were told about this place by OpenTable! We love a good wine bar. We beach did a white wine tasting then got one of their specialty cocktails - my favorite was the blood orange one.

Food: we got the Mixed Board (cheese and meats), pretzel bites and poutine fries to share. All was delicious! For dessert we got the chocolate fondu. I was really happy to see it came with pieces of olive cake to dip in the chocolate. I honesty just kept eating the cake pieces without chocolate - I love olive oil cake!

We’re really happy a place like this exists in our neighborhood. Everyone was really nice and amazing. Definitely will be back.

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NICOLER
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The fondue tasted horrible with overly stale bread and the food in general was below mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just fine. Nothing special

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MitchK
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichelleC
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!

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JesseS
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.

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vipMerm
Los Angeles
11 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Fondue!!!

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vipAnnP
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.

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Molly
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA was so fun for a girls night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipZCHANNEL
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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Molly
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!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipBackandAgain
Los Angeles
42 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....

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vipSamantha
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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Nezy
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LynnJ
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.

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KenC
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!

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vipAmir
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipzanandchuck
Palm Springs
82 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.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Severance Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Severance Wine Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Severance Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 424-7294.

Severance Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Severance Wine Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.severancela.com/store/gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.