Unwind

4.5
68 reviews
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Wine Bar
Chef Marcel is back and has created a new menu of American style of food but fused it with his French background. We now not only have fresh farm to table meals but we have a great selection of boutique wines, beers, and have recently added some delicious soju infused cocktails (margaritas, cucumber martini, apple martini, mules, etc). Although we do not carry liquor at this time, these soju cocktails are so delicious you won't even know the difference.
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RF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Warm and lively experience. Many shared plate and delicious options. Sticky shrimp and tuna tartare tacos outstanding. Waiters helpful with several small wine tastings and suggestions.

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BT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, amazing wine. Layout of tables is a bit strange

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MR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food mediocre. Fries total mush

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I
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow. Understaffed. Wine and good were okay, but not worth going back for.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great happy hour. Delicious food.

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MA
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous hidden gem. Not sure I want you to know where it is. Food is marvelous. Decor surprising and service friendly.

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JB
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sent to UNWIND the first time for happy hour and was so pleased I returned for dinner. Happy Hour was for pre-Birthday celebration and dinner was to cap off my Birthday celebration. They truly made me feel special, and the food/service was primo.

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p
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We arrived timely for our Open Table reservation, and the host said that there was available seating, and that if the reservation was made after 4 PM we were not included in the reservation book. After complaining they sat us at a seat by the door, and with the cold air from the constant opening of the door, it was not a very enjoyable evening.

Aside from the aforementioned, the food was good, but the service left something to be desired. I still don’t understand why they use Open Table, and ignore a confirmed reservation.

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DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a reservation, showed up on time. Manager says "they are overbooked" but will have a table in 5 minutes. Shows us the table and then proceeds to take another wine order from them. We left, never to return. Party of 6 probably cost them 300+. Hope the cheap wine the table was drinking was worth it.

Will be sure to spread the word.

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AS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we love the back table. service is very good. food is very good.

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FF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate my sister's birthday and had a wonderful time. Unwind is a beautifully decorated restaurant that is very cozy and feels like your own living room.

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JL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great but the service wasn’t so great. It’s a small place and hard to maneuver.

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K
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had incredible service and the food was good. I liked the lighting, wine selection and neighborhood bar/restaurant in Tarzana.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unwind is an amazing cute hidden gem. The food is fabulous and staff is kind, attentive and courteous!! ❤️

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to enjoy good friends and family. Food was fantastic

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C
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When I arrived and informed the host I had an open table reservation, he grunted something but did not appear to log in my arrival. When he finally led me to a table, I was to be seated next to a woman who smelled REALLY bad. I went to the rest room and informed my server about the problem he said”ok”, that he’d move me. When I exited the restaurant, he had not moved me, so I had to return to the original table. At that point the foul small made it impossible for me to enjoy eating dinner,
So I exited the restaurant and called them from the parking lot to inform them that I would not be eating there, and to kindly cancel my reservation. 2 things: 1. The restaurant was very dark and cold. 2. It was nearly empty. I don’t understand why I had to wait by the door to be acknowledged I arrived. The host nodded hello and proceeded to bus dirty dishes from the bar. Again, the restaurant has maybe 4 parties in it, not including 2 or 3 people at the bar. I did not eat there, so please disregard my food ratings.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! I love that the owner came over to ask how things were going on my lovely date with my boyfriend!

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JD
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as usual! Had the Parmesan sole with herb risotto, so yummy!

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

All was good until the manager decided to reupholster the some of the cushions and use a staple gun in the dinning area which turned a nice evening with friends into a complete downer and kinda ruined the night. So doubt I will go back

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LG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Amazing food, wine selection, service, ambiance and vibe. Really special addition to valley restaurant scene. Must try.

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LR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Way too noisy. Won't go back. We could not hear eachother. Food and service jut ok.

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c
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A hidden gem, love this place.

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was disappointing. Wort a try, but would not go back.

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KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. Just phenomenal. The food is delicious, the wine list is great. Overall experience is an A+

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. One waiter. Two uninterested bar tenders. Food very bland under cooked ravioli. Balsamic on deviled eggs nasty. Cheese bored gross meat choices.
Dessert yummy.

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JD
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening food and wine!
Thanks Chad
Always a wonderful experience at Unwind

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ER
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is not going to make it. It’s a wine bar with a very poor selection of wine, no highlighted wines and nothing special going on about the wine. That coupled with the poor atmosphere and so-so food — again, nothing special— spells failure. For example, the menus are laminated and ugly. Really? What kind of ambiance is that for a wine bar? Ridiculously limited in so many ways.

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A great local place which we hope to visit again. Service was decent yet not as attentive as I'd expected. Food was good and will try them again.

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r
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, wine, food... all fantastic. My wife and I really enjoyed Unwind... a little hard to find but the search definitely pays off.

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MS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good wine and food

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PR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Unexpected gem tucked into the back corner of a shopping center. Food was excellent and there was a good selection of wines by the glass. Service was relaxed but nice, it's not the place for a fast meal. Overall we're very glad we found this place and expect to be back.

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RH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff. Delicious margarita pizza.

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CT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great time at Unwind. It was our first time. We arrived around 6:00, about a half hour before the formal happy hour ended. Not crowded. Service started a little slow, but got better; only two waitstaff taking care of a lot of people, but it worked out. We chose items from both the limited happy hour menu and the regular dinner menus. All the food items were wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented. Portions were modest but satisfying. We had the grilled peppers, deviled eggs and chicken caesar salad from the happy hour menu and the ravioli from the dinner menu. All were superb, but the peppers were the big hit of the evening; they were magnificent. The happy hour Malbec and the regular menu Pinot Noir were both very good. We stayed for only an hour or so, but the experience just got better and better. Looking forward to a return visit. Got to have more of those peppers and try the other things on the menu. Highly recommend.

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Best hamburgers in the valley. The French fries are fabulous

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JB
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place, great service and wine knowledge. Menu could be more finite but a lovely place for a date.

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GL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are very excited to find this great restaurant right in our neighborhood. Great vibe, great food, good service, easy parking. We will definitely be back!

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TM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The salmon was outstanding, however the pizza was disappointing. The overall experience was very good, however my friends were not impressed by the food nor the alcoholic cocktails.

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TG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine was great. It was hard to understand the waiter. Will definitely will be back

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly service in a stylish setting!

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HG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Unwind is a wonderful place for happy hour or dinner. The service and food are wonderful!

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