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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists in Downtown / South and East LA? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of L’APPART restaurant
4.9
4.9 (197)
$30 and under
Contemporary French
Downtown
About the restaurant
L'APPART by AIR FOOD is above all two passionate visionaries, Marc and Thierry. They have come from two completely different paths.
One was a contractor in logistics the other a chef in London and Paris.
What they both have in common besides the love of good food is the love of street culture. Years ago they met in Paris during a regular sale of shoes at the Place de la République…
From this meeting, the pair launched into a collaboration of sharing their passion for food. They started with pop-up restaurants with the aim of offering gastronomic street food to all, from a range of mixed recipes from different cultures and from gastronomic food to street food. Then, they had a brainwave…. Resulting in to transforming their Pop-ups into a real restaurant in downtown LA. From PARIS to LA come and travel with us.
;-)

Top review
Foodievip
Dined 5 days ago
We had a nice evening at L’Appart. Enjoyed the good food and wine as recommended by owner, Mathieu. Nice patio seating, very pleasant ambience.
A photo of PROPAGANDA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (51)
$30 and under
Italian
Arts District
About the restaurant
Propaganda focuses on organic, biodynamic, Italian natural wines, aperitivi cocktails, Italian style Tapas and the authentic Pizza (Pinsa) Romana.
Aperitivo Happy Hour everyday till 6pm and till 5pm on Sunday

Top review
CarL
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
This is my favorite happy hour spot! The food is delicious and the happy hour menu is reasonable priced for such a beautiful restaurant!
A photo of Orsa & Winston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1062)
$50 and over
Japanese
Downtown
About the restaurant
Orsa & Winston is a Michelin-starred restaurant from Chef-Owner Josef Centeno. Featuring nightly-changing tasting menus, the restaurant incorporates sensibilities of both Italian and Japanese cuisines.

For parties of 5 or more guests, please e-mail info@orsaandwinston.com

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Good place to eat I will return to enjoy their onekase menu
A photo of Kato restaurant
4.8
4.8 (262)
$50 and over
Chinese (Taiwan)
Downtown
About the restaurant
Kato serves seasonally-focused tasting menus influenced by Taiwan and Asian American nostalgia.

Tasting Menu (Dining Room) │ $325
The dining room tasting menu focuses on seasonality and innovation.

Bar Tasting Menu │ $185
The bar tasting menu is a slightly abbreviated collection of classic Kato dishes.

An 18% fair wage and operational fee has been added to your bill. It goes to provide elevated, comprehensive benefits, as well as consistent, livable wages for all staff. Though many of our guests choose to leave gratuity for exemplary service, it is neither necessary nor expected, though it is greatly appreciated. This gratuity will be shared by all hourly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
It was great for our special occasion! The food was great.
A photo of Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los Angeles restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3233)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Celebrated by the Food Network as the Best Steakhouse in California, Nick & Stef's Steakhouse offers contemporary high-design showcasing a menu combining steakhouse tradition and culinary flair. Indulge in the expanded dry-aged prime steak options and fresh-catch seafood selections paired with a curated world-class wine list of over 500 labels. Parking in Wells Fargo parking garage; validation 2 hours $7.00 3 hours $10
Things of note:
-Cashless payments only
-The outdoor patio can be cold! Please dress for your own comfort!
- Gratuity applied to parties of six or larger


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Vincent was a fantastic server. He timed all our courses well and was present but did not hover. The food was delicious. We enjoyed all the sides and really enjoyed the citrus burrata salad. I don’t know if it is seasonal but if you see it on the menu, definitely order!
A photo of The Palm Los Angeles restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3076)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
Wherever you join us, The Palm will always feel like home. Known as the go-to place for classic Italian fare, prime steaks, fresh jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters and an extensive wine list since 1926. The Palm is both sophisticated and welcoming to generations of guests, all of whom are treated like family from the moment they walk in the door.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
it is a very nice steakhouse,i will introduce to my good friends
A photo of Drago Centro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3667)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Chef Celestino Drago has created a menu representative of the cultural diversity of Italy. The concept of “Contemporary Italian Cuisine”, emphasizes local dishes, fresh, high quality ingredients and old flavors that have defined Italian cuisine for centuries and which are revisited to create a truly eclectic menu. The extensive menu is a la carte and offers daily specials featuring many unique items. DRAGO Centro offers a diverse and extensive selection of premium wines from Italy and around the world.



DRAGO Centro’s unique interior is designed by acclaimed Los Angeles based designer Stanley Felderman, who is internationally renowned for creating modern buildings, interiors and product with a playful twist.


Top review
ToEatisEnoughvip
Dined 2 days ago
My favorite restaurant in LA - consistently delivers the best food and service.
A photo of BRERA Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2434)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
A multi-regional Italian Ristorante by Chef Angelo Auriana & Matteo Ferdinandi, BRERA is a hybrid of an informal trattoria with rather formal cooking in an sleek yet cozy industrial building.

A concept influenced by the artsy-cool BRERA neighborhood in Milan Italy, displaying Chef's personal culinary identity that emphasizes on the importance of the highest quality fresh ingredients and the use of cooking techniques that are meant to highlight their true flavors and presented in a minimalistic way.

The Cuisine represents the synthesis and the complexity of the cultural heritage of the Italian people through their traditional local recipes reimagined in Chef Angelo’s style that today defines his contribution to contemporary Italian Cuisine.

BRERA RISTORANTE is included in the prestigious 50 Top Italy as number 43° in the category “50 Best Italian Restaurant in the World” both in 2020 and in their recent 2021 award.

Top review
PatrickWvip
Dined 1 day ago
Love the food, love the service, love the ambiance!
A photo of Four Bricks by La Crosta restaurant
4.6
4.6 (41)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Whittier
About the restaurant
Four Bricks by La Crosta is a rustic Italian Steakhouse located in a historic part of Uptown Whittier. The location was named Four Bricks for the first brick buildings built at the turn of the century when the city was established.
We pride ourselves on making fresh handmade pastas, serving highest quality prime steaks, and seasonal Italian creations.

Chef Jason Raiola started his culinary career in 2007 and has worked throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. A love for Neapolitan Pizza led him to start La Crosta Wood Fired Pizza in 2019 with his wife Heather and is proof of his love for fresh Italian ingredients.

Four Bricks by La Crosta is a husband and wife team, a family venture, a place to enjoy great food with family, friends , and community.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
This place is amazing. From the moment we walked in, the calm and relaxing ambiance was exactly what we were looking for. Our server, Ruben, was fantastic and recommended his favorite dishes. The pasta and pizza were absolutely top tier. If you’re craving some pasta, support this family business—you won’t regret it.
A photo of Que Barbaro at Level 8 restaurant
4.3
4.3 (98)
$31 to $50
South American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Discover the diversity of South American cuisine through the tradition of live fire cooking, all prepared with a side of dazzling showmanship.

Over an open wood flame, Esquire Chef of the Year Ray Garcia and his team cook a regularly changing menu featuring fine cuts of meats, fresh seafood, and creative vegetarian dishes, all kissed with smoke and infused with bold, refined flavors.

Relax in the seductive, tropical-hued dining room or on the pool deck for an alfresco meal. And keep your eye on the rotating liquor risers, which perform their own synchronized routine when someone orders a specialty cocktail.

Please note that we are an Adults Only (21+) establishment after 9:00 PM. Parking validation is available.

For parties of 6 or more, please email restaurants@level8dtla.com.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
I can’t get enough of the leche de Tigre ceviche wow!!! So yummy and the empanadas are a must try!! Love this place, the food and the servers!
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