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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Westside

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists in Westside? 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!

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4.9
4.9 (4061)
$31 to $50
American
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Tar & Roses is a globally inspired culinary experience.
Chef Andrew Kirschner has transformed his kitchen into a local and welcoming home, focused on the element of the wood fired oven to bring out the best flavor in our dishes. Coming straight from the visionary mind of our award winning chef, our menu is created with only the highest quality ingredients and fresh, local products. This attention to detail helps makes our food a perfected craft which will inspire you to be adventurous, in the most approachable and delicious way possible.
When you step into Tar & Roses, you'll feel like you are coming home. Our entire staff awaits your arrival with warm smiles and thoughtful service ~ please, come share a meal with us!
Top review
EricBvip
Dined 1 day ago
Oxtail dumplings are one of the best dishes in LA.
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4.9
4.9 (355)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Venice
About the restaurant
Welcome to 401K Food and Wine, an all gluten free eatery and wine bar by the creators of Sinners & Saints Desserts!
Top review
DanetteBakerH
Dined 3 days ago
Second Wine Bingo night I've attended. It is so much fun and informative too. I highly recommend it. I'm gluten free by necessity, so it is such a dream to be able to dine gf with such fabulous food. One of the players said he and his date weren't gf but were happily surprised at how wonderful the food was.
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4.8
4.8 (1272)
$50 and over
Italian
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Capo, with its modern Italian cuisine, offers a rustic yet elegant dining room with high-beamed ceilings, flickering candles, museum quality art collection, and a large Tuscan-style fireplace where the chefs prepare much of our menu. Capo has an extensive wine list, earning Wine Spectator's top award, and a classic cocktail bar where our guests can enjoy our full menu alongside the warmth of the fireplace.
Top review
Carmvip
Dined 3 days ago
Just go. You will not be disappointed! Good was awesome
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4.8
4.8 (1972)
$50 and over
Californian
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Chef & Owner Josiah Citrin has revived his Michelin 2-Star institution with an intimate, 14-seat restaurant with Chef/Partner Ken Takayama. In a setting that blurs the line between kitchen and dining room, Chefs and service staff guide guests through a 2.5-hour culinary experience.

Collaborating with California farmers from San Diego to Napa Valley, Chef Josiah sources the most unique and exclusive ingredients available. An 8-course tasting menu is bookended by canapés, amuse-bouches and mignardise, all of which showcase global flavors using both modern and classic techniques.
Top review
JackieH
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Everything about the meal - flavors, presentation, and service was excellent!
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4.8
4.8 (46)
$50 and over
Californian
Culver City
About the restaurant
We are excited to share the return of Vespertine, an otherworldy culinary narrative by Chef Jordan Kahn. More than a restaurant, Vespertine transports diners through the twisted steel and glass structure designed by acclaimed architect Eric Owen Moss. Food, beverage, music, and art are woven throughout, creating an immersive, multi-sensory event.

Previous Awards Include
2 Stars - Michelin Guide, 2019 - 2021
Most Beautiful Restaurants - Condé Nast
World's 100 Greatest Places - Time Magazine
Atmosphere of the Year - World Restaurant Awards
Top review
bubbs71
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience at Vespertine. Service was great and some of the courses were unlike anything we’ve had before so we’re still talking about it. Really enjoyed our evening there!
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4.8
4.8 (1039)
$31 to $50
Italian
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Growing up in Italy, my family cooked at home and had the most extraordinary experiences with ingredients grown in our backyard, paired with the wines my chef/restaurateur stepfather would bring back from regions throughout Italy. I fell in love with food as a child watching my stepfather, once nominated a top chef in Italy, work in restaurant kitchens and floors. Moving to California in 1991 and subsequently to Santa Monica and experiencing the Farmers Market inspired me to start Orto - Italian for “vegetable garden” - where I meld local ingredients and organic herbs grown here at the restaurant to create traditional Italian recipes. At our bar you’ll find a cocktail list created from fresh herbs and premium spirits, and our wine list focuses on sustainable and organic producers.
You’ll often find my wife and kids in the restaurant, continuing the culinary legacy of our Italian family. We welcome you with open arms and hope you’ll join us to experience our restaurant.
Andre
Top review
joannr
Dined 2 days ago
Our waiter made the meal- he was knowledgeable, polite, and efficient. Grazie milled, Luigi! Yummy food.
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4.7
4.7 (2275)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Simply put, BOA is unlike any other steakhouse. We reinvented the traditional American steakhouse to fashion a distinctly unique dining experience. That experience is bold, modern and innovative. From the seductively stylish interior to the dry-aged prime steaks, BOA’s vibrant ambiance is as alluring as the cuisine itself.
Top review
John805vip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
BOA in Santa Monica is wonderful. Maitre D' William Ousley and Manager Ki Bae are warm and welcoming. The waitstaff friendly and efficient. And the steaks are wonderful. The new made-tableside Caesar was excellent.
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4.7
4.7 (1050)
$50 and over
Italian
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
An authentic, Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of Santa Monica, VIA VENETO fuses organic, locally grown & sourced ingredients with the delicious, traditional flavors of Italy.
Top review
BAMBAM
Dined 5 days ago
Always a good time and a great experience. Never disappoints
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4.6
4.6 (74)
$31 to $50
Californian
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Experience Santa Monica’s favorite location for fine food and wine. Wally’s Santa Monica is a hybrid concept that encapsulates the finest food, beverages, and gourmet foods to provide a one-stop shop for everything delicious. From chill afternoon apps and cocktails, to decadent caviar service—whether you’re in a tuxedo, or just coming from the office—our vibe is ideal for any occasion that calls for enjoying great food and drinks. You can explore our peerless selection of rare spirits, extraordinary seasonal menu, over 100 wines available by-the-glass, and shop the gourmet counter for specialty meats, cheeses, and artisanal chocolates.
Top review
Eimajine
Dined 1 day ago
Food was fantastic as were the wine and drinks. Love sitting in a beautiful wine store, essentially. It feels very grand, yet it's very casual. They have a great cheese selection and many of their menu items include cheese. I had the fixed price lunch menu. The salad was beautiful and delicious and I also had the grilled cheese which was a nice mixture of cheeses including gruyere and Gouda on country bread. The portions were very generous. My friends had the caprese sandwich and the breakfast sandwich. Both looked yummy and the presentation was very pleasing. The server was sweet and helpful. I will definitely be back - highly recommended.
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4.6
4.6 (150)
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Papille Gustative LA

Farm to table Artisan foods, single origin, sustainably grown and certified Coffees and Teas, as well as local craft beers and organic, biodynamic wines. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch . A low impact, Zero waste facility located in Santa Monica CA. Cozy private room and patio. One block to the Santa Monica beach.
Top review
Virginia13
Dined on May 17, 2024
I have never had a bad meal (or dining experience) at Papille Gustative! The food is creative and tasty, tasty, tasty! The atmosphere is fantastic -- especially on the patio (which I prefer) -- and the service is impeccable. Wonderful folks work there. One of my favorite restaurants, and one that I always try to introduce to friends, who to a one always are amazed!
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