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Sara The Wine Bar

3.7
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Sara the Wine Bar is a quaint, modern restaurant and a popular location to enjoy happy hour or a nice dinner out. Private parking is also conveniently offered for those who prefer it over street parking. The friendly staff at Sara the Wine Bar, including the owner herself, strives to provide each guest with exceptional service.

Originally from Italy, Sara brings her mother's authentic Italian recipes to the dishes on the menu at the Wine Bar. Bruschetta, scampi linguine and a variety of flatbread pizzas are all popular items with frequent visitors. With a name like Sara the Wine Bar, a glass of one of the ever-changing wines on the wine list is a must have for any visit.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 313-5522
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Venice Blvd.
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Parking details
Parking available on the side of the building
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Public transit
Sepulveda/Venice
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.3
ambience
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on January 5, 2014

Authentic crepes, delicious pastries. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2013

We always enjoy the delicious entrees. Personal warm service. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2013

Friendly service. Delicious food. Inexpensive wine to boot! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2013

Friendly service, tasty pastries. Always enjoyable! Thank you.

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4.0Dined on November 9, 2013

Delicious dishes! Attentive service. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2013

spacious, fresh food, filling & yummy!

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2013

Sophisticated, fresh cuisine is beautifully presented. Bistro Laurent is well worth a visit but it's on a traffic-clogged stretch of Sepulveda and easy to drive right past. Best to approach from the south so you don't have to turn in across multiple traffic lanes.

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2013

Super friendly staff pours generous glasses of good wine. Delicious bistro fare. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2013

This little neighborhood restaurant is pretty much no-frills. Although it nods to French cuisine, what we had really bore more resemblance to good American food. Everything was fresh and the service was fine, but certainly nothing special and I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again, not with so many other really outstanding spots to choose from.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2013

Delicious crepes with interesting specials. Inexpensive wines served with a smile. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2013

Friendly professional staff. Delicious bistro dishes. Reasonable prices on both food and wines. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2013

Thanks to our Open Table app we stumbled upon this great little spot. I expected a basic meal to satiate my need of a decent lunch. Instead we received a fabulously fresh meal, with appearance and taste to delight. Can't wait to go back.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2013

This place seems like it might be a good idea for casual French-inspired meal. But the crepes are just nowhere near what you find in Paris and the service would make a Parisian fighting mad. Continue your search.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2013

We were disappointed with the Sunday Brunch on Mother's Day- the crepes were wilted and looked like they had sat on the counter for a while! The other dishes were below par- we were hoping for a good French Bistro experience as the website claimed with interesting dishes (Crab pupusas!!) but it was not what we hoped for-We expect with some criticism their food will improve.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2013

Classic crepes. Fresh salads. Good wine. Very friendly staff. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2013

Friendly service. Delicious crepes, salads and bistro fare. Inexpensive wines. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2013

This restaurant was incredibly accommodating and went above the expectations I had. With 2 children (5 months and 16 months) in our group they never rushed us and asked if there was anything that could be done to assist with the children. I had called ahead of time to let them know that we would have 2-3 children in our group and if there would be any challenges. The owner and I spoke on the phone and he assured me that there would not be a challenge; as a new parent it has become important to me to find restaurants that are kid-friendly and this restaurant thrived. We were there for almost 2 hours and we were never rushed to leave; in fact I had to ask for the check because our group needed to get home.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2013

Stopped in for dinner, very quiet. Service was fast, he was knowledgable and made great suggestions. The food was wonderful, steak cooked just right. I will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2013

This is a lovely, peaceful little neighborhood place, specializing in crepes, and with very large portions. The appetizer with potatoes and olives is really good and big enough to share. Wine reasonably priced. Only open Thursday-Saturday.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2013

Delicious food. Warm welcoming staff. We always enjoy our meals here.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2013

Delicious creeps and tasty specials. Don't miss the pastries, we always enjoy a couple for breakfast the next day. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2013

THe all u can eat Indian Food was delicious...not sure it went with the atmosphere & decor of Bistro Laurant, but the food was really good and was very filling.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2013

We have been driving past Bistro Laurent, wondering about it, and decided to give it a try. What a nice little neighborhood place - but where are the people? We were the only ones there. There is a convenient parking lot next door. The specialty is crepes and we loved our more than ample Normandy crepe with apples, chicken and Calvados. The wine is very affordable. We had a first course which was a tower with potatoes, olives, etc. and delicious. Bistro Laurent is an offshoot of the main business, which is a bakery, and it is only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I hope that more people will try it so it doesn't go out of business. And very, very reasonable.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2013

Very tasty! Crafty crepes. Succulent salads. Inexpensive wines. Always enjoyable. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2013

We tried the La Classique (Ham, Swiss Cheese) and La Champignon (Sautéed Mushrooms, Béchamel, Turkey Bacon, Swiss Cheese) crepes, the Goat Cheese empanada, and the Lemon Crepe dessert. It was all very good. Everything was fresh and light tasting.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Went for Valentine's Day Dinner and food was amazing! Service was great and waiter gladly substituted non-alcoholic drink (instead of the included glass of champagne) for a pregnant lady! :)

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

The Crab Corn Chowder soup and the baked brie pastry was delicious. The Osso Bucco was devine and of course the best part was the Rose' Champagne and the Chocolate Cheesecake and Croissant Bread Pudding (coffee hint) and Chocolate Tart all ala mode of course...

We enjoy the bread weekly from the Mar Vista's Farmer's Market and are happy the restaurant has opened. We can walk to the restaurant, so it will be one of our favorite restaurants for sure.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2013

There was only one over-worked waiter the night we were there. But he was very nice and charming. Unfortunately, two of us had steak and two of us had the special pasta of the day....and our consensus was that the food was over-salty. The dessert was tasty, but not spectacular. The price was moderate.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2013

Thank you for a really enjoyable meal. Evening special was Couscous with lamb, chicken and merguez. Plentiful wine reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2013

Absolutely delicious bistro fare. Super friendly staff makes visiting a pleasure. Casual setting with inexpensive wines for sipping. We always take pastries home for later. Thank you!!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2013

This out of the way resturant serves excellent food, especially the crapes, with friendly service and very reasonable prices. Try it and enjoy

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2013

Bistro Laurent is small, quiet, and quaint. I've eaten here several times, and the food is consistently good--especially the crepes. It's a shame the place isn't busier! Each time I've gone, I was one of the few people there. The plus side to that is great, attentive service with little wait time. The only issue I've had (and it's a small one) is that each time I've gone, it has been cold inside, which meant I had to keep my coat on during dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2013

We come here often. It's a cute little neighborhood spot. Service can be a bit slow at times, but the servers are very nice.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2012

I went there with my girlfriends for Sat brunch. It was relaxing atmosphere and foods were good. Enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2012

Fabulous brunch!!, I had the waffle and it was amazing. Soft and delicious. Only open till 230 on Sunday.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2012

Glad we found this friendly neighborhood spot. Very kid friendly and just what you want from a relaxing Sunday neighborhood brunch.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2012

Really good crepes, salads and specials. Delicious pastries. Friendly and attentive service. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2012

Delicious bistro fare. Friendly attentive service. Inexpensive wine by the glass.
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4.0Dined on November 8, 2012

Excellent bistro! Inexpensive wines accompany reasonably priced delicious French bistro food. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2012

Fun little French place in the random middle of Culver City. Felt like I was on vacation in Paris, the food was that good. :) Went with a friend of mine who grew up in Paris and she agreed. yay Bistro Laurent!

P.S. gotta have the croissants!!

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