Wilde

4.3
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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European

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Located in Los Angeles's prestigious Miracle Mile district, Wilde is a neighborhood wine bar and restaurant serving European American Cuisine with an extensive Wine List. A hidden gem on bustling La Brea Avenue, Wilde is inspired by the European wine boîtes found in most European cities. Serving a full dinner and lunch menu with craft and small production wines and beers, Wilde prides itself on simple, uncomplicated dishes, delicious wines and good old fashioned hospitality.

Diners choice 'most notable wine list' 2015 and 2016

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Tuesday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday: 5 pm - 10 pm

Our kitchen closes at 10 pm although most evenings we open later

We take credit cards to secure bookings for parties of 8 or more
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Phone number
(323) 932-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nader Naderi
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Private party facilities
Wilde is one of the most centrally-located wine bar and restaurants in LA with private dining and special event expertise. This hidden gem off bustling La Brea Avenue delivers a seamless and customized menu and intimate experience to suit any budget. Festively decorated in December.
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Private party contact
Lorna: (888) 679-8406
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Cross street
West 3rd Street
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Parking details
After 7 pm on weeknights
valet available at MIX
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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IT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful neighborhood find. The crap pasta was exceptional as well as the brocolini. GREAT ambience. Good date place.

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F
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service and good to watch ch a game. Staff tries hard, menu limited

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CH
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a 5:00 pm reservation on Saturday night, arrived a half hour late after calling them to let them know we would late. They had one other customer at the bar having wine. She departed and we had the restaurant to ourselves. The server was attentive and helpful. Each of us had a glass of wine. We shared a small plate, a salad, and an entre, each was tastefully cooked and presented. The portions were not large but big enough to satisfy. I am clueless as to why we were the only ones there.

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KG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood gem! Soft comfy atmosphere, delicious food, reasonable prices, and super friendly owners. Eat here!

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5
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Excellent wine list and food consistently good every time. Highly recommended.

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food, wine and service at Wilde. I did find the wine by the glass prices to be somewhat expensive. I guess that's what's to be expected in a high rent area like 3rd and La Brea.

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L
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wilde has a delightful and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and accommodating. Also they have a great wine selection at reasonable prices. We love their burger. It is uncomplicated just the way I like it...really good wholesome ingredients served with really tender on the inside and crunchy outside french fries that compliment the meal. They also have a really nice cheese selection that we got as an appetizer. It's a lovely neighborhood restaurant that has a really nice ambiance and is also kid friendly. It is easy to get to and park even with the construction on Wilshire. We have been there several times and their food and service has been consistent.

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilde was FANTASTIC!!! We had such a romantic dinner with great wine in a beautiful setting. 5 stars!

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SF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere!!! Food and wine fabulous. I live in the miracle area and I suggest all my neighbors take a walk over to La Brea for a treat!!!

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S
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First rate food and wine selections, yet approachable and affordable. Impeccable service and great French brasserie vibe. Highly recommended.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had great food, great wine, attentive service. A pleasure to dine in.

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ZC
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looking for a place to stop on the way to the Bowl or Music Center, I came across this place based on a BBE discount (now expired) for Citi Card holders. They have a great happy hour plus their menu and wine list are first class.

The Fattoush salad was fantastic as were the pan roasted cauliflower and Brussel sprouts.Salt and pepper lightly fried squid and the Moule Mariniere (Mussels and fries) made my day!

The wine list is fairly priced and is more convenient at times than BYO. I like a Sauvignon Blanc but the wine list has enough categories to keep you reading.

Street parking after 7 pm is best, but I used my DP on a residential permit street.

It's worth a visit and more.

George Z.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilde was the perfect place to spend the early afternoon catching up with family over drinks and great food. All our cravings were met, and desert was perfect! Wine selection was healthy and sangria delicious. We'll be coming back in about two weeks. Our favorite family get together spot. Not too casual, chic enough to feel like this mama got out for the evening.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great with lots of sharing plate options, vegetarian options and even gluten free ( this is La !) I can eat everything but the server was great at accommodating my friends allergies.
Wine list was nicely priced and the staff gave us some great recommendations and didn't try to steer us to the more expensive bottles. It has a casual, chill New Yorky/ bistro feel that was a welcome change from more hectic, fast paced restaurants but may not be for everyone .

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m
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us enjoyed this restaurant, the food, wine and service and look forward to returning. The interior dining area is intimate and a party was just finishing which made it quite loud. The hostess graciously set us up outside. Arancini for appetizers were crisp & tasty, Sunday Fried Chicken & Fries crisp on the outside, tender inside and well-seasoned. Penne Siciliane was good and served al dente. Roast chicken with farro was super as well. The service was attentive yet low profile and overall the restaurant warm vibe and welcoming ambiance.

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Stale bread, average burger, good fries and good turkey meatballs.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There aren't enough amazing things to say about this place. From the lovely greeting you receive upon entering, the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from the sexy lighting and music. The food was nothing short of amazing! Meatballs are a must! Let's not forget how incredible the steak is! Take exceptional care of and checked on numerous times by none other than the amazing husband and wife owners! We just loved Lorna, her hubby, and the amazing staff!

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PS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting menu and wine list. The room is very attractive. We were there very early so there was only one other table occupied so t was very quiet. Not sure what the noise level would be if it were crowded ii

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c
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Much smaller than I imagine from the limited pictures available which makes it cozy and depending on the tables occupied you could be sharing conversation with one's neighbors. Interesting and limited menu could make for some interesting choices.

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f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not the first time I have been to Wilde, but a first for my friend who I brought. They have a great selection of wines by the glass and our server was so helpful in recommending appropriate options to suit our needs. I'm not a Pinot Noir drinker normally but she gave us a taste of something (didn't tell us what it was) and it was divine! A full bodied, smooth delicious pinot noir - I was sold. We had to have it. I enjoyed their special ahi tuna dish and we shared few bites, loved the rice balls and meatballs..apparently any food in ball shape here is brilliant! My friend had the Spanish rice dish, recommended by our server, which was really excellent. The service was friendly and engaged, food was great. I wish more people new about this gem of a spot! In the words of Arnie - I'll be back

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the steak which was divine, and the mussels which were packed with flavour. We had a wine flight each, with tasting glasses recommended by by our server - they all hit the mark and was a lovely way to sample a range of tastes. Overall fantastic value, great staff, cool vibe - can't wait to come back <3

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Pleasant enough space. Reminiscent of a space one might find in Barcelona, Spain. It was pretty empty at 8pm on a Friday night which is always a bit worrying. Not that many wines by the glass for a wine bar and my wine was a bit warm. Nice Rioja though. The crab croquettes were tasty. I felt the charcuterie and cheese plate was lack luster. Bit skimpy on the meats and the cheddar and manchego were mediocre, also served a Gouda which was a puzzling choice. There were two cornichons on the board, two, really?! The membrillo or honey that was on the board, was really only enough for one. The bread was shockingly bad. It felt day old. I noticed when the owners sat down for their mixed board....it seemed overflowing with charcuterie. Not a good feeling. Also the waiters explanation for biodynamic wine was hysterical. Nice guy so don't want to get him in trouble...perhaps a little training when it comes to explaining the agricultural and handling process of the grape. On the plus side, they played Prince most of the night :)

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reunion of sorts here with eight friends and chose WILDE for the location. We ended up having a very pleasant evening. The food was very good. Duck Confit was a hit as was the pasta with crab. The Squid Salad was delicious. Arancini was good and everyone seemed to enjoy their dishes. The wait staff was very accommodating and attentive. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend suggested this place for dinner, and I'm so happy he did. I love discovering quaint restaurants tucked away in LA that quickly become my go-to favorite spots. This is easily one of those places. The service was friendly, ambiance was relaxing, and the food amazing! Although I was tempted to try the fried chicken, which I hear is yummy and one of those dishes not on the menu that only regulars would know to order, I ended up ordering an assortment of small dishes: brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and shrimp. So yummy, but my eyes and stomach are set on that fried chicken next time...

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FL
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

No fuss or fanfare. Simply genuine Franco comfort food through and through

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TG
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My first time at Wilde but once inside, saw it used to be 320 Wine which had really good food in addition to wine. Unfortunately we were only snacking with wine flights tonight; can't comment on the kitchen. The restaurant stocks good cheese and deli selections for their cheese board and charcuterie. Interesting that it was highlighting women winemakers for Women's History Month. Attentive server. All around pleasant experience and will likely return to try dinner selections.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've now come to Wilde four times and absolutely adore it. This spot is mellifluous (look it up, it's a good word, and reflects this lovely place.)

I don't normally write reviews, but in this case I had to.. for two reasons:

1. To pass on that if you don't go here, you're simply missing out, and that's the honest truth...

2. I noticed one or two petulant nasty reviews, which have zero base for writing such verbal hogwash. (The internet is a cold, dark place, where any w**ker can write anything, about anyone or any place). LA is full of lovely people, but it's also full of bitter, irritable people that write bad things, and I'd rather see such a genuine gem of a restaurant succeed, so I decided to speak up.

And now back to point 1..

1. If you don't go for Sunday night fried chicken, you're an.. well, let's just say there's something wrong with you! Okay, aside from the fried chicken, a the other dishes I tried are Swordfish Involtini, which was sublime, the Pei Mussels and the Burger (yes.. the burger) was pretty superb.

Bravo... Thanks Wilde! I'll be back.. funnily enough, probably tonight. ;-)

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CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and personable service. The husband (chef) & wife (everything else!) owners are a great team and provide excellent wine paring suggestions. On Valentine's they not only offered a special pre-fixe menu but you could also order from their regular menu. Wilde's cuisine is fresh, imaginative, beautifully presented, delicious and their fries are "to die for"! It's within walking distance from our home so we've been numerous times and it never disappoints.

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JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This quaint little gem was a great find.
They had AMAZING FOOD, yummy wine selection and attentive service

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Wilde has a nice atmosphere for someone who doesn't like a loud, packed restaurant (me!). But it was pretty quiet in there for a Saturday night, which also lends to a feeling like it's not doing so well. The food was only okay, and very pricey given that fact. I make much better Brussels sprouts! The server was super professional and lovely and we still had a nice new adventure, in spite of being underwhelmed. But we won't make a point to go back or recommend it to anyone.

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M
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place

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NE
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go-to favorites these days, this smaller restaurant features smaller production wines and organic wines by glass and by bottle. The staff will gladly let you taste a couple to help you decide! Must have French Fries! The Fish is usually one of my favorite picks.

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FP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood gem

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U
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wilde has yet to disappoint us! This is hands down one of my favorite neighborhood spots, my "Cheers" if you will. The staff and the owners are not only friendly but warm and welcoming as is the decor and personal touches you will see throughout. The owner Lorna, seems to always be there to greet the guests and at times wait on them! She, also, always comes by and has a glass of wine with us and it is a very nice personable touch. Who knew I would LOVE bubbles with my friend Chicken?! Wilde did! I recommend going any night as their menu is delicious and diverse but please do go checkout the Fried Chicken and Bubbles Sunday dinner. It was the perfect end to a great weekend!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've become Wilde regulars, and it never disappoints. Whether it's a festive group dinner or date night for two, this has become our go-to restaurant for a good meal, a well-paired glass of wine, and service that is attentive but unintrusive. Among our favorite offerings are the turkey meatballs with rosemary, the tagliolini with crabmeat, the steak au poivre and the best burger in town. Kudos to chef-owner Nader Naderi!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though the restaurant was very busy for a Tuesday night, the staff still made us feel right at home. The food was great and the wine list impressive. I'll definitely be back.

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JJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We recently had dinner at Wilde and loved the atmosphere and the food. The restaurant has a local "neighborhood" NYC feel to it. While all the food was excellent, the mussels were absolutely wonderful...white wine sauce with a little kick to it. We'll definitely go back.

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b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant and wine bar. Their sunday night Fried Chicken and Bubbles is so great, and it's hard to decide just what to get from their menu when you are there. Everything is delicious. My picks usually include the steak, squid salad, turkey meatballs and bruschetta. The arugula salad that comes with the steak is the best in LA. And let's get to the wine - the wine list has everything I love, but their staff is knowledgable and have gotten me to try many different things. All spectacular. This is the place you tell everyone about, and they thank you for it. I look forward to going back every week, and with the events that they have - there really are many many reasons to return.

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Wilde because of its central location. Some of us were coming from Silver Lake, some from Marina del Rey. The staff were delightful -- welcoming, friendly, funny, flexible. We started early and the place got crowded (and a lot louder) by the time we left (8:30ish). The food was very good. The wine was great. I'm glad to have found this place!!

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BP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious, but the service was lazy, slow, disjointed, indifferent, and terrible. If I'm paying for food, I don't need bells and whistles on the service, but I at least want my drink order to be taken quickly once I sit down (it wasn't), my appetizer/dinner order to happen fairly quickly (it wasn't), and my food to be delivered properly (it wasn't; the delivery was ham-fisted, to say the least).

We'd love to come back, but at this price point, I expect competent service (not annoying fawning), and we didn't get it.

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