Vinoteque's European style ambiance and local charm offers a unique and intimate dinning experience featuring seasonal and organic, locally grown foods prepared masterfully by Executive Chef K.C. Ma (of Craft, Providence, Water Grill) and over 350 bottles of wine from around the world.Vinoteque offers indoor and outdoor dining options and is located in the heart of Los Angeles on the world famous Melrose Ave. This urban oasis is a unique addition to Melrose Avenue's re-charged restaurant row and has proven to be one of L.A.'s best wine bars.

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I have to say, when I go to a ...

I have to say, when I go to a restaurant on a beautiful night around 8 pm...and there is nobody in the place...even during the week....I become suspicious....and in this case, my suspicions were right on....First of all, the waiter barely even noticed the lovely girl I had with me, even after I directed him to her... for placing the order and choosing the drinks...never ever ignore my date...its all about her dude...Secondly we ordered 5 items from the menu ....none of which were impressive,... the prices were too high for the tiny little servings...and since the place was empty, having to wait for another drink was rediculous.....It is a nice looking place, however. Managed properly, there is Im giving it 2 stars...for now...



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Wonderful little spot

While the portions are small, the bite is big. The four cheese ravioli was one of the most decadent and delicious dishes I've had in awhile. The staff was very friendly and the sommelier was great for recommendations on wine to match the dishes we ordered. Ended up spending a bit more than expected as we had to order a couple more dishes to feel full, but each bite was incredibly tasty.



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Caveat emptor

I'm compelled to write a review to say, be careful of the wine expert's recommendations. I went with a group of friends and we were looking at wines in the $50-70 range. The wine expert (I think his name is Ryan and I don't think he's a real sommelier) recommended another wine. Usually when a Sommelier recommends a wine, it is in the same price range... or he'll point out that the wine he's recommending is higher price point than what is being considered. This guy did neither and recommended a $130 bottle of wine. I didn't feel comfortable getting into it with him... but who does that? Restaurants that don't want repeat business that's who. The food wasn't all that great either. Small portions that cost a lot. Just be careful if you're planning an evening at Vinoteque.



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Great experience

I live just down the street and gave Vinoteque a try last night and loved it. The service was great - warm servers who were attentive but not cloyingly so. I love the community wine set up they have, where if you see a bottle on the menu you would like to try but are not 100% sure you want to commit to the enire bottle, the botle goes to the ""community table"" the name of the bottle goes onto an LCD screen and is open for other patrons to try. We shared several small plates and the food was very good and fairly priced. The patio is charming and and the overall experience was great. I would definitely recommend Vinoteque.



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wonderful addition to melrose!

This restaurant recently opened on Melrose and is definitely a welcomed addition. The amuse bouche complements of the chef was a fabulous start to a wonderful evening. We had several European Plates as our meal- risotto, gnocchi, and confit duck lettuce wraps. While all of the food was fabulous, the risotto really stood out. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was sophisticated yet relaxed. The outdoor patio is lovely but the inside dining room is also great, and you can hear the live music from the Foundry next door because of the open dining room. We ended the evening with the peanut butter cup dessert which was heavenly. The wine list was great too and although they have many wines by the glass, they will open any bottle for you as long as you commit to two glasses. The price was incredibly reasonable for all that we had. we will definitely be back!

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cross street on Melrose and Gardner

Central LA, Mid-City West

executive chef - kc ma

pastry chef - sheila gomez

sommelier - ryan hess

Mediterranean Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Farmers Market, Restaurants, Tapas, Wine Bars
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Good For Groups: Yes

Parking: Street

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Tapas, Wine Bars

Alcohol: Yes, Wine

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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