In search of a restaurant worthy of a toast this holiday season? Raise a glass at one of Reserve’s Los Angeles picks for a champagne, festive cocktails and exceptional bottles of wine. We’ve even got you covered if you would prefer a refreshing, non-alcoholic option.
The Hungry Cat Santa Monica is a modern eatery serving fresh seafood and other locally sourced produce. Known for its raw bar selection, the lively restaurant features ocean views and extensive bar seating to watch oyster shucking. Hungry Cat boasts an extensive list of wines, craft cocktails and beers.
A two-story eatery, Preux & Proper dishes out New Orleans-inspired fare, such as shrimp beignets and fried-oyster po-boys. The restaurant features a bustling frozen daiquiri bar downstairs, a raw bar upstairs and an open-air patio for alfresco dining. Aside from its frozen drink selection — an ode to life on Bourbon Street — a long list of wines, beers and craft cocktails are offered.
This Melrose Avenue Argentinean steakhouse has built its 20+ year reputation on authentic family recipes from Buenos Aires and sustainably sourced ingredients, with a committed focus on certified USDA Prime cuts of grass-fed beef. With rich wood paneling and vintage photographs lining the walls, the dining room captures the essence of Buenos Aires' Parisian influence and old-world charm. The restaurant also houses an extensive wine cellar curated by AIS and Court of Master's Certified Sommelier Max Bozoghlian, featuring an extensive list of vintage Argentine, Italian and French wines.
Downtown, B.S. Taqueria serves up Mexican fare, including inventive taco combos and snacks. The casual and colorful space offers counter service dining for lunch and a full service dinner. Creative cocktails, Mexican sodas, locally brewed beers and unique wines compose the drink list.