Recently, while in Los Angeles, we were looking for a place to grab a cocktail and a bite to eat. I especially enjoy going to cafes and restaurants that are not only great with their food preparation, but are fun as well. Having heard about 3 Twenty Wine Lounge, we decided to check it out.
You can tell that this lounge is different than most tapas bars the moment you walk in as there are automated wine stations when you enter. Owner and sommulier Edgar Poureshagh explained that he wanted to offer different concept to allow his customers to taste their offerings of boutique wines, without having to commit to an entire bottle. These are family-owned sustainably produced wines and there are 40 that you can choose from. These selections are rotated regularly.
We decided to begin our wine tasting journey with the help of the key card that allows you access to the tasting centers. The card operates like a vending key and tallys the wine tastings that are purchased. Tastings run from a couple of dollars to around $20. You can also order wines by the glass and bottle.
There are information cards on the various types of boutique wines.
After a few tastings we decided to order some tapas. 3 Twenty offers a nice menu of small plates/tapas.
We started with one of their specials that day, the Alsacienne flatbread with arugula and chili oil, which was very good.
Other items we tried include the skillet steak with blue compound butter (excellent),
the halibut with roasted tomatoes and capers (also very good).
Then we enjoyed the braised lamb chops with feta and herbs. These were some of the best tasting lamb chops I have ever had.
What is nice about the tapas menu is that you can easily share with others in your party.
3 Twenty Lounge also serves a variety of craft beers. I highly encourage you to check it out if you are in the area. The staff is very frendly and will help you with wine and menu selections.
3 Twenty Wine lounge is a great place and I will be returning when I am back in LA.
3 Twenty Wine Lounge is located at
320 S La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036
This is not a sponsored post, but an enjoyable restaurant that I wanted to share with you. I paid for my meal. All opinions are my own.