We had to wait a few minutes for our table, and Edgar, the owner, came over to apologize to us personally and gave us a complimentary taste of a Chablis. We only waited 15 minutes to be seated and were having an incredible time busying ourselves with the wine selection. Edgar explained to us that the wine dispensers were handmade in Siena, Italy and took 6 months to ship to the restaurant. Since he has subterranean argon gas lines underneath the space, he can offer pricey bottles of wine as they stay preserved for 4 weeks at a time.
Our favorite was a Dutton Goldfield Zinfandel that came from a vine over 100 years old, with unimaginably deep roots. Only 197 bottles were made and I'm thinking I should go back to buy them all.
The dinner menu was $34 a person and I was baffled at the quality of every dish. The paintings on the wall weren't my cup of tea, so I focused on my glass of wine instead. The food and service are the kind that I can appreciate regularly. This DineLA deal is definitely worth it.