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Map & Directions 724 N. Vine Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

Lou Amdur, who can probably talk more profoundly about biodynamic wines than anyone who hasn't actually buried a dung-filled animal horn at midnight during a full moon, is the proprietor of this tiny, wonderful wine bar on the south end of Vine, home to both his list of organic country wines and the salady cuisine of his chef DJ Olsen, as well as a pretty decent range of artisanal cheeses, the garlic-laced salamis of Seattle's Armandino Batali, and house-made rillettes. Lou has a minor specialty in both long-braised meats and tasty vegetarian soups, and the elaborate Monday-night wine dinners revolving around, say, choucroute or the season's first Alaskan halibut should not be missed. Still, on cool nights there may be nothing better than a plateful of the pig candy made with Lou's house-cured bacon, a bowlful of olives and a glass of organic Côtes du Luberon.

Member Reviews

  • Jordan818182 wrote a review for Lou
    on 07/28/09

    that I shouldn't be telling you about it

  • claire85 wrote a review for Lou
    on 01/22/09

    The attached picture IS the sign you need to look for - Lou is next to the fluff and fold in a strip mall on the east side of Vine. But don't let the location scare you away, because once you're inside, you are transported to another world. Unless you're a big party on a weeknight, they don't take reservations. But if you're just a couple people, I would almost suggest having... More >>

  • AlbertM4 wrote a review for Lou
    on 07/29/08

    One of those places that you look cool for just knowing about it. Strip mall off Vine and GRUB! Brazilian with great wines to match. No reservations but take a date grab some wine at the bar and when you take your first bite you will forget about the wait. Not sure if the picture attached is the place though.

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Tips from foursquare

  • ZAGAT on 04/26/10

    Swinophiles shouldn’t miss the pig candy ($5).

  • Bravo on 11/19/10

    20-seater tiny wine and cheese bar. The owner is always bringing in new, interesting and obscure wines; small food menu to complement the wines and beers. -Alex Reznik, Top Chef

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • Summer K. on 02/09/10

    Pig candy is amazing and so is everything else.

  • Rachel M. on 12/15/09

    Come for the wine, stay for the food.

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