Lou - Closed

724 N. Vine Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Photo by Anne Fishbein Restaurateur Lou Amdur


  • Mon-Sat 6pm-11:30pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
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.

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