As wine bars become more and more popular, Bottle Rock is definitely at the head of the pack. With a large selection of wine and generous glasses poured, this place is always packed with young 20-30 somethings, and the occasional celebrity! Their cheese plate is large and full of fine cheeses and meats that complement the wines greatly. The atmosphere is fun, and there's nothing more fun than sitting out on the patio enjoying wine with your friends.
Ford's is the anchor of what I call the "New Culver City." This is a great restaurant with a laid back vibe and amazing food. Ben Ford (Harrison's son) has created an eclectic American food menu with dishes ranging from tasty to sublime. The staff is always courteous and friendly, and the glasses of wine are generous. A little on the pricey side, but well worth it. Just be sure to make a reservation!!
I went to the Broadway Deli this past weekend. I have to say I really like this place. I went in craving their cobb salad, but ended up getting the honey pork sandwhich. What's nice about their sandwiches is that they're not huge, but still have a good amout of meat in them. They were kind enough to put a cheese plate together for my friend, and whatever olives they had were amazing, I need to find out where they're from!
The service was okay, our waiter seemed a little out of it, and didn't really know much about the cheese plate since it was from the wine bar, but we ended up having a pleasant experience anyway. My only qualm is that this place can get way too busy in the mornings/early afternoon but I guess everyone likes good food!