Is it tacky to bring my own bottle of wine to the River Cafe? Here in L.A. I don't feel strange about taking a good bottle of wine into a fancy restaurant for a corkage fee, but I'm wondering if it's perceived differently in your fair city. It's a really good bottle of wine and we're celebrating a big occasion. But just as doggie bags are looked down upon in France, so I don't do them, I want to do as the romans, and pay River Cafe's (no doubt) tremendous mark-ups for a good bottle of wine. By the way, we'd probably end up buying another bottle or two during the course of dinner (although this is a magnum).