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“Only place in Pasadena to self serve and taste wine.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wine Detective - CLOSED

Wine Detective
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Drinks
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
209 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Only place in Pasadena to self serve and taste wine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2011

Hidden in Shopper's Lane, right across from Green Street restaurant, is this boutique wine shop. Good service, good wine selection with good cheese selection. One of my favorite places to meet friends and have a glass of wine before dinner. P.S. a cheese shop just opened next door, now it will be even more fun to visit.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Moonlight
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English first
Yorba Linda, CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Charming Staff, fun menu and good wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2009

My wife and I stumbled on to this place after seeing a small sign near William-Sonoma's store on Lake St. in Pasadena. What a lucky find. It had just opened for business earlier that week. The owner, Yulia ( like Julia with a Y ), who is a very charming lady with a delightful Russian accent welcomed us in explaining how you get a debit card to put into one of several wine dispensing units that give you a small taste for the price listed over each selection. With over 40 choices, each with a nice review plus the added assistance from the staff we were quickly able to locate several wines to enjoy. We ordered the yummy duck platter with pate, salami, bread and sat at the bar visiting with another local lady in addition to the owner and shared travel stories, wine stories and funny stories. There is a relaxed night club seating area in the front or the bar counter for those who want to interact. A fun afternoon and we promised to return soon.

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Thank foodwinetraveler
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