Citysearch Editorial Review.
Located in the former Naked Sushi spot on Washington Blvd., this wine-bar-meets-bistro from the same owners as the adjacent Mercede’s Grill is a chic alternative to the area’s casual beer-and-burger beach bars. Inside the cozy space, 10 stools around the bar encourage conversation, while on the patio outside, a half-dozen small tables are perfect for sipping a drink and watching passers-by. The drink menu features a selection of inexpensive red, white and sparkling wines from Spain, France, Italy and California, all priced at $3 per three-ounce pour and $7 per seven-ounce pour (bottles are also available), plus a few types of imported beer such as Germany's Ayinger Celebrator and Spain's Estrella Damm. Food options include simple snacks like marinated olives and spiced nuts, plus more substantial fare like beef or ahi tuna sliders, savory profiteroles, panini sandwiches, salads and must-try truffle-parmesan fries, all under $10 each.