dineLA dinner at 3Twenty Wine Lounge
For my last dineLA dinner, I went to 3Twenty Wine Lounge on La Brea (not to be mistaken for 320 Main in Seal Beach). We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and this was her choice. When we arrived just before 7:30, the place wasn’t full yet but once we were seated, it filled up and continued to be busy all night. 3Twenty is the sort of place you’d get a glass of wine and perhaps some cheese. I don’t think they were really prepared for dineLA. We ended up staying well over 3 hours and although the food was good, I am not sure I had that much time I wanted to devote to this meal. Still, the company was very good.
What made the 3Twenty menu different from other dineLA menus is you got to choose 2 appetizers, 1 main and 1 dessert. I opted for the pea and pecorino bruschetta and haricot vert (green beans) while the birthday girl had the burrata plate and bacon-wrapped prawns. Our other friend opted to go off-dineLA and got the butternut squash soup and salad.
So far the burrata was very good with chopped olives and roasted garlic. We also liked the bruschetta. The salad was salad and the prawns were nice and juicy.
The butternut squash was on the thinner side. Perhaps no cream? The green beans were great though. I enjoyed the bits of garlic with them.
As I mentioned, my friend went off dineLA and got the lamb poutine. Great albeit salty fries.
My friend went for the diver sea scallops which came with asparagus. My skillet steak surprisingly didn’t come with any greens. I should have saved some of the green beans from the other course. It did come with a Roquefort butter but the steak was flavorful enough on its own that I didn’t smear any on. Besides, I’m not a stinky cheese fan.
For dessert, we had the two choices- cookie with chocolate gelato and the marzipan. There was such a long wait they gave us an extra marzipan. I liked both but really liked the chocolate gelato. You can’t beat a warm cookie!
I’d like to come back just to try the nifty Enomatic wine machines and perhaps share a few small plates. I don’t recommend this as a first date place especially during dineLA. This is more of an anniversary place where you can lovingly look into your adored one’s eyes.