Tuck into Beverly Grove’s Marvin for a cozy escape from the bustling, traffic-ridden streets into a straight-out-of-France wine bar and brasserie. The bistro-style menu has everything you’d expect from French fare, like oysters, cheese and charcuterie, steak frites and steamed mussels, and over 200 bottles of wine lining the back of the bar. The classic cuisine and rustic wooden tables are juxtaposed by the aluminum can-covered ceiling and hip, modernist nature of the space, but one bite of cassoulet and you’ll forget about the impending traffic jam on Beverly Blvd. on your way home.
This fun, casual bistro is perfect for grabbing a glass of wine and Steak Tartare at the bar, but can easily serve as a dinner date with options like Steak Frites, Dover Sole, and other great choices on the French-leaning menu. Earlier in the day, you’ll find some excellent brunch options, including the Jamon Tomato Toast and the Asparagus with Fried Egg. For parties larger than nine, food is served family-style for $55 per person, with plates like Ratatouille and Goat Cheese, Meatballs, Roasted Chicken and Fish du Jour on offer. There's also an early evening happy hour from 6-7 pm with $10 wine, $6 beer, and favorites including Mussels, Mac and Cheese, Oysters, and of course Marvin's famous Cheeseburger.
How to book: Reservations are recommended.