smoked trout dip
Photo by Lindsey Huttrer for Esters

Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Santa Monica
Wine Bar
$$$$
Available for Reservations
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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This wine bar and shop from the Rustic Canyon group may not label themselves as a natural wine bar, but they are focused on wines that come from vineyards with earth-friendly practices. All the wines on their list are clearly labeled with whether the vineyard is organic or practices regenerative farming. On Sundays they offer a themed wine flight for $25 and on Monday Cellar Nights they pop open rare bottles from the cellar. Esters also serves a full, market-driven menu, including weekend brunch.

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Esters started off as a stellar wine bar that offered small bites like gourmet nuts and olives, but it’s since expanded to include “real” food. In addition to excellently curated wines, you’ll find dishes like grilled cheese (an ooey-gooey, melty mix of raclette, provolone, and bechamel) and sea bass en croute (served in golden-brown pastry with tomatillo chutney). Oenophiles should definitely sign up for their $25-per-person Sunday Tastings and Monday Cellar Nights, an opportunity to dive into their high-end collection by sipping on rare or fancy wines by the glass (check here for the week’s themes). If you’re looking for a fantastic post-work meet-up hang, look no further than Esters’ daily happy hour, where you can enjoy $9 glasses of wine with oysters, cheeses, and charcuterie on a heated patio.
How to book: Download the Rustic Canyon Family app for pickup and delivery options.

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Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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