Fundamental LA is the cozy wine bar college-town Westwood has been needing forever. Executive chef Andy Lee puts the focus on seasonal Californian cuisine: During the day, it’s casual fresh sandwiches and salads; at night, it transitions into a real-deal restaurant, serving elevated riffs on sourdough grilled cheese, crispy falafels, and juicy burgers. It’s also becoming well-known for its chocolate chip cookies. And since it’s a wine bar, and a great one at that, you can’t go wrong with anything from the list.

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