Restaurant: Angel's Piano Bar
2460 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
Interior Swag: Bars like this are hard to come by, especially on the west side of Los Angeles. Bravo to the owners/investors/creators of Angel's who developed a venue that fosters conversation and relaxation over trendiness and hype. Despite its glamorous interior the setting is unpretentious and extremely welcoming.
Service: Our server was great but Patrick the bartender really stole the show. He impressed me with his aromatic "Dealer's Choice" cocktail, blueberry vodka shot, and "Double & Flip." The manager also stopped by our table to chat for a bit, dressed from head to toe in the spirit of a 1940's supper club.
Go-Back-Again-Ness: I think my girlfriend summed it up when she said, "I think I've found my neighborhood bar."