Usually expensive champagne like Krug or Dom Pérignon can only be had by the bottle. But what if you just want a simple sipper to celebrate solo? (Say that three times fast.) Or you do not want to break the bank on a whole bottle? Fortunately there are a ton of places in Los Angeles — well, five — where you can order champagne by the glass.
The BLVD: Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 by the glass for $45
At this Beverly Wilshire restaurant, there is a very popular champagne cart but currently through the awards season, there is also a mini Dom Pérignon pop-up lounge where you and a couple of your friends can enjoy sparkly sippers. Or if your flying solo, just grab a seat at the gorgeous bar.
Spago Beverly Hills: Krug Grande Cuvée, Brut, Reims MV by the glass for $50 or Dom Perignon, Brut, Hautvillers 2003 for $55
Just because it’s a Wolfgang Puck restaurant doesn’t mean you have to come for a whole meal. Simply take a seat at the bar or if you’re lucky snag one of the lounge chairs with a view of the patio to enjoy your bubbly.
Four Seasons Beverly Hills’ Culina: Perrier-Jouet Blason for $60 and Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 for $69
Culina offers several sparkling wines by the glass, starting from the affordable $13 Borgoluce prosecco to a $31 Louis Roederer Champagne Rose. But if you’re serious about your celebrating, they’ve also got Dom.
Scarpetta: Krug Grand Cuvee for $48 and Moet & Chandon Imperial Rose at $30
This restaurant in the Montage Beverly Hills not only offers wine for the budget-minded (see: 35 wines for $35) but for those who are willing to spend nearly $50 for a simple glass of booze. Bonus, though, is that the Krug is accompanied by an amuse bouche from the chef.
Ink: 2004 Moët and Chandon Dom Pérignon for $85 and 1999 Cuvée Alain Thienot for $50
Unfortunately this is for one night only but in celebration of the new year, Michael Voltaggio’s restaurant has expanded its sparkling wine menu so now you can get a glass of Moët and Chandon Dom Pérignon for $85 or Cuvée Alain Thienot for $50.
If you really can’t get enough of champagne, check out my post “Champagne Wishes: Five Unusual Spots to Enjoy Bubbly in L.A.” on LA Magazine.