Saluté Wine Bar
LOCATION2435 Main St., Santa Monica; (310) 450-3434; salutewinebar.com.
AMBIENCELoft-like wine bar with a hip, sociable vibe.
SERVICEDisorganized and often slow.
PRICESalumi and cheese plates, $9 to $16; bruschetta, $6 to $12; pizza, $12 to $16; other items (salad, pasta, meats), $9 to $20; desserts, $8 to $14.
BEST DISHESSalumi and cheese, marinated olives, burrata bruschetta, crispy braised duck leg with polenta and kale, affogato, chocolate caramel tart.
WINE LISTPitched to wine fans but not aficionados, could be more exciting. Corkage fee, $25.
DETAILSOpen 5:30 p.m. to midnight Monday to Thursday, until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Full bar. Parking in adjacent lot, $5.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.