An important message from Octavio

It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness to announce the closure of palate food + wine.

The spirit and essence of the dream that was palate lives on in our hearts.

We are happy to have shared so many stellar times with all that experienced palate and are grateful for those moments spent together breaking bread and raising a glass.

We give thanks to everyone who contributed to the life of palate food + wine and look forward to the future.

About us

palate is wine-centric, passionate, and down-to-earth. palate is a restaurant, a wine merchant, a cheese cellar, a tasting bar and lounge, and an eno-gastronomic library occupying the ground floor of a seven-story Bekins moving depot (circa 1928) turned wine-storage vault.

palate is a vibrant gathering place in an inspiring setting designed to nurture a sense of community among lovers of delicious food and great wine and the farmers and wine producers so instrumental to the art of eating—and drinking. Created by chef + principal Octavio Becerra w/ partner wine director Steve Goldun, and general manager Ako Denis, palate is where food, wine and people meet.

What and how we eat and drink is intimately connected to a profound sense of place. At palate, we invite you to journey with us. We invite you to imbibe, to pass the time, to savor. Our unique collection of interconnected culinary resources produces a synergy that allows you to nourish your sensation of taste, encounter a new terroir, and explore and broaden your palette.

At palate, we encourage you to expand your knowledge of the flavors you love by simply tasting. The bounty of palate is not just in our superlative kitchen and the wine we make accessible via exceedingly reasonable prices, but in the hospitality that is our ethos.


Cuisine that is simple and sophisticated, robust and nuanced, infused with a Mediterranean sensibility and made with the best local and artisanal ingredients. Married with a cellar stocked with handmade, regional wines at competitive prices in an airy, inviting space. We also offer a vast selection of wines by the glass.

Wine Shop

A truly diverse and competitively priced selection from the world’s top growers, presented in an atmosphere of education and discovery. Whether you visit us in person or via our website, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be your guide. From honest, handmade wines from the far corners of Europe to California cult Cabernets and ultra-rare Grands Crus, we are your source for great wine.

Wine Bar

Linger over a new or unfamiliar glass of wine before you buy a bottle at the wine merchant. Complement your glass with a dish from our simply delicious tasting menu or cheese cellar.

Gastronomic Library

More than 200 titles, including: cookbooks; books on wine, cheese, coffee, and tea; culinary histories; and the very best food writing. Peruse recipes and learn about the culture behind the food and wine you love while you taste wine by the glass.

Cheese Cellar

We have crafted a distinctive cheese program with more than 25 artisanal cheeses procured from around the world. Enjoy a sampling in the restaurant, wine lounge, or at home.

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