Thanks for the replies, everyone. I was invited “late” to this dinner and didn’t realize that the other members in the party wanted wine tasting. So one of them made reservations at Red Room Encino.
No pics b/c it was a social event.
The food was good enough (aside from the disappointing burger; it was so bland that I don’t even want to cross-post on the DoTM thread). We also had the pretzel (fine, I guess; not sure what there is to say about a pretzel), charcuterie/cheese plate (very good soppressata), and the grilled (?) shortcake (very tasty). Lava cake didn’t even enough lava (chocolate was only in the very center of a very large cake), and the fries were thick but nicely crisp.
I had the Pago de Capallenes (Ribera del Duero). I thought it was great, but I know virtually nothing about wine. The Rioja I had didn’t taste as dirt-like as others I’ve had (which I thought was a plus).
A nice place if you’re in the area; I wouldn’t make a special trip for it.