There's only one place where these seemingly unrelated things work together sensibly.
It's called Good Measure, a new Atwater Village restaurant and wine bar lead by Matthew Kaner of Covell fame. It's open now and looks forward to your company.
This building once housed Grand Royal, the Beastie Boy's record label. The MCA mural is still present and accounted for. But now it houses this great date destination accented with green drapes, a checkered floor and a mural depicting a raging wine party in heaven lead by Bacchus and assorted animals. Fun.
This is where you'll reserve a table and begin on oysters with a glass of Australian Sémillon. Then move onto Grace/Ammo vet Mike Garber's spinach garganelli with chanterelles and charred corn with a glass of a Lebanese red. Before finishing on lamb belly with... whatever they suggest. They're the pros.
Not that you won't make any decisions of your own. Because there's a patio. And a burger. And beer. And a private table within their wine cache.
More importantly, there's an attractive five-person wine bar where Kaner and his most knowledgeable associates guide you through tastings and such if you want to geek out a little.
Or just drink stuff.