Lobby Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake
Lobby Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake

Lobby Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage/dining/daily_offerings/lobby_lounge_restaurant/
  • Phone: 8185753000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast, Monday to Friday: 6:30 am - 11:00 am
    Farmers' Market Breakfast, Weekends: 7:30 am - 11:00 am
    Lunch, Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Dinner, Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Mercato Italiano, Saturday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Alexander La Motte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment is available in The Bar on Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Lobby Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake
Relax in comfort and enjoy views of the waterfall and gardens while savoring casual fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each weekend, enjoy a Farmers' Market Breakfast. With interactive stations for omelets and fresh-squeezed orange juice, our chef's feature fresh, locally grown produce and organic dairy products from area farms, served in a fun and casual setting.

On Saturday evenings, the Lobby Lounge is transformed into an Italian marketplace, featuring fresh-baked focaccia, local olive oil, a selection of bruschetta and antipasti. Sample perfectly sliced-to-order meats and cheeses at our salumi cart and visit our chef-attended pasta station for the ultimate indulgence. Of course, no Italian meal would be complete without one of our savoury thin-crust pizzas cooked in our outdoor wood-fired oven.
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Lobby Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.2
    Service2.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (2)hot spot (2)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Hopefully just a bad day
    CrazyTravelVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It took about 10 minutes before anyone even took my drink order or acknowledged that I was seated a table for lunch. Once the waitress appeared she did a fair job of checking in but I was so disappointed by that time that it really didn't matter. I was a guest at the hotel and had already experience way more problems than should ever be experienced at a Four Seasons so this was just one more drop in the bucket. The Cobb Salad was very nice and I would probably give the Lobby Lounge another try if I am ever in the area again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Took my mom and friend here for lunch, I have to say none of us were impressed, and have had far better service and food at other local locations. Upon arrival asked the hostess about the history of the restaurant, she knew nothing. The server took 10 minutes to come to the table, there was no offer for bread or water, all of which had to be asked for. The overall decor, although not my choice for design, was kinda beaten up and tattered (in the daylight, it was not pretty). My friend ordered a gin based specialty cocktail at $14, you would be hard pressed to tell me it had any alcohol at all in it. One order came out incorrect, my salad had very dry chicken. Items were comped from the final bill, however this is not Four Seasons standard.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Lobby Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake reviews archive.
  • Relaxed Elegance
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is a lovely, elegant dining room with a lovely view of the hotels lush grounds and rock waterfall. While the ambiance is typical Four Season's elegance, dining here is relaxing, casual yet upscale. The staff is very attentive without being intrusive. Nancy and Stefano are incredible, they know how to make everyone feel welcome. Both work the room in tandem, ensuring that your service is top-notch. The food is casual yet creative. The pork shank is a favorite. During the summer, try the local FRESH strawberry and burrata salad as it is a wonderful mix of flavor. Although this is clearly not a steakhouse, the special steaks served here are always flavorful and prepared to order. The apple tarte tatin is the perfect finish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What happened????
    BillElisaVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Over the past 30 days or so, the Lobby Restaurant has seriously declined in terms of menu, food quality and timelyservice for lunch. To be fair, the Four Seasons in Westlake Village is a very nice upscale hotel with outstanding service and generally good restaurants including Onyx and up until recently - The Lobby Lounge. We’ve had two lunches there during the past several weeks and both the food and service were quite poor and far below the standards expected for a Four Seasons.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, no so good service
    JorgeZVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We have visited the Lobby Lounge several times for either the Italian buffet (Mercato Italiano) and/or Friday's Seafood buffet. The last two times we had a server who always seems to be in a rush and just seems like he doesn't care. For instance, he didn't ask if we wanted something to drink, we have to call him and after my partner asked for his drink, he just walked away without asking if I wanted something. So I had to call him again to tell him I wanted something to drink. Later on, our friend wanted some coffee, and she asked him for a cup of coffee and the server replied that she needed to go to the coffee bar and order it there. I called a different server, she has always been wonderful server, and she got our friend her coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they downsized!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    THis used to be a special, festive, fun night but,: Bruchetta Bar chinsy, little toppings and not like it used to be with an attendant, pizza was slow to come around, charcuterie was smaller only one salami and chunks of brie cheese( not italian cheeses and meats as previous) not staffed properly, no foot stool for my purse......disappointed.Sorry I had my husbands 5oth dinner there.
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  • Service was not at par to
    JorgeZVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Service was not at par to what we had before, but was still good. Since this is a buffet style sometimes we had to ask the busboys and or the waiter to retire empty plates. In the past it was done flawlessly. I had to flag the waiter for additional cutlery, in the past never had to do that. There were three sauces served with the shrimp and our server didn't know what they were or how to describe them. Of course we just tried them all anyway, were pleasantly surprised. Very minor issues en reality. However we had one of the most comfortables seats in the house, and that made the experience very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Ellen
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Loved this venue and setting. Great service and food selection was eclectic
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific market
    DoreeVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Small but very innovative buffet. Salads were wonderful, main dinner selections had too much salt for my taste but nicely prepared. Deserts were ho hum, but try a hot donut...churro like and fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed another great "Mercato
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We enjoyed another great "Mercato Italiano" dinner! Looking forward to trying the new Pacific Market experience which begins this Friday!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have dined here many times
    MerryDrinkerVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    I have dined here many times while staying at the hotel or during spa days. Food is almost uniformly excellent to outstanding. Service is slow so allot around 1 1/2-2 hours for lunch (although I'm sure you can tell them to speed things up... We just did not happen to be in a hurry). Beautiful view of the resort grounds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 Seasons in Westlake Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    I enjoyed the seafood menu served on Fridays as well as the live music w/dancing. There's a great selection of oysters and the jumbo prawns were tasty. The service was terrific. Its a fun place in an otherwise quite area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Four Seasons Hotel is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    The Four Seasons Hotel is beautiful in which the "Lobby Lounge" is situated. Unlike the name indicates, the lounge is hardly a lounge at all but rather an informal dining setting both indoor and outdoors. Like the hotel, the lounge is beautifully/tastefully decorated and a unique environment. My family went for "italian night" which is set up as an all you can eat buffet ($45/person). My ratings on the ambiance and service speak for themselves. I would probably not do the buffet again because the food was horrible. In the Four Seasons defense, it is a buffet and how good can food really be at a buffet. I should have lowered my expectations. Go for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This weekend, we enjoyed a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    This weekend, we enjoyed a great dinner at "Mercato Italiano" (Saturday night) and a delicious Farmers' Market breakfast buffet (offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings) ---
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood buffet gone meet market
    debbakesbreadVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    They did not hold our table, they ran out of lobster, then 10 minutes later found it, we had to ask three times to light a candle, and get some bread. They had a singer who was nice but too loud. We said it was my wife's birthday and they did absolutely nothing special. I guess the 4seasons is now a meet market for 50 year old women to dance with the lights on. The maitre DI was great but the lobby lounge was pretty hectic.
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  • A quite, lovey, relaxing lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    This was my first time dining at lobby lounge for lunch & it was a great dining experience. My server gave great service, but was not to intrusive. He made great menu suggestions and anticipated my drink refills. The fries that came with my sandwich were fantastic! Christine, the restaurant manager was lovely. She came to check on my table, only to make sure everything was perfect. Cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They are having a Snow Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    They are having a Snow Scene for the Kids. They have no control on them, They run wild in the lobby and in the resturant. So if you want to put up with this problem, the food is good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch was a disappointment.
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    We tried the Lobby Bar for lunch after having a great dinner dining experience. We were disappointed. The food was luke warm - not just one dish, but everything - from the soup to the french fries. The service was friendly and knowledgeable, but very slow.
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  • On Sunday, Nov.4,2012, four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    On Sunday, Nov.4,2012, four of us were celebrating one of the ladies' birthday. We all ordered the filet of sole, which came with chard and pureed corn. All of us asked that another vegetable be substitued for the chard. After waiting about 40 minutes, our food arrived. The plates were so ordinary and uninspired, we were all disappointed. There were three little pieces of sole and a clump of broccoli or carrots,depending on the person. There was no pureed corn on the plate, no garnish of any kind. The Four Seasons has a beautiful ambiance, but this time I'd give the service and food very low marks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed the Mercato
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Really enjoyed the Mercato Italiano dinner buffet on Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a bit disappointed
    CalGal1
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    We were a bit disappointed that we did not get a window table, as requested, but this is such a lovely setting, and the experience is totally enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Italian Marketplace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Saturday Italian Marketplace Dinner Buffet was nice. However, it would be even nicer and more complete if the buffet includes a complimentary Italian coffee or tea. Also, more desserts items would be nicer. Food was great for the value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friends Fish was returned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    My friends Fish was returned to Kitchen, bad taste. Manager did take off item...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • service was slow although
    hibiscassVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    service was slow although good when it did come it was a lot of waiting
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Other than our waiter, who
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    Other than our waiter, who to our surprise was not as great as the hostess, our experience was great. When we asked him to recommend a drink, he responded that he was not a big drinker and could not really tell us but it was just preference. Not very good at all. He did not bring a new glass when we had second rounds of wine. Not the level of service from a waiter that works at the Four Season. Otherwise, the food and hostess was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed the Mercato
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    We really enjoyed the Mercato Italiano dinner buffet on Saturday night! Strongly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service.
    MerryDrinkerVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    Great food and great service. Emphasis on local, fresh fare. Dishes are light and not too heavy. Quality not quantity. Perfect for a spa day lunch. It is pricey but after all, it is the Four Seasons, where service and ambience are elegant and gracious without being overbearing. I have always felt comfortable dining here with my children as well, so it's a perfect place to go when you need "grown-up food" at a place that is also kid-friendly. That being said, service tends to plod along so allot some time to dine because you will be here a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    This was a great experience for a special birthday dinner. However, it was a Wednesday night and there was only one other table present at 7:00 pm. Dead quiet - we would have preferred activity but we did get excellent service because of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed the Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Really enjoyed the Saturday Mercato Italiano dinner buffet! A lot of wonderful items to eat, great service and a fun time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, weather with
    steve6xdadVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Great place, weather with a love one or with family...great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Save your money and your time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Our prior 2 experiences here were fine, but this last one (which will literally be our last) was poor. Service was very poor from the hostess to the waiter to the kitchen and beyond. After literally throwing away $250 already on the experience, I can't justify throwing away my time on providing further details here.
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  • Lovely dining room, beautiful
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    Lovely dining room, beautiful view of the rock waterfall and excellent service. Ernesto, our waiter, was fantastic! The lunch menu offers an excellent variety of meal options. The corn ravioli is light and healthy, with good flavors. The salmon was prepared nicely and is a good-size portion. Service here is really top-notch, polished and friendly. A great lunch.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Lunch at the Lobby Lounge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We couldn't get into the brunch downstairs on Easter, but the Lobby Lounge was a great second choice for a special Easter lunch. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was great. The Bloody Mary was perfectly spiced!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed another Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Really enjoyed another Saturday "Mercato Italiano" dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed the Mercato
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Really enjoyed the Mercato Italiano dinner at the Lobby Lounge on Saturday night! Great choice of items (buffet) and the pizza (served tableside throughout the meal) is the best in the San Fernando Valley! The crostini and pastas are also excellent. Although not always available on the buffet, the Seafood Cioppino is especially wonderful. Have enjoyed this buffet six times and each time, it has been great. The service is particularly good and the manager(s) make sure that everybody is well served and enjoying the experience --- It is a fun time with great food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate