This restaurant never fails to impress. Gourmet food at reasonable prices. Very knowledgeable wine recommendations. Lovely atmosphere.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We opted to try this restaurant
We opted to try this restaurant based on its reviews. It did not disappoint. We knew to expect a longer than usual wait to receive each course, which was fine. It feels more European in this regard. Dinner is your evening's event, and it allows you to enjoy good food and friends without staff anxiously waiting to turn your table. It also means there are no microwaves in the kitchen and each meal is prepared fresh when ordered. Two had the filet, and I had the rib eye. Each was perfection and very tender. The vegetables were tasty too. If there was one complaint, two of us felt the chef was a bit too heavy handed with the black pepper in the sauce. Service - outstanding. The singer was great, and we enjoyed him while dining on the patio.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely restaurant. I have
Lovely restaurant. I have always had great food here. There is a beautiful private room that can be reserved for parties.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great overall dining experience
We were greeted and seated promptly on St. Patrick's Day evening. Our waitress, Priscilla, was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent (we had the Tornados of Filet Mignon and the Lamb Loin. The wine service was perfect (uncorked, decanted, poured and glasses refilled when nearly empty). The $5 corkage fee was very reasonable. We had a romantic evening (dined over 2 hours and weren't the least bit rushed by the attentive staff). I look forward to going back.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The place was packed with happy customers. The food was, as usual, excellent. The $5 corkage is exceptional. The wonderful music of Lenny and Ray is just the right touch. We couldn't help ourselves. We got up and started dancing the night away. My wife said the next day what a wonderful evening that was. Ah, romance is in the air.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
All was great, except a bit
All was great, except a bit noisy with the music and the drinks were average. This is a great place overall.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood gem
Great hidden gem. I've driven by the place many times and was always curious, so I decided to try it. What a treat! The place is small but quaint. They have a musician who performs while you're eating so you get a dinner and a show. The food was really good. I ordered the filet mignon, and my friend ordered the mussels. The wine list was small but they had a good selection. We both ordered an Australian Malbec and it was wonderful. The atmosphere feels like a friendly neighborhood spot. It was obvious very quickly that many patrons that evening were regulars. I will definately be back and will consider this place a go to in the Tarzana area.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The waiter was very friendly
The waiter was very friendly and accomodating. The food was delicious, especially the Asian salad,sandwiches, and the scrumptious desserts. The whole experience was very pleasant.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the food!!! My friend
We loved the food!!! My friend and I shared a Caesar Salad w/shaved cheese--yummy--and THE MOST AMAZING SHORT RIB SANDWICH!!!!!--with roasted red pepper, sauteed mushrooms, carmelized onion and melted cheese--mouth-watering good! Less than one week after my first experience, I'm going back with another friend. I can't stop talking (or thinking) about this wonderful restaurant!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my second time visiting
This is my second time visiting this restaurant--within 5 days! The short-rib panini is irresistible!!!!!!!!
This is now on my list of go-to restaurants--one of my faves!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chablis is a great neighborhood
Chablis is a great neighborhood restaurant for a delicious meal in a relaxed, cozy setting. We had a Saturday evening dinner with friends and the experience was excellent for all four of us. A group of us women hosted a daytime wedding shower for 40 at Chablis and once again the food and the service were outstanding.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, comfortable ambience.
Good food, comfortable ambience. Service was friendly but leisurely. Great spot to sit, with friends and enjoy a nice evening.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our "go to" restaurant
This is our "go to" restaurant when other people or other occasions require that we go elsewhere. The prices are very reasonable and the food is consistently good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the live music on Thurs. and Friday and small the plates menu continues to delight. I am not a fan of rare tuna but the combination of Tuna, Avocado and crisps is a true delight.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has great
This restaurant has great ambience. They have small plates and regular dinner and the food pairings are really interesting and delicious. The entertainment is low volume and in keeping with the ambience and food. I have eaten here several times and each time the food was excellent.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Mother's Day Dinner
We enjoyed a lovely nite out at "Chablis" in Tarzana. The seabass was absolutely fantastic. And, as always the service was wonderful.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice meal. Look forward to dining here again.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
dine and dance
The cocktails were spot on, the dinners were excellently prepared (duck legs and short ribs) and the music of Lenny and Ray were the right touch. We couldn't help ourselves. We got up and started dancing. The next thing we knew others joined in. We closed the place down swinging and having a great time. We love this place!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful experience at Chablis
Hello. We celebrated my son's high school graduation here and it was a hit all around, not always an easy task with my family. The ambience was very pleasant, the service very friendly and attentive--not too rushed, not too slow. Plus, they had live music--which was played softly in the background and was very relaxing. Several of us had steak entrees (filet mignon and top sirloin) which were excellent. My daughter had the eggplant roulade which she loved! Desserts were terrific too--esp. the tahitian vanilla creme broulee. Although we did not take advantage of it, their corkage fee for the first bottle ($5) was quite reasonable.
It is so nice to find a great, unpretentious local restaurant. I will definitely come back.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Win,Dine, and a little night music
This restaurant has it all. The martinis were spot on. The service first rate. The food exceptional. And the music of Lenny and Rai just the right touch. You can't help wanting to get up and dance. So, we did!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a nice find!
Visited here for first time on Friday evening, our reservations were for 8pm. Ambiance is LOVELY, warm wood, exposed beam ceiling, nice duo playing background music. Place is much larger in person that it appears on website. Wine list is reasonably priced with some unique choices, and our waitress (Lauren) was well versed in wines and helped us make great selections for our tastes. Not a huge menu, but everything we had was very well prepared. Even the flatbread that was drizzled with balsamic vinegar was unusual and tasty. Will definitely be going back. Wish they were open later.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chablis had a very nice duet playing jazz and standards. The patio is very pleasant on a warm summer night
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an enjoyable experience
We very much enjoy the food and the overall ambiance of Chablis. We have a large dog that we take with us, and they are very accommodating on their lovely patio.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great live music (duo sounded
great live music (duo sounded like combo!), attentive service, diverse menu.... all four of us were delighted!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the mood
If you are not in a rush and in the mood for good food, fantastic music and a lovely, romantic evening, then I recommend Chablis. We were there last Saturday night. My wife and I ordered from the Dine LA menu. Wow! The mixed green salad was spot on. The Sea Bass and the duck breast were melt in your mouth delicious. And the music. Lenny and Rae played from the American song book great melodies that made you just want to get up and dance the night away. So, we danced the night away.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time back
This was our first time back in more than a year. The last time we were there the service was so bad we said we'd never go back. We did go back but we waited a long time. This time the service was improved although it still wasn't great. We like the varied menu choices and the food is very good. We especially like the small plates.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Valley Gem
Went there for a birthday dinner for my wife with friends about 7 PM and did not leave until 10:45Pm.
They do not rush you out Small corkage fee and you can bring your own bottle of wine of your choice. Food was very well presented.
Music was by 2 people and did not interfere with our evening.
Will of course return.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The noise level is a little
The noise level is a little loud when the music is going. Otherwise, a very nice ambience and good food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd time at Chablis and had 2 great experiences. Last weekend we invited friends that dine at the best restaurants so I was a bit nervous that Chablis wouldn't meet up to their restaurant standards.... well, it exceeded their expectations. His comment was his filet was 'by far the BEST he ever had' - I shared the swordfish special and it was cooked to perfection. Appetizers were the lobster mac and cheese (yummmm) and brie encrusted with duck confit (also yummmm) We loved the atmosphere and the live music was amazingly enjoyable. Our only complaint was the service was not the greatest but the food well made up for that
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood gem!
It's a quaint neighborhood restaurant with a good variety of California cuisine. The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. The staff does not rush you to get out and they let you have your conversation and don't interrupt (like a lot of waiters do). A nice surprise to this restaurant is they have live music! There is a gentleman who signs while you're eating which was a nice bonus! I have since gone back on a night the gentleman was not performing and although the food was still just as good, I missed not having the full experience of "dinner with a show". I would suggesting calling ahead to confirm the singer will be performing on the evening you will be visiting the restaurant. It's well worth it.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chablis has an interesting
Chablis has an interesting menu which never disappoints. The service is great! I only wish the noise level were lower. I have poor hearing and couldn't understand much of my companion's conversation
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Restaurant Has Changed
The previous time I dined at Chablis two years ago, it was almost empty on a Saturday night. WOW! What a difference. Every table was taken and the live music made a huge difference to the ambience. I will definitely return very soon.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, excellent food and calming enjoyable atmosphere. We had not been back in a long time, but will definitely return soon
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant because of the music. The four of us each chose a different entrée and agreed our choices were delicious. The musical background added so much to the evening. The service was very good and not obtrusive. We brought our own wine and the corkage fee was a mere $5.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is and continues to be our favorite restaurant. Sayid is an excellent owner who caters to his diners' needs. The food was delicious. Mushroom soup and onion soup as starters were exceptional. The short ribs are among the best anywhere and the black cod was spot on. And then there is the music of Lenny and Rai. They are talented and create an atmosphere that invites dancing.
We dance. We have stopped going to other restaurants on a Saturday night because we have been seduced by the warmth and energy of this fine restaurant. Enough said. See you Saturday.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
cuisine and service is consistently outstanding and one of only a few restaurants where a conversation can be held during dinner
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little food, music & love
On weekends, Lenny and Rai play great music from the American Song Book. They are fantastic. And the food. Wow! The beet salad was a special and it truly was. My wife loves the short ribs and when a gentleman from a neighboring table agreed, she just winked at me. My favorite is the duck legs, consistently delicious with a hint of pomegranate sauce braised perfectly without skin. My wife and I love taking our time and enjoying the food, the music and the night. And we hate wasting good music. We get up and dance.
What we notice is a room full of people who would do what we do if they were there with a romantic partner, but instead they just sit, admire and wish they had what we have: love. Thanks you Chablis!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit good & a it bad
The appetizer was very good....Brie and duck salad.
My Date had a fish dish and was pleased.
I had Veal that was chewy and the sauce was a zero---- not to be expected at a French restaurant.
Dessert was very good.
Will probably give it another try not on a weekend as I live close by.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local gem
Celebrated my wife's birthday there with the family. The food and service was great and we absolutely plan to go back. We also enjoyed the live music. The only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars was that it was a little loud ,and at times hard for the older people to hear the conversations. I think it might have been due to our table being in the center of the restaurant, and maybe one of the perimeter tables would have been quieter.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, a very pleasant
Very good food, a very pleasant experience. Will definately dine here again
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love Chablis, but...
The food is amazing, the restaurant lovely, but we have found the service to be almost painfully slow at times. You will have a great experience, just don't be in a hurry! It's quirky, but still a favorite!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT PLACE FOR WINE, FOOD AND TALK
This is a great place that you can enjoy dining. Noise lever is quite good, you can have a quiet conversation. because the atmosphere is relaxed many of the patrons do intermingle as was done with me.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM