You've got to check for yourself
Couldn't have enjoyed it more. They make you feel so welcome. A great find. Been back twice in a week.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Back patio--relaxed
Great Back patio--relaxed vibe. Attentive Staff..flavorful food.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did I really see a note on
Did I really see a note on the menu that they charge for drink refills? Beside that nitpicky point, the food, service, and ambiance were all great. Good lunch specials.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A special neighborhood gem
A wonderful special delightful restaurant in Studio City
I made the reservation online. If I had called I would have made sure that we would be seated outside. Since I made the reservation online I didn't have that choice and we were seated inside. I'm glad they allowed us to sit outside when we told them we were disappointed. Great restaurant, food and ambiance
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place has a very charming outdoor patio. The food is very good especially the hummus! There is only a tiny parking lot in the back so mostly it's street parking on Ventura Blvd.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect outdoor dinner
The ambiance is really a plus especially at night. Their garden or patio at the back is really awesome especially if you want to impress your guests, very nice if you're on a date. The appetizers are amazing, we had hummus & labneh. The fatoush salad was very good and cleanses the palate. The entrees are good but serving size is a bit small and the meat was a bit bland. The Desserts are to die for! The parking was the problem, too tight at the back and very limited.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best of LA!!
I can't say enough about this place - it continues to be one of my favorite places in Los Angeles. The hummus is the best I've ever had and I could eat their Armenian salad every day!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Summer Dining at Mantee
On the night before the summer solstice, we were looking for a place where we could truly be under the sun and then the stars. Mantee's garden was perfect. We opted for a lighter dinner of tabbouleh, Armenian salad, hummus with sausage bits and one shared plate of meat mantee dumplings. I guess that's not very light...but we skipped the meat kabobs! The salads were bright and lemony. Hummus held its own--not to blame Mantee, I'm burning out on hummus because it is everywhere now. The mantee were fantastic with a well-seasoned yogurt sauce, the highlight of the meal.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food & welcoming owner
Rafi, who owns the restaurant with his wife, does a wonderful job of greeting every guest and checking in to see that the meal is going well. He is a sweet man who prides himself in providing the best experience to every customer. His wife who decorated the interior and exterior dining area did a phenomenal job of making you feel like you are eating in someones dining room or patio. It is very shabby chic and sets a wonderful vibe. A girlfriend and I went on a Tuesday evening for dinner and the place was full. Every dish was prepared perfectly. We sat and ate, chatted, enjoyed the ambiance for four hours! This place is wonderful for a small group of friends or date night.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started with the hummus,
We started with the hummus, which was good. Then, we tried the baked feta, King's Feast and the mantee. All were among the best dishes I've had at a middle eastern restaurant (and I've eaten at many).
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect blend of ambience, flavorful food and knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thank you!!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was planning a date for my girlfriends birthday and I wanted a nice place that wasn't the usual type of food so when I found this place I was excited. The dinner was awesome and was very pleased with the whole evening definitely recommend
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good atmosphere, great friendly service. Nightime in the outside patio is best for the vibe. If you live in Studio City, check this place out. Lots of veggie options on menue.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Exceeds Expectations
The food and service always exceed our expectations. A real hidden gem. Eat in the outside patio if weather permits.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
An all-time favorite
This restaurant is one of my all-time favorites! Adorable ambiance and wonderful food. You must order the doma with yogurt sauce and the mantee traditional. The best way is to order a bunch of the appetizers to share; I've never had anything that wasn't delicious.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this family-run place -- they are lovely, and the food is phenomenal and unusual -- I've been eating Lebanese food my whole life and this place introduced to me some great dishes.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were on business in Universal City and wanted a restaurant that was not a chain. We booked Mantee on the recommendation of other Open Table diners and were very pleasantly surprised. We had a lovely patio table out back on a beautiful sunny day. Our server was wonderful and our lunch special plates were delicious and plentiful. We would definitely return on our next visit. The inside dining room looked small so be patient if the back patio is not open.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice early Saturday night dinner at 6:30. Too chilly for the patio tho they had a few heaters. Indoors really nice decor, tho will get noisy with a boisterous full house. Service out of this world - servers and bus staff always coming around, checking, helping, laughing. You didn't have just one server, you had the whole crew! Great place to share mezze appetizers. Main entrees limited but were dee-licious ( Mantee-licious! ). Special desserts were pricey but absolutely unique, could easily be shared among four people.
When most of the food were mezze plates shared among four, with two entrees shared among four, and a dessert, the final tally was amazingly low for the quality and the experience. Give it a try, go early, you'll enjoy
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM