Overall, I had a good experience
Overall, I had a good experience here with good food, atmosphere and service. Especially enjoyed the lasagna di mauro and 17 spice roasted chicken. Only downside is the limited street parking. Valet parking was $3.50.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
we've been a big fan of the Grill for a long time. We love everything about it,,,,,especially the wonderful food that is always great!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love them. Have been going
Love them. Have been going there for years!! They always so wonderfully friendly. Great food , wine and ZERO, nada, zilch attitude. How can this be LA?!
We are very lucky to have found them so many years ago. Also, I should add that because its been around for a while, does not mean it's dusty. The menu changes, but the favorites are always there.
Do make a reservation, though!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Menu and good food,
Great Menu and good food, but very noisy. Service was excellent to start, but then as we finished dinner and waited to see dessert menu, time began marching on, but our waiter was too busy to attend to us. We wanted dessert and waited quite a while to order and then receive it. Otherwise, a very good place.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as usual
Great food as usual...service amazing especially how they handled a miscommunication with my fish order. No problem! Thanks for the professional way it was handled.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing steaks and salads.
Amazing steaks and salads. Butternut squash soup delicious but bowl portion is extremely small.
4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I usually like the food here
I usually like the food here but the Braised Short Ribs was one of THE saltiest dishes I've ever eaten at a restaurant. I could only eat a few bites. It was disappointing.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasantly surprised. Excellent
Pleasantly surprised. Excellent food, service and ambience. Took awhile to get here, now wish it was around the corner.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellent meal,
We had an excellent meal, all the dishes were well-prepared. We requested a table upstairs as it is much quieter and more private up there. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. The service was also very good and everyone was very friendly. The wine list offers a lot of variety and is fairly priced, as is the food. Definitely will come back to enjoy another great meal!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a party of six on Saturday
We had a party of six on Saturday and, when I arrived (20 minutes early!), our table was already set and ready. We were at a back table in the room so that we wouldn't disburb anyone, which was wonderful. I cannot remember the young man's name who was our server, but he was AMAZING!! We had multiple "customized" orders, and every one of them was met with a smile and a "no problem!" When the food was served, it was absolutely perfect and absolutely delicious. The young men running the valet stand were also quick and courteous. Things could not have been better, and we all look forward to going back again really soon!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Spark many times for lunch and the food is always consistently good. The inside dining room gets pretty noisy at lunch time, but the tables are spacious and the food is delicious. They were out of sparkling water and their express machine was broken (?!?) but we made do with club soda and regular brewed coffee.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spark is a small restaurant,
Spark is a small restaurant, reservations a must! Good variety in the menu and all of the dishes prepared well. Decent beer list and a very nice cocktail menu.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Post-theatre early dining
We were looking for new, interesting early (5:30) dining spot. Liked the website, description and the menu items ALL sounded great. We enjoyed the food very much - 17 Spice Roast Chicken/Pinot Noir and Pepper Crusted Top Sirloin/Malbec. Our waiter was very nice/knowledgable, and balanced appropriate level of attentiveness with allowing us our space. The decor of the room lends itself to being quite noisy (all hard surfaces). When the room filled up, the noise level was too high for our taste. Also, the people seated at the table next to us after we arrived included four young, lively little girls. We had asked for a quiet table, but the room just isn't set up for that. If you are prepared for some lively noise going in, a great spot!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A family dinner of four. Waiting for the fourth (me) the rest of the (adult) family sat at the small bar. Someone went upstairs to get a special "cab" which was enjoyed by all. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful
Food is delicious and well prepared. I had trout (huge portion which I took home half) steamed spinach w garlic, son had ribs which literally fell off the bone and (I sampled it ) was delicious. Tri tip was reported as very good, and
So was the daughters salmon. Sides are excellent too. Try the grapefruit and vodka cocktail. Delicious.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed mostly the quite
I enjoyed mostly the quite atmosphere throughout the night as we were able to speak and listen to each other without raising our voices. Service was very good without interrupting too much. The food was good and the wine selection acceptable. I had a relaxing and enjoyable evening with my wife and our friend.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been coming here for about 3 years, and I've never had an experience less than impeccable. I took my mom last week for her birthday- she loved it. Great food, great wine, amazing service (all with a smile), I love this place!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My partner loves the food at Spark Woodfire Grill, and had introduced me to the restaurant. To my opinion, there is no other way to classify it except for saying that the food and ambiance were magnficient each time. From appetizers to the chocolate hazelnut brazilia (an absolutely delicious dessert), we continue to enjoy the food splendors of Sparkwood.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat!
This restaurant has excellent foor with a great selection for everyone. My children enjoy the pasta dishes, made to order, and the fish. Their selection is wide ranging. The wine list and full bar is great for dinner and celebrations!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fave haunt!
I've have celebrated many a special occasion as well as just a quiet dinner or brunch and am never disappointed. Food is excellent. Great wine list. Superior service. Reasonable valet parking.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant: Food
I love this restaurant: Food is creative and consistent and service is attentive and timely.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Reliable Favorite for Lunch
I've only ever been to Spark for lunch so I can only speak to that experience but I can say I've never had anything less than an ideal experience there. The menu has enough range and variety to please a multitude of tastes and it's a classy place without being pompous or overly pricey. I did note the inside volume was a little distracting on this visit, but we moved to a table outside and that solved that. A great place for a business lunch or casual gathering.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice lunch menu
Spark is my go-to restaurant when I'm tired of chain restaurants. The lunch menu is particularly good. I actually prefer it to the dinner menu. Food is always fresh and service is pretty good.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
We have been going to Spark for many years. We live in Woodland Hills, so whenever we are heading to the Hollywood Bowl we stop here for dinner first. I have also had friends birthday dinners here and met friends for just a casual yet wonderful dinner.
The short ribs and the Goat cheese/fig pizza are among my favorites, and don't miss the sautéed brussel sprouts with bacon!
A yummy, comfortable spot on Ventura which we will go back to over and over....
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Salad and Pizza
I love the chopped green salad with the polenta croutons. The pizza is the best in the Valley. I wish that Spark would put the mushroom pizza back on the menu. My second favorite is the fig and goat cheese.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and friendly service
The food was outstanding at Spark grill. The staff was also very friendly. I would recommend that you try this place if you are in the area.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meals had by all! Butternut
Great meals had by all! Butternut Soup, Trip Tip, Petit Filet and Sonoma Chicken. All were delicious. Can't wait to go again.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at Spark and it continued to impress. Everything I ate was great (lamb chops, ribollita soup) but for me, the standout continues to be their brussel sprouts side dish, which features pistachios and bacon. It is insane! I got it with my entree and we also ordered another side of it for the two of us to share. Lovely night last night to sit outdoors and enjoy great food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant! Enjoyed my food, got the fig and goat chese pizza and wished I could finish it. A quaint little place with good food andnice decor. Enjoyed seeing into the kitchen too. Would go back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it as always
Food and service was excellent! Two of us had the halibut and I had the lamb. Everything was wonderful. We started with the calamari and the artichokes appetizers. Loved the olive spread and bread starter too. Still thinking about the blue cheese and mashed potatos... We had a wonderful business dinner with our deal friend Kathy. The waiter seemed to know when to let us just sit and talk and when to come by. My two dinner companions ordered off the wine list and enjoyed their choice. I think Spark is a great choice and everyone that I have invitied to dine there has always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I think the last time I was there was for brunch and it was equally as enjoyable. My guest liked the wine bar.
8/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
No birthday celebration
Though it was my sons birthday, there was no free dessert. Service was VERY slow.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
NEVER fails me
Been coming here since 2002/3ish .. ALWAYS beyond satisfied w/ the FOOD..SERVICE.. restaurant itself..
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food. Slow Service
Nice atmosphere and good selection on the menu. We went on an unusually slow night, but it took forever to get our meals. Aside from that a good place.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to Open Table we were able to avoid traffic back from the valley to LA. Honestly, we were just looking to spend a little time on Ventura Blvd, get fed and head out. Instead we had a waiter who made the stop over delightful, a dinner that made us swoon with every bite and reason to linger just a little longer. All in all, we where so pleased with the experience that we've placed Spark Woodfire Grill on our return with friends list!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for groups because they have delicious pizza....good for sharing.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great drinks. Great pace for the meal. Our waiter was good and the prices were reasomable. Thos is a nice location for us as it is walking distance to our house.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This small neighborhood restaurant
This small neighborhood restaurant offers good food, reasonable prices and an upscale ambiance. The service was excellent.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved that ribeye
Spark is one of our favorites; they know how to do meat
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
great find in Studio City
I wanted to try a new place for my birthday and was very happy with the experience. The atmosphere is nice albeit casual, and a tiny bit noisy, but the food and service are very good. They gave me a complimentary dessert when they learned it was my birthday. Also happily there was a special on very excellent wines offered at half price ! Our selection was terrific. All in all, a very satisfying evening.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service excellent....noise level would PREVENT me from returning unless I was alone. Can not have a conversation easily.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the run
Told the front my timeline and all were on the ball without feeling rushed to get to the theater. Was cold inside and they promptly adjusted with all customers in mind. Great menu and specials. Worth every cent!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place to go for tasty
Good place to go for tasty food and drinks. Ahi tuna was delicious. Our server was helpful and attentive.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The servers are all really nice, attentive, knowledgeable, and willing to go the "extra yard" to help with food orders and explanations. Love the coziness of the upstairs dining room. The host downstairs is always welcoming and friendly and we have always been seated promptly at our reservation time. Our new favorite place for a nice dinner with each other and with a group of friends.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
like everything about this
like everything about this restaurant except for the fact that they did not have our reservation. even with our confirmation they couldn't find it. however they did have a table for us within minutes.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trendy yet homie feeling
Fantastic, energetic place for great food, drinks, and conversation with great friends.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great service.
Good food and great service. Very noisy restaurant. Go early to avoid the crowds.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were given both requests;
We were given both requests; window table and they remembered birthday candle on a dessert. Very nice waiter also.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
the blood orange martini was
the blood orange martini was the best martini i ever had. the steel head was exceptional.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely dinner, excellent food.
Lovely dinner, excellent food. Great evening. Thank you Spark!
We try to always eat at Spark Wood fire Grill when in the area.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM