Great garden setting, okay food
Lovely pool and garden setting hidden away just south of UCLA. Really enjoyed the ambience. Too bad the lunch menu is rather limited but the food was fine. Waiter was polite & friendly, but do not like when they refuse to write anything down when taking orders for 5 people and of course get it wrong. Are they forbidden to use paper and pencil? Will be back for the atmosphere.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Backyard is a very pleasant
The Backyard is a very pleasant spot for lunch. Only criticism: the menu is rather limited.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Go see Natalie and hope she
Go see Natalie and hope she waits on you! This place is a hidden gem among LA's restaurant scene. the food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We are foodies and the egg in a whole (over greens) was AMAZING!!!! We will be back as Natalie's Bloody Marys make you want to come back for more! Well done W!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect oasis and a refuge
Perfect oasis and a refuge from the whirl of Westwood. Perfect small plates, wine list, casual choices, engaging conversation, in an unhurried setting.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mom was impressed
We were trying to find something out of the norm for Mother's day and we found success. Mom enjoyed herself. The food was great. We really loved the whole atmosphere.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is definitely one of the more grown-up and chic scenes in Westwood. The dishes I had were a bit salty, but nothing a beer or happy hour cocktail couldn't straighten out.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great birthday lunch and the menu selection was diverse. Service was excellent by all. Nice outdoor vibe.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Take a vacation for lunch
Beautiful outdoor setting by the pool. If you're doing a business lunch in Westwood, why not feel like you're on vacation at a chic resort?
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm reluctant to encourage . . .
I'm reluctant to encourage people to eat here, because it is such a gem, with limited seating. The seatting is idyllic; it's hard to believe you're in bustling LA when you're up there. Just magical!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I felt like I was on vacation. Waterfall, palm trees, lovely outdoor breeze. A great place for fabulous drinks, delicious food and friendly relaxed service. I will be back again this weekend!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
super wait staff and ambiance
the food was "ok"... pricing was a little high, but expected for the area. Friendly, prompt wait staff....
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant suroundings. Arrived early and had a couple handcraftd drinks that were very nice. Menu suited various tastes. Memorable. Would definitely return
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the backyard
This was our third time at The Backyard and it's always good. We love the atmosphere and food.
Our most recent visit on Saturday evening was the best service yet!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
When the weather is nice,
When the weather is nice, there's no better place to have breakfast, lunch or brunch in Westwood. Informal, yet elegant; the food is tasty and not too expensive. Do try their specialty cocktails.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM