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Spark Woodfire Grill - Studio City
Spark Woodfire Grill - Studio City

Spark Woodfire Grill - Studio City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sparkwoodfiregrill.com
  • Phone: (818) 623-8883
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday from 8:30am-2:30pm

    Lunch from 11:30am-3:00pm (Mon-Fri) and 12:00pm-4:00pm (Sat & Sun)

    Dinner 7 nights a week starting at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Laura Sladicka for catering events
  • Private Party Facilities: Private wine room seats 50 or up to 70 for a cocktail reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Laura Sladicka (818) 623-8883
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Laura Sladicka for private events laura@sparkwoodfiregrill.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Colfax
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking and valet parking available
A word from Spark Woodfire Grill - Studio City
The original Spark Woodfire Grill is located in a chic 2-story building just east of Laurel Canyon. The restaurant features a full bar and patio seating. The specialties of the chef include several types of mesquite grilled fish and prime steaks, as well as Spark's famous baby back ribs, Lasagna de Mauro, and thin crust roman style pizza. A private wine room is available for seating to the public as well as for special private events. An extensive wine list is also featured.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been coming here for years and took my parents here recently when they were in town. The waiter (I really wish I could remember his name) was great - everyone loved his recommendations. The food was good, the service just attentive enough and we made it before the dinner rush. I would definitely come back and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This small restaurant has a noise level fit for a racetrack, I was unable to hear the people next to me or across from me. The décor was great the food was average. I would suggest the fish over the chicken, As the chicken was dry, the fish moist a full of flavor, The side dishes were made with to much oil and the visual placement was preschool. Would I go back no."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Definitely one of the best restaurants in Studio City if not the best. The fish is fresh, lamb and beef delicious! Tri tip is tender and delicious. Everything is grilled over an open frame. Side like the broccolini and Brussels sprouts are heaven. So happy I found this restaurant. A real jewel!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Imagine a smallish, thin piece of fish simply grilled and overcooked with a handful of pieced of chopped mango over a large plate of rice? Now imagine that it cost you $28. For the same price I get elegant, creative, delicious, superb fish down the road at The Hungry Car. Spark does some hints reasonably, but not fish - not for these prices."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've been to Spark many times and always enjoyed it. This time, I requested an area that by some chance might be a little quieter - unbeknownst to us - they have an upstairs dining area - for private parties and regular dining. It's upstairs and not very well insulated or well accessed. We did not care for the dining experience upstairs, and it will be a while before we return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "we have always loved Spark...mainly for their excellent food and chief"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I like this restaurant. Waiting area is too crowded. Always feel like I am dodging diners and waiting diners to get through the rather tightly packed dining room. I enjoyed my lamb - but the goat cheese melt gave my lamb an "off" note every time I got a globby bite. Next time - I will request that it is left off. My dining companion couldn't stop raving about her trout - and I have to agree. Perhaps the world's best preparation. Their wedge salad is divine. I kind of love coming here. It is up with my other valley fave's - Stanley's and Bizou."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The place is really good! It was my second visit there with our friends and kids! Food is delicious, service is outstanding! That time it was a Sunday breakfast. I highly recommend this nice restaurant to you! Enjoy it!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our early evening at Spark Woodfire was a delightful surprise! We selected it because of its location to some elderly friends we were taking out for dinner. The food was delicious, the wines a cut above many restaurants. The challenge was the noise level, which made it very difficult to hear one another."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The most amazing eggplant parm I have had in ages. Great pizzas and a nice selection of foods. Something for everyone. It was a little loud for conversations."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Counting on everyone either staying home to watch the Oscars or going to a party, a small group of friends and I decided to go out to dinner. We were right. The restaurant was fairly quiet which gave us the opportunity to catch up, while eating some really good food. I'm a very picky eater, so I'm always surprised when I can walk into a restaurant and want to eat everything on the menu. I ordered the braised short rib with polenta. It was very tender and the polenta was really smooth and creamy. I must admit that I really liked my friend's smoked salmon pizza more than my entree although I was very happy with mine. The consensus of everyone at our table is to order the brussel sprouts. They are amazing."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Was looking forward to trying a new cool place with some good friends. I have to say, fairly disappointed: the food was good, not special, same for the service. Rather expensive for a mediocre expirnce. None of the six of us will be hurrying back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a very good dinner at Spark's. Our server, Kelli, was very friendly, energetic and helpful. The pepper crusted sirloin was very tasty as were the potatoes and green beans. Only complaint was the tables were close together and the noise volume was very loud in the downstairs restaurant/bar combination area. I had read there was an upstairs, but we went on a Sunday evening so maybe they only have the downstairs section open then."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went recently for dinner. The dinner was good, the service was great. The cobbler however was a big disappointment. To their credit, they did not charge us for dessert, as they saw we did not eat it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Food is fantastic....but what comes with that is service and their service is the tops! Always will be back!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "too many large tables and too much noise. the food and service are great but it was so uncomfortably loud we had coffee and dessert elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Always enjoy this restaurant! Good food and very pretty setting."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Needed a place for my Mother's 75th birthday. We had 12 people including young kids. The restaurant was great and very accommodating. The food was delicious and the service was great too. The menu was so diverse with many wonderful choices. And they had a great kids menu. Sparks is a great restaurant for any type of evening, Family, couples, celebrations, etc."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Kelli our server was very attentive wiry great personality"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Spark has the best chopped salad and pizza in the Valley."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Spark Woodfire Grill is a lovely neighborhood restaurant. Friday and Saturday nights the upstairs has white tablecloths and a dressier ambience, and weekdays and Sundays it is more casual downstairs, but still inviting with a bar and wood tables. Comfortable and with terrific food. Trout and mashed potatoes or sirloin steak are winners among other delicious dishes."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "When we arrived we were offered a table upstairs. Although the service may be a little bit slower because the kitchen doesn't seem to be right there, it was worth it. We had a table overlooking the street, which was nice, and the environment seems more quiet because there is carpet. We were very comfortable there. The food was really good: braised ribs, roasted chicken, lobster mac n cheese and arugula and fig pizza. I recommend everything, specially the lobster mac n cheese. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I found Spark on Yelp as I was looking for a place in Studio City with good food that would work for several of us that have food restrictions. We had a great time and the food was excellent. We had everything from short ribs to baby back ribs, to steak and everyone was really happy with their meal. Vanilla ice cream was the best I've ever had. Only slight drawback was it got so loud it was a bit hard for us to hear each other. Not a problem for a lively night with friends, but if you're looking for a quieter place, this might not be it."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I go to spark at least once every other week. I love their food and it's close to where I live. I highly recommend their arugula thin crust pizza."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Good food, enjoyed the BBQ pizza! A little noisy (it was lunch time). Good service."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Reservations at this restaurant do not seem to hold too well. They are never prepared for you when you arrive. there is always a wait. Other than that everything is great."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had for different dinners for each of us. All were pleased with the selections that were made."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Love coming to Spark Woodfire Grill. The food is consistently good and the service is terrific. The arugula & prosciutto pizza was amazing - such a crispy crust. Can't wait to go back here!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went with another couple and we had a great time. The food was fresh, warm and well prepared. Service is always personal friendly and helpful. Never disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Discover this place a while back and it never disappoints. The food is excellent and the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening with the girlfriend."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I used to go to the first Sparks, on Pico, for lunch, dinner, and attended several Academy Awards parties there. Years ago I was a regular at Alto Palato, and hosted several functions there, so knew Sparks' pedigree of food, ambiance, and service. Studio City is obviously different management, but does not disappoint. A wonderful neighborhood casual, comfy, trattoria-style atmosphere. Terrifice bar and waiter staff...attentive friendly, and efficient. Delicious food, including great wood-fired pizzas, some interesting dishes, and of course the signature tribute to the late creator of Rex il Ristorante and Alto Palato, Mauro's Lasagna...indulgently excellent! I love this place! (One needed in Calabasas so I can enjoy Sparks regularly)"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Amazing dinner! I hadn't been to spark for almost a year, but was thrilled that the food was as good as ever! The pizza with prosciutto is light with a perfect crust and the chicken Milanese is divine"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. It's consistently excellent. Though parking in the neighborhood can be a challenge, they do offer valet parking. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "The varied menu has something for even our pickiest friends. We've tasted a range of dishes and find them all to be excellent."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "AS always we had a great dinner with pleasant, accurate and very attentive service. Food is consistently good. The only hitch was the large party next to us of perhaps14 adults and kids. The kids, for the entire time we sat there were running back and forth from their table to the bar and back. The parents never said a word until our waiter mentioned something to them. They kept running around anyway and made for a less than perfect dining experience. Our waiter was very nice and gave us dessert but the annoyance of the running and noise detracted from an otherwise nice time."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Lovely dinner, excellent food. Great evening. Thank you Spark! We try to always eat at Spark Wood fire Grill when in the area."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "the blood orange martini was the best martini i ever had. the steel head was exceptional."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had dinner upstairs. Our server was friendly and the ambience was nice however I wouldn't go back because the food was only luke warm when it came out. For the price of the meal I shouldn't have to worry about that. I wouldn't recommend."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We have eaten here in the past, but not in the last couple of years. The prices are sky high now. The food quality not as we remembered it and now is cooked with a heavy garlic hand. I had egg plant parmigian, which was heavy, and oily and too rich to eat more than a third of it. Dining partner had short ribs, which he described as tasty, but too much wine in the sauce. We dined early knowing how loud Spark can be, and that did moderate the sound significantly, except for the two people at the bar who by their second drink could be heard across the restaurant. We will not be returning any time soon"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We were given both requests; window table and they remembered birthday candle on a dessert. Very nice waiter also."
    Dined on 11/6/2013