I have to say that our reservationsI have to say that our reservations were held, kept and served promptly accordingly. Our waitress was a super delight, too bad I didn't get her name, but the best. Overall it was a great Mother's Day event and experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDining and Dancing Old SchoolYou sit in one of those wonderful red booths and have a martini.....order some dinner and a great bottle of wine (or two), the music starts and you cant help but want to get up and dance! Friday is great soul music and classic R&B and Saturdays it's Caribbean music with classics from Bob Marley to Harry Belafonte. You crave old school "dining and dancing" this is it! The Smokehouse is an icon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA legendThis legend has consistently excellent food and service in a setting that is a throwback to the 1950s.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Visit was Exceptional!Maybe it was the holiday but the uncrowded atmosphere allowed
our group easy access into, during and after our lovely Cinco De Mayo Brunch.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FUN!Terrific entertainment, I totally enjoyed the entertainment. The staff was very accommodating to my wants. The customers are all very happy and enjoying themselves which makes for a festive atmosphere. We couldn't help but have a great time.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, Garlic BreadExcellent food, Garlic Bread , Service and Entertainment (Jimmy Love and his band)5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, dining at The SmokehouseAs always, dining at The Smokehouse is delightful. I was there recently with a client for lunch. The service was attentive, the food was delicious and presented beautifully. Looking forward to my next visit.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at The Smokehouse. We really loved it and will definitely be back! Even if it's just for their famous garlic bread!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOld school charmThis place is old school fun. From the red leather banquets to the waiters that all seem to be original to the entertainer singing along to the synthesizer keyboard, it was all great. The food was generous and good. Exactly what one should love about a steakhouse. Oh and the 'deep dish' martinis come with a sidecar on ice so it is like 2 for one with high quality liquor.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThey have a very nice brunchThey have a very nice brunch selection. I just wish they would offer it on Saturdays too instead of just Sundays. They have very attentive staff and service is outstanding. Famous for their garlic bread and carving station of meats is great.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOld Reliable Smokehouse!Going to The Smokehouse with a group of 8 is terrific on Sundays when the restaurant isn't so crowded and you get paid lots of personal attention. Best steak: Porterhouse! The bar gives very generous pours, so you'll need a designated driver. The cheese bread is murder -- we went through 2 baskets full. The place has been a staple in SoCal for 66 years. It's barely changed, and bless them for that! In our everchanging world, we hope to always depend on The Smokehouse.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful NightTHANK YOU SMOKEHOUSE! I placed a reservation online, indicated in the special notes that I would like one of their best tables as this is for our anniversary. They gave use a nice little table in the corner, right by the fire place away from other tables. At the end of the night, our waiter surprised us with a cake and candle on top. It was so nice and special. Food was EXCELLENT. Bread was amazing, as always. My boyfriend's steak wasn't cooked right the first time - he ordered medium rare, and he got a well done steak. The second time around it was still wasn't prepared right, but he accepted it and he enjoyed it anyway. Overall, it was a great dinning experience. Loved our waiter too :)4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUnless I missed the Obvious....!"It pays to advertise!" When a restaurant offers something as special as aSpecial Sunday Brunch inclusive of the great selection this restaurant does, why don't theyadvertise it?4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Blues Box!!Okay , take the route 549 Encino Shuttle to Warner Blvd.!! The Smokehouse is the Lovely lit small restaurant just east of Warner Bros. Studios. Order a drink and a appetizer and enjoy the powerful blues entertainment , dancing and laughter!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSmokehouse still good!Consistently good. Still love the garlic cheese bread. Nice portion sizes on the Prime Rib. Tournados of Beef excellent. Clam chowder soup tasty but not as "special" as I remember from the past. If you go before 6, I believe, you get 25% off your entree.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe great family brunch spotThe great family brunch spot in LA! I saw many, many tables with three generations enjoying themselves, brunch and their families!
And the OpenTable reservation worked like a charm - our table was ready - we were expected and well taken care of.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant was recommendedRestaurant was recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed. The service was great as was the atmosphere. Meal was excellently prepared. Great appetizer and dessert selection. The restaurant has been there since 1946 and has the old world Hollywood atmosphere and decor.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBad tables and boothsThe table we were given at first was completely unacceptable. In fact, this table should be totally redone to make it right. It was in a booth and was too big for the booth. We could not fit between the table and he chair back. In addition the table was tilted badly. I was afraid that glasses might slide off onto the floor. I was astonished that the Smoke House would have such a table. It suggests that they don't really care for their guests. After complaining, we were given a table that was large enough and level enough for us to use.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA valley classic. We tookA valley classic. We took a friend from out of town there saying that we might see George Clooney there, since he named his production company "Smokehouse Productions". I told her he was likely there, but in character for a new part and we didn't notice him.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the SmokehouseGood food and great bar. Hasn't lost its ambiance.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been going to the SmokeI have been going to the Smoke House for decades. Even though it has changed owners the food is still excellent. There was a brief change in the prime-rib,but that was quickly changed once the word got out. Do change the the furniture! You have lots of old clientele that have going their for decades. Lots of old money if you know what I mean.
John Kroells3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic brunch -- don't ever changeMy family has been coming to this place for years. There was a stretch in the 1990s when we were there for brunch a couple of times a month. In my estimation, very little has changed in that time -- which is just the way I like it. The big change this last time was the location of the buffet, which had been moved from the center dining room to the smaller, adjacent room. That crowded things a bit, but it was Easter. The buffet is good. I generally make three passes. Round one is the standard breakfast, with Eggs Benedict, bacon, and maybe some hash browns or vegetables. Round two is Roast Beef. Round three is pasta, which is made to order. (Don't skimp on the garlic.) Your mileage may vary, but that's OK because your choices are so varied.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family has been going toMy family has been going to this restaurant for over 48 years. Always have an enjoyable meal. Love this place!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMToluca Lake Classic...Toluca Lake classic The Smokehouse is always superb on every level...dining on Thursday enjoyed on 50% off complete Wine List Day a superb choice with Rib Appetizer, lovely way to start of wonderful dining experience...server Yvonne guided us through an evening of bacon wrapped Filet Mignon cooked to perfection, other main entree Trio of fish was outstanding, grand finale super-light Boston Cream Pie to die for...who could ask for anything more? The old world atmosphere is the perfect backdrop to a dining experience to remember, way to go Smokehouse!!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMmalibucandis's reviewI gave a huge review on YELP.... I do love this place!!!! I frequent often!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCheese bread and all the foodCheese bread and all the food like the old guard dinner house!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual everything was greatAs usual everything was great at the Smokehouse. We have been going there for years and will continue to do so.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a group that was partHad a group that was part of a studio audience at Warner Brothers. It was an easy walk accross the street after the show. Food was good, service excellent and prices were reasonable.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe very best Garlic BreadThe very best Garlic Bread in the World! As a child, our family had dinner at The Smokehouse every Sunday. After more than 50 years, it continues to remain consistently good...just as I remember it.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had lunch here, and I canI had lunch here, and I can recommend the Monte Cristo sandwich, which was excellent. I also have eaten dinner here on various occasions, and the food has been very good and in large portions. Very good service by experienced waiters. A long time favorite of many in the area.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMWe make a yearly ChristmasWe make a yearly Christmas trip to the Smokehouse. The food and service were great, and we love the Christmas decorations. They are famous for their garlic cheese bread, and rightly so, because it's the best!12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM