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The Smokehouse
The Smokehouse

The Smokehouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.smokehouse1946.com
  • Email: info@smokehouse1946.com
  • Phone: (818) 845-3731
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Javier Solis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barham
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We also provide Valet parking.
A word from The Smokehouse
Are you looking for a casual, family-style restaurant with a friendly star-studded atmosphere? Look no further than SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT. While you're here, you can enjoy dining at its best, as well as being treated like a star. You will love our American and Continental Cuisine that includes prime rib, aged steaks, rack of lamb, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood, daily chef specials and many more. We also offer an award winning Sunday brunch that includes a carving station, fresh seafood and salad station, dessert station, pasta station and much more.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were in town for a girls getaway and to attend the Ellen show. I haven't been to the Smokehouse for many years( we used to go for date night 30 years ago) and decided to have lunch there. It was just as I remembered and every bit a good. The food and service was excellent! I will be returning for a fabulous meal when I am in town."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "An enjoyable Sunday afternoon at the Smoke House Brunch....Always tasty."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great garlic bread and the food was ok although a little old school. Service was very good. Booths are on the small side. We were a party of four and asked to be moved to another table to get some elbow room. We were very well accommodated."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "What a shame to have witnessed the death of a legend. The Smoke House used to be a classy restaurant. Now it seems like a Sizzler with a good zip code. Shorts and sandals seemed to be the prevalent attire, tables on top of tables, patrons without the common sense to take their screaming babies outside and management without the common sense to say something to them, slow service, adequate food and ridiculously expensive valet parking. Even the garlic cheese bread isn't what it used to be.What a disappointment!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The prime rib is always excellent. One of the best in town. Haven't tried anything else, don't have to."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Best garlic bread. The portions are generous and everything taste great and meat is cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Come here whenever we're in town. Chateaubriand for two and garlic bread! Can't beat it!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My family was in the cattle business for over four generations. My father hand selected the cut of every steak that came across our family table. You never needed anything on it, it was too good for steak sauce! Ever since my father passed away, I find I barely eat steak, especially at restaurants, because nothing ever compares. However, on our first visit to The Steakhouse I decided to order the porterhouse. I am so glad I did, because as soon as I took the first bite... I was back home. I can't wait to take my family there when they come to visit. Dad would have LOVED this place, especially their steaks!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Steak and dessert yummy, sides okay, but the garlic bread is as stellar as it always has been since I first found you in 1986!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Adoption Day, Mother's or Father's Days, birthdays, and memorials after funerals, our famy always gathers here."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Hadn't been here for years but was so much of what we remembered. Our Open Table reservation rewarded us with an exuberant welcome from the host followed by prompt seating at a comfortable booth. The garlic bread was exactly as we recalled from years ago; very nice when certain things do not change over time. Soup and salads were healthy portions and nicely prepared. Fresh fish, steak and stroganoff were all nicely prepared and presented; sumptuous and delicious. The waitress added a side vegetable for one of the meals; nicely done. We'll be back much sooner this time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We visited the Smokehouse after 27 years away from the neighborhood. It brought back fun memories and we had a great time. The food was good, service was great, and it still looked like "the good old days.""
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The SmokeHouse is a classic "throwback" Steakhouse. Our table ordered Ribeye, Lamb Rack, Chicken Piccata, and Pork Ribs. All dishes were well prepared and served timely. I will definitely go back for another dinner and recommend others to do the same."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The Smokehouse has the best food that I have ever had! The steak is fabulous! In, fact, everything is fabulous."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "She had the most wonderful time with family and the Sunday brunch offered by the Smoke House."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The Smokehouse is a dining institution. It is a traditional steak house restaurant from the olden days when patrons drank hard liquor drinks before ordering huge steaks and butter-laden bake potatoes. Service is efficient and the food is edible. Wine list is standard fare with a few notable exceptions. No need to dress-up for this crowd. A good destination for tourists who visit the nearby television/movie studios. Thursday night you get 50% off any wine bottle and a filet mignon dinner is $19.95 although dessert is not included. And that's fine with me. It's worth dining there at least once in your life."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This long, firmly established restaurant has never disappointed us. We started coming here as kids with our parents when we lived in the area. We now travel well over an hour's drive to have our birthdays and anniversary dinners here. Food is always very good and sometimes outstanding. Their garlic bread is renown. Service is great. Reservations are taken. Old fashioned ambiance."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The best thing at the Smoke House is their fabulous garlic bread - a must have! I had the Prime Rib w/Baked Potatoe. I found the meat lacking flavor which has happened before. I found the service to be prompt but the waiters did not seem to know much about the menu. But in their credit they did go ask the chef. They just seemed not up to speed on what they were serviing or how things were prepared. We got our food immediately. In fact it was only about 5 mins after we ordered. That can be good and bad. We did not even have time to enjoy our drinks before our meal. This is a special place for my sister in law so I will go back. I will just re-evaluate what I order. I do find their prices are high for what you get."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had great time, the waiter came by enough so as not to feel crowded & rushed but enough so as not to feel forgotten. When the music started, it was fun naming that song, & remember ing what we're doing when the song came on. The bathroom Was clean , the booth needed to be repaired, but it was clean not sticky. The food was to died for."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been going to the Smokehouse for years. The food is always outstanding as is the service. I especially love when they have sand dabs on the menu, my absolute fave! Of course, they have the BEST garlic bread in the world!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Everyone must experience the Smokehouse. It is a classic. Buffet is fabulous... I love the seafood. Crab legs are to die for. Breakfast, lunch and dinner all in one stop. A great way to spend a lazy afternoon."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We got the best table in the restaurant! We arrived before the usual dinner crowd and were seated in a corner by the fireplace. The nearby wall was covered with cork, making this spot quiet enough for us to hear each other and enjoy a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food was great and service was even better. Love places where the staff - from the valet to the server is super friendly."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great service, great food and an early bird menu!! World's best garlic cheese bread!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had dinner here with my husband. Did not know that there was a valet so that was a shock when I pulled up. I usually finish primping in the car before I enter a place so I had to rush through final touches at the valet entry. Our waitress was excellent. The waiters/busboys were stone-faced and short on words. The garlic cheese read, French onion soup, and prime rib were delicious. I highly recommend them. I also recommend saving room for dessert. They bring around a dessert tray if which you can choose from."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "As always, the garlic bread continues to be a highlight! I ate 2 appetizers for dinner (artichoke & shrimp cocktail) both were fabulous. My husband had the shrimp in white wine sauce and enjoyed it. Thought the Boston Cream Pie was rather tasteless.."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The Smokehouse has been an institution since 1946. The decor, the paneled walls and the wonderful red banquets all serve to create an old Hollywood atmosphere that is hard to find today. None of that would matter if the food wasn’t good. Luckily, the food is fantastic and has been consistently the 40 or so years I’ve gone there. This isn’t the place to go on a diet (though they do have things that will fit that bill). This is the place to go for a Filet Mignon that is tender as a mother’s tear. It is the place to go for, hands down, the best blue cheese dressing in Los Angeles. The staff are professionals and it shows. They care that you have a great time and do everything they can to make sure you do."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "This was first time here; maybe last....They sat us in a booth which they KNEW was wet from leaking from ceiling...after I dripped on I asked to be re-seated; they sat us 2 booths down in an area that was still leaking from the ceiling; not on us this time.....took awhile to get food one ordered; ordered steak medium well...it comes out burnt...at this point I said screw it...carved off burned part ate and left...oh...and on the way out...there were 2 other places that were leaking water....."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "One of the best features of the Smokehouse is it's 1940's atmosphere which is pretty much unchanged from when it opened in 1946. The dark wood paneling and the red upholstery in the booths are great -- it makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. I had my usual faire -- their great garlic bread and a bowl of their delicious New England clam chowder. My wife had a chicken Caesar salad -- her only complaint was that the chicken was cold. The one complaint I have was the service. Our waiter acted like he was totally uninterested in especially after two of the three of us only ordered the clam chowder. I guess he figured that with a small bill he would get a small tip and didn't want to waste his time with our table."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "One of my favorite "old school" steakhouses in the area. So much history... Great garlic breads and prime ribs."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Although it is interesting to dine in a place that has been there since 1946, the waiters are rude, the service was horrible, my husband had to go get his own coffee after waiting for 20 minutes and asking multiple times for a refill. Additionally, my husband and I arrived in seperate cars, and my husband paid the valet fee for my car as well, by the time I got up to exit in my own vehicle, the valet claimed my husband never paid, was extremly RUDE, and charged me a 2nd time. This place is awful, would not recommend it for ANY reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "All my friends enjoyed there first time at the Smokehouse"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We went to Smoke House to celebrate a birthday. Smoke House is old but that is part of the charm. Food was excellent and service was great. The Cheese Bread is outstanding and what we have come to know Smoke House for."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for at least 40 years. I love it. The only thing I don't like about going on a Sunday is you don't have a choice between buffet or a menu. I really wanted to order from their menu and it is not offered until 5:30 PM on Sundays. Other than that it is perfect for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "In 10 years dining here, it's become one of my favorite LA spots but Sunday night didn't measure up to my previous visits. By brother and family were visiting LA for the first time so I made a reservation to give them a taste of old Hollywood. Of our three steaks, two were just mediocre (not a lot of flavor) and my sister-in law had to send her's back when her medium-rare filet came out medium-well, then on her second attempt it was so tough she could hardly cut it so she sent that back as well. Embarrassed at sending two steaks back, she just shared her husbands. They offered her a glass of wine on the house, but the waiter forgot to remove her steak from the bill! I hope this was an anomaly. I'd be so sad if the place is going downhill."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Just across from famed Gate 2 of Warner Brothers Studios, Smokehouse is a class, traditional restaurant. Lots of beef choices on the menus. Love the red leather booths. The bar scene looks cozy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Dined here on January 1st. Server was gone almost our entire meal. Overcooked prime rib, could not get drink refills. No manager to be seen..."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The food was really good, but the live music in the bar even better. I wish the dance floor was larger."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love visiting this landmark eatery in Toluca Lake. It reminds me of old Hollywood since many of the area residents were movie stars and this was their place. The decor has not changed in decades...which I like. The food is exceptional and I appreciate the Monday night prime rib special. The restaurant is also famous for its garlic cheese bread."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This is certainly a classic spot in the center of the film studio ambiance. Great food and drinks."
    Dined on 2/17/2014