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Warren’s Blackboard
Warren’s Blackboard

Warren’s Blackboard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.warrensblackboard.com
  • Phone: (818) 255-7290
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: Daily: 6:00 am - 11:00 am (6:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday);

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;

    Dinner: Daily: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (5:30 pm - 11:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday);
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Warren Schwartz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private dining and event space available. Please contact our catering department at 818.255.7491
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private dining and event space available. Please contact our catering department at 818.255.7491

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ventura Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available in the evening starting at 5:30pm and is located in front of the restaurant. Self-parking is complimentary with validation for 3 hours with purchase of meal.
A word from Warren’s Blackboard
Headed by Chef Warren Schwartz, Warren’s Blackboard is a food and drink workshop featuring menus that are community-focused, influenced by LA’s food culture. Warren’s Blackboard serves as Chef Warren’s “blackboard” to concept the restaurant’s all-new dining venue, The Front Yard, opening Summer 2014. This social dining experience is anything but a transaction—it’s about food that is fresh, sustainable, shareable and true to the valley.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We just love this place....food is excellent...service is spot on and friendly....watermelon cooler drink is so refreshing!!! it's my new go to place!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I've been wanting to try Warren's Blackboard for a while. We went for brunch and were very pleased. Great service - very friendly & attentive, and the food was excellent. We definitely plan to return."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Warren's Blackboard was a wonderful discovery in the San Fernando Valley ... food was terrific, portions were generous without being gluttonous and the service was cordial and attentive without being overbearing. Comfortable, contemporary dining room and a full bar (always a plus). Very reasonably priced (cocktails, appetizers, mains and desserts for 2 + $100)"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Delicious and a true hidden gem! I can't tell you how were looking fwd to the fall!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I recently had lunch at Warren's Blackboard. I really enjoyed myself. I plan on going back soon!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Warren's always a great place to go for dinner or drinks. Warren is very imaginative and cooks with yummy ingredients. I've never had a bad meal and I especially enjoyed the homemade pasta with short ribs I had this time. Also the smoky flavor on the broccolini turned an average vegetable into something very special. Even the cobbler was something different in that he added marzipan to it. mmmm. I recommend this place to all my friends. It's really nice to have lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and have watched this restaurant go from a coffee shop to this delicious place I can go and have a lovey time and have delicious food. Oh, and have the burger on one of your trips. It's a must."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Fantastic appetizers and cocktails! Dinner was good."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I have dined here at dinner and enjoyed it a lot…especially squash blossoms, ahi poke and the short rib pasta…but wanted to take a client there for lunch and it was just ok. I had fish tacos and the other person had the crab sandwich. But were fine but nothing special. I wish they had more of the dinner selections to choose for lunch. Not sure if I would go again for lunch."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My fourth time to Warren's and once again they did not disappoint. Met a pal there while our wives were at a "going away" party. Excellent martinis. Shared all the dishes since you want to taste everything. Started with the kale caesar, fried squash blossoms and the lamb pastrami crustini. All were excellent. Pan roasted New York steak was cooked to perfection and the meat was wonderfully tender. The pork chop (a favorite) was moist and flavorful. Friendly service; attentive without being intrusive. Warren's Blackboard continues to deliver a great product."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Warren's Blackboard, which is soon to be changing names… is one of those neighborhood spots you're thrilled to share with all your friends. The food is really good, I mean, really good, and the menu is quite varied with options for everyone, including your vegan pals. You'll find yourself saying, "This place is part of a hotel?" Treat yourself to a bacon and mushroom popover and you'll understand what I'm talking about."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "A nice new find.....delicious lunch salads, can't wait to go back for dinner "blackboard specials" they looked amazing."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had the popover to start. I had the chicken and my boyfriend had the burger. All were delicious. We finished off with the peach & blueberry cobbler. It was good. I'm curious to check out their breakfast offerings."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great find! Thank you for participating in DineLA so we could learn of your great restaurant. Will definitely recommend. Every dish was delicious and the food was fresh and healthy. Excellent wait staff too."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The menu is creative, the food is good quality and the staff is very friendly. My only complaint is that the bread's crust was hard indicating the bread was overbaked. I highly recommend this restaurant for foodies."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One of the best patio's in the Valley. Innovative menu"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Don't want anyone to find out about the best restaurant in all of a Studio City!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went here for Dine LA Week and it was excellent. Can't wait to go back and explore the full menu, especially for brunch."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Went for their DineLA lunch menu. Staff was friendly and waiter was very good. However, we waited 20+ minutes for our appetizers, and then another 40 minutes for sandwiches and fries. Even the waiter felt bad we waited for so long. Didn't get out until almost 2 hours later for a simple lunch. While burrata crostini and sangria were great, the sandwiches were mediocre - crab was okay, but short ribs were extremely salty. Again, service was great, but the long wait turned it into a negative experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time dined at Warren's Blackboard with friends. We ordered Sweet Corn Ravioli, Scallop, Salmon, Sea Bass and chocolate ice cream pie, they were all very yummy and tasty. We plan to come back and put it as our restaurants rotations."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Boys Night Out. Parking is easy and free with validation, both valet and self-parking in their own lot. There is a patio, an inside space, and a big lounge with its own patio and a few tables plus of course the bar. Our table was ready at our reservation time. We were seated outside, but the traffic on Vineland wasn't an issue. The place has a good feel to it. The tables are far enough apart that you're not sitting in someone's lap. Our server Robin was great. The consensus was that the food LOOKED awesome, but was sort of bland. (I had peaches w/burrata, veggie lasagna, and brussel sprouts.) Prices reasonable for a foodie place ($50 each including tip -- not much drinking). I'd go back with a date and order something different."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Warren's Blackboard is a welcome find for anyone living in Studio City/Sherman Oaks. The Chef is wonderful and the menu is made with really good ingredients - mostly organic and sustainable. The menu is imaginative but appeals to a wide audience. It's also a wonderful space with comfortable seating and and noise level is low so an excellent venue for conversation. We haven't patronized the lounge yet where they screen classic films and have cozy seating but it always looks tempting. Have been here for lunch, brunch and dinner. Brunch is a killer menu. Loved every dish I've tried here."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "i have had breakfast, lunch and dinner - always a positive eating adventure with outstanding service. i am planning to have intimate client presentations at warren's - they have a meeting room that will fit 15-16 - a dining room feel vs corporate conference room. i suggest you check out room for special occasions - free parking - great food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We made reservations for 830p. they didnt seat us until 910p as we were telling them we were leaving. so the hostess said that she promised to have the chef expedite our food. so we sat. Surprisingly, after being seated. They didn't take our drink order for another 15 minutes. We were about to walk out again and the hostess came and asked if they took our order, no, so she took it. Food came quickly, then of course our waiter had not been checking on us the whole time other than bringing salt/pepper. Food was excellent but service was worst I've ever had. I almost wasn't going to tip at all, but I'd feel guilty for the hostess trying harder than the waiter himself to correct it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I've been here for dinner which was great. Eating lunch on the outside patio was very nice. We had the DineLA menu. I liked my crab sandwich but my friend wasn't very happy with her faro salad as it had too many beans in it & a small amt of faro. When asked for more faro, she was charged for it. Also, some of the wine by the glass was pretty expensive - $14. it was the best cab but pricey."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Second trip to WBB - seated outside on the lovely patio both times. As before the food was excellent, especially for the price. Our server was accurate, efficient and very pleasant. My only objection/concern was the very long interval between the first courses and second courses. Overall, an excellent experience and great value."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is a low key place that is bustling with people eating great food and having lots of fun. The menu is eclectic and we had such treats as mushroom popovers, California sea bass with fresh corn off the cob and heirloom tomatoes, to-die-for brussel sprouts that were crispy and sweet and amazing broccolini. The piece de resistance was sticky toffee cake that was better than any we've ever had from London to Melbourne to Auckland. Service, food and prices are all insanely good! I think I will go back for a second dinner tonight! LOL"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Delicious food. I was surprised that a hotel restaurant would be this good, but someone recommended it. Jordan, the waiter, was attentive, friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We went with 5 people and enjoyed our meal even though our table wasn't ready at our reservation time. I think the corkage was high - $20 a bottle and we had 3 so it was $60 added to the bill. The ricotta stuffed zucchini blossoms were excellent as well as the albacore poke. Also, enjoyed the vegetable sides."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Let's start with service: Fidel, our waiter, gracious & knowledgeable, expertly guided us through our wine & entree selections. We were not disappointed. The Puff Pastry appetizer was incredible. Sea Bass, outstanding; pork chop, succulent and the short rib pasta, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Our dining experience was truly exceptional! I would highly recommend Warren's Blackboard."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I've been here twice now and both times were amazing. First time I had the pork chop and second the new York. Also the boratta and peach salad was great. Pedro was our waiter both times and was wonderful. No corkage Fee on Sundays and Mondays"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and service in a location I had pass by for year and not noticed. Irrespective of the renovations that are about to take place, this place is great if you want fresh, well prepared farm to table delights. Would definitely go again!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Loved the menu, food and service. However, the waitress said that the restaurant was going to be closed, remodeled and a new menu was going to be created. So as good as this was, I hope they don't mess it up."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "have been her many times and always like it. we tried different items and liked them all. hamburger was wonderful and all the starters were very good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "amazing food, end of story, best food in studio city"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We invited friends to join us for dinner at Warren's (their first time, our 6th). They really enjoyed the experience. Casual, cool and nice decor. The food is always great and the prices are reasonable. We would say it is one if the best restaurants in the valley and rivals peers in Mid Wilshire (but way less expensive). Food is fresh, inventive, prepared and plated well. Highly recommend the homemade pastas(handkerchief is awesome). We also really like the mushroom popover and burger. Most if the balance of the menu changes regularly, but so far every dish has been good. Parking is free with validation.....where else can you park your car yourself for free in LA?? Finally, we highly recommend the well crafted signature cocktails."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Dinner was a very enjoyable experience. We made last minute reservations for a Thursday night and were able to enjoy an outside table. Our waiter, as well as the entire staff that I spoke to, was very friendly. The service was excellent, as was the food. I had the chicken, which came with a delicious au jus, artichoke and tater tots. The interior didn't look so exciting but I understand they will be remodeling soon. Our only complaint was that the seats were not very comfortable. Maybe when they remodel, they can invest in some seat cushions. Overall, an enjoyable meal at an affordable price."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I happen to live a few blocks from the restaurant, and so I've passed by many times, curious as to what the place was like. Recently, I had a friend in town who wanted to eat out, so I recommended that we both try the place. My one regret about the experience was that I hadn't eaten their sooner. The food was amazing in both plating technique (something I always appreciate) and taste; it was so good, that I made reservations and took my girlfriend there on a date! I did this partially because I knew she'd enjoy me taking her out, but more so because I just wanted to eat there again. I'll definitely be back soon."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Warren's Blackboard is a great new find over at The Garland -- which is undergoing a big renovation into a boutique hotel. This restaurant will complement what they're doing with the space very well. All of the appetizers we had were great, we split on entree (a VERY tender pork chop) and the specialty cocktail was also outstanding. We've all driven by this hotel for years and they had a coffee shop there which was very standard. But, opening this restaurant in that space takes it to a whole new level! There's a great patio for outside dining on warm valley evenings and this should be on everyone's list soon enough!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We made a meal of just first courses, all were wonderful - the chicken liver mousse with apple chutney, crab toasts, kale salad, melon salad which was superb!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014