Warren’s Blackboard
Warren’s Blackboard

Warren’s Blackboard

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.warrensblackboard.com/
  • Phone: 8182557290x
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Warren’s Blackboard reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (128)great for outdoor dining (121)fit for foodies (116)good for groups (60)great for lunch (55)great for brunch (52)special occasion (42)kid-friendly (27)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (16)romantic (14)notable wine list (13)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Mid she's were overly salty. Waitress was wonderful and remembered every detail of orders and requests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wonderful Margaritas and every dish I ordered was delicious from the pancakes which were light enough for me to eat them all, the short rib hash is really delicious with tender meat and perfectly crispy potatoes and last, but not least, the frittata was perfectly done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kwickat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great spot. Good food, good service, knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing entrees and desserts
    Friout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had fried calamari for appetizer, and NY steak, mahi mahi, side brussel sprouts and side potatoes for entrees. Everything was amazing except the calamari; it was good, but not something I would order again. Drinks ordered during the Happy Hour was not worth the value. Desserts were to-die-for and a must-have. We had a 6 pm reservation and selected to sit on the patio. The weather was very nice and the noise level was moderate. By 7-7:30, the inside was packed and it was noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only Tried Breakfast: Just OK
    ShermanOaksLarry
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We heard really good things about this place. We decided to try Breakfast. I didn't realize the Brunch did not start until 11, so we were left with a rather abbreviated Breakfast Menu or a Buffet. The Menu had the very basics. About $11-14 per meal. The Buffet was $19, including Coffee and Orange Juice (Freshly Squeezed and Delicious). We opted for the Buffet. There were two types of scrambled eggs. One was hard. The other was fine. Delicious Sausage, Bacon, Great Tasting Pancakes, and good French Toast. There were also Cereals, Granola and Fresh Fruit. In addition, there were bagels, with piles of Lox. Overall, I'd say $19 for this Buffet was a good value. If it were priced at $24.95, it would have been overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very fun hybrid diner/foody joint!
    ValleyAlly
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been here numerous times and am always delighted by the good food and value. The staff is so friendly and the scene always interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Finally got a chance to try Warren's blackboard. In a funky/cozy little hotel and great patio. Service was great. Drinks were great. Portions were a little big, but I really liked the chef's deconstructed plates. Looking forward to going back and becoming a regular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Marci
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    You may not expect such a great restaurant in a hotel in Studio City, but it was great. The Burratta and Grilled Peaches was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Once again, the food was excellent--it never disappoints. Even regular menu items are prepared in slightly different ways, thus offering a new taste experience. Beautifully prepared, wonderfully presented, and served impeccably. The noise level is a little too high and "pinging" for my taste. When sitting in the center of the room, one has to strain to hear ones dining companions. More sound deadening elements would be a welcome addition, even though I know that the current trend is toward that energetic sound level. That said, I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just think,it used to be a HoJo's.
    Silverdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Who know such a great place would be hidden in a plain sight as the "hotel restaurant". Unique takes on traditional fare and some great inventive tastes make this a place you want come back to in 24 hours to have the great plate you saw being taken to the net table over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie's paradise without attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ordered almost all the apps and two desserts and none disappointed. Almost hate to share this place in fear that it will become too popular but it truly is one of my new faves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a great neighborhood gem in the Valley. Food and atmosphere are great if you sit outside. The bar inside is cosy and the drinks are good. I am ready for a change in the food selection though since I have frequented this establishment a great deal now. More fish, vegetarian pasta dishes and chicken dishes would be great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soon to be great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    They are just getting the hang of being an under sung hero. The fresh, seasonal selections are exciting with a new twist on the familiar. Prices are reasonable, portions fair and the cocktails were fun. We look forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scored again
    LaurelCanyonGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our 4-5th visit to WB, taking friends who were disappointed with a prior outing elsewhere. The patio is lovely, relatively quiet. Food is inventive but not crazy, offers some more standard, comforting options as well as new/interesting dishes, and the preparations are lovely. Portion size is just right for us. Though the kitchen has been slowish on a few of our visits, the food was served in a timely but unrushed manner this time and our server was superb. Finally, the prices are reasonable for the high quality and interest level of the food -- so a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous - Go while you can!
    divingDP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Four of us went for dinner for the first time this weekend. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful menu and the stunning service. All of us had been by the Garland Hotel for years and never noticed when this restaurant opened. Called a "Food/Wine Workshop" our server informed us that this was an experiment and that the place will close in November for six weeks to "re-tool" and reopen. Keeping what worked from the menu during the experiment. If you get a chance to go, try the mushroom popover. Fabulous flavor and texture. We'll be back before the close for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise
    SBW77VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've driven by this place many times and never bothered to give it a second look. Service was amazing and the food was amazing with reasonable pricing. This will definitely be a regular spot from now on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Kind Of Place
    Pippin
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    There are plenty of great restaurants with great food. What I appreciated about Warren's Blackboard was that it wasn't so dark that I needed a flashlight to read the menu. Neither was the noise level so loud that table conversation was a struggle. The food was outstanding, prepared to perfection, and just plain yummy. Our waiter, David, was one of the best waiters I've ever had the honor of having. His timing was spot on. Our party suffered no lack because of him. Bartender Kevin deserves applause. He was attentive and surprisingly quick even though he was very busy. He is a master mixologist. I really enjoyed my time there. It was comfortable, pleasant, and downright delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Valley Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a welcome addition to the Valley culinary scene. Love the fact that the menu constantly changes based on local ingredient availability and customer comments. Service and ambience are impeccable--it's nice to eat in a restaurant where the hard edges have been softened so that you can actually talk to and hear your dining companion without shouting. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average...
    valleyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I like the location and the attempt to do something interesting in a space that has been dismissible for the 25 years I've lived in North Hollywood. The service was attentive and friendly -- but the food was very disappointing. The meal was tough and overcooked, and I left feeling a bloated and nauseated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice
    zuma54VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    excellent food and service interesting menu and off the beaten path, will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Wolfebird
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food and find. Should be fantastic after close and renovation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find!
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Previously overlooked this place. Decided to try it since it was nearby to the Hollywood Bowl. Great outdoor eating area and lounge area. Attractive interior, tables and chairs. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Tried several appetizers and loved the zucchini blossoms and the peach and barratta salad. Burger was good, fries were great. The halibut was fantasic. They use only local and organic food and fresh fowl and fish. The blueberry cobbler was great, albeit a little small. No corkage for the wine we brought. We'll definitely go back, even without the Bowl. Recommend for a relaxing drink in the lounge area (inside or outside). Attached to the Beverly Garland Hotel. They even have a shuttle the Universal Studios.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Short rib hash is delicious and the fruit with mint was really nice, the baguette was dry, they took it off the check. Wonderful server. A nice place to meet for brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new neighborhood fave!
    lisa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time here
    aminlaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Food
    JamesJude
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbors...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Delicious and a true hidden gem! I can't tell you how were looking fwd to the fall!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great environment
    Eatable
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I recently had lunch at Warren's Blackboard. I really enjoyed myself. I plan on going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent
    drose
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warren's Blackboard
    sact
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fantastic appetizers and cocktails! Dinner was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice change from city life
    NewMamaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok for lunch
    Foodie
    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.
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  • Great Food
    Waiting4PrimaVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local find
    Maxie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentablefanVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    A nice new find.....delicious lunch salads, can't wait to go back for dinner "blackboard specials" they looked amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking forward to a return visit
    sinemasiren
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jerrydf
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warren's Blackboard
    BobB
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One of the best patio's in the Valley. Innovative menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shhhh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Don't want anyone to find out about the best restaurant in all of a Studio City!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.