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
178 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (126)great for outdoor dining (118)fit for foodies (117)good for groups (62)great for brunch (54)great for lunch (53)special occasion (43)kid-friendly (26)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (19)late-night find (16)romantic (15)notable wine list (12)scenic view (5)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just think,it used to be a HoJo's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    • Food
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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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  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
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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
    • Food
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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.
  • Eat this place
    IEatAllYoFood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went here for Dine LA Week and it was excellent. Can't wait to go back and explore the full menu, especially for brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slowest kitchen ever
    AChuVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SimPakVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner In Transition
    itsbob826VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the Valley!
    JSinShermanOaks
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a wonderful hectic pace 'break'
    1happy1
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • horrible service night
    letsgrind
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for lunch on the patio
    Diane
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.