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About Permanently Closed - Fabs
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Fab�s is a restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California that specializes in serving traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers family friendly, casual dining and features a full service bar with a daily happy hour.
Fab�s is open for dinner daily and offers a variety of soups, salads, pizza, pasta, al forno, appetizers, specialties and desserts. The restaurant also offers a selection of wines and craft beers. Specialties featured at Fab�s include ten-inch smoked mozzarella Neapolitan pizza, butternut squash and red beet salad, meatball platter, flat iron steak and daily risotto. The restaurant also features weekly drink specials including wine popping Wednesdays with free corkage.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Italian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Open every day from 5pm - 10pm
Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Friday night from 8-10pm we host the "The Nathan T. Duncan Trio" for an evening of smooth jazz! Large turnouts are expected and reservations are strongly recommended.
Choose Fab's to cater all your favorite events! From business lunches to film shoots, birthday parties to weddings, we want our customers to enjoy the best in Italian cuisine. We also work hand in hand with your favorite caterer if desired. Outside caterers: please contact management for any type of event.
We offer friendly Valet service Thursday through Sunday evenings from 6:00 till closing.
We are located 1 block South of Ventura Blvd at the corner of Van Nuys Blvd & Dickens Ave. Close to the 101 & 405 freeways, and accessible by public transit (bus).
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Enjoy the best artisan craft brews for $5, select unique wines for $6 or our signature sangria for $5 at our every day happy hour 3PM-9PM! Also offering an inexpensive bar menu. Available at the bar and our outside patio.
We also host quarterly wine dinners and wine seminars. Ask for more information!
Fabs - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
I'm a little confused by the reviews as this was a little like Twin Peaks. It must have been an off day. The bread rolls were like hockey pucks (they didn't rise) so rather than serve them and have every table complain, why not run down the street and buy some rolls to serve. Wine bottle we ordered (from a very limited list) was corked and they exchanged that with no issue so a plus mark. Food was fair. Service is a little confusing; you get assigned a server who takes your order but the owners seem to want to intercept her when she is delivering your order and take over. It was all a little surreal.
We made a reservation for six people on OT and we showed up at the restaurant to find out that they decided to close on Monday nights. They left a sign in the window. No one from OT or the restaurant ever called to tell us. Six people all drove pretty far to meet at a place that was closed and rudely decided not to tell its customers. Unfortunate and we select from the hundreds of other very good Italian bistros in the area. Not a cool way to treat your guests.
Nice clean restaurant pretty decor the person at the door was very polite greeted us nicely but the way that was just awful she was behind the bar and very unattended she was more interested in flirting with one person that was seated at the bar. We didn't get our drinks until after the appetizers came at the same time that our entrees came and then our refills sat empty it was just awful we decided to leave without eating we boxed everything and left
I grew up within a quarter mile of Fab's...long before it existed. For years, driving past it, for some reason I thought it was perhaps one step above a coffee house. No - I have no idea why! Well, when my friend took me there during the holidays last year, I fell in love with the place. It's very pretty - warm, woodsy colors, lots of high-backed booths, which provide privacy and cut the noise level to a gentle murmur - and the service was friendly and efficient. It was the food, however, that sold me! An eight-dollar bowl of escarole and white bean soup was huge and a full meal in itself. I only ate half, because it was followed by a favorite dish: saltimbocca. Scrumptious! I just took another pal and the experience was the same.
I really liked eating at Fabs. I thought everyone's food was great, except mine. I ordered the eggplant parmesan and it was very dry. I didn't taste the eggplant, just the breadcrumbs. My husband and daughter's entrees were delicious. We would definitely eat there again.
I've been to Fabs a couple of times now and I can say that every time my wife and I have gone, the service is great and the food even better. Amazing Italian food. The Baked Rigatoni is delicious. The staff is very friendly and the servers have a great attitude and somehow always get us to buy dessert! I love this place.
We treated our friends for dinner at this place and were very embarrased at the quality of food and service. Appetizers we ordered: Artichokes- good, Calamari- fair (dipping sauce wasn't good), Bruchetta- lacked basil. Entree's- Shrimp Risotto- came out undercooked, we sent it back, came back still undercooked..embarassing. Chicken Marsala & Chicken Picatta- both entress the chicken was like rubber, like it was microwaved. Cioppino- my husband wouldn't comment, which means it wasn't good. I am shocked at the poor quality of food and service.
Went to Fabs for New Year's Eve dinner.... food as always was terrific ... GREAT steak special... and service was good.....they do NOT have an alcohol license so couldn't have a mixed drink.... So, we opted for wine and they had little to no choices.... 3 choices for white and about the same for red... and not really a choice.... we had to have the ONE cabernet they had... or nothing! Hope they fix this soon.
We stopped I craving Italian food while on a road trip and this place exceeded expectations. Quick and friendly service from the hostess and wait staff, and everything we ordered came out in a very reasonable time. Everything that the 5 of us ordered was delicious and cooked just right.
If you want good Italian food, this place hits the mark!
I went with my mom and daughter. A couple of mishaps started us off - the fryer wasn't working, no big deal and then they only had a choice of two white wines, neither one being my favorite, or even close. Need a bigger white wine list! The service was great and friendly, the food was yummy - the bread amazing! Portions great size, we all took something home. I would definitely go again as would my mom and daughter.
I have been to Fabs numerous times for lunch. This time it was for dinner. The menu and the moderate prices appear to be the same day or evening. (Note: Fabs is no longer open for lunch). It's a simple neighborhood place, good for before or after a nearby movie. Large portions.
I was so happy to get to FABS and get seated as soon as I arrived I had booked a reservation on Friday at 8:30pm and I was like 15 minutes late the hostess was so polite and said hey at least your here and we're happy to have you right this way that right there made my night, here I am thinking I am going to get death stares but she was super nice. My best friend and I got seated and in this really nice booth then our waitress came over right away offered us bread and our menus she read off all the specials took, time I took one of her suggestions since I do love a good steak and it was the best steak dinner I've had in a very long time. The whole dinning experience was great!
Food was good. They were catering a party for 100 which they neglected to tell us when we arrived. We arrived at 6:40. No food came until ten to eight. Entrees didn't appear until well after eight. The wait took the enjoyment out of the evening. They did offer us a free dessert and apologized for the tardy service. We'll be sure to ask about special events if we go back again.
Had a nice meal at Fabs. Friendly and attentive service. Food was good but presentation was a little plain. I'd like to try more entrees. Love the rolls they serve. The remodel is excellent and it's very inviting with an upscale feeling. Parking can be a bit of a hassle. Overall we had a really good time and will be back.
We are regular patrons of Fabs. The food and service is always the best. My shrimp scampi was off the hook as usual. What made dinner great was our great service and the personality of our waitress....Julie who recently moved here from Spokane Washington.
She could have done stand up comedy and was so bright and funny! The service and personalities of the waiters and waitresses makes the food even more enjoyable! Stay blonde and keep the repartee alive Julie!
This was our third time here. We had a bottle of red wine and we both has lasagna. For desert we had tiramisu. Everything was super fresh and amazing. Our server was Julie and she was terrific. She had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back.
This is a hard one. The service was impeccable, but the food is not even close to authentic Italian. The sauce is very definitely from a bottle. The calamari appetizer was over-fried and so tough and chewy. The chicken parmigiana was bland, and well too deep fried.
The service was awesome. Very nice decor. The restaurant could be top notch if the food improves and actually resembles GOOD Italian food.
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