Santuari

4.6
561 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
SANTUARI offers a cuisine driven culinary experience utilizing a seasonal approach to produce.
Led by Executive Seth Greenburg — the scratch run kitchen focuses on fresh, internationally inflected California cuisine.

Santuari, “Sanctuary” in the Catalan dialect, is a hidden restaurant oasis nestled inside the Toluca Lake Tennis/Fitness Club which was founded in 1974. What was once a member’s only bar and restaurant has now been transformed into a unique dining space open to the public and available for private events.

Santuari Restaurant
323-902-9700
info@santuarirest
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  • Feast of Saint Valentine!!!

    $155.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Branded "LA's most transporting restaurant" by FOOD and WINE magazine, Santuari Restaurant's unmatched Ambiance and scratch kitchen will make your Valentine catch Cupids' arrow right through the heart! Executive Chef Seth Greenberg and his culinary team have designed a custom tasting menu that offers all the best local, seasonal, artisanal ingredients in a presentation of culinary passion. The Menu is 4 courses and INCLUDES ALL ITEMS listed for each guest. $155 INCLUDES tax and gratuity! Upgrades will be available for additional price, including Wagyu, Caviar, and truffles! Vegetarian options will be available as well. Copy and paste this link to view menu: https://www.santuarirestaurant.com/event/valentines-day-2022/

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 561 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good to perfect for Santuari. Music wax a bit louder on the patio than needed. Eggplant was spectacular, octopus was perfectly grilled, salmon was cooked perfectly and evenly throughout, land ragout was excellent. Servers were great.

Desert was very good as usual. Chocolate Bread Pudding and Cheesecake.

First weekend visit normally weeknight for work dinners. Will be back for another weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience!! Staff was attentive, felt welcomed, ambiance was extraordinary!! Will come again!

JI
JeffreyI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent I do believe it’s a little too pricey for what they serve but overall I give it a five star

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful experience! Will be back.

KM
KristenM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant. Great food and the service was fantastic.

MW
MarkW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Music could have been slightly lower.
Didn’t appreciate the surprise health charge on the bill even though the restaurant would remove it. Should be noted on the menu unless I missed it. Nobody likes a surprise.

DD
vipDandD
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails, memorable food (some dishes blow your mind, others just good), beautiful location and amazing service. Pricey….

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vipdateniteout1
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had an amazing time at Santuari. The 4 course meal was phenomenal! I really liked the family serving style, and my favorite dish was the Beef Wellington, yummy!!

FH
FeliciaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience for New Years Eve - food, cocktails, service and ambiance were spectacular!

MG
MikeG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. This was our second visit within a week. Service is top notch. Food...each dish surpassed the one before. Staff is extremely on point and friendly. Drinks were great. Sean and the entire experience is one we have been raving about all week. Also a awesome musical Playlist. Ask about it as they created it and is on Spotify.
This is one place that is on out must go list when we visit LA again.

MG
MikeG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OVER THE MOON FANTASTIC! We had to have our reservation rescheduled due to situation at the restaurant. What can you do, todays world it happens. But Sean the GM personally contacted me and apologized, explained what happened and was ready to take whatever date/time we asked for. Ended up in our favor as it ended up being Christmas eve. Sean greeted us at our table, introduced himself and asked my gfs name, (which is unique and he remembered it all though out the night and even when he was leaving for the night, came and said goodbye, thanked us and wished her safe travels back to Singapore with her name )and then proceeded to not only offer us a great bottle of wine for our troubles, he joined us when each course came out with a parring wine (we did the 4 course) and that man KNOWS his wines. Every single dish that came out was 7 out of 5 quality. Yes 7 out of 5. EVERY SINGLE dish was absolutely delicious. The high standards they put out of the kitchens shows. The staff was amazing too. So friendly, so knowledgeable. Mike our waiter was also responsible for the signature cocktails and even brought us out a coffee liquor he was working on when desert came out. To say that the food was delicious simply cannot express just how good the food was. The flavors and the balancing of them with each dish were absolutely amazing. There is truly a lot of care given by the owners, management, chefs, and every single person working to give you an experience like no other. You MUST try Santauri. And the Chocolate Bread Pudding...as my gf said "This is ridiculous", the cheesecake too was probably the best cheesecake i've ever had. We had such a good time with everyone there and was so blown away by the food that we actually went back the following week to bring a friend so they experience it. Yes twice in one week! and i will review that too as it was a different experience too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Thanks again to Sean and the great people at SANTUARI!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, attentive staff, and delicious food.

AS
vipAniS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas Eve dinner at Santuari! The food was delicious, service impeccable, and atmosphere beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion, but especially a holiday or special night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if my new FAVORITE restaurants! Amazing! Service was spectacular and food out of this world! We did the 4 course meal and will definitely do it again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very underwhelmed. Seating was outside on a cold converted tennis court. Took over an hour for our food to start coming. Grilled octopus arrived refrigerator cold. Crème fraîche was overly used in many dishes. They brought French fries to eat with caviar which we found very unconventional and odd since the fries were overly salty. The caviar was over powered by crème fraîche. Crispy potatoes were mushy and stuck together. We paid extra for fresh black truffles from the south of France but the truffles had no scent or smell because they were old. Overall, dishes lacked flavor, the only item we enjoyed was the Cesar salad. Cost about $250/person. Would never go back and do not recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

The restaurant manager called very warm and welcoming on the phone confirmed our reservation, reminded us about the current Covid protocols of the restaurant reminded us to have our vaccination cards with us. Asked us if we were celebrating anything special mentioned about my wife’s birthday. Told us he’ll let the host and servers know to make a note and provide us with a complimentary cake as it shows on their Yelp page. Upon arrival we were seated at our table with our guests. Beautiful restaurant with great ambiance. But the person waiting on us was clearly having a bad day. From there everything was just downhill. The waiter made our experience at the restaurant very unpleasant with his rude and dry attitude. At the end of our meal he was ready to bring us our check. I asked him about the cake and he was annoyed which was quite embarrassing in front of my wife and friends he said they don’t do any such thing and will see what he can do. We also ordered other deserts. Food wise their seafood gnocchi was delicious. The prime rib was a bit over cooked even though we ordered medium rare. Octopus chewy… and the salmon was a bit bland. The host who greeted and seated us was also very friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food was gross

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic ambiance!!

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vipAgallivant
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great pre fixe meal with wonderful, solicitous service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food is only OK for the very expensive price, felt like sort of “Radisson +”... the first and second courses are inventive and very good. The main courses are fine, the salmon was ordered medium rare and arrived cooked through. Not dry but not medium rare.

The ambience is nice and noise level is good.

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vipLa1960
Los Angeles
205 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exemplary service from TJ. Beautiful setting too.

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viponlythetruth
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a date or celebrate a special occasion.

M
vipMaldoman
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service... A hidden gem in the valley!

FG
FoodieGirl
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on every level: food, service, decor, wine selection. We had a wonderful, delicious evening.
However, BEWARE of restaurant adding 20% gratuity with no notification. For small parties! I was able to change gratuity amount after the fact when I noticed it for our party of four.

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Frank
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place. Just go visit. Don't think twice.

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Tyler
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu and great service - will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated

SH
ShawnH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will be back... Great food. Want to try other items.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wife and I were really looking forward to trying this place. Photos and decor did NOT match the quality of food (especially for the price). Don’t get me wrong I do not mind paying for a great meal but Not when it’s a step above some wedding food. Who knows maybe we ordered the wrong things but still, couldn’t believe how bad they even messed up a salad


To be clear our server was excellent and the ambiance is great. Just a shame about the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience! Loved everything about this. Excellent service, great food. Definitely a great evening. Will return!

NT
vipNarineTV
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Second time visit here and very disappointed. Our waiter was very nice, but hostess and check in process wasn’t as pleasant. Had to wait over 30 and talk to a manager before being seated, despite having reservation and our table being available. The service was extremely slow. Very long wait between courses. Took an hour for our initial course to come out and had to wait over 30-40 minutes between courses. Food was okay. I visited 6 months ago and the food was much better back then. Don’t like the Friday Saturday prefix 3 corse menu. With the long gaps between courses, despite smaller portions, I was already full after the second course and did not touch my third course what do ever.

This place is beautiful and the manager and the wait staff were super nice, even bringing us out champagne to apologize for the long wait. But the overall slow service was just a killer. Not sure if I’ll be back anytime soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

set menu of friday and saturdays for 3 or 4 courses for $65 or $75!! worth the price but expensive regardless :)

HN
HugoN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a beautiful place to have a date

AR
AlexisR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. The drinks were strong, which we like. The food was very good, but I’d like a dish or two fewer than the ones they offer to be replaced with something of a bit more variety. The decor was very beautiful and the ambiance was great.

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Mar1na
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They have changed the menu... The cheese platter was very slim for the price. Love the ambiance but they need to add a bit more lighting. Could not read the menu, maybe because of our table, but nevertheless everyone should have some lighting.
The ribeye was very good and tender, please hold off on the salt on the french fries very salty, we ordered a second one and asked for less salt.

JJ
JasonJ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waiters did not have any communication between them. Wrong food delivered. Poor service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall experience is very good!

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vipDijou
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional!! Highly recommended for an extra-special evening out.

M
Melly
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, ambiance, and service were outstanding!

FAQs

Santuari offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 902-9700.

Santuari is rated 4.6 stars by 561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.