Santuari

4.7
537 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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  • Welcome in 2022 in Style at Santuari!!

    $164.25 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Come ring in the New Year in the luxurious ambiance that only SANTUARI can provide. We are featuring a 4 course menu priced at $125 per person; total ticket price at checkout includes tax and gratuity. Luxury upgrades including Wagyu beef, Alba White Truffles, and Caviar will be available! Exclusive NYE Specialty cocktails, extravagant wine pairings and legendary Champagne producers will be popped, stirred and poured all night long! Our menu concept is meant to be shared within your party. All menu items featured on the coursed menu will be served family style. We will offer vegetarian options upon request. Copy and paste this link to see our menu: https://www.santuarirestaurant.com/event/new-years-eve-celebration/

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 537 people are saying
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vipMaldoman
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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

Celebrated

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

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

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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.

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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!

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vipNarineTV
Los Angeles
24 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.

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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 :)

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

It's a beautiful place to have a date

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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.

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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.

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

Food, drinks, ambiance, and service were outstanding!

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MovsesJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very nice place, loved the food and ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

beautiful place, to many people involved in your dinning experience waited to long for service waited 40 minutes for desert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santauri is a delightful culinary experience in a unique setting. Service is good and well informed. A pretty near perfect dinner out !!

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vipAngieA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Over priced uneatable food. How can you mess up pasta or steak. Well welcome to this place. Beautiful seating and even more beautiful inside dining but that’s all your paying for. Bathroom 2miles away literally a tennis court distance from seating area. Service sub par with auto gratuity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The only thing that was annoying was that for a party of 2 people, they charged us a 20% gratuity on the bill instead of leaving it at our discretion. We would have paid that and even more but charging us before we agreed to it, is rude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From check-in to the end of our meal, the experience at this restaurant exceeded my expectations. Staff were extremely pleasant and polite... Food was absolutely delicious. Ambiance simply beautiful. Highly recommend.

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AngelaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date night! Really enjoyed the service and the food… I thought it was a bit pricey

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vipSheryP
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Let's start with the positive.

The new chef is as amazing as the previous chef. The eggplant and short ribs were both 5.0. However, I wish that the short ribs came with a vegetable, as the tasting menu had the eggplant as an appetizer. There was a small amount of carrot puree but for the most part, it was a piece of meat. Nothing this carnivore can't handle. However a suggestion of a side would be nice. Nonetheless, the dish was outstanding. I also added a bit of their homemade harissa for some additional flavor. Yum.

I was also extremely impressed with Alou. He's an employee who kept clearing our plates and bringing clean silverware. He is soooooo incredibly nice and hospitable! One of the biggest weaknesses of this restaurant is the service/management. But I will taking a beating for good food! Lol. In my opinion, Alou should run this place. He is OUTSTANDING!!!!! This was our second visit in which we assisted in our service. Hopefully it won't be the last.

As for negatives, we requested a booth but the manager would not allow us to sit at one, despite several being open. She also stated that one section was for a private party, yet half of that area was fully open. When we requested another booth she said it was broken. Hmmmm??? Also, my rose was warm and so our waiter brought me ice cubes to put in my wine. Definite wino no no!!!! Lol. The chicken was ok. The watermelon feta salad was delicious but had almost zero feta. Why? The cheesecake was good but the crust that I loved underneath it was different this time.

Overall, we had a delicious meal, decent service (except for Alou who gets 10 stars out of 5), and a nice evening.

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vipthreesome
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

La fine menu was fine but short ribs were dry and served at room temperature. Hi

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vipDCRandy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding prix fixe menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. Every course tasted fresh and homemade. Fabulous service, not rushed but very attentive. The ambiance is as beautiful as it is calming. Martha created an absolutely amazing experience, which made for a perfect evening together.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced dining on a tennis court

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here and the staff made us feel like their most important guests. The food was outstanding, the crispy potatoes are the best potatoes I’ve ever had in my life and the braised short rib was otherworldly. Cannot thank the staff enough and can’t wait to come back.

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PATITO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening food service was amazing

The service was phenomenal

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Kelley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Fabulous food and spectacular service. Santuari is our favourite and never disappoints. We love bringing friends and family and introducing them to this gem.

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vipTeri
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was interesting and had lots of great vegetable choices as well as meats. The sauces and seasonings are really delicious and different. The room was beautiful and a nice place for any occasion.

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AnnS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here at least 20 times and it is such an elegant place with 5 star service and amazing food. We treated a friend who regularly eats at Michelin star restaurants and he loved it. High praise from someone like him.

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vipLorraineB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Our meals were excellent. Nicely prepared, fresh, innovative. Service was a little slow on our drink orders, but was fine after that.

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WilliamW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, ambience and service were all wonderful.

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LusikG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We reserved table in patio but they set as at tennis courts.

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JenniferM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious and delightful meal here. We dined on Friday, on the Palm Court (outside) with their very flexible prix fixe menu. You don't have to do one appetizer, one main, one dessert. You could order 3 desserts or 2 apps and 1 main, etc.

They space the tables well away from each other so this feels very safe Covid-wise.

The food is excellent! Seriously, the rich, layered flavors they achieve in all their dishes is such a pleasure. We had the lamb ragout pasta which is outstanding and surprising. Their hummus is always wonderful. The fish was cooked to perfection. The portions are just the right size and there is enough to share bites if you want (it's so good you'll be sorely tempted to keep it to yourself!) The cheesecake is spectacular. Creamy, smooth, rich and just the right level of sweetness. They make everything from scratch here and you can tell.

The service is also fantastic. Warm, authentic, easy and so helpful. From the host to the waiters to the other serving staff, this place feels welcoming and like you are genuinely valued. Santuari will definitely be on our go back list. We had a wonderful time!

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vipcotton
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is unique as it’s is in a tennis club. The service is attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. We had octopus appetizer which was tender and came with a tasty sauce. The short rib, lamb ragu and seafood pasta were all great. Wine list is full with good entry level and high end selections.

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vipSkaBeezy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santuari is my favorite restaurant and I am always delighted to bring new guest to this gem. Thank you, Sean and Co!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food is creative and amazing!

FAQs

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

Santuari is rated 4.7 stars by 537 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.