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.
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Welcome in 2022 in Style at Santuari!!$164.25 per personPrepaid
Dec 31, 2021 onlyCome 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/
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
nduja, fingerling potato, pickled cucumber, pickled chili, lemon labneh, dill
Crême Fraiche Cheesecake
baklava crust, wildflower honey, candied walnuts
chermoula, aleppo pepper, olive oil, pine nuts, grilled za'tar spiced flatbread
Amazing food and service... A hidden gem in the valley!
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.
Fabulous place. Just go visit. Don't think twice.
Delicious menu and great service - will definitely go back.
Will be back... Great food. Want to try other items.
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.
Beautiful experience! Loved everything about this. Excellent service, great food. Definitely a great evening. Will return!
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.
set menu of friday and saturdays for 3 or 4 courses for $65 or $75!! worth the price but expensive regardless :)
It's a beautiful place to have a date
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.
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.
Waiters did not have any communication between them. Wrong food delivered. Poor service.
Overall experience is very good!
The service and food were exceptional!! Highly recommended for an extra-special evening out.
Food, drinks, ambiance, and service were outstanding!
Excellent service, very nice place, loved the food and ambience.
beautiful place, to many people involved in your dinning experience waited to long for service waited 40 minutes for desert
Santauri is a delightful culinary experience in a unique setting. Service is good and well informed. A pretty near perfect dinner out !!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing place for a date night! Really enjoyed the service and the food… I thought it was a bit pricey
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.
La fine menu was fine but short ribs were dry and served at room temperature. Hi
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.
Overpriced dining on a tennis court
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.
Lovely evening food service was amazing
The service was phenomenal
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.
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.
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.
Our meals were excellent. Nicely prepared, fresh, innovative. Service was a little slow on our drink orders, but was fine after that.
Food, drinks, ambience and service were all wonderful.
We reserved table in patio but they set as at tennis courts.
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!
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.
Santuari is my favorite restaurant and I am always delighted to bring new guest to this gem. Thank you, Sean and Co!
I love this place. The food is creative and amazing!
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.