Santuari

4.7
501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
SANTUARI offers a cuisine driven culinary experience utilizing a seasonal approach to produce.
Led by Executive Chef Brendan Mica — whose culinary travel accolades include serving as Chef de Cuisine at the Wilshire under James Beard nominated Chef Andrew Kirschner and The Standard Grill in New York City as well as Asia de Cuba with Chef Luis Pous in Abu Dhabi — 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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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 501 people are saying
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vipLorraineB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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LusikG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipcotton
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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SkaBeezy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFancyDiners
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Great food and service was fantastic!!

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MattyM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A must. Wouldn’t even know this gem was there. Can’t wait to go back!

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dodgefury1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swank! Have not been to such a well designed restaurant. I loved the look as well as the food.

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

Beautiful location. Great service. Great food. Easy parking. No need to drive to the busy “city” or overrated Malibu restaurants. This place has it all. I’ll definitely recommend it to anyone. Will go back again. Weekends is preset menu so be aware. Reservations required

JS
JohnS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were terrific! Great social distancing with tables amply separated. Food was great. Highly recommend.

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Chris
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible night! Blaine was an excellent and generous server. Fantastic ambience, terrific recommendations from the whole team, sublime cocktails, delicious food…and hands down the best steak I’ve ever had. It was a perfect night. Worth saving up for - only wish I could go more often. But looking forward to the next time I can return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was amazing

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Raerae
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pricey but enjoyable and delicious. Will go back to try other items.

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RyanO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful time. The sommelier and wait staff were fantastic and the food and drinks were amazing as well.

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vipLSue
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and fantastic ambiance.

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Picky
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice restaurant with creative cuisine. Perfect location away from hustle and bustle.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents out for anniversary. Great food and environment, not to mention the cocktails and delicious dessert

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GreenGirl
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love Santauri! The cocktails are creative and delicious. The food choices are varied and always very good. Expensive, but fun for a special occasion.

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Bruce
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tennis court seating on weekend, which wasn't too bad. Service was impeccable with Aaron assisting us for our anniversary dinner. Food was good, though was disappointed the braised short rib was not on the menu of weekend. Staff surprised us with a delicious tiny desert for our anniversary which was a very thoughtful gift.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner at Santuari. The experience was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely great.. the food was amazing tried everything from hamachi to bass to steak.. ambiance is great loved it. Will definitely be back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent food & service. The restaurant was very accommodating for the young child who was with us and the staff was super friendly.

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LousieL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great setting. We sat outside and felt safe and comfortable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and kind staff everyone made sure our stay was pleasant

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & impeccable service keeps us coming back for more!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent wine good vibes. Thanks for a great evening

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BreannaT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the dining experience to the food everything was a 10/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot, so happy I found it! I received a call from the host prior to my reservation letting me know about the set menu on weekends, which I appreciate. When we got there the staff were all so kind and informative. They would frequently check on our table throughout the night. I was contemplating a drink and Carlos, our waiter, brought out different drinks for me to try before I committed to anything. Such a lovely evening with great ambiance. This is the perfect spot for a date, catching up with friends, or even an event! I will definitely be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I found the manager to be very rude and nonchalant. The place is nice but now they have the tennis court as a outdoor dining… and while the whole place was empty we got a worst table then when asked to me moved they were hesitant and then wanted to move us towards the exit… they only gave us a better table when we said we were leaving…. It’s a shame 80% of the area was empty and it was hit very nice of them… I don’t think will ever go back… the food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve had with both beautiful ambiance and delicious food! My aunt’s birthday was perfect thanks to the kind, thoughtful and amazing staff and unique, outstanding food and dessert. We will be back soon and highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

JR
JudyR
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I will tell the reading public exactly what I told the hostess. She asked how the food was. I asked her if she wanted the truth and she said yes. I told her the food was mediocre at best. I continued on by letting her know I didn't want a free meal or free dessert or anything. I just wanted her to know my dinner was subpar. The lamb shank came out lukewarm and dry. I don't know where all the rave reviews are coming from but I definitely won't be coming back to this restaurant. My friend had sea bass and she thought it was fine. I live in Studio City and I keep hoping there will be restaurants nearby I can support and love. But sadly it seems as though
if you want good food you need to go on the other side of the hill!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and absolutely loved it! Staff was great and very attentive and friendly. Food was outstanding😍 definitely would love to come back here again

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food, reasonably priced with amazing service. Everything was perfect!

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vipFoodchill
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The best thing going for this restaurant is the service. They all pitch in together to make the meal outstanding. Food is average, but the service and the outdoor seating make up for it.

ME
MarkE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem!! I will definitely return and bring friends!

LA
LusineA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not a special occasion ever goes by without acknowledgment. We were celebrating a friends accomplishments - she passed her board exams - upon arrival we were served champagne and at the end of our incredible meal and service, we were treated to a delicious cheesecake. Thank you for your continued hospitality, food, and beverages - Sean, Michael, and Alou, thanks for everything.

LT
vipLydiaT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were wonderfully spaced. The food is exceptional. Service was perfect. It is clearly our favorite place to be safe and have a wonderful experience.

LA
LisaAD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is outstanding. I recommend you go at least once.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing food!

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nadiah
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was really amazing using local produce. Service was 100%. Really enjoyed the evening dining experience and would definitely recommend!

FAQs

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

Santuari is rated 4.7 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Santuari does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.santuarirestaurant.com/store/gift-cards/.

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.