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.
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- 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
Our meals were excellent. Nicely prepared, fresh, innovative. Service was a little slow on our drink orders, but was fine after that.
We reserved table in patio but they set as at tennis courts.
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!
Everything was amazing. Great food and service was fantastic!!
A must. Wouldn’t even know this gem was there. Can’t wait to go back!
Swank! Have not been to such a well designed restaurant. I loved the look as well as the food.
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
Service and ambience were terrific! Great social distancing with tables amply separated. Food was great. Highly recommend.
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.
Staff and food was amazing
Pricey but enjoyable and delicious. Will go back to try other items.
Absolutely wonderful time. The sommelier and wait staff were fantastic and the food and drinks were amazing as well.
Excellent service, delicious food and fantastic ambiance.
A nice restaurant with creative cuisine. Perfect location away from hustle and bustle.
Took my parents out for anniversary. Great food and environment, not to mention the cocktails and delicious dessert
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.
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.
We enjoyed dinner at Santuari. The experience was amazing.
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
Beautiful place, excellent food & service. The restaurant was very accommodating for the young child who was with us and the staff was super friendly.
Excellent food and service! Great setting. We sat outside and felt safe and comfortable.
Great service and kind staff everyone made sure our stay was pleasant
Amazing food & impeccable service keeps us coming back for more!
Great food excellent wine good vibes. Thanks for a great evening
From the dining experience to the food everything was a 10/10
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 :)
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
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!
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!
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
Very delicious food, reasonably priced with amazing service. Everything was perfect!
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.
This restaurant is a gem!! I will definitely return and bring friends!
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.
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.
The food and service is outstanding. I recommend you go at least once.
Beautiful place with amazing food!
Menu was really amazing using local produce. Service was 100%. Really enjoyed the evening dining experience and would definitely recommend!
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.