Santuari Restaurant

4.8
98 reviews
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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.

The varied menu highlighted by Mediterranean accents includes; roasted carrot hummus; housemade chorizo flat bread with Manchego cheese; sweet pea ravioli with ricotta cheese, Meyer lemon beurre blanc and mushrooms; seared scallops with charred onion purée and fennel salad. The menu also features evergreen dishes including grilled rack of lamb with Greek yogurt and pomegranate; and a 28 oz dry-aged bone-in ribeye with a roasted garlic butter crust.

Santuari Restaurant
323-902-9700
info@santuarirestaurant.com
www.santuarirestaurant.com
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Tue - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM

What 98 People Are Saying
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XG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. I am already planning to dine here again.

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DM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Lamb Chops! Great!! Enough for two; even the salads are big enough for two and great flavors.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

It was just very weird. Pleasant, but weird.

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SS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place...top notch service... short ribs were fall apart tender but missing flavor, beet salad was fabulous, mussels were excellent and strawberry shortcake was sweet and tart at the same time...biscuit was excellent

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JB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant
Definitely recommend.. manager and staff are good. Great for groups. Tapas style. Cocktails are on point

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U
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Ambiance, food, and service!

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JC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite Toluca Lake dining spot
Carrot hummus
Sweet pea ravioli
Rack of Lamb
And homemade desserts exquisite

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KM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not sure why we had never heard about Santuari before this weekend, but glad we discovered it this weekend. Food was simply amazing, from the beet salad, seafood linguini, perfectly cooked scallops and the best sea bass we've ever had. "Santuari" means sanctuary in Catalan (as explained by the manager) and it lives up to its name as each dinning area represents a different pleasant ambiance (Morocco, Spain, Greece (Santorini) with food to match. Don't be put off that it's connected to the Toluca Lake Tennis Club...once you dig into some of the best dishes in all of L.A. you'll forget where you are! Do not pass this one up.

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MY
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was wonderful and staff was exceptional.

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent. Some favorites were the white fish ceviche, the beet salad, and the scallops. Every bite was phenomenal. We sat outside which has a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is lovely and our waitress - Karisa was attentive and on point with her recommendations. I will definitely return!

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d
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing!We were there for lunch. And our server was amazing.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santuari is a hidden gem! Five stars all around. The menu is thoughtful and creative, with a clear Mediterranean influence evident in the spices and flavor profiles. I’ve been here twice for dinner and once for brunch. The ambience is beautiful and perfect for date night, special occasion dinner with family, or a meal with friends. Service is wonderful and the staff is knowledgable about the menu offerings. Some standouts on the menu would be: the grilled octopus, the lamb chops (order medium rare, they are perfect), the banana bread (brunch menu), the Whats Up Doc cocktail (totally strange cocktail but delicious), and the baklava cheesecake. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Each section of the restaurant has it’s own distinct look/feel so it can feel like a different experience each time depending on where you’re seated. This place does not disappoint, I highly recommend!

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BE
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in the greater LA area. Beautiful restaurant, outstanding friendly service and spectacular, creative dishes. We’ll be back soon!

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M
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a little gem in the valley! The food is spectacular, the service is just right and the ambiance is relaxed and quiet. This was our second time here and it was just as fantastic as the first time. We will look forward to going again and telling everyone about this hidden gem in the valley!

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GM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Far too long a wait between courses. Otherwise, very good.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service! Usually brunches in the area are packed and chaotic, Santuori was a true sanctuary, with a relaxing atmosphere. The food was *incredible*, the perfect place for my birthday brunch!

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LL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Michael, took excellent care to make sure our dining experience was par excellence! Michael was gracious, knowledgeable and a wonderful guide to the menu ensuring our selections suite our particular tastes.

Sean, the GM & Sommelier gave us a warm welcome and provided his expertise in wines to compliment our meal.

Bring your friends to this wonderful restaurant where the food and ambience blend the Mediterranean with the California vibe! Toluca Lake’s best kept secret!!!

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w
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious breakfast/brunch treat. Elevates the whole experience. Went with out of town guests on Father's Day. Great decision, very pretty and excellent food.

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k
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant décor is elegant, the service was exceptional, our waiter Roberto was very attentive and knows his menu and offered great suggestions.
The food was delicious and fresh.
Will definitely recommend to friends. It was a pleasant experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was beautiful and the food was delicious. Got a few items to share between us (group of 10) for the appetizers and salads. Loved the Carrot Hummus, Beet Salad, and the Farm Salad. For my main, I got the grilled rack of lamb. It was amazing! It was so tender and melted in my mouth. The yogurt sauce also complimented the lamb well. Our server, Roberto, was great! He took the time to explain the menu items to us since it was our first time and he was very attentive. Great experience!

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h
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food & venue. My second time here. It did not disappoint.

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KP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience Mussels were great, and little gem salad, lamb chops.
Service was Great! Definitely going back and bringing Friends

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CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning location, the food was delicious and the service was amazing!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Upscale dishes to die for. I will be returning for sure. Most important it is not dark in there , and not loud , you can see clearly and hear clearly the person you are having a dinner with !

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server and management made you feel special. Great diverse menu. Fabulous ambiance. It’s our go to place for folks with the budget as it is Ian impressive experience. My third time there and I will be going back!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place for dinning. The middle room is too noisy, the back room or the green room can be noisy but not as bad. Overall, great service and great food. Recommend this place and find out for yourself.

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KI
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely restaurant. The food is beautifully presented and wonderfully delicious. I love this place and highly recommend it.

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SB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my mom here for her birthday and she loved the beautiful atmosphere and yummy food. The interiors made our celebration feel even more special and the service was top notch.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. From the confirmation call I received regarding our reservation and the inquiry on any dietary restrictions to the seating options all of which were gorgeous. We opted for outdoor seating with a toasty heat lamp. Our server Tita was so attentive and gave us a variety of options to suit our no dairy no gluten needs. Definitely recommend for a large group or intimate birthday dinner.

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n
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and artfully presented.
Staff were very attentive and couldn’t be nicer.
A great dining experience!!

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GM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wait staff was terrific, friendly. But food came out way too slowly. Long waits between each course.

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j
Los Angeles
319 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time in and another great experience. Really love the look of this place and the food is delicious. Ordered a pasta dish (tagliatelle) and it was way under-cooked. Brought it to the attention of the server who happily took it back to replace and the 2nd one was perfect and delicious. Have had the sea bass, short ribs, rack of lams, mussels, carrot hummus and all were excellent. Some great drinks, too. Try the What's Up Doc. Nice wine selection. As I mentioned, the service is excellent.

Friends have tried the brunch and loved it. A great choice for a meal.

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food is amazing, decor is amazing, people in tennis gear with tennis rackets strewn about the bar is a major drawback. Lack of other patrons destroys the ambiance. Hopefully it’ll catch on and more people will begin to go.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely meal in a great venue. The food was spectacular, but I think I’ll be back for brunch because the price points look more reasonable and have a broader range of options. Would be a great place for studio lunches.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beet salad was my favorite. Sea bass civiche was a close second. Both delicious. I'll definitely be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went there for lunch and dinner and not disappointed. Service was great and food was good.

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TV
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are getting a bit tired of the so-called hipster dining spots around L.A.
Yes, their avacado toast might be incredible, but if you have to yell at each other over the din, how much fun is that?
Santuari is like a "resort" restaurant in Burbank in the Toluca Lake Tennis Center.
Spacious with both indoor and outdoor seating, the food is exceptional, the wait staff very attentive, and
the overall experience is like dining in a high end resort.
My only small complaint is that they could use a few more vegetarian items on their menu.

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Inventive food well executed. The pasta ravioli/pea tendrils was very good with the beet salad amazing and different. The sea bass was delicious. The "cheesecake" desert was outstanding. The only negative was a weak wine list which we were told by the server is in the process of being upgraded.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! We went for lunch to celebrate my daughter's 8th grade promotion and was impressed with the service, ambiance, and quality of the food. I can't wait to go back to check out their dinner experience!

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