Tuning Fork

4.4
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173 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

The Tuning Fork is a comfortable, timeless gathering place for the special neighborhood that is Studio City. We feature an amazing selection of California craft beer, sustainable and small family produced wines, and seasonal comfort food in a warm, inviting environment.

It’s a friendly hangout where local residents, business people, actors and crews who walk over from CBS Studios a block away, musicians and other creative types all feel at home. Conversation abounds at The Tuning Fork, where friendships between guests and between guests and staff seem to blossom every day.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Phone number
(818) 623-0734
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jay Bedassie
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Catering
We can accommodate events up to 50 people in-house and can cater events up to 200 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Laurel Canyon
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Public transit
Ventura Blvd / Laurel Canyon
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Entertainment
Monday: Acoustic Open Mic 9pm-close

Wednesday: Acoustic Blues 9pm-close
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 173 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WF
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and wine choices. The salmon is as good as it gets.

JJ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have always loved this place and though I would recommend to my friends, my most recent visit was not nearly what I have had in past. Maybe it was just one of those things. Was told I couldn’t get a table till 9, walked in at 9 and place was maybe 3/4 empty. Service was at best ok, usually it’s spot on. Little details like water never refilled and I don’t recall if we were checked on until it was time for check. Like I said, TF is an awesome place and though I haven’t been there in a bit, I’ll chalk it up to an anomaly.

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in Los Angeles - "Light My Fire" burger

mmmmm

Best service. Great beer.

Good chill place to watch the game during the day or early evening!!!

C
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the most underrated spots in Studio City. LOVE this restaurant and am constantly ordering different things every time I go. It never gets old! Needs a little interior design love, but who cares!! PS, get the Gluten Free Fried Chicken Unreal, I tell you.

j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great fish and chips. Noisy, but great service. Not a place for a quiet conversation.

T
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

First, the food was wonderful, absolutely delicious. Beautiful. Good selection of items. Our server was very nice and attentive. Two complaints: (1) The portions were a little too small. If you go, be sure to order several different items. (2) It was way too loud. We brought family from out of town but could not really have a nice conversation due to the noise level. Overall, the food was fabulous, the staff were awesome. They even called me to confirm my reservation and were extremely friendly.

T
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun place and great menu!

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in studio city. Hands down!

K
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is excellent. Fresh, organic. They even have vegan options. Pricing is a little high per portion size but maybe not for quality of food. Service however was very slow. I had to ask for lemon for my water 3 times. My husband and I ordered soup and they brought the other soup 10 min after after we had to ask. I never got an offer to refill my drink I had to ask and it was at least 5 min between asking and receiving. I would go back for the food only but it is a very small restaurant so you have to get there early or late.
I had the truffle burger and it was awesome with cauliflower mash to die for. I swear it was potatoes.

CC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, good brews. It was pretty empty when we ate there (just us and another couple), which surprised me. I am sure it was because of the time of day we were there (around 3:00/3:30 p.m.). It appears to be a place that people go to for happy hour or late night? Glad we were there when we had the place to ourselves. Made it very comfy/cozy. A definite "return engagement" place for me.

MV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food! The tomato soup was perfection and the egg salad sandwich delicious. Home made potato chips are great, too! Terrific service, very nice people, loved the whole experience. Only minor criticism is that it can be loud, so if that matters to you, now you know!

BS
New England
37 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and draft beer selection. Great neighborhoody place. Best tomato soup ever.

LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a dinner with a friend and the food is really excellent. Portions are a little small, but the vibe, service and quality of the food make-up for it.

I
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The food was great! The staff wasn’t friendly which ruined the experience because the food was great.
The restaurant is poorly lit it was hard to see the menu.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

New years eve

E
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tuning Fork never disappoints. Great hamburgers and more. The restaurant has a nice vibe. Always enjoy going.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get away and enjoy a new side of studio city. They’re burgers are EVERYTHING! Definitely recommend this restaurant for a low key enjoyable evening.

MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Their burgers are authentic, i.e., not disguised so you can taste both the meat and sauce.

The service is truly good. The staff is friendly, professional ( they know their jobs) and super attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our dinner and will certainly return. We had the pulled pork sandwich, which is seriously one of the best we’ve had, and we had the salmon. Great little neighborhood restaurant!

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was good...small place but way too loud.

S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality food, great service. Will definitely hit this place again.

HD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, easy dinner - love the pulled pork sandwich and the burgers!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food and our waiter was amazing! First time going and definitely will be back❤️❤️❤️

JC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nothing special. Food was just okay. We had chips (meh), bison sliders (pretty good ), and flat iron steak with fries (again, just okay). Small portions which works for us. The red ale and the service was very good.

A
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wonderful music Fantastic evening!!! Can’t wait to return!

NS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely time at the Tuning fork for my 118th birthday dinner! The staff was absolutely accomodating and pleasant. The
food was filling and simply delicious. Everyone at my table loved what they ordered! I had the (V) Shepard pie, yum! As I dissolved the dish with the tuning of the fork; it made me a beautiful pregnant food belly. It was a delightful evening with friends and live music. Merci, Tuning Fork!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Steak special. Really good but really small. More like appetizer sized. Not a full bar but good wines avail

S
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and we will definitely be back. The service was lackluster as our server did not check back to see how we liked our food when we were eating and we were also not asked if we wanted any coffee or dessert. The waiter was okay just not particularly friendly or outgoing. The host was welcoming when we arrived.

SC
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The atmosphere is fun and casual. Food was very tasty, excellent actually, especially the smokestack (pulled bbq pork.) The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed themselves. My only complaint is that the beer was not very cold. It was cool (close to room temp)...which is too warm for me. Funny thing is the sign outside was enticing as it advertised cold beer. So, the beer should have been cold!

MZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Everything went wrong! They did not have a table for me. They got my meal wrong. They re-made it and it was wrong again. The server/manager made me feel like it was my fault because I would not let them re-make it again. By that time I was so hungry I just wanted to eat. Overall, it was a horrible experience.

l
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special, nothing terrible

e
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Service is slow but food is great

j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience3

It was way too over priced, especially for their food taste and quality.

AY
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love their veggie lentil sandwich. Creative and delicious!!!

BC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our time at Tuning Folk. Good food, nice servers and love their higher end Pinot Noir. Food always had been great.

DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Got a table and then we were told they weren't looking at their OpenTable reservations but they would have another table ready anyway in 10min's. Well 15min's later we were seated. The food was good but pretty pricey for lunch. And the waitress came by when I was still finishing my salad to ask if we were finished. My co-workers were and I said we were nearly done. So she took my plate away with the rest of my salad and left my co-workers empty plates. I am never coming back here. The service is terrible and they don't even look at their OpenTable reservations.

e
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We waited 40 minutes for our food. Tables that were seated after us got their food before we did. Portion sizes were small.

AS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Seemed a bit too laid back: not attentive during the meal, didn't clear table or offer dessert until asked - may have ben short staffed for the evening. Food was very good. Hope they will improve the ""table to kitchen to table" flow by the time we return which will be soon.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, great people. Waited a really long time for dessert.

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