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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in San Fernando Valley / Valencia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in San Fernando Valley / Valencia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Brandy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (24)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Glendale
About the restaurant
The Brandy is Glendale's new and chic restaurant incorporating the highest quality Mediterranean and American cuisine along with craft cocktails and the finest hookah. Vision and inspiration for The Brandy was to rejuvenate three critical elements of the modern dining experience: high quality servings, exceptional service, and dynamic entertainment. The exceptional team at The Brandy has decades of experience managing and serving many establishments throughout the Great Los Angeles area and has utilized its vast knowledge of the industry to set forth a truly rare and distinctive yet familial and cozy vibe. The Brandy strives for the best in every sector and never sacrifices one for the others.
Top review
HenryNvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Great experience. Food is great, and entertainment is awesome. All the servers, including management, are friendly and hospitable... the Brandy is the place to be on the weekends.. Never a dull moment...thank you.
A photo of L’avenue restaurant lounge bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (15)
$50 and over
Modern European
Glendale
About the restaurant
Welcome to the new gem in Glendale, L’Avenue invites you to escape the ordinary & enter a realm where the art of mixology meets the thrill of live entertainment. Our venue combines the allure of a speakeasy, the ambiance of a cocktail lounge, and the energy of a weekend club—all under one roof.

The heartbeat of L’Avenue is our carefully crafted menu, drawing inspiration from the richness of European culinary traditions, promising a dining experience that transcends borders. Our craft cocktails are liquid masterpieces for all the senses that tell a story with every sip. From classic concoctions to innovative libations, each drink is a celebration of flavor and artistry.

But L’Avenue is more than just a place to savor extraordinary drinks and delectable cuisine—it's a haven for those seeking live entertainment. As the evening unfolds, our stage comes alive with a rotation of talented musicians, captivating performers, and DJs who set the perfect vibe for an unforgettable night.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
Definitely will go back Great food, music and ambience.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Sherman Oaks, CA restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1131)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Sherman Oaks
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
AdikA
Dined 6 days ago
As usual all was good , food was delicious, it’s my favorite restaurant Always something new added to menus
A photo of ONYX restaurant
4.5
4.5 (123)
$30 and under
Japanese
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
About the restaurant
ONYX Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offers delectable Japanese-influenced seafood creations from sushi to sashimi, hand rolls and more.
Top review
RandyH
Dined 1 day ago
Food was amazing. Service was great! Server spoke about each dish and explained how it was prepared. Also server did a Sake pairing with the dish. First time here and fell in love with it.
A photo of Kalaveras - Burbank restaurant
4.5
4.5 (45)
$30 and under
Mexican
Burbank
About the restaurant
Kalaveras is a unique fast casual concept with vibrant colors, art, music, and culture of a time honored tradition – El Dia de Los Muertos. A blend of innovative urban mixology, Latin American culinary classics, tribute to well known Hispanic artists, and nothing but buenas vibras! We offer all the best weekly specials, like $4.99 Margarita Mondays, $1.50 Taco Tuesday, All you can eat Sunday Buffet and more!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The service was great and the food was delicious! The host and serves were on point and the general manager even came by to check on us.
A photo of On the Thirty restaurant
4.4
4.4 (126)
$30 and under
Sports Bar
Sherman Oaks
About the restaurant
****** We're showing a Pay-Per-View event during our dinner shift on February 22nd, 2020. All guests in the restaurant will be charged a $10 cover. ******

On the Thirty offers food, libations and a good time in a fun, casual atmosphere. It's a great place for friends to hang out, catch up and watch a game on the numerous flat-screen televisions throughout the establishment. On the Thirty serves up artisanal pizzas with gourmet toppings like fig jam, herb goat cheese and bourbon-marinated filet mignon. It also offers gourmet sandwiches, entrées and desserts. Praised in numerous publications such as Our Ventura Blvd and Boulevard Magazine, On the Thirty's mixologists create flavorful signature cocktails at the bar. This pub and eatery features 30 craft beers with international selections, as well as 30 boutique California wines. It hosts events and has a private room with catering services for parties. Reservations are also welcome for groups of eight and more.

Top review
eater
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Great food and drinks. Our server was helpful and cheery. We sat outside on a Saturday night and the noise from Ventura was a little loud but expected.
A photo of Frida Mexican Cuisine - Sherman Oaks restaurant
4.4
4.4 (165)
$30 and under
Mexican
Sherman Oaks
About the restaurant
We are open for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery - we care for you! Take care of yourselves and eat Mexican food! We are open during normal business hours.
Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday, 11am-11pm
Sunday, 10am-9pm

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Great food, great drips and service was good ! Looking to come again!
A photo of Olive & Fig Restaurant And Jazz Bar restaurant
4.4
4.4 (190)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
West Hills
About the restaurant
Olive & Fig Restaurant And Blues Bar is your prime destination for delicious and authentic Mediterranean dishes. Our menu features various traditional dishes that are carefully prepared to ensure the best taste every time you dine with us. Whether you are trying our food for the first time or are a long-time patron of our Mediterranean restaurant, you are sure to enjoy every bite. If you have been looking for a new spot to enjoy healthy food and live music, we are the place for you. For more information about our menu, contact us at Olive & Fig Restaurant And Blues Bar today!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
What an amazing restaurant. Our first time coming here and we absolutely loved it. Very clean and stylish. Food was perfect.
A photo of Newhall Refinery restaurant
4.3
4.3 (45)
$31 to $50
American
Newhall
About the restaurant
Newhall's first Gastropub located in the heart of historic Old Town Newhall. Come take a stroll in the western walk of stars and enjoy a delicious meal on Main Street at Newhall Refinery.

We are open for Dine-In, Takeout, and Delivery; Tues - Thur from 11:30 - 9pm, Fri 11:30 - 11pm, Sat 10:30 - 11pm and Sunday from 10:30 - 9pm. We are taking reservations for Dine-In over the phone or through Open Table. For Takeout, give us a call or visit . We look four website at www.newhallrefinery.com. We look forward to seeing your friendly faces again!

Our distinctive menu embodies the respect and passion we have for originality, all menu items are created in house from scratch and pair perfectly with our extensive specialty craft beers, cocktails and wines.

Top review
KarlaC
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
Always a good experience & love tasting different food on the menu, everything is delicious. Drinks are perfect too. We always enjoy it with my family. Thank you for always making our experience enjoyable.
A photo of MYA Rooftop Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (646)
$30 and under
French / Japanese
Glendale
About the restaurant
MYA Rooftop Restaurant is a lush outdoor hideaway perched on the 7th story of The Glenmark, where sweeping views and open-air vistas await you for cocktails, events or special celebrations. The 5,000 square foot al fresco space features a full rooftop kitchen. Text us at (818) 731-7741 for reservations or DM us on Instagram @mya_losangeles

Click on the link below to reserve your table now.
https://www.opentable.com/r/rooftop-at-the-glenmark-hotel-reservations-glendale?restref=1080793&lang=en-US&ot_source=Restaurant%20website

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Amazing rooftop. Love coming out here for mine and my husbands date nights.
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