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The Bleecker Street

3.9
770 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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The Bleecker Street is a classic American restaurant in Tarzana, California. The rustic dining room is designed to be cozy and relaxing. Brick interior walls and dark wood paneling encompass the entire restaurant, while antique furniture is spread around the edges for storage and display. With hanging chandeliers around the ceilings and a beautifully arranged bar, The Bleecker Street is an elegant choice for meals of all occasions. Guests can choose to sit in the main dining room, the interior mezzanine or the intimate outdoor patio wit ha lovely street view.

The Bleecker Street offers late lunch and dinner all week with a special weekend brunch as well. Popular entrees include the blue smoke BBQ pizza, halibut, short ribs, white fish piccata and the house burger. All meals from this restaurant can be ordered for special events or catering.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Mexican, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch Tuesday - Friday 11am - 3pm. /Dinner: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - Close. Sat/Sun Dinner 3:00pm - Close. Sat Brunch and Lunch 10:00 to 3:00 /Sun Brunch and Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Happy Hour- Mon - Fri 3pm - 7pm
Sat 3pm - 7pm
Sun 3pm- Close (All Day!!)
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
We offer customized menus to fit the needs of our guests.
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Catering
Book your private events here!! We have a private space for showers, birthdays, corporate events. For information contact the General Manager Kimmy Ward
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ventura Blvd.
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Parking details
Free and Plentiful located directly adjacent to entrance
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Entertainment
Live Music evry Thursday Night 6:30-9:00
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 21, 2015

Great restaurant, great food, amazing happy hour prices!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2015

Title pretty much says it all; food was really good, waiter was friendly and attentive. Had the salmon which was cooked just right and really good. I'm picky about my calamari, and their's was excellent. And the pecan pie for dessert was fantastic. The decor is inviting and a little different from the average restaurant, and the prices were fair. All in all - a really nice experience. Oh - and there's a live guitar player. Not too loud - just nice background music...

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2015

Don't let Bleecker Street's appearance fool you. The restaurant doesn't look like much from the street. As you enter through the doors, there was a huge curtain to move out of the way to get in. The place looked romantic and vibrant! However, the staff looked frazzled when we came over to check in (we had reservations). I had to ask some of the staff to move out of the way so I could get through and over to my table. However, the food was delicious. I ordered the beef tenderloins while my boyfriend ordered the seafood cioppino. The tenderloins came with mashed potatoes but the horseradish in it was a bit overwhelming. Overall the food was good. The food came out somewhat quickly but everyone felt like in a rush that night so the service wasn't too great. I'd come back again, maybe for lunch.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2015

The special dine la offered an avocado chicken and mozzarella salad. Realized at the end that there never was avocado offered. The desert apple cobbler came with literally a half of a tablespoon of ice cream.

The main menu had a Chinese chicken salad and right underneath it said extra for chicken, fish, or ? WHen asked what that meant some ridiculous answer was given. '

Service was slow but the weird menu offerings made it questionable.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2015

Food was good. Not great, but good, with a nice variety for different tastes. Service was great. Very attentive. We got a drink at the bar first and bartender was fun. Nice bar too. Also had live music. We were there on a weeknight, so wasn't crowded at all, but I can see this place as being a fun spot to go to in the neighborhhood on a Friday or Saturday Night. You can park in the underground structure across the street for free, or walk to it if you live close by.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2015

We had a really great dining experience here. We were seated immediately, and they say us up on the balcony. The atmosphere is really cool, the service was great, and the food was wonderful. What more can you ask for? We will definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2015

Good solid food and choices. Nice restaurant. Parking has become a pain since lot behind is being turned into condos. Happy hour good not great as across the street at Kravings. Service timely.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2015

Bleecker is one of the best restaurants in the west Valley. On this visit the lemon basamic dressing was very bland. No one offered ground pepper, & there was no salt or pepper on the table. The pecan pie was a BIG disappointment. Poor way to end an otherwise nice meal, but the server took it off the bill without our asking.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2015

I very much enjoyed my dinner at Bleecker Street. The food was good, the service was prompt, and the restaurant was very nice.
There is street parking as well as a parking lot across the street.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2014

Outstanding service from Katrina! Friendly, responsive and very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2014

We were a group of 8 celebrating a birthday. The service was great. We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy a wonderful get together. We split several different entrees. The pizzas were very good. The pasts was just okay. Our table was a good size. It was an enjoyable evening. Fun time.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2014

This was our first visit to Bleecker Street. It was the waiters 2nd day on the job. It was all too overwhelming for him trying to stay on top of all that is needed to offer exceptional service. It took so long for the 3 draft beers to arrive all we could was laugh. We were sitting right next to the bar so we know how busy or un-busy it was. Next were the 3 martinis sitting on the bar getting warmer by the minute. I almost got up to get it myself as I want an ice cold martini. I think management could have helped him out to provide the service needed for the customer. The food and atmosphere were good. Maybe try it for lunch.

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2.0Dined on November 2, 2014

Looks nice from the outside, but inside things are not being managed very well. We went in during a very slow time of day and there were only three other tables besides ours, no large parties, and yet we had to wave down the wait staff every time we needed something. The waiter was not very knowledgeable or forthcoming regarding the food or bar drinks. Times between drink order and delivery was very long. The owner/manager was sitting near the bar and did not attempt to correct the issue. This is surprising, since their prices are a bit steep; so we expected a more attentive staff. This restaurant is very near our house and we eat out a lot, but we will not return to Bleecker Street.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2014

Perfect ambiance for dining out with friends. Nice wine selection and food offerings. Highly recommend the goat cheese appetizer and 42nd Street pizza - the best! The service - bartender and waiter were fabulous!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2014

The lighting works great for a late night romantic date. The staff was very courteous, and the food was delicious. I am planning to go back.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2014

My wife and I have been repeat customers to The Bleecker St. on several occasions. Service and food quality have been consistently good. Our most recent visit found us upstairs due to the last minute nature of the reservation. While service was a tad slower than it had been on past visits, I wouldn't consider the extra time a negative as I it allowed my wife and I time to chat. I'd attribute extra time to our host having truck up and down the stairs for ourselves and others.

Otherwise, we really enjoy this place. For me, having Stone Brewey on tap is great- saves the trip to San Marcos. For my wife, it's all about the short ribs.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2014

The food is always good, the service leaves a lot to be desired. The waiters are consistently slow. IF you have patience the menu is fun and varied.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2014

We had a very nice lunch. The Server was go helpful. Even took the group photograph of this very nice occasion.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2014

The food couldn't have been more terrific -- interesting salads; crab cakes to die for, wonderful shrimp -- but the afternoon sun glaring through the 12' high windows was really strong. They have shades, but they don't really work. We will go back, but ionly at lunchtime, or after dark.

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2014

We have dined here half a dozen times and were perfectly happy with our experiences. I read some negative reviews written in the past month but brushed them aside and came anyway. Glad I did as we again had a fine meal, very attentive service and a very satisfying experience. If your a food snob I prefer you not ruin the ambience so stay home. It's just fine for us mere mortals.

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2.0Dined on August 29, 2014

The hostess looks annoyed when you come in. The wait staff was great. My wife's burger was DRY and just not very good. Had to get some more sauce to put on it. The beef short rib was pretty good but just nothing great. I have to say we used to like this place a lot more, but judging by how empty it was on a Friday after 7:30 I'm guessing others are noticing it too.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2014

Good food, good service. A little pricey but there was no one there on a Sunday evening. Was once a vibrant restaurant but the last couple of times we have been there has been a noticeable drop off in patrons.

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2014

This is a good place for a mid week dinner. Would not waste my Saturday night here. Been here a few times. Will not rush back. Service was lousy our waiter was training someone - was like the blind leading the blind. We had been the restaurant for 15 mins and had to ask for service. It was a Tuesday night and not that busy so there was no excuse for poor service

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2014

we have never had a bad meal yet. we try all different food and everything is always delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2014

The restaurant is very stylish with the modern rustic look that's so popular now. The service was great, although we had an early dinner and not many other patrons.
The fish was overcooked and chewy and the pasta sauce had too many capers, which gave it an "off" overpowering flavor, especially for a white fish dish.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2014

Mostly enjoyed the first time experience at this restaurant. The DineLA menu was good but the overall ambiance is not terribly inviting.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2014

Great location with terrific trendy spot to people watch. The food was simply average at best. We tried many appetizers, entrees and dessert as well. All was just OK. Service was fine and prices are very reasonable. So dgo for a early evening drink and a pizza...

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2014

I usually like Bleeker Street but the experience this time was just so so. The hostess was slow and not very attentive. The food was good but nothing stood out. And the creme brulee- the top was soggy and not hard like normal creme brulee's. The waiter was awesome and friendly though he did forget to have us taste the wine when we bought a bottle which to me is a no no.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2014

It's dineLA week and there's only one person manning this participating restaurant at lunch. Ill-planned wouldn't you think? Ordered off the special dineLA menu and the steak came out overdone I couldn't slice it with the knife. Understandably so the poor lone server couldn't find the opportunity to make my cappuccino so she comped me with iced tea. Thank you for the effort. It's too bad there was very little to work with in that situation.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2014

This was a last minute dineLA find. We live I'm Northridge and this Tarzana spot was one of the closest to us. We were pleasantly surprised by the laid back cool vibe inside Bleeker Street. The portions were so generous we were stuffed and took dessert home. Crab cake appetizer was delicious. There was sauce and potatoes on the side that were so satisfying. My bf got the rare ahi tuna app that was perfect.
I ordered the lamb as a main cooked rare and it was more cooked medium but the flavor was there so I forgive that. Bf ordered the mushroom and seafood risotto which was so rich and filling ( I'm a good way.) I highly recommend checking this place out!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2014

I have never been disappointed at Bleeker street. the beef filet was wonderful as well as the walnut crust halibut

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Food was good. Menu had a lot to choose from. I recommend sharing a pizza if you get one as they are really big. The parking was easy, ambience is nice and the service was good. Overall a great experience. I would go back.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

I realize that The Bleecker Street has been around for a few years but I've never had reason to dine in and around Tarzana. I'm really happy we picked this spot. The salad choices were great and the freshness of the food was fantastic. We met the owner and she really does take the time and attention needed to make sure your meal is enjoyable. We'll have to go back to try the pizza!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2014

Dine in LA menu is amazing. The mushroom salad is a must and so is the coconut shrimp. Food and drinks always fabulous but these were two new items and they were delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2014

I went to Bleecker street for the first time on Mobday. There was free parking in the garage across the street, food was awesome, service was great. The owner was there and came out to ask us how things were going. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will definitely return every time we are near by.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2014

Good food, great service. Had a guitar playing guy singing his heart out too. Great ambience.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2014

We were delighted to find this delightful restaurant, where we sat on a lovely outdoor patio with a clean, pretty street view. Food was good, not great.

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2014

Our server was nice but MIA most of the time. We ordered soup which was the best part of the meal. My lettuce in my wedge salad was not cold and crisp, it was luke warm and a little wilty. My turkey burger was not good (which I think is supposed to be one of their specialties). It almost tasted like a so-so veggie patty. My husband's pizza came out luke warm, the cheese had no flavor, the sauce had no flavor and the tomatoes on top had absolutely no flavor. We probably won't go back unless we see from reviews that there was a major overhaul on the quality of their food. Too bad too, it's a cute place in a perfect location.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and the place was pretty quiet. The food was great and the service was exactly. I

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2014

the décor was warm and inviting. service and food was delicious, and served beautifully. the whole evening was a pleasant surprise!

(I THOUGHT THAT DINING THIS WEEKEND WOULD DOUBLE THE 100 POINTS??)

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