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Tipple & Brine

4.0
182 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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Featuring small plates for sharing, Tipple & Brine offers a diverse menu with dishes to satisfy every palate. As this restaurant serves upscale seafood, some items on the menu include fried octopus, mussels and oysters. The menu also changes often to accommodate fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Its sophisticated, chic décor makes Tipple & Brine an ideal place for date night or special celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. To complement meals and help guests relax, the menu includes an array of alcoholic beverages such as craft cocktails, beers and wines. Tipple & Brine also hosts a weekday happy hour offering special drinks and appetizers.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(818) 528-2550
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Williams
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Van Nuys Blvd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CynGriff (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2015

I love T&B for cocktails and great food...Equally fun with friends and for husband date nights....

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WasteyourBrine (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2015

Don't waste your money, although the restaurant has very good service and we had a great waiter, the restaurant isn't worth your time. Three items-- including the only beef item wasn't available for our reservation at 7:30pm (on a Tuesday). Not sure how their menu is different from many other trendy/pub restaurants-more of the same-old-same-old, except no burger option--that's distinguishable I guess. What does distinguish it from other restaurants is the poor quality of the food and prices that don't match the ambience or the hype. A great restaurant does it all well -service, ambience, and the food- and here the potential exists, but this restaurant hasn't built its foundation on serving great tasting/quality food, so ultimately the restaurant fails.

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Tina (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

Sea Urchin toast...if you dine at Tipple and Brine you MUST order that. Had friends in town and ordered 4 after the first bite. Also some of the freshest oysters around. Staff is amazing and attentive. Tipple and Brine is a great addition to Sherman Oaks and Ventura Blvd.

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vipShoppercat (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2015

I don't like to compete with the music when talking to dinner companions.
Food very good but too noisy for me.

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AEGinLA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2015

Respectable food (and drink) with solid service and ambience has made this my go-to place in the valley on a variety of occasions. No regrets to date, so kudos to the T&B team!

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Mandimonium (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2015

I loved my experience. The food was perfection and the service was above any expectation. (I spent time in fine dining as a server, so expectations are high.) The marrow was savory and buttery, the beef tender and flavorful. Every dish was creatively crafted and presented, prepared with ideal temps and textures. The Brussels sprouts were firm, but even, with delightful caramelized outer leaves. The drinks delicious, unique and not skimpy, even at happy hour. The oysters were firm and full with no grit at all, and garnished with traditional toppings in a nuanced presentation. The atmosphere is comfortable, with a rustic class that is cool, but not pretentious. It was easy to talk and we lived our in-set window seating. We have decided to make this a regular destination. I strongly recommend Tipple & Brine.

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willewonk (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

This was my second visit here. I enjoyed the first and felt the food was well prepared and conceptually quite interesting. Now it seems boring and overpriced. The oysters and the beer were great. Everything else, hamachi, octopus, swordfish was not worthy of the tariff and strangely tasteless. Something has definitely changed in the kitchen. Also the noise level without great food had become pretty obnoxious. But lots of pretty girls.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2015

From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be a positive first time experience. The hostess was so friendly and welcoming and there was an overall good vibe that transcended the entire restaurant. Music may be too loud for some but I loved the energy and great music choices. It has a great gastropub, rustic decor that that feels warm and inviting. The drinks are to die for! Our waitress was great at making recommendations -the whiskey jalapeno cocktail (Honey Badger) was unbelievable! All ingredients and mixes are fresh-nothing premixed. Stand outs are the oysters- presentation is lovely and oysters were fresh and a good selection. We were also really impressed with the brussell sprouts which we opted for no bacon and they were still so full of flavor- mushroom toast was unreal and save room for the best carrot cake you'll ever have in your life!

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vipgmarch (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

Though the Thai Curry flavor Mussels were fabulous, everything else about Tipple and Brine is not. The music is way too loud to be able to carry on any meaningful conversation. The service was very slow. Took forever to get the bread we requested. Coffee took even longer. Didn't arrive until we were almost finished with our desert.
The Flat Iron Steak was tough and tasteless. Not at all the birthday dinner celebration we had hoped for.
Wouldn't recommend it, and I doubt we would return.

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SamMays (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

Good food in a great atmosphere with a fantastic wait staff. Throw in a few signature drinks and a good variety of beers on tap and what more can you ask. It's a great place to go in Sherman Oaks.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

This was out third or fourth time at T&B, and never fails to impress. Wonderful craft cocktails, delicious oysters, shared plates... a solid option for mid-Valley date night.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

Love this place. Get the Brussel sprouts and mushroom toast. Also the honey badger drink is hot and delicious.

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vipPuglover (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2015

Nothing really stood out to either if us. The menu was just okay. The mussels were great. Lived the non-alcoholic drinks available.

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vipBigG (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 2, 2015

Very poor management! We asked several times to turn down the speakers - no luck. With some songs we couldn't even hear each other. The table next to us also complained. Even for a bar this is violently loud.

Avoid, avoid, avoid!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Went on Halloween and earlyish so was tamer than last time. Sat at open sidewalk side of the restaurant and was some quieter. Food is consistently great for a neighborhood place

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

Two words: Uni Toast! Another bonus word: Oysters! I always get an eastside (cocktail). Their service is always very attentive too. I am glad they switched chefs because I think the updated menu is an improvement :)

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AlexM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

A fun vibe with excellent food, delicious cocktails, attentive staff and cool atmosphere. We'll definitely be back. Especially as it's in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2015

I come here for the uni toast, hammersley oysters, and old fashioneds. Great service, lovely patio seating, and the food is delicious!

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vip808eatz (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2015

This is a tapas style eatery. We started with a dozen chef's choice $1 oysters, which were perfect in size. Med to small, not the big gutty ones. Happy hours toasts - Wild Mushroom and Uni were amazing. So flavorful and a great deal at $5. The items off the menu were also very good, but a bit pricey ($15-20). The Thai mussels were fantastic, and authentically seasoned. The only let down was something like octopus meatballs. I was expecting something similar to Japanese Takoyaki, but instead it was very odd texture like mushy balls of meat that were VERY salty. We parked across the street in a structure, and got a validation with a post-meal stop at Starbucks.

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hms1 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

Salad was very expensive and ridiculously small. Very very loud. Main course ok but there are better places to go.

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Matsui (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

excellent food and service; bar is a cool spot as well

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

I picked Tipple & Brine on a whim. It was a Friday at 8:00. Though only 60% full, the noise was deafening. Turn down the music! My date and I gave up in our attempt to communicate.
The service was slow and bordering on inattentive.
My date liked her fish, my chicken was acceptable.
Not offering espresso and related drinks is an odd choice.

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CanthisbethenextBistro15 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

We started with the olives and oysters, both wonderful. The Chef's Choice oysters were perfect. Generous amount of olives. As we progressed through the menu, the items decreased in size. These were the fig salad, Sea Bass entree and Curry Mussels. All very tasty, however, stretch the boundaries a little, like a bistro, and serve up appropriate portions.

Great re-do of the old space!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2015

It was just the wife and I for a nice little birthday dinner. Food was great! Ambience was great. Drinks were super tasty. I'm for sure going back. We shared a bunch of small plates. Fried Zuchinni, Beets & Burrata, Mussels in a Green Curry Broth, Brussel Sprouts and Manhattans oh my.

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vipTeriB (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

This place has great atmosphere & decor, and the service is fantastic (although our waiter couldn't tell me much about the oysters). The cocktails are worth getting. As far as food, most of it was good. We ordered a dozen oysters, half of which was good, the other half not so good (can't remember their names). The mushroom toast was fabulous. The fig salad was disappointing--a very small portion & just ok flavor. The sea bass was delicious. Overall a great experience, though.

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vipfrrrrrresh (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

Nice special yet type of place you can go to regularly. Fun menu. Good choices without a large menu. Great looking room. So comfortable. Great layout. Super nice service. Cocktails done right, great craft beer list, this place put me in a good mood. You can't go wrong.

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Knish47 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner and birthday/anniversary celebration there. My husband & I enjoy seafood and it's nice to find a place in the valley. Our daughter who likes seafood, but not fish put together a satisfying dinner of sides. I was particularly happy because when I made our Open Table reservation, I put in a request for a birthday surprise for my husband and our waiter brought us a complimentary slice of their famous carrot cake (the best I've ever had!) with a candle, without me having to mention it to him. We always go out to celebrate birthdays and other occasions and I have often put in special requests in the Open Table reservation, got to the restaurant and no one seemed to have read the request. Kudos to Tipple & Brine!

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vipVail77 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 7, 2015

The ambiance was awesome and so was the entire set up. The owner certainly put much thought into this establishment. The music was perfect. The food was also pretty good. The one and only main issue we experienced was the poor service. It was nearly 7 minutes after we were seated that the waitress came over. We ordered two drinks and that also took nearly 7 minutes. The waitress was friendly but lacked experience. We might return again but probably not. There's just no tolerance in us for poor service, and especially when a restaurant is 50% occupied. We really wanted this place to be higher caliber.

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Channy (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Overall... Too dark- can't see what your eating. Perhaps that's why the portions are bite size. However, good for drinks and small bites.

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vipLADiner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2015

4th or 5th time that I've had dinner there. Kinda 'meh' - had the seafood stew tonight - sauce too thick, mussels so tiny,almost non- existent, shrimp - tasteless - 2slabs of toast on top made it look like a TV Commerical for a fast food burger joint $ 26. WAY overpriced for just so/so food - all 5 entrees are about the same price. Martini up - 'Luke cold" & served in a martini glass that could double as a cup for sherbet at a Marriot Hotel

Appetizers to share - olives, Brussels sprouts and tuna - ok - but nothing to back for.

Noise level - (music) - obscenely loud. Server volunteered & said they glued the volume control, so they can't lower it - others apparently feel the same.

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