Need some help for Valley Lunch
I want to take my wife somewhere new and not to expensive for Lunch this Sat. in the Valley. Somewhere between 405 and the 5 south of 118. Probably going to do a lunch and movie type of deal. She can be picky, I was thinking Italian, Steakhouse, or really good Chinese. Here's the catch, No more than $50 for the two of us. Thanks guys.
We don't have any really great Chinese between the 405 and the 5 and south of the 118, unfortunately. But you could go to Spumoni on Ventura west of Van Nuys.
Thought I would bump with addition, Some place close to Burbank because thats where the movie is playing.
For Italian, I'd also recommend Spumoni on Ventura--the gnocchi bar is great. There's also Mazzarino's on Riverside at Coldwater--amazing arabiatta sauce.
No great Chinese food in the area that I'm aware of, but there is great Thai food in North Hollywood: Sri Siam at Coldwater Canyon & Vanowen. The best Tom Kah Kai I've ever tasted, and a really incredible specialty dish called crispy rice salad that shouldn't be missed.
If you want to stay in Burbank, enjoy Chipotle, or Fuddruckers.
Not Italian, Chinese or a steakhouse, but Chadaka Thai is surprisingly good and elegant, especially given that it's in *yikes* downtown Burbank.