Lunch in Sherman Oaks/Studio City
My spouse and I will be doing some business on Ventura Blvd. today, and I want to see if I can entice him to an actual restaurant lunch. He's not very adventurous, food-wise, so sushi, seafood, and probably French is out. He will go for Italian, Mexican, Chinese, or good ol' American, however. Any ideas?
Cafe Bizou -French, but with an americanish feel-he'd be OK there
, MArmalade Cafe-american
, Il Tiramisu-Italian
, Boneyard Bistro,-pverpriced bbq (well, it's good, but it IS overpriced)
HUgo's (on Riverside blvd north of ventura...East of Riverside and Coldwater canyon)-A,merican wholeosme, very good!
Casa Viva-Mexican-very dark, not fabulous, but OK
Cafe Cordiale-American ish
lots of places
Jinky's for breakfasts, sandwiches, salads - very American. Ventura Blvd. east of Van Nuys Blvd., just west of Hazeltine.
I also recommend Hugo's, and I like La Frite which is sort of French but not overly so, Ventura around Noble.
Here's my 2 cents...
Bronco Restaurant - the corner of Moorpark and Woodman
Senor Fred - Ventura near Woodman
Kung Pao Bistro - Ventura (one in Studio City and another in Sherman Oaks)
Nat's Early Bite - Hazeltine & Burbank
Hugo's - Coldwater & Riverside (i think)
Four 'n Twenty - Van Nuys & Burbank and another on Laurel Canyon near the 101
Caioti Pizza Cafe - 5 mins east of Studio City (closest Italian that I'd even consider eating)
sorry revised post - saw "no sushi" - Caioti is a good rec, Bamboo for Chinese, Cafe Bizou a good call too, and Ca del Sol by Universal is pretty nice