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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?

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  1. 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)

    Stanley's,-American

    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

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    1. re: Diana

      I agree with Il Tiramisu and Cafe Bizou, both are good. I would also recommend the Artisan Cheese Gallery on Laurel/Ventura blvd. Very very good sandwhiches that they only serve at lunch.

      1. re: CarlieInLA

        Truly, tha sandwiches there are divine. I was just there to pick up some cheese for after dinner.

        I really like Roaring 40's tasmanian blue.

    2. Hugo's is good and healthy. At the Sherman Oaks Galleria (Ventura & Sepulveda) Macaroni Grill, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, etc Marmalade Cafe is at Ventura & Kester. There are places up & down Ventura Blvd.

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      1. re: chowchi1

        Macaroni, Chang's and Cheecake factories are not all that good..for the same pricve you have something better.

      2. 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.

        1. Stanley's on Ventura two blocks west of Woodman has a very diversified, yet mostly American menu and a terrific patio in the back, weather permitting.
          Menu here: http://www.stanleys83.com/
          The Boneyard Bistro is not open for lunch.

          1. Here's my 2 cents...

            Mexican
            Bronco Restaurant - the corner of Moorpark and Woodman
            Senor Fred - Ventura near Woodman

            Chinese
            Kung Pao Bistro - Ventura (one in Studio City and another in Sherman Oaks)

            American
            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

            Italian
            Caioti Pizza Cafe - 5 mins east of Studio City (closest Italian that I'd even consider eating)

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            1. re: FOODCORE

              Totally agree on your Italian assessment - truly average everywhere, if lucky!

            2. 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