Good "chowish" spots in Studio City/Sherman Oaks/Encino?
Firefly, are you kidding me?
Why do so many people like that place?
Overpriced, middle of the road quality food with bad service..how is that a good thing?
After going 2x I decided that even when others insisted on going there and picking up the bill, I couldn't justify ordering anything because that would just be silly.
Great space for a cocktail if you've got good company with you, but it's more like a tragic, just went through a divorce type of a pick up place...the people watching is pretty entertaining.
I keep hearing great things about the Boneyard but havn't made it there yet.
Boneyard Bistro and Max both have very good food. Both quite upscale, yet not overly dressy in the case of Max and even less so at the Boneyard.
The bistro menu at the Boneyard is more interesting to me than the ribs side of the menu. Both have good wine lists, but only Max can serve you a cocktail.
Firefly, btw, is good and reliable and fun yet hardly upscale in my mind, yet priced above average.
You shouldn't be disappointed in any of the three.
Mistral is more expensive than any of them, yet also very good.