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Quiet Restaurant with Privacy in South SFV

Here is what I am looking for. A quiet restaurant, anywhere between Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills, where two people could sit and talk in relative privacy, and not be rushed. The former is more important than the quality of the food, although good food is always a bonus. Price not a consideration.

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  1. If your willing to venture a little further east to Studio City, then the Bistro Garden would meet your qualifications perfectly! The food is traditional, not cutting edge or amazing.... You could do just fine by ordering a salad, the filet mignon, and the chocolate souffle.

    http://bistrogarden.com/Home.php

    1. Bistor Garden is OK, Il Tiramisu is my super favorite.

      They won't rush you, and they are quiet enough for a good conversation.

      Madeline's is good, it is vegetarian, though-don't know if that's a factor.

      The Valley Inn is an old steakhouse with good solid food and an old-fashioned vibe. Good cheesecake, too!

      1. Le Sanglier on Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana if they are still in business

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        1. re: Hughlipton

          Haven't seen that place...Where abouts?

          1. re: Diana

            Yes it's still there, although the food isn't the quality it used to be. It is quiet, unless you get a loud mouth next to you like we did last time. Learned his whole life situation and he was alone! He was on the Cell Phone the entire time, calling his kids and complaining about everything. Good luck.

            Le Sanglier French Restaurant
            18760 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA 91356

            1. re: LesThePress

              Maybe more restaurants should adopt Black Sheep Bistro's stated policy of "no cellphones allowed in the dining rooms, $10 charge for EACH disturbance" (scroll to bottom, 3rd line in the highlighted red section):

              http://www.blacksheepbistro.com/menup...

        2. Gorikee in Woodland Hills. Opt for one of the semi-private booths. They usually have XM on the sound system at a tres reasonable volume, and Patrick is amenable to suggestions if you need more mellow selections for background tuneage. The menu (and specials) can be predictable, but are always prepared and presented with aplomb...

          1. La Frite in Woodland Hills is quiet, and they don't rush you. They are generally never full, so you can hang out as long as you like.

            As for Gorikee's, the food is good, but sometimes if there are a lot of people waiting, you may feel guilty for staying long.

            Ruth's Chris's in Woodland Hills may be another good option.

            1. This is too late now, but just as an FYI for future, I love that Delmonico's has private booths with curtains all along the sides of the restaurant. Good blackened jumbo shrimp, garlic spinach, grilled corn, and (dairy free) puree of vegetables soup...