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ISO Dinner halfway between Santa Monica and Camarillo

Wolfgang Sep 21, 2007 10:38 AM

I've done the PCH Malibu side and want to venture to the 101 valley side. I figure Canoga Park is around halfway between Santa Monica and Camarillo. Do you have any recs for a good dinner somewhere not too far off the 101 somewhere in the Canoga Park vicinity? It can be as far out as Calabasas.
Only stipulations are that the restaurant be neither a sushi joint nor a steakhouse.
Otherwise, open to all ethnic cuisines. Price is not a factor, but value is.


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  1. Servorg RE: Wolfgang Sep 21, 2007 12:49 PM

    Adagio Ristorante
    22841 Ventura Blvd
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    (818) 225-0533

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      ozhead RE: Wolfgang Sep 21, 2007 03:21 PM

      How about the Saddle Peak Lodge? A little farther than Calabasas -- on Piuma Rd., off Las Virgenes -- but the little extra driving may be worth the great setting and terrific food and service.

      Or, closer to the freeway and actually IN Canoga Park (well, probably Woodland Hills, but who knows where the line is?), you might give Roy's a shot. I've had several very nice meals there.

      If the weather is nice, you might also think about King's, the fish restaurant at The Commons in Calabasas. It's not as good as either of the above, but if you are in the mood for a martini and a couple of dozen oysters, it's your kind of place.

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        prainer RE: Wolfgang Sep 22, 2007 09:08 AM

        King's at the Calabasas Commons is good - part of a small chain - nothing fancy but it's fun and the setting is nice - you can also try Villa Piacere on Ventura near Shoup - nice patio, good service with a good menu. http://www.villapiacere.com/
        I also like Sol Y Luna in Tarzana for Mexican (on Ventura near Corbin) - good food and drinks.

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          JeetJet RE: Wolfgang Sep 22, 2007 09:16 AM

          Brent’s Deli
          19565 Parthenia Ave.
          Northridge, CA 91324
          (818) 886-5679

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            Servorg RE: JeetJet Sep 22, 2007 09:20 AM

            Excellent deli, but pretty far off of 101 in this case.

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              JeetJet RE: Servorg Sep 22, 2007 09:46 AM

              IMO the cakes are worth much more than the several miles (5 to 10 minutes) from the 101. The deli sandwiches are worth a drive across the valley. When driving from Santa Monica to Camarillo it would seem that an "Excellent deli" is well worth a few extra minutes drive. L.A.'s best Reuben sandwich is worth the drive from Santa Monica or Camarillo alone. Yeah, I am saying drive past Art's & Canter's (which has some great house made thousand island dressing) and go to Brent’s Deli for a Reuben sandwich and a slice of chocolate cake.

              Brent’s Deli
              19565 Parthenia Ave.
              Northridge, CA 91324
              (818) 886-5679

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                SauceSupreme RE: JeetJet Sep 22, 2007 11:07 AM

                Actually there's a Brent's Deli right off the freeway in Westlake Village.

                Brent's Deli
                2799 Townsgate Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361

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                  JeetJet RE: SauceSupreme Sep 22, 2007 01:13 PM

                  I have never been to the Westlake Village location. One of my sons just began a new job in Westlake Village and this will give me a place to have lunch with him. Anyone know what the Westlake location is like?

              2. re: Servorg
                Diana RE: Servorg Sep 22, 2007 12:20 PM

                No it isn't..there's one right off the 101 in Westlake.

            2. Emme RE: Wolfgang Sep 22, 2007 07:46 PM


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              Catch 21

              Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park

              Anarbagh for Indian

              Madeline Bistro (not everyone here likes it, but Ive never had a bad meal)

              Chili My Soul for very casual

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