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kerstinn Mar 3, 2008 12:57 PM

Anyone know of a good place to meet friends for lunch around encino/sherman oaks

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    kerstinn RE: kerstinn Mar 3, 2008 01:06 PM

    HAS ANYONE TRIED WHISPER CAFE?

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      LMelba RE: kerstinn Mar 3, 2008 07:33 PM

      Whisper Cafe is really good. I was there a few weeks ago for lunch. Their baked goods are divine. I believe they bake it all there. I'd say they kept it up from when it was L'Artiste.

      It's comfortable for a casual lunch with friends.

    2. Bob Brooks RE: kerstinn Mar 3, 2008 01:44 PM

      You'd probably get a more helpful response if you gave an indication as to preference re: price, cuisine, ambience, etc., but, here's a brief list of some options:

      Cheesecake Factory
      El Torito Grill
      Lannathai
      Oliva
      Spumoni
      Caffe Pomodoro
      La Frite
      Sisley (not recommended)
      Islands
      Simon's Cafe
      Delmonico's (not recommended)
      Emilio's
      Sampa (not yet opened)
      Boneyard Bistro
      Brat Brothers
      Pinot Bistro
      Carnivale
      Mon Sushi Grill
      Benihana

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        perk RE: Bob Brooks Mar 3, 2008 01:56 PM

        fyi--boneyard bistro is dinner only. (except, i think, on sunday)

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          Bob Brooks RE: perk Mar 3, 2008 02:37 PM

          Actually, Boneyard Bistro has been serving lunch for quite some time.

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            perk RE: Bob Brooks Mar 3, 2008 06:29 PM

            It's my understanding that they were open for lunch, but now they're not.....unless it's changed again in the last couple of weeks. I'll be there this week, so I'll check.

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              carter RE: Bob Brooks Mar 3, 2008 07:58 PM

              brunch on the weekends only.

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          carter RE: kerstinn Mar 3, 2008 08:01 PM

          Yes, Stanleys on Ventura at Matilija Ave., two blocks west of Woodman in Sherman Oaks. Full liquor, very nice patio, and a great menu of salads, and entrees.
          www.stanleys83.com for more details
          Has not disappointed for 24 years.

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            la tache burger RE: carter Mar 4, 2008 02:49 PM

            Haven't been going for 24 years, but 7ish, and I agree.

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            Diana RE: kerstinn Mar 4, 2008 11:54 AM

            Many mentioned above
            Stanleys
            Marmalade
            Il Tiramisu
            Cafe Cordiale
            Cafe Bizou
            Simon's Place
            Carnivale
            El Katracho
            Alcazar
            More Than Waffles
            The Clay Oven
            Marmalade Cafe
            Gio
            Aroma bakery Cafe
            Posto

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              Galen RE: Diana Mar 13, 2008 10:41 PM

              I drove by Brat Brothers tonight on my way home. I think they are closed at night. What is the deal with the place? Do they serve grilled brats on buns?

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                Diana RE: Galen Mar 14, 2008 07:54 AM

                apparently, they have other sausages, form a review I read on EaterLA..

                http://la.eater.com/archives/2008/02/...

                What's a Curreyworst? Probabaly a "Curreywurst". I imagine it has curry in it.

                All reports I have heard so far are OK.

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                  alskii RE: Galen Mar 14, 2008 01:48 PM

                  I eat at Brat Bros. today for lunch. Really good grilled brats on a roll. 14 different varieties, all brats no hot dogs. Turkey, Venison, Lamb, Buffalo along with the usual pork and veal ones. Sides include a really good "Grandma's Sauerkraut" and a bland beef chili with beans. I think they're open 11:30a-7p.

                  Brat Bros at 13456 Ventura Bl., Sherman Oaks.

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                  Servorg RE: Diana Mar 14, 2008 08:18 AM

                  A friend who lives in Encino just took me to More Than Waffles for lunch the other week. It was a damn fine lunch for those who are looking to take years off their lives. ;-D

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                    jencounter RE: Servorg Mar 14, 2008 09:52 AM

                    LOVE this place.

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