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LUNCH SPOT ENCINO/SHERMAN OAKS

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

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  1. HAS ANYONE TRIED WHISPER CAFE?

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    1. re: kerstinn

      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. 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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      1. re: Bob Brooks

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

        1. re: perk

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

          1. re: Bob Brooks

            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.

        2. 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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          1. re: carter

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

          2. 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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            1. re: Diana

              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?

              1. re: Galen

                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.

                1. re: Galen

                  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.

                2. re: Diana

                  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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