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restaurant or bar between studio city and Encino that serves food till 12am

I need a restaurant or bar between studio city and Encino that serves food till 12am on a Tuesday (tomorrow) They need to serve booze, have decent food and be under like 30 an entree. Thanks in advance, i know this is a tough one. Also there will be like 11-12 of us.

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  1. Depending on your definition of "decent" food, Mexicali on Ventura should work.

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    1. re: teach

      Yea, they are alright, that could be a good option if nothing else, i assume they aren't open yet so do you know by chance how late they serve? Anyone have any other thoughts?

    2. I always get yelled at when I mention Jerry's Famous Deli on CH, but the advantages of the Studio City branch for your situation are:

      a) they're open 24/7
      b) they have a full bar
      c) it ain't Providence but I think the food is better than average for a large-volume restaurant
      d) they have a large and varied enough menu to make 11-12 people happy

      There's also a JFD in Encino, but I don't think it has a bar and I don't know if it's 24/7.

      Jerry's Famous Deli
      12655 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

      1. I think Laurel Tavern serves that late. But you will be hard pressed finding a space for all of you together.

        1. I think they'll be OK at Laurel Tavern at 11 on a Tuesday- not much for vegetarians however.

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          1. re: usamike

            anyone by chance know for sure how late laurel serves, i mean i honestly didn't like it at all when i went but it could be a good option. These are some good options guys, thanks.

            1. re: laeditormatthew

              According to their website, the kitchen closes at 11 pm but the bar is open till 2 am:


              I agree with your disappointment, and as stated above you will likely have a problem fitting your group into the place.

              Laurel Tavern
              11938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

          2. Casa Vega in Studio City is open until 1 or 2 a.m.


            1. Firefly on Ventura in Studio City. It's a cool local bar and has pretty decent food. Also has a great patio in the back with a stone fire and moroccan style vignettes. Look for the Ivy and valet. There's no sign. Right near Colfax...

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              1. re: kproq323

                Trust me go to Pineapple Hill across from the best buy in the same center as the movie theater. Good bar with very good bar food. Salads, appetizers, sandwiches and burgers. They also have couches by a fireplace to seat and eat and drink.

                1. re: trojans

                  damn it, i have been to both and did not even think of it! I was researching for a friend and she already told everyone stupid mexicali. Okay, it's no that bad but not nearly as good as the last two suggestions. For anyone's info how late does Fire and Pine serve? I HATE that firefly STILL doesn't have a web site!

                  mhhhhh fried olives and spicy tuna on crispy rice... need to get back to firefly soon.