Birthday in the Valley
We are taking Mom out for her birthday on Saturday and it has to be in the Valley. Lunch is better than dinner. She is not a big fan of very fancy, expensive places; for lunch we usually go to Brent's, Mandarin Deli, A&W, Hummus Bar&Grill, all the usual suspects. We've also been to Cafe Bizou too many times, although I do like that they give you that yummy flourless chocolate cake for your birthday.
are you open to ethnic?
Thai abounds in NoHo.
Alcazar in Encino
Perhaps Caioti on Tujuna
Spazzio for brunch
Stanley's is easy and in the same range in Sherman Oaks
Carnival on Woodman (maybe not nice enough)
Puro Sabor for outstanding Peruvian
Il Tiramisu for nicer and more traditional
Cafe Cordiale in Sherman Oaks
...some more clarification might assist us in assisting you :)
6366 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401
14015 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
I used to take my mom to the same restaurants. How about Robin Hood pub on Burbank for fish and chips? Or La Frite (there are two locations). D'Cache in Toluca Lake is also open for lunch.
15013 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
10717 Riversde Drive, Toluca Lake, CA 91602
re: Sandra W
La Frite is one of my mom's favorites (we also do Bizou a lot for birthdays and events).
Roy's in Woodland Hills is another good option. I don't think the Woodland Hills branch is as good as downtown, but it is still good food and a nice setting.
22616 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364