SF chowhound headed South to Westlake Village - critique requested
SF ‘hound here - traveling South and looking for recommendations.
We’re staying in the Westlake Village area for a well deserved four night break, and I’d like to cram in the following cuisines/places if possible:
I’ve checked many of the previous threads and compiled the information below.
What I’d like to know is – is the information below current? What other places do you local ‘hounds recommend? We don’t have dietary restrictions.
Americanized Chinese – Lakeview Garden
Pizza – Toppers
Sushi – Kanda
Thai - Westlake Thai
Deli – Brent’s
Italian - Grissini – pizza and pasta
Grill - Fin's - Westlake Village
Mexican - Latigo Kid
If you are looking for fine dining try Saddle Peak Lodge up in Malibu Canyon. A beautiful rustic restaurant known for their wonderful game meats and in my opinion one of the best meals in LA.
Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
For a really nice dinner with great atmosphere right in WLV, our favorite is the Grill on the Alley, in the Promenade on the crnrs Westlake Blvd/Thousand Oaks Blvd. Great drinks and a great menu, I love the scallops (appetizer) and their short ribs are to die for. I'm a big eater and as much as I like them I can never finish them!!
Terrible experience for dinner recently at the Grill on the Alley, my steak special looked more steamed than seared and worst of all, the kitchen served my wife overcooked yellowed spinach under a cover of some more passable spinach - disgusting.
Stick with Mastro's in TO for steak.
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Yes, by all means steer clear of Lakeview Garden.
I'd ditch Fins and replace it with either Grill on the Alley or Zin Bistro (the latter particularly if you'd enjoy a view of the lake).
Also strongly recommend taking a look at Cafe 14, Leila's, and Ladyface Brasserie.
Toppers and Westlake Thai are both fine if not awesome, although there's not really any awesome to be had in those categories in this neck of the woods. Although I am intrigued to try the (admittedly limited) pizza offerings at Mediterraneo at the Westlake Village Inn after having their really great pan plano for brunch the other day. Blue Table's (Agoura Hills) pizza also might be worth checking out; I've only ever had their sandwiches, which are fantastic.
Absolutely make sure you get to Brent's. :)
4774 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302
32037 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Westlake Village Inn
32001 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
Lakeview Garden Restaurant
4697 Lakeview Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361
30315 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, CA 91301