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Business Lunch in Sherman Oaks or Encino

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jranen Nov 3, 2011 02:01 PM

Looking for a high end (non-steakhouse) recommendation for a business lunch in either Sherman Oaks or Encino. Thank you.

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    archer Nov 4, 2011 04:09 PM

    Just east of Sherman Oaks (Ventura & Coldwater) is Pinot Bistro, which is elegant and always reliable for this type of lunch.

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    Pinot Bistro
    12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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      Bob Brooks Nov 4, 2011 04:55 PM

      Second this. Also, great service.

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      BSW6490 Nov 4, 2011 03:59 PM

      Bistro Garden on Ventura just west of Coldwater is a nice as it gets in those parts. If you are looking less elegant, there are several great sushi choices in the Studio City area. Also, for very good Italian (though not as elegant as Bistro) Il Tiramisu on Ventura and Woodman is outstanding and very suitable for a business lunch.

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        carter Nov 4, 2011 08:20 PM

        But the food, the food!
        oh so who cares.

      2. LA Buckeye Fan Nov 4, 2011 11:22 AM

        I've always liked Delmonicos in Encino, on Ventura Blvd.. But it has been a couple of years.

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          carter Nov 4, 2011 01:18 PM

          While the Del is ok for ambiance for a lunch meeting, the food has really traveled south.

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            LA Buckeye Fan Nov 4, 2011 01:57 PM

            Sorry to hear that, Carter. I remember liking a lobster pasta dish. Thanks for the update.

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          carter Nov 3, 2011 03:09 PM

          Panzanella in Sherman Oaks, Ventura Blvd. around Kester. A Drago operation.

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