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Taking my daughter's future mother-in-law to lunch on a Saturday. Looking for upscale and casual with varied menu choices.
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  1. if you like israeli food, ITZIK HAGADOL in encinol
    i am partial to restaurants that have both good food AND comfortable seating.
    http://www.itzikhagadol.com/

    lots of skewered food.
    interesting salads.
    family-style eating.
    NOT your same old same old

    1. Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks is my general pick for upscale/casual on weekends. Perfect for a mother-in-law. I think it's far nicer than Itzik Hagadol and they have a wide variety of brunch offerings on Saturdays.

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      Cafe Bizou
      14016 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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      1. re: Jwsel

        We agree on the Itzik.

        In addition to Bizou, Stanleys, while a bit less upscale, gets a nice clientele for Saturday lunch, and would be perfectly acceptable for such a lunch.

        1. re: Jwsel

          Agree with Cafe Bizou. Would also suggest Pickwick's British Pub in Woodland Hills, Not as upscale as Bizou but a good place to go.

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          Cafe Bizou
          91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

        2. I always recommend Ca del Sol. Great patio....very good food.....good service.