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Nov 7, 2011 09:50 PM

Raphael -- Studio City -- WOW -- have you seen it?

We recently had dinner at Raphels on Ventura Blvd in
Studio City. That restaurant is visually stunning. The owner greeted us and what a sweetie and class act he is! His wife, said he, designed the restaurant and I must say, it was so gorgeous. We had a wonderful experience. The food was good, not cheap at all and I have to say, somewhat pretentious

I generally like simpler food. Celery root in a pot du creme --really? Honestly, you couldn't taste it, but still -- Why??)

The service was attentive and friendly. Again, the owner was great. So nice. He said that they are adding "small plates" to the menu, which sounds smart.

All in all, a lovely evening. A real "date night." Would (will) definitely return!

Anyone else have any thoughts about Raphaels? Worth going to!!

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  1. looking forward to trying it soon. will report back.

    1. I've been several times, in its earlier days, and while the look of the place is very, very nice, I just wished the food could live up to its appearance. Not bad, just not what it could be.
      Will be returning to see how things have/have not changed.
      Nice owners, beautiful place.