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Good place for a Sunday lunch in Reseda or Van Nuys?

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misswonderful1 Aug 9, 2012 06:12 PM

Shopping with friends on Sunday along Sepulveda & Van Nuys Blvds. and we're looking for a nice cafe or bistro serving more America-style food, i.e. sandwiches, salads (versus ethnic restaurants)..any ideas?

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    chewbacca Aug 12, 2012 01:48 AM

    First of all I cannot imagine wherenyoumwill be shopping and for what but I will suggest 4 n 20 on van nuys Blvd and Burbank for great salads, soups sandwiches and pies..also Breakfast. Don't forget the pie!

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      archer Aug 10, 2012 06:08 PM

      Sweet Butter in Sherman Oaks (on Ventura Blvd. between Hazeltine & Woodman). Delicious salads, sandwiches, etc All very fresh ingredients.

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        rasputina Aug 10, 2012 05:14 PM

        Brents Deli

        1. Lasherdc Aug 9, 2012 11:31 PM

          You have to try Cici's Cafe. It's more diner than bistro, but has a ridiculously broad menu (a few dozen omelets selections, red velvet pancakes, etc.).

          They are located at 18912 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.

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            Jwsel Aug 9, 2012 10:18 PM

            Marmalade in Sherman Oaks on Ventura between Sepulveda and Van Nuys fits your bill. It has a nice Sunday brunch.

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              SIMIHOUND Aug 9, 2012 10:31 PM

              What about La Frite at Kester and Ventura Blvd. Here is their brunch menu.
              http://www.lafritecafe.com/CHAMPAGNE_...

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                ilysla Aug 13, 2012 02:03 AM

                +1 on Brent's, +1 on Cici's, although neither is close to Sepulveda and Van Nuys....

                Went to Marmalade Cafe several yrs ago for dinner and thought the food was bland and insipid (although maybe tex-mex is not their forte....).

                To the OP, where did you end up going?

              2. wienermobile Aug 9, 2012 08:54 PM

                Drive a little farther to Brent's Deli in Northridge for some of the best sandwiches in the city (just off Reseda Blvd and on Parthenia Street)
                http://brentsdeli.com

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                  ebethsdad Aug 9, 2012 09:14 PM

                  Brent's is wonderful, but it is a bit of a drive. You might try pizza at Barone's, Oxnard and Woodman, or fish and chips at Robin Hood, Woodman and Burbank (okay, its English but that's almost American). The barbecue at Smoke City Market, 5242 Van Nuys, is pretty good, but its not light food. Your ethnic choices; Peruvian, Vietnamese, Mexican, Lebanese, Armenian, Thai, Swiss, etc are a better value and better quality in that neighborhood (IMHO).

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                    Thor123 Aug 10, 2012 07:52 PM

                    Barones is a classic

                  2. re: wienermobile
                    boogiebaby Aug 9, 2012 11:08 PM

                    Brent's is actually farther west, at Parthenia and Corbin.

                  3. Servorg Aug 9, 2012 06:21 PM

                    One option would be Stanley's http://www.stanleys83.com/

                    ADD: One other thought is Cafe Cordiale. While I haven't been it's probably worth checking out to see if it fits what you are looking for: http://www.cafecordiale.com/

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