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Aug 9, 2012 06:12 PM

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

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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  1. One option would be Stanley's

    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:

    1. 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)

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      1. re: wienermobile

        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).

        1. re: wienermobile

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

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

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          1. re: Jwsel

            What about La Frite at Kester and Ventura Blvd. Here is their brunch menu.

            1. re: Jwsel

              +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. 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.