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Dec 4, 2012 03:12 PM

Suggestions for Sherman Oaks -- anything new?

Have a double-date w another couple, meeting place SO. Wondering if there's anything new. Open to cuisine except Japanese (having it on Sunday), Indian and Thai.


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  1. New to you or does it have to be new on the scene? What are your geographic parameters? Are you willing to go into Encino or to Studio City or NoHo or?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Yeah, we're looking at SO. New as in new restaurants. Thanks.

      1. re: Silverlaker

        Not sure how long ago you assessed the new places in Sherman Oaks, but there have been very few in the past several years. Local Peasant on the boulevard at Hazeltine is newer, yet hardly new, and is hardly dateworthy.
        Sweet Butter Kitchen is also newer, but likewise, hardly dateworthy, in addition to not serving alcohol of any type.
        Rive Gauche, Le Petit Bistro or maybe La Cava (newer than most) would probably be my first 3 choices. RG - been around forever, LPB about 5-7 years, and LC about 2 years. Only La Cava serves b&w, the others have full lquor.

        1. re: carter

          Thanks, Carter. We'll probably go to Boneyard Bistro. Appreciate it!

          1. re: Silverlaker

            Nowhere near as upscale as Boneyard Bistro, but Natas is now serving dinner. Quite intimate, and the food is good.

            1. re: Silverlaker

              Would have mentioned it, yet felt that the Boneyard might not be conducive to double-dating, especially if some in the group are not into red meat.
              Superb wines, beers and cocktails and just a fun environment, more so than any of the others mentioned so far.

        2. Don't know from new, but in Sherman Oaks there's Lebanese at Carnival and Cal-Mex at Mexicali.
          Or maybe Israeli at Itzik Hagadol in Encino.

          1. Raphael is good for a double date and not too far. Nice ambiance and tapas style plating.

            1. Red Room in Encino is good.