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Suggestions for Sherman Oaks -- anything new?

Silverlaker Dec 4, 2012 03:12 PM

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. Servorg RE: Silverlaker Dec 4, 2012 03:18 PM

    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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      Silverlaker RE: Servorg Dec 4, 2012 06:01 PM

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

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        carter RE: Silverlaker Dec 4, 2012 08:45 PM

        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.

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          Silverlaker RE: carter Dec 4, 2012 09:45 PM

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

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            ebethsdad RE: Silverlaker Dec 4, 2012 10:41 PM

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

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              carter RE: Silverlaker Dec 6, 2012 03:23 PM

              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.

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                farmertomato RE: Silverlaker Dec 6, 2012 10:41 PM

                Boneyard Bistro? OMG!

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          mc michael RE: Silverlaker Dec 4, 2012 04:05 PM

          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. boogiebaby RE: Silverlaker Dec 4, 2012 10:44 PM

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

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              mc michael RE: Silverlaker Dec 5, 2012 11:00 AM

              Red Room in Encino is good.

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