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Help!!!! - Business lunch off the 405 in the north Valley

pnutbuddah Dec 2, 2013 09:03 PM

I need a hotel, coffee shop or restaurant off the 405 between the 101 and 118 for a business meeting. Quiet enough to talk with decent food.
Any ideas....THX!

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    Kalivs RE: pnutbuddah Dec 2, 2013 10:34 PM

    For a business lunch, I like Alessio's on Reseda. Quiet, good food and good service. The only thing is that it may be further than you want to go.

    1. mucho gordo RE: pnutbuddah Dec 2, 2013 10:41 PM

      Big motel chain and, I think, a Denny's right off the 405 at Burbank and Sepulveda. Just before that, on Ventura, is the Marriott Courtyard( I think that's what it is now.)

      1. boogiebaby RE: pnutbuddah Dec 2, 2013 11:01 PM

        94th Aero Squadron or the restaurant at the Airtel Plaza. Food is ok, but business appropriate.

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          medrite RE: pnutbuddah Dec 3, 2013 08:34 AM

          The Sherman Oaks Galleria is at the corner of Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards, right off the 405-101 interchange. It has a number of relatively upscale chain restaurants including Cheesecake Factory, El Torito Grill, and Mr. Chow. Across the street is an Italian place called Sisley, and about a block away from there on Sepulveda is a little collection of restaurants -- Indian, Italian, and, I believe, Japanese. While none of these is a destination place, given your requirements I think any one of them might fill the bill.

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            WestsideLisa RE: medrite Feb 4, 2014 09:16 PM

            Sisley is now [thankfully] gone. Does anyone know what might be going into that space?

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              carter RE: WestsideLisa Feb 5, 2014 11:31 AM

              Story has it that Public School 818 will be moving in, yet no ABC posting for the longest time. Operated by the Daily Grill people.

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                carter RE: carter Feb 5, 2014 08:23 PM

                And speaking of Public School, here is the posting notice reflecting it:

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                  WestsideLisa RE: carter Feb 6, 2014 01:01 PM

                  Thanks for the info, Carter. We live nearby, and were hoping something decent would go into that space. I guess we shall see....

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                  WestsideLisa RE: carter Jun 27, 2014 09:23 PM

                  Any news on this, Carter? Not much going on in the old Sisley space, from what I can see.

            2. Servorg RE: pnutbuddah Dec 3, 2013 09:01 AM



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                TruJavaLvr RE: Servorg Dec 4, 2013 09:54 PM

                I agree, a hidden gem.

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                  carter RE: Servorg Feb 5, 2014 11:33 AM

                  Go there for meeting with friend from Santa Clarita. Perfect for its locational value, and the food is decent enough, yet definitely not anything beyond what you might hope for.

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                  MarkC RE: pnutbuddah Dec 3, 2013 09:09 AM

                  Safari Room (Granada Hills)
                  L'Affair Café (Mission Hills)
                  Odyssey (Granada Hills)
                  Buon Gusto (Granada Hills)

                  1. LA Buckeye Fan RE: pnutbuddah Dec 3, 2013 10:26 AM

                    La Petit Chateau
                    Rive Gauche
                    Eclectic Cafe
                    Mel's Diner
                    Cafe Cordial

                    1. susans RE: pnutbuddah Dec 3, 2013 07:23 PM

                      How far off the Fwy? Five minutes, 15?

                      Weiler's Deli is on Nordhoff and Balboa, just five minutes (depending on traffic) west of the 405. I haven't eaten there in quite a while, others may be able to report.


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                        ilysla RE: susans Dec 3, 2013 10:13 PM

                        I thought it was pretty horrific the one time I went there ~4 yrs ago. Honestly, the stuff looked like it was microwaved frozen food. Truly blecherous. While food might not be the most important piece of a business meal, I can't imagine having a business lunch there.

                        Do think that one of the places in the Sherman Oaks Galleria would be good.

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                          susans RE: ilysla Dec 3, 2013 10:29 PM

                          Good to know. Thanks.

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                            ilysla RE: susans Dec 3, 2013 11:02 PM

                            My vague recollection is that the blecherous part only applied to some of the dishes (I can't recall what I had, though). But even the "good" part was merely okay. Yelp reviews seem to indicate the place might've been renovated recently, so who knows?

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                              boogiebaby RE: ilysla Dec 4, 2013 01:27 PM

                              Not renovated. I was just there a few days ago to pick up some matzo ball soup to go. There were only 3 tables occupied, and this was around 11:45 in the morning. It used to be much busier before. Their prices have gone up as well, so I think that can't be helping either.

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                            wienermobile RE: ilysla Dec 4, 2013 12:06 AM

                            Weiler's is fair…but Brent's is Great!

                        2. SIMIHOUND RE: pnutbuddah Dec 3, 2013 11:21 PM

                          Marmalade Cafe four blocks east of Sepulveda right near Kester 14910 Ventura Boulevard

                          La Frite-one short block over from M.C.
                          15013 Ventura Blvd.

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                            pnutbuddah RE: pnutbuddah Dec 4, 2013 12:27 AM

                            Thanks Hounds.
                            May just see what the food is like at Galpin's Horseless Carriage.

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                              MarkC RE: pnutbuddah Dec 4, 2013 03:45 AM

                              Report back. I've always been curious about this place.

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                                Servorg RE: pnutbuddah Feb 5, 2014 03:53 AM

                                Where did you end up? What did you have? How did you like it (or not)?

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