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Stuck at Claim Jumper for Thanksgiving - Please Advise

Go to McDonald's first

Nov 26, 2014
gdodgerfan in Chains

Westlake Village coffee and eats

Before I mention some restaurants, I have to save you. If you like food, do not eat at the Landing, food is horrible, go to Zin (a little better) for the lake view. For great dinning, there is Leila’s (very close to Westlake in Oak Park), Tuscany and Rustico for Italian, Galletto’s for Brazillian and of course there is a Mastro’s in Thousand Oaks. Family restaurants, not enough good ones. BJ’s, Stonefire, Casa Escobar (Mexican), CPK in Thousand Oaks. Hope this helps, you also have Café 14 for in Agoura Hills for great food. Keep us updated

Aug 29, 2014
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

What's your favorite restaurant?

Leila's in Oak Park

May 06, 2013
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Rec's for Group in THOUSAND OAKS Sun Jan 15

In Oak Park around 10 Min from the Civic Arts Plaza is a small restaurant Leila's. They have a full bar a great wine list and serves amazing Tapas or as they call them small appetizers.

Jan 04, 2012
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

SF chowhound headed South to Westlake Village - critique requested

if you do not mind I would like to through in my 2 cents as I would like you to really taste good food in our area.

Sushi, if you like very fresh fish go to Sayka in Oak Park
Steak, Mastro's is the best in the area
Great food great wine list go to Leila's my personal choice
Zin Bistro has great sunset views but food is so-so
Cafe 14 very good as well

Enjoy

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Cafe 14
30315 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Sayka
1125 Lindero Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Mastros Restaurant
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Sep 28, 2011
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

The best haute cuisine restaurants LA has to offer.

And there is Hatfield's

Mar 23, 2011
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

(Money no object) Best Fish/Seafood restaurant in Santa Monica or Malibu

Let us not forget Nobu in Malibu

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Nobu
11357 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Dec 21, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

PLEASE POST YOUR VOTES HERE: Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2010

Over $25

Osteria Mozza
Hatfields
Red O
Leila's
Pizzera Mozza

Under $25

Bobby's Coffee Shop
Apple Pan
Tommy's
Phillipe's

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Apple Pan
10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Bobby's Coffee Shop
22821 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Osteria Mozza
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Red O
8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Dec 13, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Dinner near Agoura Hills?

I would suggest Leila's, right next to Agoura in Oak Park it's fantastic. For Steak I would venture to Thousand Oaks and dine at Mastro's

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Mastros Restaurant
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Oct 07, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Speaking of Hot dogs, what's the name of that Sabrett's style dirty water cart in Westlake Village?

The little cart is Smiley's, just west of Westlake BLVD on Townsgate Road. I get the Ferrari dog with marinae onions and chili, but he's got the Sabrett's anyway you like. Don't know if he's there today in the rain, but he's there 5 days a week...enjoy.

Oct 06, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

One Dinner.. Osteria Mozza, Lucques, Jar.... other ideas?

Based on your question, my wife and I would always pick Osteria Mozza. We think it's fantastic with wonderful food. Have a great meal

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Osteria Mozza
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sep 20, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Giorgio baldi

My wife and I went last night for our anniversary; we went to get great food and that is exactly what we received, great food. The service not great, waiter did not service us with smiles or overbearing service but he also spaced out our courses perfectly.

Aug 12, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Giorgio baldi

Anybody been to Giorgio Baldi

Aug 10, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Dinner this weekend in Malibu Area

Hi,
Geoffrey's at Sunset is beautiful, still prefer Saddle Peak Lodge like the others. In Westlake, again at sunset, food is fare but great views; Zin Bistro or Boccaccio's

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Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

Aug 05, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Need Help! Church and State or Pizzeria Mozza

I pick Mozza, love the place. Pizza's fantastic, service has been good everytime we've been there nothing to complain about and I loved the bone marrow with the tosted bread.

Jul 16, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Naha

That's a great question regarding more information. I ask the same back on our board here in Los Angeles; but I am blank about what exact foods we are looking for. Our children 8 and 6 eat at all sorts of restaurants here so I guess we are looking for some great food but not as expensive as Alinea, L20 or Charlie Trotter's. We are staying at the Peninsula Hotel. What about suggestions for an old time steakhouse? Thanks again, can't wait to visit again.

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Alinea
1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Charlie Trotter's
816 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Los Angeles Cafe
280 E Haven Ave # 30, New Lenox, IL 60451

Jul 15, 2010
gdodgerfan in Chicago Area

Naha

Good Afternoon Chicago Hounds,

My family is in Chicago for 3 nights on a business trip, I have one night to dine with 2 adults 2 children. Somebody told us about Naha, does anybody been recently and could give us a short review. Also open to any further suggestions. Thank you

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Naha
500 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610

Jul 15, 2010
gdodgerfan in Chicago Area

ISO Ground Buffalo Meat (Pasadena area)

We found ours at Whole Foods

Jul 08, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Cigale Cafe

Thanks, I was waiting on your review...looking forwards to seeing it. We are creaures of old habits, going to Leila's

Jun 23, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

fried chicken and mac @ Roscoes ckn n waffles ?

I took my family on my birthday last year. Just a fun time, something different

Jun 23, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Cigale Cafe

Good Afternoon,

Has any Chowhound been to Cigale Cafe in Oak Park, if you have how was it?

Thanks in advance,

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Cigale Cafe
702 Lindero Canyon Road # 704, Oak Park, CA 91377

Jun 21, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Spumoni, avoid at all costs

I posted a review back in February basically saying the same thing, very poor flavor!!! We have not and will not return, plenty of great restaurants around.

May 24, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Quality sushi in the Westlake/Agoura area?

I have to say the sushi bar (Sayka) in the Pavilion's center next to Rustico is very good. Chef does not make a great amount of rolls but the sushi is very good and very fresh, I would go back more often but it is a bit expensive. Good luck and let us know how it is.

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Rustico Restaurant
1125 Lindero Canyon Rd Ste A1, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Mar 25, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Spumoni Restaurant

My wife and I finally had a private dinner without the children. We were strolling around Santa Monica on Montana and saw Spumoni; which my wife heard was ok. It was fairly busy but had a couple of open tables, where my wife and I took a table of 2. Started off with a Caprese salad because they had very small appetizer menu, then off to main courses; my wife had the Farfalle Vodka E Salmone in a pink sauce, she said ok some small chunks of Salmon but not much flavor, which I noticed to be a trend. I had the Linguine Alle Vongole which was suppose to be Linguine in a Clam sauce, the only problem five (5) clams in shells and no other noticeable clams, a very disappointing dish. With all that being said, we will not be return when we get a night away from the children

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Spumoni Italian
713 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Feb 22, 2010
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

PLEASE POST YOUR VOTES HERE: Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2009

Over 25
Osteria Mozza
Mastro's
Crustacean-Must have crab couple times a year
Water Grill
Leila's

Under 25
Philippe's
Apple Pan
In n Out
Apple Pan
Lamonica's Pizza

A wish for Bay Cities, being in Agoura, we don't have such a sandwitch shop that I've heard so much about but would love to try

Nov 20, 2009
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Dinner at Osteria Mozza

Let be begin by saying Osteria Mozza lived up and exceeded our party of 6 expectations, it was PHENOMENAL.
I will go over what I devoured but everybody loved the whole meal; from antipasti a trip down the mozzarella bar, the pastas to the main dish.
Started with Burrata from Puglia with Leeks and fett'unta, creamy with wonderful flavors all over. And then there was the pasta (best I have ever had) Maltagliati with wild boar ragu, wonderful fresh pasta and incredible tasting boar ragu (next time 2 orders). Last dish the Grilled Quail wrapped in pancetta with sage and honey, my mouth was singing as the joint flavors all came together, another delicious dish. Being I am not a food writer I tried to express my experience best I can, all I can say is I can't wait to return...

Oct 12, 2009
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

Riviera in Calabasas???

Any recent updated reviews

Sep 22, 2009
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

The Grill on the Alley Westlake Village Re-opening

Thanks for the recommedations. As soon as they open we will give it a go.

Sep 02, 2009
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

looking for great restaurants in the Westlake Village area

Had dinner at the chef's table and it was fantastic

Aug 27, 2009
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area

The Grill on the Alley Westlake Village Re-opening

Ok Less, I am ready to try Grill on the Alley again since you speak so highly about it. What's good to order?

Aug 27, 2009
gdodgerfan in Los Angeles Area