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Bistro Garden at Coldwater

12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234
+1 818-501-0202
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“souffle” (7 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
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American, French
12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sunny atrium provides a relaxing space to enjoy a Sunday brunch. The service staff is top notch. I'd describe the menu as leaning toward "traditional" rather than "experimental." There are plenty of restaurants in LA that do experimental, but sometimes you just want to...More

Thank Ernest K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our birthdays at the Bistro Garden. The room is lovely, the service attentive, the food delicious and abundant and the chocolate soufflé lived up to its reputation.

Thank Marcia1_9
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I first visited The Bistro Garden in 1990, their inaugural year. My most recent visit was last Saturday evening, November 4th. Since 1990 to the present I have dined there scores of times so my review encompasses The Bistro Garden’s 27-year history. The owners have...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I ordered the oysters, not so good. The white fish had zero flavor and the raspberry soufflé was fair. Beautiful ambiance but that is it.

Thank robaby424
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Upon entering you smell a sweet bathroom cleaner odor coming from the bathrooms to your left. (more on that later). Upon the next set of doors to a "garden" room designed in the 80's. Oak, tile, white table cloths, wicker furniture, just hideous. Would you...More

Thank scottreynolds75
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Over the years I have always thought it one of the top restaurants in our area. Tonight we went out to dinner and my Wife's salmon while good tasting came out five minutes prior to my dinner. I ordered a filet medium and when it...More

Thank david112233445
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to go out nice for a date night so we made reservations here. Great food, great atmosphere.....right? Well, wait staff was great, my dinner was good, but my husband ordered a medium cooked filet which was over well done. No problem "we'll cook...More

Thank Sherri E
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This has always been a family favorite for celebrations large and small, both for lunch and dinner. Classic wood bar area with piano. Professional wait staff. Large room for private events available. Delicious food and presentation. Special holiday meal menus. Main dining room designed as...More

Thank SJR55
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We found the food very good. Large portions and good quality. The service was excellent. Very nice having a live piano playing. We did however have a very hard time having conversations. High ceilings and hard architecture made the evening uncomfortable.

Thank John_BShermanOaks_CA
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My mother threw her husband a birthday party at garden bistro yesterday. Every course came out in perfect order and the food was excellent. I had cold (supposed to be this way) salmon and it was fabulous. Our two other choices were steak or pasta....More

Thank Geoffreylee1313
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Response from Jenny K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but it is the perfect environment for a Valentine Dinner. Good Luck - try the mousse
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234
    (Van Noord Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighbourhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: +1 818-501-0202
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