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Raphael

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11616 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Colfax Avenue)
818-505-3337
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
not worth it

Food is average. Decor is dated. If I'm going to spend over $50 per head I'd rather eat somewhere else.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2014
Louise H
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Los Angeles, California
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is average. Decor is dated. If I'm going to spend over $50 per head I'd rather eat somewhere else.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The bartender Nate is phenomenal! He is whipping up crazy cocktails with ghost peppers, egg white foam, and all kinds of fun ingredients. They are really unique and very well done. The food is PHENOMENAL! The small plates are so much fun because you can try so many different things on the menu. Our server was great and we were... More 

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Toluca Lake, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Their drinks are great, but a little pricy. We found a good deal on living social where you got dinner, a bottle of wine and cheese. Would recommend.

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Studio City
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took my fiance here to celebrate our engagement. We had the chef's tasting menu and each dish was superb. The chef even came out and explain each dish himself! Will come back again.

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North Hills
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The atmosphere is pleasant, modern and clean. There's one fact you should know - If you are hungry, this is not the place to go. We must have ordered maybe 8 or 9 different dishes for the three of us. They ranged from really good to what is this? The "Crispy Smoked Cauliflower" consisted of five small cauliflower crowns. The... More 

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Los Angeles
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Really lovely, sophisticated room that was not horribly noisy as busy, hip restaurants tend to be. Our waiter was charming and friendly. i was encouraged, but alas then came the food. All I can say is that it was all just mediocre. Nothing was good. Nothing was awful. What was awful was the presentation. After the waiter dutifully explained the... More 

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los angeles
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Pros: very nice, romantic ambiance with lots of tables tucked away and beautiful backlit onyx dividers. Great cocktails. I am not a dessert person but their bread pudding, smores and cobbler were all very good. Prices are reasonable (assuming you would like what you're eating). Cons: The menu looked amazing and the four of us had difficulty narrowing down what... More 

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Los Angeles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Glancing at this restaurant from the street with its outdoor wall of hydroponic plants obscuring any peak inside, you would never know that inside is an absolutely GORGOUS restaurant! (And the full bar is lovely too!). Beautifully decorated by the owner's wife, the tables & settings are classy and spaced just right for privacy. We have a fave, though, that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Probably the most beautiful restaurant in the valley. Great food and service to compliment. We have been there many times and have always enjoyed the experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

If you like to find a restaurant to have a glass of wine in the early evening, this is a great place to go. The restaurant is decorated beautifully. The happy hour wines they pour are excellent, especially the red wines. I have been there a few times and was never disappointed. I like their small plates at the bar.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11616 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604
    (Colfax Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: 818-505-3337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?