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13817 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA 91423 (South San Fernando Valley)
+1 818-986-4623
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Ranked #1,055 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $30
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
Description: Our goal is to provide each and every guest that comes to our restaurant with a delicious meal prepared with only the "freshest and finest" ingredients available.
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26 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stanley's is one of my favorite retreats for lunch. Although popular, I never have a sense of feeling crowded or rushed here, and the service is consistently good. It is a perfect halfway meeting point when dining with friends from both the Valley and the Westside. We all crave their generously portioned Chinese chicken salad! The outside patio in the... More

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ontario, canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every time I go to LA, I make it at least once to Stanley's. The food is fresh and well prepared, service is attentive, and there is a lovely patio out back, as well as valet parking in back if needed. Their salads are fantastic, and are way too big for one. Many people get the dressing on the side,... More

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Porter Ranch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had not been to Stanley's for a while, so decided to meet a friend for lunch. Had one of the best tuna melts ever. Will definitely return soon.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

The wait staff was very attentive. The bread amazing. The appetizers were good and so were the salads. The sandwiches were just ok, nothing special

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Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Stanley's on Ventura Blvd is a perfectly good restaurant. Decent food, nothing out of the ordinary. Italian like fare. The salads and meat and pasta portions are large and filling, but it's all sort of mediocre. Nothing great. Parking of course is tricky, because its Ventura Blvd. There is metered parking and of course they Valet for a fee. I... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

First time dining at Stanley's. Ordered the Cajun pasta, a dish I've had many times in other restaurants. Stanley's was nothing short of awful. I didn't even finish it. Rather than a spicy cajun sauce, it tasted like they had opened a can of marinara sauce. There was no hint of cajun spice whatsoever. Maybe I just picked the wrong... More

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Los Angeles
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Here is a place that changes its specials once a week. I've never had a bad meal here, and I've eaten here a lot. The healthy salads and the great selection of food, plus patio dining and decent service bring us back to this place over and over again. The outdoor patio is simply beautiful. In nice weather it may... More

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Ventura, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Whenever I am in the Valley, I always visit Stanley's because the food is so good. The bread is fresh make and delicious crusty sourdough and the bread basket is always full. This restaurant has a variety of wonderful foods, and daily specials. I always get "Amys Grapefruit Salad" which has avocado, Grapefruit, shredded white meat chicken, salad greens, and... More

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Just North of NYC
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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very simple. The food was great. They have a bar as you walk in which feels very cliché. The place is big. Lots of room between tables. The food was terrific.

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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Met a friend here for a business-type lunch. Very busy place at lunch time. However, service was fast and food arrived quickly. Had a veggie burger with the mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. It was great. I really enjoyed it.

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