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“Food is OK ..... but the noise!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Marmalade Cafe Westlake Village

Marmalade Cafe Westlake Village
140 Promenade Way, Suite Westlake Village, Westlake Village, CA 91362
+1 805-370-1331
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Cuisines: American, Californian, Coffee Shop, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Over 20 years ago, three young entrepreneurs with a passion for food and a desire to make customers happy, came together with a simple idea: serve fresh, high quality, eclectic California inspired food for busy Angelenos. They would cook for those too busy to cook. In 1990 the original Marmalade Cafe opened on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. The 1,400 square foot store with limited seating featured a full bakery and cases of fresh salads and entrees for diners on the go. Marmalade Cafe was an instant success and was quickly adopted by the community. Less than three years later, in response to an increasing number of appeals for a full dining experience at Marmalade Cafe, founders Selwyn Yosslowitz, Robert Burn Jr. and Bonnie Burns opened the first full service Marmalade Cafe in Malibu. With only 100 seats, Marmalade Cafe Malibu quickly became a cornerstone in the eclectic Malibu community. This constant demand for the fresh California cuisine characteristic of Marmalade Cafe led to the restaurant's expansion into major Los Angeles communities. Today, Marmalade Cafe has nine units with locations across Los Angeles County as well as Santa Barbara. Each cafe is unique in design and decor. Adorned with Americana antiques, personally found and placed by Bonnie Burns, every Marmalade Cafe exudes a warm & cozy neighborhood cafe ambiance. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Marmalade Cafe is the neighborhood cafe that Angelenos depend for everyday meals, holidays and special events. Whether it is a birthday, rehearsal dinner, Thanksgiving or Mother's Day, Marmalade Cafe offers guests excellent, fresh and inventive food. The restaurant's private dining rooms and the full service catering have provided exceptional event services for large LA businesses like Boeing, Mattel, CBS and Warner Brother Studios. At the Marmalade Cafe in The Original Farmers Market, guests are able to enjoy Marmalade's signature items while exploring the historic Los Angeles landmark. The Original Farmers Market, opened by the Gilmore family in 1934, is visited by three million Angelenos and tourists annually. Marmalade Cafe is part is proud to be an integral part of the fabric of Los Angeles dining. The relationship between Marmalade Cafe and Los Angeles is as strong as it was when the first cafe opened on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.
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“Food is OK ..... but the noise!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I used to eat lunch here on weekends, and enjoyed it. The service is good and the food above average. The problem is this is a popular restaurant and the noise inside is unbearable. When meeting with a friend, in 2 hours, I heard about 10% of what he said. I am never going again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Have come a number of times. Love the eggs benedict!!! A little noisy but not a place where you wouldn't expect it. Salads are great too. Service is a little slow but worth the wait:)

Visited July 2013
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Camarillo, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“As good as they say...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were walking around The Promenade and thinking of visiting an old favorite restaurant when we stopped at Marmalade Cafe. We decided to give it a try. It was a Friday evening so it was busy. The service was prompt and good, but I can't call it excellent. The drinks were strong, the food was good and the portions were generous. I'd like to go back for the lobster. Even though the restaurant was crowded, the atmosphere outside was intimate. Not a good place to bring the kids!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This place was fine with me UNTIL I had chicken pot pie-type dish that had a very dangerous, choking-sized bone it in. I mentioned this to the waiter, and he looked very nonchalant about it and mumbled something akin to "well, it's chicken." Hmm, well, there are thousands of other restaurants from which to chose.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Westlake Village, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Joe is great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Best of the Marmalade Cafe chain. Ask for Joe!
Hope they bring back fried chicken this summer! The soups are always
fabulous, as are the drinks. Recently remodeled, the atmosphere is comfortable and clubby.

Visited April 2013
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