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Bistro Garden at Coldwater

Universal City Area
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12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234 (Van Noord Avenue)
+1 818-501-0202
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Stevenson Ranch, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 finely came out, it was well done and not medium. I requested it be redone... More 

Thank david112233445
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 it again. Out comes the steak again and it was literally raw! No problem please... More 

Thank Sherri E
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 an arboretum with twinkle lights and balconies. Reminiscent of days gone by. Should be enjoyed... More 

Thank SJR55
Sherman Oaks
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Woodbury, New York
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. There were 40 of us and speaking to our friends and family they said the... More 

Thank Geoffreylee1313
Santa Clarita, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The chocolate soufle was the draw, I had it several years ago and when looking for a place for coffee and desert this was perfect.

Thank Jenny K
Highland Beach, Florida
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

met my granddaughter and friends here. enjoyed the happy hour. excellent pizza and appetizers at half price. piano music of old standards was vey pleasant background music. place is very pretty and service superb.

Thank herb h
Los Angeles/Tarzana
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is the first time I have been to Bistro Gardens in years. It is a beautiful place to go for special occasions. You could easily have a part y there. The Food is reasonably good. Price just slight on the higher side. I Issue or Problem: Service, service! Could not put my finger on the problem (grew up in... More 

Thank Bob S
Bloomingdale, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We flew from our home in New Jersey to Los Angeles so that we could enjoy our 50th anniversary dinner at The Bistro Garden in Studio City. We love the LA area and this is our favorite restaurant, so it was an easy answer to the question "How shall we celebrate?" The ambiance, as always, was elegant and wonderful -... More 

Thank Bill G
Van Nuys
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124 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

There's something to be said about classic Old School white table cloth service. Bistro Garden is such a place. Elegant dining, service and food. Good Wine list and atmosphere. Try the Chocolate Soufle' for dessert.

Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?