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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%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, French
12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Year after year, Bistro Garden never disappoints. The food, drinks and service are always excellent. Old school but has withstood the test of time. Get the Soufflé’, it’s a dessert staple at Bistro Garden.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Always a good experience at the bistro ! Great location , the main dining room is really light with high class ceiling. Their signature soufflé is really good . You can rent a private room for events of business lunches

Thank paolok66
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I went with my wife for a Valentine’s dinner . Unfortunately was one one of the worst experience I have ever had The dinner was cold stale and we believe it Was hours in advance and both me and my wife got just taking one...More

Thank Hagopyouredjian
Reviewed 20 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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
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16 February 2017|
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Response from John_BShermanOaks_CA | Reviewed this property |
Some people wore jackets and ties, some collar shirts and sweaters and some less. I would say smart casual is more than fine.
14 January 2017|
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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
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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