Part of a small chain (9) you can always count on a good meal at a reasonable price. Prices range from salads such as the chopped Italian at $8.99 or a BBQ chicken salad at $12.99, to your classic pasta dishes, lasagna, pizza, risottos, seafoods are mostly shrimp and calamari, not too much is fish or steak dishes.
If you must have that hot pastrami sandwich, or a side of knish with gravy, then you are at the right spot. As good a deli menu as you will find anyplace. You can get our sandwich for around $11, a deli plate for $14, even fried shrimp or baked salmon. There is another Label's on Pico in West LA.
Located in the El Camino Shopping Center, Chick's has been serving rotisserie chicken, roasted over a blend of eucalyptus and avocada firewood in a copper oven since 1982. A favorite with many local families and you can regularly find LA County deputies enjoying the good foot. Not fancy, very casual, just good food.
Although technically not in Calabasas, it is only 15 minutes away in Malibu. The locals seem to know when Momma Rosa is in the kitchen. Continental menu. Very cosy, and some great wines on the rack. Catch a celebrity there once in a while.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is the spinach salad with dates, apples and gorgonzola cheese.
All my friends are no longer going to talk to me. I will be designated a traitor for letting out our neighborhood secret. If you are not there when it opens around 5 PM, expect a wait. Small place, small tables, but a great place for sushi.
Favorite Dish: Spider roll is my fav
Riviera opened up in late 2004 and is an upscale full service restaurant across the street from the Promenade on Calabasas Road. The dcor is nice and artsy. The service was just OK. On the plus side, you can get quality international wines by the glass. On the downside, I ordered a Bordeau and was given a very gamay flavored Cote du Rhone.
Where else but to find venison, wild boar, all expertly prepared. For me this is one of the best restaurants in LA and is only 7 minutes (by car) from my home. It use to be a hunting lodge and has many vestiges of the old days hanging around. Like heads of former meals staring down at you. There is a dress code, i.e. no jeans, t shirts. While it is a high end restaurant now, you can see it as it was in the old days if you watch the movie "Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland.
A summer is not complete without downing a few pitchers of marguerita's at the Sagebrush. There is good company, usually a good band playing in the outside bar area. Inside is a "sawdust on the floor", det comfortable and enjoy a meal and drinks with your friends. On Sunday's the biker crowd shows up and road bikes and choppers will line the parking lot.
This place is a small cafe that reminds me of the small places in Europe. It has a wonderful smell when you walk in, plus an eclectic selection of wines and cheeses.
All my friends are going never going to talk to me again for betraying the best sushi place around. A small place, small table, but great sushi
Favorite Dish: The spider roll for me.