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Canyon Bistro & Wine Bar

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120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, suite 119, Topanga, CA 90290-3851
+1 310-455-7800
23:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 23:30 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ambiance is lovely but loud - after all there is live jazz. The food is superb and a very lovely wine list. Best tuna tartar, crab cakes and mussels! The rack of lamb - delicious. Casual and comfortable.

Thank Sandi N
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food at the bistro is very good to excellent most nights. Occasionaly they will have an off night in service and quality. They seem to struggle some when they are very busy. On an average night its a great place to go with the family or for a night with a date or friends.

Thank Shane L
California City, California, USA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Starting with the good part, the service was nice, the bistro about 1/2 full for dinner. First, they refused to pour a 1/2 glass of draft beer; I had to order the full pint. This has never happened in my experience, ever. So, no beer. The vegetarian lasagna was actually a veggie-ricotta quiche; little if any noodle. The béchamel and... More 

Thank Foodietraveler41
Topanga, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you visit topanga, Canyon Bistro is a must. It is located in the center of town, and it shows Topanga's unique style. In the same small area, Pine Tree Circle, you can visit a a cute shop, amazing library, wonderful art studio, tasty gourmet, and a nice cafe. The food at this restaurant is amazing! I definitely recommend the... More 

Thank noesfine
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed s wonderful meal along with some excellent people watching. My wife had the mussels while I had the steak fries. Real bistro food at a reasonable price. I really enjoyed the service which was better than most of the places in the area

Thank Mash49
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Very good mussels and fresh fish. Mac and cheese (kids) not fantastic. Pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff.

Thank Avalon19
Menlo Park, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Shocking! But it's true. The best burger in LA does not reside in trendy Studio City, Culver City or Hollywood. It's in Topanga! This cool little bistro with outside seating serves the most amazing burger. Grilled, grass fed, quality beef. A fabulous grilled bun. And tomatoes that actually have some taste! If you are of a certain age and a... More 

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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We live in the Marina, and came up to Topanga to see an afternoon play. It was wonderful, sunny day, and we were in a lovely mood for some dinner afterwards, no great expectations. I had researched and the CBWB was on on the top of our list. So relaxing to cruise down the hill with the top down, pull... More 

Thank returnmetokaneohe
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Food was lovely and nice friendly staff. We sat outside which was lovely, and the bistro was very popular.

Thank lyphil
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We came back because we enjoyed the food and service on our first visit a month ago. But this time the waitress did not serve our wine together and we had to remind her twice to bring my friends wine. The toasted bread was barely toasted and we did not get a knife to spread the butter. The waitress' bra... More 

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Larry C, Owner at Canyon Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, I'm sorry you did not have a good experience at my restaurant. These kids of things are unacceptable. We pride ourselves on good service food and service and I appreciate you letting me know. Can you tell me whether you were in for lunch or dinner please so I know who to speak to? Thank you, Larry Cohn,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 22:00
23:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, suite 119, Topanga, CA 90290-3851
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Topanga
  • Phone Number: +1 310-455-7800
A French-American Bistro in the heart of Topanga. Join us for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Live Music weekly!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Los Angeles, California
8 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?