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Bistro Garden at Coldwater

12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234
+1 818-501-0202
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (5 reviews)
“fish” (4 reviews)
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American, French
12950 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2234
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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
Reviewed 1 February 2017 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...More

Thank SJR55
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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
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....More

Thank Geoffreylee1313
Reviewed 19 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
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
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...More

Thank Bob S
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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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