Local Flavor 2022
Porta Via has quickly become a neighborhood favorite with a world-class feel. Their California bistro menu is designed to be both classic and creative, always making patrons feel like they are at a “special” place, featuring farm-to-table freshness, creative cocktails, and a diverse wine list. All menu items are chosen with an emphasis on local, sustainable, and organic practices, including vegan soups, inspired salads, and top-quality proteins and pastas. Additional locations in Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, and Palm Desert. The Commons at Calabasas: 4799 Commons Way, #J, Calabasas. 818.746.2400. portaviarestaurants.com. IG: @portaviaca.
Barney’s opened their first burger shop in Oakland in 1978 and were one of the first to introduce the award-winning concept of a gourmet hamburger. They now boast nine burger restaurants with an expanded menu so everyone can find something they’ll love. Enjoy inside or patio dining with wine and draft beer or choose delivery or pick up to enjoy Barney’s anywhere you go. See why Barney’s has become a family & friend tradition in all of their communities. The Commons at Calabasas: 4776 Commons Way, #D, Calabasas. 818.854.6026. barneyshamburgers.com. IG: @barneyshamburgers.
Trattoria Farfalla has been serving a variety of robust, authentic Italian dishes to the Westlake Village community since 2009. They are thrilled to invite their loyal patrons back to the restaurant for a safely-distanced, outdoor dining experience on their spacious, covered patios. Chef Santino Coccia consistently adds special dishes to the menu using local, seasonal flavors and organic produce whenever possible. This modern trattoria is far from just pizza and pasta, also offering a full bar. Please book reservations via Resy. The Promenade at Westlake: 160 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. 805.497.2283. farfallawestlakevillage.com. IG: @farfallatrattoriawestlake.
KING’S FISH HOUSE
Welcome to the house that seafood built! King’s Fish House provides diners with the ultimate seafood experience. Enjoy the area’s largest selection of fresh oysters harvested daily from shellfish farms around the world and a huge selection of seafood entrees like lobster, salmon, halibut, swordfish, mahi mahi, and sea bass prepared to your preference. Fresh sushi platters are also available. Their gorgeous outdoor patio makes King’s the ideal dining destination for lunch and dinner. The Commons at Calabasas: 4798 Commons Way, Calabasas. 818.225.1979. kingsfishhouse.com. IG: @kingsfishhouse.
CINÉPOLIS LUXURY CINEMAS
Cinépolis Luxury Cinema is more than a movie! At Cinépolis, you’ll enjoy a luxury dining experience with chef-driven selections using fresh ingredients, house-made sauces, gluten-friendly modifiable and
vegetarian-friendly options. Their new bar program includes craft beer, specialty cocktails, and hand-selected wine. With luxurious, reclining seats and “at-your-seat” waiter service, Cinépolis offers a restaurant quality menu with all the joys of movie-going. Showtimes, tickets, and menu are available at CinepolisUSA.com. The Promenade at Westlake: 180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. 805.413.8838. cinepolisusa.com. @cinepolisusa.
PAUL MARTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL
Paul Martin’s American Grill is on a mission to make the food America loves set to a higher standard and all served in an environment of convivial and remarkable hospitality. Our energetic bar features communal family-style seating, while our dining room offers intimate booths and tables. Enjoy the warm interior, or opt for our outdoor patio and relax under the trees. Paul Martin’s also offers takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery for our guests who prefer to dine at home. The Promenade at Westlake: 100 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. 805.373.9300. paulmartinsamericangrill.com. IG: @paulmartinsag.
Since the day they opened their doors a decade ago, Toscanova has been one of the most popular and beloved dining destinations in the Calabasas community. The authentic Italian restaurant has long been the go-to place for business lunches, birthday and anniversary parties, and romantic dinners where diners enjoy Chef
Ago Sciandri’s new and innovative specials and modern approach to classic dishes. Toscanova serves lunch and dinner 7 days a week, with indoor and outdoor patio dining. The Commons at Calabasas: 4799 Commons Way, #A, Calabasas. 818.225.0499. toscanova.com. IG: @toscanovacalabasas.
SOCIAL MONK ASIAN KITCHEN
Social Monk Asian Kitchen is a chef-driven, fast-casual concept offering made-to-order Asian dishes with fresh ingredients, exotic spices, and bold flavors. The approachable menu features Asian starters, salads, lunch combos, rice and noodle bowls, classic entrées, and sides. Beer and wine are also served. Social Monk believes fresh ingredients and flavorful food bring people together and are best when eaten with friends and family. The Promenade at Westlake: 4000 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., #C1, Westlake Village. 805.370.8290. socialmonk.com. IG: @socialmonk.
Sweetgreen, the mission-driven restaurant brand serving healthy food at scale, opened at The Promenade in August 2021 with an all-outdoor dining area for diners to enjoy sunny California days and real, fresh ingredients. Sweetgreen was founded in 2007 by three college students who were simply looking for a healthier, more convenient way to eat. Today, the restaurant brand is reimagining the future of fast food with over 150 locations, serving the highest quality ingredients and locally-sourced produce for its seasonal menus. The Promenade at Westlake Village: 100 Promenade Way, #A, Westlake Village. 818.806.0400. sweetgreen.com. IG: @sweetgreen.
Voted 2021 Best of the Southland by Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News 2020 Readers Choice for Best Wine Tasting in Los Angeles, NABU’s dog-friendly winery and tasting room in Westlake Village offers wines from the Napa Valley to the Malibu coast. Check their website for the live music lineup on weekends. Guest kitchens also offer tasty bites. Wine tasting is available daily starting at 12:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Follow NABU on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @nabuwines for daily hours and updates. 2649 Townsgate Rd., Westlake Village. 805.778.1100. nabuwines.com. @nabuwines.
SWEET LADY JANE
At Sweet Lady Jane, they break their own eggs, peel their own apples, roll their own pastry, and squeeze their own lemons. They use the finest fair-trade chocolate, the freshest butter and cream, the highest-quality in-season fruit, and no preservatives. Their famous Triple Berry Cake is L.A.’s favorite special-occasion cake—yellow butter cake layered with lightly sweetened whipped cream and fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, then frosted with whipped cream and decorated with buttercream vines. Their mission is simple—“We make good things even better.” 23653 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas. 818.914.5080. sweetladyjane.com. IG: @sweetladyjanebakeries.
ZIN BISTRO AMERICANA
Nestled lakeside in Westlake Village, Zin Bistro Americana features a scenic firelit patio, spacious bar, lounge area, and lakefront dining. The romantic ambiance and beautiful surroundings are matched by the exceptional dishes and comfort food that reflect the nostalgic cuisine and synergistic blending of cultures that make up America. Champagne brunch is served every Sunday. Indulge in the Bananas Foster waffle or opt for a health-conscious Protein Benedict. No matter your choice, you are sure to be delighted. 32131 Lindero Canyon Rd. #111, Westlake Village. 818.865.0095. zinwestlake.com. IG: @zinbistro.
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES
Nothing Bundt Cakes’ goal is to bake a cake that not only reminds you of home but also opens you to a new world. Each handcrafted recipe uses the finest ingredients including real eggs, butter, and cream cheese to bring you Bundt cake perfection. Order in a variety of sizes, including bite-size Bundtinis by the dozen. Choose from nine delicious flavors with beautiful decorations for birthdays, holidays, or special occasions. Kosher certified. Platt Village Shopping Center: 6524 Platt Ave., West Hills. 818.340.2253. 215 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 818.945.9010. nothingbundtcakes.com.
TIFA CHOCOLATE & GELATO
Tifa Chocolate & Gelato offers a unique dessert experience. Here you will find a delicious blend of handcrafted traditional gelato and sorbetto flavors to please any palate, including flavors that are dairy-free and sugar-free. They also offer an assortment of artisan chocolate bars from around the world and make their own unique truffles, bon bons, caramels, and nut clusters using quality ingredients. For a special treat, try their fresh pastries, cookies, espresso, pour-over coffee, and cold brew. Gift cards and custom gift boxes make perfect gifts. Parkway Calabasas Shopping Center: 23655 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas. 818.912.6911. tifachocolateandgelato.com/calabasas-ca.
Specializing in over 200 types of artisan bread and baked goods, including Danishes, cookies, special occasion cakes, croquembouche, and more, Emil’s Bake House has been acclaimed for its traditional recipes and unsurpassed quality since 1962. Discover this authentic European bakery offering amazing pastries, sandwiches, smoothies, and Pinkberry frozen yogurt as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menus. Let your mouth take an international vacation as you savor ingredients imported from France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria while sipping Italy’s favorite Lavazza coffee. 5005 Kanan Rd., Agoura Hills. 818.532.7663. emilsbakehouse.com. IG: @emilsbakehouse.