10 Places to Eat in the San Fernando Valley Right Now

If your next trip to Los Angeles involves a Universal Studios tour, visiting the set of Ellen at Warner Brothers, or seeing The Talk at CBS, these pursuits will take you to the San Fernando Valley. This former culinary wasteland has completely flipped into a foodie tour de force recently—specifically on the stretch of Ventura Blvd. between Studio City and Sherman Oaks. Here you will find Michelin-starred chefs, high-end sushi, top-notch vegan options, and more.

11720 Ventura Boulevard
Michelin-starred chef Paul Shoemaker has definitely raised the bar of Valley dining after moving into this dimly lit alfresco enclave (previously known mainly as a place for drinking too many margaritas on the patio). Now you can sample his tasting menu by the fire pit—which might feature bone marrow ravioli with a Bordelaise sauce, or charred Spanish octopus with eggplant and black olives—while soaking in the romantic Moroccan-themed atmosphere. If you do find yourself out late, you can order everything from burgers to bouchot mussels until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
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