14 Cool Places to Eat and Drink on Ventura Boulevard

Ventura Boulevard

Over the past few years Ventura Boulevard has added a great range of new options for dining and drinking. Sherman Oaks classic restaurant Row on the east and is starting to make a comeback along with new places that are opening up on the west side which inject life to a part of the town we don't often think of.

Augustine wine bar - it's like Bar Covell in Los Feliz but moved to the Valley. It has a quieter and cozier feel and serves some of the best wine around. The shoebox space offers a handful of our seats and two-person booths. It is located at 13456 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Augustine Wine Bar

Cocina Condesa - is a Mexican street food spot with a casual feel. The menu hosts a trio of guacamole options and tasty tacos made with kale, cauliflower, garlic marinated grilled shrimp, and pork shoulder. There are empanadas, chicken mole enchiladas and more. It is not the spot for burritos. It is located on 11616 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Cocina Condesa

Barrel and Ashes - one of the top chefs to barbecue at this spot. Frito pies, hush puppies, brisket, spareribs and more. It is located at 11801 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Barrel and Ashes

The Fiscal Agent - this is one of Los Angeles best new cocktail bars, which offers a super creative drink lineup in a classy and intimate hideaway. His team creates craft clever and vintage inspired concoctions in cool glassware. There are tasty bites and reservations are encouraged. It is located at 11801 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

The Fiscal Agent

Scratch Bar and Kitchen - Scratch Bar offers a super intimate and personalize chef's tasting menu. There are no servers in this cozy space but his kitchen team will see you and help guide you through the a la carte menu. Make sure you save room for dessert and there is an impressive wine selection. Located at 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

Scratch Bar and Kitchen

Ceremony - Ceremony is in Studio City's main commercial district with a large open window to the sidewalk with throngs of people enjoying drinks. It's a Mexican, Cuban and European influenced menu. It is located at 11814 Ventura Blvd., Studio City

Maradentro - this restaurant features nothing but seafood with the Mexican twist. It is located at 11929 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.


The Woodman - this is a laid-back, roadhouse inspires spot with craft beers and bacon Kobe burgers. A great happy hour from 430 to 8 PM, located at 13615 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

The Woodman

The One Up - this is an arcade bar that offers free games to paying customers. It is a unique food such as Cap'n Crunch wings and house made Twinkies. It is located at 13625 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

The One Up

Midici - this continues the growing trend of Neapolitan pizza places. It is located at 14612 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.
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The Bellwether - this is a charming dining spot with bright red doors in their menu is frequently tweaked with the help of their R&D test menu. It is located at 13251 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

The Bellwether

Anejo Cantina and Grill - is a modern upscale twist to some classic Mexican favorites where the portions are generous. It is located at 14755 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Local Ice - you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of organic ice cream or Italian ice. it is located at 12747 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Local Ice

The Front Yard - this is an airy front patio dining space located in the renovated Garland Hotel. It even offers a solid breakfast menu.

The Front Yard at Garland Hotel