The Bistro and Bistro Garden restaurants were originally located on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills and became the dining domain of celebrities, presidents, and L.A.’s dining elite. The Bistro history lives on at The Bistro Garden in Studio City, where Gregory and his wife Carolyn Niklas Pappas follow in their families’ traditions. Today, daughter Christina is being groomed to follow in her parents’ footsteps which will be the fourth generation of the Pappas/Niklas family operating in Los Angeles.
Described by Zagat as a “classic with a beautiful garden-like setting,” The Bistro Garden is modeled after a European Winter garden, with 30 foot ceilings, glass lattice work, and expansive skylights. Live piano music is a constant, providing soft music that seems to enchant everyone who hears it. The Bistro Garden is a top wedding and private event location and has been used for numerous television and movie shoots. Sunday Brunch offers a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne with each entrée. The infamous chocolate and seasonal flavored soufflés as well as Picnic Baskets are available for takeout.
The Bistro Garden is open for lunch at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Dinner is at 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The bar menu is available from opening to closing.
The Bistro Garden is located at 12950 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. You can reach them at (818) 501-0202 or visit their website at bistrogarden.com.