By Karen Alexander
Walking into The Bistro Garden from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, the warmth and elegance embraces you immediately like a big loving hug.
The Bistro and the Bistro Garden in Beverly Hills were two of the most popular restaurants in the city from the 1960’s to the mid 1990’s.
Now that legacy carries over to The Bistro Garden on Ventura Blvd., at Coldwater, in Studio City.
Carolyn Niklas Pappas and Greg Pappas, second and third generation restaurateurs, have owned and operated The Bistro Garden since 1990.
Described by Zagat as, “…classic with a beautiful garden- like setting,” The Bistro Garden is modeled after a European winter garden with 30 foot high ceilings, expansive skylights and beautiful flowers and twinkle lit trees.
This is where you will find the old world refined elegance of fresh flowers on the tables, crisp white tablecloths and nightly piano to entertain while you dine or enjoy a cocktail in the bar.
The Bistro Garden offers continental cuisine with French specialties including the famous chocolate or seasonal soufflé, Lobster bisque en croute and Roasted duck a’la Orange.
The Private Fireside Room is a great venue for business lunches or dinners or other celebrations, seating up to 70 guests.
In contrast to today’s restaurant scene, where everyone wants casual and quick, The Bistro Garden is a throwback, if you will, to a time and place when people enjoyed the pleasure of great food and conversation, friendly and efficient service in a comfortable and romantic setting.
The Bistro Garden is located at 12950 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. Call (818) 501-0202 or visit BistroGarden.com. Open seven nights for dinner; Monday through Friday for lunch and Sunday Brunch.