The Bistro Garden
Enchanting is the word that comes to mind when thinking of the Bistro Garden in Studio City. Originally located in Beverly Hills, the Bistro fast became the domain of L.A.’s dining elite. Now, that same tradition and quality continues here in Studio City, where Gregory Pappas and his wife Carolyn Niklas Pappas have a continuity of class that is unsurpassed. Recently, their daughter Christina has become the fourth generation of Pappas/Niklas operating in Los Angeles.
The Bistro Garden is a restaurant in a beautiful European garden-like setting, the light from the day filtering through glass latticework and the expansive skylights, while the soaring 30 ft. ceiling opens the room for an outdoor feel. They also have a private dining room which seats up to 70 guests and features a working fireplace, crystal chandeliers, and a Parquet wood floor. This magical venue is a top wedding, holiday, and private event location and has been the setting for numerous television and movie shoots.
A highlight of the Bistro Garden is their Sunday Brunch (11a—2p) with a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne included with your meal. Their Happy Hour is a great way to relax after a hard day’s work with a fantastic bar menu and complimentary hors d’oeuvres Monday thru Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Bistro Garden pianists entertain seven nights a week and during Sunday Brunch.
As well as Brunch, they have separate menus for Lunch (M-F, 11a-3p) and Dinner (Sun-Th, 5:30-10:30p & F-Sat until 11p). Celebrate with their fabled Christmas Eve Dinner, and bring in 2014 at their New Year’s Eve Dinner Extravaganza. The Bistro Garden’s full, off-site catering service is ready to handle your every possible need for any occasion.
The Bistro Garden is located at 12950 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. You can reach them at or visit bistrogarden.com. Reservations recommended.