We recently had dinner at Raphels on Ventura Blvd in
Studio City. That restaurant is visually stunning. The owner greeted us and what a sweetie and class act he is! His wife, said he, designed the restaurant and I must say, it was so gorgeous. We had a wonderful experience. The food was good, not cheap at all and I have to say, somewhat pretentious
I generally like simpler food. Celery root in a pot du creme --really? Honestly, you couldn't taste it, but still -- Why??)
The service was attentive and friendly. Again, the owner was great. So nice. He said that they are adding "small plates" to the menu, which sounds smart.
All in all, a lovely evening. A real "date night." Would (will) definitely return!
Anyone else have any thoughts about Raphaels? Worth going to!!