Alfredo Rodriguez, the former chef of the Out Take Cafe in Studio City, has opened the Out Take Bistro in Studio City at 11929 Ventura Blvd.(818.769.0822), in a space that has been a bit of a kiss of death, meaning the former spaces for Angelino Cucina, Emmanuel an American Bistro, Perroche, Cafe St. Michel and Erawan, in reverse order. Picked up a menu tonight and it does not appear to be exactly the same as the final one they had when they were located adjacent to Mexicali Cantina, in that no Eastern European influences, Borscht for example, are on it, and it would appear to be the greatest hits of current menus around town in general, with a good array of pastas and salads, while entrees include beef bourgignon, lamb shank, ling cod, Superior white fish, dead snapper, roasted chicken and a New York Angus. All entrees under $20, with most concentrated in the $17-18 range.
The bad news - they kept that awful wagon wheel light fixture in the center of the room that has survived all these changes over the years!