For a low-priced hotel this place was great. The rooms are clean and spacious enough. Refrigerator and microwave.
The shuttle service is free and very convenient. They took me to Simuflite all week and picked me up every time except once. (The shuttle stops at 11 PM.) They even offered to take me to restaurants although I preferred to walk.
There are numerous restaurants within walking distance. Some of them are really good. There is a convenience store in the hotel lobby and another one literally across the street. Wells Fargo bank is about 1/2 block away.
Free breakfast in the morning. It's what you would expect... You know, for free? But it is actually pretty good.
Reasonably quiet. And the best part, it's a no smoking property! Ok, Maybe the very best part is that this place is inexpensive. For what you pay your going to get a great deal!
Let's cut to the chase. I'm sure the sushi is delicious. Sushi places are a dime a dozen where I'm from. So I wanted something different but with an Asian flair.
Order the applewood duck with stir fried rice. Hands down the most tender and succulent thick sliced duck I've ever had, and I've been lucky enough to have eaten at some amazing restaurants.
You know duck is usually thin sliced and dry? Not here. Melt in your mouth tender and juicy.
Christine and Eden are sweet, attentive, and efficient. Great food, good service and pretty fair prices. Five stars easy.
It's not a Texas BBQ but then Westlake Village is a long horse ride from Texas.
If you're looking for BBQ Famous Dave's beats Tavern 101 by a hundred furlongs.
I came for dinner and the place looked about as empty as a prairie without a dog. So the service was plenty quick. (Monday night)
Paige and I shared the "Feast for Two" and let me tell you partner, it's a lot of great food even if you're hungrier than a cowboy on a cattle drive.
Price is right too. I like that.
Small, cute, clean, welcoming, service with a smile, not pretentious, fresh food that's healthy and clearly not a chain. It's near the SBA airport (10mins) if you're catching a flight, waiting for an arrival or aircrew.
I had breakfast, simple but flavorful, fresh made oatmeal with fresh blueberries and bananas, lightly covered with steamed half and half and lightly sprinkled brown sugar. Devine.
Prices seem completely reasonable for such fresh (real) food. Not Denny's cheap but certainly not Whole Foods prices either.
What are we giving stars for?
If its atmosphere I'll take back all four stars. This place loos like a gang hide away.
If it's for food then cool. They deserve the 4 stars. Great food that's inexpensive!
Nothing else to say about it.
No need to dress up.
Darn it. I was certain this place was going to be a Mexican treat. I mean, when you first walk in there's a angelic looking Mexican woman making tortillas from scratch, right there where you can watch her. How could it be anything but fresh and amazing?
Sorry, very sorry, to tell you it wasn't spectacular at all. Very blah actually.
I ordered the wrong dish. Had to be the problem. But it looked so succulent in the menu picture. It's not called a sandwich but it looked like a juicy beef sandwich with lots of beef; cooked to perfection.
When the sandwich arrived it looked, and tasted, kind of like a Mexican version of a Subway Sandwich that got over seasoned and stuck in the toaster oven too long.
I'll give this place another try someday. I for sure should have ordered something else. But golly Beaver, if it's on the menu. If they offer it, shouldn't it be cooked perfectly? Well, I guess so Wally.
Let me sum it up right in the beginning. The place is a total dive that serves great Chinese food.
I give the food 4 stars and the real estate 2; guess that averages to 3.
Husband and wife owned and operated. She greets and waits. He cooks. But he won't so much as cut a carrot until someone orders something. Which means everything is made fresh and precisely to order.
Frankly I haven't found better Chinese food in LA. Who knew you'd have to come to Modesto to get good Chinese?
I will come back next time I find myself here. It's that ok.
I don't push the five star button often, but when I do it feels great to know there's a place you can go to that "gets it".
Would you like authentic Italian from Southern Italy? Don't have the time to fly there? Make the drive to Malibu and come to what used to be the old Sage Room.
Under new management, Gravina, is now family owned and operated by some wonderful folks from Southern Italy.
Greeted by the most charming co-owner Mariella, who immediately made us feel welcome, we were treated to a delectable authentic Italian meal and some of the friendliest service this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
I ordered the salmon and pasta special which turned out to be an exciting, yet fairly simple combination of pasta, fresh salmon and peas in a delicious Italian sauce that adds flavor but doesn't smother the natural salmon flavor.
SuzieQ ordered an eggplant pasta special that tastes like mama made it in her kitchen, if your mama is Italian.
The portions are perfect. Not overwhelming and not too small. You will leave feeling satisfied.
If you're looking for a comforting, delectable, well portioned meal at a pretty fair price; come here. Pretty fair I say?
I find the main menu items to be reasonable. The specials are a little pricey in my view. But I'm the guy who gets offended when I overpay for a meal so admittedly I might be a bit price sensitive.
Don't be discouraged by the lack of fetching decor. The name Beachside Café neither matches the cuisine nor the ambience.
I almost walked out the moment I walked in but I had such a great parking spot. So I didn't. Glad I didn't.
The place is decorated like an airport restaurant but after some coaxing, begrudgingly I accepted the fact that I was going to see this through, only not inside.
With little effort I successfully negotiated a comfortable fire-pit table outside on the patio. The Marina view is a bit obscured but it's pleasant enough.
Let's move on from the unappetizing appearance and talk about the food.
Holy wow! If I had been led in blindfolded I would have guessed the fillet mignon was from Roy's. Perfectly cooked, tender, juicy and flavorful. Sides were tasteful and delicious. A mouthful of delight, like finding the black pearl inside of an ugly oyster.
If you love steak order the fillet mignon.
SuziQ ordered chicken and loved it. Tender and moist.
The service was friendly and prompt. Accommodating.
The place ain't pretty but don't judge this menu by its cover.
I'll go back.
To get 5 stars I think the looks of a place needs to match the food. It's about setting and then meeting an expectation.
I wanted to give three stars for the patio atmosphere but that would better the overall score and, well, that just wouldn't be fair.
If you were the neglected middle child and need an attention-getting device, here's your opportunity to pontificate with your friends on FaceBook about saving the planet or avoiding allergies by eating at a vegan, vegetarian, Mexican restaurant.
Stop and think for a minute. Have you ever seen a vegan, vegetarian Mexican restaurant in Mexico? The concept is almost as ridiculous as the food.
A brussels sprout smothered in Mexican spice isn't Mexican food.
The service wasn't much better. I was trapped in a party of nine. The server fumbled several orders, and getting anything seemingly took forever.
If you must go, (I wouldn't again), sit on the patio, order a margarita, and people watch. Stay away from the food unless you enjoy indigestion and bad gas.