Los Balcones in Studio City is the second location of the long-standing Peruvian restaurant of the same name in Hollywood, but it’s hardly a carbon copy of the original. The new Los Balcones specializes in mestizo cuisine, which means the menu has both Peruvian and Spanish influence and has completely different dishes than the original location. All of the ceviches and meat dishes are fantastic, but it’s the locro pappardelle we’re still thinking about - pumpkin ragu topped with goat cheese and pepitas with hummus smeared on the side of the bowl. Just let that sink in. The space is objectively upscale as well, making it an excellent Valley date spot.
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River Rock is an American spot inside a Studio City hotel that's been around since the 1800s. The food is mediocre, but you're here for the history.
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Artisan Cheese Gallery
Artisan Cheese And Wine is a wine bar/cheese shop that happens to have our favorite sandwiches in Studio City.
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