WHY Because Studio City needs a civilized, elegant spot for lunch and dinner.
WHAT Raphael is an intimate bo’te with an eclectic yet traditional menu from chef Adam Horton, formerly of Saddle Peak Lodge. The interior, designed by Terry Raphael, is drop-dead gorgeous, with a comfortable lounge/bar and a warm dining room that has so many nooks, almost every table feels private. The globe-trotting menu (well-seasoned steak tartare, rich French onion soup, yellowfin tuna with crispy rice) offers something for everyone, from vegans to unabashed carnivores; don’t miss the hand-cut French fries. A particularly good place for a quiet, scrumptious lunch.
WHO Well-heeled Vals.
Region: East Valley
Neighborhood: Studio City
Features: Dinner, Lunch, Quiet, Romantic
Price Range: $17-$24, $25-$33
Cuisine Type: French