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The Bellwether

Restaurants, Gastropubs Studio City
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
The Bellwether
Photograph: Courtesy The Bellwether

Time Out says

Nestled on Ventura Boulevard is Studio City's The Bellwether, a casual neighborhood spot from executive chef and co-owner Ted Hopson, along with beverage director and co-owner Ann-Marie Verdi. Whether you're stopping by for a solo drink while watching the game on one of the TVs above the bar, or sitting down with friends for a shared meal, you'll find plenty of gems to choose form on both the drink and dinner menU: tender charred octopus, a luxurious stewed chickpea dish, pork and beef meatballs, white negronis and more. A separate R&D section on the menu allows diners to try one of Hopson's work in progress.



Address: 13251 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5-10pm; Sat, Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 5-10pm
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5 out of 5 stars

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The Bellwether aims to please and it is usually successful. Tried the restaurant for DineLA dinner and the selections give a lot of freedom and value to diners. The cooking is well executed and flavors are on point overall. The atmosphere feels like you're in New England - upscale casual and customers who seem like they are in a comfortable position in life. I would like to return to try their brunch one of these days.

No brainer. Best restaurants in the Valley. When food, drinks, hospitality and just good people blend in a perfect mix. Never change.

One of the best restaurants in the 818! Love this gastropub! Fresh ingredients and terrific servers. Our favorites: the tuna crudo, the tempura cauliflower, brussel sprouts, meatballs! French Fries!! The steak fries are works of art - soaked overnight in acidulated water, blanched, frozen, tossed with a bit of their own starch, fried & tossed with spicy salt - perfectly crisp on the outside & almost liquid within. Love the open kitchen & the bar selection awesome! Desserts outstanding! Definitely be back!!