A hidden gem community tucked into the San Fernando Valley, Calabasas is quickly gaining a reputation for luxury that attracts A-list celebrities, business moguls, and others willing to pay the premium to live in a quiet, upscale area just 20 miles from Los Angeles. In addition to magnificent views, easy access to both the beach and mountains, and a focus on privacy, Calabasas real estate also benefits from several fantastic restaurants. If you’re going to be in the area to look at Calabasas houses for sale, visit one of these stellar eateries.
Porta Via Calabasas
This neighborhood bistro and bar is pure California, from its patio seating to weekend brunch and multiple special events. When you make reservations to dine at Porta Via Calabasas, you can enjoy steamed mussels, Parmigiano crusted halibut with grilled asparagus and beurre blanc, an orange ginger chicken stir fry, and a hearty selection of pasta (with gluten-free and vegetarian options). You can also choose from one of their many wines available by the glass or carafe, a craft beer, or a specialty cocktail like the Pali Spritz or Dr. Feelgood. If you decide to hit weekend brunch before looking at Calabasas real estate, you can fill up on breakfast burritos, French omelets, or a smoked salmon plate with a Mimosa or Morning Buzz (espresso, Kahlua, vodka, and cream).
Rosti Tuscan Kitchen Calabasas
Tucked away under climbing foliage and red parasols, Rosti’s location in the Parkway Calabasas Shopping Center makes it an ideal last stop after an afternoon of shopping. Tuscan cuisine is characterized by its simple elegance, relying on garden freshness and high-quality ingredients for a truly artisanal experience, and Rosti has taken this philosophy in its stride.
King’s Fish House
Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa
Need a quiet, intimate environment where you can discuss your offer on Calabasas real estate with your realtor or significant other? Head to Sugarfish, an upscale sushi restaurant with beautiful presentation, top-notch service, and only the freshest ingredients. Sugarfish doesn’t take reservations, but any wait is well worth it—especially if you opt for one of the “Trust Me” meals that the chef designs. There are several selections offered with an array of sushi and sashimi. The truly adventurous can go for the “Don’t Think. Just Eat. Trust Me” meal, chosen by the chef and is the most similar to what they serve the regulars. You can also ask the staff which beer, wine, or sake on the menu would pair best with each course for a complete experience.
A local scratch kitchen serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, Pedalers Fork is a unique locale that doubles as a bike shop, coffee house, and bar. If you go for lunch during the week, you’ll need to order from the counter, but don’t let that stop you! You’ll still enjoy delicious food like the 10 Speed Egg Sandwich, Kale Caesar salad, and house-smoked bbq wings or brisket.
More of a brunch person? Get ready to feast on Eggs Benedict, customizable scrambles and omelets, and smoked brisket hash. If you plan to dine after a full day of looking at Calabasas real estate, you can reward yourself with chimichurri chops, grilled bbq salmon, or herb-grilled chicken served with couscous, veggies, and a lemon white wine reduction. In the mood for a drink? The bar aims to be one-of-a-kind with its selection of rye whiskeys and a list of locally inspired cocktails that changes seasonally.
Do you plan to be in the area to start looking at homes for sale and want to get a taste of the local flavor? You can’t do better than dining at one of the restaurants on this list! Haven’t found a realtor you want to work with yet? Reach out to trusted Calabasas real estate expert Jamison Malone for expert assistance.