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Nook Bistro

Map & Directions 11628 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • American, Bistro
  • Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

Sometimes you get the feeling that the owners of Nook are running less an American bistro than a joke about an American bistro. As faithfully as they reproduce the fundamentals of the kinds of fancily unfancy restaurants that pepper every urban neighborhood from San Diego to Augusta, Maine, they are also poking fun at them with every dried-cranberry garnish and each day-boat scallop, each obscure Belgian beer and each boutique Oregon Pinot Noir, each crusty roast chicken and dish of iconic macaroni and cheese. Almost every aspect of the restaurant, from its double-height communal table to the admonition on the menu that cell-phone use interferes with the controls on the deep fryer, is as ironically pitch-perfect as the Neil Diamond songs on a Silver Lake DJ’s iPod. See full review.

Member Reviews

  • claire85 wrote a review for Nook Bistro
    on 08/17/09

    Hidden in the SE corner of a strip mall on the "ugly" stretch of Santa Monica Blvd that runs through West LA, Nook would be easy to miss. But if you're in the area, I highly recommend trying their foodie, seasonal menu. The small plates and sides are larger portions than you would expect based on their prices. Great dinner salad (greens, beets, rosemary, goat cheese, candied... More >>

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  • Eric S. on 08/05/09

    The two most amazing things on the menu are the Chicken Paillard and the Bread Pudding. Ignore the burger. There are several better ones nearby.

  • KCRW on 04/03/12

    WOW!! Nook has two thumbs up from this local radio station. Enjoy a night out of delicious cuisine. Want to make the evening even more enjoyable? Bring your fringe benefits card for a discount!!

  • Issen A. on 12/23/11

    The Shrimp and Grits are amazing..ask for Tobasco sauce. *wink

  • Garick C. on 02/22/10

    Michael is the epitome of a fantastic service-oriented culture here @NOOK #foodporn

  • Crystal R. on 07/18/13

    Epitome of strip mall dining. Get a salty dog. Tell your friends - the good ones.

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  • Photos by Anne FishbeinAt Nook, a newish bistro in the badlands west of the Nuart, tiny bowls of boiled peanuts show up at the beginning of the... More on Nook Bistro »


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