Shopping & Dining Guide To Westlake Village

March 12, 2017 5:28 AM

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(credit: The Tasting Room / Four Seasons Westlake)

(credit: The Tasting Room / Four Seasons Westlake)


Just off the 101 Freeway lies Westlake Village, an affluent suburban enclave offering terrific shopping and restaurants galore. Straddling the line of L.A. County and Ventura County, its location near mountains and water also make it a great place for outdoor exploration. Keep this list on hand for some of the city’s best places to check out when you’re in Westlake Village.

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DINING
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(credit: Nicole D./Yelp)


Lure Fish House
30970 Russell Ranch Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 651-6611
www.lurefishhouse.com

Focusing on all things seafood, including an array of seasonal oysters, Lure Fish House offers top seafood including main dishes like Lobster Ravioli, Shrimp and Chips, Wild California Sea Bass, Lure Cioppino, and three pound flame grilled lobsters, just to name a few. Additionally, sample from terrific steak options for all of you land lovers. If you’re in the area, make sure to keep happy hour on your radar as well. Monday through Friday, from 4-pm and Sunday until 6pm, you’ll enjoy small plates and cocktails with prices ranging from $3-$10.

(credit: Rustico)

(credit: Rustico)


Rustico
1125 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 889-0191
www.rustico-restaurant.com

With a reputation for good food and as a popular neighborhood hangout, Rustico is a top place to eat in Westlake Village. The restaurant specializes in flavors and dishes of central Italy, including Polpetonne con Ragu, Mediterranean Branzino, Tortellini Boscaiola, Gnocchetti with “Mamma Maria’s” Bolognese Ragu’, as well as wood fired pizzas, soups and more. The trattoria-esque vibe is casual, but the quality of the food reigns supreme.

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(credit: Tam M./Yelp)


Boccaccio’s
32123 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(818) 889-8300
www.boccacciosonthelake.com

Situated at The Landing on Westlake Lake, Boccaccio’s is perfect for an evening meal near the water. The menu is a mix of regional Italian and Californian fare, featuring dishes like Linguini Portofino, Veal Parmigiana, Eggplant Florentine, Pan Seared Duck Breast, Salmon Picatta and Rack of Lamb. Serving lunch and dinner daily, if you’re looking for a picturesque location for special events, Boccaccio’s is the perfect place for you.

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(credit: Brent’s Deli)


Brent’s Deli
2799 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 557-1882
www.brentsdeli.com

Home to the ‘Heart Stopper’ sandwich (pictured), Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village has that New York Jewish deli vibe that East coasters miss and locals can enjoy. This family-run operation serving meats, cheese, salads, breads, and a variety of sweet treats is one of the best deli’s in the city. With delicious sandwiches, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings, locals and visitors love the waffles, matzoh brie, smoked fish plates, knishes, burritos and mile-high, piled-high sandwiches. Best of all, you can order in and take a seat for the full meal experience.

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(credit: Loteria Grill)


Loteria Grill
180 Promenade Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 379-1800
www.loteriagrill.com

As one of Loteria Grill’s newest locations, this Westlake Village spot is nestled in the shopping and dining area known as The Promenade. Here, Chef Jimmy Shaw, or one of this city’s most well known chefs, creates authentic Mexican dishes from scratch including any type of cuisine you can imagine. Breakfast is served all day, as well as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and a few desserts. Stop by the Cantina for a margarita while you wait.

SHOPPING
(credit: The Promenade At Westlake)

(credit: The Promenade At Westlake)


The Promenade at Westlake
100 Promenade Way
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 637-8923
www.shoppromenade.com

Designed by the same team behind The Grove and The Americana, The Promenade’s open air layout is inviting for a summer evening of perusing or purchasing. Swipe your card in a few stores, then grab a bite at one of the many restaurants. And, if you’re the type of person who likes to watch a movie in style, check to see what’s playing at the Cinepolis Luxury Cinema. The theater offers all-day matinee prices on Tuesdays through the month of September. There’s also live entertainment at The Promenade every Saturday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

(credit: Sugar Boutique)

(credit: Sugar Boutique)


Sugar
982 South Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(805) 373-0243
www.shopsugarstores.com

Stocking the store with fashion inspired by stateside and international trends, Sugar Boutique offers a wide selection of today’s top looks. Styles of clothing and jewelry in the store also appeal to various generations, so there are options for a variety of women. Buddy up with one of the shop’s stylists who can also help you choose the most flattering finds.

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(credit: Bull Couture)


Bull Couture
3297 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 497-2855

Featuring a rotating selection of specialty selections and collections that range from California casual and bohemian to hipster chic, Bull Couture’s women’s clothing shop hits the mark on fashion. In addition to seasonal sales to take advantage of where prices can be slashed by 50%, the shop also offers spray tans so you can leave with a few bags and bronzed skin with just one stop in.

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(credit: Love At Second Sight)


Love at Second Sight
3749 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 494-3456
www.loveatsecondsight.net

Full of designer brand names like Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, Free People, True Religion, and Lululemon, Love at Second Sight is a resale boutique offering a myriad of great items. In addition to offering one-of-a-kind clothing and an unparalled shopping experience compared to most high end department stores, shop jewelry, shoes and clothing which are all up for grabs. Inventory is always changing as well so you’re always welcome to continue coming back to find out the new finds available. The shop also accepts new material on a daily basis, so raid your closet for high end items and see if your goods are good enough for resale, trade or consignment.

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(credit: Raffia Boutique)


Raffia Boutique
31133 Via Colinas
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 706-1191
www.raffiaboutique.com

Raffia Boutique is a boutique which carries a wide array of unique clothing, jewelry and bags. In addition, shoppers come here for their great home accessories, as well as many Jewish and Judaica gifts and accessories, many handmade and imported. The staff is always applauded for its friendly and helpful nature, so if you need help maneuvering through what’s in stock, don’t hesitate to ask.

ACTIVITIES
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(credit: Andrew S./Yelp)


Westlake Golf Course
4812 Lakeview Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(818) 889-0770
www.westlakegc.com

Get your tee time in! The Westlake Golf Course is conveniently located in an area with beautiful views of the Santa Monica mountain range. Early in the morning or late at night, there is access to 18 holes with discounted rates for twilight play and senior hitters, as well as reduced pricing for cart rentals after 11am. If you prefer the driving range, the lighted course will make it easy for night time hitting.

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(credit: Elmer M./Yelp)


Pentachaeta Trail and Westlake View Trail
Triunfo Creek Park
32100 Triunfo Canyon Rd
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Accessed from Triunfo Creek Park, these two trails total about six miles together, so there’s plenty of time to admire the beautiful surroundings and work up a sweat. During the late spring and early summer, keep your eyes peeled for the Pentachaeta Trail’s namesake endangered flower, as well as the Las Virgenes Reservoir, Westlake Reservoir and nearby Boney Mountain. Nature here is exceptionally beautiful.

(credit: The Tasting Room / Four Seasons Westlake)

(credit: The Tasting Room / Four Seasons Westlake)


The Tasting Room at the Four Seasons Westlake
Two Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362
818-575-3000
www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage

Opened a few years ago, the Tasting Room at the Four Seasons Westlake is a collaborative effort with Malibu Family Wines, featuring blends from the local winery as well as other notable California wines. While sipping on delicious wine, be sure to order a cheese plate or snack on spiced nuts. And, if you want a true getaway, take advantage of the Four Seasons’ Malibu Coast Wine Celebration Package, which includes two tasting flights in The Tasting Room and other amenities for wine lovers.

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(credit: istockphoto)


The Discovery Center for Science and Technology
600 Hampshire Road, Suite 140
Westlake Village CA 91361
(818) 879-2021
www.discoverycntr.org

At The Discovery Center for Science and Technology, lovers of Science can explore the exhibits provided by this non-profit organization. The group, which is a “museum without walls”, aims to teach children and teenagers about science, technology, engineering and more in this “museum without walls.” The Science Speaker Series, which is presented by experts and intended for the general public and high school students, kicks off in October. Other events will be posted on the Discovery Center’s website throughout the year as well.
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(credit: Chumash Indian Museum)


Chumash Indian Museum
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 492-8076

With educational programs, lectures and outdoor activities, Chumash Indian Museum’s purpose and mission is to preserve the culture and legacy of the Chumash Indians. As the original inhabitants of the surrounding areas, the Chumash Indians’ Museum is surrounded by natural beauty including lush meadows, and large oak groves. In addition to a variety of wildlife, visitors find unique landscapes as well within the park. Keep an eye out for scheduled nature hikes, or help organize a school field trip for a class of children. You can also purchase a membership to help support the work and growth of the museum.

What are your favorite places in Westlake Village? Share in the comments below!
Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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