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XEN Lounge

10628 Ventura Blvd. Send to Phone
Studio City restaurant, bar and lounge with a contemporary American menu.
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Brunch & Lunch Sun., Dinner nightly
Lounge open until 2 a.m.
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XEN Lounge, Studio City, CA

XEN Lounge Restaurant Review

: XEN Lounge in Studio City is a venture of actor, writer and producer Duane Martin, who is attempting to import some Hollywood style into the usually sedate Valley scene. The multi-tasking venue features a contemporary American menu and specialty cocktails in a chic interior conceived by celebrity designer Nikki Chu, whose funky faceted bar is a central design element. The ultralounge ambience includes a couple spacious patios. Chef Neil Shuman, previously of Firefly down the street, offers a menu featuring fun mac ‘n’ cheese cupcakes; a dry-aged rib-eye topped with bone marrow butter; and littleneck clams, mussels and house-made chicken sausage served in beer broth. For dessert, there’s red velvet pudding or strawberry shortcake. The wine list is global and a nice variety of craft beers is available, too. There is also bottle service, which underscores the desire of XEN to be more of a club than a restaurant --- those looking for a quiet dinner should be forewarned.

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