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VERSE

4212 Lankershim Blvd. Send to Phone
818-747-2135
An immersive dining experience in Toluca Lake with dynamic cuisine.


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Open
Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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VERSE, Toluca Lake, CA


Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.


VERSE Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant: This swank supper club perched on Lankershim Boulevard offers a unique and immersive dining experience amidst a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system that transforms the auditory atmosphere of the space. Manny Marroquin, the Grammy award-winning sound mixer and engineer who also owns the adjacent Larrabee Studios, has created an impressive acoustic room where diners can enjoy curated playlists and live performances. Romantic lighting bathes the sprawling 3,800-square-foot space with modern furniture, plush banquettes and original art. Outdoor dining is also available.

Likes: Dramatic cocktails, blissfully perfect acoustics making conversation a pleasure.
Dislikes: A bit of a haul to the Valley.

Food & Drinks: Leave time to enjoy the atmosphere and experience as well as the menu. Chef Oscar Torres has taken over the culinary program from chef Paul Shoemaker. Start off with a well-crafted cocktail --- we loved the tableside presentation of the "Smoked Old Fashioned," which arrives dramatically in a glass box and opened to release a dancing puff of aromatic wood smoke. Start off with Hokkaido milk buns with brown butter and black lava salt or empanadas with burnt tomatoes and chicken confit. Hearty appetites can tuck into a tomahawk steak for two, served with bone marrow salsa, heirloom tomato and green garlic. The cuisine is matched with an eclectic and curated wine list, where you can explore a bright Austrian orange wine or swirl a more stately Napa Cabernet.





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