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4212 Lankershim Blvd. Send to Phone
An immersive dining experience with an eclectic menu in Toluca Lake.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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VERSE, Toluca Lake, CA

VERSE Restaurant Review

: VERSE in Toluca Lake is led by chef Paul Shoemaker (Providence, Bastide), managing partner Rob Ciancimino (The Sayers Club) and Manny Marroquin (Grammy award-winning sound mixer). The team presents an immersive dining experience with an eclectic menu that highlights local ingredients, while the state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system transforms the auditory atmosphere of the space. A few of Shoemaker’s dishes include Kumamoto shots with apple pie moonshine, sour apple caviar, celery and green apple ice; American Wagyu tartare, with pickled plum, avocado, smoked seeds and ciabatta; and a 32-oz. Prime porterhouse with duck fat peewee potatoes, chives and black lava salt. Expect a well-curated wine list by Matthew Kaner (Bar Covell, Augustine Wine Bar) and classic craft cocktails. Tableside drinks such as the Smoked Old Fashioned, as well as a traditional absinthe drip presentation from a bar cart, provide a theatrical, interactive touch.

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