16911 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA | Directions 9131634.159574 -118.501683
Mon, Tues, Thurs, 11:30am - 10pm; Wed, Fri, 11:30am - midnight; Sat, 5:30pm - midnight; Sun, 2pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: South Valley, Encino
Best shrimp po boy sandwich ever! The cornbread is awesome and our server Paul made our dinner a great creole experience!!!
Over Priced & Over Rated!!! – Read the reviews and decided to stay away, until my co-workers decided to go there for lunch. I thought I would play it safe and just order something and have them bring it back because i always give places a try, a chance, before listening to negative feedback. Well gues what?!? This place is crappy as well as expensive. For $14 plus tax, i got the most sorry excuse of a PO Boy sandwich ever! Not a lot of meat, not enough flavor and it cost like it shouldda been called a Rich Boy Sandwich instead!! So that sandwich was not up to what i am used to of a po' Boyee Sandwich. I was able to look past that since we in L.A. and not New Orleans (where Po' Boys are packed with meat. You get almost 10 pieces of shrimp commin out the sandwich at Mahony's or Johny's). But what done it for me was my Potato Salad was spoiled. Not pampered, but out of date nasty!!! This place, which i never go to because of the reviews, can't even serve fresh food for freakin take out is beyond me. So to all the crooks and cooks at Stevie's Creole, Kiss my A$$!!
worst experience of my life – I normally don't write these type of reviews, but my experience with this restaraunt was so poor, that I felt compeled to warn the public. My fiance and I went to Stevie's Creole Cafe for new years eve. We've heard some horrible things about the service before, however we were both curious about the food; and thus decided to ignore the critics and give this "mom and pop" chain a chance. In hindsight, I wish we would have listened to the negative reviews. Upon entry into the restaraunt, we were greeted very coldly by the hostess; whom appeared very disinterested and apathetic. We were guided to our table/booth; which was by far very non- impressive. The cushions alone were very old, and dirty, with noticeable stains. We waited approximately 15 minutes before we were even handed menus; and another 45 min before we were given any complimentary cornbread. The food was just as horrible as the service. The food was overpriced and mediocre. We ordered the wing drummetes as an appetizer. We were both shocked at the quality of food brought to our table. The wings were so smail, with absolutely no meat at all. It was as if they fried up a couple of bones and put it on a plate, next to a pitiful piece of garnish, and had the audacity to call it an appetizer. I ordered the gumbo, which taste more like a doctored up version of Campbell's Chicken soup. Trust me,....I grew up on gumbo,... and this was not it!.....Just because someone thows a couple of shrimp and 2 crab legs in a bowl, does not make it gumbo. My fiance ordered the boneless chicken breast meal with rice. gravy and two sides. The server brought his food out cold ,which is actually a health hazhard and violation. The rice had a small dabble of "gravy". The sides were small and forgettable. We brought up our dissatisfaction with the owner Stevie himself, hoping to turn our new year eve around...however that was not the case. Stevie himself became loud and irrate and instead of focusing on the issue at hand (which was our dissatisfaction with the food/service) he instead started to talk about his own recent restaraunt security issue, in which a man entered into this establishment and robbed his restaurant by gunpoint. . We felt compassion and empathry for what had happened; however Stevie accussed us of not caring; and seemed more focused on "picking a fight" than resolving the issue at hand. My fiance was spending more time trying to de-escalate Stevie , instead of trying to resolve the real issue at hand.....which is the bad service and horrible food. Despite our empathy of what happended to staff, as a customer we should not have to be subjected to all of that displaced anger and hostility. This has been the worse restaurant experience of all time.....and if you still insist on going (despite this review)....may God be with you.
RUN AWAY – We went here with two other couple for a night out. First time all of us could get baby sitters in a long time. We ordered and waited and waited the food never came. People around us were complaining because their food was not coming. Finally we heard one of the waitress say they had forgot to order rice. The kitchen had no rice and most of the dishes they cook require rice. We were starving and asked how long and she could not tell us. So we asked for our check so we could pay for are drinks and leave. They wouldn't bring the check. Finally i told the host that if he didn't get me a bill for the drinks that I was going to just leave. He called a bouncer to guard the door so I couldn't leave. this went on for close to an 45 min with him asking me to sit down an me trying to leave. I should have filed a suit for false imprisonment. PLEASE DON"T GO HERE!!!!
Good Food, Reasonable Price – I don't know what people are talking about, I only got lunch to go but I loved every bite and the price was comparable to other creole joints I have been to. Ican't wait to to back for dinner and entertainment.
In Need of a need cook...... – I go to Stevie's often and I really like the place ,but the food is not good at all. They really need to invest in a cook that can give you some real Creole food. I will not go back and my friends feel the same way.
I love this place – I absolutely love this place. The restaurant is famous for their Gumbo and Smokey Fried chicken which are both amazing but my personal favorite is the Shrimp N'awlins! It is sooo goood and it's plated beautifully. The shrimp are very succulent and the andouille sausage in the dish are juicy yet not too overwhelming on the dish. i highly recommend this place. also the entertainment is great during the weekend but make sure to make a reservation because the place gets packed,
Great Creole Food – I've been going to Stevie's in Encino since it opened several years ago. The food has always been very good and there is lots of it. I've mostly had business lunches or lunch with friends when I've been in the area. But there have been some entertainment nights and it always reminds me of years ago when I used to hang out at clubs in Los Angeles like Maverick's Flat, the Apartment, Flying Fox, Total Experience, It Club, and it feels like a trip down memory lane with current music. There has been one or more celebrities there every time I've gone at night. I don't know what more I'd want than good food, lovely club atmosphere, good entertainment and people out to have fun. I say, "Yes!" every time I'm invited and when asked where to go in the Valley, I always say, "Stevie's" because I love the food and I always have a good time. Wanting some fried chicken right now, no, catfish, yeah, I've got to get my Stevie's fix soon. As a woman, I can just sit at the bar and watch the entire show.
Good food bad service – Entered this restaurant and was seated. We were given menus, and then ignored for well over 20 minutes. Finally our orders were taken. The music was so loud you could not hear your conversation with your friends. We were asked if we would like freshly made corn bread while we waited for our food. We said of course. Our drinks were finally served. And we waited for the corn bread. The waitresses ignored us when our drinks were finished and finally I had to go to the bar to ask for another drink. I stood there as the bar tender clearly looked at me and ignored me. I stood there for about 5 minutes and there were no other people waiting for drinks. Finally I was served my drink which was the wrong wine from the first order and I had to get up again to go to the bar as the waitresses were completely busy with training. I received the correct drink and sat down. It has been a total of 40 minutes at this point. The waitresses came by again and asked us if we would like corn bread and again we said yes. We were about to leave, when either the owner or manager realized we had been ignored and began yelling at the waitresses right in front of everyone. Finally after a full hour we were served our dinner with the corn bread. The chef came out to ask us if it was good. The food was absolutely fantastic but the service was the worse I have ever experienced. The extremely loud music gave me a head ache, as they were also setting up for something else so the over all noise was terrible. Unfortunately I will not go back.
The food is good and this place could be a great place if they improved their service and made up their minds if this is a restaurant or a bar. Attempting both does not work.
The Best Restaurant In Southern California – We come up with reasons to go to Stevie's and everyone that we have introduced to this fabulous cuisine has returned with others...we are passing on the word. We love celebrating birthday's at Stevie's because the entertainers interact with guest. The music is always fabulous - I don't know where you get them from but I'm not mad atcha! I have planned my funeral to include Stevie's. I told my daughter that she is to bring my church family, family, friends, and soror's to Stevie's. They can tell stories about remember when if they so desire but at least one person must order gumbo and someone must order peach cobbler. When dinner is done, so is the funeral. I don't want flowers, casket, looky loos - cremate me and get rid of the remains then let the party begin.
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