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
WORST SERVICE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!! NOT EVEN WORTH ONE STAR. – I don't think this place even deserves one star. They charge a cover for eating....which is ridiculous especially if you're going w/a group of four or five people. ...in addition, the music is waaaaay too loud. The food arrived cold.....and the service was probably the worst I've ever had....and I'm including some of the worst places in Mexico in that group. This place is the biggest waste of time....money.....food....and music. Patrons beware..... dont go here.
One of the best Creole Resturaunts in the San Fernando Valley ! – I was reading all the reviews and when I got to the very end of the page I started to see negative comments in which everyone is entitiled to their opinion but, come on these ppl sound more like they were just mad that they had drove for an hr and a half on an empty stomach and had to pay to listen to a live band. Which is obviously something that they are not used too! Because if you go to BB Kings at City Walk or House of Blues your paying a cover and most likely will be more than 7$.....However Stevies is a wonderful place to go to especially for a great dinner and drinks live music and a classy environment. It has a southern touch which makes you feel right at home ! For anyone who says the food was bad , must mean that your not used to good food. And to complain about the prices ....well I know that I have gone to In & Out, Mc Donalds, Jack In The Box, Etc...and have paid well over 8$ for a combo . So I have no problem paying 8$ to actually sit down listen to live music enjoying a great cocktail & food. Those ppl need to get with the program or stay the hell outta the kitchen...lol....
Great Food and Live Music – I love the food here! Everytime I go...the music is great and isn't over crowded. Fridays are crowded but sundays are great.
Excessive Fees Forced on Patrons Who Visit During the Weekend - Bad Business for Diners – I'm going to give this location an average rating. The food is excellent, but they have a business practice that I think is a bit unfair--and what really amounts to a total rip-off.
I've been there several times and have enjoyed the food, but I''ve never gone when they had entertainment. Well, if they have someone singing, everyone at your table is charged a 7.00 cover charge, no matter if you order food or not. We ordered food and drinks and our bill was over 90.00. 35.00 of that was paid as a cover charge. If you walk in and don't see the sign, no one will make mention of it until you get the bill.
First of all, while the singing was great, it was VERY LOUD. You cannot carry on any type of conversation from 9PM until 12:30AM. So not only were we subjected to unwanted singing, we could not have any type of decent conversation and we had to pay 35.00 for it.
I'm a New Orleans native and so I can tell you that their food is good. And in California, it's can be a challenge to find a nice Creole resturant if you aren't one to experiment with new locations. However, we spent money on food and drinks and I felt that having to pay an additional 35.00 was overkill. One of the girls I went with said she'd never come there again because of it.
If I do go, I'd call and check to make sure there are no performances and cover charges (I'm sure that's only during the weekend) I think they need to be reminded that they are a restaurant, not a dance club or bar. If patrons purchase food and drinks, why in the h e double hockey sticks would you then force 7.00 charge per person at the table fee. It left a bad taste in my mouth...pardon the pun.
I won't say I will never go back....but, I will say that I'm going to look into other places to take my friends and family for dinner.
It was my friends 30th birthday and she wanted to go to Steve?s to celebrate. I went online to read the reviews about the restaurant. Many of which were not pleasant. To my surprise the place was nothing like what I read. The food was absolutely wonderful. There watermelon martini?s are to die for. The owner, cooks, hostess, and waitress were all great! Not to mention the band was off the chain. We had a blast. The prices were in line with the service. If you want good food, service and entertainment, Steve?s is the place. I am a strong believer in; you get what you pay for and I do believe that Steve?s was worth every penny! Stick with the food court at the mall if you can?t hang with the BIG DOG'S. Harold and Belle?s don?t have anything on Steve?s!
Excellent Place for Good fun and Entertainment – I have been to Stevie's on two occasions now. The most recent was 5/16 for my bday. I read several of the reviews before deciding to return to Stevie's to celebrate. The reviews I read made me think twice but I decided to go anyway because I really liked the food and entertainment the first time I went. I just have to say that all of the negative reviews are so far from what I experienced on both occassions. I had a reservation for 14 people. When I arrived my table was ready and they were prepared to seat us. Our waitress was so friendly and provided excellent service in a timely manner. No, your food is not rushed out to you but when you go prepared to have a good time, you enjoy the atmosphere and it doesn't matter. You should go prepared to hang out and have a good time, listen to music, laugh and talk. It is not an in and out type of place. The food is so good and worth every penny. The portions are very generous. Stevie was there and he introduced himself to my party. He was very friendly and talked to several customers personally asking them if they were having a good time. The music was very good. I think that most of the people who complain really don't have the money to spend and probably can't afford a classy place like Stevie's. When they get there and see that there is no $5.99 special on the menu they automatically get an attitude about everything. I say this because everyone who posted a negative comment always complained about the prices. The prices are no more expensive than Harold & Belle's. As far as the $7.00 cover charge, if you went to a restaurant first and then to a club then you would spend that amount anyway, it probably just seems like so much because you are paying for everything all at once. I love Stevie's and will continue to patronize this restaurant because of the great food, awesome service and excellent entertainment.
Cajun Shrimp is the BEST – I go to Stevies whenever Im in town and always have a great time, the food is excellent and the entertainment is the best. it does take awhile for the food to come out but its well worth the wait. I would suggest that if you come on a friday or saturday, make a reservation because the place gets packed. I was there when Bobby Brown performed with Johnny gill and Macy Gray and we had the best time. I got to meet Bobby Brown and Macy Gray, (they were so nice and friendly) and to see them perform up close and personal was truly a treat. I was there another night a Natalie Cole got on the stage and sang. Stevies is definately a place I look forward to visiting when im in town.
New Orleans in Encino – OMG! I love this restaurant! I went this past weekend with some friends and we had the best time. The band played all night, we danced and even got on the stage and sang. I had the fried catfish with maccaroni and cheese and greens and it was DDDDDDDD-LISH! I cant wait to go back. a great place to meet people and have a southern experience.
This place is not the business. Don't waste your time or money. – I have to say I agree with the majority of people who state that this place is poor quality. You are better off going to the Johnny Rockets across the street. You will get better food and service. I will state 10 reasons for grading this organization with poor quality.
1.We were charged 7$ to eat (supposedly for the entertainment).
2.We were sat at a table with no silver ware or table settings.
3.The owner brought out cut out paper table and dirty silver ware 15 minutes after we sat only because we asked.
4.After 15 minutes of not having a waitress and no bread we flagged another waitress down because we were tired of waiting on ours. I asked her if she could help us and she had an attitude.
5.We finally asked the owner if we could have some bread, water, and clean silver ware.
6.15 minutes later (total of 30 minutes) the waitress decided to tiptoe to our table and take our order.
7.The food was horrible!! The cornbread tasted like Jiffy. The red beans and rice tasted like dried up pinto beans. The yams tasted like they were straight from the can and the Rice Pilaf tasted like it was from the box.
8.The 7$ dollars we paid for entertainment was a waste. The lead singer looked like a broke down version of MC Hammer. Yea I said it the MC himself. The music was so loud that I couldn?t engage in a conversation with my friend sitting across from me.
9.We asked the waitress for condiments that she never brought.
10.We repeatedly the waitress engaging in conversations with random people at the restaurant and coworkers as she neglected us and forgot to bring what we asked.
So basically I drove an hour and a half for some canned yams, jiffy cornbread, pinto beans and to see a broke down MC Hammer impersonator. I do not recommend this place at all. Save your money stay at home and cook!!!
Substandard to say the least – My friends and I arrived at Stevies, after an hour and a half drive, with high expectations, only to leave HIGHLY disappointed. I have never been to a restaurant where they charge patrons to eat, we paid a $7 cover charge, to receive sub-standard service, horrible tasting overpriced food, and dated entertainment. We were left to find our own seating accommodations. Our table was bare, having no silverware, when we did get the paper cut out table setting, our silverware was dirty. Our waitress showed up approximately 30 minutes after we were seated to take our order, and then stopped to have, what appeared to be a personal 5 minute conversation with a guy at the bar, before placing our order. We were given stale French bread and unfiltered tap water to tide us over until our food arrived. When our food finally arrived (30 minutes later) the meat was over seasoned, the canned vegetables were under seasoned, and the cornbread was reminiscent of Jiffy from the box. Our waitress, if you could call her that, failed to respond to our requests, so we tried to flag another waitress and she responded with a very nasty inappropriate attitude. The music was so loud we had to yell at each other in order to be heard, and often times the yelling was fruitless, as we were still unable to hear. After requesting the check, we had to sacrifice another 25-30 minutes of our lives waiting for our waitress to respond. After paying our tab, we were forced to wait once again, for the valet. Stevie only had one valet employed to retrieve cars, thus we had to stand in line in the freezing cold from 12:00am to 12:35 am, waiting for our car (clearly, they need to find this poor valet more help). In short, this is a horrible substandard establishment, which does not place the customer's needs or satisfaction as a priority. Thus, if you care about quality food and service, AVOID Stevie?s, instead, try Coco Palms, Cafe Tu Tu Tango, City Grill, or Derrick?s Jamaican Cuisine, to name a few.
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