4336 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA | Directions 9140334.150084 -118.448893
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: South Valley
New Fabs – The new Fabs is Awesome, great new interior design, nice and cozy wit a private room. All the dishes are excellent and the specials are always exciting.
cool dining experience – Italian dishes without the annoying bells and whistles...simple and direct, heightening the pallette experience. Intelligent staff, excellent exec chef Roger, and a visionary owner Sebastian make for an eclectic dining experience.
Awesome Niegborhood Restaurant – Terrific place for a bite and a glass of wine. Pasta Broccoli really yummy and my sweetie likes the Baked Rigatoni. The hot bread they give at the table is really fab.
Fab's is Fabu! – We have come here for years, 3-5 years prior to the remodel, and ever since it has reopened. I haven't had any bad food here and the service has been consistently good. Try the vodka suace with penne and chicken, very good. I feel this is a great local eatery, although the prices have gone up a bit compared to pre-remodel. But hey, how you gonna pay for that anyway? Try this place, seriously.
Awesome Restaurant, Great Atmosphere – We LOVE Fab's and dine here a couple of times a week. It is our date night/had a great day at work/had an awful day at work/too tired to cook dinner/just miss the vibe go-to restaurant in our neighborhood. Owners Chef Roger and son Sebastian are wonderful people and always make people feel at home. Sitting up at the bar, Fab's truly feels like an extension of our living room, yet sometimes we are seated in the dining room to create an ambience that feels special and unique when that is what we are seeking.
The food is great, fresh and generously portioned. The restaurant delivers in every aspect - it is absolutely worth a try (it'll become a fave).
The New Fabs is really worth trying – The new remodel of this landmark restaurant was worth waiting for.This is top of my list for down home Italian cooking at it's best. Every table is a great spot to enjoy some of the best Italian food around. It's a happening restaurant where you can actually hear the person across from you when you have your meal. That's the sign of a good restaurant design and it's warm and inviting. They even have a private VIP room that looks like it would seat a dozen or so.
Take out still good – Prior to the remodel, I had eaten at or had take out from Fabs dozens of times. Possible into the hundreds. My favorite was fussili with broccoli topped with grilled chicken breast. I'd share a chopped salad. Of course the hot sourdough rolls were a HUGE part of the "my favorite comfort food" experience.
I picked up their take out menu last week and saw that dish was not on the menu. But I did see they had other dishes with broccoli and hoped I wouldn't have to pull a Jack Nicholson 5 Easy Pieces to get my favorite Fab's dish!
Last night I called to make sure they still made it and they do, so I placed a to go order of 2 fussili broccolis, one with grilled chicken breast, chicken parm, and a chopped salad.
We went to pick it up and as usual there was no parking. But a new obstacle was there... valets who were coming and going and blocking the driveway to the pick-up window. Seems like they are parking cars in the liquor store lot. When the driveway was clear, I pulled in and sat there while my friend jumped out and picked up the food.
I think I got an Italian salute from the gray haired valet.
Anyway, food was as good a before but the sourdough rolls have been replaced by what seems like half baked lumps of pizza dough (can you believe this site won't let you type b?lls). Also no butter and no parmesan tossed in the bag.
I read the excuse here that they can't get find the rolls anymore. Alessio still has them, perhaps Fab's should check with them for a supplier.
I'll continue to get my pasta broccoli to go, it's worth the parking hassle and disappointing rolls.
Chef & Waiter Don't Wash Hands! – My wife & I walked out after I witnessed the Chef & a waiter walk out of the restroom without washing their hands. It was a true Seinfeld moment as I washed my hands and watched the two of them "finish their business" and then walk of the room without washing. The management was not interested when I called the next day. Avoid this place like the plague if you value hygiene.
This is totally bogus. Chef's, waiters and all staff use a single occupancy restroom. This disgruntled competitor is actually using Seinfeld to authenticate their claim! Preposterous...
A family favorite abandons its original clientele to go "upscale" – After waiting for years for Fab's to reopen, my wife and I booked a table to celebrate our anniversary. When we arrived, the hostess tried to seat us at a table at the bar even though the place was practically empty. The owner had assured us that the kitchen would continue to prepare all of our favorites, but, when we asked for one of our favorites, the server told us "no," then brought an inedible version of the dish anyway. Service was so slow that the meal took over two hours to complete.
The old Fab's was a family-friendly place with paper on the tables and an accessible menu. The new incarnation has gone upscale, but, in part because its food has not changed, comes off as pretentious and sort of fake. I really lament the restaurant's change in tone and attitude.
Disappointed – I use to be a big fan of the old Fabs. I waited all the months it took to reopen. What I loved the best about Fab's the warm bread rolls and the chicken seasame. Guess what, they don't serve that anymore. We had asked the owner why and he indicated the bread was not easy to get so they just ordered a different one. As for the chicken, they took it off the menu. The menu was disappointing. It looks like they have gone to easier things to prepare like salads and sandwhiches. The service was slow, and I can't imagine why they think they needed to put a bar in the resturant, this is not the type of place you hang out at int he evenings. I will not return and think it should have stayed closed.
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