Sila Bistro (Reported Closed)

(323) 664-7979

2630 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90027

34.106282 -118.272262

 
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Reviews for Sila Bistro

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Only 5 Star Ratings? – If this place is so good and gets only 5 star ratings, why is it no one is hardly ever in the place? I don't think I trust the people who are commenting on this restaurant as being unbiased.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WOW!!! Who knew you could get great food at these prices – They have incredibly good food. You'd kind of miss this place if you didn't know where it was but it's so worth finding (not hard actually). They have an incredible vegetable lasagna and an Angus burger that will blow you away (like, forget Umami!!! this is it!!). They also have the friendliest people working there who actually remember you the next time you come in. I'm so lucky this place is close to home.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A nice trendy place with good food and good wine – We live in the neighborhood so we were curious about the new place at the corner of Griffith Park and Hyperion and were pleasantly surprised with Sila Bistro. My partner and I love eating out and quaint restaurants and this one is definitely a find.

Sila Bistro is named after Silver Lake and the owners have created an experience that is neighborhoody and perfect for any night of the week. The handsome Chef, Steve, prepares food with local touch and the outgoing owner, Frank, crafted a wine list of mainly Californians from small wineries - many we've never heard of.

We ordered the Sila Tart which is an ensemble of Tomato, Mozzarella, Argula and lemon. I had the Mint Crusted Lamb, and as my partner knows, I love lamb so I'm picky. The fig and onion compote was a bit heavier than what I like, but the meat was perfectly prepared. This was a good choice. My partner works out alot so he went for the sirloin steak served with green beans and fries. He doubled the beans and skipped the fries. He liked it but was disappointed with the portion. We broke our rule and split the Port Poached Pear desert, I guess because it seemed like an interesting choice. I admit it. We liked it.



The wine list is exhaustive and for the most part alien, so it was hard to make a selection. We're wine-lovers but not skilled as others, so we went for known territory and had the Raymond Napa Estates Cabernet which was priced nicely. The staff knows wine so next time we'll be more adventurous.

The atmosphere is nice with a cool, relaxed interior and a large patio. We're about people watching and enjoying company. This place definitely feels like an island of west side of L.A. in the heart of Silver Lake, but it was good to see it is living up to the neighborhood tradition of being welcoming and comfortable for all. The owners are from the area, so they care about Silver Lake, and the staff was professional, fun and attentive. We give it a full five stars.

Recommends
over a year ago

An acronym for Silver Lake, this neighborhood bistro features an eclectic mix of seafood, beef and chicken dishes with a Cal-American twist. – Everything about this neighborhood bistro is tailor-made for the emerging Eastside enclave's culinary scene, right down to its name (which is, of course, short for Silver Lake). With community in mind, historic photographs of Silver Lake line the walls of the minimalist space. The eclectic Cal-American menu also draws on the area for inspiration, incorporating a vast array of ethnic products and fresh produce into its dishes. Even Sila's wine list is neighborhood specific--picked from local West Coast vineyards and designed specifically to pair with certain entrees.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Local slow food with great Californian wines – This was the best experience I've ever had dining in the Los Feliz/Silverlake/Atwater Village area. And aren't you curious about eating at a restaurant owned by the man who used to be Rudy Guliani's personal chef for a year and a half? Let's discuss.

Ambiance:

Well lit, lots of windows. Great for dates. There's a pretty outdoor patio for people watching. Has an intimate feeling and the service is excellent. The owners are down to earth and keep the place from being intimidating. Relaxed, with a local vibe. It fits into Silverlake very well and it's the only place in the area you can get gourmet American food.

Food:

If you live in Silverlake, congratulations. You might just live right around the corner from your new favorite restaurant. Come here for wine and dessert or for a full, blown out feast. The chicken melts in your mouth (Ray calls it, the stuffin' muffin), the lobster ravioli is homemade and the sage and mushroom bread pudding is perfect. Great prices for the quality of the ingredients.

Socially conscious:

Sila uses Rosie Free Range Chicken (no antibiotics, added hormones, or preservatives) whose meat is certified organic and vegetarian fed. Their salmon is wild (more nutritious and better tasting than farm fed) which makes the flesh firmer. They support local growers and shop at the farmer's markets. Their mussels come from Carlsbad, CA and the wine is confined to the west coast. They recycle as much as they can and use organic cleaning products.

Owners:

Frank and Ray want you to enjoy yourself. And if that means running around in speedos for conversation's sake, they just might oblige. A little crazy, and very talented, these two can often be seen talking to customers about the menu and wine selection. Frank's chef background (he created the menu with Chef Steve Brown) and Ray's food styling combine to create the perfect marriage of substance and beauty.

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