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What to Eat at Townhouse Kitchen & Bar, Grand Open at Sherman Oaks Galleria

Townhouse Kitchen and Bar

Townhouse Kitchen and BarPhoto: Restaurants-America

Townhouse Kitchen and Bar has grand-opened in Sherman Oaks Galleria, following a drawn-out soft-open phase that began last fall. Townhouse's 7,000-square foot space features a few of our current trends in one place. Small plates? You bet. Local produce and house-made ingredients? Indeed. Hand-crafted cocktails and a long line of tap beers? Oh yeah!

The concept sounds familiar to those who have taken a trip to Westside Tavern. This is an improved mall hangout for adults who want to get a buzz on before their movie and affordable, but not cheap, real food when it's over. 250 guests will fit between distressed brick walls, top-to-bottom windows, and mosaic tiles, then spill out onto an outdoor patio if they need to escape the fourteen flat screen T.V.s or some drunken creep's wayward pelvis. The centerpiece is a rounded granite-topped bar where signature drinks like strawberry basil martinis and whiskey peach cocktails will be made from fresh fruit.

The cuisine is all Cali market-driven and, like Westside Tavern, includes a menu of flatbreads plus "two-handed" sandwiches. Straight-forward small plates are priced under ten dollars and include sliders with bacon cheeseburger, "angry" shrimp, and pork belly, as well as deviled eggs, dips, and steak quesadillas. Entrées are under $20 and include horseradish-crusted salmon, skirt steak, wild mushroom pasta, and Schezwan lobster stir-fry. Townhouse is a creation of Restaurants-America, who carefully introduce restaurants to prime real-estate across the country. It appears Warren Schwartz has set a successful template for upgraded mall destination dining at Westside Tavern that others now plan to follow. In any case, it beats another Panda Express.

Townhouse is open for lunch and dinner. 15301 Ventura Blvd. at Sherman Oaks Galleria. Happy hour from 4-7 P.M. on weekdays and again from 11 p.m. to closing. A full menu is below. 818-453-9900.

Townhouse Sherman Oaks Menu

SMALL PLATES

pacific seafood chowder
cup 2.99 bowl 4.99

crispy calamari 9.99
cocktail sauce, lemon caper aioli
tossed with habañero sauce 10.99

single crab cakes 10.99
arugula salad, creole mustard sauce

deviled eggs 5.99
sriracha sauce

cheese plate 8.99 per person
brie, gouda, humboldt fog,
maytag blue cheese, fruit,
roasted nuts, crackers

shrimp bruschetta 10.99
tomato-basil, mozzarella, olive oil,
limoncello shrimp, balsamic

roasted red pepper hummus 7.99
cucumber, black olive relish,
toasted flatbread

ahi tuna lettuce wrap 10.99
tuna tartare, sushi rice, asian slaw,
fried noodles, pickled ginger,
sriracha sauce, wasabi soy glaze

steak quesadilla 9.99
pepper jack, avocado-mango salsa,
chipotle sour cream

buffalo chicken tenders 8.99
smoked onion ranch

spinach & pepperjack queso dip 9.99
tortilla chips

habañero shrimp tempura 10.99
blue cheese sauce

surf & turf roll 10.99
steak & shrimp, cream cheese,
avocad o, s weet soy

SLIDERS
served on toasted mini buns
with fried onion strings

lobster cake 9.99
thai chili lime sauce

pork belly 8.99
pickles

angry shrimp 9.99
habañero sauce, pepper jack,
sriracha sauce, jalapeño pepper

apple wood smoked
bacon cheeseburger 8.99

GREENS
chop salad grape tomatoes, avocado, red onion,
polenta croutons, queso fresco, mustard vinaigrette 1/2 5.99 full 9.99

arugula salad tangerine, candied pistachios, goat cheese, tangerine oil white balsamic 1/2 5.99 full 9.99

caesar salad parmesan crisps, fried white anchovies 1/2 5.99 full 9.99

thai beef salad cucumber, pea shoots, almonds, mint, basil, cilantro, lemon grass soy vinaigrette 11.99

cobb salad pulled chicken, roasted pork belly, fresh greens, gorgonzola dulce, cherry tomato,egg, buttermilk dressing12.99

soup & salad combo cup of soup & choice of 1/2 salad 8.99
add to any salad salmon 5.99 grilled shrimp 4.99 rotisserie chicken 3.99

FLATBREADS
roasted tomato & basil mozzarella 8.99

bbq chicken pickled onion, fontina blend, cilantro 9.99

roasted mushroom fontina, peas 8.99

chimichurri steak shallots, oven-roasted tomato, arugula, fontina, garlic 10.99


TWO-HANDED SANDWICHES with seasoned fries

black angus burger lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, brioche 9.99 with cheese 10.99

townhouse wagyu burger goat cheese, arugula, wild mushrooms, grilled tomato, red onion, pickles, brioche 12.99

grilled portabello brie, tomato, spinach, tomato kalamata spread, pain de mie 9.99

seared tuna napa cabbage, avocado, wasabi-yuzu aioli, brioche 11.99

california chicken club chipotle mayo, avocado, pepper jack, bacon, lettuce, tomato, multi-grain bread 9.99

turkey reuben swiss, russian dressing, shredded lettuce, rye, sauerkraut 10.99

cubano roasted pork, prosciutto, spicy mustard, pickles, fontina, baguette 10.99

prime dip shaved prime rib, swiss, grilled onion, au jus, french baguette 12.99

TOWNHOUSE SPECIALTIES
wild mushroom pasta pancetta, orecchiette, garlic, spicy tomato sauce 12.99

lemon pesto shrimp pasta blistered cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, linguine 13.99

pork tacos lettuce, pickled red onion, queso fresco, pico de gallo, avocado, salsa, black beans & rice 12.99

szechwan lobster stir-fry bamee noodles, broccoli, snow peas, soybeans, shiitake mushrooms, carrot,
onion, red pepper, cashew nuts 17.99

horseradish-crusted salmon roasted asparagus, cherry tomatoes, sautéed potatoes, white wine-garlic broth 18.99

baked mac & cheese gruyère, california white cheddar, roasted tomato 10.99 add chicken 14.99 lobster 18.99

sesame-crusted ahi tuna corn-pepper relish, sautéed ginger swiss chard, wasabi cream, rice 18.99

oven-baked crab cakes limoncello vinaigrette slaw, creole mustard sauce, seasoned fries 18.99

grilled skirt steak chimichurri sauce, avocado, tomato, seasoned fries 17.99

seared tuna tacos wasabi cream, lime slaw, avocado-mango salsa, black beans & rice 14.99

SIDES all 3.99 each
steamed broccoli corn-pepper relish stir-fry vegetables sautéed ginger swiss chard
french fries black beans & rice mac & cheese grilled asparagus

HAPPY ENDINGS
chocolate cake bites raspberry sauce 3.99
blondie-tini sundae chocolate sauce 3.99
fresh berries crème anglaise, chocolate shaving, whipped cream 3.99
trio-tinis sampling of each of the above 9.99

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