The dining scene in Woodland Hills is about to get better with Luke, a New American restaurant featuring local ingredients with a twist when it opens early next month. Expect community style dining with shared plates and for those who don't like to share, traditional larger dishes also show up on the menu. The exact opening date is still pending, but the restaurant anticipates opening right after Labor Day weekend.
With a slant toward house-made ingredients, Luke also offers lighter meals with snack options like bacon popcorn and a warm buttered pretzel. And for small plates, consider a tuna tartare tower or a Carpaccio flatbread with crumbled bleu cheese and truffle oil. For entrees, try the grilled New York strip or braised short rib tagliatelle with handmade pasta covered in Bolognese. As for dessert, one wonders if the apple pie nachos will be too strange, or will catch on with the neighborhood.
Luke aspires to be a neighborhood staple with comfortable and refined décor, a welcome sight in this part of the Valley. The hours of operation will be Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (providing a handy late night spot for the area) and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
22616 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91364