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Step Inside the Valley’s Newest Retro Dining Charmer

Explore the modern throwback that is Mister O’s in Studio City

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

And just like that, Studio City has surprising new dinner destination on its hands. This is Mister O’s, born of the former Take a Bao space on Ventura Boulevard, and with a backbone that’s been years in the making.

Mister O’s comes to life by way of serial restaurateur Michael Cardenas (Innovative Dining Group, The Robata), who spent years opening up important local projects like Downtown’s seminal Lazy Ox Canteen with Josef Centeno. Some of the DNA of that original restaurant now carry through here, with the casual new American vibe and focus on ingredients. It helps, of course, that Mister O’s chef Mario Alberto (Laurel Hardware, Tallula’s) worked with Centeno at Lazy Ox and elsewhere for years.

As for today’s Mister O’s menu expect a lot of modern California touches, from easy pasta to simple grilled meats, a basic burger, and plenty of vegetables. There’s a full cocktail bar under Rafael Jonathan Barba (The Restaurant Meadowood) as well, with a focus on whiskey that makes sense given the vibe of the room. The plush lounge area up near the bar (and out on the front patio) certainly aim for laid-back sipping, while the dining room provides an even dimmer date night appeal.

Mister O’s officially opens on Tuesday, September 4, keeping daily dinner hours from 5:30 p.m. until late. Happy hour will run weekdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mister O’s. 11838 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA.

Wonho Frank Lee
The mellow dining room
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Long banquettes
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Plenty of lounge room
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The long bar
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Comfortable touches
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Retro vibes
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Room for all
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A pop of orange
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Outdoor lounge and movie screenings
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Logos and all
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The Getaway
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Old Fashioned
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Cauliflower
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Marinated olives
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Mussels
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Pluots
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Gnudi
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Pork Cancan
Outside Mister O’s in Studio City, a white building with textured exterior and large teal sign.
The late night glow
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