3 couples meet regularly for dinner and this time we visited the Marmalade Cafe in Sherman Oaks. We were met and greeted by the hostess and were seated promptly and made to feel at home right away. The table was a bit small but proved to be adequate for our party. Service was prompt and friendly and the food arrived hot and tasty. The menu is quite extensive and will offer something for almost any taste. We started with the Wild Mushroom soup which was hot and filling. My wife ordered the Chinese Chicken Salad and I had the Big Marm hamburger. The sides were tasty and went well with the dishes ordered. All the people at our table enjoyed the meal and all said they would return for future visits. As an added benefit, they offer an email club which gave a $10 discount on a $40+eal for the first visit. I can't wait to see what future offers the Marmalade Cafe offers. In summary, this is a very nice, local restaurant worth a return visit.
Marmalade is our go to neighborhood restaurant. We've never been disappointed.
Great every time. I had the grilled turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich. The turkey was a bit dry, but the fries made up for up it. Mom had the split pea soup. She loved it.
This was a last minute booking on New Years Eve. No expensive set menu and we enjoyed exactly what we wanted to eat. Waitresses attentive, friendly but not intrusive.
Everything and everybody was very nice. The food was good and we were very content. The only issue we encountered was that the hostess did not mark us as "arrived" for my Open Table reservation, so I received an email stating the rules about no-showing. I had to call the restaurant to have them change that on Open Table so if does not affect my Open Table status.
$4.50 seems like a lot to charge for orange juice. Potatoes were a bit undercooked. Loved the La Brea bread.
I've been enjoying Marmalade in Sherman Oaks for years but hadn't been there recently. Still pretty much the same - charming. Sorry to see the pastry display replaced by a bar, but I guess that's a more lucrative use of the space. Also disappointed in the limited dessert choices, but otherwise the brunch menu was outstanding. Server was somewhat inattentive and had to be reminded several times to bring what we requested. One of the dishes was undercooked despite instructions, but someone who I think was the chef attended to fixing it personally and waited while we tried it. Second time was perfect. Overall, it'a always enjoyable and delicious.
The food was slower than usual, based upon prior experience. The food came out at different times, but the server tried to do what she could to accommodate us. It was tough to hear, unless you were sitting in the middle of our rectangular table.
Always love this place. Great food and service! We were there to celebrate a birthday and everything was great.
Service started off well but after our order was taken we didn’t see our waiter again. He never came to check on us to see how our meal was. We had to ask our busboy for condiments, we didn’t get beverage refills and had to track the waiter down to get the check. It was early and not busy. There were a number of other wait staff on hand so being short handed is not the reason.
We have dined here before and will again but will ask for another waiter if he is on shift.
On the positive side my lamb burger was delicious!
This restaurant gave our luncheon party of 4 excellent service and the food was outstanding.
Always a pleasure. I ventured out and actually tried the Cioppino this time and was absolutely blown away by how tasty and excellent it was! Will have it next as well!
We all enjoyed our meals and the servers were helpful and attentive. Have been there before on numerous occasions and the quality remains.
The food was great as always. The restaurant seemed to be a little understaffed our waiter was also taking care of the bar which we didn't get the outstanding service that we usually do when dinning at Marmalade.
Never disappoints. Great food for breakfast and lunch.
Nice and quiet on a Sunday night. Delicious warm bread to start. Our appetizer of chips and guacamole was surprisingly delicious. The chips were freshly made and warm! We all enjoyed our cocktails from the extensive drink menu. Our entrees were all delicious. Nicely done, Marmalade Cafe.
Food was great! I had grilled vegetable salad and white bean and kale soup. Quality ingredients so important with vegetarian cuisine. Excellent martini! My wife's Cobb salad was also great!
Menu and food have improved a lot! The turkey meatloaf was really good!
The noise level was almost unbearable -- the management should attempt to put families with kids together and away from the general public. The jokes from the male server were welcome, funny, and relieved some of the stress of not being able to converse over our meal.
Just an okay place. The service was very good. The restaurant is a little run down. The food was just average. I won’t plan to return.
Restaurant was busy for Sunday brunch however our Open Table reservation let us be seated immediately. Server was delightful but I had to inquire after nearly 25 minutes about the delay and shortly thereafter our meals were served (server should have known about the delay and at least should have come by to say something). We're not "regulars" but have eaten here over the last 20 years and would like the place to endure.
I GO OFTEN, CONVENIENT FOR BUSINESS MEETINGS, FRIENDLY, CHEERFUL,REASONABLY PRICED
Good food. Outdoor seating. Great value. A valley gem!
Usually the food is food at The Marmalade Cafe but the Salmon Nicose salad was one of the worst salads I have ever had, and I'm not super picky. It was bland, the salmon had zero flavor, the potatoes were under cooked-actually un-eatable. The dressing wasn't good.
My husband and I enjoyed a nice dinner the service and food quality was great.
This is our neighborhood bistro, but we haven't been in years because it used to disappoint. But we tried it again and the food has definitely improved over time. Will go again.
We have been there 3 times now - excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere! will go there again when in area!!!
This place is perfect for what it is...a great place for friends to meet any time of day. Or even if you'd like to dine by yourself and read. Lighting is good, not too bright. The food is very good, reliable...drinks are excellent and the servers actually help each other. I hadn't been there in a while and it's definitely on my EZ list now. It's very busy on week ends.
Service was very very slow! Never offered refills for our ice tea - we had to ask the busboy when he was clearing our plates for more ice tea .
The Marmalade Café is what it is. It's not very fancy, and the food is not exceptional, but they have a varied menu and it is not terribly expensive. It's also located near the 405, so it was a good place to meet people coming from Santa Monica.
I always enjoy the food and Ambiance at Marmalade. My server brought out the wrong food - but I ate it anyways, and it was still delicious. Service can be a tad slow, but the food is excellent, and so are the cocktails!
What a disappointment. I moved into Sherman Oaks recently, within walking distance of the restaurant. Was looking forward to trying it, having heard it is a popular brunch spot. Went there yesterday (8/27). I ordered a double latte; it was so weak I sent it back. The replacement was no better. For my brunch, I ordered the roast turkey hash that comes with three poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. First, I defy you to find the turkey. Second, that could be because the hash had the texture of something put through a food processor. There was nothing larger that a small grain of rice or 1/2 a piece of barley. Who turns hash into cereal?? Third, it had no taste. Fourth, the hollandaise was unrecognizable: no richness, no tartness, no anything. Not awful, just tasteless. The eggs were fine, but the whole dish was pathetic. Terrible latte, tasteless hash with an off-putting consistency. Maybe I happened to order the worst thing on their extensive menu. I will likely go back to try something for lunch, but I need to be prepared for another, incredibly disappointing meal.
Food is very good and the service has always been friendly and helpful. Only concerned because on a Saturday night it was very quiet and should have more business. Parking is also too expensive given that it is a pretty empty restaurant.
One of a chain of about eight locations. Decent menu with lots of choices. Full bar and good wine list. Quiet enough for a conversation. Good service. Street parking (meters til 8:00 p.m.; do not park South of the Boulevard because those streets are often restricted.) Valet parking, about $6. I had the Chinese Chicken Salad, very good. DW had the lamb burger, which comes on a brioche bun and with a salad (or other side) and she reported it was very good.
We had a delightful lunch on the patio with a terrific fruit punch. Forget the name, but it had watermelon juice, orange juice, lime juice and coconut juice. Super delicious. My Italian Chopped Salad was perfect and my friend loved her Chinese Chicken Salad, which looked fantastic. Great lunch and the patio was perfect as it seemed a bit cold on the inside. I was concerned about the noise level which was mentioned in other reviews, but I did not find it noisy inside. We chose to sit outside as the weather was perfect. I would definitely go back.
This restaurant has such comforting and delicious food. I can't wait for more!
We came here to celebrate my daughters birthday. We had a large group for breakfast and I chose Marmalade for its ambience and that they could accommodate 9 people on a Sunday morning with no wait! Food was great but we did have 3 vegans and they only provide vegetarian options so this made the choices a lot more limited but they took the eggs off and so it worked. Everyone enjoyed their food. I would comebhere again :)
We went for brunch for my twin cousin's birthday and we shared the Spinach, Mushroom goat cheese Frittata, fruit, salmon with toast and a carafe of Bloody Mary's. All was excellent and enough food to keep us all satisfied.
Very nice early dinner. The food and the service were both very good.
Sam, our waiter was friendly.