All Reviews by CasualDiner
18621 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, USA
Finally, A Vegan Restaurant
30 Dec 2007
Our first visit to Madeleine's Bistro could have been a disaster. There was something wrong with the Tempeh and we asked Dave, who we had never met, to try it. He admited there was something wrong, it was too salty. Dave was horrified, comped the meal and sat down with us. Four hours later, with Molly asleep on the couch, we were still talking. I have been back to Madeleine's at least 50 times since. I have had some of the best meals ever there, never a bad meal, and always an enjoyable time. I won't bother to describe the food, since we all have our own tastes but the concept is hard for some vegetarians/vegans to get used to. They serve excellent quality and tastes you can find no where else. Dave designs his food and then uses his exceptional skills to create them. If you want a lot of food for little money, this place is not for you. If you want a culenary experience, then stop by. For my girlfriend and myself, we are usually around $50 and we don't drink alcohol. It is 100% vegan and the service is good. It is the kind of place that you can take anyone to without having to apologize for anything. The menu changes regularly and depends on what is in season. The desserts are mouth watering. If you want to have all you can eat for $15 this is not your place. It is dark and quiet, which I like. It is hard to find. Their sign is unreadable at night so you have to have the address. Their hours seem to change with the wind and they like to take off for national and some not so national holidays, so calling for a reservation is a great idea. We are too lazy to call for reservations and always manage to get in anyway. They are closed Monday's and Tuesday's. Their weekend brunch is something that should be experienced. Try the french toast.
21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, USA
Cold food...too much fat...inconsistant service
08 Oct 2007
I have been eating at Follow Your Heart for over twenty years and I don't go too often because the food really isn't that good. If you remove the cheese and other dairy products from the menu you are left without much. On the plus side, FYH is always a place to get a great salad. The soups are good but most are high fat due to added oil. The Ruben is excellent but don't confuse it with health food. My favorite time to eat at FYH is breakfast when there are not many people there and the service is actually good. Other times, the restaurant is poorly organized for good service and often you notice that your food is ready long before the service does.