Dining out is not reserved for Valentine’s Day alone. Anytime is the perfect day to enjoy a delectable dinner in a relaxing environment. In the Conejo Valley, choices for fine cuisine abound, with area eateries offering mouthwatering fare to satisfy every palate. What better way to make the most of a meal than to pair it with live music and entertainment? Local favorites serve up finger-licking food and fun times for everyone—even the hardest-to-please patrons.
Bistro 101 Jazz & Blues Lounge
Atmosphere gets an A+ at this Agoura Hills “speakeasy without the smoke” fine dining jazz and blues lounge. Locals love the cozy relaxing vibe, eclectic American cuisine and signature cocktails served alongside live jazz and blues. Local musicians like the Rich Cohen Band, Ira Nepus and the Jhon Marks Band set the tone and entertain, while Bistro 101’s attentive and friendly staff deliver delicious dishes for diners to devour.
Try the ahi ceviche tacos, house made lump crab cakes, filet mignon or seafood bouillabaisse. The Idaho trout, described by one diner as “off the charts” also earns high marks. The Agoura Appletini and Basil Pomegranate Martini elevate the whole experience to the next level—one sip ensures you’ll be back for seconds!
29020 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills
“Music meets the soul” at this Agoura Hills well-loved concert venue, featuring dinner and musical performances by famous artists and tribute bands throughout the year. This Valentine’s Day features Fantastic Diamond, an incredible live tribute show that takes the audience on a journey of Neil Diamond’s greatest hits spanning the past 40 years. Vocalist Kevin Hogan and five incredible musicians comprising Fantastic Diamond re-create the music with uncanny talent that rivals the legend himself.
Varied menu options include vegetable lasagna, lemon caper chicken, New York strip steak and sterling porterhouse steak. Top it off with a banana split or their specialty Rockin Kookee. Dinner service starts at 7 p.m., with the headliner on stage at 9 p.m.
David Cassidy (Feb. 18) and Pablo Cruise (Feb. 24) are in the February line-up. Visit their website for more scheduled performances.
28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show at Los Robles Greens
Saturday nights at Los Robles Greens feature a twist on dinner entertainment with America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Guests are engaged in solving a hilarious murder case while they feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Little do they know that the “killer” is hiding amongst them…
Feast on Prosciutto Wrapped Melon, Mozzarella Tomato Basil Tarte and Avocado Crostini hor d’oevres while uncovering clues to the mystery. Main courses include Chicken Bruschetta drizzled with balsamic and a roasted garlic cream sauce, Herb Crusted Salmon with an herb veloutte sauce and Mushroom Ravioli with a lemon butter sauce. And the audience member shrewd enough to figure out “whodunit?” before the killer is revealed walks away with a stellar prize package and a full tummy.
The Gardens at Los Robles Greens, Sunset Ballroom
299 S Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks
Hampton’s at The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Jazz up Sunday mornings with a champagne brunch on the Waterfall Lawn, featuring live music. Guests enjoy an elaborate selection of fresh fruits, salads, seafood, sushi and traditional breakfast favorites while sipping on champagne or mimosas and enjoying soft sounds of jazz. Have dessert for a sweet ending to the meal. Reservations recommended; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village
Niroj Kurdish Cuisine
Traditional, top-notch Kurdish and Levant region food and regular live music has everyone talking about Nîroj Cuisine in Agoura Hills. A “one-of-a-kind cultural oasis that’s still close to home,” Nîroj’s traditional chefs use seasonal and organic produce sourced from local farmers to create a delicious farm-to-table dining experience. Regular live musical entertainment includes Friday night belly dancing performances from 7 to 9 p.m. Fresh healthy meals made with the highest quality ingredients include gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
30313 Canwood Street, Agoura Hills
Prime rib, fresh seafood and a long award-winning wine list top the menu at this sophisticated steakhouse featuring live music most days of the week.
Be sure to make reservations for the ever-popular “Dinner with Frank,” Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. Talented singer Danny Delurgio transports patrons back to the days of Sinatra while they enjoy a multi-course taste sensation. An array of mouthwatering options, such as the specialty 12 oz Prime Rib served with your choice of blue cheese marsala, brandy black peppercorn or cream horseradish; USDA Prime Baseball Chateau and Blackened Jumbo Prawns over a bed of Parmesan risotto with black brandy peppercorn sauce; Chicken Florentine spinach, mushrooms, red peppers and jack cheese in a gorgonzola cream; and Blackened Atlantic Salmon and Sauteed Shrimp over creamed Parmesan spinach and a mango salsa, make choosing just one a challenge.
Join Prime for Taco Tuesday and Jazz, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; cool jazz and R&B on Fridays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Motown Saturday featuring Encore from 7 to 10 p.m.
29020 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills