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Ladyface Ale Companie
Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 436
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
29281 Agoura Rd.
phone: (818) 477-4566
(Place added by: barrelroller on 11-04-2009)
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Reviews by charlzm:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Visited on February 3rd, 2010 at opening time (2:00pm).
The decor of this place (which apparently used to be a Chuy's mexican place) is very nice: turn of the century wainscotting around the walls, only two televisions in evidence (two too many, but at least it's only two), tasteful and eye-catching Art Nouveau posters. The theme of the place is Belgian and French inspired cuisine and the decor complements it well.
The quality of the food and beer is beyond reproach: no corners cut in ingredients or preparation.
The wait staff is friendly, young, attentive and attractive. Our waitress even knew a thing or two about beer, which is always a plus! One of the owners stopped by to chat for a moment, as did a lady I presumed was the manager and Dave the brewmaster.
The guest taps were well-chosen and plentiful enough that I couldn't have tried everything in one visit. What more can you ask for? I had two of the three house brews: the tripel was very good and the IPA... well, I liked the tripel.
My friend and I ordered the Pommes Frites - classic Belgian fries seasoned with sea salt and accompanied by an aoli dip. They were great when warm, but quickly turned soggy and cold. Still, we finished them all. Yes, they tasted that good.
For my entree, I had the sausage plate. Served with three interesting mustards and pretzel bread, it was a diverse and satisfying taste adventure.
My friend ordered the burger with blue cheese on a standard white bread bun. He declared it very good.
For dessert, we each had an obscenely large creme brulee redolent of rum and vanilla bean. Delicious.
Be warned, however: the meal above (including four beers between the two of us and a gratuity) was $75.00. Ladyface is not cheap.
I will make it a point to stop in as often as is convenient. It is a bit out of the way for me, but is worth a visit for anyone who treasures great food paired with great beer.
02-04-2010 01:46:48 |
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More by GRG1313
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Vibe: This brewery is conveniently located about two blocks away from an interchange on the Ventura Freeway. They have an indoor seating area and bar with views of the brewery's fermenting tanks and an outdoor deck area that overlooks the Santa Monica Mountains.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using a variety of glassware types.
Service: I went there on a weekday for a late lunch and service was very quick. Our waitress was very friendly and there were constantly wait staff circling around the seating areas.
Selection: The place had 16 total taps, with 13 being their own beers and the remainder being guest beers from other breweries. Flights were available for up to eight beers at a time; the samples came in five ounce glasses and prices varied by beer.
Food: I tried a pork belly BLT sandwich on country bread and really enjoyed it. The food was of high quality and had a very good presentation on the plates.
10-30-2013 21:59:04 |
More by metter98
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Impressed by the quality and selection of brews here. Bartenders are very helpful with selection and tasting. Outside service is slightly lacking knowledge, but overall this place still rates outstanding and I am a repeat patron. Very pleasant relaxing outdoor patio with tables and a few lounge chairs, with a misting system to keep it cool during warm days. You might want to stay inside during those 90+ degree days. Other patrons tend to agree this is a favorite local place in comparison to nearby competitors. I'm a big fan of their IPAs and guest brews which change frequently. Personal favorites so far include Blue-Belly Barleywine, Cataclysm IPA, Blind Ambition. Growlers are available "to go" with a deposit. Happy Hour begins at 3pm.
Food menu is nice, somewhat upscale, but not complicated, with sufficient choices for bar food and dinner entrees. Sweet potato fries with aioli and creme fraiche dips are a favorite, or the pretzel served with gourmet cheese dip, if you want something light. Haven't had the opportunity for dinner, as I'm usually quite filled up by the ale and appetizer!
Definitely will be continue to visit this place.
09-28-2013 19:40:08 |
More by SoCalBeerBabe
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
I've visited over 70 breweries in california and besides Stone, this is the best beer and food quality in one place that I've come across.
The belgian dark and the double ipa were outstanding and the picture city porter was really tasty and coffee/chocalte work perfectly.
So many beers are similar and not memorable but everything we tried at Ladyface was interesting and flavorful. After tasting each one, you look at each other and say "wow, that's really different".
Great looking bar on the inside, nice seating outside.
Food is higher quality than you get at most restaurants so much better than you get at most pubs. My wife had the chicken sandwich which was awesome and I've had their burgers and the fish & chips which are both great.
Nothing but great things to say about Ladyface.
07-30-2013 19:23:53 |
More by bray
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Ladyface is my new favorite watering hole. I've been to a number of breweries, plenty of eateries, and plenty of places that are craft beer enthusiast, and Ladyface puts them all to shame. The beers are incredible and drinkable even for non-craft beer enthusiasts. I went with a group of 12 for my birthday, and we had a mixture of serious craft beer snobs mixed with people who enjoy craft beer but don't take it too seriously or consider it a hobby, and even a couple people who only drink the forbidden 'fizzy-yellow-beer.' Nobody in our group was disappointed in the (multiple) beers they had.
The food selection is excellent; I enjoyed both the mac and cheese (one of the best renditions of this classic comfort food I've ever had) and the pulled pork sliders with pommes frites. The pork sliders were tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful. Sweet, savory, and just delicious. The only reason I didn't rate the food a perfect 5 is because I usually have high expectations with french fries, and these were just good fries (I know, I'm splitting hairs). One of our group ordered the pommes frites with harissa seasoning and blue cheese dipping sauce: that was an incredible combination which took the french fries from just "good" to "perfect."
The service was exceptional. Even with a big group, our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, and overall just excellent. She became the honorary 13th member of our evening.
Speaking of service, I called two weeks prior to the visit to make a reservation for 12 people. When we arrived, even though they had 'lost' our reservation, they went out of their way to rearrange tables in order to accommodate us and we were seated immediately. Most restaurants would have told us to wait an hour and been unhelpful.
Prices are great. Most people in Los Angeles are probably used to what I call the Father's Office standard: paying $12-$15 for a burger and fries, and then $8 or $9 for a beer, which turns into quite the expensive night. Ladyface bucks the trend set by F.O. and Stout Burger and Umami and other popular eateries by offering lots of cheap food and cheap beer. $2 tasters, $5 glasses, and affordable growlers or pitchers. The food is especially cheap if you go for happy hour - perhaps the best deal in all of LA.
Ladyface was genuine, unique, delicious, fun, and - best of all - it was affordable.
03-10-2013 18:28:30 |
More by crob3888
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
From my Yelp review:
Out-freaking-standing. My favorite dining 'experience' in SoCal so far.
Service was almost absurdly friendly. Every single employee at Ladyface was warm and welcoming and made me feel right at home. I'm a cold-hearted bastard, so any place that can make me feel warm and fuzzy is something special.
Great atmosphere, and the outdoor seating was very relaxing. Service was perhaps a little slower than expected, possibly because I was outside, but still well within tolerance.
The food was pretty good. Oddly, my favorite part was the slaw, which was slightly smoky & spicy. The pretzel was very good, though not as quite as good as the pretzel at Sierra Nevada (but what is?). The Duck Confit sandwich was good, but a little dry. If they find a way to introduce a little more moisture into that sandwich it could be great.
Now, to the important part - the beer.
I'm a sucker for anything on nitro and their Picture City Porter did not disappoint. Made with coffee, served with an inch thick, creamy head and fresh ground coffee on top. It was like a coffee milk shake. I could've had a dozen.
The IPA was a breath of fresh air after that overly sweet, coarsely bitter San Diego IPAs I'd been drinking all weekend. Drinkable, smooth and just dripping with floral & citrus (centennial hops?). The bitterness was just enough to balance out the malt and lingered on my lips just as long as I wanted it to. Like the porter, I could drink this all day, and there are VERY few IPAs made in the area you could say that about.
Finally, their Belgian Blonde was the first American-made Belgian beer I had in SoCal that I could drink more than a taster of. It seems like the typical San Diego belgians are overly sweet, overly phenolic messes, like a barleywine with a wild yeast infection (I visited Lost Abbey and Green Flash on this same trip, both with an extensive list of belgian-style beers). Ladyface's belgian blonde had a subtle belgian character, a balanced bitterness, and *just enough* body. If anything, it was on the light side. Very tasty and very quaffable.
Minus 0.00001 stars for serving their American-style beers in shaker pints. Oh well, you can't win them all.
I will be stopping at Ladyface every time I'm in SoCal, without a doubt.
01-24-2013 00:29:27 |
More by JupiterJesus
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I decided to go check out Ladyface yesterday. It's a nice little place in a shopping center with a pretty cozy feel inside. The brewery is right on the premises so I got to smell the beer being brewed the whole time I was there. I sat at the bar and ordered tasters of all their beers and some food. The place was a bit crowded so the service was a bit lacking but that was understandable. I was able to try 9 of their beers all of which were of good quality (the beer travels less than 100 feet to the bar from the brewery). Their house beers encompass a lot of different styles which was nice. They also have about 6-8 guest brews on tap too. I got their beef sliders which were pretty awesome and reminded me of a better version of the Father's Office burger. Prices for beer are reasonable ($1.50 to $3 per taster) but their food seems on the pricier side. Overall, I was impressed with this place and I will definitely be back even though it's quite a drive for me.
03-25-2012 00:38:24 |
More by UCLABrewN84
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great beer at this place. They have a good selection of guest beers, and the tap beers are top notch ranging from lighter beers (XPA) to stronger ales, belgian, etc. Also a weekly cask ale with a firkin tap which was pretty cool to see. Good crowd and vibe going on in here as well. The bar is a little small, but the rest of the place is quite large with plenty of tables and a good size outdoor patio. Last visit they had an imperial stout and a scotch ale on nitro, at least 12 beers on tap and some guest beers in the bottle. The soft pretzel went great with the sampler. Great place.
01-10-2012 20:43:29 |
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