Saturday, March 3, 2018

THE SHERMAN (SHERMAN OAKS, CA)

The Sherman
14633 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
www.theshermanla.com
Tel: 818.485.2200
Cuisine: American
$$ ($15-$30)
Sat, 2/24/2018, 7:00pm reservation
   (2.5 Piglets)



The Sherman is a restaurant situated on bustling Ventura Blvd in the heart of Sherman Oaks. Centered around fresh, sustainable ingredients, the eatery tries to promote a neighborhood gastropub where locals can go to for a meal and feel like family.

The d├ęcor is rustic and urban. The menu is pretty simple and Californian with a hint of Southern cuisine. The service was pretty spotty and could definitely use some improvement.

The bar area

Dining Room

We came here for a birthday dinner and unfortunately, we picked the wrong place to host. There was just too much waiting and the worse part of the whole thing was when it came down to the bill, they were there in a heartbeat to pick up our payment. Anyway, this is what we ordered:

MY FAVORITE DISH. THE SHERMAN BURGER ($17.00): Lemon Basil Aioli, Sharp Cheddar, Sambal Aioli, Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Wild Arugula, Red Onion Marmalade, King's Hawaiian Buns, Gremolata Fries. I thought this burger was pretty amazing. It was moist and juicy and perfectly cooked. There was so much flavor going on with this burger. It definitely was messy, but who the freak cares? It's a burger and it's meant to be messy. It was fresh and I would seriously order this again. 

Gremolata Fries
ESPRESSO BRAISED SHORT RIBS ($25.00): Espresso, Cabernet, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Smoked Gouda Mash. Everything about this dish was delicious minus the actual main dish. The meat itself was really dry. The potatoes were super creamy and smooth and the sprouts were delicious. I just wouldn't order this again based on the short ribs. 
S'MORES CHEESECAKE: The cheesecake was good. I didn't think it was amazing. I like the marshmallows. They were toasted and tasted like roasted marshmallows like how s'mores would be. 

Overall, I probably would pass on coming back to the Sherman. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my burger, I just didn't think the wait and the lack in attention to detail for service was worth ignoring. It's also interesting when restaurants are so quick to get the bill when they're so slow in everything else. For that, I'll pass. 


Notable Dishes: The Sherman Burger and Fries

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