Granville was an unexpected lunch success, just a stone’s throw away from Cedar’s Sinai (and behind my old home) located in the old Jerry’s Deli on Beverly between Robertson and La Cienega. The sleek modern venue with outdoor seating quickly filled up inside on a steamy hot LA summer day after we arrived at noon. Everything we ordered was exceptionally fresh.
Inspired by his travels abroad, President and Founder Jonathan Weiss wanted to offer gourmet quality food that is not only approachable and accessible, but also affordable. Executive Chef Glenda Galvan-Garcia’s diverse menu allows guests to enjoy a high-quality product for a very reasonable price. Founded in 2006, Granville now has four beautiful locations in Glendale, Burbank, Studio City, and, most recently, West Hollywood.
Our menu highlights included flavorful Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with mango, avocado, tomato, slaw and lemongrass vinaigrette, but you can choose chicken, fish, tempeh, or steak fillings. A new take on regular hummus is Granville’s Housemade Hummus with artichoke and pine nuts that comes with toasted flatbread. The Santa Barbara Chicken Sandwich for only $12.50 is a winner. The ciabatta bread is filled with smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, basil pine nut pesto and garlic aioli.
The Spring Chicken Salad was ideal for a steamy summer day since it was filled with berries, gorgonzola, candied pecans, red onion, and caramel vinaigrette. The sliced grilled chicken is antibiotic and hormone free. You may love the refreshing Poke Bowl with sushi-grade ahi, soba noodles, lemongrass, coconut nectar, mango, avocado, toasted sesame seeds, coconut crack, churrasco, green and red onion, and basil.
For a heartier jam-packed flavor combo lunch, the Belly Pork Bowl is full of ponzu pork belly, sunny egg, soba noodles, pickled daikon & carrots, peri peri sauce, peanuts, basil, green onion, and broccolini. Artisinal Flatbreads with wholewheat dough come in varieties like Bacon cheeseburger, Mediterranean, Veggie Churrasco, and Chicken and Blue with fontina, mozzarella, fig, blue cheese, prosciutto, pine nuts and red onion to create a layered flavor profile.
The cocktail and wine menu are extensive. Summer always has me in the mood for iced coffee, and Granville’s did not disappoint with their locally roasted organic cold brew nitro coffee. I cheers-ed my husband for his birthday, as he devoured the Medicina, a concoction of all his favorites – El Silencio Mezcal, honey syrup, ginger, and lime. Granville should be called “Grandville” because our lunch was truly grand.
8701 Beverly Boulevard
Between La Cienega and Robertson
West Hollywood, CA