November 11, 2010
The Yard Rating: one-and-a-half stars Location: 119 Broadway (at Ocean), Santa Monica; (310) 395-6037; http://www.theyardsm.com . Price s : Plates, $10 to $19; cheeses, $10 to $14; sides, $5 to $6; desserts, $8 to $9. Corkage fee, $15. Details: Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m., except on Mondays when it's happy hour all night. Late-night weekend menu starting at 10 p.m. Street or public lot parking. Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality.
September 8, 2011
Ombra Ristorante Rating: two stars Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory. LOCATION 3737 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, (818) 985-7337, http://www.ombrala.com. PRICE Antipasti and snacks, $11 to $14; pasta and risotto, $12 to $19; main courses, $21 to $29; desserts and cheese, $7. Corkage fee, $8. DETAILS Open for dinner 6 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday.