About us

While enjoying your meal at The Oaks at Lakeside, look across the lake, with its ducks

and geese, at the two main buildings; you are looking at history.

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Meet The GM

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of Donato Ricci as General Manager of THE OAKS AT LAKESIDE. Donato joins us as an accomplished leader in fine dining hospitality; it is our good fortune to have him on board.

Donato was born and raised in Italy, where food and hospitality became embedded in him at a young age. After enrolling at Hospitality Management school, Donato received his Bachelor Degree in Food and Beverage Management. Now, 25 years later, he has built a career in the United States from entry level positions to leadership roles in challenging properties operated by leading restaurant groups. He is truly excited to call THE OAKS AT LAKESIDE his new home; please welcome him on your next visit.

Meet The Chef

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THE OAKS AT LAKESIDE welcomes Neno Mladenovic as our Executive Chef. Chef Neno brings his renowned culinary skills to us after 32 years as the principal force in building the reputation of West Hollywood’s acclaimed Dan Tana’s celebrity-favorite restaurant. His classic yet creative and approachable cuisine is sure to set a new standard for the San Fernando Valley dining scene.

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    Dine out at the oaks in our beautiful shaded lakeside patio

    Our Menu
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    Saturday and Sunday Brunch

    Our Menu
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    social distanced dining under the majestic oaks at los encinos historic state park

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    entrance and self parking on La Maidia St w/ plenty of street parking on La Maida St

    Our Menu
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16817 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA
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Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
Lunch 11am - 3pm | Dinner 4pm - 9pm

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 10am - 3pm | Dinner 4pm - 9pm

Happy Hour
Weds - Sun | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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We do not accept reservations via email. General inquiries only, please. For reservations please visit our Opentable profile.