With a sophisticated but earthy décor, Minx Restaurant and Lounge strives to offer the San Gabriel and San Fernando crowd a one-stop destination from the long lines in Hollywood. Located at the base of the Glendale foothills, the 15,000 square-foot venue features a club, a comfortable, dimly lit main dining room and a 200 person capacity patio with a its own bar, private cabanas and DJ.

Executive Chef Geovanny Delgado’s New American dishes are a fresh prospective. Starters include an Oyster Trio with a decidedly Asian fusion of Ponzu Mignonette and Lemongrass Foam ($9), Spinach Salad with Parmesan Crusted Broccoli ($7), or perhaps you’d like the Daily Soup Inspiration ($6). Delgado, a young Native Californian talent, takes the reins on the Seafood and Specialty Entrees with a pan seared John Dory, toasted couscous and Bouillabaisse broth ($26), Grilled Maple Glazed Pork Chop, Collard Greens and Sweet Potato Fries ($26). Minx also features an impressive selection of steaks from Bistro ($22) to Filet ($34).

For the sweet tooth, Executive Pastry Chef Dadi Revivo’s Famous Molten Spiced Chocolate Cake topped with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is surprisingly delicate on the palate, not too sweet even though it is served with infused figs.

Each full service bar has a Connoisseur’s List that features rare vintages of Cognac and single-malt Scotches. An extensive wine list boasts a whopping 25 wines by the glass from known and not so well known wineries.

Should you happen upon Minx on a Sunday, check out the Brunch Buffet ($28), for an additional $7 you get bottomless mimosas.

Club Minx, complete with VIP cabanas and bottle service is open from Thursday to Saturday evenings. Friday is Ladies Night with free admission and self-parking when you’re on the guest list, however, each night features a different promoter so be sure to check their events calendar online.

For more information, visit minx-la.com.