Candlelight Kitchen & Bar

★★★☆☆
  • 2525 Stow Street

    Simi Valley, CA 93063

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  • 805-582-9473

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Mon-Fri 4pm-12am Sat 4pm-2am Sun 11am-12am

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We stop bye and we had a few drinks the drinks were strong and the bartender was friendly, and cheap beer.

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★★★☆☆

We stop bye and we had a few drinks the drinks were strong and the bartender was friendly, and cheap beer.

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Let's just say, I will never be returning to this establishment again, at least not for a nice evening...

Friends and Family dinned here for a Birthday dinner, our tab all together was over $2,500... Unfortunately, I am quite sure I had lost a belonging there during the course of the night. That same night, I called and left a message regarding their lost and found...

One day goes by, no call back. I called the next day, was told numerous times that a manager would be in later, and then later, and then later... I then attempted to call the next day, again, with no avail. Third day, spoke to a young man, whom advised he could check it out for me, and give me a call back, regardless if it was found or not... No call.. So, I called in again the next day, and finally spoke to a "manager"..

Not quite sure where she developed her management skills, for she was very rude, defensive, and short with me.. Even raised her voice at me, and explained they didn't find my item, which wasn't even what I was looking for...

Let's just say, if I lived out there and wanted to go to jail, I would personally go up there, and ask her to repeat everything to my face... Who yells at a customer, doesn't allow them to speak, and lashes out on them, due to THEIR unprofessional ignorance?

Candlelight Does!

Currently seeking further action, and inquiring how to get in touch with the owner or someone other than the manager I spoke with... Yes, that's how bad it is.... Livid!

Having management experience myself, I know first hand this is NOT a way to treat a customer.. Actually, a human being period!! Most places "Can" people for handling a customer service issue, in the fashion, in which I just had to deal with...

If I could....I would go back, hurl my- now four day old dinner in the "manager's" face, and get our money back...Ugh!

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★☆☆☆☆

Let's just say, I will never be returning to this establishment again, at least not for a nice evening...

Friends and Family dinned here for a Birthday dinner, our tab all together was over $2,500... Unfortunately, I am quite sure I had lost a belonging there during the course of the night. That same night, I called and left a message regarding their lost and found...

One day goes by, no call back. I called the next day, was told numerous times that a manager would be in later, and then later, and then later... I then attempted to call the next day, again, with no avail. Third day, spoke to a young man, whom advised he could check it out for me, and give me a call back, regardless if it was found or not... No call.. So, I called in again the next day, and finally spoke to a "manager"..

Not quite sure where she developed her management skills, for she was very rude, defensive, and short with me.. Even raised her voice at me, and explained they didn't find my item, which wasn't even what I was looking for...

Let's just say, if I lived out there and wanted to go to jail, I would personally go up there, and ask her to repeat everything to my face... Who yells at a customer, doesn't allow them to speak, and lashes out on them, due to THEIR unprofessional ignorance?

Candlelight Does!

Currently seeking further action, and inquiring how to get in touch with the owner or someone other than the manager I spoke with... Yes, that's how bad it is.... Livid!

Having management experience myself, I know first hand this is NOT a way to treat a customer.. Actually, a human being period!! Most places "Can" people for handling a customer service issue, in the fashion, in which I just had to deal with...

If I could....I would go back, hurl my- now four day old dinner in the "manager's" face, and get our money back...Ugh!

Pros: Confirmation to NEVER return here again!

Cons: Management is Rude, and customer service stinks!

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How can you enjoy yourself with prices 4 times higher than average, and really bad service?
Ridiculous place to go.

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★☆☆☆☆

How can you enjoy yourself with prices 4 times higher than average, and really bad service?
Ridiculous place to go.

Pros: Parking, attractive bartender

Cons: Incredable high prices, ignoring servers

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A group of 8 of us went for a birthday party. It was quite cold and we were seated outside. There are NO outside heaters so plan accordingly. It was so cold and several people were miserable. The waiter complained about pushing tables together for our party. It was awkward to listen to. We were shocked to see most of the entrees were over $30. Two of the women ordered the cheaper chicken pasta dish (26 dollars). The chicken was dry and bland and they both sent the dish back. The French onion soup (9 dollars) was great. The salads are huge and good. Poached pear was excellent. The lady in our party who ordered Caesar salad asked 3 different wait staff to bring her the dressing that was supposed to be with the salad. Half an hour later she got it. Her husband requested salt & pepper. Twenty minutes later he got it. When our bill arrived a 20% service fee had automatically been added. Unbelieveable. We had really poor service and as a group we were not very demanding. However, the dancing after dinner hours inside was great. It is a pretty happening club.

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★★☆☆☆

A group of 8 of us went for a birthday party. It was quite cold and we were seated outside. There are NO outside heaters so plan accordingly. It was so cold and several people were miserable. The waiter complained about pushing tables together for our party. It was awkward to listen to. We were shocked to see most of the entrees were over $30. Two of the women ordered the cheaper chicken pasta dish (26 dollars). The chicken was dry and bland and they both sent the dish back. The French onion soup (9 dollars) was great. The salads are huge and good. Poached pear was excellent. The lady in our party who ordered Caesar salad asked 3 different wait staff to bring her the dressing that was supposed to be with the salad. Half an hour later she got it. Her husband requested salt & pepper. Twenty minutes later he got it. When our bill arrived a 20% service fee had automatically been added. Unbelieveable. We had really poor service and as a group we were not very demanding. However, the dancing after dinner hours inside was great. It is a pretty happening club.

Pros: pretty location

Cons: half-hearted service, overpriced entrees

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I was there on a Friday night and everything was chill. Opened up a bar tab and they asked for my drivers license, which is not uncommon, and when I closed the tab they forgot to give it back. I called them to see if it was still there and it was gone. Got some attitude form Monique over the phone and she said "it seems like a personal problem". I think they might have given it to the wrong person or lost it some where.

This happened to a friend of mine at another bar and they apologized and comp his tab for the troubles. I guess thats not how they do it at Candlelight.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was there on a Friday night and everything was chill. Opened up a bar tab and they asked for my drivers license, which is not uncommon, and when I closed the tab they forgot to give it back. I called them to see if it was still there and it was gone. Got some attitude form Monique over the phone and she said "it seems like a personal problem". I think they might have given it to the wrong person or lost it some where.

This happened to a friend of mine at another bar and they apologized and comp his tab for the troubles. I guess thats not how they do it at Candlelight.

Pros: Cool place. Beautiful women. Everybody seems nice.

Cons: They might lose you ID Card.

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i went here for my 21st bday wit 20 people we had the best time ever, great dj, best food, best time ever, we for sure will go back more

i dont get wat all u people write about how its da wrose place get ur facts stright people

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★★★★★

i went here for my 21st bday wit 20 people we had the best time ever, great dj, best food, best time ever, we for sure will go back more

i dont get wat all u people write about how its da wrose place get ur facts stright people

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I've been going to bars for years throughout the LA area and i've been to this place a few times. I will never, ever go back to this bar ever again.

As soon as we (3 guys) get there, they tell us there is a private party and that we need to be on the guest list. So I asked one of the hostesses what kind of private party they had and she didn't know anything about it and let us right in. It appeared as though the doorman was looking for a handout. When we get inside, theirs about 40 ppl there! STRIKE ONE.
Then, after spending a couple of bills on appetizers and drinks, I was asked to leave by one of the bouncers because he claimed i had too much too drink. On top of that, they overbilled me $50.00 and will not refund my money. STRIKE TWO.
Then, they would not give my buddy, our designated driver the keys to his car because they claim he was too drunk to drive. An hour later, they finally give us our keys. STRIKE THREE.
F*K this place! Save yourself the hassel. They try to make this place a hot spot but they have no clue how to deal with their clientele.
I will never ever go back to place. This place s*cks a$$!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've been going to bars for years throughout the LA area and i've been to this place a few times. I will never, ever go back to this bar ever again.

As soon as we (3 guys) get there, they tell us there is a private party and that we need to be on the guest list. So I asked one of the hostesses what kind of private party they had and she didn't know anything about it and let us right in. It appeared as though the doorman was looking for a handout. When we get inside, theirs about 40 ppl there! STRIKE ONE.
Then, after spending a couple of bills on appetizers and drinks, I was asked to leave by one of the bouncers because he claimed i had too much too drink. On top of that, they overbilled me $50.00 and will not refund my money. STRIKE TWO.
Then, they would not give my buddy, our designated driver the keys to his car because they claim he was too drunk to drive. An hour later, they finally give us our keys. STRIKE THREE.
F*K this place! Save yourself the hassel. They try to make this place a hot spot but they have no clue how to deal with their clientele.
I will never ever go back to place. This place s*cks a$$!

Pros: none - avoid

Cons: punka$$ door men & valets

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Great place to relax and have a drink with friends or a date. Very romantic atmosphere and the food is awesome too! Highly recommend this place to everyone.

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★★★★★

Great place to relax and have a drink with friends or a date. Very romantic atmosphere and the food is awesome too! Highly recommend this place to everyone.

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Candlelight is a great atmosphere. Local, great music, classy... just an overall great atmosphere. The owner has been very good to me and my friends and we have hosted many b-day parties and other social events and they have been a success. I vote to keep Candlelight open!!

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★★★★★

Candlelight is a great atmosphere. Local, great music, classy... just an overall great atmosphere. The owner has been very good to me and my friends and we have hosted many b-day parties and other social events and they have been a success. I vote to keep Candlelight open!!

Pros: Good Music, Ambience, Great VIP Service

Cons: Parking, Over-Crowded

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Candelight is a beautiful, energetic restaurant/club. I have been several times over the last 3 or so years and have always been treated with respect and more so catered to. The head of security not only looks out for our safety, he has even offered to have one of his men walk us girls to our cars when we don't valet. They are constantly changing the venue and every time I go back there are a lot of great changes. The VIP tables are great and the servers are very pleasant. I will be back!

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★★★★★

Candelight is a beautiful, energetic restaurant/club. I have been several times over the last 3 or so years and have always been treated with respect and more so catered to. The head of security not only looks out for our safety, he has even offered to have one of his men walk us girls to our cars when we don't valet. They are constantly changing the venue and every time I go back there are a lot of great changes. The VIP tables are great and the servers are very pleasant. I will be back!

Pros: Atmosphere, safety, food, drinks, balcony, view

Cons: bathroom

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Candlelight has brought class, luxary, and fun to fine dining and a great bar scene in Simi Valley. My family and friends have been there many times. The food and service is great and the atmosphere is amazing. Its a great place to host a baby shower, wedding, or any special occasion.

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★★★★★

Candlelight has brought class, luxary, and fun to fine dining and a great bar scene in Simi Valley. My family and friends have been there many times. The food and service is great and the atmosphere is amazing. Its a great place to host a baby shower, wedding, or any special occasion.

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I have been to Candlelight in Simi many, many times and love it there! The owner treats my friends and I like queens and kings, the food to great, and the atmosphere is amazing! It's the place we go when we go out for sure!

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★★★★★

I have been to Candlelight in Simi many, many times and love it there! The owner treats my friends and I like queens and kings, the food to great, and the atmosphere is amazing! It's the place we go when we go out for sure!

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My girlfriends and I visited last weekend for my best friends bachellorette party. We had dinner reservations and stayed after dinner for the club. The server Jason was so charming and was on top of everything and we were a party of 18! The food was surprisingly amazing (most nightclubs have horrible food). I had the filet and it melted in my mouth. The manager came over and told us that they're building a new restuarant on the outside deck called Villa Rose, she showed us a picture, it looks so pretty, I can't wait to have dinner there. The outside is huge and so pretty- there is an amazing view and waterfalls and candles everywhere. We had bottle service in one of their cabanas, its expensive but so worth it. Everyone was so pleasant, the waitress constantly poured our drinks and the security even made sure that people that weren't from our party were not allowed in our area. Overall, it was a great time, I don't go out much but I will go back to candlelight for sure.

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★★★★★

My girlfriends and I visited last weekend for my best friends bachellorette party. We had dinner reservations and stayed after dinner for the club. The server Jason was so charming and was on top of everything and we were a party of 18! The food was surprisingly amazing (most nightclubs have horrible food). I had the filet and it melted in my mouth. The manager came over and told us that they're building a new restuarant on the outside deck called Villa Rose, she showed us a picture, it looks so pretty, I can't wait to have dinner there. The outside is huge and so pretty- there is an amazing view and waterfalls and candles everywhere. We had bottle service in one of their cabanas, its expensive but so worth it. Everyone was so pleasant, the waitress constantly poured our drinks and the security even made sure that people that weren't from our party were not allowed in our area. Overall, it was a great time, I don't go out much but I will go back to candlelight for sure.

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I go to a lot of bars and night clubs and never have a problem getting in. However, this place is horrible. The door staff constantly tells people in line that they have reached capacity and aren't letting anyone in for the rest of the night. If you ask about the wait or even complain to a friend and they hear they will kick you out of line or just leave you there waiting. When they finally let you in they will make it seem like they are doing you a HUGE favor and they will give you a lecture about how better attitude gets you in faster and that you better behave yourself inside because there are no second chances.
Without fail everytime there is at least one guy outside complaining that he put a few hundred dollars down to get a table and they won't even let him in or refund his money. Often the door people charge cover randomly and then so obviously pocket the money.
The only parking available is valet. It is $5 and the line is often close to 45 minutes long. The crowd isn't always that great, neither is the music. The dance floor is waaay too small and the outside bar is now closed for construction. The bartenders are not overly nice and the drinks are SO over priced. I mean like $9 for a Corona... seriously?
There is one women's and one men's bathroom and the line is always long. I have seen bouncers kick people out many times because they aren't in a straight line and claim that the clubgoer is attempting to enter the other sexes bathroom.
This is a seriously lame attempt at recreating a Hollwood type club and they fail desperately. Mostly if they replaced the door staff it would make it about 70% better. I definitely DO NOT recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I go to a lot of bars and night clubs and never have a problem getting in. However, this place is horrible. The door staff constantly tells people in line that they have reached capacity and aren't letting anyone in for the rest of the night. If you ask about the wait or even complain to a friend and they hear they will kick you out of line or just leave you there waiting. When they finally let you in they will make it seem like they are doing you a HUGE favor and they will give you a lecture about how better attitude gets you in faster and that you better behave yourself inside because there are no second chances.
Without fail everytime there is at least one guy outside complaining that he put a few hundred dollars down to get a table and they won't even let him in or refund his money. Often the door people charge cover randomly and then so obviously pocket the money.
The only parking available is valet. It is $5 and the line is often close to 45 minutes long. The crowd isn't always that great, neither is the music. The dance floor is waaay too small and the outside bar is now closed for construction. The bartenders are not overly nice and the drinks are SO over priced. I mean like $9 for a Corona... seriously?
There is one women's and one men's bathroom and the line is always long. I have seen bouncers kick people out many times because they aren't in a straight line and claim that the clubgoer is attempting to enter the other sexes bathroom.
This is a seriously lame attempt at recreating a Hollwood type club and they fail desperately. Mostly if they replaced the door staff it would make it about 70% better. I definitely DO NOT recommend it to anyone.

Pros: Location

Cons: Staff, parking, price

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Went there this saturday for my girlfriends birthday. The security staff was overly aggressive and very classless. They kicked out 5 of my friends for no reason, just rent a cops on a power trip trying to look cool in front of everyone. Anyways that pretty much ruined the night because they kicked my girlfriend out, who was completely sober and did nothing wrong...absolutely nothing wrong! So I had to go back in and get the rest of the 30+ people that were with us, close out everyones tabs and leave (it was only 12 o clock so at least we had time to drive out ot hollywood to go to a REAL club)...they sure lost a lot of business because of their classless security!!!
Also we had dnner there and it took over an hour to get our food, they waiter kept forgetting our food and drink orders and was very slow.
I have been to this place a few time before and was not impressed by the rude security and poor service, but only went again becuse my girlfiend wanted to go. What a mistake!
I will not go back to this place, it was such a waste of time and money.

And dont bother with bottle service, the booths are overcrowed with people you dont even know sitting on your couches, and theres no security to keep them off...theyre too busy being jerks to everyone in other areas of the club.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there this saturday for my girlfriends birthday. The security staff was overly aggressive and very classless. They kicked out 5 of my friends for no reason, just rent a cops on a power trip trying to look cool in front of everyone. Anyways that pretty much ruined the night because they kicked my girlfriend out, who was completely sober and did nothing wrong...absolutely nothing wrong! So I had to go back in and get the rest of the 30+ people that were with us, close out everyones tabs and leave (it was only 12 o clock so at least we had time to drive out ot hollywood to go to a REAL club)...they sure lost a lot of business because of their classless security!!!
Also we had dnner there and it took over an hour to get our food, they waiter kept forgetting our food and drink orders and was very slow.
I have been to this place a few time before and was not impressed by the rude security and poor service, but only went again becuse my girlfiend wanted to go. What a mistake!
I will not go back to this place, it was such a waste of time and money.

And dont bother with bottle service, the booths are overcrowed with people you dont even know sitting on your couches, and theres no security to keep them off...theyre too busy being jerks to everyone in other areas of the club.

Pros: Cant think of any

Cons: High prices for poor service and terrible staff

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This is my new favorite place to dance. There's no cover and the DJ plays all dance/hip-hop music. There's only valet available and it's $5. The large outdoor section of the club is really cool because there are candles everywhere and beds with pillows. I could see how it would be really romantic if you met a dude you were digging and you wanted to go somewhere a little more quiet to talk. The only problem is at the end of the night, it takes forever to get your car. Other than that, I've had really good times here.

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★★★★☆

This is my new favorite place to dance. There's no cover and the DJ plays all dance/hip-hop music. There's only valet available and it's $5. The large outdoor section of the club is really cool because there are candles everywhere and beds with pillows. I could see how it would be really romantic if you met a dude you were digging and you wanted to go somewhere a little more quiet to talk. The only problem is at the end of the night, it takes forever to get your car. Other than that, I've had really good times here.

Pros: music, romantic atmosphere

Cons: valet slow at the end of the night, long line for ladies room

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I love this place! Although I'm more into the hollywood scence, this is a nice change! I place is nice and the music is great! The drinks are the typical hollywood price but there is no cover! Best thing to come the Valley by far!

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★★★★★

I love this place! Although I'm more into the hollywood scence, this is a nice change! I place is nice and the music is great! The drinks are the typical hollywood price but there is no cover! Best thing to come the Valley by far!

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This place is absolutely amazing. It has an awesome atmosphere, fairly good quality of drinks. They are on the pricey side, but it is a place you go to to enjoy a drink.

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★★★★☆

This place is absolutely amazing. It has an awesome atmosphere, fairly good quality of drinks. They are on the pricey side, but it is a place you go to to enjoy a drink.

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i need to start by saying that i think the majority of online reviewers are spiteful. i am new to online bashing but in reading some of what people say is crazy!! i have been a foodie, and pretentious lover of martini, and avid wine taster for lets just say a long time. i have been to every place from hollywood to santa barbara and have had really terrible nights, and wonderful nights. i have been treated terribly at places like the green door, and kress yet people are expecting the attitude, and therefore are okay with how terrible food/ service/ atmosphere. i cannot understand for the life of me why a place like candlelight that does an amazing job, and has created an amazing place, and has all these unique areas, and private dining areas, and amazing outside areas, AND lounge beds, AND great drinks, AND amazing food AND AND AND... would be cause for anybody to say anything bad??

i thank the people of candlelight for bringing something with this much quality, and ambiance closer to home. i dont get it. i am there 4-5 times a month and am proud to know that a little town like simi valley can support such a unique, romantic place.

i think the bad reviewers need to loose the ego, get off their power trip, understand blasting an amazing venue because they were too fat to get in doesn't make them special, and wake up to what is really going on. I now have a place that makes me feel like i am on vacation that is 15 minutes from agoura. unbelievable!!

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★★★★★

i need to start by saying that i think the majority of online reviewers are spiteful. i am new to online bashing but in reading some of what people say is crazy!! i have been a foodie, and pretentious lover of martini, and avid wine taster for lets just say a long time. i have been to every place from hollywood to santa barbara and have had really terrible nights, and wonderful nights. i have been treated terribly at places like the green door, and kress yet people are expecting the attitude, and therefore are okay with how terrible food/ service/ atmosphere. i cannot understand for the life of me why a place like candlelight that does an amazing job, and has created an amazing place, and has all these unique areas, and private dining areas, and amazing outside areas, AND lounge beds, AND great drinks, AND amazing food AND AND AND... would be cause for anybody to say anything bad??

i thank the people of candlelight for bringing something with this much quality, and ambiance closer to home. i dont get it. i am there 4-5 times a month and am proud to know that a little town like simi valley can support such a unique, romantic place.

i think the bad reviewers need to loose the ego, get off their power trip, understand blasting an amazing venue because they were too fat to get in doesn't make them special, and wake up to what is really going on. I now have a place that makes me feel like i am on vacation that is 15 minutes from agoura. unbelievable!!

Pros: unique for a town that is not

Cons: unique for a town that is not

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I went to candlelight last night 9/26/2008 for my 21st bday with 20 of my friends..i had been there once before on a really quite night and the place was beautiful with the waterfall and candles and very spacious but i was a little worried of how it would be on a friday night....i also was trying to get away from the typical hollywood scene... I spoke with them several times about questions i had and also about reservations they were very helpful and patient in speaking with me. they have many lounge type beds and chair outside also tables to dine. My friends and i sat near the beds which was overlooking the view of the valley. Our waitress was very nice always coming around checking up on us, we ordered some appetizers and drinks. I have to say the food was fair i found it kind of odd that the hot wings we ordered form the appetizers were each the size of a turkey leg NO JOKE imagine munchin on that in a pretty dress at a club loll ....honestly i always see ppl leaving reviews of how amazing a restaurant was or a club they went to but i end up going and having the worst experience not in this case though for once i can say everything was great from begining to end it was a great 21st BDAY....

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★★★★☆

I went to candlelight last night 9/26/2008 for my 21st bday with 20 of my friends..i had been there once before on a really quite night and the place was beautiful with the waterfall and candles and very spacious but i was a little worried of how it would be on a friday night....i also was trying to get away from the typical hollywood scene... I spoke with them several times about questions i had and also about reservations they were very helpful and patient in speaking with me. they have many lounge type beds and chair outside also tables to dine. My friends and i sat near the beds which was overlooking the view of the valley. Our waitress was very nice always coming around checking up on us, we ordered some appetizers and drinks. I have to say the food was fair i found it kind of odd that the hot wings we ordered form the appetizers were each the size of a turkey leg NO JOKE imagine munchin on that in a pretty dress at a club loll ....honestly i always see ppl leaving reviews of how amazing a restaurant was or a club they went to but i end up going and having the worst experience not in this case though for once i can say everything was great from begining to end it was a great 21st BDAY....

Pros: spacious and beautiful ambience

Cons: Try kind of to hard to get you to buy bottle service but then again what place doesn't

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We visited Candlelight on Saturday 8/30/08 for a friend's birthday party, who had bottle service in one of the cabanas, right off of the dance floor. (Bad idea- if you ever get bottle service, reserve in the cabanas ABOVE the dance floor! To get in/out of your cabana takes forever- and random people think they can sit down on your sofas!!!) I didnt know such a place existed in Simi Valley, so it was a surprising and nice change from the hyped-up clubs in Hollywood (believe me, we done did Hollywood and are SO over it). We live in Northridge, right off the 118 so it was the shortest drive we have ever taken to somewhat of a club-atmosphere, outside of Hollywood. The place is really pretty-- but I do have to agree with the others in saying that the bar tenders/waitresses are freakin retards. Dont get so drunk that you cannot count your change or add!!! lol. ( I gave the chick at the bar a $50 bill for a $10 drink...yeah she gave me $20.00 back) Luckily, I have the talent of catching retards in the act while drunk, otherwise I would have been bamboozled!!! The dance floor is crowded- the lines to the guys/girls restrooms are crowded.. but isnt that at every bar/club???? Just deal with it. I've seen worse. I have no comment on the security staff, we didnt bother them, they didnt bother us. There are steroid-crazed security and bouncers EVERYWHERE at EVERY club.. dont take it personal. Me and my girls danced in our cabana, so we had plenty of room (I wouldn't even attempt to dance on the floor! No room!) I personally needed a couple shots of tequila in order to deal with the crowd. All in all, an alright place to chill, if you can get bottle service that's a plus. If you live in the local area (as in no more than 15 minutes away) go there and have a good time. Check it out. Oh yeah--- dont valet, the valet line on the way out is INSANE. Last word of advice to all the complainers & buzzkillers: dont start no sh!t and there wont be no sh!t!!!!!!!!!

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★★★☆☆

We visited Candlelight on Saturday 8/30/08 for a friend's birthday party, who had bottle service in one of the cabanas, right off of the dance floor. (Bad idea- if you ever get bottle service, reserve in the cabanas ABOVE the dance floor! To get in/out of your cabana takes forever- and random people think they can sit down on your sofas!!!) I didnt know such a place existed in Simi Valley, so it was a surprising and nice change from the hyped-up clubs in Hollywood (believe me, we done did Hollywood and are SO over it). We live in Northridge, right off the 118 so it was the shortest drive we have ever taken to somewhat of a club-atmosphere, outside of Hollywood. The place is really pretty-- but I do have to agree with the others in saying that the bar tenders/waitresses are freakin retards. Dont get so drunk that you cannot count your change or add!!! lol. ( I gave the chick at the bar a $50 bill for a $10 drink...yeah she gave me $20.00 back) Luckily, I have the talent of catching retards in the act while drunk, otherwise I would have been bamboozled!!! The dance floor is crowded- the lines to the guys/girls restrooms are crowded.. but isnt that at every bar/club???? Just deal with it. I've seen worse. I have no comment on the security staff, we didnt bother them, they didnt bother us. There are steroid-crazed security and bouncers EVERYWHERE at EVERY club.. dont take it personal. Me and my girls danced in our cabana, so we had plenty of room (I wouldn't even attempt to dance on the floor! No room!) I personally needed a couple shots of tequila in order to deal with the crowd. All in all, an alright place to chill, if you can get bottle service that's a plus. If you live in the local area (as in no more than 15 minutes away) go there and have a good time. Check it out. Oh yeah--- dont valet, the valet line on the way out is INSANE. Last word of advice to all the complainers & buzzkillers: dont start no sh!t and there wont be no sh!t!!!!!!!!!

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Watch your wallet when you drink! Especially if you are a dude. Those waitresses are con artists! They think that just because they look good and you look drunk, that they can get one over on you! I'm sure that it works sometimes but NOT WITH ME!
Plus the security guards are typical PUNKS! I sat at a table for an hour near the dancefloor and watched them practically instigate fights with the way that they were shoving people out of the way. It didn't matter if you were a chick or a dude!
The service isn't all that great either. I went to the bar and waited in a line for a long time to get served but it was still faster than the waitress for our table to come back with the drinks we had ordered. i had to order two at a time just to make sure that i didn't have to wait an hour between OVERPRICED drinks.
i tried a martini, but it was so bad that i just stuck to beer after that. You can't go wrong with a $10 bottle of beer right?
Take it from me, if you live in the valley and don't want to drive far, then go to noho or burbank even.
If you are willing to drive a little..drive AWAY from simi! go to los angeles, hollywood, santa monica!
way better hotspots and at least there you get what you pay for!

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★☆☆☆☆

Watch your wallet when you drink! Especially if you are a dude. Those waitresses are con artists! They think that just because they look good and you look drunk, that they can get one over on you! I'm sure that it works sometimes but NOT WITH ME!
Plus the security guards are typical PUNKS! I sat at a table for an hour near the dancefloor and watched them practically instigate fights with the way that they were shoving people out of the way. It didn't matter if you were a chick or a dude!
The service isn't all that great either. I went to the bar and waited in a line for a long time to get served but it was still faster than the waitress for our table to come back with the drinks we had ordered. i had to order two at a time just to make sure that i didn't have to wait an hour between OVERPRICED drinks.
i tried a martini, but it was so bad that i just stuck to beer after that. You can't go wrong with a $10 bottle of beer right?
Take it from me, if you live in the valley and don't want to drive far, then go to noho or burbank even.
If you are willing to drive a little..drive AWAY from simi! go to los angeles, hollywood, santa monica!
way better hotspots and at least there you get what you pay for!

Pros: Maybe it will close soon

Cons: Whenever it does close, it won't be soon enough!

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This establishment opened two years ago with the promise of style and class- and perhaps a dose of attitude. It has fallen quite short of that promise.
Although it maintains its facade of decadence and visual intrigue, the Candlelight Kitchen and Bar is far from extraordinary. As a matter of fact, their service and waitstaff are quite-ordinary.
The exorbitant prices charged for food and beverage do not match the poor service quality, lack of attention, and snobbery that this establishment exudes. It is an utter dissapointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

This establishment opened two years ago with the promise of style and class- and perhaps a dose of attitude. It has fallen quite short of that promise.
Although it maintains its facade of decadence and visual intrigue, the Candlelight Kitchen and Bar is far from extraordinary. As a matter of fact, their service and waitstaff are quite-ordinary.
The exorbitant prices charged for food and beverage do not match the poor service quality, lack of attention, and snobbery that this establishment exudes. It is an utter dissapointment.

Pros: Visually appealing

Cons: Substandard Service and quality for the price

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Recently I visited CandleLight Kitchen and Bar in Simi Valley and it was MARVELOUS! I had a great time and I had no idea such a place existed! It's nestled away in a beautiful setting, with AMAZING views and waterfalls. The staff was friendly and pleasant. The menu was great and the service was spot on. My food came out on time and tasted amazing. I didn't have any of the EMOTIONS but a friend I was with did and she loved it...I think it was called Ecstasy! Try it, you'll love it! Bottom line, I had a great time and can't wait to do it again! Thanks guys, you got it right!

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★★★★★

Recently I visited CandleLight Kitchen and Bar in Simi Valley and it was MARVELOUS! I had a great time and I had no idea such a place existed! It's nestled away in a beautiful setting, with AMAZING views and waterfalls. The staff was friendly and pleasant. The menu was great and the service was spot on. My food came out on time and tasted amazing. I didn't have any of the EMOTIONS but a friend I was with did and she loved it...I think it was called Ecstasy! Try it, you'll love it! Bottom line, I had a great time and can't wait to do it again! Thanks guys, you got it right!

Pros: Drinks, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Not enough hours in a night to enjoy the place!!

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Where do I start! The views are AMAZING!! The place is designed magnificently! The chandeliers and ropes are a great touch btw!! I went for a girls night out, not knowing what to expect and we had the best time! I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The drinks were GREAT! We had a mojito and it was the best! They do their own nectars so we had a hibiscus flower mojito. It was perfect! My friends made friends with some people who had a cabana and the bottle service was cool. Literally, they bring the bottle out in a ice sculpter! It was out of this world. We had a blast and will go back soon. I can't wait! See you soon CandleLight.

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★★★★★

Where do I start! The views are AMAZING!! The place is designed magnificently! The chandeliers and ropes are a great touch btw!! I went for a girls night out, not knowing what to expect and we had the best time! I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. The drinks were GREAT! We had a mojito and it was the best! They do their own nectars so we had a hibiscus flower mojito. It was perfect! My friends made friends with some people who had a cabana and the bottle service was cool. Literally, they bring the bottle out in a ice sculpter! It was out of this world. We had a blast and will go back soon. I can't wait! See you soon CandleLight.

Pros: View, Drinks, Crowd

Cons: None

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I will just say that they must have thought we were more drunk than we were or that we were stupid and couldn't add! but they added drinks to the bill that we didn't order! then when we called them out on it, they played dumb and said they would fix the bill.
they did fix the bill but then they tried to tax us on the tip! and they charged 20% tip for BAD BAD service.
this place is terrible. I only came to this place to try and stay close to home and because i had seen good reviews on here. But boy, I think candlelight employees and management must have placed those reviews on this site themselves! This place is not worth the drive at all! I will never come back and I regret giving even a dollar to their shady establishment.
The lines to the bathroom were ridiculous and one girl got kicked out for using the men's bathroom. i think we all know why she felt she had to do that and i think that they should have preferred her using the men's restroom than to her relieving herself on their floor! The poor girl couldn't hold it..so she got kicked out.
maybe they should work on having more bathrooms or maybe exercising better crowd control because the dance floor was packed too. you couldn't move and there were a couple of fights!
this place is not worth it. don't bother!
just stick to hollywood and LA. At least in those towns there are other bars/clubs within walking distance if the one you are at is crappy. you don't have to drive 15 miles to get back to civilization!

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I will just say that they must have thought we were more drunk than we were or that we were stupid and couldn't add! but they added drinks to the bill that we didn't order! then when we called them out on it, they played dumb and said they would fix the bill.
they did fix the bill but then they tried to tax us on the tip! and they charged 20% tip for BAD BAD service.
this place is terrible. I only came to this place to try and stay close to home and because i had seen good reviews on here. But boy, I think candlelight employees and management must have placed those reviews on this site themselves! This place is not worth the drive at all! I will never come back and I regret giving even a dollar to their shady establishment.
The lines to the bathroom were ridiculous and one girl got kicked out for using the men's bathroom. i think we all know why she felt she had to do that and i think that they should have preferred her using the men's restroom than to her relieving herself on their floor! The poor girl couldn't hold it..so she got kicked out.
maybe they should work on having more bathrooms or maybe exercising better crowd control because the dance floor was packed too. you couldn't move and there were a couple of fights!
this place is not worth it. don't bother!
just stick to hollywood and LA. At least in those towns there are other bars/clubs within walking distance if the one you are at is crappy. you don't have to drive 15 miles to get back to civilization!

Pros: i don't think there are any

Cons: the entire place is a CON

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The waitresses may look good but they HAVE NO BRAINS. We went for a birthday party on Saturday night and we dealt with awful and very uneducated service staff. Right when we got there they (the hostess girls) had messed up our reservation and then they had the nerve to act annoyed with us for it! We were then seated and our waitress said that all the drink menus in the entire restaurant were missing and no one could find them. then she said "i know i know! sorry. i don't know what is going on with this place!" That was not very encouraging coming from a waitress.
We asked her about their drinks and she said she could make anything we wanted. So we asked for a strawberry margarita and she said "oh sorry we can't do that". then we asked for a lychee martini and she said that she didn't know what that was and therefore they didn't have it. I asked her to check with the bartenders and she replied "oh, i have never heard of lychee anything so i know we don't have it". Next we asked for a bottle of gewertzaminer and she said she didn't know what that was either and that they didn't have it. later on when we finally got the drink menu we discovered that they DID have it. it was an ingredient in one of their signature cocktails! So we asked again for another bottle and they couldn't sell it by the bottle! Then she suggested a $100 "huge" martini and when we asked her what was in it she said "oh, its like all of our premium drinks, like all of our premium martinis together". I asked her what specific alcohols or flavors were in this famous $100 martini and she could not tell me. i just stopped drinking at that point. She was utterly imbecilic. The other waitresses were no better unfortunately. We finally made our way to the dance floor and there was overcrowding and a fight. The bouncers kept cutting through the crowd and pushing people out of the way. I understand the need to get to a fight but even after the fight had ended-the bouncers were too aggressive.

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★☆☆☆☆

The waitresses may look good but they HAVE NO BRAINS. We went for a birthday party on Saturday night and we dealt with awful and very uneducated service staff. Right when we got there they (the hostess girls) had messed up our reservation and then they had the nerve to act annoyed with us for it! We were then seated and our waitress said that all the drink menus in the entire restaurant were missing and no one could find them. then she said "i know i know! sorry. i don't know what is going on with this place!" That was not very encouraging coming from a waitress.
We asked her about their drinks and she said she could make anything we wanted. So we asked for a strawberry margarita and she said "oh sorry we can't do that". then we asked for a lychee martini and she said that she didn't know what that was and therefore they didn't have it. I asked her to check with the bartenders and she replied "oh, i have never heard of lychee anything so i know we don't have it". Next we asked for a bottle of gewertzaminer and she said she didn't know what that was either and that they didn't have it. later on when we finally got the drink menu we discovered that they DID have it. it was an ingredient in one of their signature cocktails! So we asked again for another bottle and they couldn't sell it by the bottle! Then she suggested a $100 "huge" martini and when we asked her what was in it she said "oh, its like all of our premium drinks, like all of our premium martinis together". I asked her what specific alcohols or flavors were in this famous $100 martini and she could not tell me. i just stopped drinking at that point. She was utterly imbecilic. The other waitresses were no better unfortunately. We finally made our way to the dance floor and there was overcrowding and a fight. The bouncers kept cutting through the crowd and pushing people out of the way. I understand the need to get to a fight but even after the fight had ended-the bouncers were too aggressive.

Pros: None

Cons: Awful staff, disorganized restaurant,spiders on the walls outside, overpriced,overhyped

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When we arrived, we were intrigued by the ambiance and the beauty of the place. And then it all went downhill from there.
The waitress took 1.5 hours to bring a drink menu that she couldn't find. She didn't know what was in any of the drinks, she took an eternity to come back to our table so we had to walk to the bar to order drinks ourselves. she bit another waitresses head off for trying to help us. she failed to tell us that they were completely out of something that we ordered on the menu. she started dancing near our table right after she brought us our check. she overcharged on the check by almost $20 and thought we wouldn't notice. When asked to correct the bill, she brought it back partially corrected in the subtotal but still managed to charge us the same tip 20% on a different total. and she taxed on the tip. I asked her to show me how she calculated the check and i asked her if they taxed on the tip there as a standard. she couldn't do it, (couldn't add or multiply or think it seems) she didn't know what the tax rate was in simi valley and in the end she said just to tell her how much she should take off of the bill.
NO, im not kidding. We told her how much to charge.
this place is awful. it made me sick to my stomach to have to tip her.
From what i heard of other tables around me, their service was no better

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★☆☆☆☆

When we arrived, we were intrigued by the ambiance and the beauty of the place. And then it all went downhill from there.
The waitress took 1.5 hours to bring a drink menu that she couldn't find. She didn't know what was in any of the drinks, she took an eternity to come back to our table so we had to walk to the bar to order drinks ourselves. she bit another waitresses head off for trying to help us. she failed to tell us that they were completely out of something that we ordered on the menu. she started dancing near our table right after she brought us our check. she overcharged on the check by almost $20 and thought we wouldn't notice. When asked to correct the bill, she brought it back partially corrected in the subtotal but still managed to charge us the same tip 20% on a different total. and she taxed on the tip. I asked her to show me how she calculated the check and i asked her if they taxed on the tip there as a standard. she couldn't do it, (couldn't add or multiply or think it seems) she didn't know what the tax rate was in simi valley and in the end she said just to tell her how much she should take off of the bill.
NO, im not kidding. We told her how much to charge.
this place is awful. it made me sick to my stomach to have to tip her.
From what i heard of other tables around me, their service was no better

Pros: None

Cons: Where do I begin?

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I've attended many times before. The Door people always recognize us since we are locals and tend to head over there when we opt to drive to Agoura or Hollywood. My last experience was very disappointing.

First the doormen began to express himself in a rude and condescending matter. Even when he was told we where regulars he shunned us away for having a "questionable ID"...which made no sense since I had been there numerous times with the same Id. as he continued to give us a hard time, several fights of drunken gentlemen broke out along with bottles being smashed. It seems like the over sized Mexican doormen where more concerned about not letting me in and continuously accusing me of ID fraud, rather than keeping their operation under control. As we left, he gave me backMY ID and rudely said "come back when you have a real ID." (are you kidding?) Management had little or no control. I noticed no searches had taken place and young men flaunted their pocket knives without consent.

Most the employees just stood around and watched the fight, ignoring their duty to protect the attendees . The men who later got kicked out, we had a chance to talk to them and asked where they had came from. Apparently this "club" advertises far and wide because these fellas where from Lancaster (an hour away), therefore bringing in hundred of young drunken teens and little gangsters to the small safe town of Simi Valley.
As they left one of the intoxicated 'hommies' ran up and down a the residential area just outside of this 'club' causing a disturbance. Homeowner ran out concerned for their families. I guess they must be use to young 'essays' coming to this so called 'safe city' to party at an unprofessional and poorly managed entertainment lounge. As a local resident I was outraged to not only be turned away from my own town lounge, but that numerous incidents where taking place around me with no since of control from the owners, doormen or Security.

In previous visits, young males where kicked out for drug use, which goes to show that security is not securing properly. When I asked for their names or to contact the owner, the doormen gave me the run around and rolled his eyes. They claimed "we don't have a boss".

These and many other issues have been brought to my attention, and now experiencing first hand their incompetence I believe its important to address these issues. Further, the residents within this community are outraged to find hundreds more corruptive young club goers causing a disturbance at 1am.

Finally, I felt it was very unprofessional of a doormen to to flat out ruin the evening when all we came to do is have a drink or two and enjoy the music and give this place some business. so much for supporting your local economy.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've attended many times before. The Door people always recognize us since we are locals and tend to head over there when we opt to drive to Agoura or Hollywood. My last experience was very disappointing.

First the doormen began to express himself in a rude and condescending matter. Even when he was told we where regulars he shunned us away for having a "questionable ID"...which made no sense since I had been there numerous times with the same Id. as he continued to give us a hard time, several fights of drunken gentlemen broke out along with bottles being smashed. It seems like the over sized Mexican doormen where more concerned about not letting me in and continuously accusing me of ID fraud, rather than keeping their operation under control. As we left, he gave me backMY ID and rudely said "come back when you have a real ID." (are you kidding?) Management had little or no control. I noticed no searches had taken place and young men flaunted their pocket knives without consent.

Most the employees just stood around and watched the fight, ignoring their duty to protect the attendees . The men who later got kicked out, we had a chance to talk to them and asked where they had came from. Apparently this "club" advertises far and wide because these fellas where from Lancaster (an hour away), therefore bringing in hundred of young drunken teens and little gangsters to the small safe town of Simi Valley.
As they left one of the intoxicated 'hommies' ran up and down a the residential area just outside of this 'club' causing a disturbance. Homeowner ran out concerned for their families. I guess they must be use to young 'essays' coming to this so called 'safe city' to party at an unprofessional and poorly managed entertainment lounge. As a local resident I was outraged to not only be turned away from my own town lounge, but that numerous incidents where taking place around me with no since of control from the owners, doormen or Security.

In previous visits, young males where kicked out for drug use, which goes to show that security is not securing properly. When I asked for their names or to contact the owner, the doormen gave me the run around and rolled his eyes. They claimed "we don't have a boss".

These and many other issues have been brought to my attention, and now experiencing first hand their incompetence I believe its important to address these issues. Further, the residents within this community are outraged to find hundreds more corruptive young club goers causing a disturbance at 1am.

Finally, I felt it was very unprofessional of a doormen to to flat out ruin the evening when all we came to do is have a drink or two and enjoy the music and give this place some business. so much for supporting your local economy.

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I have been to candlelight a few times and it has been well worth the trip from Malibu every time. The crowd is great and everyone is excited to be there. There is a bit of a line outside, but you find that at any hot spot on the weekends. I actually talked to someone from Hollywood who said it was a great change and she too thought it was worth her drive. The food is amazing and the menu has changed since I was there last... All the girls that work there are cute and the guys are friendly and congenial. The dance floor was small in comparison to the lounge area, but it was packed and popular. There are 3 bars (two inside and one outside) so it is always easy to get a drink when you want it and bottle service is another option that looked like it would probably be fun, but not necessary. I have talked to a lot of my friends at Pepperdine who are excited to check it out so I'm sure I will be back soon.

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★★★★★

I have been to candlelight a few times and it has been well worth the trip from Malibu every time. The crowd is great and everyone is excited to be there. There is a bit of a line outside, but you find that at any hot spot on the weekends. I actually talked to someone from Hollywood who said it was a great change and she too thought it was worth her drive. The food is amazing and the menu has changed since I was there last... All the girls that work there are cute and the guys are friendly and congenial. The dance floor was small in comparison to the lounge area, but it was packed and popular. There are 3 bars (two inside and one outside) so it is always easy to get a drink when you want it and bottle service is another option that looked like it would probably be fun, but not necessary. I have talked to a lot of my friends at Pepperdine who are excited to check it out so I'm sure I will be back soon.

Pros: great crowd and amazing atmosphere

Cons: small dance floor

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Oh man... where do I begin? From the moment you enter till the time you leave the experience is so disappointing. Great view of the city, decent decor and a great attempt to bring a little bit of Los Angeles to the 805. But who are they kidding? This is not L.A. The Security Team is a complete joke. The head of security is extremely rude and offensive. Walking to the door of the restaurant, I was waiting for the paid papparazi to jump from behind the bushes and start flashing their cameras. The bartenders work the bar like their getting paid to take as long as they possibly can to pour you a drink. The best part is when they give you the price of your drink. I cant believe the prices!!! You would think they were serving the drinks out of gold glasses. They are way over priced. The waitresses are somewhat polite as long as you dont ask them questions. You kind of lose them after the first couple of words. The outside patio is nice as long as you have a can of Raid by your side. The ants are horrible. They are all over the tables. Its pretty annoying. The "Dancefloor" lets just say youre better off dancing at your table along with the ants. The crowd is the best part. I guess its because everybody is thinking the same thing... We paid a fortune for food and drinks, we might as well make the most of it. My recommendation... pay the extra money for gas and go to a place thats worth the effort and your time. Candlelight is not the place to be...

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★☆☆☆☆

Oh man... where do I begin? From the moment you enter till the time you leave the experience is so disappointing. Great view of the city, decent decor and a great attempt to bring a little bit of Los Angeles to the 805. But who are they kidding? This is not L.A. The Security Team is a complete joke. The head of security is extremely rude and offensive. Walking to the door of the restaurant, I was waiting for the paid papparazi to jump from behind the bushes and start flashing their cameras. The bartenders work the bar like their getting paid to take as long as they possibly can to pour you a drink. The best part is when they give you the price of your drink. I cant believe the prices!!! You would think they were serving the drinks out of gold glasses. They are way over priced. The waitresses are somewhat polite as long as you dont ask them questions. You kind of lose them after the first couple of words. The outside patio is nice as long as you have a can of Raid by your side. The ants are horrible. They are all over the tables. Its pretty annoying. The "Dancefloor" lets just say youre better off dancing at your table along with the ants. The crowd is the best part. I guess its because everybody is thinking the same thing... We paid a fortune for food and drinks, we might as well make the most of it. My recommendation... pay the extra money for gas and go to a place thats worth the effort and your time. Candlelight is not the place to be...

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I WENT THIS PAST WEEKEND TO CANDLELIGHT ON THE REQUEST OF SOME OF THE PEOLE I WORK WITH AND REALLY HAD A FUN TIME. ANOTHER RESTAURANT I FREQUENT IN MALIBU ACTUALLY RECOMMENDED THIS PLACE WHEN I WAS THERE FOR A LUNCHEON, I THINK WHEN ANOTHER FOOD ESTABLISHMENT TELLS YOU HOW COOL A PLACE IS, IT IS WORTH CHECKING OUT.

WE GOT THERE AROUND 8ISH FOR DINNER AND ENDED UP STAYING UNTIL THE CLOSING ( I THINK THEY CLOSE AROUND 2AM) I HAVENT BEEN TO A PLACE THIS ROMANTIC! AND DANCING!! IT IS REALLY A FUN EXPERIENCE FROM THE DINING WHICH IS VERY CREATIVE, TO THE OUTSIDE PATIOS AND THE VIEWS, AND THE WATER FEATURES EVERYWHERE!! WE HAD A COUPLE OF SERVERS TAKING CARE OF OUR GROUP SO I DONT REMEMBER THEIR NAMES, BUT THEY WERE ALL GREAT!! I WAS PLEASED TO GO OUT TO A PLACE WHERE I WASNT BEING OOGLED BY GUYS EVERY TWO MINUTES, AND DIDNT HAVE KIDS THAT JUST GOT OUT OF COLLEGE RUNNING AROUND!

BOTTOM LINE- WE HAD A BLAST. WE ARE GOING BACK, IM JUST NOT SURE WHEN AS THE DRIVE BACK TO THE BEACH IS LONG LOL!!

DEF RECOMMEND AN EVENING THERE OVER PLACES IN WESTLAKE, EVEN SANTA MONICA, AND HOLLYWOOD,

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★★★★☆

I WENT THIS PAST WEEKEND TO CANDLELIGHT ON THE REQUEST OF SOME OF THE PEOLE I WORK WITH AND REALLY HAD A FUN TIME. ANOTHER RESTAURANT I FREQUENT IN MALIBU ACTUALLY RECOMMENDED THIS PLACE WHEN I WAS THERE FOR A LUNCHEON, I THINK WHEN ANOTHER FOOD ESTABLISHMENT TELLS YOU HOW COOL A PLACE IS, IT IS WORTH CHECKING OUT.

WE GOT THERE AROUND 8ISH FOR DINNER AND ENDED UP STAYING UNTIL THE CLOSING ( I THINK THEY CLOSE AROUND 2AM) I HAVENT BEEN TO A PLACE THIS ROMANTIC! AND DANCING!! IT IS REALLY A FUN EXPERIENCE FROM THE DINING WHICH IS VERY CREATIVE, TO THE OUTSIDE PATIOS AND THE VIEWS, AND THE WATER FEATURES EVERYWHERE!! WE HAD A COUPLE OF SERVERS TAKING CARE OF OUR GROUP SO I DONT REMEMBER THEIR NAMES, BUT THEY WERE ALL GREAT!! I WAS PLEASED TO GO OUT TO A PLACE WHERE I WASNT BEING OOGLED BY GUYS EVERY TWO MINUTES, AND DIDNT HAVE KIDS THAT JUST GOT OUT OF COLLEGE RUNNING AROUND!

BOTTOM LINE- WE HAD A BLAST. WE ARE GOING BACK, IM JUST NOT SURE WHEN AS THE DRIVE BACK TO THE BEACH IS LONG LOL!!

DEF RECOMMEND AN EVENING THERE OVER PLACES IN WESTLAKE, EVEN SANTA MONICA, AND HOLLYWOOD,

Pros: CREATIVELY DESIGNED; CREATIVE COCKTAILS; CREATIVE DINING

Cons: IT GOT A LITTLE COLD LATER IN THE NIGHT- THEY COULD USE MORE HEATERS

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Oh man... where do I begin? From the moment you enter till the time you leave the experience is so disappointing. Great view of the city, decent decor and a great attempt to bring a little bit of Los Angeles to the 805. But who are they kidding? This is not L.A. The Security Team is a complete joke. The head of security is extremely rude and offensive. Walking to the door of the restaurant, I was waiting for the paid papparazi to jump from behind the bushes and start flashing their cameras. The bartenders work the bar like their getting paid to take as long as they possibly can to pour you a drink. The best part is when they give you the price of your drink. I cant believe the prices!!! You would think they were serving the drinks out of gold glasses. They are way over priced. The waitresses are somewhat polite as long as you dont ask them questions. You kind of lose them after the first couple of words. The outside patio is nice as long as you have a can of Raid by your side. The ants are horrible. They are all over the tables. Its pretty annoying. The "Dancefloor" lets just say youre better off dancing at your table along with the ants. The crowd is the best part. I guess its because everybody is thinking the same thing... We paid a fortune for food and drinks, we might as well make the most of it. My recommendation... pay the extra money for gas and go to a place thats worth the effort and your time. Candlelight is not the place to be...

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★☆☆☆☆

Oh man... where do I begin? From the moment you enter till the time you leave the experience is so disappointing. Great view of the city, decent decor and a great attempt to bring a little bit of Los Angeles to the 805. But who are they kidding? This is not L.A. The Security Team is a complete joke. The head of security is extremely rude and offensive. Walking to the door of the restaurant, I was waiting for the paid papparazi to jump from behind the bushes and start flashing their cameras. The bartenders work the bar like their getting paid to take as long as they possibly can to pour you a drink. The best part is when they give you the price of your drink. I cant believe the prices!!! You would think they were serving the drinks out of gold glasses. They are way over priced. The waitresses are somewhat polite as long as you dont ask them questions. You kind of lose them after the first couple of words. The outside patio is nice as long as you have a can of Raid by your side. The ants are horrible. They are all over the tables. Its pretty annoying. The "Dancefloor" lets just say youre better off dancing at your table along with the ants. The crowd is the best part. I guess its because everybody is thinking the same thing... We paid a fortune for food and drinks, we might as well make the most of it. My recommendation... pay the extra money for gas and go to a place thats worth the effort and your time. Candlelight is not the place to be...

Pros: Great view of the city, decent decor

Cons: Security, Service and prices...

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I WENT WITH A FEW FRIENDS ON A WEDNESDAY. THE PLACE WAS SOOO ROMANTIC! OUR WAITRESS, ANGEL, WAS SO CUTE AND VERY ATTENTIVE. WE BASICALLY HAD FREE RANGE OF ANY LOUNGE AREA WE WANTED. THE RED ROOM WAS MY FAVORITE. THE MUSIC WAS KIND OF BUDHA BAR-ISH. I'VE HEARD THAT THE WEEK-ENDS GET PRETTY CRAZY, BUT OUR NIGHT WAS FABULOUS!!!!! GREAT FOR BIRTHDAYS ON A WEEKNIGHT. GREAT PLACE TO DE-STRESS AFTER WORK.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THE CITY.

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★★★★★

I WENT WITH A FEW FRIENDS ON A WEDNESDAY. THE PLACE WAS SOOO ROMANTIC! OUR WAITRESS, ANGEL, WAS SO CUTE AND VERY ATTENTIVE. WE BASICALLY HAD FREE RANGE OF ANY LOUNGE AREA WE WANTED. THE RED ROOM WAS MY FAVORITE. THE MUSIC WAS KIND OF BUDHA BAR-ISH. I'VE HEARD THAT THE WEEK-ENDS GET PRETTY CRAZY, BUT OUR NIGHT WAS FABULOUS!!!!! GREAT FOR BIRTHDAYS ON A WEEKNIGHT. GREAT PLACE TO DE-STRESS AFTER WORK.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THE CITY.

Pros: ANGEL WAS A GREAT SERVER

Cons: THE SALSA BAND CANCELLED FOR THAT NIGHT, SO WE DIDN'T GET THE MUSIC WE WANTED.

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They have the great food and wonderful service. For their club scene they a friendly diverse crowd of people except for occasional blonde, culturally stunted trailer dwellers...diorgirl13.

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★★★★★

They have the great food and wonderful service. For their club scene they a friendly diverse crowd of people except for occasional blonde, culturally stunted trailer dwellers...diorgirl13.

Pros: Friendly diverse group of people, wonderful service, great food

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Anyone who has the name darnskippy has no room to talk about culture. Anyone who thinks this club is good is from Simi Valley, home of trailers! Ha Ha the next time management wants to write a review try to come up with a better name! We went to Candlelight and it was gross. The concept of the club is clever. The club and outside deck is beautiful. The food was wonderful and the staff was out of this world. The server was slow but she was really nice so it was okay. Then it happened it went from restaurant to club and oh my god. I didn't know that spandex could stretch that far. I don't mind people expressing themselves through clothing but this was just silly. Also they allow smoking on the patio and people were smoking cigars that made us sick! We were two of the only white blonde girls in the place it was crazy. I don't know what happened to the strick door policy they have but I would get really stricked if I were you. We usually go to Hollywood but this had such great reviews we wanted to check it out. GO ANYWHERE BUT HERE you can do so much better.

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★☆☆☆☆

Anyone who has the name darnskippy has no room to talk about culture. Anyone who thinks this club is good is from Simi Valley, home of trailers! Ha Ha the next time management wants to write a review try to come up with a better name! We went to Candlelight and it was gross. The concept of the club is clever. The club and outside deck is beautiful. The food was wonderful and the staff was out of this world. The server was slow but she was really nice so it was okay. Then it happened it went from restaurant to club and oh my god. I didn't know that spandex could stretch that far. I don't mind people expressing themselves through clothing but this was just silly. Also they allow smoking on the patio and people were smoking cigars that made us sick! We were two of the only white blonde girls in the place it was crazy. I don't know what happened to the strick door policy they have but I would get really stricked if I were you. We usually go to Hollywood but this had such great reviews we wanted to check it out. GO ANYWHERE BUT HERE you can do so much better.

Pros: beautiful club good food

Cons: LOSER crowd, overprice drinks, horrible parking, horrible dressed people

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i guess this place gets pretty exciting every night late night, but some friends and i were taking a day trip up to santa barbara from the city and decided to stop by a place my sister just stumbled across like a month ago. we got there at 5 in the afternoon and were pleasantly surprised to see a place so hidden yet so much fun!! They had a happy hour going on (even on weekends?) and even though we aren't bargain shoppers who doesnt like a good deal!! The three of us sat on the outdoor patio on one of the beds, and really enjoyed ourselves. It was a great beginning to our weekend. I just wanted to say great job up there, and monica thanks for taking care of us!! you will see us back on the weekends for dancing like i promised!!

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★★★★☆

i guess this place gets pretty exciting every night late night, but some friends and i were taking a day trip up to santa barbara from the city and decided to stop by a place my sister just stumbled across like a month ago. we got there at 5 in the afternoon and were pleasantly surprised to see a place so hidden yet so much fun!! They had a happy hour going on (even on weekends?) and even though we aren't bargain shoppers who doesnt like a good deal!! The three of us sat on the outdoor patio on one of the beds, and really enjoyed ourselves. It was a great beginning to our weekend. I just wanted to say great job up there, and monica thanks for taking care of us!! you will see us back on the weekends for dancing like i promised!!

Pros: a great experience

Cons: it was hot!!

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i went last night to candlelight after i have been told millions of times what a fun place it is from my family (my mom loves going there with her friends) and decided to take the short drive from santa monica over. Its actually only about 25 minutes from the westside, and we just hopped on the 405 and were on the 118 freeway pretty quickly. We called from there to confirm our reservation which was for 6 of us, and the receptionist was really polite. i actually thought she was a machine she was so nice lol!. We arrived around 8:45 and for whatever reason valet was extremely polite and efficient. They asked if we were with the wedding, because i guess that is seperate, then we just walked right in!! THE PLACE IS UNBELIEVABLE!! There are flowers everywhere which to me says they really are fresh! and full of life which is so cool compared to typical bars/ restaurants that try to be minimalist and end up being uncomfortable. The place was busy, but not annoyingly so (ive heard saturday night is just crazy)

so my girlfriends and i had a lot of just shared plates. i personally had the blackened ahi tacos and the salsa they came with was the best i have ever had!! 3 michelin stars from me!! One of my other friends had a shrimp cocktail and it actually came out on an ice plate.. make of ice!! overall it was a very unique, and fun,and comfortable dining experience. The weather was amazing so we sat outside on the majestic deck and they had a seperate DJ playing outside. He was very good looking, and playing fun music like remxes, and lounge, and house and next to him was a conga player!!! it was really really cool, and with the stars above, the waterfalls around, and candles everywhere it was amazing!!

After dinner we went inside and a DJ was playing alot of dance music which was great! The room with the cabanas/ bungalows is somewhere i want to check out more on another visit. In the end we had a great night!!

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★★★★★

i went last night to candlelight after i have been told millions of times what a fun place it is from my family (my mom loves going there with her friends) and decided to take the short drive from santa monica over. Its actually only about 25 minutes from the westside, and we just hopped on the 405 and were on the 118 freeway pretty quickly. We called from there to confirm our reservation which was for 6 of us, and the receptionist was really polite. i actually thought she was a machine she was so nice lol!. We arrived around 8:45 and for whatever reason valet was extremely polite and efficient. They asked if we were with the wedding, because i guess that is seperate, then we just walked right in!! THE PLACE IS UNBELIEVABLE!! There are flowers everywhere which to me says they really are fresh! and full of life which is so cool compared to typical bars/ restaurants that try to be minimalist and end up being uncomfortable. The place was busy, but not annoyingly so (ive heard saturday night is just crazy)

so my girlfriends and i had a lot of just shared plates. i personally had the blackened ahi tacos and the salsa they came with was the best i have ever had!! 3 michelin stars from me!! One of my other friends had a shrimp cocktail and it actually came out on an ice plate.. make of ice!! overall it was a very unique, and fun,and comfortable dining experience. The weather was amazing so we sat outside on the majestic deck and they had a seperate DJ playing outside. He was very good looking, and playing fun music like remxes, and lounge, and house and next to him was a conga player!!! it was really really cool, and with the stars above, the waterfalls around, and candles everywhere it was amazing!!

After dinner we went inside and a DJ was playing alot of dance music which was great! The room with the cabanas/ bungalows is somewhere i want to check out more on another visit. In the end we had a great night!!

Pros: it want to go back!!

Cons: ill let you know on the next experience

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This club is a joke! They make the guys where khaki pants and Pink Polos. The music was horrible! The security guards were rude! They were standing there looking terrified that something would go wrong. They wouldn't smile, which I could understand because there little short cocky boss seemed like a real tool! We were in the club for about 20 minutes before we got bored. I went to the bar I ordered a shot of Cognac the bar tender put it in a snifter glass and gave me a very generous pour I was impressed, however I was not impressed it was 18 dollars its not like its Hollywood. When we left the club the valet parking was horrible! We gave the girl our ticket and after waiting for 45 minutes and watching the girl pull up three other cars I asked her what was up, and she asked for my ticket again. I told her I could not give it to her because she already had it. She proceeded to go back out to the lot and pull around 2008 Escalade, if gas prices were not so high and I wasn't and honest person I might have considered it. I told her that was not my car so she went back to the office and finally grabbed the key's to my Camry! This is just a warning the parking at candlelight is horrible if you dont mine putting up with the rude door man and the fact you might lose your car go to candlelight.

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★☆☆☆☆

This club is a joke! They make the guys where khaki pants and Pink Polos. The music was horrible! The security guards were rude! They were standing there looking terrified that something would go wrong. They wouldn't smile, which I could understand because there little short cocky boss seemed like a real tool! We were in the club for about 20 minutes before we got bored. I went to the bar I ordered a shot of Cognac the bar tender put it in a snifter glass and gave me a very generous pour I was impressed, however I was not impressed it was 18 dollars its not like its Hollywood. When we left the club the valet parking was horrible! We gave the girl our ticket and after waiting for 45 minutes and watching the girl pull up three other cars I asked her what was up, and she asked for my ticket again. I told her I could not give it to her because she already had it. She proceeded to go back out to the lot and pull around 2008 Escalade, if gas prices were not so high and I wasn't and honest person I might have considered it. I told her that was not my car so she went back to the office and finally grabbed the key's to my Camry! This is just a warning the parking at candlelight is horrible if you dont mine putting up with the rude door man and the fact you might lose your car go to candlelight.

Pros: NON

Cons: Everything

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Let me start out by saying this could be a great club with the right staff. I have recently moved to Simi Valley by way of Ventura. My wife and I went to the club for the first time this last Saturday. When we pulled up there was along line to valet your car, we were not in a hurry because it was around 10:15 and our party of eight was not going to arrive until 11pm. After waiting in the Valet line for about 30 minutes they parked our car. My wife and I were dressed up because we heard it was an upscale place. Many guys where dressed nice, even some wearing suits and ties. Others im not sure who they new but obviously someone because they were wearing shorts Tee shirts and sandals. When we arrived everyone was very nice even the little short cocky guy at the door. I guess he was the manager because he was the only employee with an ugly mustard colored suit that was 5 times to big for him. My wife and I went into the club, got a drink and waited for the rest of our party to arrive. Our party got to the Door around 11:15 because they also had to wait in the Valet line. My wife and I could see our party walk up because we were sitting at the lounge outside. After about 10 minutes of my friend talking to the little guy in the mustard suit I realized there was a problem. The little guy had told them they were 15 minutes late and could not get in. Since the club was not full and they were still letting people in I realized what the problem was. Four of the guys are over 6 ft 7 and former and current Pro Basketball players. Not realizing that my wife and I were waiting for the party of eight outside, one of the security guards who was about 5 ft 4 125lbs with a bald tatooed head looked to me and said they just looked like trouble. WOW! It took every thing in me not to laugh in that guys face. Suggestion to cadlelight if your security guards are going to discriminate against people over 6 ft tall maybe you should hire security that can actually keep a club SECURE.

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me start out by saying this could be a great club with the right staff. I have recently moved to Simi Valley by way of Ventura. My wife and I went to the club for the first time this last Saturday. When we pulled up there was along line to valet your car, we were not in a hurry because it was around 10:15 and our party of eight was not going to arrive until 11pm. After waiting in the Valet line for about 30 minutes they parked our car. My wife and I were dressed up because we heard it was an upscale place. Many guys where dressed nice, even some wearing suits and ties. Others im not sure who they new but obviously someone because they were wearing shorts Tee shirts and sandals. When we arrived everyone was very nice even the little short cocky guy at the door. I guess he was the manager because he was the only employee with an ugly mustard colored suit that was 5 times to big for him. My wife and I went into the club, got a drink and waited for the rest of our party to arrive. Our party got to the Door around 11:15 because they also had to wait in the Valet line. My wife and I could see our party walk up because we were sitting at the lounge outside. After about 10 minutes of my friend talking to the little guy in the mustard suit I realized there was a problem. The little guy had told them they were 15 minutes late and could not get in. Since the club was not full and they were still letting people in I realized what the problem was. Four of the guys are over 6 ft 7 and former and current Pro Basketball players. Not realizing that my wife and I were waiting for the party of eight outside, one of the security guards who was about 5 ft 4 125lbs with a bald tatooed head looked to me and said they just looked like trouble. WOW! It took every thing in me not to laugh in that guys face. Suggestion to cadlelight if your security guards are going to discriminate against people over 6 ft tall maybe you should hire security that can actually keep a club SECURE.

Pros: The View!

Cons: The rude security! and unorganized valet parking!

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Food and service was absolutly wonderfull. The staff is very friendly and professional. My family loved all our steaks and entrees. The filet melts in your mouth, and the ahi appetizer is the best ahi we've ever had.

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★★★★★

Food and service was absolutly wonderfull. The staff is very friendly and professional. My family loved all our steaks and entrees. The filet melts in your mouth, and the ahi appetizer is the best ahi we've ever had.

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Ok I looked up Candle Light Kitchen and Bar online and saw the pictures and thought that this spot looked great and was worth my while. What a mistake that was!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I usually club in Hollywood and enjoy my night out so I figured I would try something new in Moorpark. First of all, I am 25 and I thought this was a 21 and over club yet for some reason the crowd looked extremely young like 17-18 year old girls and young guys. It was really empty yet the parking lot looked full and they requested I valet my car. The door man made it seem as if it were a top of the line club ( some short fat Hispanic guy who was really cocky)!! Well once I walked in what a disappointment yeah a nice view but no scene going on at all. The crowd was boring and definitely was not worth my time or anyone elses time. Drinks were expensive and nothing was worth the drive or the money. Please don't waste your time and be fooled by the pictures on line. If you are looking to party go to Hollywood. If you are on a date go here or if you are underage try it out you will fit in just fine. Plus the music sucked.Me and every one of the 12 people I went with were extremely disappointed!!! We left within the hour and went to Hollywood to really party it up!!!! Definitely TRASHY not CLASSY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok I looked up Candle Light Kitchen and Bar online and saw the pictures and thought that this spot looked great and was worth my while. What a mistake that was!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I usually club in Hollywood and enjoy my night out so I figured I would try something new in Moorpark. First of all, I am 25 and I thought this was a 21 and over club yet for some reason the crowd looked extremely young like 17-18 year old girls and young guys. It was really empty yet the parking lot looked full and they requested I valet my car. The door man made it seem as if it were a top of the line club ( some short fat Hispanic guy who was really cocky)!! Well once I walked in what a disappointment yeah a nice view but no scene going on at all. The crowd was boring and definitely was not worth my time or anyone elses time. Drinks were expensive and nothing was worth the drive or the money. Please don't waste your time and be fooled by the pictures on line. If you are looking to party go to Hollywood. If you are on a date go here or if you are underage try it out you will fit in just fine. Plus the music sucked.Me and every one of the 12 people I went with were extremely disappointed!!! We left within the hour and went to Hollywood to really party it up!!!! Definitely TRASHY not CLASSY AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: Online great advertisement it draws you in. Nice curb appeal.

Cons: Walk in the door and the crowd looks under 21, drinks are overpriced, food not spectacular, and a stupid short security guard that makes you think the place is amazing till you walk through the door.

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Went there for my cousins birthday two weeks ago for dining and then to stay afterwards for the club. Id have to say for the price of the meal, it was not worth it. The service was bad ( waitresses are all looks and obviously no brains) and the food was sub par for being overly priced. Did not enjoy the dining experience at all. The only plus side was when we stayed for the club. The outdoor patio is beautiful with chimnea's and bed-style sitting areas. The music and drinks were good too. Avoid the restaurant and just go for the club.

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★★☆☆☆

Went there for my cousins birthday two weeks ago for dining and then to stay afterwards for the club. Id have to say for the price of the meal, it was not worth it. The service was bad ( waitresses are all looks and obviously no brains) and the food was sub par for being overly priced. Did not enjoy the dining experience at all. The only plus side was when we stayed for the club. The outdoor patio is beautiful with chimnea's and bed-style sitting areas. The music and drinks were good too. Avoid the restaurant and just go for the club.

Pros: the lounge, patio area

Cons: dining

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i really enjoyed myself when i had dinner at candlelight. A big group of us went there for a couple of birthdays (my first time there, but many in our group have been there several times) and they really did a great job. They are really a "good weather" place with lots of really funky space outside with huge beds, and white couches. However the weather wasnt great so they without asking, or problem moved us immediately inside. We were in the cabana room and had a great time. Really great drinks!!, great food!! (i guess they have a new chef who is pretty famous) great atmosphere!! great music (a DJ plays thursday through saturday) and great friends!! We really loved it, and it felt good to be treated so right. I WILL BE BACK!!

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★★★★★

i really enjoyed myself when i had dinner at candlelight. A big group of us went there for a couple of birthdays (my first time there, but many in our group have been there several times) and they really did a great job. They are really a "good weather" place with lots of really funky space outside with huge beds, and white couches. However the weather wasnt great so they without asking, or problem moved us immediately inside. We were in the cabana room and had a great time. Really great drinks!!, great food!! (i guess they have a new chef who is pretty famous) great atmosphere!! great music (a DJ plays thursday through saturday) and great friends!! We really loved it, and it felt good to be treated so right. I WILL BE BACK!!

Pros: good looking bartenders, comfortable place, good music

Cons: slow service... a little crowded

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As a fine dining service trainer, the service here was sub par at best. The management is excellent, they will be willing to trade your 50$ steak 3 times over but not the service staff. The waiter I had was condescending and an idiot. You would think in a restaurant only half full on a saturday night with $50 steaks would be more than willing to help you but no, they are anything but. DO NOT try to tell them something is wrong because they will feed you a general story im sure they tell everyone describing how the steak was "temped at perfect medium rare" even though it was so well done the outsides of the steak were dry. Spend your money in a wiser place.

Pros: Not busy on a saturday night. i.e., no wait.
Cons: Arrogant Service Staff and Rediculous prices

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★☆☆☆☆

As a fine dining service trainer, the service here was sub par at best. The management is excellent, they will be willing to trade your 50$ steak 3 times over but not the service staff. The waiter I had was condescending and an idiot. You would think in a restaurant only half full on a saturday night with $50 steaks would be more than willing to help you but no, they are anything but. DO NOT try to tell them something is wrong because they will feed you a general story im sure they tell everyone describing how the steak was "temped at perfect medium rare" even though it was so well done the outsides of the steak were dry. Spend your money in a wiser place.

Pros: Not busy on a saturday night. i.e., no wait.
Cons: Arrogant Service Staff and Rediculous prices

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This venue was entirely sensual. Comfy couches, secret rooms, candlelight throughout. Very romantic. Outside was like being at a villa in Mexico. The food was presented beautifully and incredibily delicious. The service was spectacular. Two thumbs up. My date said that it was the most magical night that he will remember forever...

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★★★★★

This venue was entirely sensual. Comfy couches, secret rooms, candlelight throughout. Very romantic. Outside was like being at a villa in Mexico. The food was presented beautifully and incredibily delicious. The service was spectacular. Two thumbs up. My date said that it was the most magical night that he will remember forever...

Pros: Wonderful atmosphere for a romantic evening

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ohmygosh!! I went to candlelight bar last weekend for my birthday with a bunch of friends and had a fabuous time. They actually had our private area already reserved for us right when we got there. We tried to get a cabana later but they are all first come first serve so next time we have to get there early! All of my girlfriends had dinner up on the "majestic deck?" and it was gorgeous!! we sat on a huge bed that had waterfalls everywhere and a view of the city. i am taking my fiancee there as soon as i find one. and to all my friends at candlelight, ill see you next weekend!!

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★★★★★

ohmygosh!! I went to candlelight bar last weekend for my birthday with a bunch of friends and had a fabuous time. They actually had our private area already reserved for us right when we got there. We tried to get a cabana later but they are all first come first serve so next time we have to get there early! All of my girlfriends had dinner up on the "majestic deck?" and it was gorgeous!! we sat on a huge bed that had waterfalls everywhere and a view of the city. i am taking my fiancee there as soon as i find one. and to all my friends at candlelight, ill see you next weekend!!

Pros: drinks, ambiance, music, ahi-tartare, grass on the floor!!

Cons: the bar is busy. i heard they are opening a second bar soon.

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I have visited this place many times on different nights of the week. I have always experienced wonderful food and amazing drinks. Ecstacy is my favorite. Around 8pm When the sun sets on the upper deck it is absolutley romantic. It gets chilly sometimes, but they have heaters to compensate. Everyone is friendly. During Mon-Wed this is difinitley a place to lounge and relax, enjoy the night. Thur-Sat the dj bumps great beats that make you want to dance the night away. Fun fun Fun.

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★★★★★

I have visited this place many times on different nights of the week. I have always experienced wonderful food and amazing drinks. Ecstacy is my favorite. Around 8pm When the sun sets on the upper deck it is absolutley romantic. It gets chilly sometimes, but they have heaters to compensate. Everyone is friendly. During Mon-Wed this is difinitley a place to lounge and relax, enjoy the night. Thur-Sat the dj bumps great beats that make you want to dance the night away. Fun fun Fun.

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Ridiculous! My 3 girlfriends & I drove from Valencia and Santa Monica to eat here. Restaurant was pretty much empty yet the service was incredibly slow. During our dinner a man came to our table (We thought for a second he worked there) he stuck his head between 2 of my girlfriends asked what we were eating then pointed to one of my other girlfriends and made a crude comment about the size of her breasts! We were shocked and confused at what just happened, but tried to forget about it and continue our evening. About 30 min later, the man came back, made another comment, and tried to touch her chest! He then proceeded to unzip his pants and pulled out his "you know what" !!!!! I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP! He totally FLASHED us then he jetted out of the restaurant with the guy he was with when we threatened to call the cops! He appearantly knew one of the servers cuz they were hugging good-bye (before "the incident" of course) He didn't seem drunk, and we are clueless why some guy would do that to us when we are just 4 girls trying to eat dinner, seriously!! The worst part was, our server said there was NO manager on duty! He had no idea how to deal with the situation, granted it was bizarre, but he literally disappeared for over 25 min, and came back and did nothing! We told him we had no intention on paying! We all work in the restaurant business, and we would all be horrified if that happened to the guests in OUR restaurant! Other than that, the food was pretty good, service was slow, atmosphere was fun before the "incident". Other than that, I am undecided if I'd ever dare go back. Strange, Strange, Strange......still shocked and confused by the whole thing. Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous story? What kind of people do they let in there??Wrote the restaurant a detailed email, still waiting on a response....

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★★☆☆☆

Ridiculous! My 3 girlfriends & I drove from Valencia and Santa Monica to eat here. Restaurant was pretty much empty yet the service was incredibly slow. During our dinner a man came to our table (We thought for a second he worked there) he stuck his head between 2 of my girlfriends asked what we were eating then pointed to one of my other girlfriends and made a crude comment about the size of her breasts! We were shocked and confused at what just happened, but tried to forget about it and continue our evening. About 30 min later, the man came back, made another comment, and tried to touch her chest! He then proceeded to unzip his pants and pulled out his "you know what" !!!!! I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP! He totally FLASHED us then he jetted out of the restaurant with the guy he was with when we threatened to call the cops! He appearantly knew one of the servers cuz they were hugging good-bye (before "the incident" of course) He didn't seem drunk, and we are clueless why some guy would do that to us when we are just 4 girls trying to eat dinner, seriously!! The worst part was, our server said there was NO manager on duty! He had no idea how to deal with the situation, granted it was bizarre, but he literally disappeared for over 25 min, and came back and did nothing! We told him we had no intention on paying! We all work in the restaurant business, and we would all be horrified if that happened to the guests in OUR restaurant! Other than that, the food was pretty good, service was slow, atmosphere was fun before the "incident". Other than that, I am undecided if I'd ever dare go back. Strange, Strange, Strange......still shocked and confused by the whole thing. Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous story? What kind of people do they let in there??Wrote the restaurant a detailed email, still waiting on a response....

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Crazy Clientele!! Slow (but friendly) Service, lack of management

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Candlelight Kitchen is quality!! I recently went with my fiancee because we live nearby (in the valley) We had heard of a new place in Simi Valley?? and wanted to go see what the hype was about. i guess later in the night gets a little crazy, but we were there for sunset. It felt as though we were in some european city with the waterfalls, and candles, and the beautiful sunset. I had the St. Tropez Cobb Salad (ive actually been there and the food at Candlelight is much better) and my fiancee had the Kobe Beef Sliders. We had to order another order because i ate them all!!!

what a great place!! the location is to die for!!

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★★★★★

Candlelight Kitchen is quality!! I recently went with my fiancee because we live nearby (in the valley) We had heard of a new place in Simi Valley?? and wanted to go see what the hype was about. i guess later in the night gets a little crazy, but we were there for sunset. It felt as though we were in some european city with the waterfalls, and candles, and the beautiful sunset. I had the St. Tropez Cobb Salad (ive actually been there and the food at Candlelight is much better) and my fiancee had the Kobe Beef Sliders. We had to order another order because i ate them all!!!

what a great place!! the location is to die for!!

Pros: everything.. the food esspecially, the drinks esspecially

Cons: a litle pricy!!

 

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