One of the best-rated Mediterranean restaurants in Encino, The Gate to the Mediterranean has an upscale vibe with an eclectic menu. The great quality will have you coming back for more.
If you're trying to plan ahead, most people will share that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) is the best time to visit. Also, you'll definitely want to take advantage of its outdoor seating when you want to soak up some of that California sun. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it's a great option for live music.
For those who are interested, the menu does feature vegetarian items and it's a good option for families with children, large groups, and dancing. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar.
Specializing in dinner, The Gate to the Mediterranean is a great choice when you're in the mood for unique international cuisine, and want to get more adventurous than the boring ol' Chinese/Mexican/Italian fare. Along with valet, visitors have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street).