Sisley got such an unbelievable re-boot this year (2017) that it’s now the most incredible bar and dining venue you have ever seen – and probably will ever see – in the Santa Clarita Valley.
(Note: If you came in during the soft opening phase this summer and let the management know that you wanted some of your favorite menu items back and a longer Happy Hour – your voice was heard so keep reading.)
Walking up to Sisley from the parking structure you will now see a new side lounge (aka the West Patio) with trees, sofas and a large screen television. The front outdoor patio is still a great dining choice, capable of serving several large parties. It’s a bit more colorful too, along with a bar that I bet could be easily be filled with cocktail-ers.
Entering through the same doors as before your eyes will gravitate – everywhere! The focal point for me began in the center of the room. An enormous oval-shaped bar replaced the original dining area. Doesn’t stop there. The area is crowned by the most amazing chandelier, equally as expansive as the bar, that lights up not only the bar but the new turquoise bar chairs, booths, and communal table. Definitely a place to be seen – and for selfies.
Then you just gotta look around! Both red, gray and turquoise upholstered tables and booth seating will catch your eye. More chandeliers! Two private dining rooms – one enclosed and the other open. For me, I’m thinking one for meetings and one for partying! Also new is a lovely little dessert and coffee station, very tantalizing!
At Sisley you will find…what real Italians eat. The recipes come from the Alba family: owners Fran and Jamie along with three generations of Albas, as well as recipes culled from multiple visits to Italy’s best restaurants. And this Italian approved of it.
These are some of the appetizer items I sampled that I would suggest you try: Calamari Fritte, Adult Mac N’ Cheese, Spanish Octopus, Italian Quesadilla and the Grilled Brussels Sprouts. The new Bar Bites Menu also has the Italian Quesadilla and Brussels Sprouts but also Ceviche, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Chopped Salad, Bruschetta, Meatball, Mini Pizza, Colorado Lamb Ribs, Carnitas Tacos…and drink specials that included not only domestic beer, well drinks and house wine but also the Daily Bartender’s Specialty, Margarita and select Martinis! The current “Summer Haze Happy Hour” menu is offered to those over 21 in the bar area only, and is nice and long: Monday through Saturday 12-6pm and again from 9pm until closing! Honestly, there is truly something for everyone from weekend brunching to business lunching or just casual fun times over dinner, you will be entertained.
As far as dinner fare I only had room in my tummy for one, after sampling all those apps, so I got my favorite: Fettuccine Carbonara…clearly I have to go back as there are many more items to try including their Sous Vide Filet Mignon, Pork Chop, Cioppino, Chicken Parmesan, Linguini and Clams, Chilean Sea Bass…as well as plenty of pizza and pasta options. A little bird told me to stay tuned come October…new additions are coming to the already new menu!
Sisley Kitchen, 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355, (661) 287-4444
www.sisleykitchen.com, Hours 11:30AM – 1:00AM.