Sandwich Valley Village

Sloane’s Serves Eclectic Menu in Airy Valley Village Venue

Sloane’s is a welcoming Valley Village restaurant and wine bar with an eclectic menu, an airy space and a fun vibe fueled by ’90s hip-hop music.

The restaurant and wine bar Sloane’s that debuted in Valley Village in July has an indisputable throwback feel. In fact, the name refers to Ferris Bueller’s girlfriend Sloane Peterson in the owner’s favorite movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. That tidbit alone should give you a sense for the level of fun at play here, which extends to their plates.

Sloane’s really plays up their “world-famous” cheeseburger, a bit puzzling given the restaurant’s short life span. However, it’s hard to argue too hard with a salt-and-pepper crusted, quarter-pound chuck patty topped with ale-steamed onions, molten white American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and secret “spread” on a potato bun. Make the burger a double or triple and embellish with premium toppings like hot dog chili, avocado and roasted jalapeño.

Chef Eugene Nazarchuk transitioned from the address’s previous concept—Russian-tinged Urban Dacha—and continues to preside over small bites, burgers and plates. Other notable options in his repertoire include a “really big” chicken sandwich featuring a fried breast, slaw and pickles overflowing from a potato bun; and flat pappardelle pasta sheets tossed with garlic, shrimp, rainbow kale, white wine, basil, Parmesan and heirloom tomatoes.

Sloane’s is still gearing up for expanded hours with breakfast service, but they already offer two devastating, morning-friendly, off-menu dishes. My breakfast sandwich featured toasted, mayo-brushed nine-grain bread stacked with two fried eggs, crispy pork belly, grilled bratwurst, molten American and Swiss cheeses, mild pico de gallo and cilantro. Each sandwich comes with cooling lime crema and maple sauce cut with tangy red wine vinegar. This is a seriously meaty sandwich, though vegetarians have the option to sub fried cauliflower.

Sloane’s also serves an off-menu breakfast burrito packed with a choice of pork belly or bratwurst, hash browns, pico de gallo, cheddar and American cheeses, cilantro and a punchy house aioli folded with paprika and cayenne.

The airy space houses white stone walls, exposed wood beams, wall hanging plants and mirrors, and a small, tree-shaded patio. ’90s hip-hop music from artists like Wu-Tang Clan and Busta Rhymes layers on even more levity.

5338 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Valley Village, 818-509-5828

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