Pre-Theater Dining at the Orange Grove Bistro

Orange Grove Bistro

Enjoy dinner before your show in a relaxed dining atmosphere!Orange Grove Bistro

The Orange Grove Bistro conveniently located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, now offers dinner prior to Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening performances at the Valley Performing Arts Center. The prix-fixe dinner includes salad, choice of entrée, and dessert for $32 per person, including tax and gratuity (glasses of wine available for $7).

Parking is available adjacent to the restaurant. After dinner, stroll the well-lit Orange Grove Walk to the Valley Performing Arts Center and enjoy the performance. It's hassle free - no need to move your car! We welcome you to dine with us in the comfortable, relaxed setting of the Orange Grove Bistro, and enjoy our cutting-edge cuisine in the company of neighbors and fellow performing arts patrons. 

NOTE:  Please make your dinner reservations as soon as you purchase your tickets – see schedule for each performance. Dinner served promptly at 6:30 PM for 8:00 PM performances (finished at 7:30 PM), or 6:00 PM for performances at 7:30 PM (finished at 7:00 PM). Thank you for your cooperation.

All dinners are subject to cancellation up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Please contact the Orange Grove Bistro at 818-677-2076 with any questions. Thank you.

To make a reservation, contact Stephanie Goodson at or 818-677-2076.
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February 13th @ 6:30 PM — Don Quixote

Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola Crumbles, Cajun Spiced Pecans, Blackberries, Crispy Caramelized Red Onions, Citrus Raspberry Tarragon Vinaigrette

Seared Crispy ½ Boneless Chicken Breast With Roasted Cipollini Onion, Asparagus, Roasted Red Pepper Au Jus over Creamy Asiago Polenta

Petite Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola, Green Peppercorn Demi Glaze, Whipped Garlic Spinach Potatoes, and Sautéed Asparagus

Curry Seared Cauliflower Steak, Whipped Garlic Spinach and Sautéed Asparagus with Cherry Tomato Demi Sauce

Pot de Creme with Vanilla Whipped Cream


February 14th @ 6:30 PM — Russian Ballet Gala Performance

Beet Salad with Baby Yellow and Red Carpaccio Beets, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Baby Spinach and Toasted Hazelnuts, with Champagne Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Pan Seared Airline Chicken Breast with House Made Roasted Pepper Pasta, Sautéed Morel Mushrooms with Brandy Cream Sauce, Shaved Fontina Cheese, and Grilled Garlic Asparagus

Roasted Spiced Pork Chop with Fig-Merlot Sauce, Chive Whipped Potatoes, and Grilled Asparagus

Stuffed Eggplant Boat with Sicilian Style Braised Vegetables over Tri Color Cherry Tomato Basil Sauce

Tiramisu Milan Dessert (Lady Fingers Dredged in Coffee and Mascarpone Cheese Filling with Chocolate Sauce)


February 21st @ 6:30 PM — Jane Monheit

Wild Arugula Salad with Pear Tomatoes, Red and Green Grapes, Boursin Cheese, and Citrus Dill Vinaigrette

Garlic Herb Crusted Cornish Game Hen, Chive Dill Potatoes, and Sautéed Baby Vegetables

Pesto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, with Whipped Butternut Squash, and Sautéed Baby Vegetables

Layered Phyllo Lasagna with Four-Cheese Cream Sauce, Baby Spinach, Roasted Onions, Garlic, Feta Cheese, Curried Red Lentils and Roasted Carrots

Fresh Fruit Tart with Raspberry Sauce


February 28th @ 6 PM — Sleeping Beauty

Pickled Shrimp with Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Persian Cucumbers, Cilantro, Avocado Salad, and Mache Lettuce

Bouillabaisse - Shrimp, Salmon, Mussels, and Clams in a Broth

Pan Seared Pork Chop with Cranberry Demi Glaze, Roasted Whipped Sweet Potatoes, and Sautéed Vegetables

Penne Pasta Arrabiata, Sweet Spicy Calabrian Chili, Fresh Oregano, Kalamata Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Basil, and Italian Seasoned Tofu

Apple Brown Butter Tart with Caramel and Ice Cream