Friday, September 25, 2009

The Old Place Restaurant Mulholland Hwy

The Old Place Restaurant has been serving up Steamed Clams and steaks for the last forty years. As a matter of fact these were the only two items on the menu until just a few weeks ago. Tom Runyon and his wife ran the small out of the way eatery up until Tom's passing on July 17th, 2009. Celebrity's and locals visited the Old Place Restaurant and kept the Runyon's busy cooking dinners on the open pit grill in the kitchen. The Old Place Restaurant is not your run of the mill diner it looks more like a western saloon and at max only sits 40 people. After Toms passing, who was also the cook, son Morgan Runyon took over the family business. With the help of Tim Skogstrom who runs the Cornell Winery & Tasting Room on the same property the new Old Place Restaurant reopened on September 3rd. Not much has changed the place still looks like a western saloon but the menu has expanded from the original two items. Everything is still cooked over red oak in the kitchen open pit grill and the food is just as good as ever. Here is the new menu for the Old Place.
Steamed Clams $17.00
Cheese and cured meat plate $14.00
Beans w/Pork Loin and Prociutto $6.00
Grilled garden plate $8.00
Noodle & Cheese bake $6.00
Oak grilled Corn on the cob cut in fours $4.00
Creamed Corn $3.00
Oak grilled Black Angus Sirloin $19.00
Served with mixed green salad and baked potato
Wild Rosemary Pale Ale Chicken $18.00
Served with mixed green salad and baked potato
Oak Grilled Columbia River Salmon w/ Ruby Red Honey Glaze $24.00
Served with a crispy potato & vegetable medley in a poached cabbage purse
Old Place Beef Stew $14.00
Served with mashed potato
Grilled Vegetable Salad $12.00
Served with an emulsified olive oil & citrus dressing
Add pulled oak grilled chicken $3.00 / oak grilled steak $4.00
Blueberry cobbler with citrus whipped cream $8.00
Beer & Wine
Draft Sierra Nevada Pale Ale $5.00
Draft Anchor Steam $5.00
Heineken $5.00 Corona / Lt. $5.00 Draft
Miller High Life $4.00 Olympia Beer Can $3.50
Mike’s Hard Lemonade $2.00
Malibu Valley Vineyards
$6.00 glass $28.00 bottle
Chardonnay / Syrah / Meritage “blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc”
Corkage $20
Buy it next door at Cornell Winery and the corkage is $5.00
We feature retro sodas that only use natural cane sugar $2.00
Mexican Coca Cola / Bubble Up “Lemon Lime” / Dad’s Root beer / Martinelli apple juice.
The Old Town restaurant is small only has 5 booths, reservations for 4 or more at each booth so call in advance if you want one. Seating is about 40 people when full between the bar and the booths. Cash only for now credit cards coming soon.
The Old Place / 29983 Mulholland Hwy /
Cornell (aka Agoura) / 91301