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Jul 6, 2006 10:56 PM

Burbank client lunch

I'm taking an entertainment exec to lunch near his office in Burbank and need an appropriate restaurant - nothing too too swanky, but a step up from Ribs USA (where I'd usually go if I were to find myself in Burbank at lunchtime). Any suggestions?

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  1. Go to the Burbank Arnie Morton's and get one of their $13 prime sirloin cheeseburgers. (I like mine with cheddar and sauteed mushrooms.)

    1. Tony's Bella Vista up on Magnolia (old school Italian, dependable); Genio's (mediocre Italian, but great steaks and chicken) at the intersection of Olive and Verdugo, or Olive's Bistro in the Annabelle hotel (on Olive a few blocks north of Ribs USA) would all be fine.

      1. Why not try Studio Cafe Magazzino? It's right across the street from the Warner Bros Triangle Building on Pass Ave. It's more casual than Arnie Mortons (but very quaint), and definitely a step up from Ribs USA. They have really good sandwiches and salads, but the soup is the best. It gets packed right around lunch time, since its a favorite of people who work at the nearby studios.

        1. Next to Mortons is French 75. The crepes are devine; actually everything so far has been good. Really good. The space is gorgeous. Maybe a bit swank...

          There's also Gourmet 88 (Chinese) on San Fernando Rd where all the restaurants are. And Mi Piace (sp?) by the In-N-Out Burger in that same area.

          1. Bistro Provence is really nice, classy, perfect for entertaining clients. The chef trained with Joachim Splichal, the waitstaff is friendly, attentive and the food delicious. It's on Pass Avenue in a strip mall.

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