Revisiting Burbank, please
A friend just moved to Burbank (from Pasadena where we live) so we'll be looking for regular Sunday evening restaurant options; good food, not dressy, preferably not a chain. We hope to discover some great local places together. I've been reading the Burbank threads and will head to Granville Cafe for dinner tonight unless anyone has a better option.
Even allowing for different strokes, there seems to be alot of split opinions on Burbank restaurants. Bistro Provence seems pretty unscathed, ditto The Coral Cafe/Harry's/Corner Cottage/Tallyrand, but we need something a bit up from a coffee shop.
We have some favorite sushi haunts in Pasadena so that probably wouldn't be our first choice. I'd appreciate any ideas.
Some of the best Indian food I have had yet is at Salomi on Lankershim and Magnolia, near Tokyo Delve's. There's also Bob's of course, for fun. Little Tony's in North Hollywood on Lankershim and Vineland (at the huge intersection) for classic italian, you would think the Soprano clan could walk in any moment. There's Aroma cafe on Tujunga for great coffee and desserts. Hope this helped.
Thanks to everyone for the ideas which I've copied to try. I had to leave before I got most replies so we took the coward's way out and went to Tallyrand which was charming (circa 1950's coffee shop). My husband had a fresh roast turkey plate (in July? but he loved it); my daughter a steak sandwich (thumbs up) and I had a chicken tostada (not diner food - what was I thinking?). All accompanied by their delish sourdough bread. It was a blast from the past and lots of fun.
Our favorite clergyman has moved to Burbank so we'll be trying all your suggestions for Sunday dinners. Thanks so much.
If you'd really like a nice, quiet, dining experience where you can wear nice jeans but feel as though you are in a very fancy place, I would recommend the old tried and true Le Petit Chateau on Lankersheim near Riverside. I had been going there for nearly thirty years and then moved out of state. I just recently went back and it was just as good as always. It's French/European, so it's a bit pricey but worth it. Also, The Smokehouse near the Burbank Studios is great for steak and prime rib. A little upscale but not that fancy. There are some places of interest along San Fernando in Burbank. I have not heard anything good about the new BBQ place there.
What about Mucho Mas for Mexican? It's on the corner of Burbank Blvd and Clybourn, right as Burbank turns into North Hollywood. We have been going there for years. Great Carnitas, and hard shell tacos. The chips and salsa are always yummy, and I wouldn't say no to a Strawberry Margarita with salt on the rim.
In Toluca Lake, try Prosecco for Italian at 10144 Riverside Dr. 818.505.0930; Eight18 wine bar at 10151.5 Riverside Dr. 818.761.4243; or in Universal City area, Ca Del Sole, also for Italian, at 4100 Cahuenga, 818.985.4669.
Stay out of downtown Burbank for quality, as it is all chain food, much like most of old town pasadena, with a few of the same operators.
Your best bet is to wander over the border into NoHo territory for some of the best Thai food in LA, including Sanamluang cafe and Krua Thai.
Krua Thai Restaurant 13130 Sherman Way , North Hollywood , CA 91605
12980 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605
And I almost forgot to mention:
12924 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA 91605