Good Eats Near Warner Bros Studios?
I have to be there tonight and we're trying to find a nearby place to eat an early dinner at (like maybe a 5-10min drive). I'm not at all familiar with this part of Burbank (or Burbank in general, for that matter). I've heard others on the board mention the Coral Cafe and Porto's-are these pretty close by? Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
The Coral is a slightly-above-average coffee shop; Porto's is one of the best bakeries in town, and they have a small but good menu of Cuban sandwiches, medianoches and a few salads.
Toluca Lake is closer to Warners than either of the above, featuring good burgers at Mo's, or the authentically '50s vibe of Bob's Big Boy.
Taste Chicago at Hollywood Way and Verdugo is not much more than a stand, but it has a great menu of Chicago-style food -- great hot dogs and Polish sausages, not-too-bad mini-deep-dish pizzas.
The Smoke House is walking distance from WB's main gate. It's a step above the joints listed above, in class and $$$ range; very old-school vibe -- you'll swear Frank and Dino are about to walk in.
My favorite unknown treasure in the area is the Bistro Provence on Pass, excellent bistro-style French food in the Von's shopping center just north of the 134.
Smoke House Restaurant
4420 W Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
603 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
345 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
4301 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
Went to Taste Chicago last night coming home from the airport. I wish I would have seen maxzook's comment before going.
The meatball sandwich was a big disappointment. The bun was not toasted nor heated and it was soggy on the bottom.
The Chicago dog was okay, but small for the price.
I'd go to Bob's for the least hassle since they're basically just around the corner (and their burgers and shakes are very tasty).
Porto's is within the 10 minute parameter you set, but, IMO, they're a much better bakery than a restaurant (unless you make a meal of their potato balls, which you can, in sandwich form). They also close at 7pm and Bob's is 24/7.
Thanks all for your great suggestions. For the sake of nostalgia, I'm going with Bob's Big Boy. Wahoo!
Im a BIG MO's Fan. Food is always fresh, and they have a nice variety of classic home cooking items.
If you have time to schmooze and relax...i think ramsey's at the Toluca Lake Tennis Club is also fab for lunch.
I know I am too late to help this poster, but thought I would add to this list. Had play tickets last night at Falcon Theater, right around the corner. Tried to go to a Greek place - George's Patio Cafe, it was closed. Ended up down the road on Riverside at Timmy Nolans. http://www.timmynolans.net/
I had corned beef dinner, came with fresh steamed carrots, potatoes and cabbage. The meat was thinly sliced, like it would be for a sandwich. Some pieces were tastier than others, but it was good. , my friend had fish and chips. 2 large fish filets, he said he thought were fresh, with a light batter. Came with a pile of homemade tasty fries. For dessert we split what they called a brownie with caramel sauce, it was more like chocolate cake, a large square of it, served warm, with warm sauce. It was delicious. We are defiitely going back.
Thanks for posting this question. I'm in Burbank every few months and never know where to eat.
French 75 is right in the area, too. And if you're with someone in the Academy, you get a huge discount of 20 percent on all food and drinks.