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nice expensive lunch, burbank

so_hungry Oct 3, 2007 04:58 PM

need a good place for lunch in burbank- money is no issue- for a very nice, if not lavish, "good luck" lunch...

already been to french 74, Mo's and the chains... please help with other suggestions?

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  1. Servorg RE: so_hungry Oct 3, 2007 05:18 PM

    If by chains you may have overlooked Morton's Steakhouse on West Olive then give it a try. Lunch is only Monday through Friday. They have a great cheeseburger. Order it with mushrooms.


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      so_hungry RE: Servorg Oct 3, 2007 10:21 PM

      you're right, i did forget morton's... how could i?!?!

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      jillso RE: so_hungry Oct 3, 2007 05:45 PM

      Not lavish but nice, and the food is terrific..........Prosecco in Toluca Lake, almost next door to Trader Joes.

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        Dave and Stuff RE: jillso Oct 5, 2007 03:50 PM

        This is actually a good choice that I wouldn't have thought of, but Prosecco was really good the last time I went...

        Time to go back, I guess...

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        vinosnob RE: so_hungry Oct 3, 2007 06:20 PM

        Drive 12 minutes to sushi row on Ventura blvd and there are several options like Asanebo, Nozawa, Katsu Ya, Tama, etc.....

        1. maxzook RE: so_hungry Oct 3, 2007 07:47 PM

          Bistro Provence, a hidden gem in a supermarket mall on Pass just north of the 134, is IMHO the best French food east of the 405.

          Bistro Provence
          345 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

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            SauceSupreme RE: maxzook Oct 4, 2007 11:23 PM

            And more to the point, what French spot is west of the 405 in the valley? La Frite in Woodland Hills? L'Affair in San Fernando?

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              Servorg RE: SauceSupreme Oct 5, 2007 04:16 AM


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                Diana RE: SauceSupreme Oct 5, 2007 09:40 AM

                Nope, L'Affair is east of the 405

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                  maxzook RE: SauceSupreme Oct 5, 2007 04:04 PM

                  Oh, shucks. I meant, east of the 170. And west of the 5, and north of the 134 ...

                  Forget it, it's a good French place, okay? ;P

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                so_hungry RE: so_hungry Oct 3, 2007 10:20 PM

                these are some great suggestions!!! i am not familiar with the area so please keep them coming..

                and as i think more about it, i realize that even a short drive would complicate things since there will be a few cars of people caravaning... immediate burbank area is going to have to be the radius :(

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                  woojink RE: so_hungry Oct 5, 2007 08:52 AM

                  Lasher's Burbank. It's on Olive and 3rd I believe, and very nice. Perfect for the type of thing you're trying to do. Newer style American with several great old classics done in a very upscale environment.

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                    jillso RE: woojink Oct 5, 2007 01:47 PM

                    Lashers hasclosed down already, they say temporarily but it looks like otherwise, their website is gone.

                    It was a nice idea, bringing a classy steak joint to Burbank, but they opened around the same time as Arnie Morton's, so had a rough go of it.

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                      woojink RE: jillso Oct 5, 2007 04:40 PM

                      Wow. That's a bummer.

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