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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. 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.

    http://www.mortons.com/website/index....

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    1. re: Servorg

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

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

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      1. re: jillso

        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...

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

        1. 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.

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          Bistro Provence
          345 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505

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          1. re: maxzook

            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?

            1. re: SauceSupreme

              http://www.lesanglierrestaurant.com/c...

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                Nope, L'Affair is east of the 405

                1. re: SauceSupreme

                  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

              2. 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 :(

                1. 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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                  1. re: woojink

                    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.

                    1. re: jillso

                      Wow. That's a bummer.