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Nov 8, 2007 08:54 AM

Sebastian's in Burbank - anyone been recently?

I saw Kitchen Nightmares last night and was wondering if anyone has been to Sebastian's lately? I'm curious to hear if he stuck to Gordan's new menu, because if so, I'd like to check the place out.

The space is huge - the patio, especially, and I imagine it would be a nice place to eat some wood fired pizza and drink a few glasses of wine. Anyone been in the last few months?

Clare K.

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  1. There is a blog going on under the Media News board that shows his website and it appears that he has added back a lot of his real confusing items rather than keeping the menu simple. He is/was a real idiot, I mean Gordo was there to help and Sebastian didn't want to change anything. Personally, I think Sebastian was/is delusional about his aspirations and his ability as a chef!! Great TV though!

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    1. re: bakerboyz

      agreed......the guy seems to have an ego the size of texas.

      1. re: bakerboyz

        Sebastian delusionally fancied himself a chef. He is not a chef. He is a "defroster" and heater upper.

      2. i don't really care about the size of his ego. we went twice: once shortly after it opened, and the service was terrible. went again about a month ago, the service was worse. we go to restaurants for good service as well as food. if they can't get the service up to par, i don't care how good the food is. i'll be surprised if it makes it.

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        1. re: justanotherpenguin

          Justanotherpeguin: When you went a month ago, was the food back to the frozen stuff and flavor combos? I realize the website has the menu up but wanted to see if he really did go back to his old menu.

          1. re: Clare K

            I work in the area and have been curious about this place for a while. The menu has changed, it was quite disjointed with HIS concept, but looking online today it looks like it has changed from the last time I checked a year ago. We just tried to call to see if they do delivery but Sebastian answered and said they were slammed, we might do pick up for lunch, if so I'll report back.
            To be honest I'm afraid to try anything else other than the pizzas.

            1. re: Clare K

              sorry, clare - i just don't remember. it was one of those evenings that was going so poorly, that we just ate something and left with no plans to return. to us service is the main ingredient. sorry if that offends any "hounds".

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            1. Anybody who would eat at that fool's restaurant after watching that show last night has got to be crazy. Let the place die and let the poor man stop losing his shirt. And most of all, let that nice location be a home to a real restaurant some day.

              P.S. He's a much better actor than he is a cook and restauranteur. Did you see those tears at the end of the show as he tried to lure in some gullible customers?

              1. re: jillso

                I think he's a loon. He turned down Gordo's (I like that, bakerboyz), priceless advice and he just flushed it down his loony head. I don't think I would stop in if I saw it.
                The menu is confusing because I think he's stuck between inside of a lala theme park and the exit gate.

            2. My husband and I went twice during the World Series because we heard it's sort of a Boston place. We each had small pizzas both times, and really liked them. We did see Sebastian tossing the pizza dough, so that's not frozen, not sure about the sauce. The menu sort of looks like the new one, but it never really got a close up where we knew for sure. It was so funny to see the show, because it doesn't seem anything like the Sebastian we met, who was super nice and came over and chatted with us. Had I not seen Kitchen Nightmares, I would have definitely gone back, now I'm not so sure. TV ruins everything.

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