The Elderly Side of Burbank
A friend of mine is looking for a restaurant in Burbank where older people hang out. The kind of place that you find in Florida, where dinner is served early and the food isn't necessarily delicious in the Chowhound way. Anyone have any suggestion. I guess the restaurant doesn't HAVE to be in Burbank, but it would be great. Where do all the older Hollywood types hang out?
Castaways - feels like a set from The Golden Girls (Burbank)
Fromin's Deli (Encino)
Good Earth (Studio City)
Hill Street Cafe (Burbank)
Lammle theater - Encino (always filled with seniors) - maybe they dine at Waffles and More next door?
Marie Calendar's ( Sherman Oaks location)
Gourmet 88 (Burbank)
Rock on Burger Boy!! Smoke House is the grandaddy of Burbank - very old school. Here are some other suggestions:
1. Bob's Big Boy - 4211 Riverside Drive
2. Castaway - 1250 E. Harvard Road
3. Olive's Bistro - 2011 W. Olive Ave.
4. Paty's - 10001 Riverside Drive
5. Talleyrand - 1700 W., Olive Ave
When you mentioned "older Hollywood types" it made me think of Musso Frank's in Hollywood. But there's also Colombo's Italian Steak House in Eagle Rock that kinda reminds of Musso Frank's. Colombo's is located at 1833 Colorado Blvd | At Hermosa Ave.
Definitely the coffee shop at Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City. Lamplighter in Van Nuys. Not great food but they do have very good broasted chicken and early bird specials. Boy, I miss Bob Burns. I think I've been to every restaurant listed above except for Musso & Frank (which I still want to try). When I was a kid, I thought these were fine dining experiences until we went to Skandia for my birthday when I was a teenager.
I've been wondering about Le Petit Chateau for years, as when Mrs. O worked in NoHo we'd drive by it frequently. Unfortunately, by our admittedly modest standards the menu's prices are above the comfort level. I thought the wine list was quite reasonably priced, but at least the online version has a whole bunch of pinot gris bottles listed as reds! Not sure exactly how you'd do that...
I think if you're going to list old-folks haunts regardless of foodie interest you need to include Sitton's NoHo Diner - I've actually had several enjoyable meals there, aside from the experience of sitting directly in front of a waitress for maybe ten minutes, trying to get her attention while she stared right through me! Most of the regulars appeared to be my age or better - that's kinda old - and included more than a few elderly couples.
re: Jack Flash
Scandia, first place I ever had duck. My dad still gets misty-eyed when talking about it.
We went to Pinot Bistro last Sunday (Locals Night 3-course prix fixe has increased to $32 from $29 but still a good deal) and noticed that the crowd seemed particularly elderly. We were way younger than almost everybody else, and we're not young.
Also, Oyster House Saloon caters to an older crowd.