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Jan 24, 2008 08:41 AM

Dinner in Burbank?

We'll be staying near the airport in Burbank and I'm looking for recommendations for our eclectic group. The requirements include
- must support either veg or seafood option;
- a waitstaff (there were strong requests for being seated and being waited on) and finally,
- a bar.

The specific type of cuisine appears to be less important although chains are less desired.


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  1. Well, right opposite the airport is a Daily Grill, which satisfies all your needs. There is also an Arnie Morton's Steakhouse in one of the office buildings near the studios and it would satisfy as well.

    1. I really liked Chadaka Thai the last time I was there. It's an upscale Thai restaurant and it does have a full bar.

      Chadaka Thai
      310 N San Fernando Blvd
      Burbank, CA 91502
      (818) 848-8520


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      1. re: barham turner

        There's also the McCormick & Shmidts (sp??) over on Riverside (has great seafood and also has a full bar), sort of near studios as well.

      2. you should check out "the ramp", which is on hollywood way (just like the airport), approximately 2-3 miles north. would meet all of your criteria.

        1. I know they have a good wine list. Not sure if they have a full bar - but Granville is great at night.


          Here's a good thread on restaurants that are good in Burbank.


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          1. re: RaeRenee

            Agreed! And they have a good happy hour. Great space, too. Also, Burbank Bar & Grill would work, but I definitely prefer Granville in Burbank. Enjoy!

            1. re: WildSwede

              After looking at the Granville website, the place appears to be somewhat chain focused in decor, aka tacky, yet the food may be better. Any suggestions as to what they do best food-wise? Downtown Burbank is generally a food wasteland, and knowing a decent option would be revelatory, meaning with a booze and wine option.

              1. re: carter

                Downtown Burbank is definitely improving. I am a new to the area, and I certainly haven't been disappointed. You might want to check out the thread I referenced - there are a ton of great places that people recommended. If you haven't been to Burbank in a few years, it might be time to give it a second look.

                As for Granville, I've never found it to be tacky. Never judge a restaurant by its website alone! Their fish has always been good, and I've enjoyed the salads I've eaten there. Adam really liked the burger when we had lunch there. They do have a wine list. Like I said, I'm not 100% on whether there's hard liquor there.

                1. re: RaeRenee

                  I think Granville is a very nice space. Not chain-y at all. We like the mac n cheese, burgers, sweet potato fries. Not so much the grilled cheese and tacos. Can't remember what else we ordered but we have always been pleased.

                2. re: carter

                  It's not that dire, Carter... Granville is pretty tasty, there's Picanha, and Northend Pizzeria, and the cold antipasto bar at Market City Caffe. Smokin Jack's is OK, and I like Gordon Biersch quite a bit. The Korean BBQ won't wqin any awards but is quick and tasty enough, and we like Knight Restaurant quite a lot.

                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                    I have to completely disuade anyone from going to Smokin' Jack's. Had some of the worst food and service in my entire life here.

                    1. re: Lmo1823

                      I have to agree. I was completely disappointed. And to think they replaced a Tony Roma's for this junk.

                      1. re: El Gordo

                        Better than Ribs USA... I suppose it's in what you do to it -- and I often crave that coleslaw.

                        1. re: Das Ubergeek

                          I have to say I've also had a terrible experience there, I would definitely not go back.

              2. re: RaeRenee

                They're full service at dinner only, just fYI.

              3. These are great suggestions! I did check out the archive first but the entries weren't too recent -- a lot can change in a few months. Thanks!

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                1. re: CafeKim

                  Trust me, I know how hard it can be to sift through things in the search on this board. I only knew about the recent thread that I posted to you before because I started it! :) Be sure to let us know where you pick and what you thought!