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Jan 17, 2009 12:56 AM

Maximilian's Austrian-Hungarian cuisine North Hollywood

Well, went for lunch today.

first of all -great prices - NOTHING at lunch over $14.95. I had tafelspitz, dining companion had chicken paprikas.

Big list of desserts as well. Schnitzels, mushroom "goulash" (gomboc) available with spaetzle made in house.

Kremschnit, gesztenyepure -chestnut puree on whipped cream.

Notes - chef came out to talk to the clientele (official opening is next week). Very pleasant. Former chef from Hortobagy. This is the former Maximilian's space - the french place, corner of Weddington and Tujunga near the public library. BIG parking lot on Weddington.

He told me that some of hte older specialties from Hortobagy are availalbe - just not on the menu so you have to ask for them. They now have korozott - liptauer spread on the menu. Kibamaj and disznosajt available on request. Menu has only apricot jam palacsintak-palatschinken. BUT you can request and get walnut, poppy seed and probably cheese filled crepes as well.

For the next week or so it seems they are handout out a tray of mixed appetizer spreads as goodwill. Great butter, korozott cheese spread, a country pate, peppers, radishes and scallions. Very tasty.

Weddington st just east of Tujunga ave, west of Lankershim. Everything was delicious, and a bit rustic, if you're expecting GUndel or Drei Husaren, you'll be disappointed. But I had a great time.

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  1. Thanks Jerome. Apparently Laszlo and Czardas were not compatible. Good to have him back in the Valley where his culinary roots always always been.
    Found the website here:

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    1. re: carter

      Thanks for the update. Been waiting for some news for awhile. That website needs work, but my hubby (born of an Austrian father) is going to be thrilled about the local grub

    2. Fantastic dinner at Maximilian's last night. Had the Transylvanian goulash, friend had the wiener schnitzel with red cabbage and spƤtzle. We split a cucumber salad.

      The complementary appetizer's were similar to what Jerome mentioned, but it also included sliced salami and a wedge of meatloaf with creamy dill sauce.

      Lazlo came out again and checked in with all the guests. Service was very friendly - unlike what I remember from Hortobagy.

      I be visiting them again soon.

      1. My God, that man needs a vowel transplant STAT. My tongue seized up just READING that.

        However, I will have to check it out when I next have a trip to the Valley and a long enough lunch to get there, eat and get back to Burbank.

        Hortobagy (the old, echte Hortobagy) had the best damn chestnut cream cake EVER.

        1. This Burgenlander Plate for two sounds like the Hortobagy wooden plate, but I don't remember it having duck on it. The wooden plate just a while back at Csardas had duck on it.

          Has anyone had this and are the potatoes and cabbage directly below the meats or were they put in bowls with the meats stacked on top of the bowls? This may sound like a fine point, but at Csardas the bowl thing just looked wrong, which laid the groundwork for too much heavy breaded meat stuff on the wooden plate there (family doesn't want to go back there, I'm trying to talk them into Maximilians saying it sounds like Hortobagy...

          Also, Csardas wasn't all cozy like Hortobagy was, how's Maximilian's?

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          1. re: noshie

            it's a more elegant place than hortobagy was.

            again - if there's something you liked at Hortobagy - just ask the server to ask Laszlo. They have quite a few things that aren't on the menu.

            1. re: Jerome

              I always liked Hortobagy's homey atmospher, oh well, as long as they have the wooden plate, the cucumber salad and the bull's blood wine I'm there.

              1. re: noshie

                if they have the wooden plate - it's called something else. You may want to call first.

                1. re: Jerome

                  I think its the Burgenlander Plate

          2. Thanks Jerome for posting. there aren't too many hungarian/austrian places around~ will have to swing by and grab some dinner. However, I just checked their website and the posting for the menu is so small, you can't read anything. I guess i will just have to find out when i go...