looking for quiet dinner with inlaws- daily grill?
hi again everyone!
i did a search on the board for citywalk and burbank. i saw daily grill and a french place in a vons supermaket area. that place closes though at 930 and i think we get in at 830ish. we may not make it. DH and i get into burbank airport friday evening and his folks want to have dinner with us.
we are staying by citywalk.
his folks aren't as adventurous foodwise. they pretty much stick to asian food and "american" food.
the rest of us on the other hand love all kinds of food and can try all sorts of things.
during my search, i saw daily grill which is in citywalk (and burbank?) are those the same places?
the menu looked okay. i just get the feeling that the portions are huge and the quality/flavors aren't that great.
my concern is that if we go to the citywalk location, it'll be too loud for the inlaws.
i'm also looking for something that won't break the bank.
are there other options that i'm missing?
sorry if this post doesn't make sense. long day and it's getting late for me... much mahalos in advance =)
oh and if daily grill it is, what do you recommend?
I'd toss in Chez Nous on Riverside.
There's also Ca Del Sol on Cahuenga tho I'm not sure if that's too expensive.
not too far from citywalk on ventura in studio city is Outtake Bistro, which is good American food.
There is a Daily Grill right by the Burbank Airport -- across Hollywood Way. It is by one of the nearby hotels. Having said that, I'm not a big fan of Daily Grill. The food is generally overpriced "comfort" food. The only things I like on the menu are the gazpacho and the chicken pot pie (which, I will admit, is fantastic).
If you like Thai food, slightly away from citywalk, but not too bad, are a wealth of Thai restaurants at the Sherman Way/Coldwater area. Krua Thai is my personal favorite and it is open until 3 am. It's not a "pretty" restaurant -- just formica countertops with good food. But it will be quiet enough to talk.
Krua Thai Restaurant
13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605
2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
I'll throw in a good word or two for the Daily Grill -- You are correct, it isn't adventurous, but it is consistent and satisfying. Their chicken pot pie is good (a bit bland for me) and their meatloaf is even better. They have instituted some happy hour specials for $2.95 and $3.95 in their bar areas that are excellent values -- they may be offering them latenight as well. They recently instituted a "family style" menu option where certain popular entrees are served to share with choices of sides for a very reasonable price, something like $12.50 per person if I remember correctly. If the one near me is any indication (Brentwood) you don't need to worry about noise, unfortunately they need more customers despite the specials. Look up their website and give the manager at the one you'll visit a call -- you can do a lot worse in a hotel or touristy locale.
There is also a Daily Grill in Studio City at the corner of Ventura & Laurel Canyon, actually closer to City Walk. The Burbank one at that hour may be ready to close as it gets quite a early business crowd and then dies. May want to verify the hours there.
However, don't think you are going to get a "quiet" dinner - no Daily Grill is very quiet, unless of course readying to close!!!