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Dinner Americana at Brand?

judybird Jul 5, 2009 09:08 AM

So far, the only good review I've seen has been for Granville Cafe, which sounds worth a try. We'll be meeting a friend at the Americana tonight - any other recommendations? Casual/moderately priced would be best, our budget doesn't allow for fine dining these days.

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    cls RE: judybird Jul 5, 2009 10:45 AM

    Frida was decent my one visit.. Amici just opened but I have no idea about prices or quality. There is an Outback across the street that is fine.

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      cjla RE: judybird Jul 5, 2009 06:21 PM

      I realize this is probably too late, but I recommend Raffi's Place. It's not on Brand, but is in a five minute walking radius.

      All of the food I've had at the Americana is Citywalk-worthy.

      Raffi's Place Restaurant
      211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

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        MikeLee RE: cjla Jul 5, 2009 09:15 PM

        At least City Walk has Jody Maroni and Cafe Tu Tu Tango

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          LAChicagochef RE: MikeLee Jul 6, 2009 12:30 PM

          there is a jody maroni and a cheap pizza place at the americana, too. I would reccommend Frida or Cheesecake Factory for the better food at Americana. Frida, being the better of the 2, they also have good HH specials.

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        attran99 RE: judybird Jul 5, 2009 06:34 PM

        Granville is excellent for happy hour. Weekdays they do it from 4pm until closing. $3 dollar off drinks and discounted appetizers. I LOVE their sweet potato fries. I also enjoyed the Very Berry cocktail...tow drinks and an order of sweet potato fries later...the bill was $17 before tip and service was great.

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          yogachik RE: judybird Jul 6, 2009 08:07 AM

          Too l ate, but worth mentioning that the worst meal I've had this year was at Katsuya at Americana. And i love the other Katsuyas.

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            judybird RE: judybird Jul 6, 2009 03:15 PM

            Thanks, everybody. We wound up at Cafe Granville for a satisfying, if unexceptional meal. The service was a little slow, as I'd read, but the server was friendly without being obnoxious about it, and very helpful when my husband asked for a substitution. The three of us had: one chicken/bleu cheese pizza, one ahi sandwich and one bacon hamburger and we shared a bottle of wine.

            I wouldn't make a special trip to Americana to eat any time soon, but what we had was fine - if I were in the area, I'd go to Cafe Granville again.

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