Has Anybody Been To The Burbank Smoke House and can tell me about it?
The Smoke House used to be a wonderful place to have dinner. It was warm and inviting; a place where you could relax enjoy good food while not be inhibited by an overly formal and inhibiting experience. It was also not overly expensive. I haven't been there in years and am thinking of taking a young couple there to dinner. The on-site menu looks terrific, but there are no prices listed and I don't want to step into a situation where it will be too late when I find out that I really couldn't afford it. Can anybody give me a heads-up as about the food and service, and can I plan on a tab not to exceed $125.00? I'd appreciate your comments.
Good news: Thae atmosphere is still much as you describe, and as long as you don't all order lobster and keep the alcohol to a minimum, you shouldn't have much problem keeping the bill for three under $125.
Bad news: Although I've been a big fan of the Smoke House in the past, I have to admit I think the food and service have gone a bit downhill in the last few years. If you're looking for a reliable and relatively inexpensive "old-school" restaurant in the general vicinity, consider the Tam O'Shanter in Atwater Village, or especially Musso and Frank in Hollywood.
Good news: The garlic cheese bread is still fantastic. And if someone else was paying, I'd still go in a flash.
Smoke House Restaurant
4420 W Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
Tam O'Shanter Inn
2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Feliz, CA 90039
Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Hi, maxzook: Thank you for your response. You have succeeded in making me much better, because my first choice thus far in the Smoke House, Interesting that yoiu should recommend the Tam O'Shanter. My wife and I used to love it. In fact, I mentioned it to my granddaughter and she felt that it would make him uncomfortable because it's too fpormal. Thankjs, again.
Thank you westsidegal. Now that I have found the menu and prices for the Smoke House, I don't think I can make that, either. This is such a special personal event that I'm trying get the best with a very limited budget. I appreciate your trying to help. But then again, it seems that every time I ask for help at Chowhounds, you're always there to to lend a shoulder. Can't tell you how much I truly appreciate it.
The Smokehouse is a nice establishment. Service is good, and the food is fine. I'm not sure if you'll be able to make your tab. They serve everything a la carte there, and if you have drinks or wine, I believe that your tab might exceed your limit. Everyone seems to love their cheese bread, but I'm not particularly fond of the orange-glo cheese powder that tops their garlic bread. I do enjoy their clam chowder with an additional shot of sherry or brandy. While the steak is good, it's not the best steak that I've ever had.
If they are up for an old school vibe steakhouse I say take them.
found the menu after all the typing below.
i'd say the avg. price for a entree is about $25-30 they have early bird specials which will ease the pocketbook.
I'm 45 and have been going since my early 20's because I love the time machine feel and the martini.
Monday is 1/2 off bottles of wine.
It will be in Holiday splendor now.
Food is good not great more about the ambience of the place.
Go every year for christmas dinner.
Lunch is a good option on a saturday it's dark and cozy, less expensive.
Damons steak house in Glendale Tiki fun ?
Tam o'shanter about the same price point.
I don't get the cheese bread but boy it sure has it's follower's.
I do enjoy it while I am sipping that martini
Born and raised in burbank so got a soft spot for the old smokehouse.
If the smoke house is to much what about one of the 3 mexican places within a few blocks festive and casual not the best but... think it's don cuco's ?