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Quispy May 11, 2010 04:58 PM

Any good foodie places near (within walking distance or short drive) Marriott Burbank on Hollywood Way? Thank you!!!

  1. goodhealthgourmet May 11, 2010 05:14 PM

    not sure what your budget and preferences are, so i just pulled up a bunch of applicable recent threads (within the past 18 months) for you to look through:

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      Quispy May 14, 2010 08:28 PM

      Is there any FOODIE food near the LA marriott burbank: Good independent coffee shops?, organic veggie options, etc. I am not looking for fast food.

      1. re: Quispy
        Servorg May 15, 2010 06:05 AM

        Is this for dinner or lunch? I believe Porto's used to close pretty early, so if you are looking for dinner you should probably check their current hours by calling them (I have learned the hard way to pay no attention to the hours that are posted on line).

        1. re: Servorg
          Quispy May 15, 2010 02:30 PM

          I am looking for Bfast lunch and dinner recs. Thanks

          1. re: Quispy
            Servorg May 15, 2010 02:33 PM

            In that case you can find good, solid "American" food at Gary Bric's Ramp which is very close to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, so it shouldn't be too far from your hotel.

            Gary Bric's Ramp
            7730 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

            1. re: Servorg
              Briggs May 18, 2010 02:25 AM

              Outside of The Daily Grill, in terms of proximity to the airport, you really can't go wrong with Gary Bric's Ramp for lunch or dinner. It's got a very quaint roadhouse exterior, but don't let it's outside appearance turn you off. It's really quite a decent steakhouse plus, with an unbelievably cheap and terrific burger.

              But then I've been saying this for the past 5 years...

              I've only been once in its current incarnation, but if things haven't changed, I'd also concur on The Swinging Door - a couple of minutes from the airport by car.

              There's also a more than decent Asian (Chinese & Japanese) place on Magnolia called Burning Bonzai. Caveat is I haven't been in a couple of years.

              Gary Bric's Ramp
              7730 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

              Burning Bonzai
              4408 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

    2. creamfinger May 14, 2010 09:17 PM

      Porto's Bakery on West Magnolia Boulevard is only about a 5 min drive from the Marriott Burbank Airport.

      Porto's Bakery
      3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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      1. re: creamfinger
        shebop May 15, 2010 12:01 AM

        I second the Porto's idea!

        1. re: shebop
          hbkawachi May 15, 2010 02:32 AM

          I third it!

          1. re: hbkawachi
            SIMIHOUND May 15, 2010 04:17 PM

            I must agree. Portos is a bakery and food place that is not to be missed.

            1. re: SIMIHOUND
              Ashibi May 16, 2010 12:18 PM

              I love Porto's!

              Porto's Bakery
              3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

              1. re: Ashibi
                Quispy May 16, 2010 04:31 PM

                I will definitely go to Porto's. Do they serve bfast? If not what are your recs for early AM bfast? How about good independent coffee shops?

                1. re: Quispy
                  maxzook May 16, 2010 06:47 PM

                  Porto's opens at 6:30 am - Sundays at 7 am. Bear in mind they're a (first-class) bakery with takeout or order-at-the-counter sit-down service as opposed to a coffee shop, so your breakfast is more likely to be a danish or a croissant sandwich with egg, ham and cheese, they're not going to serve an omelet or scrambled eggs. Great coffee and espresso, and fresh OJ.

                  The Coral Cafe, on Burbank Blvd. two blocks east of Hollywood Way, isn't going to win any awards for haute cuisine, but they're open 24/7 (in a very safe neighborhood), and they have a HUGE breakfast menu available at all hours.

                  There's a Daily Grill in the Airport Marriott. It's a chain; although I've never had breakfast there the lunch and dinner fare is satisfying if a bit pricey.

                  Coral Cafe
                  3321 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

                  Daily Grill
                  2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

                  1. re: maxzook
                    Quispy May 17, 2010 03:10 PM

                    thanks to all.
                    Maxzook- you would not hesitate to eat at the Daily Grill?

                    1. re: Quispy
                      Servorg May 17, 2010 03:23 PM

                      Thought of another place for breakfast (if it's not too far from your hotel - about 2.5 miles) straight down on Pass Ave. heading toward Toluca Lake called Bea Bea's. I don't know if it's been reviewed here on CH before, but here is a link to some information and reviews on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/bea-beas-burbank

                      1. re: Servorg
                        Quispy May 17, 2010 03:43 PM

                        Looks great thanks.
                        Thank you all for the recs. Keep them coming.....

                        1. re: Servorg
                          Quispy May 17, 2010 03:45 PM

                          Thanks JackonCrack (love the name) - this place looks great!

                        2. re: Quispy
                          maxzook May 17, 2010 04:11 PM

                          I would not hesitate, but preferably if someone else was paying .. ;)

                          The menu is a knockoff of the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills:


                          1. re: Quispy
                            Briggs May 18, 2010 02:18 AM

                            I haven't been in a couple of years, but the Daily Grill is quite good. And not cheap. Great skirt steak, and grill meats in general. Nice breakfast buffet too, IIRC.

            2. maxzook May 15, 2010 06:00 PM

              The Swinging Door Texas BBQ is one on the best 'cue joints in the Valley, in a shack behind a gas station on Vanowen at Vineland. Brisket to die for, sauce has a tang and isn't too sweet.

              The Swinging Door Texas BBQ
              11018 Vanowen St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

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                coffeebrownies May 15, 2010 10:44 PM

                Toluca Lake isn't far from the airport and has a lot of dining options, many of which have been reviewed and argued over on this board. if you are looking for Old Hollywood, the Smoke House is a classic.

                Smoke House Restaurant
                4420 W Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

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                1. re: coffeebrownies
                  Ashibi May 16, 2010 12:21 PM

                  But be aware, the service at the Smoke House may be very slow... Not my ideal lunch place during on weekdays... But their garlic bread is to die for!

                  Smoke House Restaurant
                  4420 W Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

                2. JackonCrack May 16, 2010 11:14 AM

                  Sweetsalt is a hop skip and a jump in Toluca Lake (good lunch offerings) run by a former Top Chef contestant. Great short rib sandwich and great desserts.


                  Sweetsalt Food Shop
                  10218 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91602

                  1. j
                    Jelly71 May 18, 2010 09:07 AM

                    Dino's Pizza on Hollywood Way & Burbank Blvd is excellent. i am especially fond of their lasagna pizza.

                    Dino's Pizza
                    3520 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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                    1. re: Jelly71
                      maxzook May 18, 2010 09:44 AM

                      There's much better pizza to be had in the neighborhood. My preference is Tony's Bella Vista on Magnolia between Hollywood Way and Buena Vista.

                      Tony's Bella Vista Restaurant
                      3116 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

                    2. ipsedixit May 18, 2010 10:52 AM


                      Dunno if you are still around, but if you are leaving (or arriving) from Burbank Airport and are flying Southwest, I would highly suggest Chezz Burger in the Southwest terminal.

                      Great cheeseburger and fries. Good food for either a long flight back home, or something to hold you over after landing and before sitting down for a real meal.

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                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        Quispy May 26, 2010 02:56 PM

                        Hi all!
                        Thanks for the recs. The only place that I had time to check out was Porto's and it was great! The coffee excellent. I had meetings all day and was able to zip out to Porto's at 6:30 AM, grab coffee and bfast (egg on croissant) and bought the potato balls filled with meat and heated them up for lunch. Yum YUm! The pastries were out of this world. The cheese roll is soooo darn good. I appreciate all of the other recs too because they sounded great- I plan to check them out on my next visit. Thank you again!!!

                        1. re: Quispy
                          maxzook May 26, 2010 03:20 PM

                          And thank you for getting back to us! Glad you liked Porto's, I really think it's one of L.A.'s food treasures.

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