I saw this restaurant on the travel channel and am planning on taking my family there, but I wanted to get a few opinions on it first. I'm a Philly Chowhounder on vacation to visit my brother in Santa Monica and this is the restaurant of my choice for the vacation. I'm mostly looking for input on the food, but will take any comments. Thanks in advance.
It has a nice view and has a decent spread, but nothing special in the way of food. It definitely is not wort the drive from Santa Monica over the hill to the Valley. Unless you are talking about someplace else.
Castaway - Burbank
1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91505
I haven't been to the brunch at the Castaways but I go to the one at The Odyssey.It is owned by the same group and has a nice view of the San Fernando Valley also and about 15 minutes closer to Santa Monica. The brunches are OK and the views are nice. There is another from the group in Marina Del Rey called Shanghai Reds.
If you belong to Costco they usually have adeal that you can but 2 fifty dollar gift cars for $79. That makes it a pretty good deal.
13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
The view is far more impressive than the food. I'd rather take my money and spend it elsewhere. Border Grill in Santa Monica would be a great choice.
1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Since you will be in Santa Monica you might want to check out the Zengo Brunch of Latin-Asian Unlimited Small Plates and Free-Flowing Cocktails for $35 per person on Saturdays and Sundays served 11:30am-4pm on their great 3rd floor patio overlooking the 3rd Street promenade one block from the beach.
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401