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Casual dinner in Glendale

judybird Jul 2, 2011 02:00 PM

We have a date for next week to meet a cousin and his wife for dinner, and Glendale would make a great half-way point. We're looking for casual, not too noisy, and preferably not in one of the malls. Wine/beer a must.

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    HaroldandMaude RE: judybird Jul 2, 2011 02:49 PM


    1. perk RE: judybird Jul 2, 2011 03:28 PM

      How about Palate? Good small plates and a terrific wine selection.

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        cls RE: judybird Jul 2, 2011 03:40 PM

        Damon's on Brand.
        Prime Rib, Steaks, and an old school tiki theme.

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          Will Owen RE: cls Jul 2, 2011 05:31 PM

          Damon's is fun, the food ranges from adequate to really good, and they have an excellent if old-school bar. And at least half the wait staff is older than most of the customers!

          Dish is actually up in La Cañada-Flintridge, and though I've tried to like it a lot I've never felt like they were making the same effort. Food's good, though not as good as they think it is.

          Haven't been to palate yet. But given the choice for a casual get-together, I'd definitely go for Damon's. Get a real grown-up cocktail and the top sirloin.

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          happybaker RE: judybird Jul 2, 2011 06:37 PM

          Love Palate! Happily second that. Not cheap but worth it.

          Haven't been to Damons in a while but it is fun. I'm not a huge red meat gal, so it's not at the top of my list.

          I'd also say, don't ignore Sedthee thai on Brand - surprisingly good wine choices to go with their food and killer cocktails. And you don't have to get thai food, they have other choices - my husband was stunned at how good their lamb chops were. Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

          And at Fortune Inn on Broadway they actually mix a mean martini.

          Fortune Inn
          117 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

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            cls RE: happybaker Jul 2, 2011 09:04 PM

            IMO, Palate meets neither the casual or not too loud criteria.
            That said, I have only eaten at the bar.

          2. scottca075 RE: judybird Jul 2, 2011 08:21 PM

            Clancey's Crab Broiler for decent seafood, Damon's for old school steak, Gaucho VIllage to eat too much food, Tam O'Shanter Inn isn't too far away.

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              jdash RE: judybird Jul 2, 2011 09:03 PM

              I live in Glendale and can recommend Canele in nearby Atwater Village (just off the 5 fwy).

              3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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                cls RE: jdash Jul 2, 2011 09:05 PM

                Canele is a good rec. Def. agree with that.

                3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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                  happybaker RE: jdash Jul 2, 2011 09:18 PM

                  I've heard nice things about Canele, but have never been.

                  I've also heard that the space is small. Is it quiet small or noisy small?

                  3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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