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Castaway - Burbank Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.castawayrestaurant.com/burbank/
  • Phone: (818) 848-6691
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Fileberto Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self parking.
A word from Castaway - Burbank
The Castaway Restaurant and Events is located high in the Burbank hills overlooking De Bell Golf Course, with a breathtaking city view that is spectacular day or night. Castaway has been a landmark in the Burbank area for over 40 years.

What can be more romantic than Valentines Weekend at Castaway? Make your reservations now. For pricing or more information please contact us at (818)848-6691 or e-mail us at www.castawayrestaurant.com Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent views and ambiance. Great food and overall experience!"
    Dined on 8/29/2012
  • "The food was amazing but spendy. You cant have your meal on the patio. We were stuck indoors right in front of bushes. We asked for a great city view. Our waitress seemed to be on auto-pilot and didnt change it or make it personal."
    Dined on 8/27/2012
  • "There was parties there, too loud or else was very good."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "we were seated in an area that no server is assigned to, after about 10 mins of waiting and another 10 mins of confusion between the waiters about who is to take our table, a nice guy named Nick or Eric was assigned to finally serve us. The dining room was too dark and we had trouble seeing exactly what our delicious food looked like. Other than that, the dessert was delicious, the view of the city lights were unbelievable and we enjoyed the rest of our evening."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "We were seated by a door to a room which had a private party going on. A high school reunion . The whole evening hundreds of people would pass us by . We tried to keep the door closed multiple times , but it was useless. The noise of the huge croud and the loud music was unbearable. Ruined my birthday celebration."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "The big problem is/was and I guess always will be trafic. We did not know about the hawaiin night. We had left 1/2 hour extra for looking around but arrived onlt at reservation time"
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "service for dinner took over 2 hours and we did not get to finish our desert because we had concert tickets 20 minutes away. the reservation was for 5:00 and the concert was 8:00 a special night for us and we were luckly the concert got started late. Still a great time. Larry"
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Saturday Brunch was awesome. I took my lady here for the Birthday. The food, the view and the staff were all great! It's everything I expected it to be...... even my 3 year old son enjoyed himself and the view. I was even more excited when I saw that they took a picture of him on the patio and posted it on their page...I will definitely return here....."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "We haed a great experience celebrating our son's birthday."
    Dined on 8/22/2012
  • "The waitress and waiter were wonderful! I love the set-up. I would go back again."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "My wife and I had dinner at Castaway's last week and it was great. Great atmosphere, great food, great service, and great view. The best part is when the lights went out and you could see the whole valley below and beyond. They did not plan that.... How romantic! Don Lathem"
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "Everything was great from the server, food selection, accomodations, was great. I world recommend this location to friends & family."
    Dined on 8/15/2012
  • "Sometimes we forget about the Castaways since we live in Ventura County, but whenever we go, we are reminded how lovely the view is, how tasty the food is & how great the service is. We had a very reasonably priced dinner that was enjoyable, delicious & served by a charming wait staff. Recommend!!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "Ive been here several times for brunch and rate it a 5 without hesitation. The variety of faboulous food and the service is phenominal. However, we went here for dinner this time and the service was ridiculously slow and the food was just okay. My hubbby had the seafood pasta - not very flavorful, my brother had the 1/2 roasted chicken - dry and bland, and i had the sunset special with salmon - just okay. Dont think that I would go back for dinner :("
    Dined on 8/11/2012
  • "The staff was very attentive and polite made you feel at home I had also told them on line that it was a birthday of a very special person so they brought her a special piece of cheese cake, nice touch!! Thank you"
    Dined on 8/9/2012
  • "Mostly an enjoyable experience and you can't beat the view! Service was lacking but the waiter had a great personality. I think this could be an amazing/magical location if they just put a little more into landscaping and keeping the outdoor dining area cleaner.Food was hit and miss, some of it was exceptional some just ok. For instance, the crab cakes and tuna stack are amazing, but I would not recommend the Tempura shrimp. I would also expect from a place in this price range that the Manager would be going around to the tables and talking to the customers to see if they are happy."
    Dined on 8/7/2012
  • "Great location and perfect scenery from the hill. Food selection was ok. There were flies around dessert bar so didn't get to try it. Great place for family gathering."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "First of all it took 15 min until we had somebody to serve us. Tea and Coffee were cold. Instead the coffee with the cinnamon on the top we got the coffee with the cinnamon chopstick inside. Also, "Adios" was too sweet and almost no alcohol. That was second time I was really disappointed after coming to the Castway. I think even though I like the location very much but I will never bring my gusts to your place."
    Dined on 8/3/2012
  • "I would have given 'Excellent' for Service if it wasn't for the maître d. Our server was great. He made our anniversay dinner very special. The maître d that shows us to our table was very friendly. However, the maître d (I guess there was a shift change) that was there after dinner was very rude. She had a frown on her face and was rude, not just to us, but to anyone that was waiting to be seated. She almost ruined the whole night for us. If it wasn't for my wife, I would have gone to the manager. Other than that, everything was excellent."
    Dined on 8/2/2012
  • "The food was good. The service was absolutely awful. I don't understand how they can justify charging 18% gratuity for a buffet when the server didn't even give us water and when we asked for coffee she put a pot on our table and she still had the never to want to charge us 18% gratuity. She made a mistake on our bill and I asked her to correct it and when she tried to correct it she got our bill charged to another table and we were charged for the other table's bill. We brought this to her attention and she still managed to get it wrong and finally her Manager came out and she fixed everything -- I had them remove the gratuity at this point."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "Some many choices for the foodie!!! A great place for Sunday brunch. The view is amazing and the service is impeccable!!! We will definetly be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "LOVED IT! Went for brunch and was amazed with all the options! Sat outside and had the best view of Burbank. Loved the Spanish rice! Will be going back next time I am in town."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "Brunch was wonderful. Food selections were varied and delicious. Champagne was flowing."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "We were very disappointed in our service at the castaway. We came in out of town to go to the Castaway. The food was just ok and not worth the high price tag.I had seafood pasta...the lobster was tough and not enough sauce and my husband had the Kansas city steak...he said it was tough and had no flavor It took our server 15 minutes before she ever came to our table and the place was pretty empty. We received no utensil to eat with. They said they were out of bread and needed to wait for some. When we wanted to leave we could not find the waitress to get our check. Just very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/26/2012
  • "Great scenic view. Romantic... Oysters and drinks love them. Also happy hour is great!"
    Dined on 7/25/2012
  • "Good food abd great view..i did not like the service."
    Dined on 7/24/2012
  • "This would have been a 5 star experience, except I took my boyfriend there for his birthday, and all he really wanted was lobster, and steak. Unfortunatly after ordering the server came back and told us they had run out of lobster. (Big downer for my guy on his big day!) He decided to have the steak with scampi instead, he said it was good, but would have really enjoyed the lobster. Also the Wild Berry Mojito was very weak, and quite frankly tasted like kids Dimetapp, I couldn't even finish it. After our meal came they did sit a large group behind us, who were pretty loud interuppting out intimate little dinner."
    Dined on 7/22/2012
  • "Very good Sunday Brunch, just not as good as last time I went."
    Dined on 7/22/2012
  • "The waiter and the food were both good, however we encountered numerous issues with the rest of the staff. We had reservations and the hostess sat at at an outside fire pit until our table was ready. They never came to get us, but advised us they called for us and we did not respond so they sat another party. surprising since the hostess sat aus and knew where we were. the cocktail waitress was incredibly slow with both taking our orders and bringing us the check and our change. The food server brought us our food but part of the meal was missing. The waiter quickly corrected that."
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "Service was friendly and fairly fast but inadequate i.e. no forks and knives when food arrived, coffee spoons instead of soup spoons!!! One of our food order arrived much later than the other orders because of mix-up!!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2012
  • "Me and my friend enjoyed r first wine pairing at castaways Burbank. Their we're a few minor observation. 1. Hostess had no clue we were there for r first wine pairing We were seated as a regular dinning. I had to ask a waiter where to go ! 2.nice music would have been nice, maybe new age just play it were u have the paring . 3.r waiter splashed my hand with wine and was clueless on doing it ! 4. Even though we were impressed with the porsion sizes, it's a good thing I didn't eat too much all day. 5 one valet person for r night not a good idea ! 6. Dinning area way too dark, good thing my eyesight is good"
    Dined on 7/16/2012
  • "beautiful scenery overlooking the san fernando valley. great value if you get the sunset special from 4-6. overall great experience. the service can be a little revised to keep on par with restaurants in their class, so to speak."
    Dined on 7/16/2012
  • "Took my mon here for her birthday and she loved it so much!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2012
  • "The service was poor. Very slow for everything water,drinks, bread, starters & main course. Food was extremely bland and the guys delivering the food had no idea which tables it was supposed to be delivered to. Really disappointed as i have been here numerous times before and everything was great. I only wished the service and food had matched the scenic view."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "The restaurant is great but trying to get a taxi at the end of the evening is painful. I went to the restaurant two nights in a row and both nights we had problems with a taxi. After waiting almost an hour, the staff member at the restaurant ended up driving us back to our hotel in Burbank. For some reason there is a issue and unfortunately I will not book reservations there again unless I have my own car."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "Very generous Brunch buffet. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/14/2012
  • "Castaway has a breathtaking view! This makes being there worth it and guarantees us going back there. The service was great! Our server was friendly and very helpful."
    Dined on 7/13/2012
  • "My wife absolutely loved the place. I thought it was very nice also, however the prices were kind of high. We decided to go with the Sunset Dinner because it was reasonably priced. Now i don't know if it's just the Sunset Dinner or all the dinners, but my Prime Rib was extra fatty and not the best cut of meat. I know Prime Rib is always fatty,but I've had much nicer cuts at much cheaper restaurants. We moved from New York, and one of our favorites, "J&R's steakhouse" has a half dozen surf and turf menu items for under $25. The meat quality is outstanding, and they don't skimp on the portion. Sure they don't have the view you have, but you're surf n turf is 3 times that, is it that much better?"
    Dined on 7/13/2012
  • "I worked for a television show that shot a scene at Castaway, and it looked awesome in the footage, so I decided to take my girlfriend there for our anniversary. Let me just say that my expectations were surpassed. The food was awesome as it was one of the best filets I have ever had, and my girlfriend loved the seafood pasta. The service was great and the view of everything from Burbank to downtown LA and the mountains was breathtaking. After dinner, we went out to the patio area and sat by the firepits and just enjoyed the view. I highly recommend checking out Castaway."
    Dined on 7/11/2012
  • "I went there for my birthday dinner. Our server was friendly, however, we waited for our food for over 40mins and we didn't even get the complimentary bread. But, the server apologized about that and i understand,, cuz it was kinda buzy at that time. We got birthday cake and candle as our desert and that was pretty nice compliment,, i will definately recommend cast away to my collegues and friends. I rellay enjoyed the foods and ambiance. Thanks."
    Dined on 7/9/2012