Great Lunch Find (minus the seats)
I went here for a lunch meeting. We were thankful to find a great Westwood location on such short notice. The staff at the Glendon was great. We were promptly seated upon arrival. Always a plus. Everyone from the host to the wait staff made us feel welcome; giving us enough time to decide on a selection, but not being more than whisper away. Our waiter was helpful in helping us make a selection from the menu, and our food was warm when served. The only down side we experienced was the seating. The booth seat I sat in was overly depressed causing me to become sort of stuck in it. My companion's chair was unstable to the point they felt as if they would fall.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food at a lively restaurant
It's a fun and friendly restaurant serving good food with a hip bar flair. The service is very attentive and personal. The noise level can get rather high when full.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great except for...
I love this place. We've eaten there many times and have always had terrific food and service. The only complaint I have are the seats. Every time I sit down, I feel like I'm at a level too low to eat, and I'm 5'9" tall. However, if that's my only complaint, they're doing a good job of otherwise satisfying their patrons.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had an intimate birthday celebration and the restaurant staff were incredibly friendly. Our waitress was very respectful when interrupting the conversation to ask us if we needed anything else. Great martinis!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to the Glendon for a late lunch/afternoon brunch before my daughters UCLA graduation. The service and food was excellent. New had a party of 15 and everyone received their food and drinks at the same time. Our server was great. Everyone in the party thought it was a great choice.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for late night food
When you get off work at 10pm you're usually stuck with 24hr diner food or drive thru. Surprisingly, not only is the Glendon serving a full menu that late, but they start a second happy hour at 10pm so there are a slew of small plates for $6 each, plus well drinks for $5.50. I didn't ask about the other brands, but their well bourbon is Evan Williams which ain't too shabby. I'll be back.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Pre-theater dining
Loved this restaurant! We had a reservation and were seated right away. Menu had a good variety and prices were very reasonable. We ordered a pizza off of the happy hour menu, which was 1/2 price, and delicious. We had the veggie pizza and the Namaste Chicken salad. Both were amazing. Service was terrific too. We didn't have dessert, but they looked yummy too. The only downside is the high noise level, so don't go if u want a quiet dinner.
I will definitely go back!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on the Sat. of a long
Went on the Sat. of a long weekend and it was not crowded at all. Might be a bit more energetic in it were busier.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour is great!
My friend and I went this past Saturday and had a wonderful time! The happy hour menu is great, we ordered exclusively off of it and were stuffed by the end of our meal. The food at the tables around us looked great as well! Seems like it would be a fun place to go at night and take advantage of the late-night happy hour prices. The service was a little slow, and it took us a while to get served after sitting down, but other than that it was still a fun experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had penne pasta and chicken for lunch and it was excellent. Their menu should offer more variety and maybe fewer carbs, but overall the food is very, very good.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dine LA Restaurant Week Find
We were looking for something new and interesting in the restaurant week offerings. Saw their 3 course prix- fixe offer and it looked appealing. We were very happy with the selections and each of our courses was perfect! And the service was great. They have a very long high table in the middle of the restaurant, and we thought this could be an excellent place to bring a group of our friends after an upcoming event planned at UCLA.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time at the restaurant,
Our first time at the restaurant, a pleasant surprise. The salad was excellent, with a home made dressing. We had two pastas both of which were well prepared with very tasty sauces. We had a child with us and they were flexible in preparing a pizza for him just the way he wanted it. The pizzas were thin crusted, which we prefer. The final surprise was desert. We had a bread pudding, which was a little like french toast in character, and exceptionally good. We also had chocolate chip cookies, which were made to order, warm, with a good quality chocolate--outstanding.
Service was excellent and we had a nice talk with the owner as we left. In sum, the food and service were outstanding and we shall return soon.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a hidden treasure
We have passed this location in our car a half dozen times and never noticed it. This restaurant is so subtly advertised that you could easily miss it, but don't. The garlic fries were addictive. The Cajun crab pasta is sublime. There is little doubt we will return to this incredible eatery and it is within walking distance of the Geffen Playhouse.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never been here, but
We had never been here, but based on reviews decided to try it out since we were in the area. It was an awesome find! The food was super, the cocktails, awesome, service attentive but not intrusive, and really comfortable seating and atmosphere. It was perfect for what we were looking for that night! It is a casual and comfortable eatery and bar with a solid menu. We really enjoyed it!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice casual atmosphere, relaxed.
Nice casual atmosphere, relaxed. A little noisy, even with the place only half full and the service was slower than I might have liked. I would have ordered another drink if the waiter had seen I'd finished my first. Great happy hour menu (pizzas, wings, etc) and good selection of beers. A small place hidden in Westwood without signage or the traffic of nearby Westwood Brewing Co.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the menu and prices
The Glendon is great dining experience for those on a budget but who still want good ambiance. Everything on the menu is mouth watering and the happy hour is amazing.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good pre-Geffen place
Finally a decent restaurant close to the theater and just across the street from validated theater parking. We ordered some beautiful thin crust pizzas off the happy hour menu, although the waitress did warn us that due to the pizzas' popularity, they were soon to be removed from the happy hour menu.
In any case, a good place for a bite before a play. And they accommodated a large party that came in right after us with ease.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
nice place but not special occasion
We were celebrating our anniversary. It is a fun lively place to get together with friends. We went there because it is close to the theatre and it has good reviews. We enjoyed it but I don't consider it great for special occasions.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for business lunch
Super service and nice lunch selections for reasonable prices!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a group dinner
We made an opentable reservation for 16 and ended up with more like 20, but The Glendon was very accommodating and gave us all excellent service! We love the food here, especially since they specialize in truffle! You can truffle anything! Good drinks too.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new neighborhood bar spot
Though I have walked passed before, I had never tried this spot until last night. Great atmosphere, good food, good drinks and decent prices! Will definitely be turning to my new fave' spot!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice. It has good size portions
Nice. It has good size portions of well prepared food. The place is nothing to look at. We were there at an off time; in fact, we were the only customers for a little while (Sunday, 5:30 p.m.). A friend tells me that it is usually very crowded and somewhat noisy, though not impossible. We will probably return the next time we are going to the Geffen for a play or UCLA Royce Hall for a concert.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food near theaters
Hard to find high quality meals near Ucla that aren't super expensive... But this Is that middle road menu we wanted. A pub like atmosphere but quiet on a Sunday nite. Interesting choices including fig appetizers, pork belly tacos,and great bread pudding and crusted brownie...all home made desserts! But choices for the non adventurous as well...
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
great Westwood place
With all the turnover in Westwood, it's becoming more difficult to rely on a place for dinner before a game at UCLA, play at the Geffen, or movie in the village. This place has good drinks, a menu with "something for everyone", and can accommodate a couple or a large group. We became acquainted with it for a UCLA get-together and have gone several times since...pizzas, burgers, small plate dishes are all tasty and not over the top expensive if you just want some quality food. The service is a little slow, but friendly.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM