Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.17mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.17mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.17mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.14mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.17mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi

About Carousel Restaurant

From of our family to yours, Carousel is the premier Los Angeles area restaurant providing guests with the complete culinary experience when it comes to enjoying traditional middle eastern and Lebanese cuisine. In the Middle Eastern culture, meza (Lebanese term for appetizer) consists of a vast array of small sized, hot and cold dishes, great for sampling and sharing. At Carousel, our menu offers a selection of kebabs to seafood to an array of vegetarian items. We offer more than 60 meza items, ranging from familiar dishes, such as hummus, falafel and tabouleh to more traditional delicacies. Everything that we serve comes from original family recipes passed down through generations. With the supervision of our Chef de Cuisine and co-owner, Mrs. Rose Tcholakian, each dish that is served is sure to bestow the quality and freshness Carousel is well known for. For those unfamiliar to Lebanese food, a helpful service staff will guide you through what is sure to be a habit-forming journey.

304 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
California

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 246-7775

Website:
http://www.carouselrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Experience our opulent dinner and electric show by the award winning Jillina and Sahala dancers on Friday and Saturday nights. The entertainment banquet enables you to feast on an assortment of menu items while a live band accompanies the night for your listening pleasure. Feel free to join in with the dancing; it's a weekend night you'll never forget!

The fun starts at 9pm on Friday and 9:30pm on Saturday -we'll see you then.

Catering:
Whether you're hosting a casual party, an intimate social, a corporate event or a formal sit-down for 300, we approach each event with the warmth and individual attention it deserves. From initial conception through final presentation, our dedication will ensure your complete satisfaction. We approach each occasion not as a one time catering event, but as the start of a long-term relationship to provide a complete experience. We hope to have the privilege of working with you to make your next catered event truly unforgettable!
Visit the Catering section of our website for more.

Parking Details:
A public lot accessible at the back of the restaurant. Valet parking is optional.

Executive Chef:
Rose Tcholakian

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining at Carousel Restaurant.
Whether you have 20 people or 250, Carousel Restaurant can accommodate your private dining needs.
Great for:
*Business Luncheon's & Dinners
*Family Gatherings & Occasions
*Business Presentations
*Friendly get-together's

Private Party Contact:
Hampig Minassian: (818) 246-7775

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Carousel offers a variety of private party packages and options.
Talk to our staff for all the details.

Carousel Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
See All
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Sort by
S
357 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Still the best Lebanese food, Carousel Meza is delicious service is Fantastic by our favorite server Amen, it’s absolutley the most enjoyable dinning creating Ravuing guests.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Disabled Access, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing food, great service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Everything was very delicious; however, the Taboulia had too much parsley for my taste. I highly recommend the garlic sauce on the side to compliment any dish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great service and food. Easy to talk. If you stay for the music bring earplugs

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambiance. Slightly noisy though.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Fantastic food, ambience and service - middle eastern/armenian with armenian music on certain evenings.

One gripe: The restaurant doesn't truly honor OpenTable reservations. I had mine booked at 08:45 PM but the server told me it'll take another 15 minutes for an empty table. What was the use of the reservation then?

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This restaurant is good, traditional atmosphere, great for families not so much for quiet dinner. Food was good, typical. good parking in back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of the best restaurants in LA County. Food is delicious, service is exceptional. We love this place. You have to have the Carousel Feast.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We've been here a number of times and always enjoy being at The Carousel.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 9, 2017

If they are not going to have their regular weekend show they should inform us. We travelled 40 minutes by taxi and we were informed upon being seated about the show not taking place, but an abbreviated version.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Had a great dinner get together with friends. Server was outstanding - attentive - made suggestions - and was cheerful about taking some photos for us. Very lively place....lots of birthday celebrations going on. Our group was made up of foodies and we would all recommend & return ourselves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We were from out of town Visiting relatives.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The food was great. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat a bunch of yummy middle eastern food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent Lebanese-Armenian food. Excellent service. My wife and I come here from San Diego as often as we can.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Excellent food. We did the carousel feast. #meat coma

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My second time at Carousel and even better than the first. We all had a great time; food came out timely, server was fun and energetic and loved seeing all of the Birthday celebrations. I will frequent this restaurant more and more.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Our server was Jabour. He was very attentive, helpful, pleasant and kind. Carousel's menu has many great options. Our selections were very tasty and authentic. Loved this restaurant and I would definitely go back as well as recommend to anyone!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Delicious food, family style venue, and excellent service. Enjoyed the presentation of the meals which reflected the taste to its entirety. Looking forward to dinning again very soon.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Wonderful Lebanese food, great service, nice people

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Carousel has great food, entertainment and personable staff. I felt very comfortable as soon as we were greeted by the hostess. Our waiter, Greg also was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. I will definitely come back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The food as usual was very good as well as the service. The Lebanese atmosphere and food are very authentic.
The desserts are excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

I loved it!! The ambiance & show was oustanding. I will definitely recommend this venue.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 16, 2017

This was recommended by a friend and was a nice surprise. Parking was easy. Ambiance was above standard. Food was excellent and service by Fadi was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The meal was enormous. The appitisers were particularly good. Enjoyed the belly dancing.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2017

$25 corkage fee is excessive. Wine list is mediocre and overpriced.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2017

It was our anniversary. We invited our kids to go with us. Our waiter Bob was beyond helpful and nice in suggesting a great menu for us all. We ordered the family style food. I stopped counting how many dishes were served. It was scrumptious for the beef eaters and vegetarians. We are going back. It is a drive from our house; however well worth it. I think we'll go when they have music.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Carousel staff was great and the food was terrific. VERY good!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2017

You can go there if you want to get ripped off as they change their prices the second you pay your check.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service3
value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

The food is absolutely great and similar to that of a Mediterranean cuisine. Besides the food, the service given was very prompt and efficient. The only thing I could possibly say is that if you are going to dine here as a group or family, their family menu items are quite pricey. But as mentioned before their food is high quality and something to try out if never been here. Also forgot to say, they have a huge menu selection, so you really can't go wrong with having limited choices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Live Music, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Nice lunch atmosphere

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Great food as always!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Very good food, service was very good. Some of the food was recommended by waiter and turned out to be very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great pre-theater atmosphere, excellent middle eastern food. Service was slightly slow and patchy, but not to the extent of spoiling an enjoyable occasion.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Always a pleasure eating here! Food is delicious every time. Employees are always a joy to work with, but don't expect to be out of here in less than 1.5 hours. Great for special occasions or a Alex Theater pre-event dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Love to coming back to this place, when in the area. Food always outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2016

The server was asking 18% tip not cool I told the tip on me to deside

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Good but not great this visit

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2016

It was great just like anytime what we had spent there before.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We are new to Yakima and heard good things about Carousel. We had the scallops and salmon. The salmon was ok, but the scallops were almost too salty to eat. The meal was definitely way overpriced for the quality.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Good service for a Saturday night but as mentioned in another review the chicken kabob was dry but everything else was delicious . Huge dining area like walking into another world into the reigning monarchs palace. Lots of families. All cultures mixing together and enjoying middle eastern food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.