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Castaway - Burbank, Burbank, CA

Castaway - Burbank

4.3
4.3
10230 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! Castaway has curated a whole new dining experience where everyone feels like a star, and every seat is magic. From the meat dry-aging room, floor-to-ceiling wine cellar, charcuterie station, to the breath-taking views of the valley and Los Angeles, Castaway is ready for its premiere. Our seasonally-inspired, steak-forward menu features interesting cuts of meats from top-notch butchers, a raw bar, vegetable-centric sides, and build-it-yourself charcuterie boards. We are now hosting Special Events! Contact an Event Specialist to start planning your event.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 221 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 848-6691
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    The Castaway Burbank is proud to be part of Specialty Events, one of Southern California's leading event production companies. Castaway specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact castawayburbank@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Uniquely situated on the hills of Burbank with captivating views of the Valley and Los Angeles, Castaway is the perfect location for your next event. We offer full-service, event planning to ensure that your event is executed with excellence in our indoor and outdoor event spaces. Available year-round, our eight elegant outdoor and indoor event spaces accommodate 20-1,000 guests. Contact an event specialist today 818.843.5013 For large parties over 12, contact our special events team at castawaybcatering@srcmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    Castawaybcatering@srcmail.com: (818) 843-5013
  • Neighborhood
    Burbank
  • Cross street
    Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 10,230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Great for scenic views

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Steakhouse

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Most Booked

10,230 Reviews
  1. Sunfunfood

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here on a Wednesday for lunch. It wasn’t busy and we were seated on time. I requested a table by the window but they hadn’t been cleaned off yet. I was a bit disappointed that there were several tables by the window dirty therefore not able to seat us. We were seated at a booth towards the back. We had a little view but not what I expected. Server was nice and cordial she gave good recommendations on food and drinks . Food was mediocre. We ordered the smash burger, wedge salad and chicken sandwich. All were fine but nothing outstanding or spectacular. Overall, I believe you pay for the ambiance of this place . It’s a nice restaurant n all but I couldn’t recommend it for the food .

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  2. Tony

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Only had valet parking for $9 and they wouldn't accept the card that I just used on the inside. I had a reservation but got sat 15 minutes after that time. Food came out about 40 minutes after I ordered even though my waiter assured me that it was about to come out for a solid 20 minutes. The food was only alright for the price. They focused on being flashy but not enough on the taste. Would not waste my money here again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect! My favorite place! Recommended for everyone!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very okay and very bland but service was wonderful though

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  5. Kawato

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shantay was amazing, providing amazing service and friendly, upbeat vibe. Made our anniversary special. The special drinks are all good, fav is paid vacation. The 5 course meal is a fun experience with, a surprising amount of food.

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  6. Leo1234

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a reservation the day before specifically for a booth. We arrived on time and waited at least half an hour to be seated in a tiny table in the corner of the restaurant by the registers. The table was very wobbly. We ordered 2 steaks. One medium and one well done. The server got them mixed up and gave them to the wrong person and after eating 1/3 of it we noticed and had to switch plates. The Sprite we ordered had no flavor so machine was clearly out of syrup. The steak knives were incredibly dull and we had to use at least 20 pounds of pressure to cut through the meat sawing back and forth a minimum of 10 times per cut.

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  7. Loverde

    Denver

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique experience- stunning view, excellent braised beef, cosmos, prompt service. On time reservation. Treat yourself!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was not the best. Waited an hour for food. Waiter would forget what was being ordered.

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  9. Sam13317

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I have been here a couple of times, I would definetely nor recommend to go there when it rains, it's not because you will be seating in the rain, it's because the restaurant management does a very poor job of rearranging the tables and fitting them, they pushed all the tables on the deck so close together to fit under the canopy that you literally would bump people if you wanted to leave your table, also the traffic is awful around your table as it is so crowded, before anyone says, there is no way to know when is going to rain, I made my reservations vey late in the week and everyone and their grandma knew it was going to rain, no need to pack it in like that, also the service this time was so slow, long periods waiting for the server, food was not as good as it had been before, lacked taste on the mash, ordered the crispy whole snapper, did taste good, but they really need to remove the black matter near the head of the fish, really bitter obviously and killed the flavor of an otherwise good fish, filet was good, the crabcake had good flavor, but the size didn't match the price, hope next time they fix those things, will certainly be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amon was an amazing serve. Not sure if that’s how you spell his name.

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  11. AngelM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful property. Beautiful views! The food was ookaaayy. I definitely have to go back and try some different dishes. I had the hangover hash, cauliflower, annd brussel sprouts. Nothing to write home about but everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked yummy. I had the paid vacation cocktail. Unique af! Our server was very attentive. We had a great time. Definitely coming back!

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  12. DonA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter was especially good, knowledgeable, attentive, and with a very pleasant personality. The food was very tasty. The noise level was extremely loud, was not conducive to having a pleasant brunch at your facility. I would not return based on this alone... otherwise the experience was very good.

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  13. MiguelM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is not so bad, views and ambience are very nice, service could definitely be better, had a reservation and waited about 25 mins to be seated, they took another 20mins for waiter to come ask us for our drinks, and food took aprox 45mins to arrive, place could definitely be more organized honestly. Food was not so bad either.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Nice view, make sure you get seated on main dining hall and not some catering hall.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing view and even better food. Service was top tier. I would definitely recommend and would definitely come back!

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  16. Unsatisfied

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The Food is good but we waited 2.5 hours to get our main entree... And then when we spoke to the manager she said they could get us a VIP experience next time?? There were 2 bdays we were celebrating at the time. That's all you can do? Thanks but no thanks LMAO

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! The Pappardelle pasta was amazing especially with the added grilled chicken

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Our server Jae M was excellent. The only negative opinion I will give is that our main course took way too long. We finished our appetizer then waited exactly 47 min for our main dish. This definitely was not Jae’s fault he was awesome.. Hope it’s always not like this. Food is amazing!

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  19. HenryT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Castaway is amazing highly recommend it

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  20. EdwardL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe and food was good. What bothered me this time around was the check in time. I checked in at the front desk and it took 30 minutes + to get seated. When I finally asked what was the hold up they said " oh that's weird seems like they tried looking for you, you'll be next up " It bothered me because I was there waiting while I just kept hearing people getting called and seated who arrived after me. Starters > main took a but longer than expected.

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  21. LISAM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They had heaters but not enough, sitting outside and a cold breeze.

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  22. HeatherP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing and friendly. Our food was just ok. We definitely miss the buffet style options that were once offered. That being said, although the location is beautiful, food and drinks were less desirable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best brunch spots! We love this restaurant and we plan to come again!

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  24. Jonathan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was cool , some of the people there (guests) looked very stuck up and entitled, they were more younger.

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  25. AylinV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    waited too long for our food, and it was not that good for its price, also loved the view of the trees.

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  26. SilvanoM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was god hi st a little tool loud but overall everything was great that’s why I keep coming back

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an Awesome Experience! Everyone had a great time. We loved the view from our table, the food was excellent, and the drinks too! I highly recommend this place for a birthday dinner.

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  28. PolinaF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting. But the food was really awful. The calamari was hard and overcooked. The crispy fish tasted like old cooking oil. The crabcakes were flavorless and too spicy. Very disappointing.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cosmo and ray were amazing and so kind! Love them! Will be back because of them!

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  30. JenniferR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt like we were at a club as the music was so loud and the place was very crowded. Our table was crammed tightly in between 2 others outside and we could barely see the view. Food was good except the mac n cheese, which was bland. Server was attentive and nice, but the food took 45 minutes.

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  31. AAdams

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn't stay for food. Arranged a reservation over a month ago and were still sat at a table that was literally jammed in by the fence at the end of the restaurant. Seriously - the chairs could only face one direction and we were inches from touching the people next to us. The outdoor heater was off and it took three separate people to bang on it/ decide that we needed a new one. Once a new one was dragged over, it was still cold because it is winter and we were outside on top of a hill. Gabby, our server, was as nice as could be and the two drinks we ordered were just fine. Hosts were chilly at best, and it added insult to injury to have to pay to get our car 20 minutes after arriving. Will never, ever be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    had a great time and such a beautiful place great service as well.

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  33. KevinO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter never asked us if we wanted drinks, and then after he served the food disappeared. I had to have someone find him so I could order a glass of wine. No one else ordered cocktails, very sad. We needed to track him down to get the check. Otherwise the Food was fantastic.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I won’t ever come back on Valentine’s Day, took an hour to get sat. The first host was rude to me. Even after getting my table, service took forever to come to me, I know it was a busy day but not even getting silverware on time was a little ridiculous. The Valentine’s Day 4 course meal was not even that good. The sweet pasta was kinda gross. I wish I could’ve ordered something different. Steak was ok. The best part was the asparagus. They should’ve had the regular menu, even with a set menu for four courses it still took forever to get food. Almost 500 dollars for 2 people for the four course meal was not worth it at all. Extremely disappointed, Castaway is our favorite restaurant to go to for a nice evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Over priced, food was not good portions where miniature size

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  36. Iwasatypurspotonfrb14

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was horrible. I waited 45 minutes for my food

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We went here for Valentine’s Day it was extremely crowded and loud. We got patio sitting and a set menu which was $180 a person. The food was extremely disgusting the menu they started it off with a dessert which was a strange mix of things and overly sweet. Then they brought this ravioli which was even sweeter. After that they brought a steak which they claimed was wagyu (that was NOT wagyu) it was a poor cut of meat I’ve had Wagyu 100s of times not to mention that they completely burned it it was gross. The dessert was raspberry ice cream it was very awful overwhelming sweet and cheap. The food was so disgusting we had to go eat after & our bill for 4 people was $1000 plus we had to tip. Very disappointing place completely felt ripped off DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE just for a view that you can’t even see even when they sit you on the patio.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love coming here for any celebration! The waiters are the best ! Every dish is done with excellence! The only thing is the seating for V-Day for $150 pp were 1 ft from each other you could hear conversations and can barely wiggle to leave yr seat. Overall 7/10 for the Valentines Dinner ! Food is definitely worth it!

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  39. JermaineF

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chose this place for our Valentine's Day dinner, and almost couldn't have been happier with it! So romantic, amazing views, great service, and the food was truly exquisite!!! If I have to name anything it would be the fact that it was pretty pricy. However, you do get a beautiful experience in return, and a full belly! :)

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  40. BryanM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go every year for Valentine’s Day. This year was particularly lovely. Great waiter. Great preset menu and the timing for all the courses was perfect.

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Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Castaway - Burbank using the Order Online button. Castaway - Burbank also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 848-6691.

Castaway - Burbank is rated 4.3 stars by 10230 OpenTable diners.

Castaway - Burbank does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 221 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Castaway - Burbank

1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road
  • Neighborhood
    Burbank
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (818) 848-6691
  • Catering
    The Castaway Burbank is proud to be part of Specialty Events, one of Southern California's leading event production companies. Castaway specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact castawayburbank@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Uniquely situated on the hills of Burbank with captivating views of the Valley and Los Angeles, Castaway is the perfect location for your next event. We offer full-service, event planning to ensure that your event is executed with excellence in our indoor and outdoor event spaces. Available year-round, our eight elegant outdoor and indoor event spaces accommodate 20-1,000 guests. Contact an event specialist today 818.843.5013 For large parties over 12, contact our special events team at castawaybcatering@srcmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    Castawaybcatering@srcmail.com: (818) 843-5013
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