Castaway - Burbank

4.5
6222 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
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. Ready to start planning Holiday Parties? Start planning your Holiday Events by contacting an Event Specialist today.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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VeronicaR
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food came out before the appetizers. Long wait periods for more water. My husband's side came to the table before his steak. A side order never came so we requested it be taken off the check but it was still listed. We had to wait for it since we had paid for it. After all the years in service stuff like that should not be happening.

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ChristineO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's wasan absolutely amazing evening. Food was fabulous, and service was more than we could ask for. My parents came here over 55 years ago for one of their first dates and are now moving to Charlotte, so we came to send them off thanks fid making a beautiful night with a wonderful dessert to celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Had a reservation, asked to be seated near a window with a view (few tables were available) and were told we could not move to a spot with a better view. We were with my in laws and the noise level was so loud were we were seated I couldn’t hear myself speak, again asked to be moved and were rejected (as always with this place). We frequent this place so often and are never able to get a good table, even when willing to wait. The wait staff is very obviously chaotically running around to meet everyone’s needs. We ordered some drinks (which were A+) and a few appetizer’s and sides to share for us all. Lobster mash was the best. Garlic fries were not garlicky at all. Cauliflower and Brussels sprouts were delicious. Honey roasted vegetables could have been better. With a couple drinks and a few small dishes, of course dropped $200 on a Sunday night. Wish we’d had a better collective experience having spend so much money. Can never get it all with this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Great food! Lovely atmosphere! Family friendly. I visit her at least once per month.

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JasonK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waiter was awful. Everything took forever, even the check coming out. Had to ask for that three times. We’ve been to this place a couple times prior and this was by far the worst experience. May give it another try one day but not anytime soon.

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vipDesert
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ambiance is great. Service is lacking because they have no food runners so the server has to do everything on their own. It feels very rushed because they’re just too busy. I had the filet, and I could barely cut into it. It was like sawing a piece of wood and so chewy. I couldn’t finish it. Flavor was good but texture was awful. Worst steak I’ve had. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours of slow service and below average food. Come for the drinks and the great views, but not the food.

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shawna
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Honestly, we knew it was going to be expensive but $400 later not including tip for 4 people was crazy. I wouldn't have minded the amount if the food and service had been good. Appetizers were amazing, dinner was ho hum. The waiter was way too busy to really give good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our friends birthday. Beautiful view, great food and drinks ! Our waitress was cool too.

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TimK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Far too noisy. Service was almost nonexistent. Food was cold when delivered and didn’t merit the high cost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My experience was lovely. The staff was amazing. The food was delicious. And the view was gorgeous. So happy I got to experience this.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing and romantic atmosphere with breathtaking views!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was mine and my daughter’s first trip to LA. Our server created an amazing experience for us. From the moment we entered, we felt welcomed and valued. The food was incredible! The view… priceless! I will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Not a good experience. The view is the primary reason for going to the Castaway. Requested a patio table when the reservation was made. After waiting a half hour, the table I was given was in the middle of the restaurant, no view. Told them I had requested a patio table when the reservation was made and was told I would have to wait an hour longer for a patio table. Tried to order an appetizer with our drinks and was told all the food including entries needed to be ordered at once. So we skipped the appetizer. I won’t be in hurry to go back.

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OV123
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food (steak) was ok or not great for the price that you pay! I would just go here to enjoy the views, snacks, and alcohol, social media posts…. Don’t waste too much on pricey but ok food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing like always!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The view, the food, the people. Just amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Hosts at desk seemed bored and inattentive. We were given a table located directly next to the service bar, while there were other, better tables available on the terrace. Wait staff did not check in with our table throughout entire meal.
Food was fine but overall experience terrible.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place to brunch. Drinks were unbelievable good. Will definitely come back.

RJ
RobertJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Poor service: vis-a-vis being served my drink in a dirty glass, waiting for almost 15 minutes before being able to get it changed, and waiting for almost 45 minutes for food to come out, made this the most terrible experience I’ve had at Castaway.

The views are still the best in Burbank.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the food (rib-eye) especially was just delicious! amazing food, a beautiful view and excellent staff service. The ambience was just right. Wyatt was our server, We complimented him for his great friendly , polite and attentive service! Overall, best dining place I’ve been to in a while. Thank you CASTAWAY!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was slow & Steak wasn’t cooked right..

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LinaS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved the ambience and the food and service. I wish there was more food selection

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AlexaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Incredible view, creative drinks and delicious food. My go-to birthday spot ❤

CM
vipCzarMe
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Castaway is a neighborhood gem that can only be appreciated by experiencing their great view, mouthwatering food fusions and their personalized service team. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and truly we felt like everyone on the Castaway staff was celebrating with us with their well wishes and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the entire city. Excellent food! Our server Nick was super sweet and an all around joy! Definitely coming back!

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Grover
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Doug was a true professional showing class and genuine attention to service and detail. Pay this man more money!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I visited Castaway For his 27th birthday and we were amazed at not only the quality of food, but also the service. This is easily one of, if not the best meal we’ve ever eaten. I cannot recommend this place enough! Such a warm and welcoming environment.Tasha is also the best Waitress anyone could ask for!

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vipAndrewK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and view. Our server Jean was kind and knowledgeable and recommended great options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, the food was above satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friend that’s visiting from France and we all loved the service and the delicious food. We have been coming here since 1985 and they have changed the ambiance and the menu after the renovation. Now we love coming here even more.

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Martin
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as we walked in a member of staff greeted us. We had a reservation and the staff accommodated us quickly and in a friendly manner. We were seated at a wonderful table with a view, and the server was so sweet and kind. We had an incredible meal. Cheese board, 2 steaks, chicken, Mac and cheese garlic fries and mashed potatoes, and finally lava cake. Everything was so delicious. It was the best food I’ve tasted in a restaurant in two years. The ambiance is the best part. I felt like I was in a happy dream.

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RickG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outside got a bit noisy, but the view was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

My sons birthday.

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Nicky
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great! It was my birthday and the waiter was very professional and helpful. The only complaint that I have was the wait times for getting food was longer than expected. However; since the waiter was so awesome, I will highly recommend this place.

LK
vipLK123
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Castaway was a fabulous dining experience. Definitely worth the wait for an outdoor table. The patio has gas fire pits, heat lamps and the view that goes on and on! Reservations are a must. Don’t miss Castaway especially when entertaining out of town guests.

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vippgpbro
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Service was horrendous this trip. We were seated on time at 6:30 pm, and nobody had taken our order by 7:15. Went to talk to the manager. Finally, at almost 7:30, waitress takes our order. It takes over a half hour for appetizers after that, and another half hour for entree. We left restaurant after dinner two and a half hours after arrival, and we were seated on time! Inexcusable. Meanwhile, tables all around us were getting served, getting their food, leaving, and new people were being seated. At least manager graciously bought us a bottle of wine. The restaurant is beautiful, the view magnificent, the food was very good, but on this evening we had a waitress who was full of excuses and really short on service. We hope this is the exception at Castaway, we never had this experience before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and Jon our waiter was exceptional! Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I took my fiancé on a date for her birthday and the first bad experience was the food , I ordered a steak tray and it came not fresh and so dry and then the server came and take it to the kitchen back and came with a new tray and the steak was bloody and not well done as I ordered. And anyway we finished eating and waited for more than 30 minutes for the check to come and nobody offered anything for the birthday which is written on my reservation and they asked me in the front desk and I told them it’s my fiancé birthday. I was expecting a better service specially when I come to a place like castaway and pay over $250 for this service.

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GeorginaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food. The views make it spectacular

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AvriR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to check out their brunch yesterday because the day was sunny and perfect! Brooke our host was accommodating and sincere. Our server Karen was so bubbly, inviting, and attentive! We had the bottomless mimosas and they were very delicious!
The house DJ was honestly really good! He had a very eclectic range of music to play.
Truly, had one the best experiences that day. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a weekend brunch with good company on a clear LA day!

Thank you team Castaway!

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Castaway - Burbank is rated 4.5 stars by 6222 OpenTable diners.

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