Castaway - Burbank

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Stunning. Bold. Delicious.

Voted Top 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America by OpenTable and perched in the hills of Burbank, Castaway features a seasonally-inspired menu with a steak-forward focus including a meat dry-aging room, charcuterie, vegetable-centric dishes, wine tower and a coveted Chef’s table. The Chef's Table is available Friday and Saturday evenings, features communal table and 6 course tasting menu for $125 pp.

The dining room, patio and bar are open daily. Our Dinner menu is served Monday through Friday at 5pm and served on Saturday and Sunday at 4pm. We also offer an a la carte brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

*Reservations are highly recommended. We seat based on the first available table. We do not accept reservations specifically for the patio or window seating. We will try and accommodate any special requests, but you may have to wait past your reservation time for your desired table. Walk-ins

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve! Featuring our a la carte dinner menu and Christmas Eve specials

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Champagne Buffet 9am-3pm featuring Breakfast Favorites, Organic Whole Turkey, Mustard Crusted Prime Rib, Raw Bar and more! A:$79 C: $35. A La Carte Dinner 5pm-close. 48 hr cancellation or cc deposit will be charged. Guests may be seated in our banquet rooms and subject to 2 hr limit.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for an NYE Celebration! Bring in the new year at our LA LA Land 5 Course Chef's Dinner or at our Hollywood & Vine NYE Party! For more details and reservations visit castawayburbank.com/nye

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2604 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, the views are breathtaking and the food is amazing! Great date spot!!!

M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great time! Only suggestion we would make is for the server to ask what brings you in today. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Was kind of looking forward to the writing on the dessert but we didn't bring it up. lol

K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here with a group of friends for my birthday and it was really fun. We shared a bunch of appetizers, including the big cheese and meat platter (which is delicious!) and all greatly enjoyed all the nods to the theme (the actual movie, Castaway). I don’t want to give anything away since it’s more fun to discover it all on your own, but one thing I’ll say is you should order the shrimp cocktail. Just for the presentation.

RP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great place to go for brunch. Very little vegetarian options. The bottomless mimosas are great! The view makes the prices worth it.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience! My sister and brother in law where visiting from East Coast for their 25th anniversary. Everything was perfect!

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I can not stress this enough how awful the food was. My moms chicken was pink all the way through. She send it back and we had to be somewhere so she wasn't even able to eat it there. She took it to go and the next day when she was warming it up IT WAS STILL PINK!!!. Undercooked chicken is super dangerous and I can't believe they can't tell if the chicken is ready to be served or not. My dad's steak was BURNT on the outside and super pink in the inside and My sister fish was over fried sooo not a very good experience.

GH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience3

only one option for veggies and one option for Gluten free people as well on the brunch menu, small portions for large prices. Food was good but would love to see more of a variety or options for Gluten. The Gluten bread is great but it can only be matched with one option - and no substitutions were available per our server. I may go back for cocktails but probably not for a meal.
The view is the saving grace.

GH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The night view is spectacular. It's a good place to take out-of-town guests. We sat inside on a cold, rainy night. The dry aging room and wine "cellar" made the place classy, plus the see through window to the kitchen preparation was fascinating. Now to the food. The 4-item cheese and meat charcuterie option ($21) was very interesting. You get to choose from a list of about 11 meat and cheese items. Although, I wish they provided more than 4 slices of toast. We ordered the under-dressed and under-whelming organic green salad (for $14) and the different tasting wedge salad ($13), which had ranch dressing instead of bleu cheese dressing. For the main dish, we ordered the Salmon ($32) - good relative value; the Bone in Ribeye ($44) excellent tasting but overpriced; and the filet ($40) for the precut 5 pieces. For the sides, we had the Yukon french fries - nicely done, the potato puree - acceptable, and the roasted brussel sprouts - very good flavor. Overall, a nice evening, but over priced and the food was only so-so. Go for the experience, not the value.

C
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice evening. Charcuterie was the best!

ML
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service5ambience2

The reservation didn't start well. We had a 7:30pm reservation. Was on track to show up at 7pm (early) until we encountered an immense amount of traffic at entry to Castaways. It took a half hour to get up to the valet staff. We finally got there to learn they had been out of parking spots for 15 minutes. Not one of the 5 members of the valet staff had the thought to come down the hill and tell drivers they should park elsewhere. They simply waited at the door for either departing patrons or cars to (finally) come up the hill only to be disappointed with no parking spaces.

Once inside restaurant (on time, actually) we were not seated because we were told "everyone is missing their reservation due to problems with parking".

The wait staff was excellent, food good, even if over-priced.

"everything communicates". I find it interesting that Castaways hasn't figured this out and would prefer to have their guests start the evening with a poor experience in trying to get their car parked.

Disappointing experience, even though the waitstaff really did a nice job, once we were seated.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place - great service - good food. We loved it and will definitely come again.
My dry aged steak was supposed to be medium rare but came more well done and burnt ... so I couldn’t eat most of it as I felt I’m eating charcoal... but the rest of the dishes were so good , I didn’t complain and let it ruin our special evening.

JJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view awesome food! I really like the view at night! You can see the night view of downtown LA.

M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We ate on the patio, which I honestly think was warmer than inside! Incredible view, good food.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love their fillet and New York steak medium rare. Not much side dish to choose from.

KB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance is lovely. Food used to be a little better during summer months, the octopus and calamari appetizers were a bit overcooked and not as flavorful. Bone marrow was good per the men in our group and the branzino was also tasty. Service provided by Sebastian was excellent.

S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service and beautiful views

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were phenomenal.
Thank you for providing a very memorable Thanksgiving experience.

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

7:45 reservation, seated at 8:30. We were not given the “gift” or champagne that all other guests were offered on Thanksgiving. We were seated in a room outside of all the other guests, it was below 60 and I had to get a beenie out of my car. Food arrived to the table at 9:40. Drawn butter had hardened before we could dip our freezing cold lobster. When I asked to speak to the manager and told her of our disappointment as we still did not have food and I was so cold I was miserable. She said “good thing the food is here now”. However it was all cold, $165 tomahawk COLD, 3 lobster tails and butter COLD, broccoli COLD. She sent 3 Moscow mules to table, however after waiting 2 hours, my BF and I had already plenty to drink and needed to drive, and the 3rd, was for my 15 yr old? I said “Do you realize you just served a minor?” The response “so you don’t want it?” No what I wanted was a hot meal on thanksgiving. The waitress was embarrassed by her handling of the situation and said she got permission to give us 10% off from another manager. $500 meal, -$50. Sure didn’t make up for destroying our holiday dinner.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fantastic experience. The food never fails to please.

A
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice romantic dinner, renovated space very comfortable, dinner food was great, good selection of wines. Great service.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was fabulous. My only complaint was that the music was way to loud and inappropriate for Thanksgiving. Surrounding tables spoke way to loud to compensate. I have no desire or need to hear conversations from surrounding parties.
Restaurant is beautiful.
Christy

MK
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful and special experience. The environment and food were perfect. I highly recommend a visit.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving brunch is amazing..... been here multiple times, every time I been happy with awesome food and service

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I don’t usually do buffets but this was a special thanksgiving brunch with a huge variety and selection of food. Our server Kayla was absolutely wonderful and the view was spectacular. Looking forward to going back for dinner at some point.

B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait 30 minutes past reservation time. As soon as I complained, manager jumped in and found us a table. He was fabulous and accommodating.

TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

I was so disappointed in the experience. We have gone to Castaways many times with large groups for brunch and it was always very nice, delicious and the view, wow. However Thanksgiving was extremely expensive and an extra $22 for bottomless mimosas, that actually stop at 3, was adding insult to injury. My family of 6 went, I had talked up how wonderful it was going to be ( my husband did not like the $80 price tag per person. Then we arrived, shuttled to back entrance to a ballroom. Our table was in the corner next to curtains, and waitstaff doors. It was ugly, loud, and the food, mediocre. So for $689 meal for six, wasnt worth it, by a LONGSHOT! I will never come there again for a special occasion again. I feel fleeced!!

CB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner brunch was beautiful to look at, family ambience with energy, and an amazing variety of traditional foods with new takes on old favorites. The Green Room was entirely filled with desserts - love the selection, though sweets were a tad dry. Overall, loved it, and planning to return soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent! Lovely view, food, and a serving size that allowed for leftovers

PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food....all good... great view of city.............. wonderful.......,,💗😘💞👍😍😊🌼🌸🌺🥰😎🌻👏

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing Food.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Thiis is my 3rd time here. Every time I come the food was not consistent. All the food served were not fresh and were cold. I’m not going back. Not worth it.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan is an all-star! He was genuine and sincere. We had dinner there for my mom's 60th birthday and he made us feel at home and we celebrated deliciously. He also gave her a bread pudding with a lit candle. My mom was ecstatic and I greatly appreciate Nathan for making her happy.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great vibe!

RR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, spacious, nice decoration, good food presentation, good menu, good service. I recommend for small or large groups.

DZ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast! I'm a Regular and took a friend of mine for her to Experience the Ultimate Experience from the Food, Service, Ambience and all the above! I had a pleasure of running into Derrick again the Manager on site and as well as David the Waiter that served us when I was there with my Family! Tnx again for a great Experience! David Zokai

AM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Appetizer and drinks only, dinner food is not excellent...needs improvement,
The restaurant has been remodeled very nicely and ambience is great.

J
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for a Friendsgiving that I wanted to host in the restaurant. The table they gave us with the view was spectacular. John, the server who helped us was amazing. He was attentive, friendly and professional in every way. He attended to our table of 13 people and everyone was very happy with the service and how fast the food came to the table. The food was delicious and the salmon was the best I’ve ever had. Definitely recommend going to Castaway, the restaurant is elegant and classy, the view is jaw dropping and the food is great!

SK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Steaks were cooked to perfection with tasty salads, vegetables and bread. Our server was totally awesome! She made us feel welcome and once she learned it was our anniversary she was so attentive to every detail of the evening. Truly a wonderful dining experience and we would highly recommend it and will definitely go back.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was great but you need to have a little more vegan food, i was very disappointed on the food i ordered the salmon and it was very dry, besides that it was great.

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