Castaway - Burbank

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Steakhouse
Our Special Events office is still open and booking special events! Please call our special event coordinators at 818.843.5013 or email CastawayBcatering@srcmail.com to book your event.

The dining room is currently closed to help protect the health and safety of our community. Thank you for your support!

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to be at

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeatable food! Best place for brunch!!

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EricJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my birthday and everything was great. Karen was our server and she was great. Very attentive and made the day great.

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HillaryS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely restaurant! Perfect for a date night or special occasion and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend Castaway to anyone near Burbank who wants an unforgettable dining experience!

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vipMsVirg
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good enough for me to go back. It is very nicely decorated and a lot better than the old restaurant.
The service could be better. We waited for our drinks and saw them setting on the bar for about 10 minutes, but the salad and the steaks came at a good time.

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BernardP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

That was our fifth time in Castaway over the last 12 months, we really like the design of the restaurant and the superb views of the valley and beyond, as well as the hills on the self park side. The associate that took care of us was really nice and professional, she was also attentive without being intrusive. All good for that part, this was my wife birthday and our spirit was pretty elevated. This was not the case for the food, nothing really wrong with it, just completely bland, it did not match the raving description of the chef capabilities posted on their website. The short rib benedict dish was tasteless, lacking seasoning and creativity, the Ora burger had not much going on as well on the taste field, though the visual aspect of the dish was interesting. The only thing we enjoyed eating were the Fries that came with the Ora Burger, nicely done with the "caviar" topping. The food is not the reason that makes us come back, as we've never been really impressed by the taste of the Chef's offerings, but it is acceptable enough and we'll keep on going there for the atmosphere and the view.

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YukikoA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I received the best service from Zachery. The servers were friendly and made my experience top notch. The food was delectable and my lavender mimosa was fantastic. I will definitely be back.

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DaishaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was so wonderful. Our waiter was fantastic. We celebrated a birthday and the guest if honor felt special :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service , good food , nice ambiance

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Johnnyshungry
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

having a drink at the bar on Sat. afternoon and decided to get a table since we were going to order food and would be easier to speak with the 3 others I was with and the hostes responded with " we're totally booked" I see the place is not even 1/2 fullI so I returned to my drink at the bar opened the open table app and tables were available within 10 min and every 15 minutes after.
Food and service was fine after being seated, nice view, shared plates of octuopus, scallops, rib eye, mashed potatoes & brussel sprouts all decent. Nothing to race back for food wise but a nice way to spend a afternoon.

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ChristinaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Our waiter, Sebatian was amazing! Great service & great first experience!

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AnnettB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We requested a table out side which we did not get. The stakes were all done the same , and none were ordered the same .

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Bankerpat
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a nice big, slightly segregated, table for our party of 8. Everyone enjoyed their food and there were no leftovers. We brought our own Bday cake, but the restaurant also brought the Bday girl her own yummy dessert, candle and all. The wait staff very friendly and patient, as 3 of our guests showed up an hour late and no one was drinking alcohol or eating appetizers.

I hadn’t been there in 35 years and now am sorry for that. I will choose to dine here more often.

We were a little concerned about a “surprise” party that had signs posted at various entrances. The surprise had to have been lost as the signs listed the guest’s name and remained up for over 3 hours.

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JBarber
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food has improved so much except for the desserts, we ordered two and one a cheesecake was inedible. the second a lava cake was mushy, not fully cooked and bland. They should really improve in this area. Its a very overpriced place and you are paying for the view but the desserts were less than one star. Wish they had a nice berry crumble or pie, or something more interesting than their offers.

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lindap
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was born and raised in Burbank, I have seen the Castaway make many changes especially after there fire. My son got married there and we have had many showers and parties there. This is by far the best change they have made. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and very classy. The bar is big and wonderful. There are no words to describe the VIEW! Every table has a view, there is not one bad seat in the house. Now for the food, it was fabulous! One of us had the filet, I had salmon, and two other people had the fried whole fish, and baked fish. It was all delicious. We had crab cake for appetizer. Everything was delicious. Good job Castaway! You have finally done it...It is wonderful! We will be back even though we live in Santa Clarita, it is worth the drive for sure.....Love it...Love it

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was very nice. Very clean and the décor was beautiful. We were seated fairly quickly. The food was very good. The grilled octopus was fantastic. The mushroom pasta dish was very good as well. The view was beautiful. The waitress was very nice.
Overall, a very nice experience. Thanks Chris

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remic
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date. lovely view,great food will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best view in LA.

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babsthechef
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First reason people come here is the ambience. I’ve been here a couple of times and it was pretty good. I think if they add soup and pizza on the menu, it will sell too. I hope they add more options to the menu. Service is pretty good, can’t complain. It’s a nice place, great for all occasions, however it’s not a cheap place to go... expect to spend $$-$$$ here. Remember, most of all, you pay for the view and the ambience! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday they didn’t bring birthday treat

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PaulH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were on point and the view is amazing. Don't be in a hurry go there with an open mind and take in the view.

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YvetteD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Very disappointed! Online shows this restaurant as an all you can eat buffet brunch. It isn’t!!!Made reservations for my birthday.Nit only was I disappointed but I was also embarrassed. The menu is too limited. The waffleS that some of us ordered was NOT hot or freshly cooked.
The hostess told us we weren’t the only guests upset about the inaccuracy of advertisement.
The last time I visited this place it was an all you can eat buffet.

Castaway - Burbank
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hello Yvette, The time you have taken to share your feedback is greatly appreciated. I apologize for the inconsistency in your food orders during you recent brunch visit. This is something our team is eagerly working on improving. Our Buffet brunch was discontinued following our remodel and is no longer available. However we do still offer buffet brunch for special holidays. Our next Buffet Brunch will be on Easter Sunday and we are currently accepting reservations. Best wishes, Castaway Burbank

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SusanC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, gorgeous view, excellent food, all for $$$$. I cannot afford to go often so saving it for special people and occasions

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TheDude
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place to dine. Service could be a bit more refined based on location/cuisine. If you are looking to take that special someone for a romantic evening or to view the spectacular views of Burbank, I highly recommend.

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vipFabulous
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent food. Lovely experience.

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TimothyG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Food was very good. Amazing view. It was the perfect place for my wife and I to enjoy a night out together.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible view! The patio was perfect and once the sun went down, heat lamps kept the temperature extremely nice! Castaway was the perfect place for date night

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KurtM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, a good atmosphere and we'll definitely return again.

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BelindaS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great ambiance and view, but the service is slow and the food options for brunch is not that great, the dinner menu is better overall. Been there a few times, and the food was great then, but the last visit was okay.

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K8pasta
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service ...The hostess was extremely helpful in navigating the restaurant & seating...our server was Par Excellance...
Marie has been there 2 years & hopefully is in the running for promotion...
Marie had an excellent attitude that really made our brunch special
the food was tasty & the manager was very gracious with his time checking on table satisfaction....
There should be an option to parking valet & if there is , it isn't made obvious... other than valet, everything else was a real treat...thanks

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TeareneyF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service/staff was exceptional. I’ll definitely return to try the dinner menu

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AhkimaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing view and outstanding service !!!

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vipItalianBanker
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kaitlyn was amazing and made the entire dining experience more fun and enjoyable!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Castaways! And, our server Karyn was AMAZING!!!

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varuzht
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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Imok
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Definitely worth the atmosphere. Food was pretty good.

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Mash
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, everytime I have guests from abroad I invaite them to this beautiful place.

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AileenM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice view & ambience, it’s good to celebrate anniversary.

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ValerieF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was excellent. The waiter was very friendly and attentive.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Kayla and she was wonderful. She made us feel welcome and she suggested our meal for our special occasion. Our desert was a surprise and delicious that made our evening very special because is was our 36 years wedding anniversary which was the place where we had our wedding reception. Thanks.

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Castaway - Burbank offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 848-6691.

Castaway - Burbank is rated 4.4 stars by 2868 OpenTable diners.

Castaway - Burbank does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://srcloyalty.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

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