Castaway - Burbank

4.5
5928 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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WilliamS
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Experience, took my girlfriend for her Birthday and she loved it. Great service delicious food and amazing view! Will definitely be going back!

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CrystalG
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

We paid almost $300 for two
People and ordered appetizers, drinks and food. I was just starting my last drink when I was approached by management that we needed to
Move to the bar to finish our drinks since we went over the 90 minutes. Mind you the service is super slow and they take forever to get the food and drinks out . If service was faster we could have finished sooner

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Tanner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. It’s that simple

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RuthC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and views. Will defina come back again and visit The Green Room for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is typically a go-to type place. Great ambiance and views. However, the food quality can be hit or miss. A couple of us ordered the fillet mignon, to be prepared the same way, medium rare. One steak looked good, but the other looked sad right off the bat. Turned out to be a bit over cooked and on the dry side. Beyond that, there were other minor issues that simply shouldn’t be the case with restaurants at this price point.

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Alexander
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for my anniversary with my girlfriend 😁

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JimF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food were all excellent. We had a leisurely dinner.

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kathym
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, get the roasted cauliflower appetizer, exceptional service, however I do not recall our server’s name. Great overall experience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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Kris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was amazing, our waiter was very nice. Food took much longer than expected (about 1 hour) we exceeded the 90 minutes asked to stay at the table. Was hoping to be done with dinner sooner. The food came out like warm, you could tell it was sitting out for a bit before brought to the table.

It was black Friday, so I'm not sure if they were just busier than usual?

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steves
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really nice place especially if you get a table outside overlooking L.A. and Burbank.

Not cheap but worth it

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StevenP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Matron too picky about seating….lots of empty tables but would not move us when requested….waiter insisted us on ordering shrimp and chicken on the side that was an extra $30 without tellling us

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! We will definitely be back! All the food served were so delicious.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Really bad experience. Probably not a good choice for busy weekends or the holidays at this time. Imagine the waitstaff walking off and being replaced with bussers. That’s pretty much what it felt like. The food that made it to the table was good. I’d always wanted to go there. The restaurant itself is beautiful. View amazing. Incompetent service erased all of that.

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PeggyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view and great experience we had, service was great as well.

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KimS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great time. Our server was very attentive and kind. The food and atmosphere was top notch!! My only problem was having a hard time understanding the cancelation policy. It states on line that they will charge the credit card you reserve with if you cancel within 24 hours. I called 26 hours before our reservation and was told that they will charge if we cancel at any time. Luckily, it turned out we could make it. Getting someone to answer the phone was also problematic. Just be sure you can go before you drop your card!

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katherinew
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

It took a good hour to get our food. The waiter indicated that there was a problem in the kitchen, but did not specify. The food when it finally arrived, was tepid. The waiter was good and apologetic but didn’t even offer us a dessert menu. Very disappointed overall. I will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I was doing thanksgiving on my own. The waiter was very busy. The Caesar salad was just okay. Too much dressing and it wasn’t noteworthy. I had the short ribs, they were delicious. The onion crisps on top were cold and almost inedible. I wasn’t offered dessert just the bill. There was a 90 minute limit on the table, so I guess my time was up. There didn’t seem to be any consideration for how busy it was and the time it took to get waited on. I was expecting more, given the cost of the meal, and was disappointed. Not sure I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great atmosphere and view!

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Mima
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails so good! Wonderful friendly great service. Food was excellent!!

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JANET
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Food was surprisingly delicious! We’ve been to castaways Thanksgiving buffets before and although the selection was good, the quality was what is expected for a buffet. Not any better or worse, but this 3 course meal was amazing! The salad was fresh and cold, the charcuterie had a great selection and special sandwiches which were so yummy, and all the entrees were flavorful and moist. We were all impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Brunch was amazing. Very good deal for the quality and amount of food you got.

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Rocky
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, attentive server, and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving meal was out of this world…it’s so rare to experience really fine dining when it’s en mass like this holiday offering and yet, the chef created every dish to perfection.

The team members were all so gracious and attentive and we were deeply grateful for them working on this holiday.

After 2020, it was indeed a time to celebrate.

Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. The best Thanksgiving ever!

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GabrielleU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious during their Thanksgiving brunch. This was the first year we didn’t cook, this may turn into a Thanksgiving tradition.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful view. Pretty quick service. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was above and beyond expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance, service were awesome but not so impressed with the food. The steak was very dry as it was cooked very well-done instead of medium, the lobster was rubbery. Cornbread was dense and very dry, didnt really go well with the eggs benedict. Dessert plate was just standard, nothing outstanding. Was expecting better food quality for what I paid $425+ for party of 3 (Thanksgiving brunch menu).

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vipsadsack
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Will took care of us. Food was unexpectedly abundant, was expecting smaller portions so it was a pleasant surprise.

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vipSarah
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bloody delightful!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great environment. Good service. Will definitely come back.

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LV516
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down a fantastically memorable experience. Our server, Tyler, was nothing short of incredible— he was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and helped our party to navigate food allergies with extreme ease; he was thoughtful and attentive and really made the entire experience so lovely. We’ll absolutely be back!

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Victoria
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great BUT valet was awful!!!! I work in the industry so I know valet is normally a service that is outside of the restaurant but wow oh wow! What a terrible way to end my 1st experience here! Everything was great inside the restaurant. Food, drinks and service was great! Juan behind the bar was awesome! Thanks again for the hospitality Juan!!!! But when I walked out, valet was rude, let me walk and get my own car, left my window down and left my keys in plain site on the dashboard. Such a bad way to end my wonderful evening! Made me want to get my money and tip back but whatever! I just know for next time to park my own car and walk up the little hill, rather do that than deal with that valet again!!!! Other than that thank you Castaway staff I had an amazing experience INSIDE the restaurant! Can’t wait to try it again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view , delicious food, great service!
Highly recommend

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Pita
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant is beautiful. The food was okay, the veggies were cold, and the sea bass was dry and a fishy - not worth $48. They told us we have a 90 minute time limit, but it took them over an hour to bring out our food. There were larger parties and other tables that got there after us and left before us. We were sat at 4:45 and were there until 7:40 because the service took so long. The staff was friendly, but very was slow.

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andreaq
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel was our waiter, he went above and beyond for the service ! I can’t remember the name of the manager but she was able to help us out with the seating outside for my Mother’s birthday! Thank you guys for the splendid service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was slow to come out and cold. Service was below average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. Definitely going to be coming back again!!

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vipPatriceE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. Service was amazing. Management was awesome. Thanks for a great brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Brunch at Castaways is incredible! Our server was very attentive with great suggestions, the outdoor patio seating and view was lovely, and the food was delightfully presented and delicious. The staff were always masked and the tables are well spaced from each other. Customers has no issues about donning masks before and after the meal so we felt very safe. Will definitely be back!

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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 4.5 stars by 5928 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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