Castaway - Burbank
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
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I love this restaurant. Good is great and view is amazing
The place has a spectacular view but you are far from it even outside, like kind of pointless tho you can wait for your table next to the fire by the view! The food was okey, overpriced and the menu was limited, including the drinks and the music was odd, like a very bad DJ that would play from a Hawaiian song to the killers! The pictures look prettier than the place, maybe for brunch would be nicer but not for a romantic date. We went after to the “hidden bar”, The green room’, that you need rsvp for but was Nearly empty, only like 5 cocktails on the menu starting at $22 and it was pretty much an extension of the restaurant not a ‘secret spot’.
Overall it felt like an overpriced and overhyped spot for tourists to feel the Hollywood ‘glitz’ but in Burbank lol
It has potential but for now was disappointing
We love Castaways!! We go quite often!
Overall, it was an enjoyable meal. There were things that I was not 100% happy about, particularly in the beginning just after we sat down. Basically, we went for 15 minutes without people servicing us. My set of cutlery were never delivered until I asked for it. I don't think it is any individual attendant's fault, but more so that either overall they did not have enough people, or that the area that an individual attendant that needed to cover make it difficult for them to see the tables.
Other than that, my and my family are impressed with the other details. Food was excellent, service was friendly, environment was great. We really had fun. Thanks for a wonderful meal!
Recommended for us by hotel receptionist. We were out from Connecticut for a family matter. Very pleased with the food, choices, service and view. Relaxing.
The service was horrible!! They seemed short staffed. Out server took forever to attend ya we had
Wife’s birthday dinner was a success. The atmosphere was beautiful and all of the guests enjoyed themselves. My wife was blown away with the service and she’s looking forward to returning.
Such a great restaurant, delicious food and top-notch service
Kayla is an amazing server. She called everyone in my party by their names throughout the dinner. Wonderful food and attentive service. With every penny!
Terrible service and would not recommend; will not be going back. Took my friend here for her birthday and we could not have been more disappointed. Appetizers and our steaks and sides all came out at the same time, our server was absent for extended periods and unavailable, steak knives were not provided until well after the food was delivered, and my credit card was lost after the server ran it (it was ultimately found 20 minutes later in another table's folio). We are not sure if there has been significant turnover of staff since the last time we dined here, but it felt like a lot of new servers who had never worked at a restaurant before. The entire evening was comedy of errors without the comedy.
You absolutely cannot beat this view and the environment at this restaurant. The steak was only mediocre but the sides were really good. I would like to try their brunch options.
Always a great experience. Excellent service and the food was delicious.
Amazing service and beautiful view. Worth the money
Our reservation at Castaway was a great experience. We had no issues when we arrived at the restaurant, that sat us quickly with no wait time. My special request was granted and we fully enjoyed our night.
Recently remodeled, amazing food, amazing service and great views
They really made my 30th birthday special. Gave us a great table with an incredible view. Food was good, drinks were gorgeous and delicious.
Great restaurant,great views but pricey
Amazing service and view. Food was really great! Taking 1 star off due to tiny tiny oysters! $19 for a half dozen oysters to which i could barely see the oyster! Aside from that, everything else was great. Will definitely be back for a special occasion.
Attempting to act like they are upscale but it's not. They make you carry your own drinks from the bar to the table, I had water in one hand, drink in the other and the hostess was quite kurt in making sure we pay for the bill at the bar before being seated. Service was average and the food sat under the heater for awhile so one plate was slightly warm (you could tell it was under the heat lamp for awhile). Would not rush to come here again.
our server Katie knew we were there to celebrate valentines day and she went above and beyond to make our day EXTRA special.
I was impressed with the service, the friendly service of staff.
Galentine’s Day was a blast and the service is excellent. Thank you for helping us make memories!
We were celebrating my husband’s birthday with my mother-in-law, and this venue was classic yet modern, chic yet accessible
Great food; great renovation; great service. Awesome post-Valentine’s Day brunch!
We love going here, from bar drinks to food is great! Highly recommended One in a Melon and Gin Membership from their cocktails menu and you'll never go wrong with the charcuterie board!
I would recommend Castaway to a friend because the location is amazing; however, I would warn them to expect less than great service. You really have to go with your patience turned on to high. The front desk is usually lackluster and doesn't act like they're ready to help you or care that you're there. Several times we've waited way too long either at the bar for a drink and/or for food at our table. The last couple of times we had a great server but they're still at the mercy of the kitchen staff. So, the location and atmosphere are fantastic, the food is mostly great, and the service overall is mediocre to bad for the prices you're paying.
The views are fabulous. The food is not. The cheese and charcuterie board we selected - the cheese were tiny pieces. Not worth the price at all. The $44 steak didn't taste like a $44 steak and the brussel sprouts were overcooked and charred so much that they were gross. The waiter kept making off-color jokes that were awkward and kept intruding like he was our best friend. Annoying. I am hesitant to go back. It's a real shame because it's such a pretty setting.
Despite having a reservation they couldn't seat my fiancee and me inside--not enough servers at 6pm. We were seated at a table outside with no real privacy and squeezed between other guests. The food was great, especially the bread and basil butter and our steaks. The drinks were lovely as well. Unfortunately the noise from the other patrons and everyone taking selfies in front of the view made the whole experience rather eyerolling. Had we been seated inside in a booth we may have enjoyed the experience more.
From the hostess to the bartenders to the servers, amazing experience. It was my girlfriend and my first time there and also our first valentines together and it for sure met all expectations. Thank you again.
It was my birthday celebration!
We have not been to The Castaway since their remodel. It is beautiful and of course the view is still amazing! At first we were disappointed that they no longer had their spectacular Sunday brunch but the new menu had some interesting offerings! From the start our server was not attentive. We were sitting by the bar and could see her talking with her coworkers! The manager did stop by a couple times. My husband & daughter had the chicken & waffles! It said chicken breast but the bone was in with a leg attached which made it difficult to eat. I had the crab cake Benedict it was delicious but small, half an English muffin, 1 crab cake, and 1 Poached egg. The lava cake was good! All around us they sang happy birthday but our server didn’t bother. Also, if they don’t refill your glass it really isn’t bottomless mimosas.
I am a regular yelp reviewer and I have rarely written such a harsh review! Fortunately, I had the best company and that is what was important!
Love this place beautiful view great service great food.
The food was amazing, our party did not wait to be seated, and the view was priceless.
The service was great. Three different managers spoke with us to make sure all was good. The only complaint I have is that my chicken was so dry, it was overcooked. Everything else was delicious. We had the crab cakes, salad, salmon, asparagus. It was great, except for the chicken.
From Valet to dessert, we had a wonderful experience. The sunset view was amazing. Steak was seasoned perfectly! Definitely recommend
excellent! the service, food, ambiance, just great!
A bit loud to have a private conversation. , We were a small group there for a birthday party it was hard to hear people in our own party. Not bad but will note not to take a business dinner there
First time here for brunch. Brought my wife for her birthday along with our son. Service, food, and ambience was excellent highly recommended it.
We had an amazing time at Castaway! It was my first time there, and I went for my birthday. The views were stunning! It was so peaceful and relaxing! I could have stayed there forever! The food was really good, and our server, Katie, was the best! She made me feel so special for my birthday, and went out of her way to make it a special day for me! I will definitely be back!
Really nice spot in the valley. Good food, beautiful ambience, and good service. Would def recommend to try while in LA