Central Grille

4.5
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$30 and under
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American
A new dining experience in the Glendale area.
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GR
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

love our local upscale American casual restaurant- a real improvement over the old coffee shop.

MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went to Central Grille for the DineLA menu and truly enjoyed it. We got the the braised short ribs and herb crusted mahi mahi. Although the short ribs weren't hot enough, the flavor was wonderful. They were paired with garlic potatoes, that were really very good. The mahi mahi was perfect. It was on a bed of forbidden rice - not my favorite - along with roasted mushrooms, red peppers and asparagus, topped with an avocado sauce.

Our starters were tortilla soup - wonderful flavors with good chicken and tortilla strips - and Caesar salad. It was perfectly dressed, not too much and not too little. But there was only a half of a red grape tomato and half a yellow grape tomato. There should have been more.

Dessert was key lime pie - fantastic, and carrot cake - good. The drizzle of berries and cream wasn't necessary though.

The dinner was quite good, and were were very pleased. We would definitely go here for dinner again.

d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate here for dine LA. They offered a great meal for $29.

p
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was just OK - food was just OK, but the waitress who was very nice, forgot an item we ordered, and then forgot to charge us for a drink. Had to wait 10 minutes to find her to pay the bill, then had to wait while she added the missed drink. The food wasn't good enough to put up with the slow service.

M
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a real find. The fried chicken is amazing. It's coffee shop casual with great food

3
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the Central Grille because it was across from our hotel. What a gem! The service was fabulous - our waiter Wesley treated us like family. The food was cooked to perfection and was delicious. Would definitely recommend a stop here when in the area.

l
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice choices on their menu. Comfortable restaurant and sports on the tv! Doesn't get any better

JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service for our large group. Probably would have never tried it if it didn’t pop up on open table...so glad we did. Everything was amazing.

s
Los Angeles
341 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very impressed with excellent and attentive service. Food was delicious, especially the salmon and the Mahi Mahi dish, quite different with forbidden rice. This was our first visit here and was found through Open TAble. We will be back for another visit soon.

LK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends in from Arizona for the holidays. It was their choice to go to the Central Grill. We took them there last year and they really enjoyed it. They asked to return this year.

OT
Los Angeles
479 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

very good upscale coffee shop with tasty comfort food; the service is very good to good and the servers are friendly.

LD
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away with our Open Table reservations. Our server was on top of his game - attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent, as always. It was nice to see the restaurant so busy too!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Private room for our birthday celebration. Great food and atmosphere!

PB
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place

ST
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came on a Saturday, had delicious short ribs, salmon, and kids sliders then shared their famous carrot cake (which was enough for all 3 of us). The only drawback is a bit limited list of wines by the glass. Overall it was a hit, and we're happy that we tried it.

W
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday dinner. Nikki was amazing! She was great and made our dining experience great. We will all recommend Central Grille to our friends and family.

OT
Los Angeles
479 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite dependable for a good dinner. I like their seafood and the chicken calzone. Their desserts are pretty good, too. Usually efficient service. A nice casual upscale coffee shop.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just wanted a place well rated and walking distance from her hotel. Central Grill was a winner

Z
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There were 4 of us in our group, and we sat in the room with the windows. The service and the food was delicious. we had salmon, mahi-mahi, and shorts ribs, and everyone liked their meal Great meal. and able to have a quite conversation. Would go again Can have simple dishes, or great dinner at a reasonable price.

GS
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Central Grill never disappoints. Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. We enjoyed the fish and chips and the fried chicken sandwich. The quinoa salad was okay, but not great. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of options for everyone in our party from seniors, adults and kids. Great service and the food was brought out by runners so it was hot and fresh. Save room for dessert!

D
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice fried chicken

JB
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Central Grille is a solid get what you pay for restaurant. Food is good, service was very good and a nice atmosphere. Nice choices on the menu and a decent wine/beer list.

OT
Los Angeles
479 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good upscale coffee shop with interesting food. Not too expensive, but not as cheap as a regular coffee shop either. Nice atmosphere and good service make this a good choice for lunch or dinner.

a
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is great neighborhood place. Lots of variety of food selection and yummy deserts!

w
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the setting. The lady server was delightful and very helpful.
The food was delicious, generous portions, we ordered Mahi-Mahi and Almond Salmon
yummy indeed. The prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend Central Grille
to all my friends.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was superb! And it was quieter than usual which was a blessing!

FC
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

You're gonna love the Brussel Sprouts! ...and many other things!
Five of us had dinner here for an impromptu birthday dinner and it was very enjoyable. We started at the bar for some "Happier Hour" drinks and the crispy brussel sprouts, both the Margaritas and the sprouts were delicious, then moved on to dinner. The menu is very large with some interesting takes on favorites, like the pot pie calzone. Our server, I believe her name was Nicky, was delightful and very attentive and the complementary piece of birthday carrot cake was very generous and memorable. The breakfast menu looks delicious and I don't think you can go wrong with the food here at any time of the day.

JB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and fenced off, but was still taking reservations on Open Table. Very inconvenient.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I didn't know that place was there all this time. The beef was so soft. Carrot cake is delicious! The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. Will definitely come back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! They care about the food and customer and it shows! I will be back!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service by our waitress, we came for dinela around 8:45. Some items were sold out prior to ordering but everyone still had a great meal.

f
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We visited the restaurant during the Dine LA week and tried their prefixed menu. Among the appetizers, the winner was truffled brussels - it was absolutely delicious. Spicy tuna and tortilla soup were good. From the entrees, we tried mahi mahi, which was good and almond salmon, which was very mediocre to our taste as crust was smooshy and and taste in whole was somewhat plain so was the side garlic potato. Two out of three desserts (carrot cake and lime cake) were so-so, while apple cobbler was good. The ambience is very simple. Service was great - our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and quick.

KS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was very good. Will definitely be back.

l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The soup was delicious and tasty. The entree was well done and I had to return it. The replacement steak was cooked medium to raw. Was nicer and had leftover. The key lime pie was yummy.
Would come back.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended. It looked like nothing special; we just chose it because of its proximity to our lodging, but we were blown away by the inventive menu, overall value, and exceptional service. We were a party of 5, all made different selections, and all truly loved each course--appetizers, entrees, desserts, drinks. We're not regularly in the Glendale so sadly we may not be able to come back, but sure hope this place is around if we are back in the area.

B
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Herb crusted Mahi Mahi was fantastic. Vegan options were quite tasty. Service was attentive, informative and fun. Highly recommend it. We will be back the next time we are in the area.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I ordered the special and found it not to be very appealing. We also had gazpacho and fries which were tasty although the fries were a bit too greasy. I will give the restaurant another try as the menu is more inventive than most but I did not enjoy my tuna, sweet potatoes and rice dish.

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

Great place, nice ambience, attentive service, big portions, comfort food.

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LD
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit of an ordering snafu but the waiter fixed things. Food was yummy as always. Short rib melt... mmmm. Pizette appetizer very tasty. Zucchini bread to go. See ya next time!

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