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Castaway - Burbank, Burbank, CA

Castaway - Burbank

4.3
4.3
10257 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Make A Reservation through our website to save your seat! 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 232 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (818) 848-6691
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    The Castaway Burbank is proud to be part of Specialty Events, one of Southern California's leading event production companies. Castaway specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact castawayburbank@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Uniquely situated on the hills of Burbank with captivating views of the Valley and Los Angeles, Castaway is the perfect location for your next event. We offer full-service, event planning to ensure that your event is executed with excellence in our indoor and outdoor event spaces. Available year-round, our eight elegant outdoor and indoor event spaces accommodate 20-1,000 guests. Contact an event specialist today 818.843.5013 For large parties over 12, contact our special events team at castawaybcatering@srcmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    Castawaybcatering@srcmail.com: (818) 843-5013
  • Neighborhood
    Burbank
  • Cross street
    Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Easter Four-Course Brunch! $98

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Hop over to Castaway for Easter Brunch! We will be offering a Four-Course Brunch Menu featuring appetizers, salad, and desserts to share & plated entrees including Steak & Eggs Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, and Lobster Benedict. Adults $98, Children $35, Bottomless Mimosas $30. *A la carte menu not available during Brunch.
    Easter Four-Course Brunch! $98 Photo

What 10,257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Most Booked

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Great for scenic views

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Steakhouse

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Most Booked

10,257 Reviews
  1. BirdBugBee

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn't been since before the pandemic started, and the renovations are spectacular. Everything seems to have been improved! We appreciated being accommodated for our special seating request, and then Delaney rocked as our server - so professional and personable. Truly excellent experience. P.S. Beware of that "cheesus" sandwich! It's delicious, but absolutely ginormous!

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  2. ARIT

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great from beginning to end. 10/10 highly recommend. Great for a date, anniversary, birthday. Arrive between 4-6pm for prime choice seating. View is to die for

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, great food. Service was friendly and attentive

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  4. JimmyG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant and view alone is beautiful. The food and service was something else. The food lacked a lot of care and flavor, as so did the service. Our server didnt seem so interested in serving my girlfriend and I, as he was really no where to be found for a few minutes and only checked on us twice during our period. Was just more so there to do a job. I get how high volume can be and understand it can be overwhelming but at least seem or pretend to be more enthusiastic & interested about what you do. I really wanted to like this place but I do think they need to focus more on hospitality and on the quality of food.

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  5. RichardD

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked for a favor on a very crowded day to see if we could get a table next to the glass. They accommodated with the best table in the house.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Be careful. I got very sick after eating their raw oysters.

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  7. FarzinT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The brunch menu very limited , food not good, nice view, eventhough we had reservation took them 30 min to seat us!, very loud, hard to hear each other accross the table, terrible music which took away from the view. Don’t recommended

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  8. TeddyA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so perfect for me and my wife! We had a good time👍👍👍

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  9. asaasa

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. We wanted to have seats near the edge but it was OK because we could have seats in the patio

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  10. MarkB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was OK. Nothing spectacular,we did not order steaks though Salmon and butterfish were ordered only. They were OK Prices are extremely overpriced and parking situation is ridiculous. I had to wait almost half an hour for my car to be brought back by valet drivers! Crowded place

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  11. VIVEKM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Valet at this restaurant lost my keys, and it was a 45 minute wait even with a reservation that I had placed 2 weeks ago. Waiter was rude and then interrogated me on why I left a poor tip.

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  12. RobertD

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was preoccupied with a larger group nearby so our service suffered. Had to ask multiple times for bread, water, some utensils, and had to wait extraordinarily long for our entrees. All in all, a very long night for somewhat mediocre food. Also not a lot of value for the money. Location and views are amazing however.

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  13. lisac

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place. Food and drinks were amazing. Busy place but totally worth it. Loved it.

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  14. SusanaD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Food was a huge let down not only was it All so salty and Over cooked our fry’s were Cold. And the black rice was stif and difficult to chew the salmon was dry & over cooked we asked for medium cooked steaks & both steaks we ordered were over cooked dry and salty. The restaurant is beautiful Great views good service. However the food was disappointing and we were there to celebrate my mothers birthday.

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  15. TerryW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great views. Great spot to celebrate something special.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    You pay for the view and the vibe. Service was extremely slow. Took an hour and half to get our food and when it arrived it was cold. Bottomless mimosas options were ok. Wouldn’t come back for brunch.

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  17. TTB1010

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, delicious drinks and food! will definitely be returning

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  18. topshelf

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for a bachelors party brunch. We ordered a few starters and entrees to share between the 4 of us. The beef sandwich and truffle fries were lovely. I’d stay away from the popcorn chicken. It was underwhelming. We also enjoyed bottomless mimosas. The charcoal lavender was tasty! Service was terrific, friendly and accommodating. Would come back again for more bottomless brunch or dinner for a night view.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside .. great view .. great food .. great atmosphere ! Service was excellent!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Was really looking forward to the dining experience here, and the only thing I can rave about is the view. The server seemed more interested in chatting with others and forgot a few small details that would've pleased me greatly. I ordered the half chicken, and instead of a savory fall-off-the bone meat, it was tough to cut, chewy, and dry. The veggies were okay, but there wasn't hardly ANY of the sweet potatoe puree. The presentation was rough, also. A cutting board platter that made it hard to maneuver my cutlery. Overall, I was disappointed in the meal and the service. The ambiance, however, was lovely. The view, spectacular. A very romantic spot indeed. Could use some work on the service and food.

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  21. AndrewC

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views and vibe, looking forward to next time

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  22. MichaelE

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here for Brunch/Lunch! Amazing views, great drinks and food. We have sat with Juan Carlos a couple times and he is always so nice and helpful! This last time we were there it was crazy busy and it was just him and 1 other on the patio…even though things took a little longer (not his fault) he was great and still took care of of us amazingly!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our server Jana!!! Regarding the food, it was pretty cold but we sat outside which may have been the reason for it not being warm/hot

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. The drinks was great!!! The food was amzaing!!! 10/10

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  25. LashandaT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my husband for his birthday & everything at the service was good, and the ambiance was perfect. The view was breathtaking, and we were already planning our next date night here.

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  26. WhitneyR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a clear day the most beautiful lunch place is outside at CASTAWAYS! The view and whole atmosphere of the restaurant is stunning. Add to that the service, excellent food and fine dining overall — the bill at the end seems worth it.

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  27. Sunfunfood

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here on a Wednesday for lunch. It wasn’t busy and we were seated on time. I requested a table by the window but they hadn’t been cleaned off yet. I was a bit disappointed that there were several tables by the window dirty therefore not able to seat us. We were seated at a booth towards the back. We had a little view but not what I expected. Server was nice and cordial she gave good recommendations on food and drinks . Food was mediocre. We ordered the smash burger, wedge salad and chicken sandwich. All were fine but nothing outstanding or spectacular. Overall, I believe you pay for the ambiance of this place . It’s a nice restaurant n all but I couldn’t recommend it for the food .

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  28. MikeM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    James, our server, should consider a different career.

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  29. Tony

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Only had valet parking for $9 and they wouldn't accept the card that I just used on the inside. I had a reservation but got sat 15 minutes after that time. Food came out about 40 minutes after I ordered even though my waiter assured me that it was about to come out for a solid 20 minutes. The food was only alright for the price. They focused on being flashy but not enough on the taste. Would not waste my money here again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect! My favorite place! Recommended for everyone!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very okay and very bland but service was wonderful though

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  32. Kawato

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shantay was amazing, providing amazing service and friendly, upbeat vibe. Made our anniversary special. The special drinks are all good, fav is paid vacation. The 5 course meal is a fun experience with, a surprising amount of food.

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  33. Leo1234

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Made a reservation the day before specifically for a booth. We arrived on time and waited at least half an hour to be seated in a tiny table in the corner of the restaurant by the registers. The table was very wobbly. We ordered 2 steaks. One medium and one well done. The server got them mixed up and gave them to the wrong person and after eating 1/3 of it we noticed and had to switch plates. The Sprite we ordered had no flavor so machine was clearly out of syrup. The steak knives were incredibly dull and we had to use at least 20 pounds of pressure to cut through the meat sawing back and forth a minimum of 10 times per cut.

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  34. Loverde

    Denver

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique experience- stunning view, excellent braised beef, cosmos, prompt service. On time reservation. Treat yourself!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was not the best. Waited an hour for food. Waiter would forget what was being ordered.

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  36. Sam13317

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I have been here a couple of times, I would definetely nor recommend to go there when it rains, it's not because you will be seating in the rain, it's because the restaurant management does a very poor job of rearranging the tables and fitting them, they pushed all the tables on the deck so close together to fit under the canopy that you literally would bump people if you wanted to leave your table, also the traffic is awful around your table as it is so crowded, before anyone says, there is no way to know when is going to rain, I made my reservations vey late in the week and everyone and their grandma knew it was going to rain, no need to pack it in like that, also the service this time was so slow, long periods waiting for the server, food was not as good as it had been before, lacked taste on the mash, ordered the crispy whole snapper, did taste good, but they really need to remove the black matter near the head of the fish, really bitter obviously and killed the flavor of an otherwise good fish, filet was good, the crabcake had good flavor, but the size didn't match the price, hope next time they fix those things, will certainly be back.

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  37. Lisa

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For appetizers, we recommended crab cake, tri-color cauliflower & brussels sprouts. The Brussels sprouts were a hit with our dining party. The oysters on a half-shell were delicious too. The Key Lime pie dessert is also very good. We weren't disappointed with our main entree options which are too varied to list by name. Had a wonderful birthday dinner evening.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amon was an amazing serve. Not sure if that’s how you spell his name.

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  39. AngelM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful property. Beautiful views! The food was ookaaayy. I definitely have to go back and try some different dishes. I had the hangover hash, cauliflower, annd brussel sprouts. Nothing to write home about but everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked yummy. I had the paid vacation cocktail. Unique af! Our server was very attentive. We had a great time. Definitely coming back!

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  40. DonA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waiter was especially good, knowledgeable, attentive, and with a very pleasant personality. The food was very tasty. The noise level was extremely loud, was not conducive to having a pleasant brunch at your facility. I would not return based on this alone... otherwise the experience was very good.

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Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 10257 OpenTable diners.

Castaway - Burbank does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 232 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Castaway - Burbank

1250 East Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sunset Canyon Road and Harvard Road
  • Neighborhood
    Burbank
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (818) 848-6691
  • Catering
    The Castaway Burbank is proud to be part of Specialty Events, one of Southern California's leading event production companies. Castaway specializes in custom catering menus, detailed coordination and innovative design services for off-site corporate and social events. Please contact castawayburbank@srcmail.com for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Uniquely situated on the hills of Burbank with captivating views of the Valley and Los Angeles, Castaway is the perfect location for your next event. We offer full-service, event planning to ensure that your event is executed with excellence in our indoor and outdoor event spaces. Available year-round, our eight elegant outdoor and indoor event spaces accommodate 20-1,000 guests. Contact an event specialist today 818.843.5013 For large parties over 12, contact our special events team at castawaybcatering@srcmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    Castawaybcatering@srcmail.com: (818) 843-5013
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