"Castaway Burbank: A regional institution gets a fresh makeover" - Tolucan Times


"Castaway pays homage to the local Burbank motion picture industry, showcasing subtle nods to the namesake movie,’ - Ryan Smith, regional manager of Castaway Burbank, Specialty Restaurants Corporation.

Nestled high in the hills of Burbank is a hot new dining scene. Castaway, which originally opened in 1962, recently underwent a massive makeover and is back as of last May offering a fresh, exciting culinary experience and a revamped interior.

Ask a random selection of non-transplants or long-time residents about Castaway, and chances are most will be familiar with it. It’s been a regional institution for decades.

The makeover was more than a fresh coat of paint and new upholstery. Retaining the same show-stopping views of the Valley below, Castaway reopened last spring with award-winning Executive Chef Perry Pollaci having redesigned the menu to be, as they put it, seasonally-inspired and steak-forward. Executives at Specialty Restaurant Corporation – which owns Castaway and specializes in one-of-a-kind restaurants — reimagined the restaurant’s offerings behind the bar as well, with local craft beers, a wine list of over 150 bottles and creative cocktails.

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