Jul
13
"Take a Mental Vacation and Revive Your Senses at the Castaway Restaurant" - Pasadena Now

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It’s summer and the evenings are Southern California cool, what better place to wile away an hour or two but on the patio of the New Castaway restaurant? Did I say NEW Castaway? Yes, after a 10 million dollar renovation that took almost a year the Castaway has re-opened with a new look, new chef, and a whole new steak-forward menu.

Executive Chef Perry Pollaci (The Royce and Cut Throat Kitchen) has created a menu that features steaks, fresh sides and fish and chicken for non-steak eaters. They’ve even got a couple of vegetarian dishes.

I had never been to the Castaway so I had no expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. From its beautiful interior to the vast patio, the Castaway is one nice-looking restaurant. The Castaway boa...


Jul
12
DineL.A. Summer Restaurant Week - Time Out LA

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Check out the Time Out LA article that features Castaway as one of the best restaurants during DineLA.

"Looking for dinner with a view? Burbank’s recently reopened Castaway is diving into dineL.A.’s summer session with one of the best scenescapes in the area. Castaway—with its new charcuterie station front and center in the dining room—is clearly a place with a meat-forward menu, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t veggie dishes for dineL.A. guests, too. The special three-course dinner prix fixe ($49) involves peach gazpacho with poached prawns and yuzu cream; steak tartare draped with beef carpaccio; kale caesar with whipped ricotta; mushroom pappardelle; steak frites; wagyu brisket; and a sweet-spic...


Jul
06
"Burbank's Castaway has a new look but the same great views" - LA Weekly

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Read more from LA Weekly's article about the new Castaway and highlights from our seasonal, steak-forward menu!

After a recent $10 million overhaul by John Tallichet of Specialty Restaurants Corp., the 12,500-square-foot, 54-year-old landmark perched atop the Verdugo Hills has reopened with a multilevel restaurant that guarantees a view from every table and a sprawling patio dotted with fireplaces.
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Jul
05
Join us for DineLA: July 13th-27th

DineLA is back with different menu items and spectacular views! Enjoy our Three-Course Dinner menu items! Available Friday, July 13th - Friday, July 27th.

Dinner Menu Featuring: (Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm | Friday 5pm-11pm | Saturday 4pm-11pm | Sunday 4pm-10pm)

First Course (Choice of one)
Riegar Farms Peach Gazpacho
Prime Duo
Kale Caesar


Second Course (Choice of one)
Steak Frites
American Wagyu Brisket
Ora King Salmon
Mushroom Pappardelle Pasta
Upgrade Your Steak: Filet Mignon 8oz +$10
28 Day Dry Age Ribeye 12 oz +$15

Third Course (Choice of one)
Passionfruit Jalapeno Cheesecake
Apple Tarte Tatin
View Full Menu Here

$49 Per Person
not including tax and gratuity
Make Your Reservation Today

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfis...


Jun
28
THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN LA RIGHT NOW


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We've been named one of the Best Restaurants in LA right now by Thrillist!

Burbank’s standby is back on the up and up

It’s not an entirely new restaurant, but after a reported $10 million renovation it might as well be: this now-stunning Burbank restaurant’s open again after a year, and boasts a massive patio overlooking the city, as well as a brand new menu with a full cheese and charcuterie bar as well as American wagyu brisket and whole roasted branzino with shaved fennel and oven-roasted tomato.

View Full Article Here

Jun
25
4th of July at Castaway

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CELEBRATE 4TH OF JULY WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF THE FIREWORKS!
Wednesday, July 4th at 5pm -SOLD OUT

Enjoy the A la Carte Dinner Menu or our Special Limited Menu!
Limited Menu featuring:
Grill Reiger Farms Peach Salad
BBQ Chicken
BBQ Ribs
Castaway Burger
Warm Apple Pie
View Full Menu Here

Cheers with our Red, White & Blue Sno-Cones
Add a shot of Bacardi or Grey Goose too!

Only Inside Seating Available SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist
Inside Window Seating $ 10 per person SOLD OUT
Patio Seating $ 20 per person SOLD OUT
Make Your Reservation Here or Call 8183848.6691
*Based on availability. Non-refundable.


Jun
11
Named one of the best restaurants in LA by Rodeo Realty

Burbank’s standby is back on the up and up

It’s not an entirely new restaurant, but after a reported $10 million renovation it might as well be: this now-stunning Burbank restaurant’s open again after a year, and boasts a massive patio overlooking the city, as well as a brand new menu with a full cheese and charcuterie bar as well as American wagyu brisket and whole roasted branzino with shaved fennel and oven-roasted tomato. View article here


May
30
Father's Day at Castaway! Sunday, June 17th

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Do something special for Dad this Father's Day and join us at Castaway. We will feature our Grand Celebration from 9am to 3pm and our a la carte Dinner Menu from 5pm to 10pm. Come and experience the new Castaway and the most breath-taking views of the valley!

GRAND CELEBRATION | 9am-3pm

Join us for Father’s Day and enjoy a Three-Course menu including an appetizer, an entrée and shared mini desserts for the table.

View The Full Grand Celebration Menu Here!

$79++ Adult
$35++ Children (ages 4 to 12) | Children 3 and under are free
$18 Bottomless Mimosas

*Service charge and tax are not included. Two Hour Time Limit. Advance deposit required.

DINNER | 5pm-10pm

Featuring our seasonally inspired and steak-forward a la carte Dinner M...


May
24
Venture BLDV Article - Castaway Retools in Burbank Hills With Seasonal, Steak Focus

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Plenty of restaurants would have been satisfied with prized views and thriving business as an events space. Not Castaway, a Burbank classic in the Verdugo Hills that dates to 1963. The landscape at the restaurant has changed dramatically recently—thanks to the hiring of Chef Perry Pollaci, who previously starred at Firefly in Studio City.

Perry’s seasonal menu centers on steak, which is on full display in Castaway’s exhibition dry-aging room. A section of the room, dubbed “The Butcher’s Block,” is central to the mission. It features five types of beef and 12 different cuts. Options include a 7-ounce skirt steak from Mishima Reserve American Wagyu, 8-ounce hanger steak from Snake River Farms and 6-ounce pasture-raised, grass-fed filet from Cape Grim Beef in Tasmania. Every steak comes plated with shallot marmalade and sweet garlic chips.

“We want to showcase seasonal ingredients at the peak of their flavors, and most of our produce comes from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Our dishes also have to, of course, taste fantastic and be visually appealing. Plating is very important–I like the contrast in color and textures,” the chef explains.

In a fun twist, key menu categories are named after movie productions, with appetizers considered “Prologue,” side dishes called “Supporting Cast” and entrees as “Lead Performers.”

View Full Article Here


May
16
EATER LA - 20 Restaurants With Amazing Views in Los Angeles

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13 Castaway

After a $10 million revamp, the Valley’s Castaway recently reopened in Burbank in a major way. The gorgeous space boasts sweeping vistas of the basin and hillside beyond. Consider this a love letter to the SFV, with plenty of New American fare playing a supporting role.

View the full list here!