Is It Any Good?

American like you’ve never had it. Casual and fun.

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This is one of the more unusual chains I’ve encountered in SoCal. It’s like the ultimate after-movie dinner place. It’s fun and funky, but it has a sliver of formality that makes it possible for you to walk into the place and not embarrass whoever you’re with. The inside, has a very Z-Gallerie feel. It’s like you’re in some hipster’s home. There’s even a fireplace at the Burbank location, so you feel like you’re at home.

It serves mostly American bar food, you know Quesadillas and Chicken Fingers, etc. It has a number of its own quirky creations, which are fabulous, but mostly importantly…they make you want to come back and try the one’s that you’ve missed.

 

WHAT SHOULD I GET?: There are a lot of tempting things on this menu, but every time I come here, every time I try to allow myself to get tempted by something else, I always wind up with the Thick-Cut Pork Chop. This is how the Pork Chop is described on their own website (as of January 12, 2012):

12 oz. Thick-Cut Bone-In Pork Chop rubbed in Cajun Spices and topped with a Cranberry-Mango Compote, served with Sautéed Spinach and our Yukon Gold & Russet Mashed Potatoes.

Worth…any…price.

 

PARKING: In Burbank, your choices are Street Parking (which is always full up), or three of the nearby Burbank Parking structures. The Burbank location is on San Fernando between Olive and Orange Grove.

 

MAP DIRECTIONS:
Granville Casual Gourmet
121 N. San Fernando Boulevard (between Olive & Orange Grove)
Burbank, California 91502

Tel: (818) 848-4726

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm