Glendale Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Glendale

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Glendale /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/ is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,167, making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 23rd-largest city in California. It is located about 8 miles (13 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.
Things to do in Glendale

1. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House

177 Caruso Ave, Glendale, CA 91210-1564 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 818-551-5561
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 356 reviews

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House

Reviewed By Actondad - Acton, Massachusetts

The dumplings, soups and dim sum are outstanding. Service is fast and friendly. Food comes out as it’s made, in any order, so be prepared to eat in any order. Seating is comfortable in a open dinning room and from many tables you can see the kitchen. For a quick and delicious lunch, it doesn’t get much better. We recommend the spicy dumplings and sticky rice. These were our favorites. They don’t take revelation, so plan accordingly.

2. Foxy's Restaurant

206 W Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91204-1306 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Television American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 +1 818-246-0244
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Foxy's Restaurant

Reviewed By CSS9112014 - Burbank, California

Just a fun place to go and hang out with friends. The wait staff is excellent. Have a nice variety of items. The coffee is really good. Parking is easy. You will find something you want to eat and is just prepared well.

3. Raffi's Place Restaurant

211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205-1008 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 +1 818-240-7411
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 326 reviews

Raffi's Place Restaurant

Reviewed By David C - Kirklin

Our party of 5 ate here on Tuesday, 3/11/18. We arrived at 6 PM and were quickly seated: the restaurant filled up shortly thereafter.

We ordered two appetizers: Hummus, and pickled vegetables. The Hummus was excellent, the pickled vegetables were good but nothing out of the ordinary. We then ordered 3 different entrees': Shish kabobs, lamb shank, and Rack of lamb. The entrees are very large, and come with copious amounts of rice, and nice variety of grilled veggies. The Shish kabobs are chunks of beef filet, skewered with slices of onions and green peppers. The filet was cooked to order, and fabulous. The lamb shank is boiled and served with huge amount of herbed rice, my son said the shank was so tender and tasty. The rack of lamb included 6 lamb chops, rice and grilled veggies. My son gave us one of the lamb chops, they were well seasoned and super tender. I tried one of the alternate rice selections, and got the rice with cherries in it ($3 uncharge). This rice was sweet and loaded with small cherries, very delicious. For dessert, we ordered coconut gelato, it was awesome: chocolate cake (just ok); Spumoni cake, also just ok; and Faloodeh, a persian sorbet with vermicelli noodles, cornstarch, rose water and lime juice - it was terrible! Ha ha, the waiter kind of shook his head when we had asked about this dessert, our person just did not pick up on his cue!

Tips: Entrees' are pricey in mid $20 each. we had a few wines, appetizers and desserts, and our tab was about $220 before gratuity. Valet parking is available at rear of restaurant, and public parking garage is nearby.

Great food! enjoy!

4. Granville

807 Americana Way, The Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA 91210-1509 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 12 - SGD 37 +1 818-550-0472
Excellent
48%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Granville

We believe great gourmet quality food should not only be approachable and accessible, but also affordable. We proudly use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients, including hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, organic greens, artisan cheeses and breads, as well as sustainable and organic coffee and espresso. We have a diverse menu that allows our guests to spend a little or spend a lot, but no matter how much they spend, they are always getting a high quality product for a very reasonable price. We serve generous portions to satisfy even the most voracious of appetites. We encourage sharing at the table, not only because the portions lend themselves to it, but it's a great way to discover something new. Our decor is stylish yet comfortable. We play undeniably feel-good music that spans various genres and decades. Our restaurants are clean, stocked and well-maintained. We have a "come as you are" mindset when it comes to our guests because we want everyone to feel comfortable dining at Granville just the way they are. We pride ourselves on the positive energy and universally inviting vibe that our Village emanates. We offer the best of all worlds: upscale yet unpretentious, satisfying yet wholesome, gourmet yet generous. Some people call our food "Grand."

Reviewed By elainetravels - Paris, France

60 friends
210 reviews
Elite ’17
3.0 star rating 10/31/2017
After filling out the customer card on my first visit, I got an email for a free entrée worth up to $17 the week of my birthday with the purchase of another, so two friends and I went to their Glendale location. We started with the artichoke hummus, a perfect plate to share, just as our waiter Gary suggested. The crisped flatbread had a nice sprinkle of shaved red onion and the texture was just slightly chewy, a nice pairing for the slightly lemony hummus. This is a very generous portion, so unless you are very hungry or want to take some home, I would recommend this for at least 3 people to share (and we still took some home).

I couldn't decide between the trout with pepita crust for $20 or the 12 oz pork chop with cajun spice for $24 so I asked our waiter, and easily decided on the pork chop when he said the pork chop was a favorite. One of my friends still opted for the trout so we traded bites. We enjoyed the crispy skin, but the fish was overcooked and dry, which no amount of lemon could help, so we told our server and he offered either a redo or something else. They removed the charge for the fish when she opted for a substitution of the poblano quinoa for $13.

She liked the poblano quinoa better but would have preferred less lemon or something to offset the flavor, like some butter lettuce to scoop it up or some endive spears. She said she liked it enough to take her leftovers home (where I'm sure she will eat it with some lettuce).

I chose the pork chop that was done perfectly medium, juicy, and the cran mango compote served on top gave a bonus burst of flavor. The yukon mashed potatoes and spinach with garlic were nice supporting players on the plate, but the pork chop was truly the star. I ate about half of the plate and took the rest home, but my other friend literally cleaned his plate (I think he would have licked it if he could have gotten away with it).

They gave me a complimentary birthday ice cream scoop with a candle that I had no room to eat, so we asked for 2 spoons so my friends could enjoy it. When we got the bill, they had given us the wrong discount so we brought that up to our server who said if he couldn't make it right he would send his manager to us. It was resolved without needing to escalate it to management, but it ended our evening on a slightly uneven note since our service was so good. I would definitely go back, but I would also always inspect the bill before paying it.

5. The Cheesecake Factory

511 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 818-550-7505
Excellent
47%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 224 reviews

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory offers something for everyone featuring a wide variety of over 200 menu items prepared fresh to order each day, plus over 30 legendary varieties of the Finest Cheesecake.

Reviewed By Jeane141 - Culver City, California

This restaurant has a large variety of items that should suit everyone's way of eating. The portions are very generous and there are items that cater to calorie counting and vegetarian dishes. This location has a bar and it accommodates large parties. They don't rush you if you choose to linger over good food, drinks and priceless conversation. Of course the cheesecake is to die for! The shopping in the area is plentiful and the restaurant will validate your ticket for 3 hours. So you can grab a quick meal and do some shopping for free! There are plenty of parking structures to accommodate the location you need to be at.

6. Damon's Steak House

317 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2303 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 818-507-1510
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 191 reviews

Damon's Steak House

Reviewed By shust - center

I returned after years overseas. Vodka gimlet with roses? yes!! same old grotty carpet etc? yup. I worried about the food and ordered prime rib m. rare, salad and it arrived cooked perfectly and was delicious. whatever they have been doing for xx years, they continue to do and they do it well. if you like fusion etc. , likely won't be your place. If you like real American food, go!!. service was very good.

7. Golden Road Brewing

5410 W San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, Glendale, CA 90039-1015 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 213-373-4677
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Golden Road Brewing

Locally brewed beer and amazing Pub grub with a chef driven influence awaits you here at The Pub at Golden Road. Kid and dog friendly, bring your family, bring your friends, heck bring a stranger!

Reviewed By fro2 - Pasadena, California

This pub has so much going for it. Forget that it is crowded and a bit noisy. It draws crowds of people who actually communicate with one another. There are minimal sports screens since these patrons are socializing. It is warehouse- like with concrete floors, tables, and a pub style bar with food service.
We sat at the bar and had fabulous service as well as a great conversation with the our server Christine. From this location we could see all of the taps and get the lowdown on beers from her.
The food menu is not vast but the dishes were great as are the prices. I had a Portebello burger with fries ($10.50) and my husband had a Grownup Grilled Cheese ($11.00) that he raved about. Of course, the beer is a highlight of this establishment. If you like a dark, sweet beer with coffee undertones try Sunset Coffee (20oz $7).
Now for the drawback. There is very little parking available that is free. The street obviously fills up quickly and we had to pay $5.00 for parking in their valet-only, off street parking lot. Plan on adding that to your bill!!

304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2304 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 818-246-7775
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Carousel Restaurant

Rated "The Best Most interesting Lebanese-Armenian Restaurant in LA" (By Michelle Huneven, LA Weekly), Carousel is the venue that will surpass your culinary expectations. If its authentic Middle Eastern cuisine you are looking for you will not only find the Authentic cuisine at carousel but the atmosphere and entertainment. we take pride in providing you with the most amazing dining experience

Reviewed By Californiafatcat - Camarillo, California

After having this restaurant recommended to us by several people, we were so looking forward to a wonderful dining experience. We were so disappointed! Our waiter acted like he didn't speak English....I asked him what was the most popular item on the menu....after three times, he responded "kabob"....not steak, chicken, lamb.....he just said, "kabob". We are not Middle Eastern....or Armenian...obviously we were all trying to figure out the menu. He offered no help....never once explaining any of the many dishes offered. The same with the dessert menu.....no explanation at all!!

9. Trattoria Amici

889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210-1555 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 818-502-1220
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Trattoria Amici

Reviewed By MrsKYRig - Singapore

No question about the ambiance and the service, it was great. The food though was not all good. Half of our party did like their pasta but the other half did not. Mine was carbonara, too salty & too creamy.

10. La Cabanita

3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208-1520 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 39 +1 818-957-2711
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

La Cabanita

Reviewed By Jon M - Long Beach, CA

From the moment I walked in and experienced the festive Decorations, to the end of my perfect meal, I was enthralled with this restaurant. Probably the best Mexican-restaurant I have been to in Los Angeles and I’ve lived here for many years. I will definitely be back here in a heartbeat. One of the nicest things about this restaurant is when they give you chips at the beginning of your meal they offer you three delicious sauces. One is a fresh tomatillos based salsa that taste like it was just made A few minutes ago for you. The other is a mole based salsa which is incredible. So flavorful. And they also give you a little bit of guacamole to go with your chips. I love that! I had the sopes Which were better than I’ve ever eaten, even in Mexico. This place is very delicious, and the waiter was super attentive without being obsequious. I’ll be back soon.

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