Not long ago, Irving bought a Tippr coupon for The Riverside Café in Burbank.
We used it last night because we didn’t feel like cooking, and wanted a low-key restaurant. They are known for their French Onion Soup, which we of course ordered. It came in a piping hot bowl, fresh out of the oven. It was pretty good and actually did taste homemade (in a good way). The gooey cheese was the best part.
Served with a fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette.
On the side, Irving got a sausage sandwich, and I got the grilled zucchini and eggplant. Why do veggies off the grill taste SO GOOD?
Perhaps it’s the butter seared on the grill that keeps me going back. HAHA Either way, it was excellent.
The only thing I didn’t like about this place was the décor. It’s an older place that could really use some updating. Everything was dusty and a little gritty. The plastic chairs also felt a little makeshift. And we dined with huge sunflowers in our face.
Where’s my husband? ((But I was entertained by the picture frame behind him that is outlining the wall socket. Clever!))
We agreed the food was right on, but they should think about some new table cloths and an upgrade. I know that sounds pretty snobby, but their prices are extremely high for what you get, so I thought the atmosphere would have been a bit better. That being said, it’s hard to find these cute little hole in the wall places in LA and it did remind me of home, so it was kind of nice. I’m a tough critic.
We’d give it a shot again when the weather is nicer and we can eat outside. The neighborhood itself is pretty cool. It’s in the equestrian district where everyone has a barn attached for their horses. We saw quite a few walk by when we were eating. We should definitely explore the area more.