423 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Coffee House
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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The staff is amateurish, the food is mediocre. They even manage the salads to get wrong!! And it's always virtually empty. I am wondering how they stay in business.
Agree with most reviewers, the food is pretty good but the service is lacking. Unfortunately, my last two visits have me rethink going back. The table service isn't great. It takes too long to be served, it takes over 30 minutes and when you only have an hour lunch break it's not the best choice. Today I was in a party of three and was served my food LAST...I waited about 35 minutes while my colleagues got their lunches 10 minutes before--and I ordered the special!
Better go there now, before "the suits" find this place.
The inside is elegant and spacious. The food is excellent ( I had the penne pesto, and added bacon). If they don't have something you want, just grab something else off the menu and customize it. The chef is really good and pretty creative--take advantage of it now, because as more people actually come in, it will surely grow in lunchtime popularity.
Also,...um be SPECIFIC when ordering. Double-check. Make sure the server repeats to you exactly what you ordered. There is a high rotation in the serving staff.
This place gave me the worst food poisoning. I ordered the Blackened Salmon salad which I've gotten before. It was the only thing I had to eat all day and had not been sick so I am sure it was the food. I was extremely ill for 2 days with the worst stomach cramping of my life. I would give zero stars if possible uggggg
I've been going here for lunch one or twice a week. It's not particularly busy during the day, which is nice, and the wait staff are all very friendly.
So far I've stuck to their Allegro Crunch sandwich, but their spaghetti was really unique and good as well.
Know ahead of time that they may not have desserts to serve, at least at lunch, due to lack of demand (they make them fresh, when they are prepared). If you plan ahead, the waitress said they would accommodate requests for desserts ahead of time. She said the tiramisu & mousse are both fantastic.
Oh, and the coffee is good, which is a bonus. Also, they're totally cool with you staying a while if you're writing, or working. Way better than stinky Starbucks.