304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good For Dancing: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Online Reservations: Yes
Parking: Street, Lot, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, Middle Eastern
Noise Level: Average
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Happy Hour: Yes
I brought two admins here for lunch on Admin's Day, and we enjoyed our chicken and beef kabobs. The chicken was better than the beef, the beef had a slight tart taste to it. I think Panini Café has a better chicken kabob. Loved the dessert, Oreo Fudge Delight!!
This place offers a great ambience and very flavorful Mediterranean food. I casually visited this restaurant without expecting much, and was delighted with the quality of the food.
Walking into Carousel is unlike any other business on Brand Blvd. You are actually transported to a whole new place. The service and decor are impeccable, however, you do pay for this added ambiance (it's definitely a big step up from Zankou).
The dishes are well executed and delicious. And surprisingly the french fries are amazing with any of their dishes (~$12-18).
I'd definitely go back again, and I'm looking forward to their appetizer plate. The fried meat ball and cheese rolls are simply delectable.
03/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
People often ask me what my favorite restaurant is, or my favorite meal, and that's always hard to answer. To me, eating is all about the energy - who you're dining with, how the staff treats you, the strangers in the restaurant, and how you feel during and after consuming the food.
My experience at Carousel hit all the marks - the energy was great, the atmosphere was beautiful, and the food was outstanding. While I won't call this my favorite restaurant, this was definitely one of the best meals I've had in L.A., and I've been raving about it ever since I left.
Coincidentally, that very day the owner (Mike) of the restaurant was working on the vegan menu, so he brought us out a ton of food to try. While the lentils were my favorite, everything was very fresh and flavorful. The falafel was the best I've ever had - crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The Mousaaka (eggplant) was also fantastic. It was extremely authentic Middle Eastern food.
My feast included:
Mutabbal (Baba Rannuj)
Sarma (grape leaves)
Kebbeh Aadas (red lentils)
Carousel resturant is one of the best Persian-Armenian restaurants in the Glendale area. With it's great pattio arrangement as well as it's cozy private indoor area, Carousel is theplace to be with family and friends. With a great group of service and lively music, Carousel is the place to eat.
10/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Carousel has been a place Ive enjoyed for years. with friends, family, special events, anytime you go it hits the spot. Try a little Sambooka with the mezza platters then move onto some cravings for kabob and more kabob! Dont think it's over... come 10pm the show begins.. Belly dancing and Salsa dancing shows then live music by some of the most well known Arabic and Armenian singers! It will make you feel like youve left Los Angeles and traveled to far lands.. but mostly it will make you smile, feel satisfied and so happy!
10/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have not been to this restaurant in 10 years since I moved out of state. I am coming down in December and this is my first stop! I remember how wonderful it was and I crave their food. The Fatayers (Cheese Boregs) are to die for. Love their kabobs especially their Lula. Love taking the pita bread, spreading their absolutely addicting Garlic sauce on it, putting rice on and then the meat from the Kabob and make a sort of Gyro out of it.. I can't wait..I am so drooling right now.
I recently started working nearby, and have been here several times for lunch. It's a favorite among my peers. They have plenty of space for larger lunch groups, and the ambiance is fantastic and really gives you the feel for the culture. The service is very friendly too.
They have an extensive lunch menu with plenty of meat dishes, but I'm vegetarian so I haven't tried any of them. However, it is popular among my meat-eating peers. For us vegetarians, there are no fewer than 7 lunch entrees without meat, including several Mediterranean dishes I haven't seen elsewhere, like their spicy walnut dip and their vegetarian fava bean stew.