Going out to eat in Glendale lets diners experience LA’s melting pot of cultures. Glendale is well-known for its Armenian bakeries, Mediterranean food, Greek and Lebanese eats to American and Italian. Along with dining options at the Glendale Galleria and The Americana at Brand, there are some unique eating options in Glendale.

Din Tai Fung
The Americana at Brand
Hailed by many top publications as one of the best restaurants in the world, Din Tai Fung at The Americana at Brand offers traditional steamed dumplings that put this eatery on the map. Menu items favorite items such as pot stickers, noodles and wontons, fried rice, soups, fried noodles, and truffle dumplings – a new introduction to Din Tai Fung for Southern California. Serving Asian-style cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages including boba drinks and slushies in a variety of flavors.

The Americana at Brand
Envisioned by famed chef Michael Mina, BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles is a modern twist on a classic American steakhouse situated inside The Americana at Brand outdoor mall. The restaurant offers guests a contemporary dining experience with wood-fired grill, piano bar, and table-side service. Along with Japanese Whisky service, a shellfish cart and a treat trolley, the restaurant offers up their signature dish: a prime 18 oz. bone-in rib eye American angus steak, which is accompanied by seasonal accouterments that may include black garlic soubise or leek puree. New summer dishes include the ‘Treasure Of The Sea’ with crab cake, lobster, uni, salmon roe, avocado, and ponzu and the ricotta gnocchi with spring pea, squid ink, garlic chip and pea shoot.

Bacari GDL
The Americana at Brand
Bacari, which is Italian for a Venetian tavern, offers a wide selection of libations and cicchetti (small snacks or side dishes). As the third location from Owners Robert and Daniel Kronfli, and Executive Chef/Owner Lior Hillel, Bacari GDL serves international wines alongside fresh and flavorful Italian small plates, including house made wood-fired pizzas and authentic pastas. Among an upscale, yet cozy, environment complementary of its locale, guests enjoy an indoor/outdoor experience and their “GDL Special,” a 90-minute open bar, which includes house red and white wine, champagne, sangria, and a select beer for $25 per person. Or, opt for two happy hour experiences available daily from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and late night from 10-11pm Sunday-Thursday and 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Katsuya Glendale
The Americana at Brand
Located on the elegant plaza of The Americana at Brand shopping center, the two-story Katsuya Glendale offers guests with Master Chef Katsuya Uechi’s fresh, modern take on Japanese classics. With a sleek and sultry interior design thanks to icon Philippe Starck, guests dine on fresh sushi, sashimi and rolls, as well as a huge menu of specialty cocktails and spirits. Katsuya has made a name of themselves around Southern California for unique hand and cut rolls, as well as other tasty dishes. This is one Glendale eatery not to be missed!

Mainland Poke
252 S Brand Blvd
At Mainland Poke, chefs here select the freshest, sustainable, sushi grade fish. In fact, fish comes in whole and is never frozen. ts modern and unique twist on poke highlights prime cuts so they purposely do not pre-marinate and they build bowls to order. There are endless combinations of bases, sauces and toppings for guests to customize and enjoy.


By Jarone Ashkenazi