July 31, 2011

Granville Cafe

When Granville Cafe first opened in Burbank, I was very excited.  Then when Granville opened in Glendale, I was less excited... but still excited enough to go.  It took me two visits to finally get this review up, though.  (Is it just me or has summer made me ridiculously lazy? Hm...).

Granville is your typical "We Serve Pretty Much Everything Under the Sun" kind of place.  For some folks, that is awesome because the choices seem endless.  For others (like me), this complicates matters and my indecisiveness surfaces very quickly.  Nonetheless, I narrowed my choices down to the Pan-Seared Ahi Sandwich or the Village Burger.  Every hope for healthy eating was chucked out the window when I ordered the Village Burger (100% Angus Beef cooked to medium rare) with arugula, red onion, sauteed mushrooms and lots of garlic aioli on a buttery brioche bun.  Oh yeah, and a side of sweet potato fries.

The Village Burger - $11.50

The burger wasn't too shabby, but what I should have ordered is the Thick-Cut Pork Chop.  Thankfully, A was kind enough to share.

Pork Chop (Bone-in pork chop rubbed in Cajun spices and topped with Cranberry-Mango compote and sauteed spinach and mashed potatoes on the side) - $20.95
 Another notable item on the menu is the Mac n Cheese.  Aged cheddar and Gruyere with chicken pieces, crisp asparagus and sweet peas, and topped with buttered herb crumbs.

Uptown Mac & Cheese - $12.95
Granville is a great place for a business lunch, a casual dinner, or a group party.  Also if you're ever hungry, but don't have a craving for any particular cuisine, Granville may be your go-to.  Of course, it helps to be around Burbank/ Glendale area.

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cuisine: American
locations: Burbank, Glendale
hours: M-Th: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM; Sun: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
websites: { G | yelp }
attire: Casual
parking: street or free public parking lots (in Burbank)
notes: Pork chop.