Sunset Dinner at The Castaway

As I mentioned in my weekend post, I went to a sunset dinner on Sunday. Amanda and Andy came into LA so we could go to dinner at a restaurant that Mark and I have wanted to try for a while — The Castaway in the hills of Burbank.

It was arguably the most romantic date I’ve ever been on. Too bad Mark’s like my brother, huh?

The vibe of the restaurant is like a tropical vacation restaurant. The second you arrive, you feel like you’re at a resort. I liked that a lot! What a wonderful way to escape for a few hours. You feel very far away from LA, despite that the whole draw of the place is that you’re looking over it. 🙂

It’s a sort of pricey restaurant for people like us (by which I mean young people on a budget), but they have a great prix-fixe menu for the Sunset Dinner. It comes with soup or salad, an entree, and a dessert. This is, in my opinion, a really good deal for $19.95 — especially when you take the view into account!

In reading Yelp reviews, I was under the impression that the service sucked and the food was lackluster, but that the views made up for it. The views were beautiful and the service did suck, but I actually thought the food was pretty great!

The bread was so good.

In fact, between a few slices of bread and the delicious salad, I filled up before my dinner came. Whoops!

I made it work, though.

I ended up eating the broccolini and half of the potatoes and then just took all of the chicken and the remaining potatoes home. I did, however, manage to finish my cheesecake. Priorities, people!

I didn’t get coffee, but Mark did, and I thought this picture was so pretty.

We were all really happy with our experience, even if Amanda and Andy don’t look like it. 🙂

How could we not be, with these views?

Pretty, right?

Anyway, that meal ended up lasting me for three meals! I used the chicken and potatoes for not one, but two salads — both yesterday’s and today’s lunches.

All in all, not a bad deal for $19.95. 🙂



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13 responses to “Sunset Dinner at The Castaway

  1. What a fun double date! Looks like it was delicious, too.

  2. ah, what a fun date with amanda and andy! that place kinda reminds me of this place in orange…something on the hill. I know monica has been there.

  3. Castaway is so fun! I’ve never been for the Sunset dinner, in fact, I’ve only been for dinner once, but I used to dance there every year for St. Patrick’s Day. 🙂 I’m glad you guys had fun!

  4. Laura @Backstage Balance

    Looks like a wonderful meal with friends. And you’re right, that photo of the coffee is gorgeous!

  5. Oh that is a romantic dinner and so tasty looking!

  6. Looks gorgeous! Wow! And wow, do I love using left overs from dinners out. It makes life so easy!

  7. We should double date more often!

  8. I have been REALLY hoping to go to this place for a long time! My boyfriend keeps talking about it but hasn’t taken me. =( Time to make the drive myself, ha ha, j/k.

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