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Burger Review – Canyon Grille

It was time to head up to the hill after the last coupe of reviews in the valley and you can’t get higher on the hill then DeBell Golf Club, home of the Canyon Grille.

I had not been inside since the ownership change a couple of years ago and there were a couple differences then the past – more giant TV screens and a lighter atmosphere.

But first let’s get to the real meat of the article, the burger!

The Canyon Grille only has one burger on their menu, the Canyon Angus Burger. There are add-ons and I picked both cheddar cheese (a no brainer) and avocado as well as asking for a medium rare patty. I also went with the fries for a side – or course, well done on the fries.

Canyon Angus Burger

Canyon Angus Burger

Upon arrival, it looked great, starting with the hand made patty. They offered the usual condiments and with a very dry bun, it needed something. My first choice is always thousand island dressing but mustard and ketchup also work.

First bite in and I could taste the flavor. The burger was nice and large and yes, it was medium rare which meant it was juicy. Not a big fan of the large lettuce leaf (shredded iceberg is always a plus) but it did not bother the overall taste. I also would have preferred a bit more avocado but for only an additional 50 cents it was OK.

The bun was good and a good size for the burger. Near the end of my inhaling of the burger I did start to notice that the bun was just a little soggy on the bottom. Not enough for it to come apart (which I absolutely HATE), but enough to be soggy.  I actually chalk that up to the burger being medium rare and very juicy but a second or two more being toasted would also work.

I really did enjoy the burger and thought it would not only make a good meal for a golfer fresh off he course, but for anyone else in Burbank to take a drive up into the mountains for a good burger. Price of the burger (with skinny fries which were also good and well done to my liking) was $10.95 which is not a great price, but acceptable.

The Canyon Grille at DeBell Gold Club

The Canyon Grille at DeBell Gold Club

Back to the atmosphere. Not only was it a great burger, but being up on the hill let us watch some of the golfers teeing off on the first hole and there was also a deer that stopped by outside in the middle of the day, not bothered by the strange two legged creatures swinging metal sticks. Did not see any unicorns, however.

Canyon Grille’s staff is also extremely friendly. They make you feel more like you are at home then at a restaurant. It really seemed to be very relaxed inside. It seemed that all of the employees not only liked each other, but also their jobs. They have a nice full menu and I am going to have to go back up that hill again to try some of the other selections.

The Canyon Grille is located inside the clubhouse at De Bell Golf Course
1500 Walnut, Burbank 818 736-5530

Monday – Wednesday: 6am to 6pm, last seating 5:30 pm
Thursday: 6am to 7pm, last seating 6:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 6am to 8pm, last seating 7:30pm
Sunday: 6am to 7pm, last seating 6:30
Sunday Brunch: 9am to 2pm

The Canyon Grille receives: Tops in Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

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The Canyon Grille Brunch Combines Best Of Both Menus

When we first visited DeBell Golf Club’s The Canyon Grille last year, we enjoyed the fantastic view, relaxing space and the terrific sandwiches, sides and salads. We profiled some of their tasty and creative sandwiches last year in this article highlighting some of the lighter lunches around town.

We’ve continued to visit The Canyon Grille several times since their grand re-opening, nearly one year ago. While the restaurant functions primarily as a breakfast and lunch spot for golfers, weekend brunch and dinner have added to the dining options.

Crabcakes Benedict at The Canyon Grille's Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Crabcakes Benedict at The Canyon Grille’s Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The beautiful views and relaxed open-air California Art & Crafts-inspired space reinforces The Canyon Grille’s casual pace and slow-paced vibe. It’s perfect for a leisurely meal any day of the week, even if you’re not hitting up the links.

Recently, we stopped in to check out The Canyon Grille’s regular Sunday brunch, which they serve from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The brunch menu combines the restaurant’s more popular breakfast and lunch items. We tried out the Nutella Pancakes, French Toast, the California Omelet and Crab Cakes Benedict.

Nutella Pancakes at The Canyon Grille's Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Nutella Pancakes at The Canyon Grille’s Sunday Brunch. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The verdict from all in our party: excellent, all around. Fresh fruit and sliced tomatoes evened out the cheese, sugar, cream, Hollandaise sauce and chocolate components of our meals.

Our waitress was very friendly and capable, and seemed to be the only one taking orders and making drinks for the several already-seated tables. While it did take several minutes for her to bring menus and waters and take our order, once the order was placed, the food was ready fairly quickly.

The Canyon Grille's California Omelet with fresh salsa and a side of sliced tomatoes perks up brunch on a Sunday. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Canyon Grille’s California Omelet with fresh salsa and a side of sliced tomatoes perks up brunch on a Sunday. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Our coffee and water refills were looked after and overall, service was very good and not intrusive. We enjoyed the view of the canyon and golf course surrounding the clubhouse and the leisurely pace of the meal.

The Canyon Grille continues to be a favorite spot for meals and drinks. We only wish it would be open later for dinner during the week and weekend. Understandably, The Canyon Grille functions primarily for the built-in clientele of the golf club, with hours limited from dawn to dusk. The Canyon Grille receives a Tops In Town; it’s a gorgeous restaurant with terrific dishes and a great retreat from the clatter and noise of the city.

Perfectly made French Toast from The Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Perfectly made French Toast from The Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Restaurant Info: The Canyon Grille is located at 1500 E. Walnut Avenue, Burbank, CA 91501. 818-736-5530. The Canyon Grille is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the winter and for dinner service on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner service. Summer hours will be posted on the restaurant’s website when available.

The Canyon Grille receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

California Omelet with green chiles, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa at The Canyon Grille. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

California Omelet with green chiles, avocado, sour cream, cheddar cheese and fresh salsa at The Canyon Grille. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

 

Fresh Ideas For A Burbank Lunch On The Lighter Side

We’ve all been there. Just an hour for your Burbank lunch and you want something fresh, something healthy, maybe a salad or lighter meal. Where can you get in and out in under an hour and also include some vegetables in your diet?!

Salmon sandwich with a fresh side salad at Urban Eats. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Salmon sandwich with a fresh side salad at Urban Eats. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Urban Eats is known for its customizable salads and fresh menu. Never fear, you can get a beer or a fried chicken sandwich here, too. The salmon sandwich is so very good.

The wild-caught fish is flavorful and prepared perfectly. Served inside a gently pressed panini roll and accompanied by a light side salad with yummy house dressing, this sandwich is amazing.

The Canyon Grille's veggie wrap mixes colorful vegetables and cheese.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Canyon Grille’s Veggie Wrap mixes colorful vegetables and cheese. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The recently revamped menu at DeBell Golf’s The Canyon Grille has some excellent new options. For the veggie lover, the Veggie Wrap combines a bunch of colorful vegetables like avocado, peppers, cucumber and tomato with mixed greens and jack cheese in a giant tortilla wrap.

For some red meat at lunch, try The Canyon Grille’s Carne Asada Torta, which layers grilled meat with salsa, chipotle mayo and freshly made guacamole. Served on airy focaccia bread, the sandwich is absolutely delicious. Fresh french fries or a side salad complete the plate.

DeBell’s Canyon Grille boasts a gorgeous view and restful, casual vibe. It’s great for a lunch away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the office.

The carne asada torta provides a party of flavors inside a light focaccia bread. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Carne Asada Torta provides a party of flavors inside a light focaccia bread. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Getting enough tasty vegetables can be a challenge, but the Chop Stop has it covered. Serving custom salads either chopped and mixed, in a wrap or on top of beans and rice provides a variety of enjoyable ways to get one’s daily requirement of veggies.

Chop Stop's Choppurito Classic bowl.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chop Stop’s Choppurito Classic bowl. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Choose from popular favorites on the menu or come up with your own concoction. Chop Stop makes each salad, wrap or bowl fresh to order. The place can get very busy at lunchtime and there aren’t a lot of tables inside or out, so many people get their lunch to go.

The Chop Stop is our go-to place for a fast, healthy salad. We add meat and beans or rice for a heartier lunch.

Chop Stop's Cilantro Onion bowl combines chicken and lots of flavor.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Chop Stop’s Cilantro Onion bowl combines chicken and lots of flavor. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Back in Magnolia Park, Romancing the Bean has a variety of creative and colorful salads and sandwiches for the lunchtime crowd. Recent favorites include the Salad Nicoise, the kale and Brussels sprouts salad and the cold chicken curry sandwich.

Salad Nicoise at Romancing the Bean is always fresh. This one substitutes avocado for green beans.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Salad Nicoise at Romancing the Bean is always fresh. This one substitutes avocado for green beans. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Fresh ingredients and edible flowers always brighten up Romancing the Bean’s salads. Many people add some chicken to the raw kale and Brussels sprouts salad for a heartier lunch.

The kale and Brussels sprouts salad at Romancing the Bean is chock full of healthiness.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The kale and Brussels sprouts salad at Romancing the Bean is chock full of healthiness. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The cold chicken curry sandwich on a multi-grain bread has been another popular favorite at the Magnolia Park coffee shop for quite a while now. Served with a side salad of mixed greens and a light vinaigrette, it’s another healthy option for lunch.

Cold chicken curry sandwich on rustic multi-grain bread is a mouthful of amazing tastes.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Cold chicken curry sandwich on rustic multi-grain bread is a mouthful of amazing tastes. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

However, sometimes we really need to have some fries and beer at lunch. One way to feel better about that choice is to get veggie or no-meat fare along with the fries and beer.

And for that, Tony’s Darts Away is an excellent choice for vegan and vegetarian sandwiches and salads. They make a delicious Golden State salad with yellow beets, goat cheese, pepitas and organic greens, topped with a light vinaigrette.

Golden State salad, with yellow beets, goat cheese and nuts, compensates for the fries and beer.  (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Golden State salad, with yellow beets, goat cheese and nuts, compensates for the fries and beer. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Throw in some great tunes and the choice of interior bar or outside patio ambiance, and lunch at Tony’s suddenly becomes a party for a few minutes until it’s time to get back to work.

In Burbank, we are lucky to have so many options for healthy and light lunches. We welcome readers to share some of their favorites dishes and restaurants with us in the comment section or via email. Maybe we’ll highlight your favorite lunch next.

Canyon Grille And DeBell Golf Celebrate Grand Reopening

The Canyon Grille, DeBell Golf Club’s recently renamed restaurant, threw open its doors to the public for a Grand Reopening party on Friday, April 11. Close to 300 people from the community attended, including Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, Councilmembers Jess Talamantes, Bob Frutos and Gary Bric and a representative from Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s office.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Golf course regulars, the general public and several members of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Board, the Burbank Veterans Committee and Burbank On Parade, along with other City departments and groups, mingled and mixed.

Scott Scozzola took over all operations of the facility as DeBell’s General Manager on January 1. Tom Shayman, owner and operator of the Burbank Bar & Grill, works with Scozzola and oversees The Canyon Grille, which soft-opened in January with a recently revamped menu.

Mickey De Palo, a member of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Board, the Burbank Veterans Committee and numerous organizations in Burbank, spoke to the crowd for a few minutes to open the evening’s presentation.

De Palo thanked Scozzola and Shayman for inviting the Burbank Veterans Committee to the Grand Reopening event, which also served as a fundraiser for upkeep of the McCambridge Park war memorials.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“I know when there’s a good party like the one tonight, it’s good to be brief,” said Gabel-Luddy, as she wished Scozzola and Shayman continued success.

Scozzola thanked Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Judy Wilke and her staff for their support and Shayman for the reworking of the restaurant operations.

Party goers sampled a large selection of small bites drawn from the Grille’s new menu, including mini beef sliders, barbequed pork sliders, seared ahi tuna on a homemade tortilla chip, homemade macaroni and cheese in tiny cups, two kinds of salad and numerous desserts.

Jerin & Johnny, a local vocal and guitar duo, performed popular tunes. People spread out on the outside patios and decks and throughout the large California Craftsman-inspired restaurant, enjoying expansive views over the city and Hollywood Hills to the south.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Mr. Shayman and I were extremely pleased with the turnout,” Scozzola said after the party. “All of the comments were very positive.”

The Canyon Grille and DeBell Golf are trying out some new ideas and approaches and are working on ways to communicate those options for fun, sport and entertainment to the public.

The golf club continues to be popular for charity organizations’ tournaments and special events, including the locals-favorite Sunday Couples Night event. Burbank residents and students receive discounted rates on regular course play during the week and on weekends.

The Canyon Grille has some new ideas in the works and debuts a special menu for the reservations-required Pasta Night Friday evening, April 18. The Grille also holds a reservations-required Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

DeBell Golf Course’s Canyon Grille Reopens

The City of Burbank’s DeBell Golf Course will host a grand reopening ceremony for the Canyon Grille at DeBell on Friday, April 11, 2014. Co-hosted by DeBell and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Golfers can expect an enhanced experience at DeBell as a result of Canyon Grille’s new menu and improved synergy between food and golf operations. The golf course’s eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an array of dishes such as omelets and French toast; hamburgers and flatbread pizzas; salmon and steak entrees. Complementary tasting of the Canyon Grille’s new menu will be provided to all event attendees.

The new operator of the restaurant is Tom Shayman, who also owns and operates the Burbank Bar and Grille restaurant.

Donations will be accepted at the grand reopening which will benefit renovation efforts of the War Memorial Wall at McCambridge Park.