When picturing a Hollywood restaurant, the imagine of swinging saloon doors and cowboy decor doesn't normally come to mind, unless you're eating on the set of a Wild West movie. But Tinhorn Flats is not a movie set. The establishment, which was founded in Burbank in 1937 and recently opened its second location in Hollywood, is a bona fide restaurant that pays homage to the classic eats of the American frontier. The menu satiates hearty appetites with myriad steaks, pulled-pork sandwiches, baby-back ribs, and juicy burgers, the last of which are the subject of glowing accolades from happy customers and angry letters from literate cows. The laid-back hotspot, which has been written up in Zagat, Eater, and Grub Street, complements its culinary offerings with fitting adornments in the form of antler chandeliers, antique cabinets, and plenty of wood accents.
In keeping with the 300-year-old Brazilian tradition of slowly roasting skewered meats over an open flame, Picanha Churrascaria overwhelms diners' appetites with never-ending servings of 15 different proteins. Throughout each meal, servers approach tables with long, sword-like skewers of top sirloin, garlic chicken, and leg of lamb, then slice freshly grilled portions directly onto plates until guests signal them to stop. Between platefuls, diners can visit the restaurant's buffet, which features more than 40 salad fixings, a spread of traditional Brazilian side dishes, and cutthroat guards that see to it that no one scoops with their hands.
Across the street from the Warner Bros. studios, Cafe Valentino serves up pizza, wraps, and breakfast food deserving of a silver-screen close-up. Open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays, the eatery's early-morning offerings include avocado-and-cheese omelets and breakfast pizzas topped with scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and bacon. Many lunchtime options are Italian-inspired, such as the margherita pizza, the chicken pesto wrap, and the Quatro, an Italian grilled cheese with gouda, mozzarella, swiss, and monterey cheese along with tomato. On Fridays, the menu transforms to include fresh salsa, guacamole, and various Mexican dishes.
A clay tandoor oven is at the heart of India's Tandoori's kitchen. Inside that oven the restaurant's chefs puff Indian breads to perfection, including roti and naan stuffed with olives and parmesan cheese. They also roast salmon, king prawns, and tender racks of lamb within the radiant clay walls. Spice levels are customized to each diner's preferences, and vegetarian dishes are available.
Perfect for an informal get-together, Sam's Charbroiled Burgers serves juicy burgers in the North Hollywood region of Los Angeles. Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on Sam's Charbroiled Burgers' menu. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Sam's Charbroiled Burgers. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Sam's Charbroiled Burgers — the burger joint has an awesome layout for large parties and groups.
Arrive fashionably early for your pick of tables — the burger joint does not accept reservations. The dress code is strictly casual at Sam's Charbroiled Burgers, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). The burger joint also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Sam's Charbroiled Burgers to your next party or event. For those in a hurry, the burger joint lets you take your grub to go.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
A meal at Sam's Charbroiled Burgers will typically set you back about $30. Sam's Charbroiled Burgers is cash-only, so plan a trip to the ATM before heading over. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Sam's Charbroiled Burgers serves up all three meals.