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Glendale, CA 91208
Bashan Restaurant is a casual fine dining neighborhood restaurant. Constantly searching for the best ingredients, our menus are farmer’s market driven and change seasonally. We incorporate classic French technique in all of our preparations infusing California, Mediterranean and Asian practices.
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday/Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine
I first went here not knowing what to expect. I went with an open mind. I was just going to order and trust that it would be amazing. I have thoroughly enjoyed every experience I have had at Bashan. There is something special about going somewhere, trying something new and being able to trust that it will be great. This has happened each of the approximately 10 times I have gone. The staff is knowledgeable and always has a great attitude. I feel that it is a great safe bet for when my wife and I need a special dinner.
First thing you notice is that their 5 course prix fix menu, which used to be $40 pp has jumped to $65 a 40% jump in price. But they were not offering it on this night anyway, which is odd for a repeat customer. This was my fourth visit within 2 years. The menu needs new items or some daily specials to go with the standard items. I am not disappointed with the visit, but would probably not go back for a while, until they offer some fresh selections on the menu.
Also the décor could use a face lift.
The food was everything we expected and even more. I would recommend Bashan to anybody who is looking for excellent food for a modest price. But don't expect to hold a conversation with anyone in your party. You simply will not be able to hold a conversation. We had some long time friends out for a dinner and were looking for a nice place to eat. Over a small table for 4, we had to keep asking in a very loud voice "what did you say?" That is why I could not recommend this restaurant.
Outstanding experience on our 57th anniversary. Food was excellent and the service was very good. They comped us for the desert and gave us a class of champagne before dinner was served. Hard to believe that a restaurant this good is located in our small community. We will return.
we were in the neighborhood and I punched in "best food in Los Angeles" and this little gem showed up! what a treat! we went early on a friday evening and got seated right away. the service was fantastic and the food was so wonderful! the lobster risotto was super tasty and chocked with the perfect amount of lobster. the pork belly was as decadent as was the hamachi appetizer was raw! yummy!!!! i had the duck as my main course....perfectly cooked at a nice m.rare and my husband had the skirt steak, rare and that was absolutely to die for! topped it all off with a lovely light dessert (buttermilk panna cotta)! really can't wait to go back!!!
We absolutely love this place. We have come here a few times now and just think it is a gem in Los Angeles that is highly under rated. Every time we go the first course given by the chef is always new and sooo delicious. Make sure you order the cheek! Probably some of the best food we've had in months.
Everything: average. Several menu items weren't available. For one of the dishes, they were out of bacon. Whatever. But the requested substitution arrived as the server was clearing the table for dessert. Not too classy. Also: even though my husband requested that the meat garnish be removed from his main dish (because he's vegetarian), the server still brought him an amuse bouche garnished with meat. Didn't get the feeling she was paying much attention. Upshot: Nothing to get excited about, will not go back.
Usually have the lobster risotto and the duck. Decided to vary this time and had the scallops and halibut. Both were spectacular and the scallops paired perfectly with the California roussanne they were serving by the glass. It's a long way for us to go, but definitely worth the trip - traffic permitting. Looking forward to seeing their summer menu.
We went for a family celebration on Friday of Easter weekend. We each loved our appetizers: artichoke soup, butternut squash soup, and Bachan salad(yummy salad dressing!)
The entrees were spectacular-- salmon, halibut and duck breast. Our waitress cautioned that the curry sauce on the duck was "spicy" and I might like it on the side. It was a great suggestion!! I asked for a good wine pairing with curried duck, and the Shiraz was perfect. No desserts! We were too full on ample servings. We'll be back for another special occasion!!
After everything I read, I expected good food in a quiet setting. We went on a Sunday night. The restaurant was quite empty when we got there. Two big parties came later. It got noisy. We had the five course tasting menu. I couldn't tell what kind of fish they served in the first course. It was too salty and the fish didn't have any flavor. The balsamic scallop was the best dish. The acclaimed pork was dry. The skirt steak was unremarkable. I normally like chocolate bread pudding but this one was too dry.
We love this little neighborhood jewel box. The menu is as innovative and bold as anything in DTLA, but you don't have to fight DTLA traffic/crowds/prices to enjoy it. Service is terrific and the space is intimate. We seek out special occasions to eat here.
This lovely restaurant is not far off the 2 freeway and is truly a hidden gem. Excellent food, as good as any of the "name" restaurants on the westside of LA, but with better service and a low key ambiance. A good, quiet spot for romance, or out with friends where you actually want to hear the conversation.
We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the staff made our evening special. The food was exceptional. I don't know how such robust flavor scan be coaxed from the basic ingredients. The scallops were seared perfectly but the insides were creamy and sweet...first rate. The wind pairings were flawless too. A great experience!
Great small restaurant with a lot of ambiance and charm. Wonderful service goes along with the wonderful food. Wednesday nights there is free corkage - be sure to make reservations. Menu changes with the season and they offer a lovely prix fix menu for Wed. and Thur. evenings; there are several choices from all categories. Good for small groups.
We celebrated my husband's birthday with a few friends at Bashan. The food was beautifully presented and scrumptious -- as we knew it would be from previous experiences. Bashan is our favorite restaurant in its part of the world. We were a little disappointed in the service, however, because we waited too long time between courses.
The owner meet us at the door, like we were visiting a friend - very nice.
The waiter was like a friendly, accommodating and professional.
The only criticism I have is the the room temperature was a bit too warm.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant...I only wish we had found it sooner.
This was our first time to Bashan - we wanted to treat our friends to a fun, new place to dine.
The wait staff wasn't especially warm and welcoming - more matter of fact like. Until we joked around did our waitress lighten up.
My husband order the oysters and our friends had soup for a starter. They loved it! Dinner took a very long time... We had to ask twice when our food was coming. (Our reservations were at 6:30 and our food was brought at 7:30)
Everyone enjoyed their meals (Halibut, duck, salmon) however, the portions were very small. (Not just small.... very small!) I hadn't had a starter... I still felt hungry afterwards.
We brought in 2 bottles of wine ($18 corkage fee) and they did waive one fee. That was nice.
Overall, my experience was great - but that's because the company we were with was great!! Next time I'd rather spend our $250 someplace that's really amazing, with excellent service and a decent portion of food that's brought out in a timely fashion.
The food was superb. The atmosphere is neighborhoodie and quaint. This is a hidden gem. My wife and I had a lovely time. We seemed to have ordered after a surge so service was leisurely -- but that was perfect for us. We wanted to have a relaxed time to savor the lovely food and talk for our anniversary.
I used my Living Social voucher for the 5 item tasting menu at this neighborhood gem. The chef creates unusual and tasty amuse bouches to start off, followed by inventive courses. There is a wine pairing, too, if you are interested. The night I dined, there were more last minute customers than they anticipated, so service was a little slow. To make up for the wait, I was offered an additional menu item, as well as a 10% discount on a return visit.
Really great food and perfectly seasoned. We did the 5 course sampler. Our only complaint is both parties have to have their meet cooked the same way. I like well done and my husband medium Rare. I Asked for well and it came out medium. Due to health issues could not eat it. Scallops exquisite will possibly come back and order scallop entrees only. Nice place. Good service.
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