Located in a prime location on San Fernando Boulevard at Palm Avenue in downtown Burbank, Finney’s Crafthouse offers a wide selection of up-to-date bar fare and a solid menu of draft beers.
This latest outpost of the small family-owned California restaurant chain features a large, sleek outdoor patio and an even larger and airy indoor dining area, so Burbankers can take advantage of Happy Hour specials, lunches and more. dinners.
Finney’s had focused only on on-site dining since opening in June of this year. They have just added a take-out service to their options, although currently only by phone, as their online ordering platform is not yet available for Burbank.
We enjoyed our recent lunch at Finney’s on the patio, which was very comfortable even on a cold day with the many heaters. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Although the pub came out of Finney’s Irish Red which must attest to its popularity, we enjoyed our refreshing and crunchy Finney’s Light and Finney’s Maple Brown beers not too heavy.
We also tried the Mini Ahi Poke Tacos, the Pastrami Reuben and the Finney Burger with a side of tater tots.
Our favorites were the tacos and tots, both of which had good flavor. The tacos were light, with a bit of dressed ahi tuna poke tucked into lightly fried mini taco shells. The tots were simple and very tasty. The herb ketchup for dipping added a nice touch.
The reuben, although devoid of the usual sauerkraut, was very tasty. I wasn’t a fan of the coleslaw that came with it. The homemade chips side was pretty good.
The Finney Burger came out well done, although requested medium in size, and that may have contributed to the dryness of the burger. The burger, served with melted white cheddar, pickled onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a homemade spread (similar to Thousand Island dressing), was okay but the dryness affected the overall taste.
According to our server, the Japapeño Egg Burger and the Bison Burger are customer favorites. The bar also offers an Impossible Burger, as well as a variety of side dishes including a side salad, tater tots, onion rings, fries, sweet fries, and truffle fries.
Gardein vegetable patties, gluten-free rolls, and a lettuce wrap instead of a bun are also options.
While spying on others, we saw that some popular dishes included crispy coconut shrimp, sliders and mini cheeseburgers, and other small plates, as well as wings and burgers.
Finney’s offers a fine selection of salads, pizzas, tacos, sandwiches and burgers, in addition to their extensive menu of starters and snacks. The pub serves draft beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as soft drinks, and has its own label of hard seltzer and IPA, as well as Light, Irish Red, and Maple Brown.
We enjoyed the ambiance of the patio, which regularly filled up during lunch hour, although our table was unfortunately a bit sticky. The interior was also very busy. Bathrooms were clean, although Finney had a plumbing problem that day and there was no running water for the sinks.
Finney’s Crafthouse in downtown Burbank is off to a good start and seems like a great place for Happy Hour outings, small bites, and delicious drinks in particular. Finney’s offers Happy Hour specials from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We look forward to our next meal on the terrace and to try Finney’s Irish Red in particular.
Restaurant information: Finney’s Crafthouse Burbank is located at 164 E. Palm Avenue # 102, Burbank, CA 91502. (818) 572-4610. Finney’s Crafthouse Burbank is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The kitchen is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
Finney’s Crafthouse Burbank receives: On the marquee
Tops in town (exceptional)
On the marquee (really good)
Could use rewrite (medium or slightly lower)
Don’t quit your daily job (poor)