Glendale’s Brand 158 Restaurant & Bar Spares No Detail to Engage All of Your Senses
After dining at Brand 158, Food Writer Lisa Dupuy (Glendale News Press) wrote: “All the things we ate and drank were tasty and over half were bordering on heavenly.” She also noted that “The no-tip philosophy breeds a camaraderie and cooperativeness among staff members that you don’t see everywhere.”
Brand 158 is upscale but casual, with a clever menu that was conceived to satisfy your cravings, all day long.
The menu artfully presents such high cuisine dishes as Pepper-crusted Tuna Provencal, Blackened Chilean Bass, and Nespresso Rack of Lamb, while also maintaining the casual touch. It mixes the best of ingredients in their simplest format to create fresh lunch salads, healthy wraps, and delicious sandwiches.
In the center of the Menu, the Brand 158 signature pizzas are listed against a loud orange backdrop. Baked from a secret recipe on home-made dough, the bread is thin in the middle, puffy on the edges, and soft on the bite, with intermittent crunchiness where small hot air pockets blew open the crust.
Brand 158 was meticulously designed to engage all of your senses, in a stunning display of contemporary architecture. Before reaching out for the massive door handles crafted from exotic blends of metal, you find yourself under a custom entryway that was built by adjoining many natural woods together, to create a feeling that is at once warm, colorful, and exotically beautiful. That same wood pattern carries over from the outside to the inside, mixing with the various elements of the dining room.
Whereas most restaurants today try to minimize or ignore the ceiling’s appearance, Brand 158 went through painstaking efforts to custom build each and every wood beam high above its dining area, against a smooth backdrop of grey chalkboard. The combination creates a truly stunning effect overhead.
Beautiful materials were brought together in an architectural dance that is rarely witnessed in a place this size. No effort was spared: the columns were beautifully cladded and the walls carefully crafted. A massive 900 lb. marble slab was lifted and mounted as a natural center piece on the main dining room wall, but only after it was meticulously honed by a specialized artist to reveal in great detail the elaborate network of veins that formed within its surface over hundreds of years.
Situated on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Harvard Street (158 S. Brand Blvd.), with outside seating along both Brand and Harvard, Brand 158 corners the action on one of the most exciting intersections in Los Angeles.
Seated comfortably in chairs that swivel, guests can be seen relaxing and enjoying the view just across the street, inside the beautiful Americana.
Call (818) 305-2861 or visit brand158.com for more information.