July 20, 2016
Zagat: Ombra Wine Bar Adds a Bit of La Dolce Vita to Glendale
By Lesley Balla
While we await a new Americana at Brand annex to open with Tsujita, Mainland Poke and Shake Shack, Glendale’s finest outdoor mall is still upgrading its food and drink options. Just in time for the hottest days of the year, Ombra Wine Bar has debuted across from Amici, its parent restaurant, right on the green near the fountains. The shaded tables allow views of the dancing waters and the kids watching them in awe, and throughout the summer you’ll have a view of the outdoor movies on Tuesday nights.
There’s a small wine bar for individuals or couples looking for a quick sip in between all the shopping madness, and a few tables scattered around a patio for small groups as well. The menu is kept light and breezy, things that go well for a lingering lunch, happy hour or evening snacks, including burrata with heirloom tomatoes and herbs; sandwiches and larger salads; and cheese and salumi boards. There is a full bar, which means refreshing cocktails, in addition to bubbles and wine. Bonus: There is an entire page of gin and tonic selections — pick your gin from the extensive list, plus your tonic and garnishes. Hours are 11:30 AM-10 PM, Sunday through Thursday; and until 10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday.
783 Americana Way