The Stand is a cute place in the heart of Encino snug with all the corporate buildings. Their fast food concept – order at the counter, take your number to your table and wait for your food to be ready – is ideal for the business person looking for a quick bite at lunch. But the quality of the food is high end. Fresh fish, burgers made to order, large salads, housemade toppings. The burger was quite tasty which is what they are more known for, but their tuna melt was exceptionally tasty and, again, fresh. Probably the freshest tuna melt I’ve ever had.
Service is quick which allows for a lunch rush, and there is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for the masses. The price is good for the generous portion size.
The Stand offers something a little more tantalizing than the typical fast food burger with cold bar toppings and no identity. Instead, for a a few more dollars you get delicious and quick food within the quiet of the city.