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Burbank’s Funky Freeway-Adjacent Restaurant Gary Bric’s Reopens After Brief Closure

The Ramp returned to business on January 27 next to the 5 freeway

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Former shot of Gary Bric’s
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Gary Bric’s Ramp, Burbank’s longstanding old-school steakhouse, closed last year after the owner decided to retire. A new owner recently took over the space, made some changes, and opened the beloved freeway-adjacent dive on January 27 as The Ramp.

A tipster observed workers at the site throughout January, and Eater made multiple attempts to speak with the new owners. There’s no new sign yet, but The Ramp is ready for customers. One glance at recent Yelp photos and it looks like the new restaurant kept Gary Bric’s familiar wood paneling but took out some of the dated signs. The menu continues to carry old-school classics featuring Italian classics such as sausage and peppers, pastas, and salads, along with more American fare like seafood, steaks, burgers, and sandwiches.

Former owner Gary Bric operated the beloved eatery for nearly 26 years, even tending bar three nights per week before closing the doors on December 1, 2018. Bric also served on the Burbank City Council from 2007 to 2015, and as the city’s mayor from 2009 to 2010. The restaurant originally opened back in 1962 under a different name. Bric stated the chef from the shuttered Genios restaurant would helm the new kitchen at The Ramp.

The Ramp’s hours are from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. daily.