Tallyrand History

The Story

    Tallyrand began in 1959 when Al and Delores Thomas, coming to Burbank from the midwest with only $5,000, opened a modest coffee shop here on Olive Avenue. They chose the name "Tallyrand" on a whim after perusing a cookbook from San Francisco's iconic St. Francis Hotel. One of their favorite dishes was a traditional old-world recipe: a french soup named after 19th century statesman Charles Maurice de Tallyrand. Though its spelling has changed over the years, Tallyrand has since become a Burbank landmark known for its delicious food and friendly service.

    Tallyrand prides itself on serving freshly made American classics, from buttermilk pancakes to our famous roast turkey dinner. We bake our muffins each morning and make homemade mashed potatoes and gravy each day. Sauces and salad dresssings are made from scratch and prepared in our kitchen. We have made the commitment to serve the best food in town!

    Many things have changed since our founding 59 years ago, but Tallyrand's warm, comforting atmosphere has remained constant. Our loyal customers who have dined here for decades and our incredible staff make Tallyrand the special place it is today. Together, they truly embody our motto of "Family, Friends, Traditions."

    We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.


Karen & Mark