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I htate Dan Tana's!!!!

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nimo Nov 26, 2006 08:13 AM

Worst steak ever - does anyone join me in this??? What a rip off and what a lousy decor . . . would love to know your thoughts . . .

  1. creamfinger Nov 26, 2006 08:47 AM

    I just ate there this evening with a few friends and although none of us had the steak, what we did eat was pretty fantastic. A friend commented that his Veal Parmesan was the best he’d had in ages. One unexpected standout was the escargot appetizer. Very simple and traditional. In the shell in sizzling garlic butter. Delicious! As for the décor, it reflects the history of the restaurant. You have to appreciate it for what it is.

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      FKA Andrew Nov 26, 2006 10:01 AM

      Come on. Have you been to Sizzler or Norms?

      I am a big Dan Tana's fan and I know it has its detractors but for even the biggest detractor to call it the worst steak ever is preposterous.

      The Dabney Coleman is a solid to amazing steak.

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        cls Nov 26, 2006 02:37 PM

        When Dan Tana's is good, it can be very good, and when it's bad, they serve a brick of tasteless charcoal next to a side of bland spaghetti with canned sauce after making you wait over an hour after your reservation for an undersized table for one in a corner while you wait for your arrogant and inattentive waiter with four of your friends.
        I still like it though.

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          mattesq Nov 26, 2006 05:31 PM

          You are a masochist. :)

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          holybull Nov 26, 2006 04:42 PM

          Dan Tana is what it is. It's good food that's hyped up due to ambience. Don't ever call it great food.

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            mattesq Nov 26, 2006 05:30 PM

            I know that this board likes Dan Tana's but I had the most underwhelming experience there. Ordered the $35 Veal Chop what I got was the most overcooked tasteless piece of meat ever imagined. Tasted like cardboard. When I spoke to the server I got major attitude. I guess I wasn't B List enough for them. Anyway with so many great restaurants in LA: well, no thanks.

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              broncosaurus Nov 26, 2006 05:54 PM

              Heck, and I heard the spaghetti and meatballs was very good here. Now I'll have to reconsider trying it (perhaps I'll use takeout).

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                Hunter Nov 26, 2006 07:01 PM

                i've been there a dozen times over 30 years. I always get the impression these are lauging at you after you pay out the nose for lousy food at a crappy table. Haflway through the experience, I always regret not going to The Palm, which is right down the block.

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                  Briggs Nov 26, 2006 07:26 PM

                  Well, after having been recently, I don't think the Palm is all that great either. Truly terrible service with simply okay food (lobster and steak).

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                    Hunter Nov 26, 2006 07:38 PM

                    The food at The Palm is what it is. I guess I've always been lucky with the service. I just always let the waiter know he's not going to turn the table in 20 minutes. You've got to be as "New York" as they pretend to be.

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                  jesstifer Nov 27, 2006 07:22 AM

                  Been to Dan Tana's twice, ten years apart. Once for Italian food, once for steak. Italian sucked, steak was fantastic. Both times, Suzanne Pleshette was sitting behind me. Eerie.

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                    PaulF Nov 27, 2006 02:44 PM

                    Suzanne Pleshette is sitting there right now.

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