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Steak & Good Wine list in L.A.?

Hey board!

My owner is flying in from the east coast and is favorite restaurant is MORTON'S

Last visit we went to MAESTRO'S and he wasn't that impressed.

Can you share some suggestions for spots that serve a nice steak with an extensive wine list too?

Also whats the address for A.O.C. Restaurant, is this a good pick?

Thanks in advance,


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  1. Stuart, how much lead time do you have? AOC is quite heavily booked a week or so ahead of time. Max in Sherman Oaks has a superb filet and a good wine list, yet many other entrees as well.
    Jar has a nice list, and does a good job with steak, yet does many other things properly as well. On Beverly just a few blocks east of Bev. Center.

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    1. re: carter

      Also forgot Carlito's Gardel, the Argentinean restaurant on Melrose just west of Fairfax. Superb wine list with heavy accent on Argentinean malbecs and cabs(some quite old and rare), very good steaks, superb garlic fries(portion good for 2), etc.
      www.carlitosgardel.com for more info.

    2. Try Pacific Dining Car down town. Also one in Santa Monica, but I havent been there. AOC is very good with good wine too, but not a place for steak in the steak house sense

      1. He'll be in town Feb. 6th-8th, as much as the board loves JAR, I wasn't that impressed thought their pot roast was quite good. I do love Max Restaurant yet we'll be attending seminars at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood so our plan is to stay in L.A. vs. the Valley

        1. steak and wine and boss? i'd go no further than capo in santa monica. it is quite pricey though.

          1. To answer your question about AOC's location and so on, here's their website:

            As noted before, not a steak house at all.

            1. As far as finding AOC: if you have an internet connection and computer, you can open a web browser and use that look up all kinds of information. Some good places to start are www.google.com and also, as far as restaurant addresses are concerned you might look at http://losangeles.citysearch.com/find... .

              Nick and Stef's in a good bet, as is BOA. Good luck.

              1. I moved back to Detroit after 10+ years in L.A.
                Whenever my friends and I hungered for a steak we would
                hit the Pantry, downtown on Figueroa. It was usually quit
                late, so the wine was not needed.

                1. I've heard really good things about the meat at Cut. It may be booked though.
                  Btw, did he order the bone-in-fillet at Maestro's? It's not listed on the menu. I've heard that's the only steak to get there.

                  1. I am always a big fan of Arnie Morton's (I prefer the Beverly Hills loc). Get the NY, some spinach / mushrooms, the hash browns, and split a chop salad. Top it off with a bottle of the Cakebread Cab and it pretty much doesn't get any better. Enjoy! ©

                    1. The Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills.

                      1. Try Cut in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, really great steak or the Grill for a more old school steak place perfect for a true gentleman.

                        1. BOA - there's one on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica and another on Sunset Blvd. Both are great!

                          1. I vote for Carlito's Gardel! Awesome!