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good ribeye steak and sides

lapchern Feb 26, 2007 09:10 PM

any suggesitons on some good ribeye (or any other type of steak if you feel that strongly about it) with a nice set of sides (ie explosive mac n cheese!)?

i dont care for ambience

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    chowmominLA Feb 26, 2007 09:42 PM

    I'll probably be flamed for both of these recs, but I like Ruth's Chris ribeye and their creamed spinach, and Houston's has a really good Hawaiian ribeye and I like their acorn squash when it's in season.

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    1. re: chowmominLA
      1000steps Feb 27, 2007 01:36 PM

      No reason to be flamed. Ruth's Chris is awesome, chain or not.

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      msmd310 Feb 27, 2007 01:08 AM


      great ribeye!
      best sides- purple yams, pea shoots, brussel sprouts!!!!!!

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        eatslowly Feb 28, 2007 10:05 PM

        I second Jar. Its our favorite, particularly for the ribeye. Well marbled. I think there known for their potroast, but stick with the ribeye and purple yams.

      2. David Kahn Feb 27, 2007 09:46 AM

        Maybe not the first place you'd think of, but the ribeye at Pane E Vino (8265 Beverly Blvd, (323) 651-4600) is really nice. (I forget who, but one of the old-timers on this board mentioned this; I gave it a try and they were/are absolutely correct.) PEV serves a very flavorful steak, cooked over hardwood, which gives it a wonderful smoky touch. Absolutely delicious. Good Italian-style sides too, but I'm not sure if they'll make you mac & cheese.

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          Mr Grub Feb 27, 2007 03:44 PM

          Old-timer? Old-timer??? The body may be an old-timer, but the palate is young enough to recognize the best steak in LA -- & it is indeed a ribeye. Pane e Vino's bistecca alla Fiorentina is indeed as good as it gets.

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            bulavinaka Feb 27, 2007 03:52 PM

            With age comes wisdom... I bow to thee, master...

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              jaydee Mar 5, 2007 07:27 AM

              I too owe a lot to Mr. Grub to pointing me to Pane e Vino for their ribeye.

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          1. JAB Feb 27, 2007 09:52 AM

            I had a very good rib eye at La Terza.

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              SoCalMuncher Feb 27, 2007 10:03 AM

              My favorite side to a ribeye is a scotch ... 555 East serves a great steak and has a nice scotch selection.

              1. blackbookali Feb 27, 2007 11:00 AM

                I once thought JiRaffe had an amazing Rib eye that was served in a veal reduction with potatoes lyonnaise but i recently had one that was a little tough and therefore disappointing. I had the bone in rib eye at Felmings and that was really good - sides were so so but maybe there is a hit on their list(the baked potato was a miss)

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                  mrpullings Feb 27, 2007 08:41 PM

                  Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena - good steaks & sides.

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                    umeakai Feb 27, 2007 08:44 PM

                    The Lincoln on Wilshire in Santa Monica

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                      Ciao Bob Feb 27, 2007 08:57 PM

                      Out of business.

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                        umeakai Feb 28, 2007 07:31 AM

                        Bummer, they had good steaks. Thanks for the info.

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                      michellemabelle Feb 28, 2007 08:42 PM

                      The Lodge on La Cienega is very good and a much nicer scene/decor than Ruth Chris.

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                        chowmominLA Feb 28, 2007 08:51 PM

                        It's definitely more hip, but my sister and I found that Ruth's Chris was better and less expensive. Just our opinion though.

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                        hungrygirl106 Feb 28, 2007 10:15 PM

                        The steak frites at the bar at Lucques is great, and a terrific value ($16!). Or you can eat at a table and order the club steak for two, which is killer -- comes with a simple arugula salad (delicious) and these ridiculously good "potatoes parisienne." Great combination. I'd also recommend the hanger steak at Hatfield's, which is totally off the charts. Comes with short ribs, onion confit, and a smoked potato puree. Amazing. www.infinitefress.blogspot.com

                        1. rednyellow Feb 28, 2007 10:19 PM

                          I love the steaks at the Pacific Dining Car. Trad steak house sides. The creamed spinach is fab. Great wine list too.

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                            gregg1 Mar 5, 2007 12:13 PM

                            My wife one of the best ribeyes I've tasted in a while at Parkway Grill a few weeks ago. I almost never order a steak at Parkway (I go there for pastas and fish) but I would next time

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                              gregg1 Mar 5, 2007 12:37 PM

                              My problem with every prime steakhouse in LA is that no one has the killer steak and sides under the same roof. Ruth Chris, love their sides, not a fan of a butter drenched steak. For consistency, Mortons is my fav steak but their sides stink.

                              I'm partial to great mashed potatoes with my steak, and besides my wife few places can get it right. Campanile is the exception

                              Mastros, in my one visit was overrated for both imo. Plus that crazy cramped upstairs environment where you cant even see your food just annoyed me to no end. Bad experience

                              Go to Parkway a few times a year but never tried Arroyo next door. I will have to try it.

                              Flemings...solid steaks, mediocre sides...fun appetizers though

                              Dan Tanas NY steak with a pasta side is excellent for a change of pace, but like Mastros cramped plus a dose of attitude

                              If I could cobble together it would be:

                              Mortons NY or Ribeye steak with Campanile mashed potatoes and Lawrys creamed spinich and/or corn...Or Lawrys baked potato which is my fav in LA

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