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time to celebrate - need steak house

Theo Jun 5, 2007 06:21 PM

I have a pretty big professional event next Friday and afterwards my wife wants me to pick a place that I would like for dinner to celebrate. I am always one for a good steakhouse. We've done Taylors, Ruth Chris, Flemming's, Delmonico's, Morton's, Charlie G's.

So where to next?

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  1. justanotherpenguin RE: Theo Jun 5, 2007 06:53 PM

    you need to add pacific dining car to your list. i would go to the original downtown. also, damon's in glendale is having a big anniversary special this month with a very cheap price on their best steak (or something like that). but DEFINiTELY check out pacific dining car.

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      Theo RE: justanotherpenguin Jun 5, 2007 09:17 PM

      actually forgot to put PDC on the list as we have been tere, too.....

    2. kealoha RE: Theo Jun 5, 2007 07:58 PM

      What about Cut (Wolfgang Puck's place in Beverly Hills ), or Boa (Santa Monica) ?

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        Emme RE: kealoha Jun 5, 2007 09:03 PM

        Doubt you can get reservations at Cut at this point. Try Mastro's or maybe Dakota.

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          crpcc2 RE: Emme Jun 5, 2007 11:00 PM

          Mastro's for sure. Cut is tough.

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        venicefoodie RE: Theo Jun 5, 2007 08:50 PM

        I happen to love JAR.

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          writergirl RE: venicefoodie Jun 5, 2007 09:09 PM

          I second JAR, it feels modern and retro at the same time, and the steaks were very good. Also, they have a really helpful and unpretentious sommelier. I enjoyed everything about it.

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            Debbie W RE: writergirl Jun 5, 2007 10:32 PM

            Besides really liking the food at JAR, which we always do, we had a very nice interaction with the sommelier two weeks ago. We hardly ever order a bottle of wine for the two of us, because we usually can't finish it plus as the years go by, I'm having worse and worse headaches from wine, especially reds (yes I know we can bring it home in the trunk, and we have). More and more we're sticking to cocktails. Anyway I picked out two or three bottles from the list to ask about, and the sommelier was really helpful. Besides discussing the wines I picked in a way that made sense to me, he also suggested another wine in the same price range without me hinting - he knew what price range we were looking at and stuck to it. We went with his suggestion and ended up drinking the whole bottle.

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          Frank_Santa_Monica RE: Theo Jun 5, 2007 09:04 PM

          Mastro's is the best in BH for a special occasion. They have live music, dancing. Great wine list. Sit upstairs.

          I also like Dakota (get the rib eye) at the Hollywood Roosevelt. I've tried Cut. It's kind of dark and the play rock music if you're into that.

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            Theo RE: Theo Jun 5, 2007 09:32 PM

            We have reservations for Mastro's on the 15th. I'll report back

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              crpcc2 RE: Theo Jun 5, 2007 10:59 PM

              New York Grill in Ontario at Ontario mills. Awesome.

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