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Monty's Pasadena closed!

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otisdog Jun 26, 2007 09:07 AM

I know some folks on this board weren't enamored of the place, but we loved it. It will be sorely missed. It's a long drive to Dal Raes.

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    calabasas_trafalgar Jun 28, 2007 09:11 AM

    I went there for my graduation dinner(1968!)and haven't been back since. I guess i can do without it.

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      carter Jun 27, 2007 10:28 PM

      If you thought Monty's was that good, then Woodland Hills might not seem so far away for you to go to the only one left as I write.
      Personally, I never got the place, and Taylor's does a much better job both in quality as well as value categories.
      However, never tried the Taylor's in La Canada, only the LA version.

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        chefthisguy Jun 27, 2007 10:33 PM

        what's there to get? It was a place for old pasadena to dry big old martini's and watch their horses race at the track. All local steak houses are average at best...this icludes Arroyo Chop House, JJ's and Taylor's...they are geared to a fading clientele...these places need to reinvent themselves...I never claimed the food was stupendous....it was genuine!

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          TomSwift Jun 27, 2007 11:11 PM

          All you say is correct, the only satisfactory steak I've had there (Woodland Hills, and even the late Westwood) is the filet, charred blue. Sides disappoint. The Chicken sucks. Excellent drinks and the service is admirable. If in Woodland Hills (which we are) my first choice for a steakhouse is Ruth's Chris. Probably better to go further west to Mastro's.

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        B Minus Jun 27, 2007 04:41 PM

        Can't say I'll miss it. I much prefer Taylor's in La Canada.

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