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Is there a great steak in the valley?

alohaanna Sep 11, 2007 01:02 PM

I want a great steak and a good cocktail to enjoy with a friend. Could be chic or old school, I don't care. I just want the quality to be good and not cost a fortune. Any tips?

  1. mermy Sep 11, 2007 01:07 PM

    Mastro's has a location now in Thousand Oaks, I believe. Check out their menu. They have a great bone-in filet and a rib-eye.

    1. Bob Brooks Sep 11, 2007 02:20 PM

      Charlie G's in Tarzana has prime beef and a very nice environment. If you're on a budget, you might consider El Paso BBQ. They are also in Tarzana and serve prime beef but in a very low key environment. They also have excellent steak fries.However, I don't know if they serve cocktails. Here's a link: http://www.venturablvd.com/elpasobbq/

      Ruth's Chris also has a very attractive location in the Promenade in Woodland Hills.

      For the record, there is a Mortons in Burbank. There is also the last surviving branch of Monty's in Woodland Hills. I can't recommend either of these.

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      1. re: Bob Brooks
        wizardx Sep 11, 2007 03:32 PM

        2nd Charlie G's really great steaks...!!

      2. tatertotsrock Sep 11, 2007 02:29 PM

        WHich area of the valley? Then we can hopefully help you out.

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        1. re: tatertotsrock
          alohaanna Sep 14, 2007 09:18 AM

          Looking in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Encino area mostly

          1. re: alohaanna
            tatertotsrock Sep 14, 2007 04:19 PM

            I'd have to say, the best quality/price ratio was recently met (in my opinion) by Pinot Bistro (Coldwater/Ventura).
            On Sundays they do a Locals Night (they don't care where you live) that is $25per person for a 3 course that is wonderful.
            The Petite Fillet (not so petite, pretty good portion-yum) is and extra $6 and worth every penny.
            The service was excellent and the food was very good. Plenty of wines by the glass at reasonable prices and I saw MANY beautiful martinis being enjoyed by 2 tables nearby.
            It is definitely an "older crowd" but who cares if you have good company and the food is that good.
            Check it out and ENJOY!

        2. bodie Sep 11, 2007 06:46 PM

          Arnie Morton's in Burbank may fit the bill.

          1. w
            WHills Sep 11, 2007 07:46 PM

            Gorikee's actually makes a pretty good steak for under $20.
            If you want the really good steak, Ruth's Chris is the first bet, but you will be paying for it.
            Charlie G's is good, but it's not that much cheaper than Ruth's Chris, so my preference is Rugth Chris

            1. CynGriff Sep 11, 2007 07:49 PM

              If you're doing Burbank...French 75 has a terrific steak frites...and a full bar...plus lots of other goodies...

              1. b
                brandygirl Sep 12, 2007 04:30 PM

                The Daily Grill in Studio City has steaks with sides for under $30. The one I always get is their marinated skirt steak--so flavorful and juicy.

                1. Emme Sep 12, 2007 05:23 PM

                  Def Ruth's Chris as others have said, but if you don't want it served on a hot plate or sizzling in butter, you'd best specify.

                  Charlie G's good too.

                  You might also try Rio, and there's of course The Valley Inn...

                  1. Servorg Sep 12, 2007 06:03 PM

                    If you don't mind "Valley Lite" then Damon's in Glendale.


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