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Sep 11, 2007 01:02 PM

Is there a great steak in the valley?

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?

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  1. 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. 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:

      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

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

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

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        1. re: tatertotsrock

          Looking in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Encino area mostly

          1. re: alohaanna

            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. Arnie Morton's in Burbank may fit the bill.

          1. 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