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lala Jul 20, 2001 09:53 PM

where can my frind and i get good steak?
any suggestion? thanks.

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    Ray RE: lala Jul 20, 2001 11:46 PM

    You will find many postings below, but I believe you will be happiest with Ruth Chris in Beverly Hills.

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      Kathy Siegel RE: Ray Jul 22, 2001 12:32 AM

      Don't go chain -- try Taylors, The Pantry, Damons in Glendale, of Carlitos Gardel

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        2chez mike RE: Kathy Siegel Jul 22, 2001 02:11 AM

        ...don't forget the bottle of rich, red wine.

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          Deborah RE: 2chez mike Jul 22, 2001 06:05 PM

          Can't believe I'm the first to mention the Dining Car in this thread. Try the baseball steak.

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            Mike Kilgore RE: Deborah Jul 23, 2001 09:54 AM

            Pacific Dining Car has two locations:

            1. Original Site: 1310 West Sixth St., Los Angeles (213)-483-6000

            2. 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310)-453-4000

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        graphracker RE: Ray Jul 23, 2001 12:43 AM

        If you're not big on butter, stay away from Ruth Chris. Their steaks are DROWNED in butter.

        I'm a big fan of Arnie Morton's (save room for the Godiva cake). Nick and Stef's is pricey, and not worth the $$$$. Recently tried The Palm, and was VERY DISAPPOINTED.

        Went to Robert DeNiro's restaurant, AGO (Melrose & La Cienega) and can't stop raving about the place. They have an amazing 18oz rib eye that's cooked in a wood pit, and comes with spinach and potatoes for $30.

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        2chez mike RE: lala Jul 21, 2001 09:44 PM

        Order the large NY or the Culotte at Taylor's. Along with a bottle of Central Coast Cabernet or Merlot.

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          Mr Grub RE: 2chez mike Jul 23, 2001 12:15 PM

          At the risk of incurring the wrath of the Big Dog, the Grub Guy is moved to second the rec of Taylors (8th St, Koreatown). No fat-free, prime steaks here. Just well-marbled (prob choice grade) flavorful beef. Not quite as tender as the pricey steakhouses' fare, but way better tasting. "Tex" Grub prefers the big top sirloin, while Annie-get-yer-Grub likes the house special culotte steak. Always fresh crisp, if uninspired, lettuce salad, huge bakers -- and righteous martinis. Place is a quintessential LA throwback -- you might get the Jake Gittes or Raymond Chandler booth.

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            richey w RE: Mr Grub Jul 23, 2001 03:02 PM

            taylors also has a branch on foothill blvd in la canada. same atmosphere as 8th st location.

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              Panoz RE: Mr Grub Jul 23, 2001 04:43 PM

              I'd hate to nitpick, so think of this as a friendly FYI. By saying a piece of beef is USDA Prime, means that it is far from fat-free. The grading implies that it has more marbling or flecks of intermuscular fat then the grade below it. But that's just one of the characteristics that grading looks for.

              But if you meant "no fat-free OR prime steaks here", then you are correct.

              Back to the topic, I had a very satisfying cajun spiced ribeye at Morton's on La Cienega last week. Not for steak purists I suppose, but I enjoyed it.

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                Mr Grub RE: Panoz Jul 23, 2001 05:44 PM

                More like a gnat- than an nit-pick. Thx for the needed correction.

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                Jim Leff RE: Mr Grub Jul 24, 2001 03:08 AM

                "At the risk of incurring the wrath of the Big Dog, the Grub Guy is moved to second the rec of Taylors"

                Not sure why you think that'd incur my "wrath". A lot of people seem to have gotten the idea that agreement/dissent is discouraged. Nothing could be further from the truth. Corroboration and contradiction are what make this whole thing work. We all add our pieces to the puzzle.


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                  Mr Grub RE: Jim Leff Jul 24, 2001 01:04 PM

                  Was concerned more with a "ditto" reply post.

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                    Jim Leff RE: Mr Grub Jul 24, 2001 03:47 PM

                    "Ditto" postings are all-essential corroboration! Of course, if you want to add a tad more info (or just some personality...so it's not boring) to a "ditto" posting, so much the better!

                    But in any case, while we're definitely not a Zagatish operation, it's important to know that multiple people share a given opinion.


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              Karen RE: lala Jul 22, 2001 10:08 AM

              How about Arnie Morton's (435 S. La Cienega Blvd. in LA), Arroyo Chop House (536 S. Arroyo Pkwy in Pasadena), Celestino Italian Steak House (8908 Beverly Blvd. in W. Hollywood), or Nick and Stef's Steakhouse (Wells Fargo Ctr., 330 S. Hope St. in Downtown LA)? These are all pretty expensive but the steaks are great.

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                Jimbo RE: lala Jul 23, 2001 08:24 PM


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                  JJ RE: lala Jul 24, 2001 06:52 PM

                  Damons in Glendale is by far the best, and you won't put a huge dent in your wallet either. But, on the weekends, you may have to wait about 45 minutes for a table. It's well worth the wait. I hope you try it!

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                    Mike Kilgore RE: lala Jul 26, 2001 11:04 AM

                    One place that went unmentioned in this discussion is The Grill (on the alley) at 9560 Dayton Way in Beverly Hills, 310-276-0615. Very handsome restaurant with polished professional service and wonderful steaks, chops, etc. One of the many things I like about The Grill is the number of choices they offer for potatoes; french fries steak cut, shoestring, lyonnaise, (my fav's), o'brien, hash browns, baked, garlic mashed, mashed with gravy, garlic spinach mashed, steamed new potatoes or red roasted. They do a very wide variety of veggies too. Finally they offer their Sunday Night Clambake special for $36.50 per person which includes a 1.25 lb. live main lobster, steamed clams, alaskan king crab legs, boston clam chowder, corn on the cob and steamed red potatoes. It's quite a feast for the price.

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