Guys night out place
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Looking for a place for about eight guys to enjoy a good meal and some good cocktails with the appropriate atmosphere.
Usually, a prerequisite for us is that the place makes a good steak, and a dry martini. In the past, we've done Morton's, the Palm, Nick & Stef's, and Musso's. Looking to try someplace else this time.
I haven't seen any postings on the board for Voda in Santa Monica, but I've heard they have a good bar. Another place I've never seen mentioned here is the Dal Rae in Pico Rivera, a true old traditional steak house. Unfortunately it lost some of its old "good fellas" appeal when they remodeled the place some years back.
Driving isn't an issue since we'll rent a limo for the night.
Try Taylor's Steak House. They make a great martini, and manhattans as well. They're on 8th st. in Koreatown. Also, they have a private bar upstairs that seats eight very comfortably. You might want to reserve that for a good round of drinks before dinner, since you'll have a limo and driving's not a problem. Also, upstairs is a little more private.
The place is a bit more midwestern than goodfellows but the culotte steak is great. If you go, or wherever you go, please post a followup.
re: Brian R
Another vote for Taylor's here, for guy's night out. I love this place. Great bar, great atmosphere, great waitresses who have been there forever... be sure to get the blue cheese salad named after a waitress, (I think it is the Lucy Salad, but I may be wrong) it is as classic an old steakhouse salad as you could ask for. I love the steaks; a friend of mine had Prime Rib there the last time I went and it too was an excellent piece of meat.
The Pacific Dining Car would also be a good GNO choice, but it is much more expensive. I am going to Carlito Gardel's tomorrow night for the first time. If it trump's Taylor's, I will let you know.
You mentioned steak and atmoshpere, which makes me think Carlitos Gardel. Perhaps not exactly what you're looking for - it's not a martini place, fer shure - but the steaks...mmmmm....and the atmosphere is neatly "old world" and sophisticated. Reservations definetely required.
There's Pacific Dining Car, downtown and one in Santa Monica. Serious steak guy place but, hey, I liked it too.