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The "Manly Man" Steak Dinners of L.A.

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Where does one go to satisfy that Neanderthal craving for a BIG slab of Beef?

"Manly Man" Steak dinner criteria:

Steak - Picking just one, I'm still going for a Large Filet Mignon (10 oz. Plus, no petits). Some suggested earlier that it should be a bone-in Rib Eye, so in (.)'s I'll insert that option.

Potato - Baked potato (availabe at almost all places).
Veggie - Assumed it's split between 2 diners.
Salad - Caesar salad, if it comes with a house salad, I've added a split app.

Ranking - The easiest way is by total cost, but good quality costs more, so.....

Restaurant . / . Steak . / . Potato . / . Veggie . / . Salad . / . Total Food Cost
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Damon's ~ 22.95 + inc. + 6.00 + inc. + 5.00 = $33.95 . . (a).
Talyor's ~ 29.95 + inc. + inc + 7.95 = $37.90
The Galley ~ 31.00 + inc. + Inc. + 9.00 = $40.00
Dal Rae ~ 36.95 + inc. + inc. + 8.25 = $45.20
Musso & Franks ~ 32.00 + inc. + 4.00 + 13.50 = $49.95

Fleming's ~ 33.95 + 6.50 + 7.95/2 + 8.50 = $52.93 . . (38.95).
Ruths Chris ~ 34.95 + 7.50 + 7.50/2 + 6.95 = 53.15
The Grill ~ 37.75 + 5.50 + 5.25/2 + 8.50 = $54.53
Arroyo Chop House ~ 36.00 + 7.00 + 7.00/2 + 8.00 = $54.75 . . (37.00).
STK ~ 35.00 + 8.00 + 8.00/2 + 11.00 = $58.00 . . (42.00).

555 East ~ $37.95 + 6.95 + 6.95/2 + 9.95 = $58.32 . . (35.95).
Boa ~ 36.00 + 8.00 + 9.00/2 + 10.00 = $58.50 . . (34.00).
Nic's & Stef's ~ 38.00 + 6.00 + 8.00/2 + 11.00 = $59.00 . . (40.00).
The Arches ~ $50.00 + inc. + inc. + inc. + 18.50/2 = $59.25 . . (b).
The Lodge ~ 37.00 + 8.00 + 8.00/2 + 12.00 = $61.00 . . (49.00).

Jar ~ 38.00 + 7.00 + 8.00/2 + 12.00 = $61.00
The Palm ~ 40.50 + 8.00 + 7.50/2 + 9.95 = $62.20 . . (42.50).
Arnie Morton's ~ 41.00 + 7.00 + 10.00/2 + 9.50 = $62.50 . . (45.00)
Saddle Peak Lodge ~ 45.00 + inc. + 7.00/2 + 14.00 = $62.50 . . (c).
Dakota ~ 38.00 + 8.00 + 9.00/2 + 12.00 = $62.50 . . (48.00).

21 Oceanfront ~ 49.00 + inc ? + 6.00 + 9.00 = $64.00 . . (47.00) . . (d).
Pacific Dining Car ~ 46.95 + 6.00 + 5.00/2 + 9.95 = $65.40 . . (43.95).
Maestro's ~ 44.95 + 7.95 + 7.95/2 + 9.95 = $66.83 . . (41.95).
Dan Tana's ~ 56.00 + 8.00 + 10.00/2 + 15.00 = $84.00 . . (e).
Cut ~ 53.00 + 12.00 + 12.00/2 + 17.00 = $88.00
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REMINDER~ The above "excludes" the cost for some adult beverages, dessert, tax & tip, !!!!
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(a) Includes a split shrimp app.
(b) Includes a split Arches scampi.
(c) Don't know if their fillet is 10. oz. +, they only have 1; also, no Bone-in Ribe-eye, but the Elk Tenderlion is $45.00.
(d) Couldn't tell if the potato was included.
(e) Not a Filet, actually the "Dabney Coleman", a N.Y. 16 ouncer, included it anyway because it's some peoples favorite steak in L.A.

Previous discussion:
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/496532

Prices not available on-line (I couldn't find them) - Riordan's Tavern, Tam O'Shanter, Shula 347.

Affordable steak places omitted for various reasons ~ Billingsley's, Trabuco Oaks, Clearman's, Golden Bull, Buggy Whip, Pattrelli's, Smoke House.......

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  1. My god.

    No, I mean...you are "my God."

    1. Surprised to see the new STK land in the center. Sounds reasonable.

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      1. re: wutzizname

        That's a great list.

        Thank you for your work.

      2. I went to STK last week. Had the 34 oz rib-eye for $84. Couldn't even finish half of it but it was delicious.

        1. Great work; this has instantly gone into my "favorite topics" pile.

          1. People keep telling me the steak at Capo is great but I haven't yet been, however...

            If you really want to separate the "Men" from the "Boys", we went to Fogo de Chao a couple weeks back. Not your traditional "steak dinner", but with a multitude of meats, including excellent beef, sliced off the skewer and right onto your plate.

            I think it was $55 for all you can stuff into yourself, including the salad buffet, before tax & tip.

            I felt ill for 2 days from overeating, and I'm a huge carnivore.