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Apr 19, 2008 10:34 AM

Tableside Caesar or Baked Alaska

Hi - I need some suggestions for my husband's birthday dinner next week. He loves tableside Caesar salads (we used to go to Delacey's Club 41 in Pasadena for his b-day every year, but sadly I think that place has closed for good), or baked Alaska - any suggestions? We live in the SF valley, but I'm willing to travel for someplace great. Thanks.

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  1. I think Musso and Frank's does at least one.

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    1. re: Diana

      Dal Rae in Pico Rivera.
      Caesar salad prepared at the table.
      No Baked Alaska, but cherries jubiliee or banana flambe prepared table side.

      Check out the menu....

      1. re: Diana

        I don't ever remember any salad at M&F prepared tableside. No Baked Alaska either.
        First thing I noticed about Delacey's Club 41 was their menu layout was exactly like M&F. Sorry to see DC41 gone....first date place with my wife.

        There's alway Lawry's....famous Spinning Salad prepared tableside.

        Musso & Frank menu

        1. re: Diana

          Musso's is one of the best Caesar's in town. It is not done tableside, though. Definitely worth it for a Caesar fan, though.

        2. Check out Brandywine in Woodland Hills. It's been a few years since I went, but they have an old-fashioned Continental menu, and I think they may prepare their Caesar salad tableside.

          1. Boa does an excellent tableside Caesar salad.

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            1. re: cookie monster

              I second that. They use real eggs and anchovies and so yummy.

            2. Dan Tana's

              Nick and Stef's

              Edendale Grill


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              1. re: Emme

                These were all table side caesars, but for baked alaska...

                La Cachette is a really nice option.

                If you want to stay in the valley, Firefly has one, as does Il Paradiso in Encino.

                1. re: Emme

                  I don't think the Edendale does the tableside caesar anymore.

                2. The Derby in Arcadia does a Baked Alaska.

                  Is the tableside presentation of the salad at Lawry's a Caesar Salad? That might be an option ...

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                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    The tableside salad at Lawry's is called "The Spinning Salad". They use their version of Thousand Island dressing along with chopped egg, croutons and of course Lawry's seasoned salt and pepper. They may offer a Caeser Salad as well, but it's not made tableside.