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Tableside Caesar or Baked Alaska

pinksand Apr 19, 2008 10:34 AM

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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    Diana RE: pinksand Apr 19, 2008 10:37 AM

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

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      monku RE: Diana Apr 19, 2008 10:46 AM

      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....

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        monku RE: Diana Apr 19, 2008 11:01 AM

        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

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          Tom P RE: Diana Apr 19, 2008 05:52 PM

          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.

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          brandygirl RE: pinksand Apr 19, 2008 02:31 PM

          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. cookie monster RE: pinksand Apr 19, 2008 04:14 PM

            Boa does an excellent tableside Caesar salad.

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              ExtraCheesePlease RE: cookie monster Apr 19, 2008 05:08 PM

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

            2. Emme RE: pinksand Apr 19, 2008 07:19 PM

              Dan Tana's

              Nick and Stef's

              Edendale Grill


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                Emme RE: Emme Apr 20, 2008 09:59 AM

                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.

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                  Sugar Jones RE: Emme Apr 20, 2008 07:38 PM

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

                2. ipsedixit RE: pinksand Apr 19, 2008 10:19 PM

                  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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                    creamfinger RE: ipsedixit Apr 20, 2008 02:15 AM

                    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.

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                    NYCnowLA RE: pinksand Apr 20, 2008 12:59 AM

                    Vito in santa monica on ocean park blvd has ceasar tableside.

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                      bellabar RE: pinksand Apr 20, 2008 09:47 AM

                      Dan Tana's does a the best caesar salad in town and it's made table side...
                      Peppones in Brentwood also does a great table side caesar. As a matter of fact they do everything table side... very old school. That cart wheels up with your dinner still in the skillets and the waiter plates it... it's truly from another era..
                      Dan Tana's can be a hassle and even with a reservation you have to wait a while.
                      Peppone's is more honorable with reservations...

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