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Mdee2 May 23, 2008 07:28 PM

Looking for a birthday spot
not The Lodge and not Cut
ideas please?

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    New Trial RE: Mdee2 May 23, 2008 09:07 PM

    Highly recommend either Jar or Wolfgang's (by Wolfgang Zweiner)!

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      Frommtron RE: New Trial May 25, 2008 02:16 PM

      I'm a big fan of Jar, too.

    2. Ciao Bob RE: Mdee2 May 24, 2008 10:08 AM


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        Robert Hobbs RE: Ciao Bob May 24, 2008 11:39 AM


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        JosephEBacon RE: Mdee2 May 24, 2008 11:16 AM

        Taylor's has the same quality for half the price!

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          Servorg RE: JosephEBacon May 24, 2008 11:20 AM

          Half the price or even less. But the same quality? No way, (and I love Taylor's).

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            estone888 RE: Servorg May 24, 2008 11:26 AM

            I'm sorry, but I also don't think so. I like Taylor's for what it is. It's great for what it is. But it's in a whole different, lower, league from any of the other places mentioned above. For that matter, my favorite, less-expensive steak in town is at Mercado Buenos Aires on Sepulveda Blvd. in Van Nuys. Although they don't have alcohol.

        2. scrappydog RE: Mdee2 May 24, 2008 11:48 AM

          You will probably get lots of different opinions on this. My favorites are Arnie Morton's, Mastro's, and (while not a soley steakhouse), Grill on the Alley. I have not been to Wolfgang's, and I am looking forward to trying it from what I have heard on this board.

          1. J.L. RE: Mdee2 May 24, 2008 01:23 PM

            My vote goes to Mastro's.

            1. kevin h RE: Mdee2 May 24, 2008 04:41 PM

              Anyone have any comments on BLT Steak?

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                ExtraCheesePlease RE: kevin h May 24, 2008 09:28 PM

                Been to BLT twice in the last month or so. Incredibly disappointing. Highly recommend Wolfgang's. Best Porterhouse in town by far. Also, Mastro's is great as well.

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                  maudies5 RE: ExtraCheesePlease May 24, 2008 10:44 PM

                  Agree. Wolfang's blows the competition away.

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                    specialist RE: ExtraCheesePlease Jun 9, 2008 03:13 PM

                    I've also been to BLT twice since they've opened, and I loved it--both times. Steak was good, service was attentive, and popovers--amazing. I've yet to try Wolfgang's...will keep in mind when I am in the mood for steak again, but BLT should not be ignored.

                2. rednyellow RE: Mdee2 May 25, 2008 11:09 AM

                  not at all trendy, but I always have a fantastic and flawless service at the Pacific dining car down town. excellent wine list too.

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                    la tache burger RE: Mdee2 May 26, 2008 09:07 AM

                    IMO the best steak besides Cut (and so different in type that it's really not a comparison) is the steak for 2 at Lucques. Have tried all others listed here except Wolfgang's and BLT

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