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Best Steak Tartare in LA?

Never had, always wanted to try - Where should I go?

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    1. re: mollyomormon

      Strongly second this. Just fabulous.

      Comme Ca's version is very good too.

    2. Father's Office (Culver City) has had a great one on special recently.

      1. Third vote for Anisette Brasserie. :)

        Comme Ca used to be my favorite before Anisette, and that one's still solid.

        1. I love the version at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I especially love it if someone else is paying.

          1. There was an earlier thread on this within the last two months. still believe Mistral makes th best in Los Angeles. They are in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd. Appetizer or dinner size and both I believe come with pomme frite (yum!).

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            1. re: Hughlipton

              Agreed! Mistral has a very tasty version.

            2. definitely stay away from The Grill on the Alley. They use a ton of mayonaise. it's just awful. nothing like good steak tartar, is there....

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              1. re: deadre

                TheGrill on the Alley does NOT use mayo in their steak tartar. The do use olive oil and at times the olive oil will slightly emulsify with the egg yolk, which you may have then mistaken for mayo.

                1. re: Servorg

                  whatever, it's very, very rich, not at all like any other tartar I've ever tasted before. Mayonaise, olive oil, it's still pretty lousy.

                  1. re: deadre

                    It's a rather big difference. Olive oil is used in many Steak Tartar recipes. Mayo is not. And rich is good when it comes to this dish.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      I guess to each his own. i love steak tartar and was looking forward to it as an entree. Something delicate, maybe slightly heavy on the capers. It was much too heavy, perhaps too much olive oil.
                      this was just really a bad choice on my part and I regretted it. Sorry for the mayo reference which obviously offends you.

                      1. re: deadre

                        I mind not at all that the tartar was not to your taste at The Grill. Taste is completely subjective. On the other hand, hopefully, we all try to keep our facts straight when talking about what is, or isn't part of a certain dish we are posting about.

              2. Thank you people of the board, thank you

                1. Haven't tried Anisette's version, but my favorite to date is at Comme Ca

                  1. If you like spicy, you might try the Ethiopian version called Kitfo. Meals by Genet does an amazing version.

                    1. Korean places like Park's and Cho Sun Galbe also do very nice steak tartare that can be spiced to taste and usually have yummy asian pear floating around them.

                      I "sat next" to the tartare at Anisette...looked great.

                      1. Fraiche has a great version with a bacon sabayon.

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                        Fraiche
                        9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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                        1. re: New Trial

                          The Fraiche tartar is terrific--the trick is in the way the super-fresh meat is cut into small chunks.

                          1. re: Cucinamore

                            Indeed, Fraiche makes a wonderful tartar as does Wilshire.

                            For my money, I still think Comme Ca reigns supreme (although I want to try it at Anisette).