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Best Steak in Sanfernando Valley

Lucky17 Nov 4, 2003 11:20 AM

With housing rates so great we found our palace in the San Fernando Valley, now all we have to do is find a great Steak House...help.

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    TomSwift RE: Lucky17 Nov 4, 2003 11:30 AM

    You can't go wrong with Ruth's Chris in Woodland Hills. In our experience it's every bit as good as Beverly Hills. Monty's at Ventura and Topanga has a wider variety of menu items but I don't think the quality of the meat matches Ruth's.

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      brian h RE: TomSwift Nov 4, 2003 12:01 PM

      Charlie G's in Tarzana - 18663 Ventura Boulevard, near the Mann Theaters.

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        SpongeBobSquarePegs RE: brian h Nov 4, 2003 03:29 PM

        I concur, great steaks, nice setting, good piano bar vibe

        Link: http://www.charliegs.com/

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          JS RE: SpongeBobSquarePegs Nov 4, 2003 08:29 PM

          I concur as well - great steaks althoug pricey given that it is located in Planet 818.

          Ambiance is old school - eg. circa 1970 steakhouse. I do long for a good 1960s style steakhouse with the velvet, dark wood panelling, non-existent lighting, salads prepared at your table and steak Dianne.

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            MDHound RE: SpongeBobSquarePegs Nov 5, 2003 03:59 AM

            I went there about two weeks ago. The poterhouse steak was great. Cooked just right. Even at Ruth's they undercook medium-rare. Had it happen to me at the Irvine location.

            Since I would rather have fries or mashed potato than a baked potato, I was confused as to why they wouldn't allow that substitution. Never had that issue before. Oh well. I'll would go back since it is the best steakhouse I've been to since moving to LA.

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          Barry RE: TomSwift Nov 4, 2003 01:49 PM

          I agree, except I think the Woodland Hills location has better steaks than Bev. Hills.

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          cvc RE: Lucky17 Nov 4, 2003 12:59 PM

          Taylor's in La Canada/Flintridge. You can't beat it for the price.

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            dave h RE: cvc Nov 4, 2003 01:24 PM

            La Canada moved to the San Fernando Valley? When?

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              cvc RE: dave h Nov 5, 2003 10:39 AM

              Ooops. Guess, you can tell I'm a Westside boy.

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            Tom P RE: Lucky17 Nov 4, 2003 01:51 PM

            Though I have not been in over a year, there is a small, homey place on Burbank Blvd., a few blocks west the 5 freeway, called A PLACE FOR STEAKS that was wonderful all three times I tried it. I also had a lovely filet at FIREFLY just last night.

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              carter RE: Lucky17 Nov 5, 2003 12:42 PM

              The Valley Inn has been on Sherman Oaks Avenue forever, and was sold around 4-5 years ago. Anyone know how their steaks are?

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                Lucky17 RE: Lucky17 Nov 5, 2003 01:35 PM

                Thanks for the info Charlie G's sounds great, but Ruth Chris?? Remember I just bought a new house and $$ is tight, any neighborhood spots for a good steak at fair $$???

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                  drewben RE: Lucky17 Nov 7, 2003 08:42 PM

                  please do yourself a favor and try The Steak Joynt on Lankershim between Moorpark & Riverside (north hollywood.) Really good ribeye and ny strip, and the meat is usda prime.

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