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SteakHouse in Los Angeles Area, Anaheim and Long Beach

josephml1 Jan 9, 2009 04:50 PM

SteakHouse in Los Angeles Area, Anaheim and Long Beach...

Please let me know your opinions about a good steakhouse in LA...I don't mind if your personal favorite is a hole in the wall with a good steak.

Please mention your personal favorites and why...


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    burglover RE: josephml1 Jan 9, 2009 05:03 PM

    Love the dry-aged ribeye at Mastros, and the NY at Dan Tana's is fantastic. Since I'm totally bored of NY style steakhouses, my new favorite steak is at Jar in West Hollywood. Fantastic sides, great oysters and some creative cocktails to boot! Also try the pot roast!

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      josephml1 RE: burglover Jan 9, 2009 05:11 PM

      The Jar menu looks great...Just to see the Menu make me hungry :),

      Thanks for your advice. :)

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      ExtraCheesePlease RE: josephml1 Jan 9, 2009 05:17 PM

      Mastro's BH, Wolfgang's, Cut and Boa Santa Monica

      1. rednyellow RE: josephml1 Jan 9, 2009 05:19 PM

        I like "old school" steak houses. Taylors for value, Pacific Dining Car when money isn't such an issue.

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          Ringo Gato RE: josephml1 Jan 9, 2009 10:30 PM

          555 East in Long Beach has been around since the mid 80s. Great food (I like the Filet Mignon 8oz rare, great mouth feel and ample taste), sort of an East Coast vibe, great bar and knowledgeable servers. Located in the so-called East Village Arts District, not too far from Pine Square and the Pike, making it easy to walk off dinner (and find other places for dessert, a drink, a cigar).


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            josephml1 RE: Ringo Gato Jan 10, 2009 10:33 AM

            I will be one day in the Westin Long Beach for business and another two in LA and Anaheim Area.

            Thank you for the info about the 555East and the link...


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              loreeLB RE: josephml1 Jan 23, 2009 12:26 PM

              the 555 has its ups and downs, its better than it used to be but not as good as it was or has been the last few years. a close friend of mine was the executive chef, now it isnt as good. I prefer Ruths Chris (there are several, Anaheim, Irvine, Beverly Hills) and I am also, as of last year, a big fan of Flemings, they too have a few locations....

          2. Das Ubergeek RE: josephml1 Jan 23, 2009 12:28 PM

            Mastro's... YUM. And it's only 15 minutes from Anaheim (the one in Costa Mesa, anyway).

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              TailbackU RE: josephml1 Jan 23, 2009 01:25 PM

              Mastros. End of discussion.

              1. A5 KOBE RE: josephml1 Jan 23, 2009 01:27 PM


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                  kevin h RE: A5 KOBE Jan 23, 2009 04:18 PM

                  Another vote for CUT. For me it's easily the best steak place in Southern California, and really, is the standard by which I judge all steaks. Also, unlike many steakhouses, the appetizers and desserts are actually interesting.

                  My most recent dining report from there should give you an idea of what to expect: http://www.kevineats.com/2008/08/cut-...

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                    A5 KOBE RE: kevin h Jan 23, 2009 11:30 PM

                    I agree, best steakhouse in LA and best steakhouse in Vegas.

                    The 2 LB MAINE LOBSTER w/ truffle sabayon is probably just as good as the KOBE BEEF

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                      andytseng RE: A5 KOBE Jan 26, 2009 11:13 AM

                      I'll vote for Cut also. But this is coming from someone who's not really a big steak and potatoes guy. A giant porterhouse or t-bone doesn't really appeal to me. What I really love here is the Japanese Kobe.

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                  slomosi RE: josephml1 Jan 23, 2009 03:59 PM

                  Bone in Rib Eye at Mastro's. They also have great sides.

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                    Das Ubergeek RE: slomosi Jan 23, 2009 04:28 PM

                    The only problem with the sides -- and I agree, they're fantastic -- is that you need to request a separate plate for them. The steaks come out on 400°F plates, and if you put creamed spinach (which I heartily recommend) on that plate it will boil off into a gunky, chewy, nasty mess. Get a different plate and no problems at all.

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                    swimfin RE: josephml1 Jan 23, 2009 09:18 PM

                    Al Read's all the way out in Sunland. Take the 210. Definitely hole in the wall, what we call a thick steaks, stiff drinks throwback.

                    OR - Damon's in Glendale on Brand. Tiki culture, salads tossed at your table, good steaks, garlic bread, umbrella drinks if you want. Stiff drinks good steaks also. Park in the back. Make sure you feed the meter if necessary.

                    OR- Taylor's - see elsewhere on the board. 2 locations, La Canada and ---- don't remember.

                    AND - on a roll here - Dal Rae in the east LA hinterlands.

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                      dgershwin RE: swimfin Jan 24, 2009 07:03 PM

                      Swimfin's absolutely right about the Dal Rae no doubt. Even though it's in Pico Rivera, on a Saturday night I can get there from Hollywood in under 30 minutes.

                      I've posted on it before when I reviewed my trip to Wolfgang[Zwiener]'s steakhouse in Beverly Hills, but from the kidney-shaped bar where it's always 1953, to the veggie crudite on ice and thick white bread that are gratis on every table, to the pepper steak and topping off your cholesterol festival with a bananas foster, Dal Rae is always on my short list of special occaision locales.

                      I am now all too curious about Al Read's since the other mentions of Damon's and Taylor's are spot on too, and now I am wondering why no one has ever thought to recommend it to me before - harumph! Maybe I just need more friends from Sunland/Tujunga?

                      Dal Rae
                      9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

                    2. J.L. RE: josephml1 Jan 24, 2009 01:57 PM

                      My 2 cents:

                      YES: Mastro's bone-in filet (Beverl Hills), Jar, Wolfgang's Seakhouse (Beverly Hills), Fogo de Chao's picanha and recently their filet mignon (Beverly Hills), and (outside LA but incredibly worthy of mention) Mastro's Scottsdale

                      DECENT: Pacific Dining Car, Taylors

                      Less recommended: CUT, Nick & Stef's, The Lodge, Dan Tana's, Ruth's Chris

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                        LBeater RE: josephml1 Jan 26, 2009 11:24 AM

                        I love Greenfield churrascaria in Long Beach. It's cheap during lunch and keeps us college kids satisfied.

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