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SteakHouse in Los Angeles Area, Anaheim and Long Beach

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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  1. 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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    1. re: burglover

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

      Thanks for your advice. :)

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Ringo Gato

            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...


            1. re: josephml1

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

            1. Mastros. End of discussion.

                1. re: A5 KOBE

                  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-...

                  1. re: kevin h

                    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

                    1. re: A5 KOBE

                      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.

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

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                  1. re: slomosi

                    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.

                  2. 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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                    1. re: swimfin

                      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. 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

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