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May 11, 2009 06:21 PM

Great Caesar Salad in L.A.

My husband is a Caesar salad aficionado and we haven't found a great one in L.A. besides Dan Tana's - does anyone have any other faves? Don't hold the anchovies - yummmm!

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  1. It's not a true Caesar, but I love the tricolore salad at Pizza Mozza - it's definitely anchovy-y. I was also surprised to find that Fleming's has quite a yummy one - i think they put mustard in the dressing, so it has a kick.

    1. I love Dan Tana's Caesar, indeed. But Musso and Franks has one that is just as good. I've had it many, many times. And unless it has changed, the Bowery on Sunset just east of Vine also has a terrific Casear.

      1. We are big fans of the Caesar at Houstons. It has a nice dressing laced with garlic, and won't break the budget. For a chain, they do a great job. Always served on an ice cold plate with an ice cold fork.
        Are there any restaurants that still whip it up tableside with the raw egg dressing, or is that illegal these days?

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        1. re: jeffandnat

          Edendale Grill in Silverlake used to... and it was a very good one. I have not been in a few months and I know the menu changed a little, so I am not sure it is still on the menu.

          1. re: jeffandnat

            Dal Rae Caesar Salad (For Two) 16.50
            Prepared Table Side

            1. re: rickym13


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

            2. re: jeffandnat

              I agree. I love Houston's Caesar salad, or any of their salads.

              I don't often order Caesar salad's though, and the ones I have ordered weren't memorable. So I don't have any suggestions for the OP.

              1. re: jeffandnat

                just came from dinner at houston's in manhattan beach and had the houston's caesar.
                the fork wasn't cold
                the plate wasn't cold
                the garlic flavor was hardly discernable
                tasted not at all of anchovy
                virtually no lemon tang

                the cheese they used was good, though.

                1. re: westsidegal

                  I like Houston's but I've never found their Caesar to be very impressive either.

                1. First I should say...I don't like anchovies. So you might not like mine. But I do love the Ceaser at California Chicken Cafe. It has pita chips instead of croutons. It's actually really good.

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                  1. re: schrutefarms

                    I second CCC. All salads, the chicken and fruit salad -- outstanding and fresh everytime. BTW, I love anchovies but IMO they have no proper place in any salad dressing or on top of a pizza. I have my anchovies on crackers along with beer.