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yummyinmytummy Dec 14, 2009 02:59 PM

where is your favorite place to get it?

  1. Hughlipton Dec 16, 2009 05:43 PM

    I grew up eating steak tartare at Hernando Courtright's in the Bevery-Wilshire Hotel which became my benchmark. Although not prepared tableside the steak tartare at mistral is every bit as good if not better with pomme frite. It is, one might say quintisssential. Since Le Pavillon in Studio city closed down which made a very credible steak tartare this is my must go to place. MISTRAL, Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks.

    13422 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    1. streetgourmetla Dec 16, 2009 11:17 AM

      Haven't had it all over town but Petrossian Paris has a great tartar with caviar. Delicious.

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      1. re: streetgourmetla
        Servorg Dec 16, 2009 11:22 AM

        Sherry Virbila did a nice review of PP and mentioned the tartare here, but she did have a bit of bone to pick with the chef's over liberal use of truffle oil.


        1. re: Servorg
          streetgourmetla Dec 16, 2009 11:32 AM

          Right, she mentioned this on the salads, but not on the tartar. I had the verts with foie gras, the Napoleon tartar, and a dessert I can't recall for Dine LA. It was a wonderful meal.

      2. J.L. Dec 16, 2009 12:47 AM

        Father's Office, on Helms.

        1. A5 KOBE Dec 15, 2009 10:58 PM

          I love the steak tartare at CUT.

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            krick Dec 15, 2009 05:01 PM

            Just had a really good not-quite-traditional tartare w/bacon drippings at The Mercantile in Hollywood. I was surprised by how much I liked it as I usually like my tartare much coarser than it was served there.

            Least favorite is Anisette, which is often praised around here. I've had it four times now, and haven't liked it once. As to why on earth I would order it four times if I disliked it the first time, it's because (1) it's physically impossible for me to see steak tartare on a menu and not order it, and (2) it's praised often enough by enough people that every time a small part of me wonders if my previous experiences were aberrations and this time will be different.

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              handlertaper Dec 15, 2009 07:19 PM

              I second or third the Grill on the Alley.

              1. re: krick
                tissue Dec 15, 2009 08:36 PM

                I disliked Anisette's tartare as well. It was really disappointing.

              2. mollyomormon Dec 15, 2009 08:47 AM

                Mmmm...steak tartare is one of my favorite foods. I've had very good versions at Wilshire, Anisette and Bar Hayama.

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                  xoxohh Dec 15, 2009 10:37 AM

                  Let me add The Grill on the Alley (Beverly Hills) and Mistral (Sherman Oaks) both have very good versions.

                  1. re: mollyomormon
                    wilafur Dec 16, 2009 01:13 PM

                    agreed with the bar hayama rec.

                    1. re: mollyomormon
                      vinosnob Dec 17, 2009 04:05 PM

                      Another vote for Wilshire

                    2. Tom P Dec 14, 2009 07:47 PM

                      Suzanne Goin's Tavern, in Brentwood, has one of the best I have ever tasted.

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                        carter Dec 14, 2009 04:03 PM

                        In previous posts on this subject, the Grill on the Alley in BH always gets high marks as does Mistral in sherman Oaks.
                        Can't imagine you will not get a good one at church & State downtown LA as well as at Comme Ca on Melrose/La Cienega.

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                        1. re: carter
                          yummyinmytummy Dec 15, 2009 09:25 AM

                          Church and State was dissapointing, both in the cut of meat and the taste.

                        2. Professor Salt Dec 14, 2009 03:05 PM

                          I like the Japaneseified Korean version of steak tartare, called yukke, at Tsuruhashi in Fountain Valley.

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