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Steak Tartare -

where is your favorite place to get it?

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

    1. 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

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

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

        1. 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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          1. re: mollyomormon

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

              1. 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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                1. re: krick

                  I second or third the Grill on the Alley.

                  1. re: krick

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

                  2. I love the steak tartare at CUT.

                    1. Father's Office, on Helms.

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

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                        1. re: streetgourmetla

                          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

                            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. 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