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any recent experiences at 555 East in Long Beach?

bafalagan Feb 22, 2010 03:19 PM

was thinking of going to 555 East for anniversary dinner, had not been there since 2003.

any comments on atmosphere, quality and service?

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    loreeLB RE: bafalagan Feb 23, 2010 10:03 AM

    They lost their execu chef a few years ago, hasnt been the same since, last two times there is was completely lacking in flavor & meat quality. Service is hit or miss... atmosphere same as always....

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      reality check RE: bafalagan Feb 23, 2010 03:04 PM

      I went there 2 weeks ago, had the ribeye and a side of mushrooms. The ribeye was overcooked, I asked for medium rare, got well done, so I sent it back. The second ribeye was cooked perfectly but was pretty tough, lacked flavor and seasoning. All through dinner I was thinking Black Angus would have been better and cheaper.

      Since they screwed up on the steak, I asked them to take the mushrooms back, my date doesn't like mushrooms, and I wanted a fresh order of mushrooms when the new steak came. I didn't even touch the first plate of mushrooms. I got the same plate of mushrooms and told the server, just take these away. I wasn't going to pay for a cold plate of mushrooms. I explained to them why and after a minutes they did remove the mushrooms.

      I used to go to 555 all the time. Now I'll just make the trip to the Del Rae.

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        TomSwift RE: reality check Feb 23, 2010 03:25 PM

        Dal Rae would get my vote even if your steak and mushrooms had been fine the first time around.

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          bernardo RE: reality check Feb 23, 2010 06:30 PM

          So, what is the best value steak house around these days IYO, maybe Taylor's? I doubt Black Angus makes the cut, ha ha.

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          carlodabaker RE: bafalagan Feb 23, 2010 10:27 PM

          The prospector is a good place for a steak. They have good prices good flavor. The specials are always nice.

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