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Best Budget Steak?

hi All

looking for the best budget steak experience. any type is okay (ribeye, NY,porterhouse, etc). where would you go if you didnt want to spend $50 + (steak, one side, tax, tip)?
I think Taylors is one option. any others?
doesnt have to be a "steak house"....where would i be surprised by a good steak at a low price at a non steakhouse?


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  1. Maybe Porterhouse Bistro?

    Porterhouse Bistro
    8635 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    1. Billingsley and Damon's come to mind.

      Billingsley's Restaurant
      11326 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

      1. El Paso BBQ in Tarzana has prime steaks at probably the best prices you'll find in town. Their steak fries are also excellent.

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        1. re: Bob Brooks

          Place link (with web site including prices) here:

          El Paso Barbeque Co
          18938 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

          1. re: Servorg

            I know the place. My B in L goes there but we haven't tried it yet. What's your opinion of their beef ribs, if you've had them?

            1. re: mucho gordo

              I haven't been there. Were you meaning to reply to Bob Brooks?

              1. re: Servorg

                YES! HOW'D THAT HAPPEN???? Sorry, servorg

                1. re: Servorg

                  I see what happened; you posted the link and that's what I responded to. Mystery solved. Had a 'senior moment'.

                2. re: mucho gordo

                  Haven't tried the beef ribs but the steaks are fine.

            2. I think you'll find the steak dinner cost comparison analysis I did a little over 2 years ago on some of the better known steakhouses in the L.A. area, helpful.

              Notice that the 5 most affordable are old and probably own the real estate & building they occupy = "NO" lease increases over the years which they don't have to pass onto their customers:


              1. You have to head down to OC, but La Cave has a great early bird special. Around $20 gets a good steak, salad and potato, with free corkage. They run different steaks on different nights, plus non steaks some nights, so call to see when is on special.

                Another option is steak at Cafe Bizou, but there is is not a hunk of meat, but rather slices in a sauce. Still good though, and always a good deal, especially with the low price soul or salad and corkage.

                La Cave Restaurant
                1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

                1. Tender Greens, The Kitchen, York on York, Good, Village Idiot

                  Village Idiot
                  7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

                  Tender Greens
                  9523 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

                  1. canele has a really excellent steak for $25: bistro steak with sauce bordelaise, pommes anna and creamed spinach. It's my go-to when I need some cow.

                    3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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                    1. re: scurvy

                      I've only had it once but that one time I enjoyed the steak frites at Father's Office.

                      Father's Office Bar
                      1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

                    2. Taylor's, La Canada or Koreatown
                      Damon's, Glendale
                      Gary Bric's Ramp, Burbank

                      Gary Bric's Ramp
                      7730 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

                      1. Mercado Buenos Aires on Sepulveda in Van Nuys. Excellent steak, and quite inexpensive. Only drawback is no wine or any other booze.

                        Mercado Buenos Aires
                        7540 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

                        1. If Taylor's is the price range for budget, I vote with the others for it. If you looking for ultra-budget, tonight's New York Strip night at Steer and Ale in Pasadena. Steak, baked potato, salad, garlic toast and dessert for less than $10. Not bad either, much better than Sizzler. I also like the rib eye at Rudy's in Monrovia for around $13.

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                          1. re: heckonwheels

                            Taylor's is a budget steakhouse? I haven't been in awhile, mostly because I was never impressed with them. But from what I remember steaks started at about $40.

                            1. re: reality check

                              Not that expensive. From a low of around $20 to a high of around $33 (and this is a complete dinner with vegetable and potato): http://www.taylorssteakhouse.com/menu...

                              1. re: Servorg

                                ya i consider them budget mainly due to their daily specials (which you can see on their menu webpage). for example on sunday they offer the cullote cut and gulf prawns and salad for $33.

                          2. I personally have not been there but I have heard good things about Chez Jay's in Santa Monica.

                            Chez Jay
                            1657 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401