Best Budget Steak?
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?
Billingsley and Damon's come to mind.
11326 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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:
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
Tender Greens, The Kitchen, York on York, Good, Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
9523 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Taylor's, La Canada or Koreatown
Gary Bric's Ramp, Burbank
Gary Bric's Ramp
7730 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
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
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.
I personally have not been there but I have heard good things about Chez Jay's in Santa Monica.
1657 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401