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Best Budget Steak?

samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 10:14 AM

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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    Obessed RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 10:35 AM

    Maybe Porterhouse Bistro?

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

    1. ipsedixit RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 10:55 AM

      Billingsley and Damon's come to mind.

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

      1. Bob Brooks RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 02:54 PM

        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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          Servorg RE: Bob Brooks Jun 14, 2010 03:05 PM

          Place link (with web site including prices) here:

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

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            mucho gordo RE: Servorg Jun 14, 2010 05:12 PM

            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?

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              Servorg RE: mucho gordo Jun 14, 2010 05:49 PM

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

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                mucho gordo RE: Servorg Jun 14, 2010 05:56 PM

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

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                  mucho gordo RE: Servorg Jun 14, 2010 06:13 PM

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

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                  Bob Brooks RE: mucho gordo Jun 15, 2010 11:28 AM

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

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              JBC RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 04:11 PM

              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. ocshooter RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 04:28 PM

                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

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                  tissue RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 04:36 PM

                  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. scurvy RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 04:56 PM

                    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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                      Wolfgang RE: scurvy Jun 14, 2010 05:01 PM

                      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

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                      Sam D. RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 05:04 PM

                      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

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                        estone888 RE: samtron608 Jun 14, 2010 05:20 PM

                        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

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                          heckonwheels RE: samtron608 Jun 15, 2010 11:52 AM

                          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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                            reality check RE: heckonwheels Jun 15, 2010 01:17 PM

                            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.

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                              Servorg RE: reality check Jun 15, 2010 01:32 PM

                              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...

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                                samtron608 RE: Servorg Jun 15, 2010 02:44 PM

                                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.

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                            CCDiner RE: samtron608 Jun 15, 2010 02:06 PM

                            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

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