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Looking for a Great Steak or Prime Rib Dinner around Century City - Beverly Hills

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curiousgeo Jul 28, 2010 11:59 AM

My family and I will be staying at the Hyatt Century Plaza with a car. Here's the situation. It will be my birthday and I'm hankering for a juicy steak or thick slice of prime rib. My first choice would be Lawry's over in Beverly Hills, unfortunately I'm the only real meat eater in our family. My wife is ok with a smallish beef serving but prefers fish and lots of veggies with her meal and my son is strictly a fish and chicken guy. So while Lawry's appeals to me, I'm afraid the rest of my family wouldn't enjoy it as much as I would.

So I'm looking for suggestions to places that would satisfy my meat cravings while giving my family some nice options so that everyone could enjoy a nice dinner. Any place around Beverly Hills, Westwood, Century City and over to Santa Monica would be ok. Thanks for your help and advice.

  1. wienermobile Jul 28, 2010 10:49 PM

    How about Fogo de Chao Beverly Hills?
    http://www.fogodechao.com/

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    Fogo De Chao
    133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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      yogachik Jul 28, 2010 08:28 PM

      You have so many options!

      Craft would be my first choice - there's something for everyone and they have an unbelievably good steak. Cut and The Grill are other good suggestions, with Cut being more festive (The Grill isn't all that much "fun"). Mastros would be lots of fun and you will get a fantastic steak.

      My other suggestion would be Chaya Brasserie, with a great menu for all, and a great steak for you.

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      Chaya Brasserie
      8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Mastros Restaurant
      2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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        carter Jul 28, 2010 09:12 PM

        Stick with yogachik's recs.

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        eyelean Jul 28, 2010 08:04 PM

        I second The Palm. It is our favorite for prime rib and does have other items on the menu. call ahead to make sure they have the prime rib and "reserve" it so they don't run out.

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          foodiemahoodie Jul 28, 2010 08:24 PM

          Good advice - they do run out. It's happened to me.

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            Emme Jul 28, 2010 09:09 PM

            third the Palm.

            i know not everyone here loves it, but i always have good meals at Ruth's Chris too.

          2. J.L. Jul 28, 2010 05:56 PM

            Jar does a great job with all things beef. They also offer excellent alternatives to non-red meat eaters...

            www.thejar.com

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              foodiemahoodie Jul 28, 2010 06:14 PM

              The Palm has great prime rib - I'd rate it higher than Lawry's (which I like a lot - don't get me wrong) - but they also have a variety of steaks and fish, and lobster. If you like really big lobsters - this is the place. If you've never been, it's a fun experience, and not bad if you're looking to see celebs. (older celebs however, but you never know)

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              taylorhameggandcheese Jul 28, 2010 04:34 PM

              I'm still a big fan of Mastro's Steakhouse:
              http://mastrosrestaurants.com/

              Also depending on the age of your son a place that is a little more child friendly is Wolfgang's Steakhouse (not to be confused with Wolfgang Puck's Cut). The porterhouse for 2 there is delicious.

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              Mastro's Steakhouse
              246 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

              Wolfgang's Steakhouse
              445 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                curiousgeo Jul 28, 2010 01:25 PM

                Thanks for the recommendations. I looked at all 3 menus and they look good, especially Grill on the Alley. The CUT suggestion also made me remember Spago, any thoughts on that?

                BTW, I knew Lawry's had some non-meat options but really wanted everyone to be satisfied with a great dinner. These choices definitely make that possible!

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                  Ciao Bob Jul 28, 2010 01:35 PM

                  Spago is always solid. Many people long for the more casual feel of the original West Hollywood location, but an equal number enjoy the dressier elegance of the BH recreation. I have rarely had a bad dish there, but I don't usually get the steak. I do often get the veal chop which is a huge hunk of meat - tho' white - and always fabulously prepared. My folks often get the Cote de Boeuf and love it.

                  If the website is up-to-date here are your current meat entrees:

                  CARAMELIZED “NATURAL” VEAL CHOP
                  BUTTERED ENGLISH PEAS, CONFIT BACON, YOUNG ONIONS,
                  CARAMELIZED GARLIC AND PUREE OF BABY FENNEL

                  ROASTED RACK OF YOUNG SONOMA LAMB
                  SAUTÉED RAPINI, GARLIC, CHILI, SUN DRIED TOMATOES,
                  BLACK OLIVES AND PUREE OF BABY LEEKS

                  GRILLED PRIME NEW YORK STEAK
                  8 OZ. SNAKE RIVER FARM’S AMERICAN WAGYU NEW YORK
                  6 OZ. JAPANESE WAGYU NEW YORK STEAK
                  SAUTÉED ESCAROLE, SMOKY SHALLOT PUREE AND WILD MUSHROOM BORDELAISE

                  PRIME “CÔTE DE BOEUF” GRILLED OVER CHARCOAL (FOR TWO)
                  BRAISED SWISS CHARD, ARMAGNAC-GREEN PEPPERCORN SAUCE
                  AND “POMMES ALIGOT”

                  SPICY BEEF GOULASH
                  SAUTÉED SPÄETZLE, PARSLEY, MARJORAM, AND PAPRIKA

                  VEAL “WIENER SCHNITZEL”
                  FINGERLING POTATO SALAD, MARINATED CUCUMBERS AND YOUNG MÂCHE

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                  Spago
                  176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                  carter Jul 28, 2010 01:02 PM

                  How about Craft LA across the street from your hotel at 10100 Constellation, corner Avenue of the Stars?

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                  Craft Los Angeles
                  10100 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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                    Ciao Bob Jul 28, 2010 01:21 PM

                    Second.
                    Cut is a great suggestion as well.

                  2. Servorg Jul 28, 2010 12:27 PM

                    Check out the Grill on the Alley in B Hills (check to see if they offer their Prime Rib on the night you want to eat).

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                    Grill On the Alley
                    9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                      albatruffles Jul 28, 2010 12:51 PM

                      FYI - Lawrys does offer limited veggie and seafood options.

                      I'd go to CUT in Beverly Hills. Look at the pics and menu in the link. They offer a lot of different dishes beside steaks, including lamb, poussin (poultry), and seafood. Also, the appetizers, sides, and desserts are well regarded.

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