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its my 6th year ann. and i want to take my lady out for some GREAT STEAK/SEAFOOD in LA/OC area

youngbusinessowner Sep 14, 2010 11:16 AM

i dont know where to take her. We like a live atmosphere but also classy

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    foodieholic Sep 17, 2010 02:57 PM

    I highly recommend both of the Mastro's. The food at both are outrageously top notch...this includes the sides and the dessert as well. The Ocean Club has a gorgeous view of the coastline where the B.H. location is hip and trendy and bustling. Congrats on your anniversary!

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

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      Mr Grub Sep 17, 2010 11:37 AM

      Best steak the Grubs have enjoyed in LA is at Pane e Vino. The bistecca alla
      Fiorentina is big, juicy & blasting with flavor. Warm, dark, moderately noisy Italian where, if you want to up the romance level, you can also share their steak for 2 -- usually chateaubriand. Big spousal points available.

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        Servorg Sep 17, 2010 12:44 PM

        That sounds entirely mouthwatering, Mr. G (and nice to see your CH handle show up now and again).

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          goodhealthgourmet Sep 17, 2010 03:04 PM

          +1(once-removed) for the Bistecca at Pane e Vino. i didn't try it, but when i took my folks there my mom raved about hers...and she's a steak snob :)

          Pane e Vino
          8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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          Harry Niletti Sep 15, 2010 01:10 AM

          As everyone knows, Water Grill ( www.watergrill.com ) consistently offers outstanding seafood in a stylish dining room. Surprisingly, they also have excellent beef. For example, one of the juiciest, beefiest steaks I've had this side of Bern's in Tampa was the meat course on their tasting menu last year. I've never ordered it à la carte, so if this idea appeals to you, I'd ask in advance whether they'll have the kind of top-quality cut you want on the night of your visit.

          In any case, happy anniversary to you and your wife!


          Water Grill
          544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

          1. goodhealthgourmet Sep 14, 2010 12:15 PM

            there are many, many existing threads debating the merits of the numerous steakhouses and seafood restaurants in LA and OC.

            ispe's question about your budget is a good place to start. also, are you looking for a steakhouse or just a place that serves steak & seafood? traditional American or more modern/trendy? if you list some of the restaurants you & your wife like, we might be able to narrow the focus a bit more to places that would appeal to you.

            oh, and Happy Anniversary!

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              youngbusinessowner Sep 14, 2010 12:36 PM

              Thanks! :) there really is no limit for a night like this. im ready to spen anything but would like to have my moneys worth. ive been to lawrys in beverly hills but its a very boring atmosphere and the quality seems to be less and less everytime we go. one of my Favorie place is 1st food and bar in the Palazzo

              1. re: youngbusinessowner
                Servorg Sep 14, 2010 01:02 PM

                Sounds like you might enjoy Mastro's in Beverly Hills.

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

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                  ipsedixit Sep 14, 2010 03:46 PM

                  goodhealthgourmet (as he always does) makes some good points.

                  It's really hard to find a place that serves both quality steaks AND great seafood. Closest might be CUT, but even there the selection leans heavily to the turf, and not the surf.

                  You might be better off on figuring out whether you want just great steaks, or just great seafood. If you want both, you'll end up compromising and probably hating yourself in the morning.

                  That said, if you're dead seat on both steak and seafood, CUT is a good place to consider as already mentioned. Another choice might be Saddle Peak Lodge, where you can get a good selection of different beef and game dishes, as well as a surprisingly good selection of seafood items. Plus, it's hard to beat the atmo at Saddle Peak Lodge, esp. for an anniversary celebration.


                  Saddle Peak Lodge
                  419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Jase Sep 14, 2010 05:54 PM

                    Since OP did include OC in the parameters, perhaps Mastro's Ocean Club in Newport Beach for steak and seafood?

                    Mastro's Ocean Club
                    8112 E Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      goodhealthgourmet Sep 14, 2010 09:55 PM

                      hey ipse, for the record, i'm a "she" ;)

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                        ipsedixit Sep 15, 2010 09:38 AM

                        My apologies, ma'am.

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                          goodhealthgourmet Sep 15, 2010 01:50 PM

                          no worries!i was under the impression all along that YOU were female as well, but a couple of Hounds corrected me on another thread a while back. it's all good :)

                      2. re: ipsedixit
                        wienermobile Sep 15, 2010 07:39 AM

                        The reason I like Cut so much is not just the steaks, the appetizers and side dishes are also wonderful too.

                        9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                  2. ipsedixit Sep 14, 2010 11:47 AM

                    What's your budget?

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                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      youngbusinessowner Sep 14, 2010 12:28 PM

                      280$ for two

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                      The Food Buster Sep 14, 2010 11:25 AM

                      If you want real steak, there's only one place I'd really go in LA: Carlitos Gardel. It's an Argentine steakhouse, so it's not exactly what you may be looking for, but I can guarantee you that the quality of the steak is top notch, nor does it cost an arm and a leg (though it's still pricey). The amazing chimichurri (with a really zesty, herby oiliiness that isn't too much) and the incredibly herby fries (cooked in olive oil, so that they're also not too heavy) only make the experience that much better.

                      Having reviewed a ton of steakhouses across the nation, I can say pretty confidently that you won't find comparable steak at most American steakhouses. Carlito's steak is even better than most of the meat I was getting while I lived in Argentina a couple years back.

                      Hope that helps. Ask if you need any further info.

                      Carlitos Gardel
                      7963 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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