I was always under the impression that it was known as a gay bar. A couple of years ago, some friends moved to S.M. Canyon ( they are straight) and fell in love with the place. They love the ambiance, service, steaks, prices and the fact that it is very family-friendly restaurant. Our friend, described The Golden Bull as the quintessential neighborhood dive/steakhouse
Golden Bull Restaurant
170 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
It used to be more of a gay hangout in decades past, but times and the neighborhood have both changed. Don used to own the Friendship, the former gay bar just west of the Bull, but it closed as times and the neighborhood have changed.
But the food was always good, drinks always quality, and the value was quite high.
Prime Rib was always a good weekend recommendation.