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Mar 12, 2006 06:34 PM

What is the Best Steakhouse in LA???

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My favorite steakhouse in LA is currently Mastro's in Beverly Hills. I prefer it to other excellent places like the Arroyo Chop House in Pasadena, BOA in Santa Monica, Ruth's Cris, and Morton's.

I just wanted to see if anyone had any other places I am missing from the list above and just NEED to try! Assume price is no object, but that the place must serve USDA Prime quality beef only. Thanks in advance for your input!

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  1. Try Shula's 347 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at LAX. They claim their steaks are better than prime(certified Angus beef)because of their selection process they say there are fewer available than "prime".
    My friend had the filet mignon and said it was the best he's ever had and he's been to all the best steakhouses in the US. All the side orders are $3.47 and good. Get the center cut Cowboy Steak (rib eye), they were out the night we went because they held back 30 for a big party coming in.



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    1. re: K

      I've never heard of Shula's before - thanks for the link. How were the prices of the entrees?

      1. re: Moose

        Prices for steaks are about the same as the other top of the line steak houses. $34 or something like that for the filet and comes as you saw it in the picture. As I mentioned the the side orders are $3.47 and they are good sized orders each enough for two people. The desserts are good and pretty large. I had a creme brulee that came in what looked like a 10" diameter dish. Need to meet someone at LAX for a layover or picking them up or dropping them off, its a definite consideration. They can also take the Sheraton Gateway Hotel shuttle to the airport afterward. Shula's also gives a three hour validation for the valet parking. Believe me I was surprised it was so good and in a hotel to top it off.



    2. Stick with Mastro's - you are at the pinnacle of LA steakhouses already.

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      1. re: JL

        I concur. Mastro's cannot be beat, tho I do want to try Shula's.

        I went to the new Mastro's in Costa Mesa the other night. I ordered the bone-in rib eye. I remembered JUST in the nick of time to ask for a room temp plate. When I got my steak for a moment I thought they'd given me a filet instead. This thing was the most beautifully trimmed steak I've ever seen. And -- I am not exagerating -- I could have cut it with my fork. It was a perfect medium-rare and tasty as can be. It was WELL worth the price -- $38.95 for the 12oz portion.

        1. re: Dorothy
          rabo encendido


          Did you notice if the Costa Mesa Mastro's is offering caviar service as a starter?

          1. re: rabo encendido

            I went to Mastro's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa on Saturday night. My wife and I had caviar. It was terrific.

        2. re: JL

          You will get just as good a steak at The Pacific Dining Car. Maybe even better.

          1. re: PaliBruin

            I'll go with the Pacific Dining Car too.

        3. Mastro's is great, but Nick and Stef's is even better...The chains don't hold a candle to either of these...

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          1. re: Big Dave

            I've never been to Nick & Stefs. I've heard good things, but I guess I have been hesitant to try it because I have never been blown away by a Patina Restaurant. If anything, I have found Pinot Hollywood and Cafe Pinot to be marginally disappointing. Is Nick and Stef's truly an exception?

            1. re: GI Joe

              I found Nick and Stefs very disapointing. The steaks weren't that great, sides were ho hum and wine service was way off for the price

            2. re: Big Dave

              HIGHLY disagree with previous post. Mastro's wipes the floor with Nic & Stef's. I've dined at each steakhouse (business forces me to frequent many steakhouses) over 10 times... On my own dime, I'd go to Mastro's anyday.

              Nic & Stef's doesn't even belong in the same sentence as Mastro's. Even within 2 miles, one can find a steakhouse superior to Nic & Stef's (i.e. Pacific Dining Car).

            3. Boa has an excellent NY Steak and a cool ambiance to boot.

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              1. re: JR

                strongly disagree with both of the reasons mentioned to go to Boa, and i know many others that concur with me.

                1. re: JR

                  Love Boa especially the Santa Monica location. Love the bone-in filet with fois gras butter. Yum. Totally agree on food and ambiance. And I have a lot of friends and posters on here that would agree with me as well.

                2. So of the many threads Ive read from this posting and others, Im convinced I need to go to Mastro's. But looking at its $$$$ on citysearch, can someone tell me how much a dinner for two excluding drinks would cost @ Mastro's??

                  Looking for best steak, most reasonable price...
                  my friend tells me Taylor's is.

                  All input greatly appreciated, Thanks!!

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                  1. re: finznmocean

                    Taylor's provides a good steak, and is definitely way more reasonably priced than Mastro's, yet the whole package without money limitations belongs to Mastro's of the two, and by far.
                    As to the bucks at Mastro's, all sides are nearly $10 each, and quite often should be shared.
                    Allocate around $75 a person if having dessert, and considerably more if booze will be included.