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vmr016 Feb 9, 2012 06:24 PM

Hello all,

I am looking for a good restaurant near the beach that serves a good steak. I see Geoffrey's in Malibu as a competitor but it is on a cliff? Is it possible to walk down the beach? Also how much would a steak dinner cost? The prices aren't listed.

Any other suggestions on a good restaurant near the beach that serves a good steak will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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    yogachik Feb 11, 2012 08:57 AM

    Catch at Casa del Mar has a fantastic steak and a beautiful view.

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      vmr016 Feb 10, 2012 02:41 PM

      Wow thanks again everyone. So I'm glad I got feedback on avoiding Gladstone's. Boa looks like a competitor as well as The Sunset Restaurant. Anyone else have any experiences with these restaurants?

      Or Chart House and Moonshadows?

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      1. re: vmr016
        wienermobile Feb 10, 2012 02:49 PM

        For a chain the Chart House is not bad and the LA locations all have nice views and a good salad bar.

        Chart House Restaurant - Malibu
        18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

        Chart House Restaurant - Marina del Rey
        13950 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

        Chart House Restaurant - Redondo Beach
        231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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          vmr016 Feb 10, 2012 03:25 PM

          It doesn't look like the chart house website has a gallery to view pictures of the restaurant?

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            wienermobile Feb 10, 2012 04:07 PM

            The Malibu Charthouse is right above the beach on PCH. Redondo is also right on the beach next to the King Harbor Marina and is also just a few minute walk to the Redondo Beach Pier. Marina del Rey overlooks one of the channels of the Marina and has an outdoor patio.

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              vmr016 Feb 10, 2012 06:21 PM

              So The Malibu Charthouse is right next to the beach which will give the opportunity to walk on after dinner?

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                Servorg Feb 10, 2012 06:32 PM

                Yes. Topanga Beach is right next to it.

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          pambrain Feb 10, 2012 03:35 PM

          Moonshadows had a menu renovation a couple of years ago and the food quality has improved considerably - the views are great (especially if you sit outside) but there is no opportunity to actually stroll on the beach

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          pambrain Feb 10, 2012 02:26 PM

          For direct access to the beach - you really can't beat The Sunset - which is across from Zuma beach in west Malibu - and an easy, kick off your shoes and walk in the sand stroll out the door from the restaurant. The food is OK - not great, and runs to the expensi=ve side - but you can get a filet steak and priceless romance on the beach

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            pambrain Feb 10, 2012 03:48 PM

            Another option in Malibu for real "sand between your toes" walk on beach after dinner - The Malibu Beach Inn has a restaurant that is pretty good, should have a steak option, and is right on the beach in mid-Malibu, with direct access to the beach from the terrace off the restaurant (if the weather is nice - dinner on the Terrace also is an option)

            Much closer in to town that The sunset

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              Servorg Feb 10, 2012 03:56 PM

              Also Dukes in Malibu: http://www.dukesmalibu.com/

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            Fig Newton Feb 10, 2012 02:17 PM

            I haven't been in forever, but does anyone have an opinion of how Admiral Risty in Palos Verdes is these days? That's on cliffs, not on beach. You'd probably have to drive to get to one of the beaches in Malaga Cove area.

            Admiral Risty
            31250 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

            1. A5 KOBE Feb 10, 2012 01:41 PM

              I would go with BOA, great steak and the beach is across the street.

              1. wienermobile Feb 10, 2012 01:12 PM

                You might want to consider The Lobster just above the Santa Monica Pier. Although seafood is their speciality they do have two steaks on their menu. A Grilled 12 oz. Prime Flat Iron Steak and a Pan Seared 8oz. Angus Filet Mignon.

                The Lobster
                1602 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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                1. re: wienermobile
                  Servorg Feb 10, 2012 01:48 PM

                  Malibu Chart House (Topanga Canyon and PCH) or even Moonshadows are also possibilities.

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                  vmr016 Feb 10, 2012 01:07 PM

                  Anyone been to One Pico, or The Sunset Restaurant?

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                    maudies5 Feb 10, 2012 06:26 PM

                    The Sunset Restaurant may be an interesting choice. That is where Pippa Calland, the highly acclaimed and then newly-fired chef from Villetta is cooking. A friend of mine recently had dinner at The Sunset and said "Finally, Pippa is cooking her way and it is wonderful." I would definitely give The Sunset Restaurant a try.

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                      fooddude37 Feb 11, 2012 05:01 PM

                      Ive got some friend ties to Sunset. You can put her in the newly-fired category there too. Apparently she doesn't do any cooking, let alone "her way".

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                    vmr016 Feb 10, 2012 01:04 PM

                    Hi All,

                    Thank you for all the recommendations so far. I am definitely going to check up on all of them.

                    I am looking for a nice restaurant to take a special lady to, to add on to my preferences. So somewhere nice and a good atmosphere.

                    Doesn't necessarily have to be a steakhouse but at least have that option on the menu since she loves steak.

                    How is gladstones in Malibu? The place looks impressive but isn't rated very high on yelp.

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                    1. re: vmr016
                      wienermobile Feb 10, 2012 01:08 PM

                      Gladstone's is somewhere you really want to avoid.

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                        PaulF Feb 10, 2012 01:29 PM

                        Agree with wiener. Gladstone's isn't very good.

                        It's too bad, too. Because it has a great location. If it had a great kitchen it would be the most popular place around. Yet, it's crowded. So, I guess they don't feel the need to improve the food.

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                          Baron Feb 10, 2012 01:42 PM

                          You are being too kind. Gladsones is AWFUL! Terrible food and terrible service!

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                        westsidegal Feb 10, 2012 01:50 PM

                        gladstone's is terrible.

                      3. wienermobile Feb 10, 2012 10:51 AM

                        Fonz's in Manhattan Beach. A good neighborhood steakhouse. Casual. One block walk from the beach and the Pier.

                        Fonz's Restaurant
                        1017 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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                        1. re: wienermobile
                          afs Feb 10, 2012 03:52 PM

                          how about the bullpen in redondo, steakhouse and semi near a beach or Tony's on the pier

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                          gordo26 Feb 10, 2012 08:53 AM

                          You also have Boa in Santa Monica. Not quite on the beach but on Ocean Ave and you can walk down to the beach or Santa Monica Pier.

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                            Sam D. Feb 9, 2012 10:07 PM

                            Here's the Geoffrey's menu with prices


                            Looks like they're not really big on steaks and what they do offer is very pricey.

                            1. ipsedixit Feb 9, 2012 08:27 PM

                              Yes, you can walk down to the beach from Geoffrey's. A steak dinner for two (before tax/tip and drinks) will be easily $75-80 or more.

                              Might also consider The Lobster on the SM Pier. http://thelobster.com/index.html

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                                maudies5 Feb 9, 2012 07:46 PM

                                Chez Jay may be an unconventional choice. It is near the beach. There are peanut shells on the floor. Place looks like a dive/bar. Yet, it is much beloved by those who know about it. Great drinks, delicious steaks. It's as much as Santa Monica institution as is Musso and Frank in Hollywood. All things considered, I prefer Chez Jay. .

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                                  perk Feb 9, 2012 08:05 PM


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                                    PaulF Feb 9, 2012 08:15 PM

                                    I was thinking of Chez Jay, but it's really not that convenient to the beach. Yeah, you can walk to the beach, but it's not like it's right there. It's closer to the pier than the beach, actually.

                                    I haven't been to a Chart House in 25 years ... but there is one in Malibu. Are the steaks at CH worth recommending to vmr?

                                    There is also BOA steakhouse in Santa Monica. It's also on the other side of Ocean (like CJ) but maybe closer to the stairs down to the sand.

                                    James Beach in Venice is not exactly a steakhouse, but there are a couple of steaks on their menu.

                                    The truth is, there are miles and miles of beach in L.A. I'm sure someone will know of some places in Malibu or the South Bay or something like that.

                                    1. re: PaulF
                                      Jack Flash Feb 9, 2012 10:55 PM

                                      I haven't been there in a decade, but I do remember having a good steak (and excellent fries, cooked in beef fat I believe) at James' Beach.

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