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best steakhouse for those of us with a budget

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  • veee Jun 6, 2012 01:56 PM
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I read through several older threads about the best steakhouse in LA, price no object...
but what about those of us who are a little more budget-conscious?

I looked up the online menus for Wolfgang's and Cut, and both do not display their prices... what would be the average cost per person (without drinks) at these places?

Looking for a good steakhouse where we can spend <$40/person (just for the entree/sides).

Thanks!

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  1. I like Taylor's in Koreatown.

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    1. re: bad nono

      Ditto on Taylors. How about Stevens in the city of Commerce.

      1. re: donalively

        Stevens is foul.

      2. re: bad nono

        Definitely Taylors on Eighth street. They also have one in La Canada if you are closer to that, but I have never been there.

        1. re: paprkutr

          Definitely Taylors. I've been to both and while both are great, Koreatown is my preference.

        2. re: bad nono

          Hey, here's another vote for Taylor's!

        3. Chez Jay in Santa Monica/Venice is a lot of fun.

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          1. re: BSW6490

            I echo Chez Jay (the Fiondella is fantastic) and Taylors.

          2. Houston's (and Hillstone in Santa Monica) has a nice Center Cut Filet or Rib Eye steak both under $35.00.

            Cut will run you well over $100 per person.

            1. Not sure if you saw these relatively recent threads (where price _was_ an object):

              "where to get decent steak without breaking the bank?" (23 replies)
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/804798

              "Best $25 Steak dinner?" (86 replies
              )http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/423194 (older thread with recent updates)

              1. Morton's will be higher than $40 pp, but they have a special steak and seafood dinner right now. You get your choice of: (1) one of three salads; (2) an entree of a filet mignon; (3) your choice of jumbo crab cake, broiled scallops, or shrimp alexander; (4) choice of vegetable or potato; and (5) a dessert choice of hot chocolate cake, key lime pie or creme brulee. I believe you can pay a supplement for a different cut of steak. Since that includes appetizer and dessert, plus the seafood item, it might be considered a "budget" option compared to Cut, Mastro's, and Wolfgang's.

                1. I like Taylor's (very old school look and the waitresses complement the ambiance). I'll give a vote to Damon's in Glendale http://www.damonsglendale.com/ too and even the Galley in Santa Monica http://www.thegalleyrestaurant.net/ (another great old school place) has its moments and here the waitresses are definitely NOT old school but rather of the "eye candy" persuasion.

                  1. I love the Hawaiian Ribeye at Houstons! And their loaded baked potato as a side! You can never go wrong with Houstons!