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Looking for the best steak place on the West side

I want to make a list and try them all out. Anyone that has good recommendation or hidden treasures please feel free to share!

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  1. You've got your standards: Mastros, CUT and BOA with CUT probably the best of the three. Wilshire is pretty good as well. Once you are eat Prime Beef its pretty hard to see drastic differences in steak house. CUT provides more Wagyu options though.

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    1. re: gordo26

      Does Beverly HIlls count as Westside? Or even WeHo?

        1. re: Eliorr

          Then that's basically every steakhouse in LA.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Except Pacific Dining Car (downtown), Nick & Stef's, Fleming's...

        2. re: ipsedixit

          Anything west of La Brea.

          Adding Totoraku to the mix...

          1. re: J.L.

            I always thought it was west of the 405. ;)

            +1 for Cut and Totoraku

        3. re: gordo26

          I would drop Boa and add Dan Tanas

            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

              Having tried Wolfgang's, Cut, Mastros, Pacific Dining Car, Nic & Stefs, Ruth's Chris, Morton's and a few others not quite in that league, I vote for...

              ...Dan Tana's "Dabney Coleman" steak. A New York Cut steak.

              Also, the Harvey's Guss sourced steak at Angelini Oseteria. Bistecca alla Fiorentina "for Two"
              comes in as number 2.

        4. I would add Wolfgang's in BH.

          1. Thanks to all! There about 2 on the List I haven't tried. Will try them. Adding to the mix, what's good on the East side, looks like I covered most of the West side.

            1. Flemings is opening a branch on Beverly Dr in B H. I still like Taylor's for a good steak at a less expensive price. If you want to go a little further east try the Dal Rae. Old fashioned but good food and service with table side service

              1. Given the expanded definition of Westside, Jar should be added to your list.

                1. A little different than everything else on this list but I really like Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills with their roaming gauchos repeatedly filling your plate with mountains of Brazilian meats (and the best salad bar in the city).

                  1. Of all the names mentioned in this topic, my favorite is Pacific Dining Car. Can't wait to read your reviews. Enjoy!

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                    1. re: Kate is always hungry

                      IMO Pacific Dining Car is decades past its prime and has no buzz or vibe at all.

                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                        Capo's steaks are delicious. Having said that, I believe that Toscana's steak is as good. Both are grilled first and finished in a wood-burning oven. Neither is a traditional "steakhouse." However, great steaks in both restaurants.

                          1. I haven't been to CUT but I hear it is fantastic. I can vouch for Mastro's as excellent.

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                            1. re: whiner

                              Ok, am going to try CUT, which looks like I should be ashamed for not trying then Pacific Dining Car and then Fogo de Chao. Will report back. i have to say that I've been Mastros and was not blown away and same goes for BOA. I think though that probably just had a bad experience given that other than me everyone loves it.

                              1. re: Eliorr

                                CUT screwed up my steak on every visit. Underwhelmed is how I'd describe it.

                                The only steaks to order at Mastro's are the bone-in filets & bone-in ribeyes. All the other cuts at Mastro's are OK, but not great. But those bone-in cuts at Mastro's - Whoa Nelly! That's good eatin'!

                                1. re: J.L.

                                  I am still most impressed by Arnie Morton's in Beverly Hills for steaks as a general category. Also they have the best crab cakes that I've found. So little binder and just the most beautiful jumbo lump crab meat. I've also had wonderful steak at Dan Tana's when I've ordered their "Dabney Coleman" done medium rare. But it's been a while since I've gone to DT's, so I don't know if that steak still holds up as well as it used to.

                                  1. re: Servorg

                                    It was delicious when I had it about two weeks ago.

                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                      The steak and peppers at TD is great too.

                                    2. re: Servorg

                                      I was there this summer - the same. Great.

                                    3. re: J.L.

                                      I had the ribeye and order med rare with emphasis on the rare side and it was over cooked...was disappointed but didn't send it back. But I only went once, so hard to say a general comment about them as I am sure they have great steak. I am generally more of a casual person so can't see myself back there for a while.

                                      1. re: J.L.

                                        My only visit to Mastro's was very disappointing. I was seated in crowded, small booth in the downstairs purgatory. The service was so so, but worst of all the steak tasted like old liver. I'll never go back.

                                      2. re: Eliorr

                                        Pacific Dining Car is beyond a waste of money. you may as well go down to....anywhere else and get their steak. Way past its prime. IMO its almost a front for some other operation....

                                    4. I'm going to stick to my idea of westside and give you recommendations of places that aren't traditional steakhouses but have a truly fantastic steak:

                                      Catch at Casa del Mar
                                      R+D Kitchen
                                      Locanda Portofino
                                      Via Veneto

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                                      1. re: yogachik

                                        R+D was good. I did try it and was pleasantly surprised.