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Feb 6, 2013 10:14 AM

cheap steak

Lots of expensive options in LA for great current being the bone in ribeye at Tar and Roses in Santa Monica and the old reliable Monty's on Topanga. But sometimes you want something that's rare and juicy without spending over 50 dollars.......any favorite neighborhood steakatoriums that one would recommend??

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  1. Che Jay in Venice is a great spot for steak and drinks in a dive bar vibe.

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    1. re: Thor123

      Chez Jay is in Santa Monica, not Venice

        1. re: Thor123

          Strangely enough I'd estimate that Chez Jay's probably sits about half way between the N and S borders of the City of Santa Monica off the top of my head.

            1. re: Thor123

              Santa Monica always reminds me a bit of SF, in that it's pretty small and fairly easy to get around in (except for by the Santa Monica Place Mall at certain times - that is some gridlock around it).

          1. re: Thor123

            Nope, dead square in (as Servorg said). If you throw a shot glass you can hit the arches for the s.m. Pier.

            1. re: cagey

              Sorry, Santa Monica it is. With (IMO) a Venice feel

              1. re: Thor123

                The Venice border is at Navy - right where Chaya Venice sits. Chez Jay is definitely where to go for an inexpensive steak, and it is in Santa Monica.

        2. re: Thor123

          I would say Chez Jay is a great spot, and stop short of mentioning food.

          Taylors on 8th is IMO the best of the inexpensive.

          1. re: cls

            The food is not the draw, but its a great place for a steak, cocktail and good time.

            1. re: Thor123

              We've gone to the Galley on Main Street for their inexpensive steak in the past and it's been pretty good, especially when you consider you get the entire dinner for mid $20's or there about.


              1. re: Servorg

                Love the Galley. Great steamed claim buckets!

                1. re: Thor123

                  OT: the galley is my favorite place for a martini.
                  as i've mentioned before, this is NOT the place for any kind of drink that requires a "mixologist," but it is a great place for the kind of drink that requires a good "bartender."

          1. re: ipsedixit

            +1 on Carlitos Gardel, especially if you can get there for the lunch special. Ipse, you did a write up about it some time ago and I was pleasantly satisfied with the experience that you recommended.

          2. the pantry? isn't that the definition of a cheap steak?

            1. To be honest I don't really pay attention to what the costs are when I eat out, but when I think inexpensive but quality I think Taylor's, Dal Rae, Houston's and Tom Bergin's.

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              1. re: scottca075

                hi scott:
                please join me at urusawa for dinner. i hope you don't mind paying. i'd be happy to drive.
                when shall i pencil you in?

                1. re: linus

                  Meet me at Masa, not the pretenders.....

                  1. re: scottca075

                    i feel it is bad manners to hit you up for air fare as well.

                    1. re: scottca075

                      Meet me at Masa, not the pretenders.....

                      Oh please.

                2. Not a steakhouse per se, but I was shocked by how good the $28 Harvey's Guss NY steak at Osteria La Buca was last time I was there.