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dinami Oct 22, 2013 03:54 PM

What steakhouses would you recommend that has a great shrimp cocktail appetizer in the West LA area? I'd like to keep the bill to around $150 total (two glasses of wine, shrimp cocktail, two steaks and one side). Any help would be great, thanks!

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    Thor123 Oct 22, 2013 03:56 PM

    Not sure its in budget but Mastros Beverly Hills has very good shrimp cocktail and very good steak.

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      jessejames Oct 22, 2013 09:26 PM

      Dry ice and biggest shrimps

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        Jack Flash Oct 22, 2013 10:18 PM

        Agree re: Mastro's shrimp cocktail. Huge shrimp, properly cooked, and a nifty presentation with the dry ice.

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          TailbackU Oct 23, 2013 11:27 AM

          Yup their shrimp cocktails are seriously good and HUGE.

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            kevin Oct 25, 2013 11:40 AM

            Sounds good.

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            whyno Oct 22, 2013 06:37 PM

            Mastros might be a little bit of a stretch, probably closer to $200 depending on the wine, but they do have the best steaks around and a great crab cocktail as well. Ate there last night and had a near perfect bone-in ribeye, crab cocktail, shoestring potatoes, sautéed spinach, wedge salad plus desserts, delicious!

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              kevin Oct 25, 2013 11:41 AM

              What desserts did you have there ?

              For some reason, I want to say that they might make souffles ??????

              Thanks.

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              maudies5 Oct 23, 2013 09:09 PM

              The Brentwood serves a fine shrimp cocktail and a damn good steak

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                Thor123 Oct 24, 2013 11:36 AM

                Really good fried chicken too.

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                kevin Oct 25, 2013 11:40 AM

                Tana's is good too, and it's kind of steakhouse.

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                  Thor123 Oct 25, 2013 11:45 AM

                  I have never had their shriimp cocktail. Have you?

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                    kevin Oct 25, 2013 11:48 AM

                    I have. It's classic, steakhouse style, though it's not to be confused with the shrimp scampi appetizer.

                    Four jumbo shrimp (not a lot) peeking off the side of the goblet with the cocktail sauce riding shotgun inside the goblet.

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                  dinami Nov 11, 2013 04:01 PM

                  I ended up at Mastros and my date loved the shrimp cocktail (and bone in ribeye)! Thanks for the recommendation!

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                    Thor123 Nov 11, 2013 04:20 PM

                    Couldnt go wrong with that!

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                      J.L. Nov 11, 2013 05:01 PM

                      That sounds dynamite.

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                        jessejames Nov 11, 2013 05:16 PM

                        Solid

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                          Servorg Nov 11, 2013 05:22 PM

                          One might ask what you plan to do for an encore (entree?)? You've set that bar pretty damn high... (g)

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                            kevin Nov 12, 2013 05:51 PM

                            Encore ? Dessert ? More drinks ? Or the other kind of "encore" ?

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                              Thor123 Nov 12, 2013 06:44 PM

                              Too many encore meals like that and no one will want an other kind of encore.

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                                dinami Nov 13, 2013 08:30 AM

                                Hah! Had key lime pie for dessert but it wasn't worth mentioning...crust too thick and hard but filling was okay. I actually prefer Houstons key lime pie to Mastros.

                          2. orythedog Nov 13, 2013 01:08 PM

                            Smokehouse in Burbank. It's a high quality, no-frills shrimp cocktail with tasty sauce. Call me nostalgic.

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                              kevin Nov 13, 2013 01:10 PM

                              I still have not hit up this fucking joint even after all these years.

                              The garlic cheese bread is supposed to be quite epic too, right ?

                              What's good to eat ? Or is the food in general beyond pedestrian ?

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                                Servorg Nov 13, 2013 01:21 PM

                                Go to have a drink (or 4) sometime. The food is serviceable if you keep it really simple (filet, baked potato) and the cheese bread is good if you aren't afraid of cheetos. A lot of Naugas died in the making of their booths.

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                                  kevin Nov 13, 2013 01:33 PM

                                  Aren't afraid of Cheetos ?

                                  Oh, for fuck's sake, I love Cheetos more than life itself.

                                  Naughahyde booths so there.

                                  How's the bar scene ?

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                                    Servorg Nov 13, 2013 02:08 PM

                                    "How's the bar scene ?"

                                    Easier to get a seat at than Tana's...

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                                      kevin Nov 13, 2013 02:50 PM

                                      So it probably sucks.

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                                        Servorg Nov 13, 2013 02:58 PM

                                        Sucking down a martini there would probably not be too onerous...it's got a great old school vibe I enjoy.

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                                          kevin Nov 13, 2013 03:38 PM

                                          Ok, i will hit it up since sometimes i'm in burbank anyhow.

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                                            kevin Nov 13, 2013 03:38 PM

                                            And by "a martini" you mean like four or five, right ????

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