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Steak & Booze b/w Silver Lake and WeHo

Meeting a friend for a "dude" meal of steaks, brown alcohol and/or martinis on Thursday and am trying to get a handle on our options.
My first inclination would be to hit Musso & Frank but then I thought of Dan Tana's, although I've never had a steak there.

I'm pretty much allergic to anything in BH, so would prefer to skip it altogether.

Price point isn't necessarily a huge consideration, although I'd like to keep it on the "moderate" side of expensive. Looking for a place with more of a clubby, manly vibe as opposed to the Tel Aviv nightclub ambiance one finds at Mastro's BH.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Taylor's Steakhouse in K-town.

    Many here will say Tana's. I've only had their steak once and found it thoroughly underwhelming. Likewise Musso.

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    1. Tanas. Dabney Coleman. A side of French fries. And a copius number of whiskey or scotch. Chocolate cheesecake for dessert.

      1. Wow. Jemange, I'm down with Mastros since you mentioned Tel Aviv nightclub atmosphere.

        1. Maybe Chez Jay at the beach. Or HMS Bounty in K-Town. Or Nick & Steff's DTLA.

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          1. re: mc michael

            Thanks, but trying to keep it between Silver Lake and WeHo. We've got a push/pull thing going on with who meets who where.

            I'm not sure if you've seen the Curb Your Enthusiasm with Jason Alexander but it's something like that.

            1. re: JeMange

              If you can make it to BH, then I would say Wolfgang's Steakhouse, which would be the burnished, manly, wainscoting atmo that you are looking for.

              But if I were you I'd go with Tanas.

              1. re: kevin

                I've been to Wolfgangs. Actually had the dubious pleasure of dining next to the amazingly clueless Lee Baca the last time I was there.

                I won't go on an anti-BH screed but let's just say I'd like to avoid it altogether.

                1. re: JeMange

                  Well, all the more reason to go to Tana's if you haven't had the steak there before.

                  But the red-and-white checkered tablecloths and Chianti bottles in addition to NFL helmets hanging from the ceiling may not be what you are looking for in a manly joint.

                  oh, you could do The Palm down the road from Tana's, which has the requisite manly atmosphere.

                  btw, what was the name of that tiny bar joint in Silver Lake that you have been hitting up recently ????????


                  1. re: kevin

                    Actually Kevin, Tana's is definitely a DFE - "Dude Friendly Environment" - so that might work.

                  2. re: JeMange

                    Because the steak was so damn good I'll nominate Angelini Osteria http://www.angeliniosteria.com/ for this. Great high energy room with a 42 oz Harvey's Guss Porterhouse done perfectly in their wood burning pizza oven. $95 for 2 - but that includes potatoes and vegetables. However, wine and beer only. However the glass of Barolo I had made me forget all about the lack of hard liquor.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Just one glass ???

                      Why not a couple of bottles ?

                      Btw, what Barolo did you have ??????????????

                      1. re: kevin

                        "Btw, what Barolo did you have ??????????????"

                        The one the waiter recommended and brought. Beyond that I don't have a clue.

                        1. re: Servorg

                          How much was a glass ????

                          More than $20 ?????

                            1. re: Servorg

                              not bad for a great glass of barolo.

                              did you guys also have the green lasagna too ?

                              Shoot, I may just have to pay a visit.

                              1. re: kevin

                                Didn't have the lasagna this time...

                1. re: jessejames

                  Forgot about Jar. I like that place. Thanks for jogging my memory!

                  1. re: JeMange

                    you got it. sometimes they have one of those monster steaks "for two" but im happy with cockail, ribeye or filet, their fries and the lobster bearnaise sauce. hot fudge sundae optional. have fun.

                2. Salt's Cure.

                  It was actually voted manliest restaurant in the country or something...so...should fit your "dude meal" bill.

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                  1. re: BacoMan

                    Looks fantastic but perhaps for another time. I don't think they offer actual booze.

                  2. Dan Tana's is your Huckelberry! Be sure to sit in the bar room. The Dabney is a great steak. If you like steak and peppers, theirs is off the charts and a huge portion.

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                    1. re: Thor123

                      Is it my "Huckelberry" ?????

                      is that what you are getting at ????

                      thor, please save me a seat at the bar.

                      1. re: Thor123

                        I've steered clear of the steak at DT's because I assumed it was not dry aged/prime.

                        Can anyone confirm or deny?

                        1. re: JeMange

                          It's prime but I have no clue if it's dry aged.

                          Also, it's a New York strip so if you don't like those you're out of luck too.

                          1. re: kevin

                            Yeah, I'm more of a ribeye/bone-in ribeye guy.

                            It's pretty easy to tell if it's dry aged - flavors definitely more concentrated and maybe even a bit gamey.

                            1. re: JeMange

                              Jet man, you're driving a real hard bargain with this post.

                              I would say then Taylors should work in this case. Koreatown. So area is a check. Brown liquor. Is also a definite check. Rasonable prices a definite check. Tanas doesn't really have reasonable prices for the most part.

                              Old fashioned dark wainscoting. Triple check.

                              Let us know where you hit up.

                              1. re: kevin

                                I'm not driving any sort of bargain Keithvin. My dry aged reply was strictly for informational purposes. Oh, and has anyone held a gun to your head, forcing you to reply?

                                I understand that you may have a compulsion but maybe you should try resisting it, eh???????????????

                                1. re: JeMange

                                  You're right. I'll refrain from further comments.

                                  My apologies.

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    No apology necessary.

                                    This board is fantastic and honestly, I eat few restaurant meals without consulting it first.

                                    1. re: JeMange

                                      Cool. :)

                                      You mentioned Jays Bar in Silverlake right ???? I don't think anyone posted on that one before you did.

                                      1. re: kevin

                                        Trying to make me feel better? :)

                                        Honestly, my career used to involve finding good food, writing about food and making it look good on TV so these days, it's nice to let others do a large amount of legwork and just swoop in to reap the benefits.

                                        1. re: JeMange

                                          Yep. Trying to make Yiur feel at least a tadbitt betta.