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Mastro's, CUT, or STK? Looking for best steak in LA

I'm graduating next month and looking for somewhere special to celebrate over dinner with my family. I'd like to go to a steakhouse. The most important thing is the quality and taste of the food. I would also like somewhere with a good atmosphere. Price does not matter and I'll go anywhere in the general LA area. From what I've read, I'm leaning towards Mastro's or CUT, but I haven't heard much about STK. Any opinions on STK compared to the others? A lot of the threads for this topic are a couple years old, not sure if opinions have changed. I don't want to go to Morton's or Ruth's Chris, I've been to those many times. So - recommendations for the best steak in LA? Thank you in advance!

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  1. 1) Stinkin' Rose
    2) Mastro's
    3) bistecca from Angelini or Chi Spacca

    STK is never in the conversation unless you wanna go celeb spotting.

    related: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903384

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    1. the first half of the thread is LOL, the second half is good info.

      1. re: ns1

        Lets not confuse the poor guy. Stinking Rose is a joke.

        I like Mastro's and Angelini and am trying Chi Spacca for the first time this week. Also, had a very good steak recently at Wolfgang's. Dont care for the vibe at CUT, too cold and sterile IMO.

    2. The Dabney Coleman at Dan Tana's is #1
      Cut, Mastro's are #1.5

      1. For the best steak -Dan Tana's. Has great atmosphere too. Lotsa character and characters.

        Chi Spacca is an interesting choice too.

        1. Mastro's and STK are seriously overrated. A randomly great streak is the T-Bone at Divino in Brentwood. Not on the menu but they almost always have it and it is divine. Having a brick oven or some other cooking apparatus that allows for insanely high temperatures to sear in the flavor and juices is an absolute must...

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