Favorite Places to Have a Steak & Martini. Make that Martinis…

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Culotte Steak (Taylor's specialty) with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. yummy and perfectly cooked.

Mastro's Steakhouse.  See general faves list above.


Arnie Morton's (465 S. La Cienega Blvd.)(Beverly Hills)(Expensive).  This place is often overlooked nowadays, but I've had many many wonderful meals here.  Highlights include: the yummy, onion-ey mound of bread that they serve to everyone piping hot; their "live" menu demonstration (i.e., your server wheels over a cart with different cuts of meat, a lobster, etc. and explains what's on the menu); their steaks (my prefs:  filet mignon, bone-in ribeye); prime rib (mmmm);  their manhattan made with fresh cherry juice (so good, and I normally hate manhattans); lobster bisque (yum); their godiva chocolate cake (the cake to which all molten lava chocolate cakes in town aspire – this is literally the best!  And they had it before all the other restaurants started carrying it.

Sauteed mushrooms (Taylor's).
  I don't even order this anymore since I find it so boring, but the one here is super duper good.) …  My beef with them is that after years of asking, they still don't have creamed corn on the menu.  Arghhhh…


Taylor's Steakhouse (3361 W. 8th Street)(Koreatown)(Average/Expensive).   This is one of the oldest steakhouses in LA, I think (1953).  I can't say it's the best but I adore this place, with its cranky but adept veteran waitresses, it's kitschy red leather booths and ambience.  The steaks are very good, and you get a lot of bang for your buck.  The martinis are also pretty phenomenal.

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Culotte Steak (Taylors specialty)…
Culotte Steak (Taylor's specialty…
Sauteed mushrooms (Taylors).
Sauteed mushrooms (Taylor's).