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The Best Steakhouses in Los Angeles on Caviar

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4 min read
4/4/2022
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Clubby banquets and surly waiters can be charming, but sometimes the steakhouse is best enjoyed in your own house. When you’re craving your favorite cut cooked to your liking with all the signature sides, these are the best steakhouses in Los Angeles that deliver exactly that.

1. Alexander’s Steakhouse (Pasadena)

Chef Florent Courriol, formerly of Michelin-starred Amber in Hong Kong and L’atelier de Joël Robuchon, is in the kitchen at Alexander’s, which opened in Pasadena in 2015. You’ll find upscale classic American steakhouse fare with hints of Japanese influence laced into the menu. Alexander’s Steakhouse features Certified Angus Beef, corn-fed from the midwest and dry-aged for 28 days, as well as A5 imported Wagyu beef.

2. Jar (Beverly Hills)

This modern chophouse in Beverly Grove has been specializing in retro dishes from chef Suzanne Tracht for two decades. The Prime filet and rib eye are masterfully executed as is the skirt steak, but don’t overlook the char siu pork chop or the pot roast, both of which were featured on The Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

3. STK Steakhouse (Westwood)

STK makes going to the steakhouse feel like going to the club, but the sumptuous food tastes just as good at home. Choose from a dozen steaks and don’t skimp on the accompaniments, like the three-cheese mac & cheese, Parmesan truffle fries, and grilled asparagus. The chocolate cake is downright decadent and highly shareable.

4. Bourbon Steak (Glendale)

Bourbon Steak in Glendale is celeb chef Michael Mina’s love letter to the American steakhouse experience infused with his arsenal of world flavors and flair for the dramatic. Four fine cuts of steak are exquisitely complemented by sides such as his acclaimed duck fat fries and the creamy potato puree. The Hudson Valley foie gras makes any steak unforgettable.

5. Dal Rae Restaurant (East LA)

You can scratch your itch for steak in several different ways at Dal Rae, the L.A. institution that opened in the 1950s. The famous pepper steak with bacon, onion, and pepper sauce is a must-try, but they’ve also got got prime rib, burgers, and filet mignon stroganoff as well as pasta, salad, and sandwich selections to please everyone in your house.

6. American Beauty Steakhouse (Venice)

This Venice steakhouse has been a neighborhood staple since fall 2019, serving wood-grilled steaks, seafood, and chef-driven takes on a variety of vegetable-forward dishes with global flavors. There are steaks for one and large-format cuts, like the 32-ounce dry-aged Prime porterhouse. The wood-grilled flatbread with smoked honey and labneh is a not-to-be-missed starter.

7. BOA Steakhouse (Santa Monica)

BOA Steakhouse in beachy Santa Monica aims to seduce you, and it succeeds with steak served 13 different ways, including the signature 40-day dry-aged New York strip and A5 Japanese Wagyu. There’s a slew of starters and sides, like goat cheese baklava and truffle mac and cheese, plus a vast selection of seafood, including the unforgettable uni crab pasta.

8. Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse (DTLA)

For more than two decades, Nick + Stef’s has been serving mesquite-grilled slabs of meat to hungry Angelenos in downtown LA. The cuts range from grass-fed and Wagyu to dry-aged and Angus. The robustly flavorful Jidori chicken shouldn't be overlooked. And they’ve got a killer burger dressed with truffle aioli, smoked bacon, arugula, maitake mushroom, bordelaise, and aged white cheddar.

9. Steak & Whisky (Hermosa Beach)

This Hermosa Beach steakhouse has a decidedly Californian point of view. The steaks are hand-selected and many of the dishes have a west coast twist. Executive chef-owner Tin Vuong of Little Sister and Abigaile fame prepares his steaks naked or dressed in inventive ways, like the Prime filet with hunter sauce, parmesan chimichurri fingerlings, and micro arugula.

10. BOA Steakhouse (WEHO)

West Hollywood’s BOA has a tempting, tantalizing menu with more than a dozen steaks and lavish sides (crab and black truffle gnocchi), starters (chilled saffron jumbo prawns), and seafood (roasted Alaskan King crab legs). The dessert s’mores are unbeatable--and gluten-free.

11. Arroyo Chop House (Pasadena)

They’re all about USDA Prime steaks at Arroyo Chop House, the spot that’s been going strong since 1997. Choose from 10 different cuts including three Waygu options for fans of the marbled, buttery meat. Lobster mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts with bacon and red onion are revelations.

12. Black Angus Steakhouse (Burbank, more)

This approachable Torrance steakhouse delivers all the classics you’d expect at a great value. With more than 60 years of service under its belt, it offers a quality menu of shareable starters like loaded potato skins and baked spinach and artichoke dip, plus all the cuts you’ve come to love, like prime rib and BBQ baby back ribs.

13. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (Century City)

The Century City location of Del Frisco’s opened in 2019 but is backed by more than 40 years of experience at locations around the nation. Opulence is always on the menu here. King crab legs, jumbo lump crab cake, and lobster macaroni and cheese taste as luxurious as the steak offerings. Trust us, the Wagyu meatballs with tomato fondue are outstanding.

14. Fogo de Chão (Beverly Hills, DTLA)

Steak by the pound? Sign us up. At Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão, order beef, chicken, lamb, and spicy sausage, all cooked guacho style: slowly to bring out the deepest flavors. Once you select your protein, layer on feijoada and rice, a traditional black bean stew, the pao de quiejo, and a lively apple manchego salad.

15. Lawrys The Prime Rib (Beverly Hills)

Lawrys has a storied history in Beverly Hills dating back to 1938, when it introduced a single-entree menu featuring co-founder Lawrence Frank’s standing rib roast. Get that classic prime rib, available in varying portion sizes. It comes with the famous spinning bowl salad, mashed potatoes with gravy au jus, whipped cream and straight horseradish, and Yorkshire pudding.

16. Mastro’s Steakhouse (Beverly Hills, Pasadena)

Mastro’s has a dress code, but with delivery there’s no jacket required. The Beverly Hills location of this popular brand offers an array of steaks that are juicy and deeply flavorful. We’re partial to the magnificent Wagyu tomahawk. Pair it with some luxe sides, like the live lobster white cheddar mac & cheese and the rosemary garlic sauteed mushrooms, and you’ll forget your wearing pajama bottoms.

17. Morton’s (Burbank, DTLA)

Go big and stay home when you order from Morton’s. The jumbo baked potato, the jumbo asparagus, the jumbo shrimp cocktail. See where we’re going with this? Rest assured, there are ample orders for more modest portions, the 32-ounce côte de boeuf aside. Whatever you pick, don’t skip the signature iceberg wedge salad.

18. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Marina Del Rey)

One of the longest-running American steakhouse chains, Ruth’s Chris in Marina del Ray is lives up to the hype. Here, they specialize in USDA Prime steaks, seared to perfection and finished with butter and freshly chopped parsley. Trust us when we say you’d be hard to find a finer filet. The sides are generous and the bread pudding is our go-to dessert.

19. The Golden Bull (Santa Monica)

There are four great steaks (plus prime rib) on the menu at this Santa Monica stalwart, ranging from the wallet-friendly Prime flat iron to the high-end Prime bone-in ribeye. Six housemade sauces are available to kick your cut up a notch, like the poivre vert and the B1 steak sauce. With 70 years in business, you can be sure you and your dinner are in very capable hands.

20. Lala’s Argentine Grill (DTLA)

Tell someone you’re going to Argentina, and they’ll tell you to order steak. The same is true at Lala’s Argentine Grill in DTLA. To experience Lala’s at its very best, order the tabla de carnes, which includes certified Angus beef skirt steak, New York strip steak, and center cut filet mignon with two sides.

Author

Caroline Potter