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1. Bourbon Steak237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale
2. Chianina Steakhouse5716 E 2nd St, Long Beach
3. Cafe del Rey4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey
4. Oliver's Prime Steakhouse8462 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
5. L'Assiette Steak Frites7166 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
6. Whisper Restaurant & Lounge189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles
7. Willie Jane1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles
8. Faith & Flower705 West 9th Street, Los Angeles
9. The Sandwich Smith362 E 1st St, Los Angeles
10. Katana8439 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
Brought to you by Chef Michael Mina, Bourbon Steak is a traditional, yet contemporary steakhouse featuring not only tremendous cuts of meat, but also tasty libations.
This swanky Italian steakhouse in Long Beach is named after Chianina cattle that the owners first tasted in the old country and loved so much that they imported to be raised in the States. The result is some of the most unique steak you'll ever taste -- each cut is marbled, juicy, and packed with flavor. Aside from the namesake beef, the menu includes pasta, oysters, and plenty of vegetable plates.
Overlooking the marina, Cafe del Rey is a sophisticated spot fit for a power lunch, romantic dinner, or special occasion brunch. The upscale Mediterranean menu is heavy on fish and seafood, and the three-course prix fixe brunch, which includes sparkling wine, mimosas, and Bloody Marys, is a solid deal.
With sleek, modern accents, Oliver's fills out their digs inside the Grafton with stainless steel detailing, leather booths, and hard wood floors. Once they get you IN one of said leather booths, they'll serve you up classic surf n' turf options, plus creative takes, like a bison filet with a side of tangerine-and-snap-pea quinoa.
L'Assiette Steak Frites is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. They only have one item on the menu, and you can probably guess what that is. The folks at L'Assiette have decided to maintain the integrity of their meat-and-potato-heavy offerings by focusing on bringing you simply-prepared, excellent filets and pomme-frites.
Tucked down an alleyway away from the hustle and bustle of The Grove, Whisperer feels secretive, as if it is all your own. Whisperer’s ambiance is upscale with a chandelier and horseshoe bar in the main dining room. The cozy setting is romantic, perfect for a quite and intimate date night.
Willie Jane is a Venice staple for Southern-style brunch and supper. The menu features quintessential comfort foods like warm biscuits with bacon jam and pimento cheese, fried chicken atop crispy waffles, and smoked baby back ribs with watermelon salad. The Abbot Kinney spot gets packed for weekend brunch, and for good reason: house-made beignets, French toast sticks, and again, those damn biscuits, are exactly what you need on Sunday mornings.
A beautiful Downtown restaurant -- from a Michelin-award winning chef and the guys who founded the Pebble Beach Food & Wine fest -- Faith and Flower serves up a menu of seasonal dishes, classic staples, and a raw bar. The aphrodisiac seafood, vintage touches, and romantic décor, including hand mirrors and candles throughout the eating area, establish this as a prime date night spot.
Directly across the street from Ramen Row in Little Tokyo, The Sandwich Smith's a lunch-only, dark-wood-outfitted, er, sandwich smithery, with a choose-your-own-lunch-style menu process that'll create divine sandwiches right before your eyes.