Food & Drink

These are LA's 10 best new steaks

Published On 04/07/2014 Published On 04/07/2014
Bourbon Steak
Oliver's Prime
Bourbon Steak
Marie Buck
Cafe Del Rey
Whisper Lounge
Willie Jane
Faith & Flower
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1. Bourbon Steak 237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

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.

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2. Chianina Steakhouse 5716 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

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.

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3. Cafe del Rey 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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.

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4. Oliver's Prime Steakhouse 8462 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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.

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5. L'Assiette Steak Frites 7166 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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.

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6. Whisper Restaurant & Lounge 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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.

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7. Willie Jane 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

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.

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8. Faith & Flower 705 West 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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.

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9. The Sandwich Smith 362 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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.

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10. Katana 8439 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Katana is a sultry Asian-fusion hub with sushi that's got steak on top of it. If you need more reason to go, their cocktails and standard roles are insanely fresh and unique.