Stake Your Claim! Top Steak Houses Near The Pearl
Holiday hoopla getting you down? You need a break–go out for a steak! Besides the obvious protein boost, a scrumptious steak dinner hits all the high notes, from cozy comfort to old school elegance. Whether you prefer a classic steak dinner, a hearty Brazilian-style feast, or smoky BBQ chow-down, you can eat your fill of juicy goodness in LA.
Meat not your thing, but want to tag along with your carnivorous friends? You’ll never starve in this town! Steakhouses are notorious for their ginormous salads and salad bars, along with copious vegetable and potato sides.
3361 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005
If you want to experience a real LA icon, toddle over to Taylor’s, settle into one of their big Naugahyde booths, and imagine that your reliving an episode of Mad Men. in 1953, “Tex” and Margie Taylor bought O’Kelley’s Tavern on the corner of Olympic Blvd. and Western Ave., just west of downtown Los Angeles. What began as Taylor’s Tavern, the “Biggest Little Bar in Los Angeles” soon grew to become Taylor’s Steak House, one of L.A.’s most popular eateries. The food lives up to the hype with a Texas-sized menu featuring a vast aray of Starters, (Fresh Jumbo Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Chilled Jumbo Prawns, Escargot), Homemade Soups and Salads, Sides (Freshly Grilled Texas Sweet Onions, Sauteed Fresh Mushrooms, Homemade Potato Chips), Chicken, Seafood, and of course, Steak, prepared in a multitude of ways.
100 N. La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Classic elegance, luxurious comfort, warm hospitality, and exceptional service have made made Lawry’s a dining destination since 1938. Their signature Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef, served tableside from gleaming silver carts, includes the Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, and fresh Whipped Cream Horse Raddish. Lawry’s also offers a variety of steak cuts and seafood, along with sides like Sizzling Skillet of Mushrooms, Fresh Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce, Creamed Spinach, and Crispy Fried Onions. Save room for dessert! English Trifle, White Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding, and the Signature C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae prepared tableside will throw all your diet resolutions out the window! For your own special occasion at home or work, Lawry’s provides Holiday to Go.
3377 Wilshire Blvd Ste 104
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Boogie McGee’s brings smoky Southern-style barbecue to the heart of Koreatown. An ode to the sleepy beach town of Pass Christian, Mississippi, the restaurant offers a bayou-inspired menu including loin cut pork baby back ribs, Black Angus beef ribs, Andouille sausage, pulled pork, and a hefty “cowboy cut” beef short rib big enough to feed a table of friends and family. Boogie’s uses only best cuts of meat with no hormones, steroids or additives. To round out the meal, try the creamed corn, dirty rice, cornbread, and potato salad, inspired by a recipe from the owner’s Aunt Eunice.
6667 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Opened in 1919, the history of Musso & Frank Grill is as rich and colorful as Hollywood itself. Founded by Frank Toulet, who joined forces with Oregon restaurateur Joseph Musso and French chef Jean Rue, the restaurant quickly became known for outstanding service and culinary excellence. Musso’s became a literary hangout in the 1930s, when studio executives began to recruit great American authors to Hollywood, hoping their names would help sell tickets. With the Screen Writers Guild just across the street, the writers hopped over to spend time at the restaurant. When you sit in the comfortable worn-leather booths, peruse the 90-year-old classic menu, or sidle up to the mahogany bar, you’re a part of Hollywood history.
224 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Located just blocks from Rodeo Drive, with its dark wood interior, comfortable booths, and bustling bar, Ruth’s Chris Steak House surrounds you with an air of cozy, casual sophistication. The restaurant’s highly skilled runners are some of the few left who still do arm service, which adds to the upscale steakhouse experience. Ruth’s is now offering Holiday Specials, including Surf & Turf (two perfectly prepared cold-water lobster tails served alongside your choice of expertly aged USDA Prime ribeye steak or melt-in-your-mouth filet), and the Three-Course Holiday Menu (Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with nutmeg crème, Blackened Coconut Snapper with an annatto beurre blanc sauce, Salted Caramel Cheesecake). For your convenience this season, Ruth’s also offers Sides to Go (Creamed Spinach, Sweet Potato Casserole).
3832 Wilshire Blvd. (2nd floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Situated near Museum Row and Koreatown, M Grill Brazilian Steakhouse has been a standard for fine dining in Los Angeles since 2003. However, the story begins a few centuries back, on the plains of Southern Brazil, where Brazilian cowboys, known as Gauchos, raised cattle and planted crops on the fertile meadows of the Pampas. M Grill serves many traditional flavors such as the authentic churrasco Brazilian bbq. Begin with a fresh basket of cheese bread, then make your way over to the gourmet hot and cold salad bar with fresh fruits, vegetables, and traditional Brazilian favorites such as Moqueca and Feijoida. Turn the card at your table to green and the gauchos will bring skewers of fresh grilled meats to your table in a traditional “rodizio” (continuous rotation). The gauchos will keep coming with the grilled items until you turn your card over to red. Then cap your meal with some dessert and robust Brazilian coffee.
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
435 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Morton’s The Steakhouse, the nation’s premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet. The Beverly Hills location is settled in the heart of the historic Beverly Hills “Restaurant Row,” adjacent to the SLS Hotel. The newly renovated space is somewhat of a hotspot, attracting parties of 10 to 190. If you’re looking for a venue for your holiday celebration or other special occasion, Morton’s dedicated Event Planning Professional will help create the perfect luncheon, reception or dinner party for you, your guests, and your budget.