There are a plethora of great new steak-centric meat-eries cropping up in Los Angeles; here are five of our favorites.
1 The Arthur J
Is David LeFevre taking over haute South Bay dining? It appears that way. His third restaurant in Manhattan Beach (following in the footsteps of M.B. Post and Fishing With Dynamite) is The Arthur J (named as such for owner Mike and Chris Simms' grandfather), a steak-heavy eatery focusing on both dry and wet beef prepared on a wood-fired grill with toppings like buttered blue crab and black truffle butter. Sit back, relax, order a speakeasy-style cocktail and enjoy the experience, because meals don't come better than this.
903 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach (310) 878-9620
Baltaire is a steak restaurant that will certainly be beloved by healthy Angelenos. Executive Chef Travis Strickland has curated a menu of steak options with lighter, more SoCal-style fare assuring a packed house on any given evening. In terms of steaks, you'll have your pick of options like a prime petit filet, a bone-in filet, a NY Strip, grass-fed NY Strip, Japanese wagyu, dry-aged porterhouse, dry-aged côte de boeuf and even a steak tasting. Paired with King Crab Oscar, blue cheese fondue, au poivre, foie gras or bearnaise, this is one truly sublime steak menu.
11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles (424) 273-1660
3 Steak & Whisky
This upscale, 50-seat eatery offers a menu of locally sourced favorite meat dishes prepared in ways that low-cal Calis haven’t seen for awhile thanks to Shaw’s flavorful and colorful past Manhattan experiences, as well as handcrafted cocktails, wines served with the anti-oxidation technology of Coravin, and ten whiskey lockers for those who are confident that they’ll become regulars. Our prediction: many of the Southbay elite will (become regulars, that is). Expect to find items like an Asian fusion-style cut of beef dry-aged for up to 35 days; steak tartare with pickled cucumber, chive, Dijon and red curry; a 4-ounce A5 Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu; Kurobuta pork short rib with shoyu glaze; lamb pot pie; the divine smoked ham hock and escarole ravioli; pork, seafood, and poultry.
117 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach (310) 318-5555
4 Belcampo Meat Co.
The haute Belcampo Meat Co. features both an 86 seat restaurant serving rustic, elegant, meaty, California cuisine and farm-inspired craft cocktail program as well as a full-service butcher shop. For dinner, make sure to try one of the tartares—there's goat and lamb in addition to beef—and entrees like a 24 oz. shell steak and a roast beef banquet: a sliced sirloin tip served with buttered toast & blue cheese wedge salad.
1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica (424) 744-8008
5 STK Los Angeles
STK LA—the new digs of the One Group's popular STK eatery, formerly on La Cienega—is all about putting the chic and glamorous in one sexy package. Its new location at the W Westwood location offers a glittering location and a menu of meaty staples. You'll find everything from a 32 oz. porterhouse to the 34 oz. Cowboy Rib Steak to A5 Japanese Wagyu here. Make sure to indulge in one of the eatery's many toppings, which include jalapeno onions, truffle and foie gras butter, king crab and lobster.
W Los Angeles West Beverly Hills, 930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles (310) 659-3535