Fia Steak, the more upscale "sister restaurant" of Fia in Santa Monica, is a bit ridiculous. Large dramatic portraits of Laurence Fishburne and Martin Scorsese hang on the walls. To enter the dining room, you must weave your way past the bar, a patio, and dodge servers coming out of the kitchen. But once you’re seated, you'll find a great Westside dinner option. Meals begin with an elaborate (free!) bread basket, filled with various rolls and sliced baguettes, accompanied by a side of butter and pan drippings. There are very nice steak, seafood, and pasta options: our favorite is the house-made cavatelli, which comes with truffles shaved tableside. There’s also something called a caviar "bump.” Take that as you will. Anyway, it's a fun date spot. Come with someone you really, really like.
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