The Golden Bull is a steakhouse off PCH in Santa Monica that’s been open on and off for almost 70 years. And things haven’t changed all that much since the start - you can sit in big leather booths and eat things like prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, and creamed spinach. On weekends they have a meat-filled brunch, with $3 mimosas and dishes like rib eye hash and steak and eggs.
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Bay Cities is a Santa Monica classic that’s been open since 1925. Most importantly, it’s home to The Godmother, Los Angeles’ greatest sandwich.
Onda is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Santa Monica from the chefs at Sqirl and Contramar that fails to live up to the hype - or its pedigree.
R+D Kitchen in Santa Monica is perpetually crowded, but the burgers and lively crowd are worth the guaranteed 45 minute wait for dinner.
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The Rooftop Grill
Beverly Hills has no shortage of hotel rooftop pool bars, but The Rooftop Grill at The Montage is far and away the best one.
Craft is a Tom Colicchio restaurant in Century City. Which sounds boring, but really isn’t.
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You wouldn’t want a Manhattan made by a 17 year old, so don’t trust your steaks to one either. Taylor’s Steakhouse has the experience.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Lawry’s might be a bonafide chain, but its original Beverly Hills location still has lots of magic.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s is a very mediocre steakhouse, but has one of the best Happy Hours downtown.
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