Monty's Steakhouse

Monty's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://montysprimesteakandseafood.com/
  • Phone: 8187169736
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:30am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Levine
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We bring Montys to you.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that will seat up to 50 people. We also have an enclosed patio that will seat up to 25 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Lee Chandler 8187169736
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Friday and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ventura Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking, but there is also street parking available.
A word from Monty's Steakhouse
Monty’s is a classic American Steak house serves the finest Prime beef available with more choices than you can imagine. Whether you’re in the mood for a 24 oz Porterhouse or an 8oz Filet Mignon. Whether it’s a 12 oz Lobster tail or a 28 oz Lobster Tail, whether it’s a romantic dinner for two in one of our quiet booths with a chateaubriand for two served tableside. It might be a big steak in the bar to watch the big game, with 7 plasma TVs. Whether it’s a family birthday dinner with our comlimentry dessert on the big day, or a business dinner with the Tower of Shellfish to close the big deal. Whatever your needs are we are here for you. Monty’s serving you for three generations and over 65 years.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Monty's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (23)vibrant bar scene (20)notable wine list (15)good for groups (13)romantic (12)hot spot (8)late-night find (8)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Decades of Greatness
    FoodDoctor
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Been a foodie at Monty's since the early 70's. Constistant great food. Service is always impecable. The bus "boys" (grown men who have been there for decades) are the backbone of the service line. The wait staff is both professional, yet very personal. Michael Levine and family are gracious hosts who make sure your meal and experience are top notch. No doubt, will continue to patronize Monty's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Bar noise can be heard in dinning area. Tables too close to each other in dinning area, you can hear many other conversations. I used to dine here many times years ago, but won't go back. Too many other good choices in area
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great steak, but the restaurant and service isn't up to par. The restaurant is old, and looks like they've invested very little in keeping up. The booths are have rips and tears in the leather seats, and the carpet must be from the 70s. The only good thing about this place is the high quality meat, that's done right.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    Reesee
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The owner or manager (not sure) came into the dinning room looked at me and my husband and chose not to speak. He went to the table across from us and made rounds. The waitress wasn't as nice to us as she was to the couple behind us but she perked up when I gave her a ten dollar tip. The things we black people go through. We won't be back Monty' s. Don't worry
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of Monty's
    toons
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is great. Good size side dishes. However they meaning the front staff, could care less if you dined with them or not. They act as if they were doing us a favor by being allowed in their restaurant. The young host sat us and didn't say 1 word to us or many of the other patrons as he seated people. As we left my husband actually said Thank you to the older woman and the young guy, they were to busy doing nothing to acknowledge our patronage. I guess they get by on old school atmosphere and food. Funny I went there with my parents growing up when it was in Encino. It was a staple for my family and their friends back then. They really need to appreciate each and every person that dines in their establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Of A Bar Than A Steakhouse
    Ziggy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For a steakhouse, Monty's leaves a lot to be desired. I ordered a Prime New York cut prepared medium rare. What I got was a barely recognizable steak that had been burnt to a crisp on the outside, but was blood rare in the center; the chef had the oven too hot for my order. Either that or chef is not well versed on proper cooking temperatures. The steak should not have been burnt like this. My fiancé ordered the dungeoness crab cake salad. Same deal: the crab cake was burnt & crispy on the outside. The portions of salad were way too large. The saving grace was the excellent Creme Brûlée dessert. And the sangria was excellent, though. Monty's is not a great Steakhouse at all. It's a bar with live music for the wealthy locals to hang out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service but good was ok
    ag290
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our waitress was great and the manager was very nice. However, the food quality didn't live up to the prices.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monty's still has it.
    Likes2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I grew up going to Monty's in all the various locations from Pasadena to WLA. I think this Woodland Hills location is the only one left. The steaks are delicious and well prepared. I had a generous rack of lamb with enough to take 1/2 home. Everything is a la carte now, as is true for most better restaurants. A baked potato is $11.00, most sides can be split. The shrimp cocktail is $22.00 for 4 large shrimp. We split this. My husband wanted prime rib and we did not see it on the menu. He had a sizzling prime rib eye. He loved it. We used a living social coupon which was a good deal. We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. I noted this on the open table reservation form but Monty's never acknowledged it. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    thefressers
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We really enjoyed the evening but the side dishes made it very expensive. The cocktails were more than usual too. We would go back as a couple but can't afford to take guests
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It's been a while since I've been back but still as good as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after all these years!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant has been there forever....the food is still outstanding. Nice wine list...great service. Older decor..but that is what makes it. The au gratin potatoes will make you dream about them. Portions are large..come hungry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the cigar affecianado
    Sandyo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A rare find these days where one can enjoy a fine meal and stay seated to finish it off with a fine cigar! It's a total dining experience for the cigar smoker!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around!
    TheRicker
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The last time we were at Monty's was over 20 years ago. We really missed out. We were totally surprised. The place was standing room only with young and old, but they honored our reservations to the minute. The food, wine, bar and waiter service were all excellent. The portions were HUGE, so we could have easily split what we ordered. I highly recommend the rib-eye steak if you are in to meat - why else go. OUTSTANDING. Can't wait to go back. Kudos to Monty's for keeping the place top notch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable Red Booths
    Burrattacheeseless
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I've been going to Monty's for more than 40 years And,I keep coming back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RedrubyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Atlantic Halibut was great.good experience Desert was greats go hungry
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fried Chicken!
    plernerVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Yes, it's considered a steak house, however, Monty's serves amazing fried chicken! If you have never been there you should listen to a local and try Monty's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Dining at Monty's is always an event. Our family has been going there for many years and we are now taking our grandchildren to carry on the tradition. The food is always excellent as is the service. The wine list is exceptional and well priced. The portions are very generous so be advised it might be a good idea to skip lunch if you are having dinner there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supersleuth
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Been going to Monty's Westwood for over 55 years (when it was open), and now this one, which we seldom use, but will endeavor to do more, since the food was exquisite, and wife said "best steak she ever had."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the time
    Kiwi22
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This used to be a great restaurant....unfortunately the food, and service aren't worth the money. Steaks were flavourless, mashed potatoes tasted like boxed flakes, better salad at a grocery store salad bar. Service was slow and unprofessional. There are far better steakhouses than Montys..skip it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cheap.....
    Dipaula
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Driving by with the car one can see a huge ad that Dad's eat for free on Father's day. I even sent a written request asking if dads can choose anything from the menu during Father's day. I never received a response but despite made the reservation for me and my son. Once at the table I found out that in order to qualify for that free mean, it required a minimum of a party of 4!! Having talked to the owner, all he would offer was a free drink - very very cheap!! I will most definitely not visit this restaurant ever again nor will I recommend it to anyone. (I have been a regular back about 3 years ago!)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No restaurant "chain" feeling here
    Bobby
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Thank you something new - this one is a winner. Very kind staff, food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old school Steakhouse
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Monty's is so comfortable. The atmosphere is old New York leather, cozy. The steaks are the best you can get here on the West coast. (I'm a east coast farm gal). The wait staff is attentive and professional. The is a good place for business dinners as well as adult cocktails. I work near by )Kaiser Permanente Hospital) and sometimes come in for dinner before driving home my 50-90 min commute. IF you are alone, you can sit in the bar and eat from the full menu and watch the game or listen to jazz, depending on the nights offering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We have been going to Monty's for years. It is always consistently good. They have the best shrimp cocktail with the largest shrimp you can find. Steak and Seafood are both excellent. The service is superb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 268 reviews are from the Monty's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • great for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This is a wonderful place for a leisurely dinner- my salad was even better than my steak; and my steak was great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistent
    EdanEatsVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Monty's is and has been a neighborhood staple. I've been going there for over 20 years. I always no what I am going to get in terms of food, service and ambience. I am never disappointed. It's a great go-to place to bring friends and out of towners!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monty's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been going to Monty's for years and recently moves back to the area. It is still fabulous. Exceptional tasting and quality food. Huge portions. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Hands on management who have been running Monty's for decades. Larry and Bobby make the experience perfect ! We highly recommend this gem!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Franky
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    When I made the reservations I specifically noted that it was a birthday celebration, when we got there my husband was out with the valet so I told the host AGAIN that it was his birthday., then I told the waitress. The table across the way was another gentlemen' s birthday, the waitress said happy birthday, and someone else said happy birthday (maybe the GM),but nothing for my husband, it was really sad, I was so dissapointed, specifically because he requested we go to Monty's for his birthday.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced, noisy, but good steaks
    FlyindocVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This restaurant seems to try to cater to the young bar scene crowd. It was too noisy to be able converse comfortably. The steaks were excellent, though the menu has become ala carte and everything is charged extra. Peppercorn sauce for my meal was an additional $6! Really? This was the first time in my life where I've ever been charged for steak sauce. To reiterate, the good was good, but not a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    Enjoysteak
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Made a reservation waited while other parties that walked in were seated. Seems to be if your not a regular customer there you really don't exist.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great Food, Excellent. Service. Had a deep bar with premium spirits. I was only expecting a sit down dinner with my friends, but on Saturday's they do have an in house band and dance floor. Planned good music and the dance floor was hopping. A nice older sophisticated crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    SClark
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    In my constant pursuit to give the lady the best steak I can find, Monty's is currently at the top of the list. Exceptional.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    BIGFOOT
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A bit overpriced for the quality of what you receive. But still a great local place for locals and the owners have a great relationship with their regulars and thank you as you leave. For owners in their 80's that was pretty cool.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Traditional Place
    kenzcpaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    They have made little or no changes to this place in 25 years when it used to be Todd's. The meat was OK but it was not top quality. I paid $ 54 for a bone-in filet which was way overpriced. You are better off at Flemings a mile North of Monty's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reliable and big portions
    timSVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have been to Monty's several times and it hasn't dissappointed. Love the deep fried pickle chips. Steaks and side portions are huge, and all our steaks were cooked perfectly. The drinks were strong, which was ok for me, but too strong for my GF, even after they watered it down. Great food, and we had a good time with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    TravelingGal
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We go to Monty's every few months. The steaks are amazing and the seafood particularly good. The service is always careful and attentive. Very "old school" and we like it that way. There is a bar scene in another room with sports on the TV but it never intrudes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night location
    Annelisezah
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Wonderful steak and seafood location. Friday and Saturday nights always have a great band with dancing. Have been there on several occasions and have always had a great dinner with a fun night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Birthday Dinner!!!
    DougVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We ate at Monty's for my wife's birthday. As soon as the server knew that it was her birthday, she kept making references to her birthday and made her feel extra special. The service was outstanding, as was the food. Although we have gone to Monty's for years, we seem to forget how good it really is. We will be back sooner this time!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually reliable, not tonight
    dinnerdiner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We've been eating at Monty's probably since they opened. Tonight, the service was incredibly slow. We waited nearly an hour for our salads to arrive (and that was after inquiring about them) and then again nearly as long for our entrees. Not once did our server ask how we were doing or apologize for the delays. Even the owner was standing in the doorway next to our table and never checked with us. That being said, the food was outstanding tasting, but for $180, it should have been served timely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Outstanding meal and top notch service! Thank you to our server, Madonna and staff. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steaks in the valley
    ValleyBoyVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    best steaks in the valley ! Active bar and good live music .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.