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Larsen's Steakhouse

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1335 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Larsen's Steakhouse is an upscale steakhouse offering only the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available, flown in daily. We offer over 150 wines and 30 by the glass. With impeccable service and great ambiance, our restaurant delivers a classic steakhouse feel with a modern twist. A warm dining room, and a large lounge offer a great escape from the busy city. Dark Wood ceilings and stone walls bring the restaurant alive. Come relax and enjoy the finest Encino has to offer.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(818) 386-9500
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ventura Blvd. & Woodley
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Entertainment
We offer live piano entertainment Thursday through Saturday night with wine and drink specials.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

She is a special lady. On her day take her somewhere special. Larsen's Steakhouse, Encino has been the favorite for mom's, wives and daughters for over 10 years. We feature mouth watering steaks,amazing fish and seafood with full bar and boutique wine list. This is the place to go above and beyond.

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What 1335 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately, the night we were there a LOUD party of six were at a table next to us. I got the impression that they are "regulars" there, who were extraordinarily catered to by the waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always great.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

KIND OF A ROUGH START, GETTING OUR FIRST DRINK WAS LIKE HAVING TO WIN A CHALLENGE ON SURVIVOR. MY JACK AND COKE WAS MADE WITH DIET COKE AND AFTER I TOLD THE WAITRESS WHE BROUGHT ANOTHER ONE (BUT STILL CHARGED ME FOR THE FIRST).
BROUGHT A NICE BOTTLE OF WINE WITH ME, HOWEVER THEY OPENED IT IN THE BACK WHICH WAS SURPRISING, IT HAS NOT HAPPENED BEFORE. AFTER WAITING 35 MINUTES TO ORDER I FINALLY HAD TO SEE THE HOSTESS AND ASKED HER TO PLEASE SALVAGE MY EVENING AND ASK THE STAFF TO GIVE US SOME ATTENTION. FINALLY STARTED GETTING SOME SERVICE. IT ALL SURPRISED ME AS IT WAS NOT THAT BUSY AND WE WERE ONE OF THE LAST TABLES TO CLOSE THE PLACE. BUT, THIS REVIEW ASKED ME IF I WOULD RECOMMEND, YES, WHY, BECAUSE THE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD, THE PORTERHOUSE FOR TWO, WAS PREPARED VERY WELL, THE MAC & CHEESE WITH BACON WAS ONE OF THE BEST I EVER TASTED, THE CREAMED CORN WAS JUST OKAY, AND THE DESERT LIST WASNT EXCITING. SO YES I WOULD GO BACK FOR A SECOND TRY IN THE HOPES THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE BETTER AND IF A COUPLE WHO IS SPENDING ABOUT $250 FOR DINNER, MANAGER SHOULD HAVE REMOVED THE DRINK MADE IMPROPERLY OFF THE BILL AND PERHAPS COMPED THE CORKAGE FEE FOR HAVING TO WAIT OVER AN HOUR TO ACTUALLY BE FED.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We love Larsons! The service, food and ambience terrific

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We have eaten here many times and always had good food and good service.
From the minute we walked in the smell of Ajax or some sort of cleaning product was very strong. The restaurant was not full...we were a party of 7 and they had a few large tables available but they sat us at one right next to the kitchen. I didn’t ask to move because I thought the other tables might be reserved as well...nobody else came in after us...we were defiantly the last seating.
The waiter was very nice. Took our order in a timely manner...then it was the waiting game...finally bread...forever to get our appetizers...and then FOREVER to get our main courses ...it was ridiculous...I can’t imagine what the issue was as the place wasn’t busy!!!!
I had ordered my Cesar salad to be served with my main course...when it came out it was soooo soggy and drenched in dressing...I had ordered easy dressing...like it had been made to be served as an appetizer and left sitting in the kitchen until the mains were served...normally I would have sent it back but by this point it was so late and I was sick of waiting!
I literally took one bite of my dinner and had them pack the rest of the food up...it was after 10!! Our Rez was at 7:30!!!!!! We were the last people in the place!
We were so disappointed that it will be some time before we got back.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very disappointing. Food was mediocre. Started with shrimp cocktail. Shrimp were impressive in size but hard to chew.Ordered lobster tails and steak. Lobster was salty and chewy. Didn't finish eating it. Steak was ok.
Music and service were pleasant. The worst was the cigar smoke that seemed to come in from the outside lounge when the door opened which was frequently. It was like dining in a smoky bar.didnt know they were allowed to smoke so close to dining area. It was a pricey meal and very disappointing. Would not recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Wonderful dinner, as always, made even better by the superb service provided by Stacey!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Recently enjoyed "date night" here with my husband. Larsen's is a neighborhood gem! The bartenders mix a great cocktail and the wait staff is warm and friendly. They make every night - whether it is an ordinary dinner or a celebration - a special occasion. Already looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

One of the best steaks in a long time. Very attentive service. Nice live piano in background. Not cheap but outstanding steak isn't cheap!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good Food, Good Service, Nice Atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

For a steakhouse chain it wasn't too bad. Service was good and the food was above average.
Food delivery and clearing up could be better. Oysters were below par.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had s great meal and great service.
We were in s booth which was especially nice.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a very nice evening for us to dine at Larsen's as we were celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We enjoyed the meal but wish I was more familiar with the menu.

When our meal came to a conclusion we received a little cake and 2 candles. This was the best part of the evening and made us feel special.

Thank you,

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We loved the food, but the fillets are way overpriced; at least $12 more per filet than Mastros. Also, there was a large party next to us & they were loud & standing right over our table for the majority of our meal, which was unfortunate & put a damper on our evening!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We came and had a lovely birthday celebration
Service and food were excellent

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Was great just didn’t like the shopping center. Was a great place in crappy shopping center/outdoor mall.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lovely ... enjoyed everything

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Lovely ambiance, excellent service, delicious food. It was my sons birthday celebration and it was perfect. I am from Chicago & l think it is the best steakhouse I have ever been to. Definitely plan to return on future visits.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Met a friend for Dinner. Were seated immediately. The wait staff was good, I wish she would have offered a coffee refill and that the butter cake tasted better. Great place, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good, great quality food

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Larsens Encino is always great for dining. Waiting staff is very professional.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We love Larsons! Quiet, great service, food delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I'm giving Larsen's the benefit of the doubt here that our experience is not the norm.

The oysters I ordered were of decent quality but whoever is shucking them left lots of shell pieces inside and it really ruined the enjoyment of eating them, 5 of the 6 oysters I had to remove large pieces of shell before swallowing... oysters should be clean, fresh and slide very easily... or else why eat them raw, right? We let the waiter and the manager know and they were sincerely concerned about it.

Our cocktails were a mess, we ordered a Tequila Sunrise and Gin/Tonic they were both so strong you couldn't even taste the mixers. Sent my T&T back because the tonic was completely flat. The mgr was quick to replace it but even the next was so strong I couldn't finish it and I can drink 3 T&T's with dinner easily. The 2nd Tequila Sunrise was made with Grapefruit juice instead of OJ and I don't think it even had the signature grenadine float that makes the darn drink(!) so that was removed from our bill --without question.

The steaks (14oz bone-in Fillet & 8oz Fillet were both quite good but jeez chef, learn how to watch your meat temps... I know steaks and the 14oz I ordered 'medium' but came Medium rare to rare -- I was hungry so I ate it. The 8oz was ordered Medium was nicely done.

The big surprise entree ordered was for my wife -- Purple Cauliflower Steak... delicious! Brussel Sprouts were very good.

Ambiance is very nice with the piano bar but it competes with the bar noise so I wouldn't consider this the place for a romantic dinner

The service was very good and both our waiter (Joe- very professional, he even pulled out a table crumber to clean our tablecloth ... that was a nice old-school surprise and the GM (also Joe I believe) were sincerely concerned that we should come back but his reply about the heavy-handed drinks was surprising to me, he

I might return, but if I do I just might try their Woodland Hills location before going back to Encino.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Just a nice dinner out with my best lady. Mikki the waitress was perfect. Never intruding but there when you needed something. Great ambiance and flavors were good. We will come again.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I booked this place on accident and I got burned bad for it. I had meant to book it for the Topanga location which I have been to and have had a great experience-Encino, not so much.

For Valentine's some genius decided to layout some tea tables . I'm guessing this was done for purposes of revenue .

My waiter seemed like he would have been great at serving us but I told him, I couldn't sit at That table. Think about it. Yoiur steaks wouldn't fit on it with drinks , appetizers etc. So we asked if we could sit at the bar. This wasn't an issue so much but the bar tender is busy and this place had 3 hosts and a silvertop supervising them for absolutely no reason. This guy walks around doing absolutely nothing but crossing his arms and pretending to look concerned or upset. Meanwhile, I later find out the GM is running food which i guess is cool but don't you think with 3 people hosting not sitting anyone plus one geriatric supervising them you'd need a reorganization of the staff. In addition they missed parts of the order. Those "parts" were comped since they forgot but I assumed it would have been comped anyway because the kitchen rushed the order and forgot to add seasoning to it.

The only great thing here which is what I thought was great at the Topanga location was the steak and the lobster mash which was perfect. The piano player was also excellent but the service and the staff have left much to be desired.

I probably won't make the same mistake going to this location do my because of my experience here

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Love the romantic ambiance! Some of the tables the seat 2 are a bit small, but if you dont mind being that intimate then it works!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We came in for lunch to celebrate Valentine's Day. Service was great and food was served quickly after we placed our food selection.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent pre-Valentine dinner. Wish I saved room for dessert! Delicious Pretty in Pink cocktail.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall great experience. My wife's filet was undercooked and we had to send it back to get cooked more. We also found ourselves looking for our waiter more often than we like too.
Overall good but could have been better.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We waited over half hour past our reservation time and the meal felt really slow.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Stacy our server was epic. The steaks were great, although if you ask for medium rare, I would say it’s closer to rare, but still very tasty!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our meal was delicious and the service by Kent was exceptional. The Manager, Harry was wonderful as well. 2 steaks were not cooked to our liking - Harry immediately took them to the kitchen (excellent customer service) and when they came back to us they were PERFECT!!! The prices prohibit us from dining there regularly; however it was definitely worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The steak was great (porterhouse for two, cooked to perfection!) service was good although the noise level was "energetic".

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I like this restaurant...made the reservation and know they have live piano. This is a business meal and told them so...they said it would be quiet because there would not be many people in during the evening and that there would not be live music....wrong - wrong - wrong. Piano is so loud on top of the piped in music...cannot hear what people are saying at the table right beside you. I hate that...I would rather our voices be the ambient noise. Great food and service...its a shame.

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Price comparison similar to Morton's Steakhouse. I would rather drive to Woodland Hills for better quality for the same price at Morton's. Large portions, nice decor, and good service does not make up for the quality of food being underwhelming.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Pricey but very good

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Very rude manager. Lost me. Would not go
back. The food is disappointing. As was the manager!!!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It took us a while to get out drinks but the steak was superb and our server Jamie was awesome. It’s pricey

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was fabulous and the service great, thanks Micki. Brought a friend from out of town for a birthday celebration and she loved it. We will be back. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Larsen's is a high-end, chain steakhouse. We gave it a try because I had bought a couple of their $50 gift cards at Costco. All in all it was a very good experience. As you would expect with a steakhouse the room is highlighted with dark wood, comfortable booths and a lively bar. What is a pleasant change from a lot of other steakhouses is that instead of a windowless cave, Larsen's has large windows in the dining room giving it a lighter, airier feeling. Our server, Micki, was delightful, helpful and attentive. We started with cocktails and my martini was enormous and delicious and my wife, who is not much of a cocktail person, was quite pleased with her tequila cocktail.
We split an appetizer of 3 bacon wrapped shrimp. They were huge and quite good. We also split an heirloom tomato salad. It was also huge and delicious. Are you sensing a theme? For our entree, Micki suggest the chateaubriand special which we also shared. It was cooked perfectly. We also ordered a side of creamed spinach. We each wanted a glass of red to go with the steak and the manager was kind enough to bring us tastings of 2 different red blends. The one we chose was an excellent match with our steak.
The portions are large. We brought home half the salad, half the steak and some of the spinach which gave us dinner for the next night.
If I had one hesitation I would say it is the cost. It is expensive. Our bill totaled $300. However, this was a special night, it was delicious and we got dinner for 2 nights out of it so I was quite satisfied.

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