EST. Prime Steakhouse

4.5
136 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The classic American steakhouse is redefined at EST. Prime Steakhouse. Here, traditional favorites meet Southern California's Asian influences. Our chefs are dedicated to sourcing the finest local, organic and sustainable ingredients to create a world-class dining experience in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. From the 35-day dry aged Kansas City steak paired with Salvadorian Chiltepe Chimichurri sauce to the Japanese Kobe beef filet to the luxurious Ultimate Seafood Tower, every dish invites guests to re-imagine what they expect from a steakhouse. Designed for large parties and family style sharing, our beautiful private dining rooms, and large chefs table make for a great gathering spot for your family and friends.
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipspyling
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food are bit too salty

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vipchefandrew
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food&service from start to finish. Seafood tower for 2 was as fresh as it can be, except the oysters are not in season. Dry-aged bone-in Kansas City Sirloin 16oz ($75 plain)was fantastic, but every single sides add$.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here Saturday for a birthday dinner. The food, desserts and our sever Manny all amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife birthday it was great staff is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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SabrinaB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was dining alone and the service was outstanding. They took very good care of me and made excellent recommendations. Very knowledgeable and helpful on food and wine choices. I had the 35-day aged Kansas City and it was cooked to perfection.

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vipDeborah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Although this steakhouse is touted as one of the best I felt it left a lot to be desired. Service was slow. Our wait-server was very nice but he kept disappearing so it was hard to get special requests taken care. My dad had a steak with lobster tail. Lobster was not in shell and was like a small lump of rubbery stuff on the plate. Chef said that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Had to send my steak back and they still didn’t get it right. Overall no value for the money. Food not exceptional at all. I would never recommend this place.

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MilesY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a bottle of wine oysters, wedge salad, prime NY steak w special fries and bok Choy. Everything was delicious and the service was top notch. The steak and the fries were extra special tasting.

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vipTomH
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Melchor was fantastic. He made great suggestions for our wine and meal. The quality of the beef was incredible. Definitely one of the top steakhouses around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just absolute great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s awesome

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DavidT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything is great except that the corkage fee is way too high.

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BrittneyA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! They really care about attention to detail and it shows. Loved all the personal touches they added to celebrate my friend's birthday. We had a champagne toast and complimentary dessert! Would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great steakhouse! Wife and I shared the Tomahawk Tuesday special and man was it amazing! Great taste on the tomahawk steak and the Brussels sprouts were out of this world! Would definitely recommend and will be coming back soon!

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BEVERLYM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went for my son’s 13th birthday. Quality of service was impeccable! Ambience and food presentation was excellent, but the quality of food we ordered such as the salmon, prime rib, tomahawk & filet mignon did not meet our expectations. But all that aside, we had a wonderful time. Thank you!

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stella
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a good steak restaurant with good service but it is pricey.

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JulioM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Monterey Park if you love a good steak.

Pricey but sometimes you just want a good steak and this place knows how to do that. The service is outstanding, great wine recommendations and pairings.

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ThomasB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Planned to celebrate a special occasion with our group and looking forward to EST but really disappointed. They didn’t seat us until 30 minutes after scheduled reservation even though our table was available. The service was extremely slow, and we had to track down our waiter multiple times. The steaks were excellent for half our party and cold and under cooked for remaining. They also forgot or brought late more than a couple of items we ordered.

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NateM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was awful. Had to ask for bread (2x). Everything came out slow ... including dessert, which we ended up waiting for SO LONG that we cancelled, and called it a night.

Food was tasty, though more expensive than other steakhouses I've been too (Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Flemings, Peter Luger's) with much smaller portions.

It's in a Sheraton hotel, so maybe they're able to stay alive with that customer base, but if there was another steakhouse in the area, they'd NEVER last.

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Paul
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding meal with friends after Breeders Cup Races.
Service was terrific, great food and wine selection was spot on.
Can’t wait to return!

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vipKcirbu
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This steakhouse is okay. Not bad. Not memorable. Nicely appointed. Cocktails good. Meat just okay. Table not ready on time. Servers nice.

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SJpas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I enjoyed most of the food. The steak was cooked perfectly, the mashed potatoes were the best of my life, the waiter was kind and offered my friend a free sample of one of their whiskies. I tried an enhancement as well and that was probably the most disappointing dish out of everything we ordered. Furthermore, upon arrival, we were informed that the restaurant’s payment system was down and we could only pay via room charge or cash. We informed them that we were not staying at the hotel and so my friend had to drive about a mile out to his bank to withdraw cash and pay for the meal. Typically, for making a guest go out of their way for the restaurant, one would think the restaurant would either offer a free side dish or comp something we ordered. Maybe even a discounted meal. However, there was nothing offered in return for this inconvenience and one of my other friends and I were forced to sit around at the end of our meal, waiting for our friend to get back from the ATM while the waiter casually passed by our table to see if we were ready to pay yet. I will say he did apologize for the inconvenience, however, considering this was a $450 meal, one would think there would be more than just an apology.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything this about this place! My husband even liked it and he hates everything

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lisc
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Celebrated with cousin on her wedding anniversary. Bill came out to about $600+ for 6 adults. Asked for medium on the steaks but all came out pretty bloody. They had pre-cut the steaks for us prior to serving so the chef should’ve been able to see how raw it was. Did not bother sending it back. Not sure if we’d go back again. Service was excellent but food was just mediocre.

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vipMariaelenaC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, Drinks, and service. Ryan was superb!

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AlinaL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Ryan was great and we had a nice, quiet, and romantic dinner :).

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great experience! Great food!

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ElaineH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services, and excellent food. Our family had a wonderful evening.

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vipMeatEater
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waitress did not inform us about the $50 corkage fee. We opened 3 bottles of wine valued at $35 each. If we had been told how much the corkage was we would not have opened them. The steak was good, but nothing special. The service was sub par for a restaurant at this price point. You would expect more attentive services and certainly someone telling you the price of corkage. For this price I would rather spend my money in Pasadena at other steakhouses.

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JeffreyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The food was excellent and the service was top notch! Would be great place for that special night out!

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GinaG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We were given a private room for my party of 8.

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Raymond
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The dinner was absolutely horrible. I brought my friends here for my birthday which I completely regret. I had a previous experience here which was great but today was just horrible.

The Food - the meat quality was good as always but it was not cooked properly. We asked for the meat to be medium and all $500 worth of meat that came out was cooked rare...

The Service - the servers were not attending to our table nearly as much as they should in comparison to a regular dine in restaurant. The fact that this is an expensive steakhouse, it makes it 10 times worse. I get more water refills and attentiveness at a local Norms or Denny’s

The Speed - The food took forever to come out! We were only 1 of 2 other tables when we arrived but our food arrived after a lot of tables that sat after us.

For an upscale restaurant like this, I was extremely disappointed and it made for a horrible birthday experience because they even completely forgot it was my birthday!

Never again!

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vipPKRaj
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food. Will come back again. The waiter was amazing.

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DoraK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was tender and juicy. Very creative dishes. Excellent and friendly service. Artistic environment.

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Both my employee and myself got the salmon and the lobster bisque, and we both got sick. The taste and the service was great. I was traveling and had not eaten since early that day. My employee had not eaten at all that day, and we instantly got sick. Even though your people and the service they provided were outstanding, I would have to say no to a recommendation!

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FRANKR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious...well worth the price. Our waiter was extremely helpful. I want to go back tomorrow !!!!

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ElenaF
1 review