Steak & Whisky
Outstanding food and service in a friendly, small pub environment. Enjoyed the craft cocktails, wine, and filet mignon. Can't wait for my next visit.
Great food and service ! Hidden gem of Hermosa pier!
Gem of a place, wonderful casual ambiance and decor, lovely menu, great music. Only critique is that beef tartare could have been better seasoned.
SLOW service... Really good food, but for God's sake hire some more wait staff
It was our first time there. Service was prompt, warm and inviting. Food selections felt fresh and something to look forward to. I had the lamb osso bucco- tender and flavorful- with cauliflower risotto- very tasty. We shared a nicely presented butter lettuce salad. The salmon was crispy crusted and tender inside- beautiful. Wine list is pretty limited- hence an extensive whiskey menu. Great night.
Great atmosphere - fun, feels good - staff was wonderful - food over delivered.
The server was fun with lots of energy. The menu had a nice variety and the food was quite good.
What a friendly staff, outstanding food. Worths it a new visit!!
We’ll be back, for sure
Dave was an Awesome server!
Awesome food, great atmosphere and a character as a server. She was excellent.
Food was excellent!
We love S&W...disappointed we were denied a larger booth because we we only 2 people...we had e reservation and requested booth at that time...told they couldn’t seat in the booth ...saving it for larger parties...we were in and out before any of the three open booths were occupied. Our drinks were comp’d for service recovery. We’ll definitely be back...always have excellent experience when Viola takes care of us.
If you are lucky enough to have Grant as your server, trust his guidance. The burrata appetizer is delicious, the wedge salads are huge, steaks are fantastic, and be sure to get sides if you order the sea bass.
Didnt have the entree that we wanted. It was my birthday celebration so it put a damper on the evening. Some dishes were not good. Dessert was also not done well.
Service was very slow. Food from kitchen slow, waiter did not keep us informed of why it was taking so long.
Let me just start with the fact that I've never been to a Whisky Bar. Having said that, I made reservations for 6pm on Feb 15 for the wife and I.
Let's start with parking, it'ss limited, so be prepared to drive around for a minute.
Once in, we were greeted almost immediately and seated right away. Our waitress, Viola, was very friendly and pretty funny as well. Suggested a few things and let us browse the menus.
We weren't too sure what to start with, so with some help from Viola, we ordered a Sazerac for both of us. All I can say about the drink was WOW! Really smooth and very flavorful! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
For appetizers we just had House bread, which is almost like a biscuit. It was SOO good, and served with honey and butter.
We each ordered the Prime Ribeye, 14 oz, Dressed. (It also comes Naked.) It was very flavorful. And I had another Sazerac with dinner.
For dessert we shared the Bread pudding. Also, very good.
I only have 2 things that prevents me from it a giving 5 🌟 rating. The Ribeye was a little on the tough side, and it's not very well lit inside, making it very difficult to see the menus.
All in all, I will definitely be back to try it again and I would recommend this place.
It was great. Service was great. The food was amazing.
This is our second time going to Steak and Whiskey and they have exceeded our expectations and cooked all of our food perfectly! I love steak and whiskey and I feel like this restaurant was made with myself in mind, complete with the campy outdoors vibe and amazing whiskey options.
Unfortunately the service was awful. This was our first visit, our son just moved to the area so we were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate. Our server was completely inattentive and it was very slow. He just was not into his job and his body language and over all attitude was unfriendly and made our dinner a subpar experience. The food was good, not great. Both our steaks were cooked correctly and the sides were big portions, it was just kinda blaaa. Great location and decor. We would not return with so many other great choices in the immediate area. Very pricey but we expected to pay for great food; disappointed. Hostess was sweet, I must add.
it felt so freaking cold inside no heating !! food was OK
Good and ambiance were great, as usual.
Keep in mind if you order the fish entrées, the portion of fish is very small so if you’re hungry, a steak is a better option.
We were late, but I called and the hostess was a gem because she saved our reservation for us. Our waitress was also the bartender, and she gave great tips on what whiskey to try and was attentive to us despite being very busy. The stars I bumped off were for the food. It was okay, but I did expect more for the pricepoints. I don't think the lobster mac and cheese even had lobster in it, and my medium cooked filet mignon was a bit tough albeit the "dressing" (which cost additional) was very flavorful.
This was our second time eating here. Super cozy and great decor. It reminds me of a quaint Texas restaurant. The steak and lobster were outstanding. I got the butter poached lobster again. The Brussels sprouts were also very good! We got great service this time around. Overall I give this a 5 star rating! We highly recommend.
My wife and I love this place, try to come here once a month or so. Ambiance is nice, an elegant neighborhood steak joint. Can be noisy, but never a problem. Wait staff super-friendly and knowledgeable. Steaks are perfect. Great salads, we love the brussel sprouts and onion rings for sides, Key Lime pie for dessert. A heavenly meal. We love whiskey, but don't generally drink whiskey until after the meal, if at all, so we wish they had a more extensive wine list. A few more pinots and cabs and a merlot or two would be nice.
One of my favorite restaurants. The service is impeccable and the food is even better. A must try.
We've been going there since you were open. Service has been going down hill. Service this time exceptionally bad and rude. Unfortunately it will be our last visit there.
6:30 reservation and restaurant fairly full. Placed order which one of which was fish. Two items were already crossed off the menu. After our appetizer arrived our server said they were out of the fish. Not good that early in the evening. Bad planning on their inventory which didn’t impress me. Service was average and so was the food.
I've eaten here a few times and I love it more every time. The service is great and the food is amazing. I love a nice dark place.
We all did the 4 course option which would've been a great deal had the food been acceptable. The fillet was riddled with fat and gristle. A very very very poor cut of meat that would barely qualify for a sirloin in a real steakhouse. It was smothered in a gravy that was hardly palatable. Our friends ordered burgers that they barely touched because the taste was so poor. It's unfortunate because we've heard mixed reviews for this restaurant and thought we'd give it a try. I don't think we'll be returning until a new chef is brought in.
It was an excellent night for a steak dinner.
Food was incredible the ribeye was cooked perfectly medium rare. Truly the best steak I have had. Better than Morton's, Alexander's and any other steak house I have been too . melted in my mouth. We were talking about it the next day!! We really enjoyed our meal . The bread roll appetizer was to die for even though it was 7.00 dollars for 4 small rolls, we had to order another that's how good they were. The roasted cauliflower I would pass on but the lobster mac and cheese incredible!! Service was very lacking waited just about 30 minutes for our waiter to even come by and see what we wanted to drink and it was not really busy at all given we had a later reservation.. However the food definitely when arrived was worth the wait. Whiskey selection was incredible. And the juggernaut cab was delicious. We would definately recommend !! And cannot wait to come back.
This was an amazing meal with exceptional service from staff, extremely willing to serve and very consistent
My review is low due to the circumstances of my evening. First I arrived for my reservation on-time and there was no hostess there to greet me. Waited for about five minutes before anyone came to the hostess desk. Next once the hostess arrived and sat me, it took another five minutes for some to ask us for water or if we wanted to order drinks. Order my meal from the special Dine in LA menu. Overall food was good for the value, with my main complaint being that the filet I order was not seasoned and did not taste like anything special for it being a filet. It was somewhat overcooked for being medium, where it was more done around the edges and became more tender/medium as I reached the center. However, I would eat there again being as that there were other items on the original menu which look very tasty.
Very charming ambiance with a warm and inviting feel to it. Loved the mood and music as well.
Great space. Great service. The food was so-so.
Friendly staff. Great food. Fun atmosphere. Great local
Great for date night!
Overall I had a very good experience. The food and wine was very good. The location was great on the Hermosa Pier. My only slight concern was our server was a bit arrogant and didn’t seem like she liked her job.
I have gone twice with a groupon coupon and enjoyed it both times. The broccoli side dish is fantastic, nice size pour on the wine too. Located within eye sight of the Hermosa Beach Pier so it fun to walk the Pier first or after you eat.
I am giving this a 5 star rating because the food was off the charts exceptional. I had the butter poached lobster. Not only
was it the best lobster that I have ever eaten the presentation was spectacular. My husband had the New York strip which was done to perfection....medium rare. We also had a very yummy beet salad. The only feedback that I have for this place which has actually been referenced in a multitude of reviews is the lack of wait staff. I would have been fine with the long wait as we weren’t in a rush but our server had an attitude. I find this so weird when their service is tip dependent. We of course are going back because of the food. I am just hoping that we get great service next time.