Steak & Whisky

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Steak & Whisky is a decidedly Californian take on the American Tavern featuring classic American dishes with a modern twist.
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DF
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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NM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow. Food from kitchen slow, waiter did not keep us informed of why it was taking so long.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Service was great. The food was amazing.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

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.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

it felt so freaking cold inside no heating !! food was OK

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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MB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The service is impeccable and the food is even better. A must try.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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.

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LN
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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CD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was an excellent night for a steak dinner.

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

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.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing meal with exceptional service from staff, extremely willing to serve and very consistent

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

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JM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very charming ambiance with a warm and inviting feel to it. Loved the mood and music as well.

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d
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great space. Great service. The food was so-so.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Great food. Fun atmosphere. Great local
Place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for date night!

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MJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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MB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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.

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ED
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there for New Years Eve early and had a great time...food was good! Wait staff exceptional....never felt rushed and we were well taken care of!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service and the vibe was perfect

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place, almost hate to recommend it to others! Fantastic cocktails, seafood, steak, and appetizers. Great bourbon and rye selection for cocktails, definitely not your usual Makers Mark!

On top of food, it is an elegant while not overwrought setting, and very relaxed atmosphere fostered by decor and service staff. The perfect high end option near the Pier.

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JU
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect ambience and food. Great steak house at the beach.

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j
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

had a very nice Christmas Eve dinner with the family everyone extremely satisfied.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and excellent service.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband I enjoyed the drinks, food and especially the service. The "whiskey guy" was extremely patient, knowledgeable and helpful in selecting the liquor for each of our handcrafted cocktails. The steaks were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

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LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience - Took 2+ hours to eat a simple Sunday dinner. Had to ask numerous times to have our orders checked. Food was marginal. Cost was crazy - over $200/couple.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. It's on the expensive side, so I would recommend it for a special occasion. That being said, the food was worth the money.

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SJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Love this place. Been many times. However very short on wait staff. Long time to be served with drinks then everything came at once. They need more personnel

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food used to be great and the last two times we went we were disappointed by some of the dishes.

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RD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good steak and a solid selection of whiskey

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