Steak & Whisky

4.3
706 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Steak & Whisky is a decidedly Californian take on the American Tavern featuring classic American dishes with a modern twist.
Join us for nightly dinner or weekend happy hour, a cozy night out with friends or simply a weeknight meal, Steak & Whisky brings exceptional ingredients and attention to detail to every dining experience.

Each cut of meat has been hand-selected from a single-source herd of cattle to give you the highest quality meat available. Smoked Pork Meatballs, S&W Dry Aged Burger, as well as a selection of quality steaks.

Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail, 100 plus curated whiskey list, or one of our many by-the-glass wines, a selection from our chef-driven menu, and the cozy ambiance of our intimate dining room. Signature dishes include our Seared Scallops, Butter-Poached Whole Lobster, and our hand-selected steaks, including the Tomahawk, Filet Mignon, and Prime Porterhouse.

Support Steak & Whisky during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 706 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChantayR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tender was amazing my new favorite place for steak and whiskey.

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vipBeachyCal
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great idea to go here to celebrate Father’s Day with my family. All the steak meals were delicious and after a second attempt…I enjoyed my halibut meal. The tiramisu was also delicious…and a little different than other tiramisu desserts I have eaten in the past. We will definitely be back…😊

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AllisonD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and loved the outdoor seating with a view of the pier. Food was delicious - don't skip the bread pudding!

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vipToni
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t eat steak often but when I do I have high expectations! The ribeye I got at Steak & Whiskey checked all of the boxes. It was amazing as was the french fries & bread pudding for dessert.

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ilikefood
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The onion rings are incredible. I had duck confit with gnocchi, which were very tasty. My friend had the burger and thought it was okay. She didn’t have it with the egg, though. The key lime pie is rustic and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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Holly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Burrata salad excellent. Haddock/risotto. Fish overcooked and risotto was like having tomato soup with rice. Great service from waitress

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and even better service!

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vipHZarrin
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quality was average

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vipharlemo25
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is one of my favorite steak restaurants in Hermosa Beach. All the food on the menu is delicious. The selection of whiskeys is excellent and bartenders knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Clarke was nice but clearly they were under staffed. We had a reservation and still waited 30 mins to sit down. Then once we sat we had to request a server to wait on us after waiting 15 more minutes. They didn’t offer anything complimentary and just blamed COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Steak was grey twice and was not a good cut of meat. I had to send it back the first time for being over cooked. The fish was over salted and all the sides were cold. The server was very nice but I would highly suggest staying away until they get their act together as it was better before COVID.

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CharlesT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Not cheap, but well worth it

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BeforeTheShow
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We ate outside. Food was good. Service was terrible. I don’t know if the wait staff was new after pandemic or not. We waited to be served. Waited for follow ups. Never got coffee with desert. No apology ever. We had hoped for better given the prices.

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VivianA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Dinner was great, the food was hot and fresh and we didn’t wait long. Clark the bartender was amazing!!! He was so welcoming and attentive. He made great suggestions and the drinks were amazing!!!

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Gloriav
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The charcuterie plate fantastic! The pecan pie delicious!

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gabrieller
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All of the dishes were delicious, except for the apple pie dessert. The crust was soggy and the filling lacked flavor. But the rest of the meal was outstanding. Highly recommended this restaurant.

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kckckckc
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ニューヨークステーキがとても美味しかった

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vipHBDiner
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much improved over past visit! Delicious, well-prepared cuisine served capably.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Great outdoor deck. We all got different cocktails and shared. They were all great!

We just did drinks and appetizer, so I can’t speak to the entrees... but coming from two vegetarians who have avoided a place with “steak” in the title, this place ended up being really awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service and drinks but food was too salty. Took away from the flavor .

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DerekG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Unorganized.
Long wait to be served.
Terrible service.
We won’t be back.

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DenyseC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional, Clarke was on point, anticipated our needs and didn’t have to ask for anything including drink refills. Food was also exceptional, was hard to just pick one starter and side dish. Steak quality rivaled Ruth’s Chris. Definitely coming back!

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SasT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a date night at the restaurant. Service and food were incredible. We will be repeat customers!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! So pretty! First time on West Coast and definitely the best place I have been to so far! Hermosa beach is underrated!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent nice lunch. I had the S&W Burger and it was super good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I’d been for dinner previously and it was one of the Top 10 meals of my life with truly fantastic service! I was so excited for brunch but it was quite the opposite. My food was cold, steak was dry (ordered Medium), there were only 2 other parties dining and our mimosas took almost 30 minutes and we weren’t greeted at our table for a solid 15 minutes after we sat. In the middle of this, our sever ran across the street to Subway and nobody stepped in for her.

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LaNieciaV
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over 300 Whiskeys and great food. Loved that it was off the beach and had a bunch of whiskey flight options.

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vipGingy77
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location, great food, beautiful bar service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Went for Mother's Day. Took 30 minutes for a waiter to ask us if we want drinks. Not sure why. Tried waving down every staff member and was ignored. Once we started being waited on, he was good. The food was 10/10 and the beer and whiskey was 10/10. Hopefully better service next time and it will be a 5 star. Prices were reasonable for the quality. Will return :)

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Samm
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were a party of four: a 90 yo woman, a couple in their 60s, and a 17 yo boy. Sat outside. Service was excellent. The other three had steaks, and liked them very much. I had duck. The duck tasted like it had been frozen for a year or two, not just recently, and certainly was not fresh. Further, it was cooked poorly, so the skin was fatty (as is often the case) but not seared or browned at all (which was unfortunate). Worse, the meat of the duck leg was dry and stringy (perhaps due to having dried out during such protracted freezing). The broccoli was underdone -- better than overdone, true -- but still not wonderful. Finally, the gnocchi was a total failure: both too oily and too salty. One steak-eater got fries, and they, too, were far too salty. The spinach dip also was far too salty. All four agreed the fries and the spinach dip were far too salty; only one other person tried my gnocchi, and agreed it was dismal and too salty. The service was great, but could not make up for the food.

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EdwardD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It took 1 hour to get our food. While the staff was friendly, they were understaffed for Mother's Day. They ran out of Prosecco. The food quality and presentation was average for how it was described on the menu and how it was priced. There was not enough shading for outside seating. Would not recommend visiting unless it is only for the whiskey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food but service was lacking this time. Waitress was sassy with answers and lacked information about menu drink items and pricing.

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vipOwen
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the steak. Stayed for the whisky. Truly impressed by the service and the cocktails. It had been a couple of years since we'd been there, but we moved to Hermosa recently and decided to try it again. And after trying all the new steakhouses in the South Bay, S&W is a true stand out. We'll be back, regularly. Shout out to staff too. The quality of their service was only exceeded by the excellence of the cocktails. The whole team was great. See you again soon.

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MichaelB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were missing the cool classic jazz I remember from the early days. But still all good.

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vipAdrienneH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow but everything else was good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

In keeping with the long tradition of steak and whiskey not giving a damn about its customers, we froze while eating outside, since there were no tables available inside. Three chintzy heaters were trying their best to cover 20 tables and failing badly. We all stood around the heaters trying to get warm as did a family at another table. Can we move the heater? "No sorry" they said. Can we move the table? "No sorry." Should you eat at steak and whiskey? No sorry.

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MeganR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hostess and host are super rude. They don't smile or say hello. Poor phone etiquette as well. Definitely not trained in hospitality what so ever. Server was great. Food was great. Food came out very very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Fish dishes are not good.

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Steak & Whisky does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Steak & Whisky is rated 4.3 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

Steak & Whisky does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1611/steak--whiskey/in/virtual-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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