The Arthur J

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802 reviews
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Steakhouse
At The Arthur J, beef is our passion.

When you combine our ability to source the best beef in the world, cooking with an incredible natural wood fire grill, and friendly thoughtful service, an incredible quality steak is born.

This is why we offer the best USDA Prime, True Japanese Wagyu, and Black Angus Beef.

Unlike most pedestrian steak houses, Each one of our Steaks is cooked skillfully by our Grill Master over a stoked live fire with smoking white oak embers.
Our steaks are available both wet-and dry-aged and well as Bone-in, grilled to perfection our magnificent J&R Woodfire Grill.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

When you're near Manhattan Beach and the mood for steak, The Arthur J is your answer.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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LB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Bad experience . Had reservation but got seated 40 minutes late, we were celebrating our anniversary and they gave me a birthday card. Food took forever to come out, and felt that for the price we paid , the whole experience should have been better .

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NR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really great food and service. I'm vegetarian but my boyfriend loves steak so we came here for his birthday. He had a bone-in filet that he loved and I had the head of cauliflower with lentils, off the "Beef with Beef" menu, and it was delicious! I love when a restaurant puts thought into their non-meat options!

I love the vibe of this place and the music was greta too. The only downside is that tables are really close together fo it did get a little noisy.

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I
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. From appetizers, mains, sides and desert everything was very well prepared. The glasses of wine were a bit pricey so one at a lower price point would be appreciated but other than that, everything was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great dining experience overall. My only complaint is a minor one: the baked potato condiments seemed pre-prepared and cold (butter and sour cream could have been softer).

Shout out to our excellent server Ashley - very friendly and attentive!

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time. We’ve gotten to know some of the staff each time were there. Always feel welcomed each time we come back!

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EL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time based on a referral. Wasn't disappointed at all. Absolutely loved every bite, and the service was spot on! We will be back!!

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j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner immensely. We where celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary and they made us feel very special including a hand written card signed by the staff congratulating us.
The food and drinks were excellent. We had the tuna tartar with shrimp chip, the popovers, a wedge salad, a petit filet, a rib eye, mashed potatoes and broccolini for dessert they gave us a chocolate pudding and cookie sampler. We defiantly ordered way more then we could eat.
We both agreed this will be our new go to for all special occasions . LOVED IT!

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JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arthur J has created a fantastic dining experience.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Valentines day/evening dinner

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful valentines and a gift bottle of champagne and cookies. Thoughtful!

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was all very good and we’re looking forward to going back again. A bit noisy and parking is a challenge if you don’t live close by but hey it’s a beach place & you expect it. The food and the service was way better than Fleming’s & Paul Martins.

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NA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Arthur J's hit all the check marks. Food, beverage selection, and waiter's were all amazing. There was a small delay with getting seated. The manager came out himself and gave us complimentary wine while we waited. A+ experience overall and we will go back

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak sampler was to die for. Marcus, our server, was affable and prompt with service. Great meal overall.

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AA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with amazing food! This was our first time and we will certainly be back again!

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L
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. The staff knew it was our anniversary, had all signed a card. The wedge salad was a bit of a disappointment because the dressing was watery. But poppers were terrific. We had the fried chicken special which had an excellent crunchy crust with juicy meat. Our waiter was terrific, just attentive enough. it is very noisy so conversation can be challenging. The nightly specials are very reasonable but expect to pay a lot for the steaks. They gave us a glass of champagne at the end for our celebration , a delightful touch.

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MC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Our steaks were amazing. Will definitely be going back again!

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

They made my dad’s birthday very special. He loved it!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Arrived at time of reservation, but had to wait 20 mins in the extremely crowded bar area for our table. Cocktails were excellent. Food was very good, but not mind blowing. Ordered the filet and it was not the best cut of meat, oddly fatty. Scallops however were fantastic. Good spot for a date or for happy hour if you feel like splurging a bit.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come for the steak, but don't miss out on the appetizers or sides. Everything is wonderful! If you're lucky, they sometimes have caviar off menu...amazing!

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

Great food. Great wine. Great service. I would go back.

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RP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dad here for a nice steak dinner as a gift. We both loved the food, ambiance and service. Everything was delicious especially the filet mignon. While it’s definitely a very pricy place, it was worth it!

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks. Lindsey our waitress was great!!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great. The food was good. The ambiance was nice. We were seated in a corner next to the waitstaff's computer. It was a bit loud. I assume a different table would have been quieter.

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DR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and excellent service from our hostess Stephanie. A treat to have a quality restaurant comparable to NY/London in the South Bay

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M
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and great wine...everything was amazing.

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LJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! We initially were intimated since it seemed a bit over our budget but were very happy when we left not spending anymore than we usually do. Wonderful service and amazing food! I got the tuna appetizer and it was so so good! My mezcal cocktail also great. My husband got the prime rib and it was to die for and he is very picky. We also got the creamed spinach and he is not a huge veggie fan and loved it! He now wants to go back every month!

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

Wonderful dinner and service, I wish they’d turn off the overhead music when the restaurant is crowded.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and amazing food! They went above and beyond to make my husband's 30th birthday extra special.

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MB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my grandmother for her 85th birthday and we all had a great time! Staff also wrote her a handwritten birthday card, which was very appreciated. Do yourself a favor, order the 60 day dry aged tomahawk whenever it is available. Ask for it.

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

exit the beach and enter NY style steakhouse...fantastic.

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food. Was recommended from a flight attendant and not too far away from airport hotels.

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LA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant has no parking. We had reservations Sunday 1/20 @ 7PM and had to put money in the parking meter til 9PM. Needless to say that involved additional trips from my dinner table to the parking meter. The occasion was my wife's birthday,
and they sat us at the the last table in the back of the restaurant. We had a number of appetizers, which were surprisingly good, but my wife's main dish (rib eye steak) was charred beyond the medium we requested.

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

Delightful fantastic food, great service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best steak I’ve had.

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DM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lots of really great meals on our 40th anniversary trip, but The Arthur J was the best of them! We were celebrating my husband's birthday which was kindly acknowledged by a card hand signed by the staff. Our waiter Brent was friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and did not miss a beat! We shared the wedge salad, creamed spinach with tobacco onions, and mashed potatoes. My rib eye and my husband's filet were cooked to perfection. When we thought we could not eat another bite, Brent brought us a bowl of coconut sorbet. It was a wonderful way to end the evening! The next day we heated the leftovers in our hotel room and enjoyed the meal one more time. The only negative comment is that it was very difficult to find parking. If we return to LA, we will definitely enjoy this restaurant again!

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AF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always AMAZING! Customer service is their top priority and they never fail. I feel right at home every single time. Thank you for the exceptional service.

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SN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Other than being sat 40 minutes after our reservations, the experience was top notch. Amazing steaks, great cocktails.

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b
Los Angeles
233 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the rolls with ham spread to start. They left a rind or parchment paper or something on ours, so we pointed it out and they replaced it. I had a wedge salsd as well. After that we had the whole branzino (with a nice peper relish) and scallops and bothn were good. dessert was a very rich chocolate mousse. A good night out at a local place.

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