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About the NIXON Chops & Whiskey

A Katsuji Tanabe style Steak House.
Born and raised in the heart of Mexico, the son of a Japanese father and a Mexican mother, Katsuji Tanabe has worked inside LA's most acclaimed kitchens, from the four-star Bastide Restaurant to Beverly Hills' Mastro's Steakhouse. Tanabe owns MexiKosher Restaurant, the first authentic Kosher Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles and arguably the first of its kind in the entire United States. He recently expanded Mexikosher to the Upper West Side of New York City and soon plans to open Baranda in Los Angeles, a more upscale dining experience, named after his daughters Barbara and Miranda.

13033 Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Bright

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(562) 698-3355

Website:
http://www.dineseta.com/

Catering:
Executive Chef Hugo Molina's expert catering staff will customize a menu to exceed your expectations. Whether its a corporate meeting for a party of 8 or a wedding reception for a party of 300, Seta offers delectable delights for your catering needs.

Parking Details:
Valet parking will be available. There is also a parking structure on Bright Avenue, just one block north of Seta. Metered parking is also available across the street on Philadelphia.

Executive Chef:
Katsuji Tanabe

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

the NIXON Chops & Whiskey Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
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Good for a Date (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Romantic (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Music (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Seta was closed for remodeling. There was nothing on the website and I was allowed to make a reservation. I understand things slipped through the cracks but someone should have made sure to contact me to let me know the places was closed. I reached out to them to confirm the night before and they confirmed it was closed for remodeling. This was the night before our reservation FOR 8, IN DECEMBER. Here I thought I planned weeks in advance and it would be a smooth evening but it turned into a hectic evening and one couple dropped out because of it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is delicious! I highly recommend for date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

This place was great! The food was amazing as well as the service! I love this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We went there around 5 or 6pm i think, whatever the hours are on a Tuesday when they've just opened for evening patrons. I think that's why we were the only ones there, and so why it was so quiet. We didn't mind the quietness because I had to take a phone call anyways -- was nice to be able to take the call inside and not have to go outside to hear.

Waitress was lovely, she checked on us enough times, made good recommendations to help us order. Chef was great -- food tasted good -- mom ordered the salmon dinner, and I ordered the spinach/mushroom salad with steak. I loved the warm pancetta vinaigrette and crispy onion rings on top. Would come again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is the classiest option amid the burgeoning number of dining options in Uptown Whittier. Comparatively upscale but not at all formal and reasonably priced.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I have been to SETA several times. I usually run into the same situation. Almost every time I go there are private parties going on and they are VERY NOISY. Once, previously, I made a reservation and it was subsequently cancelled on me because you had another private party booked. On this occasion, you sat us back in the lounge where, I thought, the noise level would be lower. However, we were seated right under the lounge speaker. That, plus the loud noise coming from the main dining room made conversation next to impossible. To make matters worse, because of the private party, my favorite half roasted chicken dish was not available.
So the date was a bit spoiled and my food was not what I wanted.
I go there because I thought it might be the romantic space to take a date in Whittier.
I'll start looking for another place

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Had a great birthday celebration ! Can't remember our servers' name, but we loved him! He was awesome !!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love coming here. Best service ever..always.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great ambience ! Very relaxing atmosphere. I highly recommend trying this restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We had our daughter graduation dinner at Seta's and everything turned out perfect... Originally our reservations was for 8pm; however I called and requested to come in 1 hour early. Our server was amazing and the staff were very professional. The manger was so kind and arrange a graduation back drop for the 2017 graduates. We all took pictures and had a great time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great service the waiter and waitress were very nice and helpful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The NY steak sandwich and freshly made chips were AMAZING!!!! The steak was juicy, the ciabatta bread was perfectly soft on the inside and lightly cruncy on the outside. And the chipotle mayo was delish. Also the service was really good. They were very attentative, gracious, and accomodating.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food & cocktails are amazing! Service was outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on May 19, 2017

Fantastic food, Great service,....The noisiest restaurant we've ever eaten in!!...We couldn't even talk to each other.....Maybe acoustic ceilings?...That was on a Friday;...We just ate there again last night; guitar music, minimal noise...We'll be weekday customers.

Chuck

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful live music. Went for Mother's Day. Had reservations and seated us right away! Service was outstanding. Try the dinner special, can't go wrong.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Live Music, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had a very nice Easter brunch with family. The food was delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on April 16, 2017

We always have a extremely pleasant time and never disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Excellent service.
the Sea bass was amazing.
also desert.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food is absolutely amazing! Everything I've had has always been cooked to perfection. From the tuna tar tar to the tacos! The reason I'm not giving full stars is because we were there for an early dinner, about 5:30-6pm and there was an obnoxious group of people at the bar nearby. They were being very loud and rambunctious. I'm a rowdy girl myself but I know there is a time and place for that. I didn't see anyone ask them to tone it down in spite of the full dinner crowd trying to enjoy a nice dinner. Had it not been for that I would have given full stars.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The time from ordering to receiving meal was excessive, from salad to
main course was at least 25 min.
l have visited several times and have experienced the same wait.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for V-Day dinner. They didn't have their regular menu just special menu which was not available online for review before I went.

Although what we ordered was good, selection was limited. And overall pricy.

They have a guitarist who was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food, Great service ,friendly staff , would recommend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our dinner was exquisite, the. servers were the best, tThe ambience and music was great. However, we were disappointed that we could not use the $20 gift towards the meal emailed to us for our anniversary, which happens to fall on Valentine's Day. We don't have any problems paying for our meal, but felt it was false advertisement to email the coupon to us and then be denied when presented.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was delicious! our waiter was over the top. we went for Valentine's Day. It was a
selected menu and very good. Chef Hugo is over the top as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 14, 2017

Chef Molina always puts together thee most tastiest sauce on his steaks. I love the Bourbon Au Jus sauce over the Prime Rib and Habanero Chorizo Sauce over a Filet Mignon. The Jalapeno infused Margarita was delicious as well. Thank you Chef Molina and staff! My family loves your food and the live entertainment. Never change..

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2017

My husband and I were here for dinner and the food was better than delicious, it was wonderful.
The place has simple decor, the bar was packed, but the food is better than excellent. We had appetizers, salad, soup and entrees. We could have licked our plates. We will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Went for early Valentine's day dinner. Didn't realize they had a Valentine's weekend menu. The food was delicious. Can't wait to go back and taste their regular menu.

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·Dined on February 10, 2017

I thought it would be a good place to go and have dinner with a couple of customers. The food overall was excellent. In terms of service, two of my main factors are water and bread. The restaurant failed on both of these accounts. Also having the tip as a flat 18% no matter what does not incentive servers to do a good job. Also a pet peeve is to follow the food out and ask how is everything tasting when I have not even gotten to try it. Probably would advise another restaurant if you care about service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Food is always great. Service is very friendly, but slow when even a little busy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Thank you chef great dinner! And the most handsome bartender here tonight

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·Dined on January 26, 2017

The service was excellent and the food even better

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Loved it, very pleasant time. The food was delicious, great ambiance.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We were a party of 5 for a birthday dinner. The service was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding. A really good menu. The organic steak was perfectly cooked and was a huge hit as were the seafood enchiladas. They prepared a special dessert for the table and at the last minute even prepared an extra gluten-free dessert. We didn't feel crammed in, the noise level was moderate and the decor is very attractive and modern.

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I enjoyed the musician playing food was good. Can't really say anything was outstanding.. After Dinner we went to bar. Enjoyed the DJ. But I have complaint at I opened a tab during club ours and Bartender charged me 26 for tip.. already charged on card. I will not come back again. I have never been pre charged tip for a club and not told about it. O btw I have been here mulitple times and this has never happened to me or my friends.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Amazing food & great service - creative and modern take on flavors!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 29, 2016

The television is a unnecessary distraction from a nice looking resturant

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Food and drinks were great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2016

The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2016

Seta has been our favorite restaurant for special occasions and also for happy hours. Their food is incredible and unique. The Seta Roll is one of my favorite appetizers and their variety of deserts are to die for. Their main courses are expectacular, you could never go wrong with any of them. Their customer service is of higher standards.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Made reservations for 4 for Sunday brunch. Running a little late and didn't have a problem getting our table. It was not busy when we arrived. Not sure many people know they are open for brunch since it was sort of empty. I ordered the chilaquiles which were delicious. However my bloody mary, not so much. Service was great. My friends all enjoyed their breakfast items. Coffee is tasty. I would go back for brunch again.

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