The Rex Steakhouse

4.6
188 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
A local Steakhouse using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients bringing flavor and hospitality to Redondo Beach.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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MsJem
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food served in a very nice space.
The server was attentive
Clearly a special event place
Noise level was very high. Made conversation very difficult

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed our Anniversary dinner there. High end place with Walter the too chef! Everything was delicious.

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1SOUTHBAY
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was excellent, the service was wonderful. It was a little bit pricey so be prepared. Worth it for a special night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Two of our steaks were charbroiled to death, had to scrape off the blackened bits. Maybe clean your grill before grilling next time? The ambiance and the service were excellent. Didn’t complain to the staff about the food because our other 2 guests had their food and didn’t want to wait for ours to be redone. Asked for medium plus and got well done. Beautiful place but lack luster food.

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vipDineoutgirl
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal and delicious drinks! A nice addition to the Southbay. All of our food was very good, i had the john dory which was cooked perfectly! The cocktails had a great ratios and not too sweet. Will definitely be back!

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Anonymous
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was amazing, staff was amazing, will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great , atmosphere lively. Service not as “elegant” As when they first opened . Miss the old maitre d

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gweng
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a great time with friends and dinner . My only complaint was the tomahawk steak . It’s $160 and we were sharing it . Ordered it “medium”. It came way too rare and I couldn’t really eat it. Since we were sharing I didn’t want to send it back just for me. Others just dealt with it but nobody said it was great . It also had a LOT of fat on it . So for so much money there was very little edible meat on it . It was a waste of money in my opinion . I’ll go back but I’ll get something else for sure. That was a bit disappointing.

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vipBunk
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was awesome. The ribeye steak was perfection. I asked for it charred medium rare and it was actually charred perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was simply amazing. Not only was the food and service outstanding but it was our friends birthday and they made our whole party feel so special. Would 100% recommend for any occasion.

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RobynC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had. Service was amazing. I indicated it was my husbands birthday and they greeted him with happy birthday as we walked in and provided him with a personalized happy birthday card on the table signed by all staff. Waiter took the time to explain details of all of menu items. He was patient and not annoyed that my 13 year old daughter wanted her pasta without the octopus 🤷🏼‍♀️ Fried onions are a must, the best wedge salad my husband and I have ever had, filets were done perfectly, bernaise was perfect, roasted potatoes, Mac and cheese and asparagus phenomenal. So glad this restaurant is so close to home. Ans yes, we had leftovers. :)

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ArianB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great booth and fantastic service. Everyone was very friendly. The food was of course fantastic, and we never felt rushed while we enjoyed our 2.5 hour dinner

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Nychilady
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The restaurant is gorgeous!! We had reservations but had to wait 20 minutes because folks were still at their table 3 hours later. The hostess suggested to wait at the bar but the bar was full (only 4 seats) and no room to stand. Then I asked the hostess if she could get us a glass of wine while we wait. The manager brought the wine to us along with the bill. Wow, they could not comp us 2 glasses of wine for the inconvenience of waiting for our table.
Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and professional.
The appetizers were delicious. The main course was disappointing. The fish had bones and the steak was dry.
I hope it was a one time instance. I really liked the restaurant and want to return. Let's see.

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

So disappointing. The food was flavorless, the portions were small, the steak was undercooked. They charge $5 for garlic butter. Took forever to even get a drink. Smelled like exhaust fumes from the street. Terrible.

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RickieK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Underwhelming, We've been to a lot of high end steakhouses and if the potatoes and german chocolate cake are the major highlights in a steakhouse, what's left to say. For the price the filet was more like a top sirloin, end cut tough and chewy. Menu does not state all filets are end cuts (per the waiter) and it should have. Ambiance was good, decor, lighting and service as well. $30.00 corkage fee is higher than most. Definitely not what you want from a $225.00 dinner for two evening out. Unfortunate, as we have been anticipating this visit for some time and most likely will not be returning in the future. Bottom line value to dollar for the quality of food served is best spent elsewhere.

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Teresa
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent filet. Wedge salad was amazing. Bread was delicious. Side of pototes were excellent. Asparagus--yum! Food was great, overall. $$$$, but good was extraordinary. Seating felt a little cramped, but comfortable. I'd go again on a special occasion.

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vipReagan
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here two nights earlier to celebrate a birthday. But we just had to come back to try some other things we saw on the menu. It was just as great, no disappointment whatsoever. This is a great steakhouse amongst other fabulous little fines on the menu. Must try!

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vipReagan
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!!!! What a great place. It’s has a warm fuzzy yet elegant feel. Staff was awesome, food amazing, cocktails fabulous! Such a great menu. Can’t wait to come back. Again, WOW

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DeanH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The food, drinks, and service were top notch. I highly recommend dining at the Rex!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wine glass had lipstick on it …and it wasn’t mine since I don’t drink. Will forgive this time.

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JohnP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 1st experience...and it most certainly won't be the last time we dine at Rex's. Food, service, environment and vibe checked all the boxes. A true South Bay comp to Arthur J, if not better. Bravo!!

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Ptynpk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was great. I had read reviews that the service was not good, but we felt the hostess, server and manager check-in were great. My problem was with the food. We ordered the most expensive steak on the menu, the 40oz tomahawk. We asked the server for steak recommendations because we wanted it to be marbled and flavorful. What came was a steak that was 50% solid fat (see pics). Half of the steak was inedible, just all fat. It was cooked on a wood fire and I felt it tasted burnt. Some people may like that charred flavor? Extremely disappointing steak for $170 (we added on garlic butter and thought it would be cooked in the butter but it came on the side? Weird imo). The wedge salad was delicious, the Mac and cheese was not great (wouldn't order again), and the baby potatoes were cooked perfectly. Overall I wouldn't eat here again given I don't feel the food quality warrants the price tag.

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vipTammy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was excellent! The food was way too salty!!! It was so salty we could hardly eat it! We will not be going back anytime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the southbay. Great food and even better service. Our evening was AMAZING.

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Pablo
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday for friends

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Seated quickly although asked to be relocated since we were directly in path of all servers snd bus employees. There we sat. They must be understaffed as 7 or 8 minutes our server said she would be with us shortly. 7-8 more minutes she came back. Very nice, but overwhelmed. Ordered drinks and appetizers…appetizers came out before drinks. So we waited. Again. Eventually ordered the steak sampler to share. Potatoes purée and apparently the thickest, tree trunk asparagus they could find.

Steak sampler so disappointing. Precut and our medium rare became medium while it rested in the kitchen. Very small serving so finished in 5 or 6 bites easily. Potatoes were only good item on entree. Asparagus was hilarious

$250 with our own wine and no desert. Went home and had a snack as we were still hungry

We are lucky we have two new steak restaurants in the riviera now, and without a doubt I would recommend pacific prime over Rex.

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vipLuv2eat
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This was our first visit to Rex and it wasn’t a good experience. To begin with the restaurant was extremely loud. We could barely hear each other at our table. The waiter was not good at all. He could not help with wine selections at all and when we asked him to find someone who could help, he never did. I ordered a medium steak but I believe the waiter put in medium well and it was awful. The manager and chef agreed it was not what I asked for. They did bring another steak after waiting some time,and the few bites I took were good. The sides we had came to our table like warm.

For the money we paid we should have been wowed and our experience was far from it. I would not recommend your restaurant at this point.

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JohnW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place.

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NigelR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy I made this my birthday resto this year, they did not disappoint! 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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vipPamela
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Having dietary issues, such as gluten and dairy, is an issue with dining here. No salad or veggie options-broccolini was way undercooked. Love the place-just so difficult to order. The steak, however, was xlnt.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff, would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great steak

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

DM
DarlingtonM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants to get steak from… love the service and my waitress was just wonderful great personality and people skills i be alive her name is serana ( not quite sure).

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kellyg
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were excited to take in The Rex Steakhouse and we’re disappointed at the level of service that we experienced. It took 40 minutes to be served a cocktail, the servers attention to detail and speed was not up to a fine dining level. It didn’t appear that they were understaffed rather not focused on providing every table the same level of attention. The food overall was prepared well and had a nice presentation. It seems that they could really use some “front of the house” expertise. We spoke to the Chef and he appreciated the feedback and asked that we reach out to him directly on my our next visit. Sadly there are too many great steakhouses to choose from that I would choose first. The wine selection is very good however only a few under $100.00/bottle. The restaurant decor is very nice and contemporary. It does need some fine dining polish and training for the staff. I understand we are in the midst of Covid, however when you are paying exorbitant pricing for a fine dining experience you should be offered top notch service and attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place Everytime I go !

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Bill
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good and server very friendly.
Seated promptly for reservation, but LONG waits between ordering and getting drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb. Usually there is one item that leaves you wanting, but not so here. Everything was fantastic. Will definitely be returning on a regular basis

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Amazing fried chicken sandwich!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waiter was rude and took our desert order never out it in had us sitting there as the last people inside the restaurant asked another waiter he said he was in the back packing up and never but the ticket in . Paying 200+ for 2 I feel service should be better

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deniseb
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 7pm reservations, but didn't get seated until 7:30, but that's okay. We were offered drinks while we waited outside and when we were called the hostess was very apologetic. When we went inside I could see why we had to wait, the place was packed!! It was wonderful to see! Our server was great as were the hostesses at the front. I would say a very well trained staff.
The food was very good and everyone at our table said their steak was cooked to perfection.
I also loved the interior.

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The Rex Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

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