Ya can't beat the meat in Los Angeles

Trying to find the best Steakhouses in Los Angeles? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Mastro's Steak House. We also help you find areas where Steakhouses are prominent - the Beverly Hills area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Los Angeles' best. If Tiki style drinks and decor are your flavor, try Damon's Steak House in Glendale which is a slice of history delivering over 70 years of Tiki ambiance and Mai Tai's along with their steaks.  If a more traditional modern steak house is your preference, CUT of Beverly Hills will definitely deliver and may even include a celebrity siting.  For the piano bar lovers in the bunch, try Mastro's in Beverly Hills or Dal Rae in Pico Rivera and experience the charm of live music with your steak.  If you live south of Los Angeles, the NY style steak house 555 East in Long Beach may be your pick delivering old-time elegance with amazing cuts.  Finally, with so many of Los Angeles' best steak houses located in Beverly Hills, why not try a happy hour at Fleming's then move to Ruth's Chris for dinner.

10 Ruth's Chris Steak House — Beverly Hills
This beloved chain of steakhouses bills itself as the "Home of Serious Steaks" and one visit will tell you that's more than a marketing slogan. Steaks are known for their sizzle, achieved by a dollop of butter dropped on hot-from-the-grill cuts; your choice will still be sputtering when it's placed in front of you. Ruth's Chris isn't intended for calorie-counters, but it is a true steak lover's haven. The New Orlean's style establishment also takes pride in its USDA prime beef, great service, extensive wine list, giant martinis and comfortably elegant atmosphere. Try the rib eye, filet mignon or the porterhouse for two. (310-859-8744, 800-544-0808)

9 Arnie Morton's of Chicago
Morton's is an upscale chain steakhouse (part of the Chicago-based dynasty) that serves much more than just American Angus. The brass and wood decor is masculine, delivering an overall classy vibe. Expect to be treated well by the friendly waitstaff, who present dinner selections by bringing out a cart of options and telling you stories about each dish. Favorite entrées include blackened swordfish, fresh Maine lobster, and, of course, the 24-ounce porterhouse. For appetizers and side dishes, try the creamed corn, asparagus, brussel sprouts and jumbo lump crab cakes. For dessert order the hot lava cake as it oozes with gooey chocolate inside. (310-246-1501)

8 Lawry's the Prime Rib
Lawry's opened in 1938 in Beverly Hills, with the standing rib roast as the only featured entree on the menu. Today Lawry's exists worldwide with additional entrees available, yet the menu remains traditionally simple with a focus on beef made to order. Home of the original Lawry's seasoning, the seasoning and sauces are now available for sale at many retailers. Be sure to try the prime rib which is the star- and if you're feeling especially ravenous, try the larger Jim Brady Cut or the Beef Bowl Cut. Served with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish with whipped cream, the aroma of sizzling red meat pervades the entire restaurant. It's the perfect place for any steak house aficionado looking for a traditionally delicious dinner. (310-652-2827)

7 Arroyo Chop House
Locals and critics alike regard this upscale steakhouse -- a Craftsman-style place with cushioned booths and dark wood accents -- as one of Pasadena's best. The food here is first rate all the way -- the beef is USDA prime grade, and the shoestring potatoes crispy and delivered in huge portions. The filet mignon is reportedly outstanding with meat cooked the same throughout- truly no easy feat for meat aficionados. Memorable desserts and great drinks round out the total picture. And if you can't finish don't be ashamed ... most people walk out with a doggy bag that the dog never sees. (626-577-7463)

6 555 East
This steak and seafood restaurant provides all the extras you'd expect from a New York-style establishment -- a large, roomy bar with dark wood decor, an award-winning wine list, piano bar and some of the best prime cuts in the area. For dinner, start with crab bisque, and then take your pick of every prime cut imaginable, from top sirloin and culotte (also known as a tri-tip) to a rib-eye and Kansas City strip. Other favorites include the filet as well as garlic mashed potatoes and glorious starters including baked goat cheese and beet salad. The wine list literally boasts hundreds of selections, so don't neglect its riches. (562-437-0626)

5 Dal Rae
This old-style restaurant has a supper-club feel, thanks to classic American fare and the staff's familiarity with return customers. Enjoy the piano bar, the high back leather booths and low light ambiance. The delightful establishment offers great steaks, oysters Rockefeller, lobster Thermidor, hefty salads, fresh fish, and even traditional favorites like chateaubriand for two. After dinner, enjoy cocktails and dancing in the lounge, where a pianist plays every night. The waiters work in suits yet which only adds to the old-world chic feel. As a perk, service is like your grandfather used to enjoy back in the "good ole days." A real dining pleasure. (562-949-2444)

4 Mastro's Steak House
Many claim that this well-loved spot serves the best steaks on the West Coast, and it's not difficult to see why. Have a stiff martini in the upstairs piano bar before descending to the quieter dining room for your meal. There are plenty of bone-in cuts on the menu, including a porterhouse and a filet. Pair a juicy, tender cut with generous portions of mouthwatering sides like a loaded baked potato or sautéed spinach. Although steaks are the specialty, the chilean seabass is also outstanding. Take home traditional treats like key lime or pecan pie if you just can't manage dessert. (310-888-8782)

3 CUT
A far cry from the dark, clubby ambience usually associated with top-notch steakhouses, Wolfgang Puck's CUT is clean and modern, thanks to an interior designed by famed architect Richard Meier. Only the finest cuts of meat make their way to the table, including a 6-oz. Wagyu filet mignon and a Kobe-style 10-oz. New York sirloin. A double thick Kurobuta pork chop and a sashimi-quality Big Eye tuna steak also demand attention. Sides are ample -- choose something to share, from buckwheat polenta with caramelized sweet corn to sautéed chanterelle mushrooms. Finally, desserts this good can't be passed up, especially the "short stack" of crêpes with blackberry marmalade and caramel cream. (310-276-8500, 310-275-5200)

2 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Inviting and warm, this Fleming's location is no exception to the chain, dedicated to superior service, melt-in-your-mouth steaks, and outstanding wines by the glass. Add surf to your turf and begin dinner with an appetizer of smoked Norwegian salmon bruschetta, housemade burrata or lobster tempura. Steaks are USDA prime aged up to four weeks, and cuts are succulent and juicy. Serious eaters revel in a 20-oz. prime bone-in New York strip. Ask for peppercorn, béarnaise, or madeira sauce with any steak. If you're on a budget, visit during happy hour where the $6 burger served with onion rings receives rave reviews. (310-643-6911)

1 Damon's Steak House
Traditional steakhouses are a dying breed, but Damon's keeps the dream alive with time-honored steak that's been delivering for over 70 years. Enjoy the Tiki décor reminiscent of mid-century America while you enjoy great steaks and their signature potent Mai Tais. Order a delicious filet mignon or a juicy burger cooked just how you like it. The side dishes are just as pleasing from the salad starter featuring delicious beets to the twice-baked potato or the swim-in-it delicious creamed corn. If meat isn't your interest, seafood dishes are available as well. Start with the steamed mussels and leave room for the rest. (818-507-1510)


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Ruth's Chris Steak House — Beverly Hills 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Sommelier
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
COST: $$$
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Arnie Morton's of Chicago 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: La Cienega Corridor
COST: $$$
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Lawry's the Prime Rib 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Catering, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: La Cienega Corridor
COST: $$$
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Arroyo Chop House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: Pasadena
COST: $$$
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555 East 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Long Beach
COST: $$$
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Dal Rae 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Dancing, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: PICO RIVERA
COST: $$$
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Mastro's Steak House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Dancing, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
COST: $$$$
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CUT 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, New American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
COST: $$$$
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: EL SEGUNDO
COST: $$$$
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Damon's Steak House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge
Neighborhood: GLENDALE
COST: $$