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755 N. La Cienega Blvd. (Waring Ave.) Send to Phone
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A high-energy steakhouse with a loungy ambience and a meat-centric menu.
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STK Restaurant Review

: STK’s tagline is "Not your daddy's steakhouse." Well, if your daddy likes a modern and vibrant ambience, he’ll love it. And Mom will enjoy this high-energy, sexy steakhouse, too, which also has branches in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta and London. The entranceway from La Cienega, which seems designed to house a velvet rope and beefy doorman, leads to the patio and popular bar area. The main dining room features black and white tones, curvy leather banquettes, and theatrical lights illuminating each table. For a more intimate dinner, choose the "bistro room" awash in black and lavender. The meat-centric menu offers grilled steaks in three sizes, but even a "small" New York strip weighs in at ten ounces. (The large bone-in version is 26 ounces.) Lighter eaters can nibble on a six-ounce skirt steak or petite filet, while our "medium" fourteen-ounce bone-in filet hit the carnivorous spot. Each steak comes with a sauce like a satisfying herb béarnaise or creamy horseradish; optional toppings like shrimp, crab or lobster tail seem like gilding the lily. There are plenty of seafood options among the appetizers, salads and entrées; we particularly liked the perfectly cooked snapper in a shiitake-ponzu brown butter. Try the Brussels sprouts and Parmesan truffle fries as sides, and end with donuts if you saved room. Despite the cavernous size of the room, which was packed when we last visited, meals arrived quickly and service was friendly and attentive. The wine list, which explains each varietal, emphasizes California wines, and there are about two dozen available by the glass. We recommend starting with a signature cocktail such as the strawberry cobbler --- Grey Goose vodka and muddled fresh strawberries with a graham cracker crusted rim --- because diners come here for fun as well as the food.

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