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The Nixon Chops & Whiskey

13033 Philadelphia St. Send to Phone
Modern, upscale steakhouse and whiskey bar in uptown Whittier.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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The Nixon Chops & Whiskey, Whittier, CA

The Nixon Chops & Whiskey Restaurant Review

: This modern, upscale steakhouse and whiskey bar in uptown Whittier is the latest restaurant from Top Chef star Katsuji Tanabe (Mastro’s). Red booths, chandeliers and sultry lighting from the bar set the scene for high-end classics including a 32 oz. chef’s cut bone-in rib-eye, Colorado Wagyu flat-iron steak and broiled lobster with chipotle butter. Look for haute finishes and contemporary Mexican flair in the chicharrones with fermented honey and fresh lime, and kampachi ceviche. Oh, and there’s a confit half pig head for two as well, which arrives intact at the table and is then carved by the chef. A lengthy list of whiskies and elegant cocktails pairs well with the dishes.
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