Dimly lit and swanky with mid-century modern furnishings, this Manhattan Beach steakhouse is a glorious throwback. In fact, Mad Men could shoot a reunion here without changing a single Scotch glass. The pricey menu is at odds with its beachy surrounds, making this retreat ideal for corporate diners and dressed-up duos.
The carte is built around a variety of different cuts and grades of meats—angus, Wagyu and prime—all cooked over a wood-fired grill. Steaks arrive with a choice of one sauce, but be prepared to pay for individual sides, toppings and Parker House rolls. Have a beef with beef? There's a section for that, with vegan and seafood options. Desserts are a treat so indulge in fun takes on classic American layer cakes, sundaes and cherries jubilee.