The Arthur J

903 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Critics' Pick
The Arthur J

Photo by Anne Fishbein The rib-eye at the Arthur J


  • Sun.-Wed., 5-10:30 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.
With its gloriously Mad Men–inspired decor, Manhattan Beach steakhouse the Arthur J offers old-school dishes such as rib-eye and pot roast, plus cocktails with a modern twist. Cocktails provide clever twists on the classics, and those "twists," along with the forward-thinking wine list, are really the only details of the restaurant that veer toward modernity. The food is almost all throwback, down to a pot roast served from white Pyrex with a blue curlicued design, a vessel that typically wouldn't be seen in an upscale steakhouse but that graced the kitchens of most housewives circa 1959. But great steak, it turns out, is an indulgence that never gets old. Read our full review.

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