Founded in 1937 by Loyal Adelbert Damon, Damon's Steak House endures among few remaining relics of classic Glendale. Many human relics of the neighborhood have been dining there for 40 to 50 years. The island decor began with a palm tree in the original dining room, saw the addition of a tropical artifact here and there, and eventually three aquariums, flowers, bamboo-lined booths and the signature tiki cocktails. Drinking a few famous Mai Tais and Lava Flows puts a smile on this Polynesian restaurant-getaway experience. Get the most out of Sundays by doing brunch at Damon's, which is served with the option of a complimentary Mai Tai or bottomless Champagne and sparkling cider. A hearty serving of Damon's award-winning steak doesn't come cheap, but on Monday nights the restaurant offers $5 off any cut of prime rib. Don't tell your date, she'll still be impressed. 317 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. (818) 507-1510. —Daiana Feuer

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