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The Arthur J

903 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
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Anne Fishbein The rib-eye at the Arthur J


  • Sun.-Wed., 5-10:30 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.
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. Moving on, one might ask, are the steaks cooked well? Do they deliver that meaty tang, that carnivorous joy, the char and blood and gratifying balance between tender and toothsome? They are and they do, particularly the dry-aged prime, which comes in a variety of very expensive cuts. Great steak, it turns out, is an indulgence that never gets old. - Besha Rodell Read our full review.

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