Cuts Above the Rest: Finding the Best Steak in Woodland Hills

If there’s ever been a dining genre that has injected the “celebrity” moniker into “celebrity-esque,” it’s most definitely steak. From lavish, almost luxuriously-lined steakhouses serving whatever the patron’s imagination can concoct in his or her most flamboyant beef fantasies to restaurants serving buttery-rich hunks of prime meat in museum-like settings, the concept of a “steak joint” has evolved to mean something wildly different in trendsetting locales like Los Angeles.

Steaks, whether grilled or broiled, grass or grain-fed, have undoubtedly become one of life’s greatest comfort foods, and L.A. has become a hub for fantastic beef in a variety of cuts, served in settings that range from old school to positively sexy and luxurious. While Los Angeles might not boast the historical legacy of steakhouses as a city like Chicago or New York – or the pedigree of Texas steak culture – the offerings in the City of Angels is as diverse as anywhere else.

The next time you’re hankering for a great steak in Woodland Hills, look no further than the following restaurants that will leave you awe-struck with their charm, grace and impeccable menu items.

As one of the most recognized names in steakhouses this side of Peter Luger, Ruth’s Chris in Woodland Hills beckons Los Angelinos who appreciate the finer things in life with an atmosphere of sophistication and easy elegance, in addition to numerous private dining rooms with settings for 18 to 65 guests. Whether it’s a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House accommodates all your needs to the backdrop of warm, comfortable overtones. Established in 2002, the Ruth’s Chris name seeks to always exceed guests’ expectations by offering premium-quality food served by courteous, hospitable staff in the finest tradition of genuine pampering. Ruth’s Chris in Woodland Hills is located at the Westfield Shopping Towne Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Suite 1360.

Old Place Restaurant has served the local Woodland Hills community since 1970, dripping with rustic charm and a unique personality. The steak specialists here have been grilling over local oak on an open flame for 40 years, with loyal patrons cherishing the special signature it imparts on meat, fish and vegetables – but perhaps most unique about this treasured Los Angeles area gem is its customer capacity, which redefines the meaning of “intimate.” At Old Place Restaurant, only five booths and three tables accommodate guests at any one time, with a 30-foot-long antique bar running down the center of the establishment that serves as a giant dining table. At the soulful heart of what is cherished by the restaurant’s faithful today is a core of honesty, personality and humanity. Old Place Restaurant is located at 29983 Mullholland Highway in Agoura Hills.

Larsen’s Steakhouse  is an upscale steak eatery offering only the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available, flown in to the restaurant on a daily basis. The dining establishment also offers over 300 wines – 30 by the glass – along with impeccable service and a rich, inviting ambience to ultimately deliver a classic steakhouse experience with a modern twist. Meanwhile, an elegant dining room and large lounge area beckon as a great escape from the hustle and bustle of L.A., while dark woods, romantic lighting and stone walls bring the restaurant alive around you. Come relax and enjoy one of the finest steakhouse vibes Woodland Hills has to offer. Larsen’s is located at 6256 Topanga Canyon Boulevard Suite 2280 in Woodland Hills.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar  was established in 1998 and remains an “ongoing celebration of exceptional steak and wine.” Located in close proximity to Calabasas, Tarzana and Thousand Oaks in the west San Fernando Valley, Fleming’s offers a satisfying restaurant experience where a passion for steak and wine is paired with unrivaled hospitality. From USDA prime steaks to award-winning wines by the glass, there’s little competition for this Woodland Hills locale in which to immerse yourself in wine country culture. A Sonoma Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is located at 6373 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Woodland Hills.

Morton’s The Steakhouse is one of the most recognized steak restaurant brands in the country, and what began in Chicago in 1978 continues to this day in trendsetting Woodland Hills. For over 30 years, Morton’s has been on a mission to provide “The Best Steak…Anywhere,” its representatives focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality – but more than that, it’s really no surprise that Morton’s has wowed steak and fine dining aficionados worldwide since its inception by serving fresh, succulent seafood and USDA prime-aged steak. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, experience the legendary Morton’s in Woodland Hills for yourself. The restaurant is situated at 6250 Canoga Avenue.

Like in any other city, steakhouses are always going to represent the go-to option in L.A. for an elevated dining experience that will please a crowd – and even the vegan members in that crowd. Indeed, the consummate steak-eating experience awaits in Woodland Hills, no matter which of the aforementioned eateries are chosen for that excursion.